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Cool Hello from a proud owner of a Harley Street 750 in Pune

Wassup everyone! This is Binu Jose Moothedan from Pune.

I am a proud owner of a denim black, cowl-less H-D Street 750.

I got my Street 750 on the 1st of August 2014 from the Two Rivers Harley Davidson dealer in Pune, India. From the little time that I've spent on the bike, I must say that I am very impressed. I was looking for a forum that was very focused around the Street 750 and came across Harley-Davidson Street Forum. I'm glad to be part of this group.

I hope to contribute my experiences with my Street 750 and also hope to learn tips and tricks around the Street 750.

Cheers!
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Very nice man! Looking forward to getting your thoughts.
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Welcome to the forum! Congrats on getting a street.

What first modifications are you planning on doing?
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Very nice man! Looking forward to getting your thoughts.
Thanks buddy. I've got a couple of experiences already to share. Will post in a separate thread.
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Welcome to the forum! Congrats on getting a street.

What first modifications are you planning on doing?
I'm going to get the extended mirrors mostly. With the stock mirrors, visibility of vehicles behind me is poor. I need to look over my shoulders very often.
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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.
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Wassup everyone! This is Binu Jose Moothedan from Pune.

I am a proud owner of a denim black, cowl-less H-D Street 750.

I got my Street 750 on the 1st of August 2014 from the Two Rivers Harley Davidson dealer in Pune, India. From the little time that I've spent on the bike, I must say that I am very impressed. I was looking for a forum that was very focused around the Street 750 and came across Harley-Davidson Street Forum. I'm glad to be part of this group.

I hope to contribute my experiences with my Street 750 and also hope to learn tips and tricks around the Street 750.

Cheers!
Hi bmoothedan!!!! Welcome to the forum.

Congrats on your new bike! Glad the 750 brings joy to your life and others. Since you had it for a bit, what do you love and and what do you think Harley Davidson needs to improve on for the street 750?


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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.
You're getting a lot done already! Do you have any pictures of the luggage rack and sissy bar you installed?

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Hi bmoothedan!!!! Welcome to the forum.

Congrats on your new bike! Glad the 750 brings joy to your life and others. Since you had it for a bit, what do you love and and what do you think Harley Davidson needs to improve on for the street 750?




You're getting a lot done already! Do you have any pictures of the luggage rack and sissy bar you installed?
It's 12:24 AM here in Pune and I'm still awake. Since you asked, I went down to the where my Street 750 was parked and took a couple of pictures of the back rest that I got installed today. Please ignore the background.

What I love - I love my wife and my son and now my other baby - the Street 750. Haha - on a serious note, I love the riding position of the Street 750 and looks of the Street. Very aggressive, muscular. I used own a Bajaj Avenger 180CC (locally made motorbike) which was a cruiser type of motorbike but I like this new riding position. Makes me feel more in control. By the way, I sold my Bajaj Avenger 180 to a colleague at the office and for that money I got the luggage rack, sissy bar and back rest fitted today. Hahaha. The Avenger must be feeling pretty bad after this.

Things that Harley Davidson needs to improve on the Street 750
(1) Give the customer the option of choosing a seat along with the bike and not charge for the customer being tall
(2) Like I mentioned earlier, ABS. I do understand that the pricing would go up a little but I'm sure there are a lot of folks out there who would like ABS on the Street 750
(3) The clutch lever is too out there. After a while your hands start aching if you're riding in the city and have to use the clutch often.

Can't think of anything else. I love the Street 750 otherwise. I've always wanted a big motorbike but did not have the money to spend on a Harley until the Street came along. So thank you Harley Davidson.
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Congratulations Binu !!...I booked mine on Sunday 06th September. They told me that I will get the bike in 2-3 months. I went for the Vivid Black, I like the Denim Black too. I think we should all meet and think of a club or a group like Road Shakers or COPS and do weekly rides together. It will awesome.

Have a safe ride bro...I will have to wait for mine for some more time.
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Congratulations Binu !!...I booked mine on Sunday 06th September. They told me that I will get the bike in 2-3 months. I went for the Vivid Black, I like the Denim Black too. I think we should all meet and think of a club or a group like Road Shakers or COPS and do weekly rides together. It will awesome.

Have a safe ride bro...I will have to wait for mine for some more time.
Hope your bike arrives earlier Sagar. You a mallu by any chance like me? Te Nair surname sounds like a mallu surname . Vivid black is also nice! Once you get your bike, the Two Rivers HD dealer here will add you to the Pune Chapter's WhatsApp and FB groups. There are weekly Sunday rides with the HOG folks in Pune. I've gone for a couple of rides with the group when I've had the time but I do solo rides mostly. I'm totally open to riding in the group too though .
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