Yeah I was surprised at how easily the little side panel screws can vibrate loose. I lost one already. Now I go around occasionally to tighten them all up. At least the seat gizmo can be checked by hand, no tool needed.I'd still use a dab of blue loctite to be safe.
They were $25 shipped (incl AR sales tax) from 3D. Not exactly cheap, but they'll def be nicer than anything I can jury-rig myself. Worth it to me, I'll be R&R-ing the seat pretty often for various reasons. They're supposed to arrive this Friday. I'm anxious to see if their overall length is such that they won't interfere with my panier racks (Adventure KLR here). No size specs on the 3D site, but they "look" like they should fit.I think these are cool I am going to get or make a set depending on the price;