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FortNine reviews the SCR950



Hits on a lot of the reasons I went SCR over the competition.

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Not gonna lie, this and the "Warriors" video they did for the new Honda Rebel had me on the fence between which I was going to get, but ultimately went with the SCR for it's larger engine and throwback style. Fortnine really does some great videos on bikes and gear making everything look cool.
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Not gonna lie, this and the "Warriors" video they did for the new Honda Rebel had me on the fence between which I was going to get, but ultimately went with the SCR for it's larger engine and throwback style. Fortnine really does some great videos on bikes and gear making everything look cool.
Their Honda Rebel video is good. The Harley Low Rider one is too. Good production values.
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It's strange, I was on the fence between the SCR950 and the Rebel 500 as well. The SCR950 was a better starting place for what I wanted -- I was going to put a cafe style flat seat on the Rebel... and when the price came down to cost the same as the Rebel 500, well then really it was a no-brainer. And I'm really happy with my decision

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It's strange, I was on the fence between the SCR950 and the Rebel 500 as well. The SCR950 was a better starting place for what I wanted -- I was going to put a cafe style flat seat on the Rebel... and when the price came down to cost the same as the Rebel 500, well then really it was a no-brainer. And I'm really happy with my decision

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Yeah, the fact that there was already so many after market parts available for the Rebel made it almost too tempting. It's apparently very popular in parts of Asia.
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Yeah, the fact that there was already so many after market parts available for the Rebel made it almost too tempting. It's apparently very popular in parts of Asia.
I was speaking to a guy who was on his daughters last week. Theyíre very disappointed with the build quality, and it sounds like heís constantly on at his dealer to get bits repaired/replaced.
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I was speaking to a guy who was on his daughters last week. Theyíre very disappointed with the build quality, and it sounds like heís constantly on at his dealer to get bits repaired/replaced.
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That would be an absolute nightmare for myself. Being a first timer I needed something that can take a bit of abuse.
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I was speaking to a guy who was on his daughters last week. Theyíre very disappointed with the build quality, and it sounds like heís constantly on at his dealer to get bits repaired/replaced.
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I too, was on the fence with the SCR950 and new Rebel 500, and what solidified my decision was reading/hearing that the Rebel line's clutch tends to slip periodically and finding Neutral is a friggin' nightmare. I'm a Yami fan for life now! haha

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That would be an absolute nightmare for myself. Being a first timer I needed something that can take a bit of abuse.
Whilst the SCR is no doubt better quality than the Rebel (which is clearly built down to a price), bits of the SCR still concern me a little. The shots below were taken after WASHING the bike. Thatís right....with soap and water. And dried with a bike dryer. This is a 1700 mile bike, that has only seen rain on the test ride, and was laid up all winter. The emissions canister underneath has gone distinctly white too. Just keep an eye on it is all Iím saying. I notice that guy from the U.K. who reckoned he was getting one to instruct on hasnít been on the forum since. Wonder if heís come to his senses - I think one of these would disintegrate given the all-weather hammer such use would require.
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Whilst the SCR is no doubt better quality than the Rebel (which is clearly built down to a price), bits of the SCR still concern me a little. The shots below were taken after WASHING the bike. Thatís right....with soap and water. And dried with a bike dryer. This is a 1700 mile bike, that has only seen rain on the test ride, and was laid up all winter. The emissions canister underneath has gone distinctly white too. Just keep an eye on it is all Iím saying. I notice that guy from the U.K. who reckoned he was getting one to instruct on hasnít been on the forum since. Wonder if heís come to his senses - I think one of these would disintegrate given the all-weather hammer such use would require.
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