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I installed the following genuine Yamaha accessories: Saddlebags P.No. 1TP-F84H0-XX + Windscreen P.No. BL3-FB3J0-V0 & Skid (glide) Plate P.No. BL3-F14B0-V0. Mounting brackets are necessary. I was given a 20% discount by the dealer as part of the new motorcycle purchase deal. The skid plate is more a cosmetic concession to the scrambler theme but helps keep road debris thrown up by the front tire off the crankcase / filter area. It needs to be removed for filter changes. I'm pleased with the fit and quality so share the attached pictures for others who may contemplate the same additions.
 

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Are those saddle bags easy to put on and off? Would be handy to just unclasp it and bring it with you like a to go bag if needed.
 

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Are those saddle bags easy to put on and off? Would be handy to just unclasp it and bring it with you like a to go bag if needed.
Alas no. Each bag mounts with four allen bolts that defy the "quick detach" principle, unless you're the patient type. However, the windshield IS truly quick detach with the flip of a lever.
 

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The quick release windshield really doesn't look as bad as I thought it would. Always loved that skid plate though.
 

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Speaking of quick connect, anyone have an idea on how we can make the left "number plate" more easily removable without sacrificing it's security?
I find it kind of goofy that to get to the tool kit, you need a cross-head screwdriver.
Where do you get one on the road? It's in the tool kit you are trying to access.
Arrrgh!
I've successfully taken the one bolt out with a quarter clasped in the tiny pliers of my Swiss Army knife.
Putting the bolt back tight enough without damaging the slot is an iffy proposition, though.
If the bolt were to come loose, the $120(!) panel can easily drop down and be lost.
 

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Lol put the tool kit with the tool you need behind something that requires you to have the tool hidden to remove it. Genius.
 

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Time for some much needed weight loss after testing these accessories for 2,000 miles. I removed the fairing, saddle bags and skid plate with all associated mounting hardware to lose the extra 21 lbs. that pushed the bike up to 570. Too heavy for a nimble scrambler theme in my opinion. The accessories caused turbulence that compromised handling, restricted air cooling and access to the oil filter. In retrospect, I much prefer the naked SCR950 look that sold me on the bike in the first place.
 

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Didn't think all those pieces together would add a hefty 21 pounds to the bike, though I assume the bags were what weighed you down the most. No wonder you're removing them.
What do you plan to do with the accessories now?
 

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Most of the weight is in the saddlebag mounting brackets that are sturdy 1/4” thick steel plate. The fine print in the installation instructions warns never to exceed 80 mph with the bags on due to compromised handling. I’ll hang on to the accessories for now just in case there's an offer I can't refuse :wink2:
 

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You really wouldn't want to exceed 80mph anyways even in a straight on the highway. :p More for safety and you never know when the two wheeled cops will catch up to you.

But man, heavy enough to compromise handling, those are some hefty bag mounts, may as well wear a backpack and call it a day.
 

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The SCR950 is what it is: A really nicely made poseur when it comes to comparable scramblers.
The main detriment is excess weight so I shed another 4 lbs. today by removing the passenger footpegs. This also cleans up the look of the rear end. Just need shorter bolts to retain the side panel mounting brackets. Maybe I'll set a new style - the Scrobber or bobbed scrambler :grin2:
 

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Bike makers need to hurry up with making carbon fiber frames or at least something with a mix of lighter material :D

On the very high end of the bike world its happening which makes you wonder what the trickle down process is going to be like.
 

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Or some lighter saddlebag mounting brackets with a sturdy material other than steel. That seems to be where most of the weight from Rokrover's accessories were coming from.
 

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Carbon fiber frames and all that are really cool and lightweight but the price will also take a huge hike as well
 

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Aluminum would work too, but I don't think there are any lightweight mounting brackets out there for the scr950 yet. Unfortunate as the Yamaha bags do fit very well with the bike's looks.
 

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Time for some much needed weight loss after testing these accessories for 2,000 miles. I removed the fairing, saddle bags and skid plate with all associated mounting hardware to lose the extra 21 lbs. that pushed the bike up to 570. Too heavy for a nimble scrambler theme in my opinion. The accessories caused turbulence that compromised handling, restricted air cooling and access to the oil filter. In retrospect, I much prefer the naked SCR950 look that sold me on the bike in the first place.
I have the OEM skidplate for my SCR. Was going to install it after first oil change, now I'm having second thoughts...How much do you think it interferes with air cooling?
 

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I have the OEM skidplate for my SCR. Was going to install it after first oil change, now I'm having second thoughts...How much do you think it interferes with air cooling?
I wouldn’t worry too much as there are two generous slots cut in the front to channel air flow under the crankcase. Obviously Yamaha gave some proper design thought to this. The mildly-tuned SCR carries an ample 4 quarts in its wet sump and is not prone to overheating.

Mostly I got tired of fiddling with the pesky clamps to remove the plate to change the oil filter. Besides, I now prefer the naked look after having it both ways. I will say though the plate keeps a lot of rubber and brake dust off the engine for the majority of highway use. As for off-road boulders, I can't say...
 

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Ok, good to know. I havent installed mine yet. I know what you mean about the pesky clamps. I was a little disappointed whan I unpacked mine and took a close look at the OEM hardware - and the thing was not cheap. Seems to me aftermarket is the way to go in all things SCR, which is fine with me. I bought mine because I loved the platform and I still do.
 

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On the bright side, you don't really need to change the oil filter every time you change the oil and oil changes are around 3000 miles each? Just down to how much effort you're wiling to put in when changes are needed.
 
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