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Too much rainy rain to really try it out, but here's the gunmetal screen from Dart. They have clear and a smoked glass look as well. The brackets can mount inside the forks or outside, I put them outside for the easy disconnect.
 

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I really like it, especially with the black bars. Unfortunately I need a little more height on my screen to duck behind when I ride through the random rainstorm in FL.
 

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Dart makes three sizes for the SCR950, the "piranha" is the shortest one. Prices seem to be better than or similar to everything else. Now I just decide to paint it, stripe it, number it, or leave it alone.
 

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Scratch that - it’s probably your drop bars making it look taller than it is.
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Yup it's the bars, the top comes just a touch over the speedo, hopefully it will create enough shade so that I can actually read the display. In real life it looks pretty low, maybe I can get a good tuck bubble behind it, but I'm not anticipating any real impact. There was a nice bend to it when i put the brace bars inside the forks, with the braces out I can pop it off with an allen wrench in about a minute, maybe less. Feels like good quality man, you should probably get one.
 

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Just a side note, I don't know what the deal is with this bike, but it's so hard to get a good picture. I'll be standing there thinking about how good it looks then I look at a picture of it and it's like I'm looking in a fun house mirror.
 

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Just a side note, I don't know what the deal is with this bike, but it's so hard to get a good picture. I'll be standing there thinking about how good it looks then I look at a picture of it and it's like I'm looking in a fun house mirror.
Ha ha - cheers for the feedback man. Yeah, I’m definitely looking to get one.

I know what you mean about the pictures too. The rack on mine definitely looks like it’s being viewed thru a funhouse mirror!! :grin2:

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Got a chance to ride a bit, mild change, nice tuck bubble. All the air I had been feeling in my chest was pushed out to my shoulders. Still, leaned down low the way my bars are set, it's a nice improvement.
 

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Ha ha - cheers for the feedback man. Yeah, I’m definitely looking to get one.

I know what you mean about the pictures too. The rack on mine definitely looks like it’s being viewed thru a funhouse mirror!!

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Your rack would look straight in a funhouse mirror.
(Sorry. Can't pass up a good opportunity like that)

And yes the SCR is hard to photograph with proper perspective. Someone once said it looks like a big dog with a small head.
It's true, eh!
(Again. Sorry. I gotta a twopher in there)
 

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Your rack would look straight in a funhouse mirror.
(Sorry. Can't pass up a good opportunity like that)

And yes the SCR is hard to photograph with proper perspective. Someone once said it looks like a big dog with a small head.
It's true, eh!
(Again. Sorry. I gotta a twopher in there)
Yeah yeah - this from the bloke with a ‘Ron Jon Surf Shop’ sticker on his screen - what’s it like, back there in the 90s?! :grin2:

And, speaking about pictures, I think the one attached below actually makes the bike look pretty cool (and the rack straight!! :wink2:)
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Your rack would look straight in a funhouse mirror.
(Sorry. Can't pass up a good opportunity like that)

And yes the SCR is hard to photograph with proper perspective. Someone once said it looks like a big dog with a small head.
It's true, eh!
(Again. Sorry. I gotta a twopher in there)
That was me eh...the tank looks fine on the Bolt, follows the lines nicely, not so much on the SCR, it's too small and bulbous, just my opinion.
 

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Hey Chuck, which bars are these exactly?
I've had a couple people ask me, but here's the deal, I don't know. There's a cycle gear near me so I stopped in and got a set of pro tapers not realizing that even though the bar handles are 7/8, the bottom of the pro taper is wider which means you have to buy pro taper mounts and pro taper bolts and pro taper home owners insurance and pro taper discount mattresses...ok lost my train of thought. I then returned to cycle gear and picked a set of generic house brand bars which happened to be sold at the luxury price of $39.95. I painted over the luxury house brand logo and let it dry while I disconnected all the switches and pulled the grips off the OEM bars. So I would just go check but the brand logo is a victim of operation all black everything. They looked like this: https://www.cyclegear.com/parts/pro-taper-se-handlebars-78
Just not pro tapers, I removed the cross bar and rolled them back, just high enough to be able to get to full lock without brushing the top of the tank.
 

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Hey Chuck, which bars are these exactly?
disregard everything I just wrote, cause I found 'em!
https://www.cyclegear.com/parts/trackside-7075-aluminum-cr-high-bend-78-handlebars
"Nothing quite like a good quality set of tracksides" - Take a drag from a half burned stock of a pallmal filtered king plucked from the waste bin outside a midwest diner, swig down a four loco and have a ride on a trackside, the brand of future kings. Man...I should get into advertising...
 

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Price on flyscreen

Hi..I just ordered the gunmetal gray Pirahna flyscreen for my SCR, and found that the Dart site had two different prices for that particular flyscreen, one page and drop down menu had it priced at $119 and the other links and drop down menu had it for $149...I went ahead and ordered the one for $119. I also sent a contact query about the difference in price to the Dart webmaster (I verified that both prices included a complete kit, with all hardware, brackets and screen). I was wondering if you ran into this idiosyncrasy when ordering too? Thanks, thumps
 

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One small word of caution - 7075 aluminum is brittle as an eggshell. Just be aware, if you have even a mild impact, get a new bar, if you ever see crazing - yea pronto. **** fine bars, 5,, essentially is 2X the wall thickness and seriously if I wasn't so lazy and cheap, I'll have these on mine.
I like wider than stock if I can get it, in fact as wide as I can with the stock rise is my idea of the perfect bar for the SCR. If anything I would give up a little of the rise for the extra width.
 

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Hi..I just ordered the gunmetal gray Pirahna flyscreen for my SCR, and found that the Dart site had two different prices for that particular flyscreen, one page and drop down menu had it priced at $119 and the other links and drop down menu had it for $149...I went ahead and ordered the one for $119. I also sent a contact query about the difference in price to the Dart webmaster (I verified that both prices included a complete kit, with all hardware, brackets and screen). I was wondering if you ran into this idiosyncrasy when ordering too? Thanks, thumps
Thought it was like..$134? Maybe that was 119 plus shipping, I think it was different for the clear, the smoked black and the gun metal.
 

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One small word of caution - 7075 aluminum is brittle as an eggshell. Just be aware, if you have even a mild impact, get a new bar, if you ever see crazing - yea pronto. **** fine bars, 5,, essentially is 2X the wall thickness and seriously if I wasn't so lazy and cheap, I'll have these on mine.
I like wider than stock if I can get it, in fact as wide as I can with the stock rise is my idea of the perfect bar for the SCR. If anything I would give up a little of the rise for the extra width.
Those bars aren't for the long haul , I had my old bars off and found the pro taper I bought wasn't going to fit. I needed bars to ride. If the dealers here were open every day I would have picked up a renthal or something of substance. Dealers here are all closed Sunday and Monday, so the bars had to come from the shelf at cycle gear. I'll have more reliable bars soon enough.
 

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Those bars aren't for the long haul , I had my old bars off and found the pro taper I bought wasn't going to fit. I needed bars to ride. If the dealers here were open every day I would have picked up a renthal or something of substance. Dealers here are all closed Sunday and Monday, so the bars had to come from the shelf at cycle gear. I'll have more reliable bars soon enough.

No they are tough as nails, you will never have a problem unless you get in a wreck. 5mm wall 7075 aluminum is awesome. Please don't get something else from what I said. If it was ever in a wreck then replace it. Don't bend it back or ignore crazing. That's all I'm saying. Renthal or any other wont be any different. 70 series aluminum or even 60 series is all they make these from, because that is all that will work. I had these on my GS, I have tubes made of 60 series in my GS with katana FE and I sold a few of those as well. These are great.
 
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