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Just got my scr! To me its a fast forward 40 years from the bike Ive been riding the last 4 years. Ive been on a KZ750 twin from 1977!
Both bikes weigh the same and look similar. But the scr is really nice!.
Its a huge step up for me. And I got it for 6200 with taxes extra warranty. Really a lot of bike for the price. Foot pegs seat and short shift lever have to go. Seems kind of tight between the peg and shift lever. Needs some highway pegs on it too.
But it plenty powerful to me and smooth enough.
Just that seat and the foot position ... needs help.
 

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Luckily, or unlucky depending on how you look at it, I'm short enough for the stock peg position.
Have you looked into aftermarket pegs and shift levers yet?
 

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Simplest seat mod is to remove the cover, flatten the front portion and install a 1/4" gel section. I think I paid about $35 for a piece of seat gel off eBay.
Once in place, stretch some lightweight knit cloth over the seat, staple in place and then reinstall the cover. I did it on my coffee table with a hand stapler and some stainless staples from Home Depot.
(first 3 pictures)
I learned this the hard way after I went and constructed a completely new seat from scratch. The foam I got was too hard. I will make a new one if I ever find suitable foam.
(Last 2 photos)
 

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Those gel pads is the cheapest way to increase the seat comfort, but make sure to measure twice before you cut and test out the space with the pad now and then. Not saying this from prior experience...no...
 

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Those gel pads is the cheapest way to increase the seat comfort, but make sure to measure twice before you cut and test out the space with the pad now and then. Not saying this from prior experience...no...
Let me guess...you got out the electric turkey carver and destroyed your stock seat?
 

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Hey, Yea i want to hang onto it. Its on the centerstand. Putting some steel wool in the pipe ends to keep the mice out. Drained the tank put in house. Gonna put a little oil in the cylinders and kick it a couple times a year.
It runs. It just needs work. Carbs need rebuilt. Heck the whole thing needs rebuilding. Nice old bike though. Everyone keeps telling me to sell it. I dont wanna!
 

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Couple of days with the new SCR.

Been a couple days now. Each time I ride it, it gets more comfortable. I like it more each time. It hs a huge amount of power compared to the old KZ750, which wasnt a slouch at all. But this things fast! And smooth. No choke! No Clutch no kick start! Big difference to me. First electronice bike. My 2nd bike ever! Much different than the old KZ!
I like4 it!!!
Its getting more comfortable !
I thing I need to break myself into the bike more than it needs breaking in.
Its gonna be winner!
 

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This KZ was never turned into a bobber or anything. The only thing that isnt stock is the bars. And I've got the original bars. I might sell it. But my first instinct is to hang onto it. Maybe fix it in the future.
 

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Nice job on the seat. Is it much more comfortable? Been looking at those thin air pads. Any experience with those? They cost about 100 for a medium size pad. 11"x11"
 

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Air pads are too new?
With all new bikes, unless you get a touring one, you'll need to gently break in your butt before the seats get comfortable. :D

Never though to put steel wool in the pipes to keep rodents out, but thanks for the tip because winter is coming.
 

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FYI I dont know if thats a correct move for a new bike. Im putting steel wool in my 40 year old Kawasaki KZ750';s pipes for long storage. I dont think it will hurt that old thing. Im gonna figure out something else for the 950. Maybe someone has ideas.???
 

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You might have luck speaking to dealers that have experience storing bikes for owners, not all of them are trying to get money from you, some are willing to share knowledge. Try them out and let us know.
 
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