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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-18-2018, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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My sad sad story about purchasing a SCR950 and what I want it for

Hi guys,

I have been solidly attempting to purchase one of these wonders for the last three weeks, at the best possible price of course, and in red.

Here is my sad story:

Found a red in Holzhauers Pro Motorsport in IL, price was $4700 OTD.

Left them a deposit, deal was approved and we exchanged documents, when it got to the point that I told them that I did not have a drivers license with a US address they refused to complete the sale.

I tried to accommodate to their wishes, offering to reassign the bike to a local dealer, invoicing to a friend, etc. To no avail.

Furthermore they went apeshit when I mentioned to them that they are in breach of contract.

I also had to wrestle my $500 deposit back so lets say I will not get the 2018 Holzhauer Customer of the Year award.

Now Holzhauers says that the sole red bike has been sold to me, that is what they told a friend who called, and on top of that they have put their prices up $500.

This will be my 7th online purchase and my 4th in the US and has gone soo bad that is dampening my enthusiasm on this model.

Enter a craigslist ad for a SCR950 with apparently few miles and closer to home.

Contacted the seller, told him about what a fair price for his bike was and offered $500 on top of that.

It took him 10 days to make up his mind when I finally told him that I was going to pursue other leads he accepted the offer, but then takes days to answer small questions, does not seem to have the tools, does not seem to have done the 600mi service...

So it is not really a great deal and I have to travel 13 hours by train to pick this up and ride it back, so it is a bit of a Chinese program being a reluctant and uncooperative seller.

This means I am still on the market for a SCR950 Red and I would like to get a great deal.

I am in Miami FL and love to travel but the weather and my lack of bike gear are an impediment.

If I had a choice I would buy this bike in Alaska, which also has no tax then ride it to Prudhoe Bay and back via Canada, West Coast, at least to El Paso TX and who knows where else.

And if I could I would visit fellow SCR950 owners on the way and sleep in their garages to save some money too

But well, at the time of writing this I still have no bike and I have found enormously frustrating getting one, at least at a bargain price.

If anyone has a lead with a sympathetic seller being this private of a dealership, please let me know.

I have been told that Yamaha auctioned the bikes and Holzhauer bought 90 of them and that is why they are selling them that cheap.

There is also a mob in CA selling some cheap but I do not want a CA compliant bike.

Anyway, this is my story for what is worth. I would not mind being the first person who rides one of these from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, I have done El Paso TX to Buenos Aires Argentina on a 1980 Yamaha XT500 so riding the SCR950 will be complete and utter luxury.

But I still need to find a bike first....

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From Screws "Muttley, I got it from Big St. Charles Motorsports right outside St. Louis.
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Yeah Mellowrider I contacted Big ten days ago and a. they do not have red and b. they told me will call back and never did. I thought they are part of Holzhauers
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Found a red in Holzhauers Pro Motorsport in IL, price was $4700 OTD.

Left them a deposit, deal was approved and we exchanged documents, when it got to the point that I told them that I did not have a drivers license with a US address they refused to complete the sale.
Being an Illinois resident, I know that dealers up here won't sell to anyone who doesn't have a current motorcycle license. It's one of our weird "rules of the road" laws and I think it's a recent revision. At any rate, if you're still interested in an SCR950 out of Illinois, BBK Motorsports has a black one (the one I didn't buy :P ) for cheap right now. Just make sure you have a friend buy it, pay cash, and have him drive it a block away from the dealership. Then hop on and haul ass outah this weird state! Once you get it home just order a new tank or powder-coat the black one red. I'm pretty sure that's the only thing that varies in color from the two models.

Best of luck with your search nonetheless.
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You can buy a bike in Illinois without an M on your license. I did.
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You could try richs yamaha in lockport illinois.

https://www.richsyamaha.com/default....=xAllInventory

They are a good dealer.
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I know that dealers up here won't sell to anyone who doesn't have a current motorcycle license.

BBK Motorsports has a black one for cheap

Best of luck with your search nonetheless.
Hi mate, I do have a DL, but Australian, haven't done the DL here yet (I need a car).

Black? I thought black is Euro model, are you sure? In any case mudguards on the black are black, so are the rims.

What price would be cheap?

Thanks for the best wishes and tips!
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You can buy a bike in Illinois without an M on your license. I did.
Me too! Did not even have to show my permit. Who cares? Lots of people buy things to resell, but for someone else, etc...

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Me too! Did not even have to show my permit. Who cares? Lots of people buy things to resell, but for someone else, etc...
Glad to see you are looking thru old posts and maybe you can reignite some interest. This forum was great back in 2018 and into 2019 when people were grabbing the SCRs for crazy cheap prices. Tons of great info from forum members who have since moved on. You've already heard from the remainder of us who still post from time to time. Since the SCR was a single year production, it was inevitable that this forum would flatline as it has.

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... Since the SCR was a single year production, it was inevitable that this forum would flatline as it has.
This I did not know! I Just went to the Yamaha site and sure enough, not only no new ones, no models that even do the same thing. The XSR is completely different.

Anyway, I am sure I will be searching through here for tips and tricks. Who knows, maybe the previous owner posted here a while back.

I can't wait for spring.

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