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Hi all, I have my SCR950 in the mail :wink2: and as such doing some shopping for what I think I need for my travels, and what I need is the Hepco Becker cargo rack and the pannier mounts.

Now the prices are gruesome and I wonder if there would be say 5 to 10 people interested in this combo, so we could negotiate a bulk purchase.

I do not think there is anything else on the market and I trust this brand heaps.

I am not at all concerned about loosing space. I normally ride alone and also have ridden city-wise with chicks on my R80G/S Paris Dakar with single seat, and it works allright. The SCR950 seat is too long anyway.

Expressions of interest please, we sort out the monetary aspects when we get to the numbers. I am aiming for a 20% reduction in price.

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I'm just going to order a rack off of eBay from germany. $150 for the rack and $50 for shipping is a decent deal for me, and I get to keep the passenger seat.

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Whilst the actual Hepco bags are nice, like you say, they are horrendously expensive. As for the rack, I just think it’s a design flaw to cover the rear of the seat, when other manufacturers have made racks that don’t encroach on that space, and demonstrate there are sufficient anchor points elsewhere. Why not just lash something to the seat itself, if need be?

I’m surprised there’s not much mention on here of the SW Motech setup - half the price of the HN one, the bags get good reviews, the brackets are the most unobtrusive (in my eyes) when the bags aren’t attached, and the pillion space is still free:

by motorbike - YAMAHA - SCR 950 - SW-MOTECH

I’m leaning more towards this set up now, as I’m a little concerned about finding panniers/saddlebags that will rest comfortably on the Fehling side mounts. I don’t want to end up with anything with buckles and tassels!!
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you are talking about this one?
Rear rack Fehling Yamaha SCR 950 17-18 black
I do not like the high bar, had something like this on my BMW bikes and looks awful and prevents you from carrying larger objects, utilizing part of the seat

I don't see how it would prevent me from using the seat or carrying large objects. It's a small rack, but all I need it for is a tail bag, or maybe an aux fuel tank, depending on the trip. I don't think it looks bad, but granted, I haven't seen a good side view of it mounted to a bike yet.


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Hey SCRBen, great lead. Pity they do not have a rear rack

For what is worth, my best credit is El Paso TX to Buenos Aires Argentina on a 1980 Yamaha XT500 with a rear rack, no panniers.

A flush rack is paramount imho.

I also have done Hamburg Germany to Prague Czech Republic, Warsaw Poland, Berlin, Baltic states, etc etc on a R80ST with the transversal bar rack, and Oaxaca Mexico to Panama, Panama on a R80G/S with the short seat and gear rack and smaller rack with transversal mount - the latter completely useless and on the ST good for nothing

Miami FL to Savannah GE crisscrossing the whole Florida on a SR500 1981 with a flush rack and then with that same bike Pelotas Brasil, to Buenos Aires, Argentina via Uruguay.

Believe me, you do not want a cross bar.
 

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Hey SCRBen, great lead. Pity they do not have a rear rack

For what is worth, my best credit is El Paso TX to Buenos Aires Argentina on a 1980 Yamaha XT500 with a rear rack, no panniers.

A flush rack is paramount imho.

I also have done Hamburg Germany to Prague Czech Republic, Warsaw Poland, Berlin, Baltic states, etc etc on a R80ST with the transversal bar rack, and Oaxaca Mexico to Panama, Panama on a R80G/S with the short seat and gear rack and smaller rack with transversal mount - the latter completely useless and on the ST good for nothing

Miami FL to Savannah GE crisscrossing the whole Florida on a SR500 1981 with a flush rack and then with that same bike Pelotas Brasil, to Buenos Aires, Argentina via Uruguay.

Believe me, you do not want a cross bar.
Respect on the boxer touring - man after my own heart. My step-dad had an R80/7 throughout my childhood, which I’m pretty sure had a big influence on my riding now (probably also helped that my actual old boy was a police rider, so I got to sit on a variety of police-issue BMWs, flash the lights etc....as well as Norton rotaries, but they’re another story entirely!! :laugh:)

Unfortunately, I need a ‘cross bar’ as you call it (grab rail?), as it’s one of my better-half’s demands - as I’ve said elsewhere....not sure what this says for my riding! :frown2:
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First post from a prospective new owner.

On the subject of side cases, I was wondering whether Givi did a carrying bracket for the SCR to take their neat E21 side cases. I have sent an email to Winding Roads to this effect.

I really like the SW-Motech Legend bags but they don't lock on, and the Givi hard cases really don't look too bad. Plus, the frames detach easily when you're not on tour.
 

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First post from a prospective new owner.

On the subject of side cases, I was wondering whether Givi did a carrying bracket for the SCR to take their neat E21 side cases. I have sent an email to Winding Roads to this effect.

I really like the SW-Motech Legend bags but they don't lock on, and the Givi hard cases really don't look too bad. Plus, the frames detach easily when you're not on tour.
Welcome mate - Buell owner, eh?!

I’ve not seen any Givi racks for the SCR, but let me know what they say. Always nice to have more options.
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Welcome mate - Buell owner, eh?!

I’ve not seen any Givi racks for the SCR, but let me know what they say. Always nice to have more options.
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Yeah. Buell owner. XB12X Ulysses, although it doesn't get used too often now. Also a Yamaha MT-01. Both those bikes are back home in the west. I am in Thailand, the far north, Chiang Rai. I am considering an SCR. I don't see the point of bikes which rev like crazy, especially over here. I want a bike which is like my MT-01 but a bit less weight. Maybe the SCR fits the bill. I can't think of anything else available out here without paying ludicrous import duty.
 

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Yeah. Buell owner. XB12X Ulysses, although it doesn't get used too often now. Also a Yamaha MT-01. Both those bikes are back home in the west. I am in Thailand, the far north, Chiang Rai. I am considering an SCR. I don't see the point of bikes which rev like crazy, especially over here. I want a bike which is like my MT-01 but a bit less weight. Maybe the SCR fits the bill. I can't think of anything else available out here without paying ludicrous import duty.
You’re right about the low-revving thing.....maybe not the weight thing so much!! :grin2:
What you doing out in Thailand then?
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Hi all, I have my SCR950 in the mail :wink2: and as such doing some shopping for what I think I need for my travels, and what I need is the Hepco Becker cargo rack and the pannier mounts.

Now the prices are gruesome and I wonder if there would be say 5 to 10 people interested in this combo, so we could negotiate a bulk purchase.

I do not think there is anything else on the market and I trust this brand heaps.

I am not at all concerned about loosing space. I normally ride alone and also have ridden city-wise with chicks on my R80G/S Paris Dakar with single seat, and it works allright. The SCR950 seat is too long anyway.

Expressions of interest please, we sort out the monetary aspects when we get to the numbers. I am aiming for a 20% reduction in price.

Cheers

Muttley, are you still looking into this? Count me in for the Hepco group buy if so. Without a rack on my SCR, I have to ride my 125cc scooter around town if I need to take anything besides a backpack - which is obviously not as fun.
 
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