Great to know that it fits, coz I have always wanted to get these crash bars, for mounting a light... specially that I commute at night sometimesYeah, gotta be careful with catching pant cuffs AND boot laces. Takes just a second to have an embarrassing moment. Yoitsemo: good to hear there was minimal damage and you weren't hurt. Yamaha makes some decent looking low profile engine guards for the Bolt that will fit the SCR950 (part number 1tp-f43b0-v0-00). Another thing on my "must get" list.
For the same reasons I believe they should fit. I have not installed these on my bike, so cannot say with one hundred percent certainty that no modifications are required...The website shows these fit the Bolt and Bolt R-Spec from 2014 to 2018 but the SCR950 is not included. The main frame and engine is the same so in principle there should be no problem. Has anyone confirmed this?
Never really wanted to tell this story, but it technically was the first/only modification done to my SCR.
First week of driving it to work I was trying to find a bike/scooter spot to park in a garage when one suddenly appeared next to me. I hit my front brake too hard and popped forward a little on the seat and the bike began to tip to the left. By the time I got my left foot down the bike was already heading for the ground. I tried to stop it with my arms and realized the weight was too much at that point so I tried my best to let it down as slowly as possible as I dismounted and could then with my legs actually lift the bike back upright. Embarrassed I looked around and luckily no one was there to see what had happened. At first inspection I didn't notice any damage to the left side of the bike aside from some light scratches on the ball end of the clutch lever that made contact with the concrete. So later that day after work I go to start riding and once I get out onto the road and shift to 2nd I immediately felt awkward and popped it into neutral instead. I managed to get to the first red light and looked down to realize the shifter had also made contact with the concrete on the fall and had been bent out towards the bike. I panicked a little but assured myself that with my warranty the dealership could fix this, if not doing it myself. I worked it through all the gears it seemed to be operating just fine, and then after a couple rides I actually started to like the new position of it. Before when I would shift I'd have to swing out nearly my entire foot to get under the shifter, sometimes even getting it stuck halfway in, and then even when I would shift, the contact point on my foot was far up past the toe and on the laces. Since it got bent though, I can now keep my heel planted on the foot peg and swing out the front of my foot to get under the shifter, and the point of contact is now directly ontop the center of my big toe.
TLDR: I put my bike down the first week I had it and the shifter got bent out, but I actually enjoy the new position of it.
Warranties don't cover accident damage like this.(snip). I managed to get to the first red light and looked down to realize the shifter had also made contact with the concrete on the fall and had been bent out towards the bike. I panicked a little but assured myself that with my warranty the dealership could fix this, if not doing it myself. (snip)
Got it in one. Pretty dumb on my part - filtering past a line of standing traffic, but on chevrons (where any officer of the law would have told me I shouldn’t have been), and one of the cars decides to turn right, across my path, into a factory forecourt. If I’d have been a millisecond later, or her earlier, I’d have been over the bonnet (hood), but as it happened - and you guessed - the gear lever hooked the front right off that car. Don’t let anyone tell you the controls on the SCR aren’t tough - like Eddie said - pretty solid steel. Managed to keep control (just) and get it into neutral, before going over to check on the driver (and offer my red-faced apology). Once details had been exchanged, managed to bend it just enough back in to shift (in a rather comedic fashion, it much be said) and limp home. Once there, removed the lever and straightened it in a vice - can’t even tell now. Only mark on the bike is a slight scuff on the front sprocket cover, so that shows how close I was to being taken off. Went for a foot x-ray (guess it was a foot/lever combo that actually mashed the car), and no breaks - but I tell you, that’s the closest I want to come to a ‘proper’ off, thank you. Also not looking forward to my insurance premium this year. :frown2:Tell me you didn't fish hook the front fascia right off that car with your shift lever?