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Updates after long time.

Motorcycle is doing fine. Had first breakdown, more on that later. Odo currently stands at 17350kms.
Overall fuel economy stands at 22.8kmpl

First Breakdown
I was on my way to office in the morning. Just before entering the premises, I felt some leak. Looked down and wassurprised to see liquid dripping. Initially I thought it must be fuel as it was directly below fuel tank and was scared motorcycle might be on fire but it wasn't smelling gasoline. It was the coolant. Called the RSA which came promptly in an hour. Diagnosis by Harley was that clamp holding the coolant inlet gave away(this is first case) and was given after replacing the clamp.
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Apart from this one breakdown, ownership has been fuss free. Starts always at the first crank, engine is as lovely as day one and always brings a smile on your face.

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Brakes Upgrade

Harley Street in India is very famous for its brakes or the lack of it. There are lots of protests going on in different parts of the country. Front is spongy. Rear is very weak, has too much travel ans stops acting are riding for quite some time (plus hard compound tyres).
Brake upgrade included acouple of changes
- changing front and rear master cylinder
- use steel braided lines for front and rear
- relocate rear master cylinder away from exhaust
- change pads to EBC semi sintered.
Braking has tremendously improved, should have been this way ideally from factory. Will post pics later
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"changing front and rear master cylinder"


what did you change to? brand? link?


good thread, great pics.


we kinda bought ours on a whim, looks like you guys are using these bikes and riding them hard & long

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"changing front and rear master cylinder"


what did you change to? brand? link?
I changed master cylinders to that on Royal Enfield Himalayan. It seems better than what Harley offered.
Which model is yours? If its 2017, then it has better brakes. If you are in US, you have better tyres too.

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good thread, great pics.

we kinda bought ours on a whim, looks like you guys are using these bikes and riding them hard & long
Thanks, Street has a lovely motor and always a hoot to ride.
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hey,
what do you mean by "- relocate rear master cylinder away from exhaust "?..like could you post a pic of it.. i have changed mine to that of apache 180's rear master cylinder..better than the stock..but still not much results..it fades way too quickly, as in if u use the rear multiple times in a row, it feels like as if ur pushing the pedal and the pads are just rubbing against the disc without the slightest impact ..like the brakes have failed..

How about the himalayan's master cylinder? did it need any modification to get it attached?
To which calipers have u changed to?

by the way i own a 2014 street
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hey,
what do you mean by "- relocate rear master cylinder away from exhaust "?..like could you post a pic of it.. i have changed mine to that of apache 180's rear master cylinder..better than the stock..but still not much results..it fades way too quickly, as in if u use the rear multiple times in a row, it feels like as if ur pushing the pedal and the pads are just rubbing against the disc without the slightest impact ..like the brakes have failed..

How about the himalayan's master cylinder? did it need any modification to get it attached?
To which calipers have u changed to?

by the way i own a 2014 street


Have tried using different Pads? What you're describing sounds like Brake Fade. EBC makes some good pads. I have the FA643V Front and Rear on my 15. With the weight of my accessories it stops better.


Also, Measure the Rotor Thickness.

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hey,
what do you mean by "- relocate rear master cylinder away from exhaust "?..like could you post a pic of it.. i have changed mine to that of apache 180's rear master cylinder..better than the stock..but still not much results..it fades way too quickly, as in if u use the rear multiple times in a row, it feels like as if ur pushing the pedal and the pads are just rubbing against the disc without the slightest impact ..like the brakes have failed..

How about the himalayan's master cylinder? did it need any modification to get it attached?
To which calipers have u changed to?

by the way i own a 2014 street


Have tried using different Pads? What you're describing sounds like Brake Fade. EBC makes some good pads. I have the FA643V Front and Rear on my 15. With the weight of my accessories it stops better.


Also, Measure the Rotor Thickness.

Yups its definetly brake fade..havent used ebs pads on my rear but the funny thing is whenevr i get my pads changed they are brembo sintered ones from the showroom..still that happens..now i am planning to change my master cylinder to that of royal enfield himalayans rear master cylinder (bybre) as mentioned, sintered lines and a total upgrade to 16ís big rear rotor and 16ís caliper.. and maybe upgrade the brake fluid to 660 racing brake fluid which as they adverstise has a higher boiling point.. dont know whether it will work or not..any thoughts or input on this helpful
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Extremely sorry for the delay in replying. I will post pictures later regarding relocation. For reference, you can check 2014 street rear master cylinder placement vs 2016/2017 rear master cylinder. The one in 2014 is very close to the exhaust which causes it to heat up very quickly causing brake fade.
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Front brakes have braided lines and master cylinder from royal enfield Himalayan

Rear master cylinder is relocated inside fuse box. Previously it was placed too close to exhaust causing it heat up quickly.

Other than that, I have EBC semi sintered brake pads. These are also far better than stock.
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I have also changed tyres. Front michelin pilot street radial 110/70/17. These are much softer than stock MRF and provide better grip throughout. Rear is MRF Zapper Vyde, same size as stock. These also softer than original apper tyres

I have also added Fego air seat. Quality is good, air doesn't leak but I am sliding forward everytime I brake. It should work well for a scooped seat rather than a flat one that I have.


National cycle windshield helps a lot on the highway rides. Can cruise at higher speeds due to reduced windblasts even though the wind is deflected to the helmet area. Helmet with better sound insulation should help
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