Long time rider, time for something different.
Been riding pretty much all my life (35 years or so) have ridden pretty much any make out there from Kawasaki, BMW, Buell other Harley's my last bike was a 06 C50 Boulevard. Due to health issues at my young age the Boulevard was a beautiful and fun bike how I had it set up but in town it was like trying to herd around a big bagger Harley, not much fun when you have a bad hip and the condition I suffer from. I sold the Boulevard to a friend wanting to take a step up from her Shadow 500 that was beginning to show it's age and she wanted something more comfortable for long distance so off it went. I had all but decided to give up riding for good, when I decided to take the Street 750 for a quick spin. It had been a while since I had ridden a smaller lighter bike with some pep. Got back made the deal and she came home the next morning. I'm now the proud new owner of a 2017 Street 750. I really wanted the Street Rod but right now with a fairly new vehicle on a disabled man's income the extra few grand between the two broke the deal. I have the Denim Black paint on mine and I'm loving it so far except for a few minor issues.
I put on the up and out mirror extenders that should be on the bike from the factory. I'm close to six foot so all I could see was shoulders. The $20 Kractor extenders didn't he trick.
Had a heck of a time sorting out why I could hardly get it into first fear while rolling or from.a dead stop even when rocking the bike, and feeling the clutch. I knew of the sticky neutral issue but if you had ridden my old Savage that had a nasty neutral that was prone to pop into gear at a light by itself once launching the bike out from under me at the amusement of the cagers around me. Had to adjust the clutch Freeplay a bit tighter than the quarter trick to see to settle it down.
I'm not liking the high non adjustable idle, 1350-1400 is going to take some time to get used to. Apparently HD had to fix it make it non adjustable for emissions. But I'll get used to it.
And today it sprang a fairly serious oil/ antifreeze leak. Rear jug by the cam tensioner was a bit wet so i took off the front belt cover and was amazed at the mess. It's going in next week for an inspection and repair.
Other than that I'm really loving the bike. I forgot how much fun a seasoned rider can have on a smaller lighter bike. For what I want it for, running to the gym, therapy and in town riding, with the occasional jump out the county roads for some fun in the twisties. 200 miles on it already and I have rubbed the pegs a few times in corners.
Right now no real modifications planned. No funds to really don't right now. Just time to ride it and enjoy it. I'd eventually want to do intake and exhaust which requires the chip tune. Christmas will be the Alarm for it since it will be parked at the gym quite a bit. Eventually a seat. Why is it so hard to make a decent seats on any bike these days. I'm going to modify an old XR1200 wind shield to fit it or trade someone for one that actually fits and looks decent.
Anyway looking forward to the fun in the forum, been lurking for a long while, so let the fun begin.