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Baron's rise-up kit, Supertrapp exhaust, tail tidy, Bolt crash bars, skid plate, windshield, adventure pegs, rear hugger, hand guards, crossbar pad, LED projector headlight, adjustable levers, two seats, USB, lead for heated vest, full toolkit, quick-release for seat (3 seconds instead of 3 minutes to take the seat off or put it on), and lots more mods.

I've gotten old and my bad back needs more suspension travel.

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Sorry to lose you from the community Charles - hope you get a sale soon.

Cheers,

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Thanks Ben. My back just can't handle the short travel suspension. I'm old and crunchy and this bike injures my back almost every time I ride it. Plus... I'm getting more and more into off-road riding, and I needed a lighter scrambler. I got a Benelli Leoncino Trail (500cc) back in February and I've barely ridden the SCR950 since. Almost 6 inches of rear suspension travel instead of barely 2 has made my dirt-roading and poorly-maintained asphalt riding a whole lot more fun.

Here are a few pics of the new bike:

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It doesn't have the same kind of retro vibe as the SCR, but it's pretty to look at in a different way. I like how the functionality and the looks were both given equal weight for the Benelli. The SCR is more about looks than it is about being a competent scrambler. (Because it was never meant to be a scrambler, it was meant to be a cruiser).

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Baron's rise-up kit, Supertrapp exhaust, tail tidy, Bolt crash bars, skid plate, windshield, adventure pegs, rear hugger, hand guards, crossbar pad, LED projector headlight, adjustable levers, two seats, USB, lead for heated vest, full toolkit, quick-release for seat (3 seconds instead of 3 minutes to take the seat off or put it on), and lots more mods.

I've gotten old and my bad back needs more suspension travel.

Charles.
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Thanks Ben. My back just can't handle the short travel suspension. I'm old and crunchy and this bike injures my back almost every time I ride it. Plus... I'm getting more and more into off-road riding, and I needed a lighter scrambler. I got a Benelli Leoncino Trail (500cc) back in February and I've barely ridden the SCR950 since. Almost 6 inches of rear suspension travel instead of barely 2 has made my dirt-roading and poorly-maintained asphalt riding a whole lot more fun.

Here are a few pics of the new bike:

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It doesn't have the same kind of retro vibe as the SCR, but it's pretty to look at in a different way. I like how the functionality and the looks were both given equal weight for the Benelli. The SCR is more about looks than it is about being a competent scrambler. (Because it was never meant to be a scrambler, it was meant to be a cruiser).

Charles.
Cool Benelli Charles! I can see why you would like it.
Good luck with the sale of your SCR, and it would be great to know what you get for it just for our reference if you are willing to share the info.
I too will miss your valuable input from the last few years.
 

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Thanks Ben. My back just can't handle the short travel suspension. I'm old and crunchy and this bike injures my back almost every time I ride it. Plus... I'm getting more and more into off-road riding, and I needed a lighter scrambler. I got a Benelli Leoncino Trail (500cc) back in February and I've barely ridden the SCR950 since. Almost 6 inches of rear suspension travel instead of barely 2 has made my dirt-roading and poorly-maintained asphalt riding a whole lot more fun.

Here are a few pics of the new bike:

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It doesn't have the same kind of retro vibe as the SCR, but it's pretty to look at in a different way. I like how the functionality and the looks were both given equal weight for the Benelli. The SCR is more about looks than it is about being a competent scrambler. (Because it was never meant to be a scrambler, it was meant to be a cruiser).

Charles.
Yeah, I do like those. I think I mentioned before, I met someone touring on one in Belgium a few years ago - cool looking bike.

Enjoy.

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Hi Charles, I just bought an scr950 with 240 miles here in the So. Cal area, and was looking to raise the rear with 3/4" longer shocks. I was wondering after you raised yours if the kickstand still held the bike up. It's already a leaner.
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Just a FYI......I had the Baron's 1" raise up on my SCR. Kickstand would still work fine but bike leans over quite a bit more while on the kickstand. I had no issues and kept a 5" length of 2x4 in my bag and just put it under the kickstand when I park at work to keep the bike alittle more upright. I ended taking them off as the suspension changed to alittle harsh and being inseam challenged I liked it lower to allow me to swing my leg over the bag I have on the seat.
 

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I raised mine an inch in the rear with the baron's kit, and a half inch in the front by sliding the tubes down in the trees. Stock they stick up 1/4" over the top of the trees. I slid them down so they were 1/4" below the tops of the trees. The 1/2 inch in the front gave me more cornering clearance than the back did! The footpeg bracket front bolt was the first thing to hit the ground before I raised anything, and it was still the first to hit with the rear raised. With the front raised, now the footpeg feelers hit first, and I had a LOT more room to lean the bike over with the two mods combined.

I welded 1.5" of steel to the bottom of my side stand. 1" would have kept it leaning at the same angle as stock, but 1.5" made it lean a lot less, which I liked. I did a fancy extension, but you can just hacksaw a 2.5" long piece of 1.5" OD square tubing and weld it on the bottom of the stand.

Without the extension it leaned WAAAAAY over.

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Also, I sold my bike today. New owner was well over 6 feet tall, and fit the bike a lot better than I did. He flicked it around under him like it was a 250. I wanted $5000 for it, but settled for $4600 if I put the stock exhaust back on. Which I did. So the SuperTrapp muffler and midpipe that I put so much time and money into building will be up for sale soon.

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Also, I sold my bike today. New owner was well over 6 feet tall, and fit the bike a lot better than I did. He flicked it around under him like it was a 250. I wanted $5000 for it, but settled for $4600 if I put the stock exhaust back on. Which I did. So the SuperTrapp muffler and midpipe that I put so much time and money into building will be up for sale soon.

Charles.
Congrats on the sale Charles. I wonder if the new owner will join the forum. And I hope you still check in once in a while.
 

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Yeah, I will. As I watched the new owner ride away I felt a tinge of disappointment that it was gone. It's SUCH a beautiful looking and wonderful-sounding bike. I just never rode it anymore.

Heh, he said is harley friend was concerned that 11k miles was a lot for a four year old bike. My average is about 10k-12k a year, so 11k on the SCR950 was pretty low miles as far as I'm concerned. I sold it in part because I just wasn't putting miles on it.

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Congrats on the sale Charles. I wonder if the new owner will join the forum. And I hope you still check in once in a while.

Agreed - congrats on the sale, and I also hope you stick around (although we’ve not heard from @eddie for a while.....:cry: )

Ben
 
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