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Hey people! I just bought a barely used 2017 SCR950, loving it so far. I just really don't like the looks of the round side covers, has anyone simply peeled the stickers off?

If so, how does it look, is it just all-black glossy? And what did you use to remove it?

What else has anyone done to the side covers to change the appearance? Other than making or ordering custom ones, which I don't plan on doing at the moment....

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What else has anyone done to the side covers to change the appearance? Other than making or ordering custom ones, which I don't plan on doing at the moment....

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I think a few people may have simply lost some down the road......:grin2:
Seriously though, someone will be along with suggestions shortly.
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What else has anyone done to the side covers to change the appearance? Other than making or ordering custom ones, which I don't plan on doing at the moment....

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I think a few people may have simply lost some down the road....../forum/images/SCR950Forum/smilies/tango_face_grin.png
Seriously though, someone will be along with suggestions shortly.
Welcome.
Ben
You talking about ME, Ben? Here we go.... I have removed the side covers and mounting brackets. Some say it looks like some of my " bits " have fallen off. It's still a work in progress. One of the pics shows a mock up of a side cover mounted inside the frame rails. Maybe this winter.... Jevers
 

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Jay will sell you a set of leather, custom-made bags that cover the covers, too! ;-)
I rather like his simple panel replacement idea, though.
Paint to preference or leave it bare metal for "character".
 

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Jay will sell you a set of leather, custom-made bags that cover the covers, too! 😉
I rather like his simple panel replacement idea, though.
Paint to preference or leave it bare metal for "character".
Hah! Yeah, I got a guy over in Elgin that makes them for me. I feed him a steady diet of big fat cigars and he 🤣cranks out the bags! Jevers
 

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Haha you guys are great, thanks for the welcome messages.

I actually don't hate the naked look at all! Only thing is I thought those covers served some kind of minimal protection for rain and dust, but I haven't even had the chance to open them up yet and see what's under (I believe a tool case and maybe the battery not too far?).

If the offer for leather bags is real I would be very interested to see them! Even if it's not real... would love to see what kind of custom bags people use on their SCR.
 

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Remove the left cover and a secondary cover is accessible.
The ignition key unlocks it and therein lives the tool kit.
Fair warning: Not every SCR950 got the same set of tools.
No one knows why. I got fewer with mine (VIN ending in 00035) while others
seemed to get a more complete kit.
Also, there's a single 10mm bolt from that side holding the front of the seat down.
Remove the bolt and carefully lift up and forward on the seat - taking care not to hit the tank - and it comes right off.
The battery is accessible-ish after you do that and remove the right side cover.
 

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Haha you guys are great, thanks for the welcome messages.

I actually don't hate the naked look at all! Only thing is I thought those covers served some kind of minimal protection for rain and dust, but I haven't even had the chance to open them up yet and see what's under (I believe a tool case and maybe the battery not too far?).

If the offer for leather bags is real I would be very interested to see them! Even if it's not real... would love to see what kind of custom bags people use on their SCR.
Oh, the offer for leather bags is real. Contact Krixtoph and he will set you up. He makes some nice stuff, must be the cigars! BTW, one more thing regarding the side covers, in order to remove a side cover, you have to remove a screw. In order to remove the screw, you need to access the tool kit which is behind the side cover. Yamaha should have included a screwdriver on a key chain. Jevers
 

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Oh, the offer for leather bags is real. Contact Krixtoph and he will set you up. He makes some nice stuff, must be the cigars!
Thanks for the kind words, and honestly it's the beer that @Schu buys me haha! I've been cranking out bags all year for the SCR950, and I guess I've made so many that my supplier ran out of the type of leather I use! I'm not willing to skimp on quality so production has been halted until further notice, @nichon16. However, if you want to take a look at what I make, you can click the links below (I also make watch cuffs, wallets, and belts). If you're interested let me know what one you'd want and what color so I can at least get started on some of the components for you.

https://imgur.com/26APGPT
https://imgur.com/Wu4vFEE

**Note that I have enough leather to make 1 shortbag, or 1 underseat storage tote**

BTW, one more thing regarding the side covers, in order to remove a side cover, you have to remove a screw. In order to remove the screw, you need to access the tool kit which is behind the side cover. Yamaha should have included a screwdriver on a key chain. Jevers
Weeeeeelllllll, you really just need a quarter, or a sturdy key to get the Phillips screw loose if you're in a bind.
 

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Mine had a **** hex key screw in it, so even a quarter wouldn't do the trick. Ended up ordering some thumb screws off Amazon so I can access it easily. One of these days I'm gonna buy the under seat storage bag from the guy on here now that I have way access.
Access? Easy access? Try this little mod... Jevers
 

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What'd you use to pull that off? Self fabricated, or premade?
A little bit of both. I got the rear hinge and front latch off of a '71 Honda CL 175 from a local salvage yard for $20. It took quite a few hours and a lot of beer to " engineer " this mod. The seat pan got a little cut up and I did actually have to cut off the hook at the rear of the subframe. It could be welded back on if it were to be returned to original. Do a search of my posts and you should find my tutorial on it. Jevers
 

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Mine had a **** hex key screw in it, so even a quarter wouldn't do the trick. Ended up ordering some thumb screws off Amazon so I can access it easily. One of these days I'm gonna buy the under seat storage bag from the guy on here now that I have way access.
Good idea for replacement, I'll look into that once I can get the **** thing opened! I took a quarter and twisted as hard as I could, even used a hammer to hit the quarter try to get it open, and still no luck (I gave up quite quickly since I don't really need to get in there for the moment).

Still, if anyone has a trick for getting the factory screws out of there I'm listening, although I would be surprised to hear any answer other than 'try harder', I mean it is just a screw at the end of the day...
 

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Good idea for replacement, I'll look into that once I can get the **** thing opened! I took a quarter and twisted as hard as I could, even used a hammer to hit the quarter try to get it open, and still no luck (I gave up quite quickly since I don't really need to get in there for the moment).

Still, if anyone has a trick for getting the factory screws out of there I'm listening, although I would be surprised to hear any answer other than 'try harder', I mean it is just a screw at the end of the day...

One thing to understand is that is not a large phillips screw. It takes a different screwdriver which is a JIS type. Here's one from Amazon that may do the trick: https://www.amazon.com/Vessel-Megad...+screwdriver&qid=1564615880&s=gateway&sr=8-11


I'm not sure that it's the exact size needed, it's just one I found, but this is why our "normal" screwdrivers don't seem to work.
 
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