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Greetings all and a very Happy Thanksgiving.
It hit 50 today so I took my scr out for a ride. Ive had it since the middle of september... Heres some things Ive noticed.
When I first got it, it was awkward and uncomfortable. The foot peg position really bugged me Man!
But the more I ride it... the more I like it. Its now comfortable to ride. And yes... even the seat doesnt bother me any more. I still want the kit that some of us signed up for. But I no longer want to change the foot controls..... and the more I ride it around the more I really like the bike! Its growing on me and I like it more every ride I go on.
Anyone else having that experience? This is my second bike. My first is a 1977 KZ 750 and this bike is real similar...
Anyone else finding the bike more enjoyable than when they first got it? The $5000.00 price tag makes me feel real good about it too!!!
Its becoming a Dam good bike!!! lol
 

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Ive also been getting a lot of looks and positive comments from strangers. Its a good looking bike. Thought I may purchase a couple blank sheets of magnetized material for signs. And cut them to fit over the sides of the tank. A little black tape on the 950scr on the number plates... And let people guess what it is!!!:smile2:
 

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I have had a very similar experience, the bike was uncomfortable.. specially in maneuvering ... winding roads...even on the highways, it was shaky and unstable
but then right after the first oil change everything suddenly changed
not sure if it's the bike or me getting used to it or both factors together

It's such a great ride now ... only thing that bothers me a bit is having to stop for gas... wish I can put a larger tank on it...

and maybe one day chain conversion (after it gets older and I put some miles on it)

Happy Thanksgiving :)
 

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I'm surprised there aren't more people complaining about the huge turning radius of the SCR. I'm real tempted to take my dremel to the hard stop on the frame and remove just enough material to bring the front turn signals just shy of touching the side of the gas tank at full swing. That small amount of increase should make a noticeable improvement. Tough decision though because it's irreversible.
 

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I have had a very similar experience, the bike was uncomfortable.. specially in maneuvering ... winding roads...even on the highways, it was shaky and unstable
but then right after the first oil change everything suddenly changed
not sure if it's the bike or me getting used to it or both factors together

It's such a great ride now ... only thing that bothers me a bit is having to stop for gas... wish I can put a larger tank on it...

and maybe one day chain conversion (after it gets older and I put some miles on it)

Happy Thanksgiving :)
What kind of milage do you think you are getting?
 

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I have had a very similar experience, the bike was uncomfortable.. specially in maneuvering ... winding roads...even on the highways, it was shaky and unstable
but then right after the first oil change everything suddenly changed
not sure if it's the bike or me getting used to it or both factors together

It's such a great ride now ... only thing that bothers me a bit is having to stop for gas... wish I can put a larger tank on it...

and maybe one day chain conversion (after it gets older and I put some miles on it)

Happy Thanksgiving
What kind of milage do you think you are getting?
The other day I filled up to the neck... Reset the trip odometer
Then the light came on after 75 miles.. !!!!
I know i may have went hard on it since my main roads are highways usually and the wind is always so strong... But... 75 is like 30smth mpg...

I refilled up to the neck again and it took 2.4

Could it be possible that this is because I use 91 octane grade?
 

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The other day I filled up to the neck... Reset the trip odometer
Then the light came on after 75 miles.. !!!!
I know i may have went hard on it since my main roads are highways usually and the wind is always so strong... But... 75 is like 30smth mpg...

I refilled up to the neck again and it took 2.4

Could it be possible that this is because I use 91 octane grade?
Hope everyone is having a great holiday season.

I'm also finding the seat a lot more tolerable for my usual 30-40min rides, or even up to an hour. Still really want to go with the seat kit though.

75miles seems really low. I don't know much about fuel grades but I think you're right that it could affect the mileage. I use the typical unleaded and my light comes on around 100-110 miles.
 

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I have had a very similar experience, the bike was uncomfortable.. specially in maneuvering ... winding roads...even on the highways, it was shaky and unstable
but then right after the first oil change everything suddenly changed
not sure if it's the bike or me getting used to it or both factors together

It's such a great ride now ... only thing that bothers me a bit is having to stop for gas... wish I can put a larger tank on it...

and maybe one day chain conversion (after it gets older and I put some miles on it)

Happy Thanksgiving :)
Does seem low...I run 91 octane and can usually go 90-105 miles before the light comes on. This is cruising at 65-70 mph on the highway. Yeah, a bigger tank would be great.
If you find a chain/sprocket conversion for the SCR let me know!
 

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It took me a bit to adjust to the seemingly odd foot peg position. Having had a XL1200R with a similar setup helped me get accustomed fairly quickly.
My girlfriend has expressed interest in riding it She's ridden a Bolt R spec and owns a V-Star 950. So, there's no worry about the basic operation.
I have caught myself thinking about what I should caution her about and can't find anything other than the possibility of resting a toe on the shifter or brake lever by mistake.
Seeing harleyy_rider 22's comment about the low mpg he's getting made me wonder if they're dragging the rear brake without realizing it.
The camera 'copter caught Charley Boorman doing that on his Dakar Rally bike in "Race to Dakar". Likely? No. Possible? Yep.

Other contributors to poor economy have already been discussed. I'll add that when new, my bike's vibration level was pretty strong.
I attributed it to either an out of sync throttle body (the cylinders were 98% okay and got balanced with a $$$ electronic balancer) or just because the engine was new and thus really tight.
It must've been the latter. 6,000+ miles later, it's smoothed out and doesn't seem to mind being run past 70mph any more.
As for running premium, unless the engine "knocks" or pings, it's really not necessary. 87 should work. Mid grade has been an occasional thing for me, personally.
I don't baby the SCR, but rarely run it for any length of time over 60-65mph. It responds with mpg in the low-mid 50s, the same as my Super Tenere 1200.
Both bikes get "thirsty" in traffic and in colder running, though.
 

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I think my terrible gas mileage is because I commute like half an hour on 85 mph fixed... Since our highways are crazy and below that speed you would be rear ended by someone easily... Specially in the carpool lane
Add the front wind to all that (and cross wind sometimes)
But it's always fun after all...
Every single mile adds a new experience :)
 

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You're just breaking it in now. Kinda reminds me of a Sportster though with the Big Twin and all. Very similar. Glad to hear you are having a blast. That's what it's all about.
 

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I hear 'ya. I had a 2003 Sportster XL883R and it had very similar characteristics to the SCR and it took a bit of getting used to. I got a great deal on it back then with only 150 miles on it. I put about 14,000 miles on it. Still in the family running good cuz my cousin bought it off of me. Like you said, once you get used to that ride it is definitely cool. I think a shorty exhaust pipe would sound pretty cool on an SCR. I think there's a video out there with an SCR with a shorty pipe. Sounds bad ass. Another guy drilled out the muffler baffle with an electric keyhole saw and it sounded pretty wicked. Google that stuff and check it out. I don't have the link off hand . . . Take care and send some of that Cali sunshine out to the frozen barren tundra of Michigan so that we can ride again! Adios
 
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