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I am looking at purchasing a used scrambler and modifying it. I would like to remove the seat support hardware and essentially weld up a seat that is very close to flat, maybe a slight up angle in the rear third. I am wondering if the rise to the passenger portion of the seat is just for passenger comfort or if it necessary for rear wheel clearance (given the supension travel of the bike.) Thanks!
 

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I guess the simpler way to ask this is, what is the actual distance between the rear tire and the underside of the seat pan? I gather there is 5.9" of rear wheel travel so I am wondering how much "spare room" there is. Again, thanks.
 

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I'm not sure this is accurate enough to help...

From the top of the wheel to the underside of mine is ~ 150mm.

It gets tighter as you go around towards the shock.
 

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That is great info. Thanks for that. 150mm is six inches and the rear wheel travel is 5.9" so there is really no room to spare.

Thanks again, very kind of you to do that. Cheers.
 

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I would like to raise the rear. By seeing the bike with rider on, I think I want to raise the seat frame like 5°. That way I do not have to put shock extenders. Guys and girls, any thoughts?
 
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