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So I've been kicking around the idea of a fairing for a bit of a retro vibe. I have clip on bars so I think I'll have the clearance but I can't seem to figure out how the fairing mounts. Does it mount via the headlight bolts? I'm hoping someone has had some experience installing one of these and can provide some insight. From the pictures it looks like there are two small screw holes on the bottom but that doesn't seem like nearly enough to be secure. Thanks in advance!

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You could probably fabricate a couple of slender stays to attach to the upper part of the fairing from the inside and then to the bars for added support and stability.
 

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Prob mounts to forks...not 100% sure though. Let me know how it goes. Im thinking of doing same. Good luck!
I ordered the fairing! I haven't bought the hardware yet but I plan on seeing if it will at least fit the bike. If not I can return it.

You could probably fabricate a couple of slender stays to attach to the upper part of the fairing from the inside and then to the bars for added support and stability.
So far my thought is to use the two holes at the bottom of the fairing as one anchor point, then use some fork mounted headlight brackets to fabricate another point to anchor. First I need to part to see what I'm working with but the slender stay idea could probably work.
 

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Would be cool to see someone here take inspiration from Walt Siegl. The way they design bikes is just amazing, plus look what we have to work with here... it's the perfect candidate from Yamaha.
 

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Would be cool to see someone here take inspiration from Walt Siegl. The way they design bikes is just amazing, plus look what we have to work with here... it's the perfect candidate from Yamaha.
Ha thats actually the look I was hoping for! Unfortunately, I got the fairing and theres no way to make it work and fit. No amount of trimming or fitting will get it on the bike so I'm back to square one.
 

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I'm at around 600 miles. Going to use Yamaha oil, think its called Yamalube
I doubt many keep a bike that long, but Yamaha is offering a huge engine warranty extension of like 100k miles if you use Yamalube products and document it. Check with your dealership.
Not to start an oil thread here, but Yamaha's chemicals have a pretty good reputation. Honda used their carb cleaner in the Alpharetta, Ga training facility when I was there 20 years ago. Barber Motorsports Museum reportedly uses Yamabond sealant. Their oil isn't any more expensive than others and you can even buy a kit for your bike that has oil, a filter + a new drain bolt washer. It's all boxed up for you.


I got hooked on Spectro's Golden Spectro blend when I could get it through the shop where I worked. I had a look at the top end of the DL1000 just shy of 40k miles and the cams and bearings were nice and happy. No oiling issues there.

I think the key is to use an oil suited for the task (wet clutch safe formula for motorcycles) + a good, quality filter and change them with some regularity.
 

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Cool, thanks, man. Yeah, who knows eh? Bought a jug of yamalube and a yamaha filter.

Havent changed oil yet, it rained all weekend so didnt get out for a ride.

Thought i could reuse plug bolt o- ring? Ahhh, guess i should grab a few tomorrow...

Hey, diggin the Ohlins stickers!
 

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Thought i could reuse plug bolt o- ring? Ahhh, guess i should grab a few tomorrow...
Hey, diggin the Ohlins stickers!
I have reused many an oil drain washer, myself, even aluminum ones. =)

The Super Tenere has two oil drain plugs with copper washers.
I have two sets I use in rotation. The old ones come out and get slowly heated with a small torch while they're hung on a wire chucked up in my vice. After they are glowing orange red, I let them cool off slowly. A black oxide "crust" forms, so I sand them on a piece of emory paper atop the vice anvil until they are copper color again. This flattens them back out and the heat softens up the washer for the next use.

I put the Nohlins stickers on the FZ-09's yellow forks 1st. The other photos are of the Super Tenere. I've gotten a few fun conversations out of them.
"How much did those Ohlins forks run you?"
{I'll hold up four fingers.}
"Four grand?!?!? Holy cow!"
Me, "No. Four dollars."
They'll look at me like I'm nuts and then I'll ask them to look a bit closer. Then the laughing starts.
 

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Washers aren't the most expensive bit to buy, but the cost adds up over time and I've never though to reuse them before, probably because I don't have a torch. Unless I sneak out the food grade one meant for creme brulee.
 

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3 bucks for one little washer! Oh well, I got a great deal on the SCR.
They just arent selling, least not where I live. Have to admit it's a bit of an oddball bike.
Pretty sure it's not hipsters buying 'em. I think it's old guys (and probably a few gals) like me who rode dirtbikes in the seventies and eighties. Judging from this forum at least! I'd be curiuos to know how many have sold so far...
 

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3 bucks for one little washer! Oh well, I got a great deal on the SCR.
They just arent selling, least not where I live. Have to admit it's a bit of an oddball bike.
Pretty sure it's not hipsters buying 'em. I think it's old guys (and probably a few gals) like me who rode dirtbikes in the seventies and eighties. Judging from this forum at least! I'd be curious to know how many have sold so far...
Ha I think I fall into the "hipster" category. I'm 26 so I definitely don't have the nostalgia for the style but it was a perfect blend of what kind of bike I wanted. Ironically, the whole reason I found the bike is because a motorcycle website did an article titled something like "The biggest flops of 2016" and the bike was on that list haha. Turns out theres no such thing as bad publicity!
 

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From what I can see on social media, it's the same few people uploading pictures of their SCR950 and they look far removed from what I imagine a hipster to be. Didn't even know it was on "The biggest flops of 2016" list. :grin2:

I think the only area Yamaha flopped in, is with the advertising portion of the SCR950.
 

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From what I can see on social media, it's the same few people uploading pictures of their SCR950 and they look far removed from what I imagine a hipster to be. Didn't even know it was on "The biggest flops of 2016" list. :grin2:

I think the only area Yamaha flopped in, is with the advertising portion of the SCR950.
Yes, couldnt agree more. Yamaha built a very good motorcycle in the SCR but might have missed the mark with the advertising campaign . Most of the ads I've seen seem to be directed at the millenial generation. Now I have nothing against millenials or "hipsters", in fact I totally dig the generation and the styles. It's hard to fault Yamaha as millenials pose a huge demographic and a huge market share but I suspect your average millenial would choose the Bolt C-Spec or R-Spec over the SCR. For an old tall guy like me the SCR is the perfect fit and I absolutey love it so far. I'm trying to think if there are any other (besides HD) new aircooled, V-twin, standard motorcycles being built.
 
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