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Started riding 1977....
Batavus go go rac/acu training scheme
Yam DT 100 (first love )
Yam RD 200 (1974)
Suzuki TS 185m
Honda CD 175 sloper
Honda CD 175
Honda super cub (numerous)
Honda cb 250 rs
Kawasaki KH 250
Kawasaki KH 400
BSA 650 thunderbolt
Honda CB 900f2b
Yamaha RD 250
Yamaha RD 400
Yamaha RD 350 LC
Yamaha TDR 250
Honda 650 deauville
Suzuki drz400 sm
BMW f800s
BMW r1200gs air cooled
BMW f800gt
Suzuki RV 125 vanvan
Suzuki RV 200 vanvan
BMW r1200r air cooled
BMW r1200gs water cooled
Triumph explorer 1200
Kawasaki 650 versys
Yamaha MT 09 Tracer
Yamaha xsr700
BMW r9t racer
Honda c125 super cub
Kawasaki z900rs
Yamaha SCR 950
People say that's a lot but I have never owned a car
The best overall bike the Yamaha xsr700 with hi level akrapovic pipe was truly greater then the sum of it's parts a brilliant package.
The worst.... Triumph explorer and r1200gs (water cooled )
The BMW r9t racer was extreme in town but it was bike royalty.
I still have the Z900rs jaffa de-catted incredible comfortable bike very exciting and very 70's.
Early days with scr 950 it too is very 70's..... and very heavy.
Have a great weekend were ever you are.
 

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1993 Yamaha FZ600 - peaky powerband. Ass breaker after 1hr. Worse seat award.
1996 Suzuki Bandit 1200S - Best overall everything bike. Stump pulling torque, Agile on the twisties, and all day comfort (did a 1500km trip, non stop)
2003 Suzuki DRZ400S - fun trail bike
2003 Kawaski ZRX12 - Rocket!
2008 Suzuki M50 - I wasn't riding much so I opted for a low insurance bike. It was my first modding project that got me hooked on dumping $$ into two wheels
M50 was taken out by a Toyota Yaris...... while in Hospital, the search for a replacement began...
2009 Harley Davidson FLHTP - That's fancy talk for a used police cruiser. After getting tagged by the Yaris, I decided to be big an visible.
20something Triumph Storm -No idea why I can't remember what year it was.... Anyway, super comfortable, just an all round nice machine
2019 Kawasaki KLR - Death machine. I've been in all types of weather on all of those other bikes and this one is the only one that left a skid in my pants. Got caught on the highway on a gusty day and it was like someone was kicking tires our from under me(sideways).
2017(bought in 2020) Yamaha SCR950 - currently working on making it my own.
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For me, it wasn't the aggressiveness that was lacking, it was other stuff. Examples:
I sold the FZ-09 not because it was a bad bike or even a bad bike for me. It was just that it was a ride-it-like-you-stole-it or be bored kind of bike. Poking around town was okay, but I felt guilty running it through the gears on my commutes home in the early morning just to have fun on it.
The 919 I had for a year? GREAT bike. I just couldn't get past the high mount exhaust leaving me smelling like a muffler every time I rode it.
I sold Gold Wing #1 to buy a different color/year. After 3 years of only taking the occasional two-up ride, it made no sense to have a GL1800 to make grocery runs.
My current go-to, every day bike? The Super Tenere 1200.
It'll do short or long trips with luggage capacity to haul anything I want. I take it to get groceries so I won't buy too much! LOL
I have a Toyota Tacoma for those days I do need a bunch.

Which leaves me answering why I bought the SCR950?
It looks like fun. It IS fun. Power? More would be nice, but missing the point. It's a relax and enjoy the ride bike. No worry about "Am I going too fast?" I get asked about it almost every time I take it out.
It doesn't do anything great.
It also doesn't do much wrong, either.
It's like the pair of shoes you wear when no one is looking. It just feels right some how and that's enough for a happy ride any day.
And that, Grasshopper, is the Zen of SCR.....
 

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I'll play.
07 KLR650 worked kinda crappy everywhere, I bought it because everyone said I needed a big gas tank, I didnt, there's lots of gas stations around.
03 GASGAS250 a plated enduro bike, horrible on the road, I raced scrambles with it mostly.
2012 WR250R much better than the KLR on and off road, raced a few scrambles with it too.
2014 DR650 (still have it for now) better than the KLR every where, more tq for road riding than the wr250r, much harder to ride off road but fun.
A few dirt bikes, I currently have a 06 yz250 set up for racing scrambles, I dont use it and should sell it.
The SCR950 is the only one not like a big dirt bike, im liking it and dont go off road other than smooth dirt roads now. It was an easy transition from the dr650 to the scr950, its heavier and slower to turn but has more balls for blasting past cars who are holding me up..
 

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@eddie was very wise - I miss him. I also agree with everything he says above.

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Ain't that the truth. Eddie loaded this forum with such valuable stuff. Seems like you, jevers, and myself are the sole survivors from that time frame. Flatrack hasn't been on in over a year. Krixtoph still stops by. ChopperCharles was on 2-days ago. Oh well.
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Ain't that the truth. Eddie loaded this forum with such valuable stuff. Seems like you, jevers, and myself are the sole survivors from that time frame. Flatrack hasn't been on in over a year. Krixtoph still stops by. ChopperCharles was on 2-days ago. Oh well.
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Yeah, I guess time marches on. I have been dabbling in the Sport Touring market again, so the SCR has been relegated to bar bike duties ( you know, meet your friends at a bar no more than 20 miles away, have a beer, motor on to the next bar, again no more than 20 miles away and repeat). I finally found out the comfort level of the seat! I still love my SCR, but I have opted for something more comfortable with more weather protection so I can extend my riding season. Also, I am going to visit my mother in the Ozarks soon and want to ride there and back. With the SCR, I would have to haul it and miss out on some nice riding along the way. Take care all! Jevers
 

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Looking at buying SCR950. Thinking a fun affordable scrambler suitable for rides in PNW, no serious off-road on my agenda.
way too many cycles been under butt.
a few I should’ve kept:
Triumph X-75 Hurricane. ( worth over 25k now)
Moto guzzi Le Mans 1000 w lightened fly wheel and rensport 2-1-2 exhaust ( sounded like Chevy v-8
Longest kept: 1985 SP600F Suzuki dual sport. Just sold last month. DR650 granddaddy
 

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Before getting a SCR950, I've had the following:
{In order with lots of overlap}
1973 Honda CL350
1986 Kawasaki EN450/454Ltd
1991 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
1984 VT750 Shadow
1989 Honda Transalp XL600V *
1985 Kawasaki EN450/454Ltd
1993 Honda CB750 Nighthawk *
1989 Honda Transalp XL600V (#2) *
1996 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast *
2001 Suzuki SV650
2002 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom *
2004 Harley-Davidson XL1200R Sportster
2005 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing
2001 SV650 (#2)
2006 Honda 919
2008 GL1800 Gold Wing
2009 Kawasaki KLR650
2011 Honda CB250R
2011 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom {LEMON! and last Suzuki for me EVER.}
2010 Yamaha FZ-8
2012 Yamaha XTZ12BB Super Tenere (still have)
2014 FZ-09 (sold to buy the SCR950)

* Put over 30k miles on each of these. :grin2:
The Tenere's almost there.
 

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Sorry about my above post. I am getting new to this forum thing.
Before I got my SCR950, I have had a:

-cbr500r, -Vulcan 900 custom
-harley fat bob, -zx6r,
-mt-09, -821monster,
-superduke 990

I actually picked up this SCR recently in Denver, Colorado looking to change it up into a cafe-style build. Some things happened and I realized how many people like these bikes in general so I am actually testing waters and various places to see if anyone would want it. I feel this is a bike too precious to tear into and it should go to a better home.

Not saying I am a bad owner, lol, just I am looking for something different right now. I am looking forward to meeting you all, contributing and maybe finding new possible homes for this sweet thing.
 

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From the beginning:
1981 Kawasaki Z500 (should have kept it)
1979 Honda CB 750K (crashed it)
1977 Yamaha XS 500 (cracked the crankcase)
1982 Suzuki GSX 250 (all I could afford at the moment)
2001 Kawasaki W650 (great bike)
2005 H-D XL 1200 Roadster (fun to ride, appalling build quality)
2017 Yamaha SCR950
 

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I am amazed how many people here have owned a Transalp at some point in their lives. Especially in the US, where I did not think they were such a good seller as over here in the Old World, that's why Honda pulled it out of the US market and you guys never had a chance to get the 700 cc version with the 19'' front wheel. They were all great bikes, especially if you love V-twins like I do.

2004 Honda XL650V Transalp (v-twin(y))
2013 Honda NSS300 Forza (single, practical reasons :sneaky:)
2002 Aprilia ETV1000 Caponord (v-twin(y))
2017 Yamaha SCR950 (v-twin(y))
 

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Before getting a SCR950, I've had the following:
{In order with lots of overlap}
1973 Honda CL350
1986 Kawasaki EN450/454Ltd
1991 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
1984 VT750 Shadow
1989 Honda Transalp XL600V *
1985 Kawasaki EN450/454Ltd
1993 Honda CB750 Nighthawk *
1989 Honda Transalp XL600V (#2) *
1996 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast *
2001 Suzuki SV650
2002 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom *
2004 Harley-Davidson XL1200R Sportster
2005 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing
2001 SV650 (#2)
2006 Honda 919
2008 GL1800 Gold Wing
2009 Kawasaki KLR650
2011 Honda CB250R
2011 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom {LEMON! and last Suzuki for me EVER.}
2010 Yamaha FZ-8
2012 Yamaha XTZ12BB Super Tenere (still have)
2014 FZ-09 (sold to buy the SCR950)

* Put over 30k miles on each of these. :grin2:
The Tenere's almost there.
I thought I had posted on this one but it seems not. So here's my list from then and now. Some of the little ones from "then" were my boys first bikes and they worked their way thru the XRs. My wife and daughter rode quads for a stint. My wife had a Yamaha 350 Warrior and my daughter had a Honda 90. Those were good times.

Then
72 Yamaha JT60
74 Kawasaki F7 175
72 Honda CB350
78 Kawasaki KZ1000 LTD
74 Honda XL350 (2)
93 Yamaha PW80
85 Honda XR100
87 Honda XR200
86 Honda XR250
87 Honda XR600
86 Yamaha YZ125
95 Yamaha XV1100

Now
70 Yamaha CT175
71 Yamaha CT175
74 Yamaha DT360
75 Yamaha GT80
75 Yamaha DT100
75 Yamaha DT125
75 Yamaha DT175
76 Yamaha DT175
75 Yamaha DT250 (2)
75 Yamaha DT400
76 Honda Z50
17 Yamaha SCR950
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