So I've had the Street 750 for a week now. Although the Regional Transport Office (RTO) registration formalities were over, I was only allotted a registration number yesterday. I went to the dealer today to get the temporary registration number removed and post that I went to the service station to get the luggage rack, sissy bar and back rest pad fitted. I got that done since without that, the pillion rider (my wife) was slipping off the back seat every time I accelerated. My intent initially for not fitting the back rest was that she'd have to hold me tight
. Although she did, on our first ride, I had to stop three times for her to get her seating right. She kept slipping off. So I highly recommend that (1) if you have a pillion rider, install the back rest. It is very scary otherwise. :O.
I have the stock seat for the Street 750. I am 5'11" and I find the seating position a little odd. I like that my legs wrap around the fuel tank very nicely but my knees are higher than I would like them to be. I had to stop on my way to the H-D service station since I got a catch in my upper thigh area and had to stop on the highway to stretch. :O. (2) I think I need to get myself a Tallboy(r) seat.
So post fitting the back rest, I headed to the my office on the Street 750. One problem (not a problem really), the Street engine is so good. A slight rev of the throttle and she surges ahead. I'm turning into a speed freak looks like. If I don't look at the speedometer, I'm easily doing 80-100 kmph (50-60 mph) in city traffic. The usual typical speed otherwise is 30-40 kmph (18-24 mph) which sucks. It was raining, the roads were wet and with the usual bad traffic in Pune, I had to brake often. On one such instance, the rear wheel slipped /skidded and I thought I was going to have my first Harley accident. Someone must have been looking over me, I did not fall. So (3) I'm hoping in the near future, the Street 750 has an ABS option. I'm willing to pay extra for this feature.
On the same ride to the office as traffic was thick, I had to brake often and on another such instance, I braked hard... she skid again but this time I heard some noise from the engine unit and before I know it, the wheels jammed and the engine shut off. I am pretty sure that I pressed the clutch so that the engine wouldn't stop but it did. I did not stop completely but with the clutch pressed, I hit the starter button and the engine roared to life again and I was on my way again. So (4) has anyone else experienced this on their Street 750?
I got myself knee pads, elbow pads, a good/expensive helmet, riding jacket, boots, all for the Sunday rides that other Harleys go out for on Sundays in Pune. With all that happened today, I think I'm going to wear all my gear every time I take the Street 750 out. (5) We have to respect the bike - it will bite you otherwise.