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post #1 of 13 Old 10-17-2016, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Leisure Use of Harley Street 750

Just curious, anyone else do this? The only reason I bought the Street 750 is to have an alternative to the 850lb Victory Cross Country when all I want to do is run around town/go to work. It definitely does that (750 cc vs 1734 cc, 489lbs vs 850lbs). Oh, by the way, this is my 1st Harley after riding for over 45 years.


I've had it now since early June and have only 651 miles on it -- haven't even gotten to 1st service. Part of the reason for the low miles is because I have no storage capacity (no bags) so I generally do not take it to work. I'm just about ready to put it into storage for the winter (I'll get it serviced and add saddlebags during storage).
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I bought it to learn how to ride on the street after spending my childhood on dirtbikes. Didn't plan on being a commuter or heavy rider. Bought it in May and it turned into a daily commuter/fun/grocery getter/ride with the g/f bike. I have ridden several other bikes and this is so easy to ride that it has become less like a weekend thing and turned into an everyday kind of thing. over 3k miles on it already.
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similar situation for me: my bike of choice is a 2008 V-Rod. but i had to move to Philippines last year, and i could not afford to ship it or buy a local V-Rod for a reasonable price. Street750 is already kind of big for riding on congested Philippine roads. i actually use a 125cc Honda scooter for daily commuting; the 750 is for when i want to ride on the toll ways which prohibit bikes below 400cc. had the 750 since September 2015, only have 2350 kilometers on it so far

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below 400CC!!!! I’m not familiar with the Philippine highways, but typically you only find restrictions like that here in the states for motorcycles/scooters 50cc and below. I had a 1967 Yamaha Twin-Jet 100 (100cc) and it could easily exceed any speed limit except maybe the German Autobaum.
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i think they set the high displacement to discourage squid types who ride 125-250cc from clogging the toll ways as they do on the city streets of Manila.



picture is of Hanoi traffic but it is very similar to how most motorcyclists behave in Philippines. it is no help that Thailand and Malaysia are dumping those scooters en masse into Philippines (as well as H-D, Royal Enfield, Victory and Indian have opened bike shops here too)

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I had a 1967 Yamaha Twin-Jet 100 (100cc) and it could easily exceed any speed limit except maybe the German Autobaum.
That Twin Jet was a two-stroke beast. As most everyone should know, two-strokes were a lot more powerful than 4-strokes, especially in the smaller displacements. Noisy, buzzy, smoky as ****, but they had a tremendous amount of zip for their tiny size. I had a Honda NS50 -- its entire engine was one tiny little piston displacing 1/15 the size of the Street 750's engine! If I laid down flat I could get that thing up over 50mph no problem. I think the Twin Jet was good for around 65mph.
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I now have a 750 that is now my leisure machine.
Several days ago, I rode on a 19 mile round trip cruise.
I feel that putting more than 25 miles a day would be detrimental to myself and my bike. Most HD riders that I've met only ride to the bars and back. I cannot drink alcohol, so That is not for me. I would rather be "in the wind".
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Try 75mph with two 130lb people on it. I had it over 85mph with just me on it.
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I bought mine to "re-learn" and get back into riding after a 30+ year absence. My first bike was a 1978 Kawasaki KZ200 that I rode everywhere for about 5 years (I was 18 when I bought it new). Once I had a child, l had to put the bike away and eventually sold it. Now that said child is an adult with children of his own and hubby and I are empty nesters, I decided to ride again. I took the MSF course to make sure I was still able to ride safely. I bought the HD Iron 883n first, but I had a hard time maneuvering it. I traded the Iron in on the Street in April and am beginning to ride it as a commuter when the weather permits. I have added a luggage rack and sissy bar so I can put a bag on for the daily essentials. Eventually, I hope to ride longer distances, but for now, I've put about 120 miles on it in two months time. No rush.
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I have a 19 year old granddaughter that after riding with me for most of her life expressed interest in learning. Dealer offer me a heck of a deal on 2015 with 323 miles on it so I rode it home. I put 180 miles on it. Now it is parked with the other two.
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