Anybody ever have one of those piss-ant little jobs go right? After wiring the Buffalo Brand horn I cross-threaded the hole for the left-side seat bolt. Damned easy to do screwing steel into aluminum. But today I found the right metric tap the first place I went; got the seat off (after the trunk box and one pannier) without incident, successfully cleaned the threads, and put everything back together without having to backtrack or gouging paint. It went exactly like it should have. Every once in a great while I win one. I'm the guy who will find all seven wrong ways to do something that has five wrong ways to do it before I happen on the right way. Incidentally, it's damned easy to cross-thread those holes, and we use them every time we access the battery. Y'all get all three seat bolts started before you tighten any one, y'heah?