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I am pumped! Bought a brand new Street 750, and my friends think I am crazy. Been riding bikes about 13 years and they have no idea why I would buy such a quiet smooth running little bike.

I love this thing and can't wait to break it in! Light, handles well, got a little attitude. Ive Got to get the V&H pipes though and see if I can get a little sound. Bike looks mean and rides smooth!

My first new bike, and first HD. I look forward to all of your expertise on this forum and thanks in advance for all of the wisdom and help!

Robert.
 

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Congrats! I've had mine less than a year and LOVE IT! It's like a freakin Ferrari! Be safe and enjoy the badass smooth quick responsive ride!
 

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Looking forward to the long haul, this bike is going to be a touring machine. Will be driving from Texas to Missouri at the end of July, so I am trying to make sure I break it in right! however by the time I have made it home I had already passed the 50 mile mark doing what the dealer said (which was not what I found was supposed to be doing in the manuel) Ill find out later if it matters to much.

Thank you for the Welcoming Charles!

DDK what do you like best so far?
 

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Congratulations and welcome! This was also my first HD and first bike over 500cc

I love the agility and power. I know there are more powerful bikes out there but this is big enough for me. Being an urban rider in traffic the physical size, liquid cooling and agility appeals to me.
 

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I am pumped! Bought a brand new Street 750, and my friends think I am crazy. Been riding bikes about 13 years and they have no idea why I would buy such a quiet smooth running little bike.

I love this thing and can't wait to break it in! Light, handles well, got a little attitude. Ive Got to get the V&H pipes though and see if I can get a little sound. Bike looks mean and rides smooth!

My first new bike, and first HD. I look forward to all of your expertise on this forum and thanks in advance for all of the wisdom and help!

Robert.

Congrats what color did you get?
 

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I got whatever they are calling the maroon, midnight red I suppose. It's a pretty clean bike, rides smooth. Only thing I want to change on it is the pipes, other than that just ready to get past the break in. Been babying it so I don't really know what it can do yet.
 

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Initially it was the price. I had a 1982 Honda GL500 that served me well but it needed fork seals and a new front tire. It also had a Vetter fairing which I thought was ugly and made it pretty wide. I was looking for a replacement and found the Street online. I was looking for a used bike in the $4,000 range but once I found a brand new HD for about $6,000 I was hooked! After the test ride and feeling the power and low center of gravity I couldn't say no!

I'm looking at upgrading the exhaust and possibly intake first. Then who knows.
 

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I am pumped! Bought a brand new Street 750, and my friends think I am crazy. Been riding bikes about 13 years and they have no idea why I would buy such a quiet smooth running little bike.

I love this thing and can't wait to break it in! Light, handles well, got a little attitude. Ive Got to get the V&H pipes though and see if I can get a little sound. Bike looks mean and rides smooth!

My first new bike, and first HD. I look forward to all of your expertise on this forum and thanks in advance for all of the wisdom and help!

Robert.
Welcome to the family >:D
 

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Just got over the 500 mile hump, now tomorrow I'll be traveling to Austin for the weekend on it. Can't wait. Sweet little ride!
 

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I've read and heard from old school mechanics that the way they break their bikes in, is to run the fire out of them at first to get everything to seat properly. :eek:

the young guys that uncrate the new bikes and test ride them, will normally run the crap out of them and that actually does the bike a favor.>:D

also, the way I understand it, the worst thing you can do to a new bike is to run it at a steady speed for a long time. it needs the varying speeds to properly seat everything.

first thing I would do is to get the longer stem mirrors to see over your shoulders before your long trip!

....and never run the fuel too low. if you do you'll likely run into the lag and leap problem and that will freak you out. it is like hitting the kill switch momentarily, so keep your clutch handle ready once you get 100 miles on that tank of fuel and are taking off from stop or going uphill.

this happened to me taking off from a red light and if I wasn't an experienced rider I may have dumped it. it was so unexpected!

now I keep mine topped off between 80-100 miles.

I have only experienced the lag and leap problem once when I first bought it. the dealer only put 1/2 gallon of gas in it...grrr!

the too short mirrors and the low fuel problems are the two main things you need to be aware of.

hope you enjoy your trip !
 
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