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Hello,

I'm just wondering if or what could be done to convert my 500 to a 750 or more. I've been playing with the idea of selling it for a faster bike, but, I really like the look of the Street.

I really wish the aftermarket parts scene would hurry up!!
 

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Traid Up to the 750 or V-Rod. That is what I would do.

I would think the conversion would likely cost you more. I can't imagine needing more power than my 750 provides but I can certainly imagine wanting more. I have sat on a few V-Rods when at the dealer. Recently sat on an Indian Scout and will test ride one Saturday.

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Traid Up to the 750 or V-Rod. That is what I would do.

I would think the conversion would likely cost you more. I can't imagine needing more power than my 750 provides but I can certainly imagine wanting more. I have sat on a few V-Rods when at the dealer. Recently sat on an Indian Scout and will test ride one Saturday.

mgg
Well I thought about trading up to a 750 but, I paid less than 4K for my 500 brand new :D and don't really want a payment right now :/

I was thinking about looking into trading up to the 750 maybe a used one with a little more miles to see how much $$ they would want from me
 

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I know this is an old post but can anyone share some insight here as to what can be done to turn a 500 into a 750 as far as i understand the motors are the same just different bore size? So all that would have to be done is get a set of 750 heads and pistons and bolt on ? Or bore out the 500 heads? Is that correct? If this is the case I'm thinking other then make two off the same motor with different bore sizes perhaps harley just made them all 750s then added sleeves to lower the bore to 500cc? Can anyone help me out here . I'm from Australia and we dont get the 750 and i love the look of the street but a 500 just isn't enough thanks in advance any help would be appreciated
 

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Best way to turn a 500 into a 750, in my opinion, is to trade it in, and buy a 750 ............. what you should have done in the first place, lol

Any savings buying a 500 will be long gone in the conversion costs to a 750, then you'll have to consider if that just voided the warranty too.

(Yes, you're from Australia, a country that does not have the 750. Even importing one, and paying the duty would give you a better bike. Fins are polished on the 750 engine, not on the 500, wheels have a polished edge on the 750, not on the 500, AND, you wouldn't void the warranty)
 

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Talked to a couple guys here in Wisconsin who were going to convert a 500 to a 550 with a piston 2mm wider than stock. the same for a 750 to 800. Not a cheap proposition. Otherwise get v&h FP3 air intake an different exhaust.
 

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Ever since I've been on this site I've wondered why the 750 is not available in Australia. To me, that makes no sense whatsoever.
 

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Ever since I've been on this site I've wondered why the 750 is not available in Australia. To me, that makes no sense whatsoever.

due to our learner restrictions they didnt bring that 750 out as it wasnt LAMS approved. they wanted to target all learner riders to get on a harley and bring the younger generation into it.

i also think they didnt bring the 750 out here because it is to close to the iron 883 and they didnt want to stop sales of that.
 

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@julzie93,


Thanks. Now, I haven't a clue as to what LAMS stands for. Is that some sort of a regulatory agency? I presume that the reference to IRON 883 is a H-D marketing decision?
 

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@julzie93,


Thanks. Now, I haven't a clue as to what LAMS stands for. Is that some sort of a regulatory agency? I presume that the reference to IRON 883 is a H-D marketing decision?
LAMS means learner approved motorcycles. when someone first gets their licence they have restrictions on what they can ride.

yes i do believe its a marketing decision.
 

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LAMS means learner approved motorcycles. when someone first gets their licence they have restrictions on what they can ride.

yes i do believe its a marketing decision.
Does the age of the individual matter when getting their Motorcycle license or is this blanket rule for anyone learning to ride a motorcycle for the first time including license?
 

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Does the age of the individual matter when getting their Motorcycle license or is this blanket rule for anyone learning to ride a motorcycle for the first time including license?
just a rule for everyone that gets their motorbike licence.
the first 3 years you can not ride anything that isnt lams approved or take a pillion untill your probation is up.

i was lucky i got in before they changed the rules and only had to have my licence a year and 3 months before being able to ride whatever i like, even though i have a lams approved bike.

will do me for now untill i can afford my street bob or fat boy
 

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I need to check , but I believe it is a crank and above to bump it to a 750 so crank ,pistons ,heads.I will try and double check that this week
 

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yes that sounds right according to another thread: http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/harley-davidson-street-general-discussion/4170-xg500-xg750-differences.html
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"500/750 have the following different parts (apart from the obvious barrels & pistons)-

Valve covers, Cylinder Heads, Valves, Balance Shafts, Crankshaft, Fuel Injectors, Clutch Springs, Exhaust Pipes, Muffler & Wheels."

I've also come across a number of references to 500to550 kits and 750to800 kits but no hard links to suppliers - has anyone seen these?
 

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Righto thanks guys i decided im just going get a 750 motor and swap the motors as i found a 750 motor at a fair price. .just for anyone else following the thread i was told The two motors have the same stroke, but a different bore. This means that despite having basically identical crankcases, the bore being a different size means that to get a 500 any bigger than 500 cc (without the 50cc big bore kit) would mean machining the crankcase to match the bore of the 750 barrels. you would also need 750 barrels, pistons, rings, heads, cams, gaskets etc im unsure on the cost as my local dealer wasn't interested in looking into how much the parts would cost
 

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NJ has a Restricted License. If you take the Road Test on a bike below 249cc, You can only Legally operate up to 500cc. 250cc (Road Test) and Larger, No restriction. We also have a GDL. Just like with the Passenger License. Limiting the number of Passengers, Daylight Hours only, Etc.
 
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