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post #1 of 19 Old 05-05-2014, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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The riding experence

Received the HD Street 750 a few days back. and the first thing I noticed is it is NOT a city street bike. Two main reasons.

1. The engine gets really hot in the start stop city traffic, I would use the word burns..... you need proper denimware to ride this in the city.

2. The clutch and gear shift is not smooth and easy as expected in a city bike, you will end up with sore and acking hands, especially the clutch which is hard, gears extremly clunky, by the time you find the neutral, its time to go.

Out on a open stretch though, its a totally different story, it will change your concept of biking.
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Rode one today, but it was a 500, no problem finding neutral nor with the clutch being heavy.

Do you ride the friction zones a lot?
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Is clutch cable adjustable? Could you put aftermarket adjustable clutch and brake levers on it ?
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Is clutch cable adjustable? Could you put aftermarket adjustable clutch and brake levers on it ?

Yes you can put a lot from JP on it. Or bike bandit.

Yes clutch is adjustable. So are the bars.


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Yes the clutch is adjustable, When I shift into first, the bike jumps forward, clearly there is a clutch adjustment problem.

The bike is ridden in Mumbai which is +40*C, with an average riding speed of 12 Kmph that is when the issues cropin.
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that is good to know
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Looks like it will be well worth it to take it back to the dealer or even to a tech that will be able to adjust it properly



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Yes the clutch is adjustable, When I shift into first, the bike jumps forward, clearly there is a clutch adjustment problem.

The bike is ridden in Mumbai which is +40*C, with an average riding speed of 12 Kmph that is when the issues cropin.
+40 degrees is just a insane. Like riding slowly through a fire pit with out the proper protection.

If thats the case I would just stay out of the busy city.

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+40 degrees is just a insane. Like riding slowly through a fire pit with out the proper protection.

If thats the case I would just stay out of the busy city.
40 C is just 104 F, a mild summer day in Phoenix, Arizona. I lived in Phoenix for 15 years and it gets up to 120 F in the summer. And I rode my bike in traffic. But yeah, hot as hades. That's why I don't live there anymore.
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I am wondering what kind of expectation OP has. No bike is cool in use on a 40 degree C day. My K bike leaves burns on my legs when ridden in those temps, and that is just from heat radiating off the engine, not from direct contact with anything.
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