I've got one I can send you (the latch for the pillion seat). I've got an extra one. You're a man after my own heart. I've got my bike set up so I can go from touring to "bagger" in about 10 minutes or less. My windshield is just 4 bolts and can go on or off in about 2 minutes.
Bill: Thanx a bunch, I really like that, how can we make it happen? I will send a PM and just tell me how to proceed.
You say you've got a Mustang. I assume a 2-piece? Here's something I discovered: I can leave the latch off and just leave the little 2-bolt loop thingie that the pillion hooks into on the bike. Then when I put the seat on, it's firmly wedged between the loop and the front seat. The seat can be put on or off in about 15 seconds. I've ridden it plenty like this with no one on the back and it doesn't go anywhere. With the wife on, it's not going anywhere for sure. If we travel I put the latch on, mostly because in that situation I'm not gonna do any solo riding anyway. With just the loop on, I can go from dual seat to solo as fast as I can wiggle the seat off and take the loop off. I replaced all the little bolts with chrome ones, so it looks good (Ace Hardware sells chrome bolts).
I would not have thought of that, guess the latch is just extra security, I do have a Mustang that came from the PO, it really "seats" very nice with the look of the bike (I've come to the conclusion that it is the best combo of good looks, quality of craftsmanship and comfort). When I got the bike, the PO gave me the original seats but it seems he had already parted with the rider back rest of the mustang and that he never had the passenger mustang seat, tryimg to fiddle with it I found out the slender seat (that I was told is very uncomfortable by the PO's wife) fits like a charm with the mustang, makes it look like a V2K Mean Streak, only beefier, more better, also the wide stock seat from a V2K classic fits very well with the mustang (that was not the case with my 1600) and it got me thinking the I can have the slender pinion seat, the wide seat and the solo rack with the hardware to swap as I please to however suits my mood.
I also have the fairing that comes off with just 4 bolts (1 min with coffee in hand) and I want to set up hte hardbags and the sissybar to be almost snap on and off and I got a perfect transformer Beast. Sporty to bar-hopper to solo touring to 2up full touring all in a snap.
Here's what my rear fender looks like in its stripped down state:
That is a really nice looking bike, it looks awesome prep for solo riding, good angle for the pic also, really shows out the wide hips on her, I wish I had one like that!
Hey! I DO HAVE ONE LIKE THAT!!!, Man, I very happy with this bike.