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Harley Street 750/500 Quality Issues!

I am starting a new thread where all the members of the Forum can put in their views regarding the quality and other issues with Street 750/500 Bikes for all to discuss and share.

Since most of us had First Hand experience with the bike, this thread just might serve as a "Complaint Box" if Harley People are reviewing the Forum.
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Biggest grouse that I have about Street 750 in India is SubPar performance from brakes and vendor of choice for it 'Endurance' also those MRFS Tyres are a big No No in this price range. On wiring issues I feel it's bad aesthetics. Harley showroom people say all R&D has been done here and won't be a problem in Indian Monsoon, that only time would tell!
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This is great, I've seen it mentioned on other forums that manufactures tend to browse the forums and social media sites to see what consumers have to say, hopefully this is true with HD, they might come across this thread!



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After a few more people chime in, maybe a link should be sent to Harley customer service? Just as a little nudge for them to look.
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I request other members of the Forum especially the those from countries other than India to inquire their dealerships and other sources regarding the Vendor of Shocks and Brakes in their respective countries.

What I could read from website of Harley Davidson India MRF rear tyre of Street 750 is Radial and Front one is Cross-Ply. Quoted price ranges from Rs 20000-30000

No details about vendor of Shocks either from Harley or Dealers.

No report of any progress on issue of Brakes but complaint communicated to Harley by dealership.
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what about things like fitment and quality of the metal and plastic pieces?

i know the brakes suck. we all know that by now
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From comments I have seen regarding the brakes on Buell Blast training bikes, the soft bite of the Street brakes might be deliberate. One of the many complaints regarding the Blast was the brakes were too strong for ham-fisted new riders, leading to a lot of tip-overs.

I haven't seen a US version in person yet but the only thing that really offends me in the photos of the bike I have seen is the wire bundles wrapped in what appears to be cloth tape down by the right foot peg. Number one, the wrapping looked sloppy compared to the same thing on some old BMWs of mine, and number two, by now there are better materials to cover a wire bundle in than tape. The vinyl mesh wrap Harley uses to hold wire bundles on US bikes, basically a GM style harness, is a much better way to do it. I am hoping US bikes are built this way, but we shall see.
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that makes sense

on a learners bike you probably want soft brakes so people dont jam on them and fly off
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soft brakes are the way to go, even for the long term i wouldn't care for anything else with the way I ride.



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soft brakes are the way to go, even for the long term i wouldn't care for anything else with the way I ride.
I hear ya bro. As long as they work, I'd much rather have soft than grabby. I've currently got a drum brake on the rear and works just fine for me. Course, the bike only weighs 400 lbs, so there's not much mass there that has to be stopped, ha ha.
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