today, scott cut the seat pan out of a sheet of 3/8" hdpe plastic. the goal is to maintain stock mounting points, add rigidity and create a clean even edge along the frame to anchor the new seat leather to (something you can't do with the stock pan).
first, he cut the pan.
next, he test fit on the bike.
and finally (at least for part III, cause we've clearly got a long way) he married the new seat pan to the oem seat pan. so far so good.