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Collected my SCR yesterday from Tamworth Yamaha (UK). It's not new but only 1100 miles and I enjoyed the 70 miles ride home. Long time Yamaha fan (not just bikes - I have a Yamaha piano and guitar) and the SCR suits we well these days. No wish to go faster than 80mph on a bike any more. Bit of touring in Europe and occasional pub visits. Also got a 2000 Kawasaki W650 in the garage, and a 1984 BMW R80 S/T, but the BMW will have to go to make room for the SCR. Apparently I forgot to tell my wife I was getting another bike. Ooops... was sure I mentioned it. Ahem.
 

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Congrats on the SCR and welcome!

I typically cruise to and from work at about 70mph, but when passing old folks and people on their phones the SCR has no problem getting over 80mph.
 

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Collected my SCR yesterday from Tamworth Yamaha (UK).
Welcome to the forum. Glad to see we have another U.K. Rider amongst the ranks. Beware of another SCR rider over there with a fish hook shift lever. Give him plenty of space to pass. I'm sure you'll hear from him soon.

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Welcome to the forum. Glad to see we have another U.K. Rider amongst the ranks. Beware of another SCR rider over there with a fish hook shift lever. Give him plenty of space to pass. I'm sure you'll hear from him soon.

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Cheeky bugger - ignore him new guy! It was an accident.....I’ll tell you about it sometime.

Collected my SCR yesterday from Tamworth Yamaha (UK). It's not new but only 1100 miles and I enjoyed the 70 miles ride home. Long time Yamaha fan (not just bikes - I have a Yamaha piano and guitar) and the SCR suits we well these days. No wish to go faster than 80mph on a bike any more. Bit of touring in Europe and occasional pub visits. Also got a 2000 Kawasaki W650 in the garage, and a 1984 BMW R80 S/T, but the BMW will have to go to make room for the SCR. Apparently I forgot to tell my wife I was getting another bike. Ooops... was sure I mentioned it. Ahem.
And here’s me thinking I had the only one! (although I know this not to be true). Welcome mate - glad to have you aboard. I imagine the SCR will be pretty similar performance to the W650, won’t it, but with a bit more punt down low (and a fair bit more weight?! :wink2: ). I agree with the speed thing though - no need to go fast nowadays. And nowhere to do it, what with all the speed cameras. I find she’s probably most comfortable about 65-70ish.

What have you got planned for the bike then? And which colour did you get??!!
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Thought of new guy today. Went to the dealer open day where I got my SCR from. What was stood together in the showroom? Only a nearly new SCR, and a Kwak W800.

Let the boss there who sold me the bike listen to the Danmoto too. His reaction? “Fu*king ****, is that legal”??! >:)
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Thought of new guy today. Went to the dealer open day where I got my SCR from. What was stood together in the showroom? Only a nearly new SCR, and a Kwak W800.

Let the boss there who sold me the bike listen to the Danmoto too. His reaction? “Fu*king ****, is that legal”??! >:)
Ben
What? Kwakers builds a Triumph??
 

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What? Kwakers builds a Triumph??
Just looked it up (W800) I guess they've been building them for years. Sounds like this year is the last due to emissions requirements. Curious how they compare in price to a new Bonneville..? I'd expect considerably less..?
 

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Just looked it up (W800) I guess they've been building them for years. Sounds like this year is the last due to emissions requirements. Curious how they compare in price to a new Bonneville..? I'd expect considerably less..?
Yep, last year, and yes again, probably considerbly less!!

Funny story - the old guy I speak to who has the 1970 Bonneville. Well, he liked my SCR that much that, whobeknowst to me, he went and tried that very same black SCR in the picture last week. He didn’t take it in the end, as he wanted a little runaround for him and the wife, and she disapproved of the SCR pillion provision. What did they end up with? A W800.......
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The W650 and 800 are (IMHO) better 60's Triumph replicas than Triumphs own "new" Bonnevilles. Especially now the Bonnies have gone water cooled. Look great and really nicely engineered. More character too. And have a 360 deg crank to sound just like a Meriden twin (plus balancer shaft to keep it fairly smooth). Personally I prefer the earlier 650 that runs carbs rather than EFI. Easier for home fettling!
My SCR is red. Already hoping to take it over to Europe for a few days before the month is out. Previous owner fitted Ohlins rears, sumpguard(?), fancy footpegs and fork brace. None of which I'd pay for myself but happy to have them. Hoping Chopper Charles makes some ! 3/4" mid pipes so I can afford to fit a better looking and sounding silencer...
 

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My SCR is red. Already hoping to take it over to Europe for a few days before the month is out. Previous owner fitted Ohlins rears, sumpguard(?), fancy footpegs and fork brace. None of which I'd pay for myself but happy to have them. Hoping Chopper Charles makes some ! 3/4" mid pipes so I can afford to fit a better looking and sounding silencer...
The best colour, IMHO! :grin2: And you’ve probably already got about 500 quid worth of extras on there too - nice!
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Aren't the Ohlins 500 quid+ on their own? Im sure they're a huge improvement over the essentially solid struts mamayama fitted..
I'm running 280mm Hagons with 30 kg springs...nice to have rear suspension especially on washboard gravel!
 

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The W650 and 800 are (IMHO) better 60's Triumph replicas than Triumphs own "new" Bonnevilles. Especially now the Bonnies have gone water cooled. Look great and really nicely engineered. More character too. And have a 360 deg crank to sound just like a Meriden twin (plus balancer shaft to keep it fairly smooth). Personally I prefer the earlier 650 that runs carbs rather than EFI. Easier for home fettling!
Not available in North America like so many other interesting rides. Japan and the UK get all the cool bikes...
 

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Astonishingly the Ohlins are priced at just over £1000 for the pair! No wonder they're gold in colour. As for a sump guard, I'm not planning to take a 550lb bike anywhere near rocks. Trying to rig up my old ex-WD panniers on the bike but may have to go for one of the luggage racks on offer out there to avoid them damaging the seat or paint...
 

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Astonishingly the Ohlins are priced at just over £1000 for the pair! No wonder they're gold in colour. As for a sump guard, I'm not planning to take a 550lb bike anywhere near rocks. Trying to rig up my old ex-WD panniers on the bike but may have to go for one of the luggage racks on offer out there to avoid them damaging the seat or paint...
Christ!!!

I just have the sump guard for looks mainly, and also to protect the underside from any crap kicked up from the road.

Hee hee - we’ll be the only ones on here at this time of day!!

We’ll have to meet up sometime - have to get a picture of two red SCRs in the wild together!! :grin2:
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I see you are in Gods own county. I'm a Leeds man myself, originally, and I often get back North to see my daughters (one in Leeds; one in Sheffield - both bases covered!) so a catch up is entirely possible. Living in Oundle, Northants these days. Been here 20 years now. Warmer and drier than the West riding!
 

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I see you are in Gods own county. I'm a Leeds man myself, originally, and I often get back North to see my daughters (one in Leeds; one in Sheffield - both bases covered!) so a catch up is entirely possible. Living in Oundle, Northants these days. Been here 20 years now. Warmer and drier than the West riding!
Ha - small world. I was down your neck of the woods not 4 weeks ago for the MCN Festival (BMF rally, as was). Sounds good though - let me know when you’re heading north!!
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