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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. They’re very disappointed with the build quality, and it sounds like he’s 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. They’re very disappointed with the build quality, and it sounds like he’s 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. They’re very disappointed with the build quality, and it sounds like he’s 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. That’s 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 I’m saying. I notice that guy from the U.K. who reckoned he was getting one to instruct on hasn’t been on the forum since. Wonder if he’s 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. That’s 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 I’m saying. I notice that guy from the U.K. who reckoned he was getting one to instruct on hasn’t been on the forum since. Wonder if he’s come to his senses - I think one of these would disintegrate given the all-weather hammer such use would require.
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WD40 everything before you put it up wet.
 

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WD40 everything before you put it up wet.
They use ACF50 over there........
I still want try that stuff, but it's way more expensive than WD40.
 

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I have noticed that the foot control's plating is rather poor. I can see it is all going to start corroding pretty soon, and mine has only 1000 miles on it. I may paint them when I take things apart to put the rearsets on.

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I have noticed that the foot control's plating is rather poor. I can see it is all going to start corroding pretty soon, and mine has only 1000 miles on it. I may paint them when I take things apart to put the rearsets on.

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Yeah, I thought about removing the footrest hangers and levers next winter, and either painting them with Hammerite or similar, or getting them powder coated.

As for spraying on a protectant, all my bikes have always got a coat of GT85 to its lower extremities after every wash (like WD40, but better, as leaves a PTFE coat behind), but I’m not going to do that before a wash!! As for ACF50, I used to only use that for my all-weather/commuting bikes, but may have to re-think that with the SCR. It’s just a bit of a faff to apply.....
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Yeah, I thought about removing the footrest hangers and levers next winter, and either painting them with Hammerite or similar, or getting them powder coated.

As for spraying on a protectant, all my bikes have always got a coat of GT85 to its lower extremities after every wash (like WD40, but better, as leaves a PTFE coat behind), but I’m not going to do that before a wash!! As for ACF50, I used to only use that for my all-weather/commuting bikes, but may have to re-think that with the SCR. It’s just a bit of a faff to apply.....
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You sound a bit like Delboy...know him?
 

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To those choosing the SCR over the Rebel:

I just traded in the Rebel for the SCR.

The Rebel is a great, high revving little bobber.

The SCR is definitely bigger, stronger, and simply has more road presence. For me it’s a much ‘better’ bike.

In the UK, the Rebel retails at about 5 grand, the SCR 9 grand (although there are plenty of 7-8 grand deals to be had on a new one) - to be honest, the cost of the bike reflects the difference in build quality IMHO. The Rebel is a budget bike and I had to have the exhaust replaced twice under warranty due to rust issues. The engine was great though and everything else ok. I put 14000 miles on mine in a year and it served me very well in all seasons.
 
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