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Hello. My name is Rebel RDX.

I got myself an ex demo, ultra low miles SCR950 in January this year. I owned an XV950 a couple of years ago so pretty much knew what I was in for.

I really like bikes that get used for their intended purpose, so here's what a bike like mine might look like if it was used for a bit of SCRambling...

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Obviously there's no trails like this near me that would allow any such riding. Which is a shame because the SCR would probably be quite fun in these circumstances! The standard tyres would probably be surprisingly good on all the loose surfaces but need to be taken steady through any forest track that leads off the main gravel trail, and starts to get a little boggy.

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I would imagine my SCR (which does look a lot like the one in the photos) would excel on tracks such as this. The rear shocks would bottom out constantly but the front forks would probably do a great job of popping in and out of water filled potholes.

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Here's my SCR at the bottom photo here. I know it looks a lot like the one in the previous photos but that's purely coincidence. I certainly WOULD NOT take my own motorcycle somewhere that it wasn't really permitted

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Thanks for looking 馃槈
 

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Thanks for posting bike looks great but I suppose that's why we brought them, the original figures price/ power /weight would make it difficult to justify purchase but it's a great looking premium quality bike so once price fell in my case 33% I at to take a punt on it.
May I ask were in the U.K. you are based.
P.S. hope that crazy man in those pics you found as a crane to pick the SCR up if it goes down!
 

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Hey bud!

My pleasure, and thank you.

The specs just don't do these XV variants any justice at all do they. What others might call a styling exercise, I found to be extremely useful.

Everything that could realistically be done to the regular XV950 as a quick overnight garage fix (wide bars, chequered grips, serrated pegs, aluminium sled/bash-plate, chunkier tyres, fork gaiters) are genuinely useful for heading off the tarmac.

The more drastic factory mods (spoked wheels, flat seat, higher subrame, rear shocks with, according to Yam 'model specific settings') are the icing on the cake and really make the bike something special in my opinion.

Based in Scotland, but I sound like I'm from Norfolk 馃榿

I know picking up this hunk of SCRapmetal won't be easy, but I have a method...

Stop for a pause, asses the situation, remove helmet and jacket, take some sips of water, kneel down next to the sled, grab a bit of frame/something solid fairy low down and push my chest into the bike (while shuffling towards it and pushing with my legs) as it slowly stands back upright.

I find that despite getting a bit wet and muddy, it saves me from straining or injuring my back, but I get that we all have our own perfect methods for lifting a dropped bike this is just mine 馃榿
 

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Thanks for posting bike looks great but I suppose that's why we brought them, the original figures price/ power /weight would make it difficult to
 

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Scotland is my absolute favorite riding destination, i try too get up every year, celebrated my 50 birthday at the Moffat that was ten years ago and would love to return this year for the 60.
I have completed the north coast 500 a couple of times. When you can ride for hours and only see a handful of cars that is for me nirvana.
You are a lucky man too have those roads to ride on.
 

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Aye you should do it. I take it you know about the 10 mile trail that runs through Kielder forest at the border?

Would be a good excuse for a little trail riding along the way
 

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Hey bud!

My pleasure, and thank you.

The specs just don't do these XV variants any justice at all do they. What others might call a styling exercise, I found to be extremely useful.

Everything that could realistically be done to the regular XV950 as a quick overnight garage fix (wide bars, chequered grips, serrated pegs, aluminium sled/bash-plate, chunkier tyres, fork gaiters) are genuinely useful for heading off the tarmac.

The more drastic factory mods (spoked wheels, flat seat, higher subrame, rear shocks with, according to Yam 'model specific settings') are the icing on the cake and really make the bike something special in my opinion.

Based in Scotland, but I sound like I'm from Norfolk 馃榿

I know picking up this hunk of SCRapmetal won't be easy, but I have a method...

Stop for a pause, asses the situation, remove helmet and jacket, take some sips of water, kneel down next to the sled, grab a bit of frame/something solid fairy low down and push my chest into the bike (while shuffling towards it and pushing with my legs) as it slowly stands back upright.

I find that despite getting a bit wet and muddy, it saves me from straining or injuring my back, but I get that we all have our own perfect methods for lifting a dropped bike this is just mine 馃榿
Thanks for the tip. I have done this in a very similar fashion except in reverse with my downed Kawasaki GT 750 some years ago.
Your technique sounds better as there is a better chance of it not toppling over the other way - as nearly happened to me! !
 
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