Thread: Slx seat rebuild
10-04-2009, 10:09 AM #1
Slx seat rebuild
anybody that has a late model slx,slh,or pro1200 will sooner or later have these issues.the seats are not available from polaris and time is a major killer on these and used seats are gonna have all these issues as well,this is my second go round rebuilding these seats and its a better set up still.first problem area is the rear latch support.any nuts or threaded inserts put into the plastic base cause it to split around them.the latch support area just becomes an area of large cracks and the latchs just fall out.the rubber bumpers are put in with rivets which swell to provide holding pressure,problem is this causes cracks as well and the bumpers fall off.the first pics will be ones of the first rebuild which is currently on the ski but will be replaced by the rebuilt seat in later pics
Last edited by TxPro1200; 10-15-2009 at 02:46 PM.
10-04-2009, 10:21 AM #2
the first rebuild got me patterns which i'm actually going to reuse the originals on the second seat.they do require a little grinding to get a good fit on the outer one.the rivets didn't work out,but the material i used is so hard that i actually tapped it and used allen bolts instead of the rivets.the latch has to be spaced out with something to simulate the plastic block that was removed.i just used 2" plate and stacked them up with a bolt running though the plates.two holes need to be made in the inner plate to clear the bolt heads.
Last edited by TxPro1200; 10-15-2009 at 02:50 PM. Reason: more pics
10-04-2009, 10:28 AM #3
the first repair was done without removing the seat cover at all.it has held up pretty well,but there are cracks in other areas.so we'll start with rebuild #2.this seat has very,very little actual ride time on it but as you can see the cracks are huge around the latch area.this seat has been totally taken apart and will get the hydro turf cover reinstalled without the stock blue polaris one underneath.
Last edited by TxPro1200; 10-15-2009 at 02:51 PM.
10-04-2009, 10:35 AM #4
using a dremel tool i removed the latch support area completely.these are the templates and the plates used for reinforcing the the rear of the seat to mount the new latch setup.the foam cushion has pieces removed from it allow for the inner plate as well as the the mounting of the rubber bumpers.
Last edited by TxPro1200; 10-15-2009 at 02:52 PM.
10-04-2009, 10:43 AM #5
- Join Date
- Aug 2006
- Pittsfield, MA
cool info, probably ought to be in the tech section somewhere
10-04-2009, 10:44 AM #6
the rubber bumpers also had cracks developing around them so they were all removed.the rivets were causing the issue so the bumpers will be bolted back on using aluminum and stainless steel hardware and red loctite.all cracks were terminated by drilling holes at the ends to prevent further progression.the rubber trim that covers the edge to prevent the cover from cutting was also glued in place to aid reinstalling the hydro turf cover.
10-15-2009, 06:33 PM #7
so i removed the 2 plates from the first seat (without removing the cover),and have the inner and outer installed on the new base.the 2 holes on the inner plate are to allow access to the latch retaining bolts and for clearance on them.because i'm reusing the inner plate the holes i tapped into it no longer hold.after 4 times of being installed on the first seat rebuild,(working out the bugs).on this build i used ss poly nuts and red loctite to secure the plates together.
10-15-2009, 06:39 PM #8
now that the outer plate is fastened i have to make a raised platform for the latch to mount to.i used 2" flat aluminum stock to make 7 flat plates.then i drilled holes in them so they would slip over the nut coupler i decided to use on this build.on the first build i simple bolted the latch and plates to the outer plate and secured it with the allens bolts.i had to drill a hole thru the latch handle to access one of the bolts.on the 2nd version the nut coupler allows me to replaced the the latch if it breaks.
10-15-2009, 06:47 PM #9
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
Did you happen to trace outline or measure the dimensions of the various metal plates you created for this repair?
10-15-2009, 06:56 PM #10
i actually have a spare set of the metal plates already made.the cardboard patterns as well,and enough spare material to make an additional 2 sets of plates
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