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G'day to all
I am new to this forum
Wanna buy a SCR.
I rode it and the footpegs are bizarrely placed, any alternatives out there?
Are the offroad ones any better?
Any other flaws from current users?
Thanks!
 

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G'day to all
I am new to this forum
Wanna buy a SCR.
I rode it and the footpegs are bizarrely placed, any alternatives out there?
Are the offroad ones any better?
Any other flaws from current users?
Thanks!
Hey Man, Welcome. The foot peg placement is the thing that bothers me. Its bugged me since the first day. But like most of the other things that have bothered me in the begining... Its not so much anymore.
The bottom line with this bike, I have found, is that the more you ride it, the better it feels.Look around the forum. There is a seat cover sign up etc. The seat, at first is ungodly uncomfortable. Even that has gotten to the point where I'm not bothred by it.
Its a bolt with a different seat , foot control and bar setup.
Its a bolt made to look old school like a 70's bike. Very similar to a KZ 750 twin.. 1970's. But its modern. Fuel injected. No abs.. no extras. 547 lbs of motorcycle for a little over 6000.00 I paid. Some folks have gotten better deals. Its a lot of bike for the money.
When you get used to it. Its a fine bike.
There are a whole lot of knowledgable scr riders on here. Im not one of em lol.
A lot of modifications are being done by the guys who know what they are doing. Dont believe the hype about the scr being an off roader. With mods it could be, and some people ride it off road no matter. All in all I am real glad I bought mine. Its a one and done though. No 2018 model. But it shares a bunch of parts with the bolt. Its a great deal. Happy trails.
 

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And yea you have to watch out for the pegs. Depends on your height I rekon. Im 6'3" and the seat enables me to scoot back when I have to put my feet down. Its definately a bike that grows on you.

You have to learn its idiosyncrasies
 

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The accessory adventure pegs are SO much easier on the shins. They're rounded and tend to slide and flip up instead of dig in and torment.

Charles.
 

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Hello and welcome!

I'd say the biggest gripe about the SCR is that it's still relatively new and so there's not a plethora of after market gear for it, though it's extremely similar to the Bolt so "most" items are compatible, but may require a little extra work to get the fit just right.

Obviously there are a lot of complaints about the seat, but there's some DIY solutions available here, Luimoto currently offers a kit, and Seat Concepts is working on a kit as well. These should improve the aesthetics and comfort level of the stock seat, but I can say that at 5,000 miles my seat is a heck of a lot more comfortable than it was brand new.

For the foot pegs I would look at what's available for the Bolt's. I'm not an expert but I can't imagine their setup is much different. I'm 5'8" and luckily got use to the placement of the pegs rather quickly. I can fortunately say that I haven't knicked my shins on them in months.
 

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The big problem is the SCR will likely be a one-year wonder. So if you've got one, now is the time to snag what accessories there are. I'm already seeing OEM hard bag mounts disappearing. They're no longer on Amazon or eBay, just a few vendors have them. Luggage racks are also scarcer today than they were a month ago. Crash bars are Bolt items, but I'm worried about the numberplate windshield. I want one, and will probably buy one sooner rather than waiting until the springtime as I had planned, just because I'm concerned about availability.

Charles.
 

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My riding boots are tall enough that I am spared most of the shin damage, even from the rounded ADV accessory pegs.
Thing is, I frequently ride to work with short topped boots and %$#@!
Both shins have matching bruises and scars. =(
You get used to being careful and then something happens and it's bash-o-mundo.
 

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That is my concern Eddie, I got used to the placement of the feet re to the footpegs while touching ground, then it takes one unconscious or defensive movement and bang.
The legend goes that when the president of Yamaha attempted to kickstart the SR500 single, he got a nasty kickback that left him limping. While leaving the workshop he instructed his engineers to correct this flaw. And they did.
No president of Yamaha sat on a SCR950 it seems....
 

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That is my concern Eddie, I got used to the placement of the feet re to the footpegs while touching ground, then it takes one unconscious or defensive movement and bang.
The legend goes that when the president of Yamaha attempted to kickstart the SR500 single, he got a nasty kickback that left him limping. While leaving the workshop he instructed his engineers to correct this flaw. And they did.
No president of Yamaha sat on a SCR950 it seems....
Get the bike. You'll adapt and the fun factor will far outweigh the occasional ouch. =)
It's way better than the old BMW R75 I had for a while years ago.
Wanna scar a shin? Try paddling a boxer twin around. LOL
 

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I have my bike, still cannot ride til monday due to paperwork.

I have moved the bike into the yard through a small gate - scratched and cut the back of my leg - and later repositioned it slightly - cut in the shin. Both cuts bleeding.

This isn't right. It may be the case that most of you guys ride with motorcycle equipment including boots, but this is Miami and here we don't.

The outermost upper part of the footpeg is dangerously sharp and I am not ok with this. Apart from the bad positioning of these in relation to the bike.

I firmly believe this is a safety isue. Those footpegs will cut trough skin on a crash and will cause additional unnecessary damage.

I will report this to the NHTSA and I wonder if any of you feels as strong as I feel about this issue.

I have ordered the adventure footpegs but that is not the point, the point is that Yamaha has sold vehicles that have two graters instead of footpegs, and sooner or later someone is going to get seriously hurt.

Also imagine the consequences of you hitting a pedestrian with your footpeg, it will be close to amputation.

As per myself, I am not willing to pull rank here but I had my first motorcycle at 15 and I am now 56. Owned 20 different motorcycles, most with aggressive-type footpegs, rode thousands of miles on them including Texas to Buenos Aires, as mentioned.

These are the worst pegs I have ever seen on a bike, owned by myself or not. Period.

Anyone with me on this subject?
 

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Yes, the stock pegs are not the best on the SCR950 owing entirely to their location. However, they are good, solid units so I transferred them over to my TW200 (picture) where they work perfectly. You should find the Adventure Foot Pegs (BL3-F14D0-V0-00) have a more user friendly profile for the SCR and don't bang the shins as badly when you're paddling the bike about.
 

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This is what I have filed with NHTSA

The footpegs on the Yamaha SCR 950 motorcycle are as sharp as **** and badly positioned, and will cut you immediately if you make contact with them in an unprotected area of your body or while wearing light clothing.

To avoid being injured while with the feet on the ground, one has to deliberately move the legs away in a unnatural angle, therefore creating stability issues that may lead to a static fall.

The sharpness and shape of the footpegs will cause severe injuries in a crash if in contact with any part of the rider's body. Also they have the capability of amputating a pedestrians limb.

These footpegs are weapons, there is no necessity for those on a motorcycle.

I am asking Yamaha to address both the issue of the footpeg sharpness and its position and provide a solution to all vehicle owners.

It is a matter of time until someone gets seriously injured as a result of these footpegs.
 

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You should find the Adventure Foot Pegs (BL3-F14D0-V0-00) have a more user friendly profile for the SCR and don't bang the shins as badly when you're paddling the bike about.
Yes Rokrover and I have ordered a set but I do feel that I should not be forced to buy pegs just to avoid injuries. This is wrong and Yamaha should change it.

The said adventure pegs still cause damage so not a perfect solution just a mitigation and one has to pay for it.
 

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Unrelated to the safety issues of the pegs, has anyone else found their feet going numb with the vibration through the pegs at long rides and will the adventure pegs help with this?
 

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It may be the case that most of you guys ride with motorcycle equipment including boots, but this is Miami and here we don't.
Sorry Muttley. I'm not with you on this one. And I doubt you speak on behalf of all Miami riders. I don't wear boots to keep my feet warm. I wear them to prevent injuries to my feet. I learned that lesson the hard way at a very young age. Boots may not be fashionable or comfortable, but they come off easily as soon as you reach your destination. Unlike the alternative footwear below that remains in place for a long period of time, although they come in a lot of cool colors. Just another opinion on gear or no gear........
 
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This is what I have filed with NHTSA

The footpegs on the Yamaha SCR 950 motorcycle are as sharp as **** and badly positioned, and will cut you immediately if you make contact with them in an unprotected area of your body or while wearing light clothing.

To avoid being injured while with the feet on the ground, one has to deliberately move the legs away in a unnatural angle, therefore creating stability issues that may lead to a static fall.

The sharpness and shape of the footpegs will cause severe injuries in a crash if in contact with any part of the rider's body. Also they have the capability of amputating a pedestrians limb.

These footpegs are weapons, there is no necessity for those on a motorcycle.

I am asking Yamaha to address both the issue of the footpeg sharpness and its position and provide a solution to all vehicle owners.

It is a matter of time until someone gets seriously injured as a result of these footpegs.
stick to cars lmfao
 

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Thanks for the lecture Schu, really appreciated. I do not ride urban with boots and do not need for a motorcycle to injure me everytime my bare skin makes contact with the footpegs.

Thanks for your input also fastersons, it really contributes to the thread.

I aim to get a recall for the pegs, If I succeed or not I do what I feel is correct.
 
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