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Seat for 80s XJ750 scrambler/cafe style

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by zero1883, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. zero1883

    zero1883 New Member

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    Hello, I am new to the forum and looking forward to reading about your opinions!

    I have a 83 XJ750 with a fugly chunky seat that the previous owner put in. Can anybody recommend a website or vendor that sells scrambler/cafe racer style seats that will fit without too much work? A drop in would be ideal, but I am realistic. Price is not a big factor but would rather avoid paying a lot (as in more than 500) for a non-performance enhancing part...

    Any input is greatly appreciated and if you have pics to share that would be great as well!
     
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    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    just cut down a 750 seatm trim and add foam to get the shape you want and have a seat cover made for it.
    po did that to my 82 XJ750 and covered it with alligator.
    depending on how much you plan on chopping up the frame original seat pan will allow use of seat latches.
    I assume you want a long flat seat with the term cafe being used.
     
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    zero1883 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply!
    Hoping to do a drop in or mcgiver a universal one in.
    I found a universal one from Ryca with some adapters, anyone has experience with these or similar? Thanks!

    I wanted to post a link to it but the site just won't let me.
     
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    zero1883 New Member

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    This is the look I am going for
    dream-wheels-heritage-yamaha-xj750-5.jpg
     
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    That seat looks like it would hurt my boys but maybe mine are bigger than average.
     
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    Using the right foam a seat that small is comfy. I built mine similar to that and it's super comfortable relative to the size.

    For that setup, you'll need to chop the frame, weld in a hoop, to get that look. Finding a bolt on will be tough, but it an be done. Or going the custom route. But it'll be expensive.
    There's always the DIY method.
     
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    I made my own scrambler/tracker seat for like 60 dollars.
     

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    DIY is the way to go. This was my first attempt at upholstery.

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