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Recovering Kawasaki owner here. Sold the Kawi (Versys 650) late last summer after my first (ever) long road trip. Was planning on picking up a larger dual-sport bike over the winter, if I could find a deal. Specifically had my eye on a Super Tenere. Then, I noticed a great deal on 2017 SCR 950 at a relatively local dealer. $5500 all-in. Went for a little test drive this past weekend, and now that thing is sitting in my garage with a whopping 85 miles on it. So far, love it.
I plan on using it for the occasional commute to work, weather permitting, and the usual weekend day rides. However, I would like to gear it up for an annual 10-day road trip, if I can. That means windshield, hand guards, and a luggage solution.
First things first, though - the footpegs have to go, and I will pick up a skid plate right away. And like everyone here has mentioned, I HAVE to come up with easier access to the tool-kit behind the side panel, something that doesn't require a tool. Anyway, I'll post pictures if and when I do any mods.
 

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Welcome. I'll bet you end up liking the SCR more than a dual sport based on how you described your intentions for the bike. I swapped bikes with my son during one of my rides during the fall. He has a Honda XR650L which we all know is the John Deere of dual sports. But I was shocked by the extreme differences between the bikes. The SCR is a wonderful commuter choice.
 

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Glad to have a new member on the forum.

Are you at least going to get the paint and other surfaces protected while the bike is still new?
 

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Recovering Kawasaki owner here. Sold the Kawi (Versys 650) late last summer after my first (ever) long road trip. Was planning on picking up a larger dual-sport bike over the winter, if I could find a deal. Specifically had my eye on a Super Tenere. Then, I noticed a great deal on 2017 SCR 950 at a relatively local dealer. $5500 all-in. Went for a little test drive this past weekend, and now that thing is sitting in my garage with a whopping 85 miles on it. So far, love it.
I plan on using it for the occasional commute to work, weather permitting, and the usual weekend day rides. However, I would like to gear it up for an annual 10-day road trip, if I can. That means windshield, hand guards, and a luggage solution.
First things first, though - the footpegs have to go, and I will pick up a skid plate right away. And like everyone here has mentioned, I HAVE to come up with easier access to the tool-kit behind the side panel, something that doesn't require a tool. Anyway, I'll post pictures if and when I do any mods.
So what do you think? What are your impressions. How do you like your new SCR?
 

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Glad to have a new member on the forum.

Are you at least going to get the paint and other surfaces protected while the bike is still new?
Hey Yami... What exactly do you do? Wax? Is there something special you can apply or do you take it somewhere?
What do you mean???
Thank you.
 

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Hey guys - Mellowrider - so far, I love the bike. I now have around 550 miles on it - and that number would be higher if I didn't live in Oregon with the constant rain. But, I will definitely give it a workout this spring & summer. Got my first service done on it, added a windshield (Yamaha), and I have a Seat Concepts seat kit scheduled to arrive tomorrow. I've had it on the interstate, twisty mountain roads, and on gravelly & muddy logging roads. I seems to handle everything I need it to do. Oh, and I did put the Yamaha skid plate on it. I am re-thinking the hand guards because I just don't like the look.
Yami - I don't have any plans to put anything on to protect the paint, except maybe a simple coat of wax.
 

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Welcome :)
 

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Hey another newcomer here!
Just bought and awaiting delivery on a scr950. I am 27yo guy from Norway. Maybe the first norwegian here?
I do own several flannel shirts, have some tattoos and a beard, so i guess the marketing campaign yamaha did worked just fine.
Picking the bike up next week. And hoping the snow will melt before that. Great to be part of this forum!
 

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Hey another newcomer here!
Just bought and awaiting delivery on a scr950. I am 27yo guy from Norway. Maybe the first norwegian here?
I do own several flannel shirts, have some tattoos and a beard, so i guess the marketing campaign yamaha did worked just fine.
Picking the bike up next week. And hoping the snow will melt before that. Great to be part of this forum!
Welcome to the forum. You should feel right at home here based on your description of yourself. The SCR hooked us all for various reasons, but it seems like we all agree that there is just something about this bike that makes it more fun than expected considering the affordable price. Post some pics once you get it.
 

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Welcome to the forum. You should feel right at home here based on your description of yourself. The SCR hooked us all for various reasons, but it seems like we all agree that there is just something about this bike that makes it more fun than expected considering the affordable price. Post some pics once you get it.
For me it has been that way with most cruisers such as the SCR950, even other products like the Harley Davidson Street and the Ducati Scrambler fit the bill.
 
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