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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Scrambler build

So I ordered the motozaaa scrambler kit for my 500 and just wasn’t feeling the height of the seat or the plastic panels that come with the kit so I decided to drop the seat quite a bit and make my own panels. This means I would have to mod the seat and frame of the bike, but it’s not as hard as you would think. I’ll drop a picture down below of the build so far! Let me know what you guys think.
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Scrambler,

I have often said the only way anyone will get a seat height that they want is by sawing the loop off of the frame.
Are you planning any reinforcement of the frame?

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That's gonna look awesome dude
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@Locky thanks!!!

@kenny yah I have a bracket for extra support but there is a support bar near the rear shocks so I’m not too worried about it and the frame is pretty **** thick. I just flipped the rectifier tray for easy mounting and mocked up a piece of cardboard for the side covers. This only took me about 3 hours of actual work and is not really bad to do, I thought about doing a write up on the whole thing if people were actually interested.
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@Locky thanks!!!

@kenny yah I have a bracket for extra support but there is a support bar near the rear shocks so Iím not too worried about it and the frame is pretty **** thick. I just flipped the rectifier tray for easy mounting and mocked up a piece of cardboard for the side covers. This only took me about 3 hours of actual work and is not really bad to do, I thought about doing a write up on the whole thing if people were actually interested.
I would be interested in reading an article on the whole project.

I have read other guys that thought the scrambler seat was not very comfortable.
What do you think about the seat comfort?

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Unfortunately I haven’t been able to take a ride on it yet. Living in Ny it’s the best around this time of year but hopefully soon I will be able to get a decent ride on it and will let you know but it is definitely more comfortable than the stock seat. Once I’m finished with the project I will post a full write up on the build.
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interesting take so far. i was talking to @hulksmash about his, and debating going this route at one point, but couldn't get over the craptastic looking side panels.
on your build, were you thinking of putting something between the new seat frame and the section of the "ring" you cut off? seems it would be much more stable that way.
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Just out of curisoty do you have a pic of the seat height before and after?
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@Odin no I don’t think I’m going to put anything between there because with this build I think I may some how figure out how to make the scrambler seat interchangeable with my single seat so I can switch them when ever I want. It is something that I have never seen before and how cool would it be to have a bike that can go from a bobber to a scrambler in 10 minutes. I love both styles of bike and just want a unique take on both. I found another custom that has chopped the hoop even lower and hasn’t added any extra support so I think I will be fine with just my seat bracket as extra support. I’ll add the photos of that bike below.
@shortyg83 I will post a few pictures for you tomorrow
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@shortyg83 Below are 2 photos one of the scrambler kit installed on hulksmashs rebel with no mods and one with mine cut and moded.
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