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I thank the forum owner/moderator for starting this forum! There is a lot of useful information sharing and a kind of brotherhood developed. I bought the XG500 in June 2014 as the first day available in Texas. Look forward to a great relationship with y'all around the world.
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I thank the forum owner/moderator for starting this forum! There is a lot of useful information sharing and a kind of brotherhood developed. I bought the XG500 in June 2014 as the first day available in Texas. Look forward to a great relationship with y'all around the world.
Welcome aboard. Consider yourself lucky as there are very few Street 500's and Street 750's at the dealers and just getting one is an accomplishment.

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Welcome to the forum. Please let us know your impressions of the bike. Many of are still waiting delivery.
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Welcome to the forum. Please let us know your impressions of the bike. Many of are still waiting delivery.
It's a fun stop light to stop light bike. It handles twisties well. Quick maneuvering is the best of the Harley lineup
,You can't see behind you in the mirrors unless you lower an elbow, duck, and lean the other way.
There are some design items that seem out of place, or inconsistent. The uncovered wiring in spots; the odd placement of the horn. The engine sounds like an electric sewing machine.
The riding position is cramped for average size humans. The rider foot pegs are too far forward for mid controls. When on the highway, I scoot my butt back to the top of the hump of the start of the pillion seat. That riding position is fairly comfy for a long haul.
I know how to make the changes needed for my style, so no sweat. Parts and service should be pretty simple and relatively inexpensive. Also, I've gotten a lot of good ideas from this forum. I have over 1,000 miles on the Street so far. I have almost 1,000,000 total lifetime miles on motorcycles. I'm all about helping people- I've gotten a lot of help along the way.
I hope you get your bike soon, and be lucky and safe.
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Good read, glad to hear what you think of the bike.
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I have over 1,000 miles on the Street so far. I have almost 1,000,000 total lifetime miles on motorcycles.


Well, you sure haven't been leaving it in the garage. It was mid-July before I got my Street 750 and I haven't broken the 1,000 mile mark quite yet. Rain over the last several days, common in the Seattle area, has sort of limited my riding but it's due to clear up soon. I don't necessarily object to riding in the rain but prefer not to generally speaking.


I don't have a clue about how many lifetime miles I've put in on motorcycles but with over 45 years of riding it has to be a lot. LOL




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It's a fun stop light to stop light bike. It handles twisties well. Quick maneuvering is the best of the Harley lineup
,You can't see behind you in the mirrors unless you lower an elbow, duck, and lean the other way.
There are some design items that seem out of place, or inconsistent. The uncovered wiring in spots; the odd placement of the horn. The engine sounds like an electric sewing machine.
The riding position is cramped for average size humans. The rider foot pegs are too far forward for mid controls. When on the highway, I scoot my butt back to the top of the hump of the start of the pillion seat. That riding position is fairly comfy for a long haul.
I know how to make the changes needed for my style, so no sweat. Parts and service should be pretty simple and relatively inexpensive. Also, I've gotten a lot of good ideas from this forum. I have over 1,000 miles on the Street so far. I have almost 1,000,000 total lifetime miles on motorcycles. I'm all about helping people- I've gotten a lot of help along the way.
I hope you get your bike soon, and be lucky and safe.
Thanks for sharing your first impressions of the bike.

Are there any things you want harley to improve on for the next model year?
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My wife rides the Street mostly. I ride the Road Glide most. I've gone through 5 large essay books logging the miles. Sometime estimating, sometimes daily logs sometimes getting the mileage off the odometer every quarter and multiplying by 95%
I don't know if I'll ever break 1mm miles- I slowed pace and don't tolerate adverse conditions as used to. Glad to hear from another like minded gray beard.
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