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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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Haven't seen a lot SCR's around the Washington DC area
Welcome Bryan. Your opening remark is what makes the SCR so special. I have yet to see another one in my area of Michigan, and that's fine with me. I have never owned a bike that brings as many comments and questions as this one. Several people have asked what year it is. I tell them it's a 17 and they get this blank look on their face. Ha ha. It's my favorite bike......well maybe.....I like 70s Yamaha's and that's instantly what I saw in the SCR.
 

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Welcome Bryan. Your opening remark is what makes the SCR so special. I have yet to see another one in my area of Michigan, and that's fine with me. I have never owned a bike that brings as many comments and questions as this one. Several people have asked what year it is. I tell them it's a 17 and they get this blank look on their face. Ha ha. It's my favorite bike......well maybe.....I like 70s Yamaha's and that's instantly what I saw in the SCR.
That's definitely a great thing.:grin2: and I agree. I saw a lot of my old yamaha in the SCR
 

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What are some of the things you've done to it that you've liked?

Everything I've done so far I've liked.
Seat was shaved and had gel inserted(I outsourced this to an upholsterer cause I didn't want to screw it up)
Mirrors
Blue shorter throw clutch and brake levers
Heated Grips
Windshield
Low tone aftermarket horn...a little louder
LED Headlight
Custom LED front signals built from original housings and custom dynamics YAM13(for vstar 1300 and 950)
LED Red rear signals with the back converted to a triple play - run, brake turn from Custom Dynamics
Cobra exhaust
Cobra powrflo intake
Cobra powrpro
Kuryakyn rider footpegs
Yamaha Bolt Lowering Kit


I think that's it for what has been completed. I have more coming....I have some crash bars, and a fender eliminator coming in...and then maybe some more cosmetic changes. I have threads for almost all of these that have pics and or videos.
 

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Everything I've done so far I've liked.
Seat was shaved and had gel inserted(I outsourced this to an upholsterer cause I didn't want to screw it up)
Mirrors
Blue shorter throw clutch and brake levers
Heated Grips
Windshield
Low tone aftermarket horn...a little louder
LED Headlight
Custom LED front signals built from original housings and custom dynamics YAM13(for vstar 1300 and 950)
LED Red rear signals with the back converted to a triple play - run, brake turn from Custom Dynamics
Cobra exhaust
Cobra powrflo intake
Cobra powrpro
Kuryakyn rider footpegs
Yamaha Bolt Lowering Kit


I think that's it for what has been completed. I have more coming....I have some crash bars, and a fender eliminator coming in...and then maybe some more cosmetic changes. I have threads for almost all of these that have pics and or videos.
That's awesome. I'll be sure to check the threads out. Very Cool.
 

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Blue shorter throw clutch and brake levers
Hey gallom03, I'm interested in the levers you got. Any chance you can post a pic? Where did you get them? Was it a straight swap or did you have to modify them. If you could provide a link that would be great! Thanks, man! Great work on your bike so far...keep up the cool mods!
 

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Hey gallom03, I'm interested in the levers you got. Any chance you can post a pic? Where did you get them? Was it a straight swap or did you have to modify them. If you could provide a link that would be great! Thanks, man! Great work on your bike so far...keep up the cool mods![/QUOTE]

Straight swap. I just got some cheapos off amazon cause I wasn’t sure if I’d like em or not. I searched xv 950 levers to find them. This set was $58 shipped and they were a straight swap. They seem to get decent reviews I I guess we’ll see how it goes and thanks!! I love doing this stuff to bikes. Never really had a straight stock bike ever
 

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Straight swap. I just got some cheapos off amazon cause I wasn’t sure if I’d like em or not. I searched xv 950 levers to find them. This set was $58 shipped and they were a straight swap. They seem to get decent reviews I I guess we’ll see how it goes and thanks!! I love doing this stuff to bikes. Never really had a straight stock bike ever
Thank you. That's great, plenty of cross references! I knew the XSR900 should work but not all the rest of them.
 

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only one in my area?

My local dealership said I have the only one in my area. They are the only Yamaha dealership in the area, but I did see one for sale(for $1K more!) in a dealership about an hour away.
 

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Admins can’t delete what I posted about the levers. I ended up removing the levers I show in one of my posts above. I would advise not to get them. Mine must have been just a hair off as they seemed to be fine for a few rides , but I believe they contributed to my front brakes locking up and causing me to wipe out.
 

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Admins can’t delete what I posted about the levers. I ended up removing the levers I show in one of my posts above. I would advise not to get them. Mine must have been just a hair off as they seemed to be fine for a few rides , but I believe they contributed to my front brakes locking up and causing me to wipe out.
Given the fact that feedback like this is why people come to forums in the first place, it will be in their best interest to not touch the post :D
 

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I bought a set of cheapies like that off of eBay. Had to drill the cup out a little deeper so that the brakes wouldn't be applied when the lever was installed. Took just a few minutes. Ran the drill press, drilled out a little, test-fit, and repeated until the new lever fit with the same amount of play as the OEM lever.

Charles.
 
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