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and how long have you had your bike?


I will start by myself

I picked my bike on the 5th of October
and as of today I only have 800 miles and some change

done the 600 maintenance which was a huge turning point to everything... the ride, the smoothness and all !

Hoping for all to make so many miles with Smiles :smile2:
 

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I've done right around 2800 miles. I bought mine in April and put on most of my miles on weekends.

It's a great bike, lots of fun! Right now it's parked in heated storage for the winter. I hope to be back riding again by mid to late April. Wish I could ride year round!
 

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I got mine a little over year ago and it's headed to 6,500 miles now.
Not a lot of miles for a southern bike that's ridden year 'round, but I do also have a 2012 Super Tenere that's done about that many miles since July 16'.
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The SCR's seat sucks. I "fixed" the OEM one by shaving the top of the foam flatter and installing some 1/4" gel in a recess I cut in the foam. I'm still in line for the Seat Concepts kit, though.
With miles came smoothness. The engine has loosened up a bit and lost some of the sshhhhaaaakes that it had initially.
Fuel economy continues to hover in the low 50s.
Original tires have held up shockingly well considering their construction and the bike's weight.
Due to road noise & read rumble, I'm swapping them out for some quieter/smoother Michelins come replacement time.
This bike gets more comments than just about any other I've owned (and that's a bunch). =)
Harley guys even wave at me! LOL
 

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I literally got my bike yesterday and have already logged 200 fantastic miles.

*my local dealership had the scr950 on sale and I did a straight up swap for my 2013 R6. I come from the world of supersports and superbikes, so the ergonomical changes is significant! The seat is rather hard, though, but isn’t too painful due years of sitting on sportbikes which is equivalent to sitting on a rock with a towel in between. I absolutely love the bike.
 

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Got mine late September and just broke 3000 miles this week. Still don't really feel too much vibration but can see it in the mirrors when going 55-65mph. Above that they smooth out very nicely. Probably going to take care of my second oil change sometime in January.
 

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Well I've got 1,160 miles on mine, which is 46 more miles than it had on December 1st. I just now rode 46 miles at 46 degrees here in Michigan. I'm thinking that might be my one and only ride for December. I try and do a ride like that at least once a month thru the winter. I don't winterize my bikes if I can follow that monthly ride routine. It's not as easy as it sounds if you own more than one bike. I bought a pair of these Kevlar 10" sleeves that really help keep the cold air off my wrists. And they might help if I ever end up body surfing.
 

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Bad weather and lack of time has slowed my riding. I've got just under 7,400 miles on the bike now.
Curiously, the tires have lasted far longer than expected. The rear still has good, usable tread and the front's okay, too.
Both are noisy, especially when cornering, and always have been.
They will be replaced with Michelin Anakee IIIs when the time comes. I have been running those on the 2012 Super Tenere
and can safely say they are the longest lasting tires I've ever purchased.
This is coming from a guy that could cook a set of GL1800 touring tires in 8k miles or so. =)
 

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been riding 2-3 times a week to work... depending on the weather too.. specially that the commute at night time is pretty cold...
so far 2300 total ... and it's only getting better ... :)
 

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I want to ride

been riding 2-3 times a week to work... depending on the weather too.. specially that the commute at night time is pretty cold...
so far 2300 total ... and it's only getting better ... :)
You guys are killing me! I want to ride so bad...
 

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I wonder if they have a lot of those electric dual sport bikes in CA. I actually saw one here in Michigan last summer.
 

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I heard California is trying to get rid of internal combustion motorcycles in the next two decades or so
Motorcycle community here wouldn't let that happen ... ! at least not that easy....
maybe in 20 something years...


I wonder if they have a lot of those electric dual sport bikes in CA. I actually saw one here in Michigan last summer.
Not that many..... I have seen a couple of those (Zero) motorcycles...
they look good... the are pretty fast in the city .. but I haven't seen them on the highway though

I just don't like the fact that you will have to plug your bike and recharge it.... and that there is no exhaust sound what so ever !! it's just a dead silent thing zipping around....
 

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California motorcycles get exempt from things that are required of other vehicles (like emissions tests). And I see a lot more of them on the road here than I used to see before moving here from Massachusetts, or Texas before that. Pretty sure gasoline will be king here for a long time yet. I see those Zero cycles from time to time in the city, and they creep me out how quiet they can be. If I decided to go electric one day, it would absolutely need to have some sort of sound generator for that "I AM HERE PLEASE NOTICE ME I LIKE NOT BEING CRASHED INTO THANK YOU HAVE A NICE DAY" safety noise blanket.

I've got around 2200 miles now; adding a 100-ish-miles round-trip commute 2-4 days a week sure accelerated things. Still runs 99% as smooth as it did right after I got the 600-mile service (at 1000 miles because that new commute sure surprised me!).
 

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I just don't like the fact that you will have to plug your bike and recharge it.... and that there is no exhaust sound what so ever !! it's just a dead silent thing zipping around....
If I decided to go electric one day, it would absolutely need to have some sort of sound generator for that "I AM HERE PLEASE NOTICE ME I LIKE NOT BEING CRASHED INTO THANK YOU HAVE A NICE DAY" safety noise blanket.
I like bikes that are tarnished, faded, noisy, and run like a top. They smoke for a while when you start them, and leave a few drops of black oil when you park them.
 

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I like bikes that are tarnished, faded, noisy, and run like a top. They smoke for a while when you start them, and leave a few drops of black oil when you park them.
yes... feels like a living machine... not that dead silent apparatus that they wanna call it a "Motorcycle"
lol :grin2::grin2:
 
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