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So in my quest to look for compatible parts I eventually was looking at parts lists for the scr as well as the bolt r spec and c spec and I had a wild idea. The frame is the exact same as the Bolt and the scrambler seat just sits on as a bolt on part. From there forward the bike is almost the same. So my thought is, do you think you could buy a Bolt seat and fender and have two different bikes??? It would probably take an afternoon of wrenching to do the conversion. But if you could have a scrambler and then be able to convert to a cruiser by swapping out some parts it'd be a pretty cool concept. It wouldn't be a "oh let me throw on the scrambler seat while I go to the market" deal but you get what I mean.

Is anyone else interested in this at least as an idea or am I just crazy??
 

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the 2017 Bolt and SCR950 frames are different part numbers,
likely due to the added attachment points for the SCR's additional subframe. =(
If one were to be willing to drill into the roughly $1400 Bolt frame and add those points,
they could possibly add the SCR's $465 subframe and $232 seat.
 

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the 2017 Bolt and SCR950 frames are different part numbers,
likely due to the added attachment points for the SCR's additional subframe. =(
If one were to be willing to drill into the roughly $1400 Bolt frame and add those points,
they could possibly add the SCR's $465 subframe and $232 seat.
I was thinking of the ability to go the other direction. I have an scr that you could potentially "revert" back to a bolt if you were inclined to have a cruiser. Without actually looking at an r spec frame in person it's hard to tell but it looks like an scr with a r spec fender, fender stays, and lights could work. Then pop on a seat made for the r spec and you're set! I've taken off the rear fender and assembly probably about 10 times (I know that thing inside and out now haha) while working on the new license bracket that it seems doable.

The way I see it for under $500 in extra parts you could have two style bikes instead of actually owning (and paying for) two bikes.
 

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Beauty. The same thought crossed my mind. The SCR IS a bolt. A Bolt with a subframe to mount the bench seat.
I am VERY interested to see how your project goes if you decide to proceed! Also I am interested in how your licence plate relocation looks.

Another thing. I like the look of the indicator lights but I want to relocate the rear ones. There is already a hole below the rear part of the seat. I think its purpose is for mounting OEM saddle bags. I am considering relocating them there - probably have to bore the holes out. The one problem might be that they would interfere carrying a passenger.
 

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I was thinking of the ability to go the other direction. I have an scr that you could potentially "revert" back to a bolt if you were inclined to have a cruiser. Without actually looking at an r spec frame in person it's hard to tell but it looks like an scr with a r spec fender, fender stays, and lights could work. Then pop on a seat made for the r spec and you're set! I've taken off the rear fender and assembly probably about 10 times (I know that thing inside and out now haha) while working on the new license bracket that it seems doable.

The way I see it for under $500 in extra parts you could have two style bikes instead of actually owning (and paying for) two bikes.
That's what i love about bikes like this, it takes a little to accomplish a lot and its probably part of what contributed to sales growth here. So much that new segments have emerged
 

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That's what i love about bikes like this, it takes a little to accomplish a lot and its probably part of what contributed to sales growth here. So much that new segments have emerged
Things are coming full circle, maybe.
Once we had universal bikes that could be tailored to a certain task. Street bikes were converted to desert sleds, flat trackers, scramblers and such. Machines became more specialized and one could simply buy a bike for an intended purpose. It made sense from a practicality standpoint. Then came the resurgence of customizers not too many years ago. The chopper builders and such got our imaginations going, "Hey! We can turn this into a ___!"
Making a bike our own became fun again.
Selling an expensive something that does 1 thing isn't nearly as interesting or, more importantly, fun than buying a relatively inexpensive bike and making it great in our own vision.
Fun.
That's why most of us buy these things called motorcycles in the first place, isn't it?:grin2:
 

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Pretty much why the old school cruisers and more relaxed bikes are seeing a resurgence these days, for the sheer fun you can have without breaking the bank.

Since the SCR frame doesn't need any additional holes drilled in for the seat, then by all means give it a try. But you may have to mod the foot pegs and handles a bit to match the new seating position.
 

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Things are coming full circle, maybe.
Once we had universal bikes that could be tailored to a certain task. Street bikes were converted to desert sleds, flat trackers, scramblers and such. Machines became more specialized and one could simply buy a bike for an intended purpose. It made sense from a practicality standpoint. Then came the resurgence of customizers not too many years ago. The chopper builders and such got our imaginations going, "Hey! We can turn this into a ___!"
Making a bike our own became fun again.
Selling an expensive something that does 1 thing isn't nearly as interesting or, more importantly, fun than buying a relatively inexpensive bike and making it great in our own vision.
Fun.
That's why most of us buy these things called motorcycles in the first place, isn't it?:grin2:
That's the kicker right there.

We're enthusiasts in this community of riders and we enjoy tinkering, modifying, and just personalizing what we have.

Build, "Race", Break, Repeat.

You can replace the Race with Enjoy haha
 

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That's the kicker right there.

We're enthusiasts in this community of riders and we enjoy tinkering, modifying, and just personalizing what we have.

Build, "Race", Break, Repeat.

You can replace the Race with Enjoy haha

I'm going to replace "break" with "repeat"
 

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Things are coming full circle, maybe.
Once we had universal bikes that could be tailored to a certain task. Street bikes were converted to desert sleds, flat trackers, scramblers and such. Machines became more specialized and one could simply buy a bike for an intended purpose. It made sense from a practicality standpoint. Then came the resurgence of customizers not too many years ago. The chopper builders and such got our imaginations going, "Hey! We can turn this into a ___!"
Making a bike our own became fun again.
Selling an expensive something that does 1 thing isn't nearly as interesting or, more importantly, fun than buying a relatively inexpensive bike and making it great in our own vision.
Fun.
That's why most of us buy these things called motorcycles in the first place, isn't it?:grin2:
I think this sort of approach is what the Grom's success can be attributed to. Just looking at that community its all they talk about and all they're about.
 

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Ah yes, the grom community, everywhere I go it's grom this and grom that.
Now who would have thought hopping up 49cc's to go 45 mph would cause such a stir?
I know, I know, in kilometers please.
 

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Ah yes, the grom community, everywhere I go it's grom this and grom that.
Now who would have thought hopping up 49cc's to go 45 mph would cause such a stir?
I know, I know, in kilometers please.
Groms are even better: 125cc.
They'll go between 55-60mph/88-96+km/h stock. Some say more.
Some yo-yo with more money than sense stuck a 205h.p. Ducati Panigale V-twin in one. It had a claimed top speed of 200mph.
A fuel leak on a test run resulted in it burning down, though.
Oops.
 

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Groms are even better: 125cc.
They'll go between 55-60mph/88-96+km/h stock. Some say more.
Some yo-yo with more money than sense stuck a 205h.p. Ducati Panigale V-twin in one. It had a claimed top speed of 200mph.
A fuel leak on a test run resulted in it burning down, though.
Oops.

On the bright side now they can put the grom engine in the ducati frame. They will save money on gas and still probably go 45mph. Wait, that means they will have even MORE money than sense.
 

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Groms are even better: 125cc.
They'll go between 55-60mph/88-96+km/h stock. Some say more.
Some yo-yo with more money than sense stuck a 205h.p. Ducati Panigale V-twin in one. It had a claimed top speed of 200mph.
A fuel leak on a test run resulted in it burning down, though.
Oops.
That thing is ridiculously crazy cool. I would love to have one just to mess around with, but obviously would never spend that kind of money to do anything stupid like it haha

 

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Ah yes, the Ducati Grom. Who needs sense when you have a Grom? Maybe someone will do something equally insane with the scr950 once it's an older model and a used one is dirt cheap. There's probably some beastly motorcycle engines at the local scrap yard too.
 

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I think it's rediculously crazy cool, something I'd want to try if I had money to burn, literally. Didn't a fuel line rupture and the thing went up in flames? That's a panigale down the drain and those things are definitely not cheap.
 

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LOL @flatrack , I'm having difficulties doing that. It's inexplainably both for me which probably doesn't make sense but.. it's one of those things! Love to see it, wouldn't do it.
 
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