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I'm trying to make my scrambler more like a street tracker style. Now I'm having a hard time to make a decision for the seat. I have made a quick photoshop of how the rear part could look like.

Alternative 1: simply just get the new scrambler cafe racer seat. Maybe its too round on the shape for a tracker?

Alternative 2: customize the comfort seat that I already have. Make it straight at the buttom part.

I know a tracker should have a solo seat, but I also like the flat 2up seat, but then it become more like a brat-tracker style. I have seen the mugellos tracker seat, but I think its to thin for my butt. It's my everyday bike :p

What do you guys think?
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I am thinking along the same lines, personally I like the the seat in 2 but I am not sure about the large side panel. I like the look where the silver strip is removed from the original panel and then making a small infill panel.
If the rear hump in photo 1 was a storage compartment that would be neat.
 

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Yeah it's the moto play side panels from mugello. I really like the looks of the panels as they give the straight lines I was looking for. That's why I have them in my hands:p

The hump that you are talking about its just a cover for the passenger seat. It's the oem cafe racer seat from ducati that's not out yet.
 

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Yeah it's the moto play side panels from mugello. I really like the looks of the panels as they give the straight lines I was looking for. That's why I have them in my hands:p

The hump that you are talking about its just a cover for the passenger seat. It's the oem cafe racer seat from ducati that's not out yet.
oops! awkward silence......each to their own, I'm sure there will be others that will dislike the look of my bike however it ends up. I like the diversity here. Thanks for posting the photos :eek:ccasion14:
 

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Haha not awkward at all! I'm just going for the tracker look and not the oem look;)

I just saw Dave S cutting his seat and it was quite nice!

I will post more pictures when I have installed some other parts. Maybe if I decide to cut the seat as Dave, I could make a YouTube video.
 

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If you mod the original seat take pics throughout the process.
Will do it on my comfort seat. Hate the original seat and don't want to sit on it. And don't want to mod any original parts either, want the opportunity to make it stock again for future sale.
 

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I decided to cut my comfort seat as Dave did it with his. Here is how I did it:

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I first lined the mugellos play side panels to know where it goes. Then I tried my best to line up where to cut and continue the line of the tank. Masking tape was perfect for this.

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I used a flat screwdriver, also a knife, to take these staples of and a pliers to pull them out. I just pulled out the ones that was inside the cutting line. (You can pull out the rubber in the center of he picture)

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Marking the backside and then pull the cover to the other side. To be sure, I measured both side using a reference point to be precise. There is a plastic cover that covers the foam. Just cut this along the edge so you can pull it over again when you going to staple the seat cover back again. That's what I did.

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Using a dremel to cut the plastic. I also used the sanding tool for the dremel to rounding the edge. Be careful with the foam.

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I used a knife to cut the foam, leaving it a bit higher then the plastic to be able to fold it over the edge.

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Using a staple to attach the seat cover from the inside. Stretch it a little, you should be able to see how the cover goes with the foam and judge by how much you want to stretch.

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I managed to get both side pretty aligned with each other. Just use the same reference point when you're double checking the line of both side.

Then you're pretty much done!
 

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This is the end result. Really happy how it turns out, and pretty pleased that I managed to continue the line of the tank and not have a big gap between the seat and the panel.
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