Originally Posted by disston
I've made the same mistake with Ebay. Chalk it up to a learning experience. I don't think you will have much luck improving the seat with a hack saw. But don't let me discourage you. Since it is ugly already then it's fair game. But yeah I've had ugly parts on my bike and I usually get tired of them. I have a tank with a slow leak where the left knee pad should be. I soldered it once but never relined the tank so it started to leak again. it's a very slow leak and never drips. It just stays wet, and ugly. I finally found a better tank and may have it on today. I think I've had the leaky one for about 5 years.
I think every avid old BMW rider has had one of the ugly bucket seats collecting dust in the corner of the garage at one time or another.
I've practically given away a couple myself.
Now I'll be the proud owner of another one.
I'm sharpening my hacksaw as we speak....Maybe I can start a new thread: "How to butcher an ugly seat".