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Thanks for letting me join the forum & hello from the South UK. Ive had my SCR for 6 days now & have done just over 300 miles & loved every minute of owning it :grin2:
 

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Hi all,

Thank you all for your welcomes & comments.

I bought a Rapid Red 6 days ago :)

Yes, Im at 350 miles, first service is booked for next Tuesday so I'm now on the look out for a few bits, quite happy to mod the SCR.

I think pipe, filter, power commander first asap.

I also cant understand why Yamaha have put the rear light & indicators where they have, I plan on touring real soon so the rear light set up has to go to make luggage space, after first service its going.

We have some fantastic off road tracks & trails here in the UK & I intend to visit quite a few this year.

Great bike, never road a bike that tracks so well on the road, it goes through white lines, pit holes, cambers not a lot seems to bother it going it a straight line & it smooths out the faster you go. I think it would track like a tank with a steering damper fitted.
 

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You may be the first one here to add a power commander to their SCR950. I know Tadlock was interested in the Dynojet Power Commander V when the wallet feels generous, but I don't think he's done it yet.

Yea, the rear lights will get in the way of larger luggage bags, adds to the whole heritage motorcycle aesthetics, but not so much touring practicality. Planning to relocate them to the sides?
 

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I grew up bike mad & with motor crosser's, ive owned loads of bikes but always been a yamaha nut, Ive owned more RD's than any other bike, load of early air cooled RD's then later LC's & a few YPVS, I still own my original RD350LC 31k i bought when I was kid at 17 in the mid eighties, I also have a wr450f & a xs650 rigid at present.


Looking forward to modding my SCR :)
 

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You may be the first one here to add a power commander to their SCR950. I know Tadlock was interested in the Dynojet Power Commander V when the wallet feels generous, but I don't think he's done it yet.

Yea, the rear lights will get in the way of larger luggage bags, adds to the whole heritage motorcycle aesthetics, but not so much touring practicality. Planning to relocate them to the sides?
I am going to buy a power commander asap just researching thou so any help finding the best one would be appreciated very much. Dyno jet V I can get here for around £260 I think.

No I dont think the side is the place to put the plate & light mate on this anyways, going to stick it where it should be right on the end of the rear mudguard lol
 

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What bikes have you had before this ?
I forgot to mention my last bike & the bike I have been using for the last few years is a 2004 TDM900, what a cracking bike they are.

This SCR is my first ever new bike, I always said I wouldnt buy a new bike due to depreciation (& not having the funds) but after seeing the SCR in showroom for the first time that idea went out the window.
 

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Definitely a switch around from the TDM, How do you feel the transitions going?
I owned a harley for a little while, quite a few 4 stroke thumpers & the parallel twin in the TDM does vibrate a fair bit which Im use to so getting on the SCR wasn't really a surprise to me. Ive owned a few off road bikes so that was partly why I picked this so called scrambler so I could do a bit of green laning but I never was expecting it to be a proper off roader.

The SCR is a big ol fat lump with a low centre of gravity, 250kg's on an incline or underneath it is not where you want to be, it hasn't filled me with confidence the few times of taking it on dirt or gravel tracks but i have been 2 up. Ive felt the front tier drift a few times on loose surfaces, its almost like an little under steer maybe due to weight.

The front & rear pegs position are a problem, for me anyway & the steering circle is a big problem especially if you plan to take it off road like I do, even on the road turning circle is bad. Im am looking forward to changing a few bits around after its first service. Great bike thou & I do not regret buying it one bit. I'm looking forward to clocking up some miles & modding the death out of it. I need to get a sump guard on it & a few other bits so now in the process of finding those bits.
 

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Glad to hear someone on the boards here actually taking it off roading to test it out and find where can be improved. That is quite a thorough break down as well with including the turning circle and what not. Things people really want to know about.

Really interested to see what modifications you do to sculpt it into the ideal all-rounder
 

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When I was taking my SCR back to the Yamaha dealers on the 2nd day of owning it 15-4-17 just after the side panel fell off & after the rear no plate broke loose I got hit by a BMW in the left foot peg area as I was pulling away from traffic lights.

I didnt know what to do at first partly due to what the Police office did & said after the accident. To cut a long story short it is now in the hands of McAms who specialise in motorcycle accidents. The scum bag who hit me gave me a wrong phone number at the scene, he had bold tyres on the front of his car & he drove off after pushing me out the way with his car due to me stood in the road trying to stop him leave. I then called 999 & reported him leaving the scene. I have witness's who are saying he hit me, I have photos & videos of his bold tyres & of him leaving the scene but have been advised not to put anything on social media just yet due to a pending court case.

The driver asked me to get a quote for my bike (i have him on video telling me this) & contact him later which I did but due to the Police office (he wasn't even a proper Police officer he was a special constable) who attended the accident telling the driver after via tel call he hadn't done anything wrong & it wasn't a Police matter the driver is now saying it was both our faults & wants to shake hands & go our separate ways lol.

My SCR took the impact to left peg area & had a few bits bent up & mangled but the Yamaha dealer who recovered the bike managed to straighten a couple of bits & get the bike ride able again so Im still using it. Im on around 680 miles now & it had its first service last week at a different Yamaha dealers lol. An accident assessor is due to visit me & it looks like my bike will be going off to be repaired & I will be left with a courtesy bike for a while.

Not had a great deal of luck recently but on wards & up wards.

I'll keep you posted :(
 

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I thought UK drivers were more courteous but perhaps Beemer drivers worldwide feel a sense of entitlement. That left foot peg area looks pristine in the image you posted so what am I missing? Anyway, sorry to hear about your misfortune - best of luck sorting it all out.
 

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Its not that easy to see in this picture as it was taken along side the road with my phone when the accident happened. The gear lever was bent right down which bent up all the linkage to the point it was crushed up into the outer engine/belt drive casing & nothing would move. You couldn't get it out of gear & the bike would only move with the clutch in . I'll have better pictures of the damage at some point.
 
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