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If for some reason, maybe forgot to fasten helmet I take both hands of grips I soon have to grab bars due to bike starting to develop handle bar wobble.
The scr is not fitted with bar end weights which I believe can help with this.
I recently fitted some hand guards to my new v strom and these come with bar end weights, at about £50 I have brought another pair for the SCR. I think they will be useful and practical in bad weather and will be interesting to see if they stop the wobble
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If for some reason, maybe forgot to fasten helmet I take both hands of grips I soon have to grab bars due to bike starting to develop handle bar wobble.
The scr is not fitted with bar end weights which I believe can help with this.
I recently fitted some hand guards to my new v strom and these come with bar end weights, at about £50 I have brought another pair for the SCR. I think they will be useful and practical in bad weather and will be interesting to see if they stop the wobble View attachment 18481
Type "bar end weights" into the "search community" and you will see past posts on the subject.

Type "steering head bearings" into the "search community " and you will find some good info on what causes the wobble and possible solutions. Mine didn't wobble until I got up around 6k miles on the bike. Now it does.....
 

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If for some reason, maybe forgot to fasten helmet I take both hands of grips I soon have to grab bars due to bike starting to develop handle bar wobble.
The scr is not fitted with bar end weights which I believe can help with this.
I recently fitted some hand guards to my new v strom and these come with bar end weights, at about £50 I have brought another pair for the SCR. I think they will be useful and practical in bad weather and will be interesting to see if they stop the wobble
Your options might be limited Stu, as the SCR has weights welded into the bars, we think to try and quell the vibes - as we know, this wasn’t really a successful tactic!! :ROFLMAO: The search @Schu recommended will show you this.

Having said that, others have found workarounds. I changed the bars for Renthals, for example.

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Thanks schu and Ben have done the bar end weight search and I'm knowledged up now, best plan is some renthal bars. Quick eBay search finds a set 5 miles down the road @ £20.
 

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Thanks schu and Ben have done the bar end weight search and I'm knowledged up now, best plan is some renthal bars. Quick eBay search finds a set 5 miles down the road @ £20.
Which ones are they Stu? If you’ve not found the thread where I talk about mine, they are the ‘Enduro High’ ones. Bit wider than stock.

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Hi Ben here's a couple of images, any views welcome, would be nice just to drill standard bars to accept bar end weights that came with guards about 10 mm I think.
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Hi Ben here's a couple of images, any views welcome, would be nice just to drill standard bars to accept bar end weights that came with guards about 10 mm I think.
Sorry for late reply mate - are you going to drill them to locate the controls (which I did), or just file off the locating ‘nubs’ and clamp them up as tight as you can (which others do, but is not my preferred method)?

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Might be more trouble then it's worth would be easy to drill the standard Yamaha bars maybe?
Up to you…..just given you’ve bought some Renthals, I figured you’d be trying to use them??

Re. drilling/tapping the weights in the stock bars, our old friend @eddie did that, once upon a time:


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Even the renthals struggle to accept the bar end weights Ben. Will take a look at weekend back at work now after covid isolation..
Just drill and tap standard bars in situ seems a easy option.
If I'm not mistaken, I don't think the bar end weights resolved the steering wobble for those who have tried it. I can't say for sure, because I simply decided that riding "No Hands" just wasn't an option on my SCR. :geek:
 
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I'm sure your right schu, I'm just fitting handguards to avoid inclement winter weather. The bar end wieght is needed to fit handguard. View attachment 18484
I didn't know that. The brush guards I've had on my past dirt bikes had what I thought was a rubber insert shoved into the open end of the bars and it expanded when you threaded in the mounting bolt.
 

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Those look a lot like VSTROM hand guards. I put a set of those on my 2006 FJR, bolted right up and looked like oem. Good luck with your install! Jevers
Thanks jevers your spot on in your observation that is my new 1050 v strom it was a base model so didn't come with handguards, got those from eBay very impressed so got another set for SCR.
 

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Thanks jevers your spot on in your observation that is my new 1050 v strom it was a base model so didn't come with handguards, got those from eBay very impressed so got another set for SCR.
Nice! I owned 2 DL1000s, a 2004 ( kind of ratty) and a mint 2009. Hands down, one of the best bikes i have owned, I am on number 31, so I have a pretty good field of bikes to compare to. Any chance you could elaborate on that white VSTROM, maybe with a few pictures? Jevers
 

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Nice! I owned 2 DL1000s, a 2004 ( kind of ratty) and a mint 2009. Hands down, one of the best bikes i have owned, I am on number 31, so I have a pretty good field of bikes to compare to. Any chance you could elaborate on that white VSTROM, maybe with a few pictures? Jevers
Well this is the new 1050 model, I was riding a Z900rs jaffa alongside my SCR...... but I'm not a inline across the frame guy. That said it was a brilliant bike and I could look at it all day.
Having fallen for v twin charms and character and being 6'4" tall the Suzuki was a logical choice to replace the Z. Sadly I cannot not comment on the bike yet as I only have 600miles up. I don't believe you can comment on a bike until you have a few thousand miles up.
In the U.K. you can get the basic model for the same price as 650 versys. I simply did not want spoked wheels got a fine set on the SCR. I never believed they are stronger then alloy wheels they are just difficult to clean!
I would have liked cruise control but buying the basic puts a lot of money in your pocket for fuel. You may spot taller screen and carbon scorpion can.
Even at this early stage I can confirm it is in my opinion better then the triumph tiger explorer I endured and equal to 1200 GS models I have owned.
Most useless item that comes with the bike is the 3 year warranty...... because your never ever going to need it!
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Well this is the new 1050 model, I was riding a Z900rs jaffa alongside my SCR...... but I'm not a inline across the frame guy. That said it was a brilliant bike and I could look at it all day.
Having fallen for v twin charms and character and being 6'4" tall the Suzuki was a logical choice to replace the Z. Sadly I cannot not comment on the bike yet as I only have 600miles up. I don't believe you can comment on a bike until you have a few thousand miles up.
In the U.K. you can get the basic model for the same price as 650 versys. I simply did not want spoked wheels got a fine set on the SCR. I never believed they are stronger then alloy wheels they are just difficult to clean!
I would have liked cruise control but buying the basic puts a lot of money in your pocket for fuel. You may spot taller screen and carbon scorpion can.
Even at this early stage I can confirm it is in my opinion better then the triumph tiger explorer I endured and equal to 1200 GS models I have owned.
Most useless item that comes with the bike is the 3 year warranty...... because your never ever going to need it! View attachment 18485 View attachment 18486 View attachment 18487 View attachment 18488
Beautiful bike, thanks for sharing the photos! I imagine that is a European only model? I'm 6'2" and really like the riding position of these bikes. Good for 700 to 800 miles a day with little discomfort, mostly in my arse 😀 with the stock seat. I don't know if have tried the Mad Stad adjustable w/s bracket, but it is a must have for us taller riders. Jevers
 
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