I don't have the shifter arm mounted to my chair for the majority of the week. Takes me about 15 seconds to take it off or put it on. The bar that mounts to the chair and hence the arm the shifter mounts to, has 1 bolt that secures it. I drilled a hole through both bars and put that silver pin in to keep it from moving around laterally when gear jamming. I use the same chair for my work at the computer as well and while I can leave the shifter arm attached to it while doing so, it makes the chair position a little awkward, so I take it off when I'm going to work at the computer.