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Haven't seen a lot SCR's around the Washington DC area so I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say about the their ride and curious to see what mods people are exploring.

This is my first daily commuter bike. I previously owned a 79 XS Eleven and I ended up working on it more than I actually rode it so I'm thrilled be ride such a great bike now.
 

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I bought mine a couple of months ago. I have a little over 800 miles on it. I put a V & H pipe on it out of the box. It really sounds good! That's all I've done so far. Hope you like yours.
 

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This is my first daily commuter bike. I previously owned a 79 XS Eleven and I ended up working on it more than I actually rode it so I'm thrilled be ride such a great bike now.
It's awesome having a Brand New motorcycle! Congratulations on your new ride, hope you have many great miles on it. I think the SCR950 is a perfect commuter bike. They are easy to handle and great in the city. You dont get the muscle of your XS Eleven but it's pretty torquey and should provide many years of low maintenance reliability. What kind of break-in procedure do you follow?
 

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It's awesome having a Brand New motorcycle! Congratulations on your new ride, hope you have many great miles on it. I think the SCR950 is a perfect commuter bike. They are easy to handle and great in the city. You dont get the muscle of your XS Eleven but it's pretty torquey and should provide many years of low maintenance reliability. What kind of break-in procedure do you follow?
Thanks! I'm looking forward to a ton a miles. Sad I had to put it away for the winter. I'm hoping I'm breaking her in right. Only able to get under a 100 miles in so far. Taking it easy. To be honest, I was a little nervous because it is my first new bike and didnt want to mess up. Any Suggestions.
 

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Hey Bryan,
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new bike!

How do you like your SCR so far? What did you do with your previous XS eleven, sold or kept?
So far so good, hadnt had much time or good weather to get a good amount of miles it but I am liking the way it feels. I ended up selling the xs. Heres a picture of it.
 

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So far so good, hadnt had much time or good weather to get a good amount of miles it but I am liking the way it feels. I ended up selling the xs. Heres a picture of it.
Here is the KZ 750. I didnt sell it. But its found a new home in a corner of my garage. Tank is in the house. Im keeping it for someday when I have enough money to fix it up.
My scr is parked for the winter too. Except for those 45-50 degree days.. Then Il ride it. Remarkable there are a couple good days coming up. I have just under 600 on mine and I got her in September.
I havent done a thing to it. I did want to move the pegs forward... maybe someday... And I hated the seat... To tell you the truth. when I first got it... it felt strange and really uncomfortable....
Funniest thing is that somewhere in those 584 miles.... The bike really grew on me. I love it. Its comfortable... Even the seat!
Yea mine is parked until it hits 45-50 on any single day.... Then Il ride it! Great bike!!!
There are some people on this forum that if they dont own and operate their own Cycle shops..... I dont know why.
One heck of a lot of knowledge on here.
Im learning a lot. I dont have the tools, skills or greenbacks to modify my scr.. So Im leaving it alone for now. Maybe someday. But Im learning an awful lot of great stuff from you all.
Hey Eddie... When are you opening a motorcycle shop?
lol Some of you guys are missing your calling.
Happy Trails.....
 

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Hey Eddie... When are you opening a motorcycle shop?
lol Some of you guys are missing your calling.
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I actually part-timed at a metric bike shop for about 13 years. I say part time in that my "real" job consisted of three-four 12 hour nights in front of a computer. I needed something clear my head and working at a friend's shop on my days off was just the ticket. Sadly, one of the two owners died from a stroke in 2013, just 1 day before she turned 63. The mechanic friend decided to close the doors and concentrate on taking care of an elderly parent. He couldn't compete with internet tires and accessories. Customers didn't get it they often received old tires from their online sources that didn't perform as well as the slightly more expensive fresh ones Dan sold.
Worse were the ones that bought a good tire fro him then ran it low on air and blamed him for upselling what they though was a ripoff. Example: Guy bought the tires we recommended for his GL1800 and then demanded new ones for free when they wore out in about 1/2 the expected mileage. The guy got really quiet when he pulled it into the garage and the pressures were 19F/21R hot.
Funny. I bet he left that part out when he told the story to his friends, though.
Another set of friends had the Mom & Pop Harley-oriented shop not far away. In one form or another, they'd been in business over 40 years. Last Saturday, they shut down for good, too, citing lack of business.
 

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Yea mine is parked until it hits 45-50 on any single day.... Then Il ride it! Great bike!!!
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I love that old school motorcycle look. Big Fan.

And yeah. a lot of knowledge here. very helpful.

I just saw a few days at that 45-50 range with some sun so im going to try and get some more miles in. Very excited. Next year I need to have some heated gear ready. atleast the grips a windshield and maybe some handgaurds.
 

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I actually part-timed at a metric bike shop for about 13 years. I say part time in that my "real" job consisted of three-four 12 hour nights in front of a computer. I needed something clear my head and working at a friend's shop on my days off was just the ticket. Sadly, one of the two owners died from a stroke in 2013, just 1 day before she turned 63. The mechanic friend decided to close the doors and concentrate on taking care of an elderly parent. He couldn't compete with internet tires and accessories. Customers didn't get it they often received old tires from their online sources that didn't perform as well as the slightly more expensive fresh ones Dan sold.
Worse were the ones that bought a good tire fro him then ran it low on air and blamed him for upselling what they though was a ripoff. Example: Guy bought the tires we recommended for his GL1800 and then demanded new ones for free when they wore out in about 1/2 the expected mileage. The guy got really quiet when he pulled it into the garage and the pressures were 19F/21R hot.
Funny. I bet he left that part out when he told the story to his friends, though.
Another set of friends had the Mom & Pop Harley-oriented shop not far away. In one form or another, they'd been in business over 40 years. Last Saturday, they shut down for good, too, citing lack of business.
Yea, I see what you are getting at. It would be a lot of work.
Not all fun working on the bikes. You'd have a lot of stuff besides that to deal with... But really. You Eddie and Flattrack and gallam03 and chopper charles... etc etc I know Im leaving some out sry. You are all a huge source of knowledge. When Im ready to move my pegs forward in a couple years... Im coming to this forum for help and advice. Prob take a couple years to find a good rig for it.
Just seems to me that the bike would be more comfortable if the pegs were like 4-5 inches forward of where they are now. Its not a huge deal though as I find scooting back on the seats works.
 

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I love that old school motorcycle look. Big Fan.

And yeah. a lot of knowledge here. very helpful.

I just saw a few days at that 45-50 range with some sun so im going to try and get some more miles in. Very excited. Next year I need to have some heated gear ready. atleast the grips a windshield and maybe some handgaurds.
I found that a pair of sweats under the riding pants and several layers up top including a wind breaker as one of the layers.. Coupled with scarf. Wool Army... and heavy milsurp gloves... and a hat under the helmet.... Im good to low 40's But its dam cold low 40's. 45-50 for me otherwise... Its parked. This prob sounds funny to some. But having a bike without a choke is AWESOME!!!! Modern tech !!!
Awesome!!!!
 

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You Eddie and Flattrack and gallam03 and chopper charles... etc etc I know Im leaving some out sry. You are all a huge source of knowledge.
Hey Mellowrider, I am no expert on anything. I used to know a bit about carburetor bikes but I've forgotten most of it lol. I'm the same as most, I like tinkering on bikes and am learning as I go. But you're right, this forum is a great place to gain knowledge and learn more about our bikes.
 

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flatrack;32249 Is there a date code on tires to refer to?[/QUOTE said:
Look on the outer sidewall for the acronym “DOT,” which should be followed by a series of numbers. The last four digits are what you need to determine when the tire was manufactured. The first two numbers represent the week, and the second pair indicates the year. For example, a tire with the digits 2510 was made in the 25th week of 2010.
 

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Look on the outer sidewall for the acronym “DOT,” which should be followed by a series of numbers. The last four digits are what you need to determine when the tire was manufactured. The first two numbers represent the week, and the second pair indicates the year. For example, a tire with the digits 2510 was made in the 25th week of 2010.
Interesting, thanks...learn something new everyday

Any idea how old is TOO old?
 

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Interesting, thanks...learn something new everyday

Any idea how old is TOO old?
The rule of thumb is to replace tires when they are 6 years old, even if they appear to be in good condition. This is because the rubber can develop dry rot and other structural damage that you may not be able to see.

Here is the link to the article where I am getting this info. Lol
It's pretty informative. Even gives you the method of aging a tire from long ago. I'm going to check my old enduros and see which one has the oldest tires. I think the little GT80 is rolling on original 42 year old tires. I've never seen tires so dry rotted and cracked. I'm not to concerned since I only ride that one around my yard!

Tech Tips: How To Read Motorcycle Tire Date Codes - Chaparral Motorsports
 
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