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Since there's no dedicated "mods" sub forum, I thought I would create a thread here to catalog my additions/subtractions/mods to my SCR950 as I go along. I got my start in modding with a Honda Ruckus that I rode around town before upgrading to this. Needless to say, I'm eager to tweak and modify!

1. Custom leather tool pouch, because what's with that plastic capsule UNDERNEATH a panel you need a tool to get at?! It helps that I'm a leatherworker.





Finished 2/5/2018.
I think it turned out just fine. There's plenty of space for the OEM tools and room for additional items.
I'm happy to make one like this, or a custom bag for anyone on this forum. Just minus the brass horse lock; that's a one-of-a-kind item.

2. Move license plate to the side and get rid of the ugly black fender extension.
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3. Custom saddle bags
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3A. I bought the bolt's saddlebag mounts without the other mounting brackets that would have set me back another $300. So, Mod 2A is figuring out how to work with what I've got
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4. Maybe shave down the seat foam. Not sure yet since it seemed comfortable enough after a 2 hour ride
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5. Find some new footpegs
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6. Custom paint job: make the bike look art-deco because I'm a HUGE fan of Dieselpunk.
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Stock just for future comparison:
 

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It took about two hours to convert the OEM side panel bolts to Dzus fasteners, but it was worth it.
There was a trial and error learning curve, plus the time spent fabricating and brazing a modified mount on one side to consider, too.
If I had it to do over, it would go a bit faster.
The panels were not modified a bit. New mounts are like $25 a set if I want to return things to stock, too.

To remove my side panels, all I need now is a quarter, my Swiss Army knife's flat blade screwdriver, etc...
to turn the Dzuz 1/4 turn. They lock in place, can't work free from vibration. (resulting in the loss of a $$ side panel)
and look completely normal.
 

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Very nice! I like it.

Annnnnnnd I just realized that I can't edit posts like most other forums. The best laid plans of putting everything into the first post over time was all for naught. Oh well, here's 2. Move license plate to the side and get rid of the ugly black fender extension:

The OEM black bracket was a little more involved to get at than I originally thought. I ended up taking the seat off and unbolting entire fender to flip it over for easier access (that's what she said), and undo the rear light housing in order to drop the black bracket that sits underneath. I think the whole project took about 30-45 in the cold. Not too bad, and it looks great! I really like how the side-mount bracket looks, and I just used a 5/8"x2" bolt and a few lock washers/regular washers, and Loc-Tite to keep everything snug. I also picked up a pair of LED bolt lights to remain street legal. FYI, it's legal to vertical mount a license plate in Illinois so long as it's still visible and lit, according to the published "rules of the road".



 

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Finally completed my scr. Got rid of the death wobble with new bearings and tires. Made custom exhaust,got Ivan’s map and s&s customs intake. Changed fork oil to stiffen things up abit. Changed brake pads to double h’s and draided lines . Now it stops like a sport bike. Also tidied up the rear.
 

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