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post #1 of 18 Old 08-20-2014, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,I am a Veteran of the Armed Forces. An avid bike enthusiast. Owned a Royal Enfield for over fifteen years. Always wanted a HARLEY, but was not comfortable with the size and manoeuvrability of the Harley line up, being a light weight.
Test rode the Street 750 and found it to be just what I wanted! So folks, here I am trying to learn from all you more experienced riders on this forum.
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Hi,I am a Veteran of the Armed Forces. An avid bike enthusiast. Owned a Royal Enfield for over fifteen years. Always wanted a HARLEY, but was not comfortable with the size and manoeuvrability of the Harley line up, being a light weight.
Test rode the Street 750 and found it to be just what I wanted! So folks, here I am trying to learn from all you more experienced riders on this forum.


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Tell me about the Enfield you owned. I remember them from the 1960's and they were a unique British motorcycle that were highly respected by many. I don't have any real knowledge about them since then as I don't believe a lot were sold in the US.


I've always loved Harleys as well although I've owned many different brands of motorcycles. I've not been much of a fan of the larger Harley cruisers but love my Sportster as it's more of an old school bobber type motorcycle. With you I believe the Street 500/750 is an excellent addition to the Harley line because it is nimble allowing a smaller rider to feel more in control. I can understand why you liked it when you did your test ride.


Did you get a chance to ride the 500? Curious as I've ridden both although I purchased a 750 just to use the engine for an old school chopper project that required a 750cc engine. My partner is building an old school bobber using the Street 500. The 500cc and 750cc engines are ideal for old school bobbers and choppers because those are typical of displacement sizes in the 60's that rarely exceeded 1000cc.



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Great to have you here! Welcome.

Love Royal Enfield. What made you sell that bike. Did you like it while you had it?

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welcome to the show, glad you've found us! Have you put an order in yet?
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Yes, my bike will be delivered first week of October!
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Yes, my bike will be delivered first week of October!
Great to hear, are you riding anything at the moment or are you just bikeless till the street arrives?



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I still have my Enfield. Love it! It's a 350 cc engine a bit slow but beautifully balanced. It's rock steady in almost every situation, which is what I love about it. The bike is. 1982 model all black. The curious thing about it is that it's rear brake is on the left unlike all other bikes, while the gear shifter is on the right with a neutral finder. I have now to get used to a brake pedal on the right foot for the Street 750. I have been promised delivery in the 1st week of October.
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