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I got my bike two days ago! Even I am surprised that I am was so taken up with it that I finally found time to post the news today!
Well, it's the Vivid Black colour and the cowl is off. I am panning on ordering a sissy bar from DS Brar, a fellow member on this forum. Have already ordered a Firebrand Loose Cannon 4" Slip on exhaust from the US. Will now have to wait for 3 weeks for its arrival.
Riding it around has been a pleasure so far. Plan to go for a long ride later in the day. The wife is equally excited and is fondly remembering our initial days after marriage, when we used to ride around on my Royal Enfield!
Will be posting pictures shortly and as regards mods, well..... Decisions, decisions! Am still trying to figure out, what all do I do? Am in no rush, but personalise it, I surely will!
 

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Ok Guys, firstly apologies for the delay in letting you all know about my bikes arrival. Secondly, thanks for the good wishes. Really appreciate the same.
Yes, I am trying to figure out the bike, and I think am beginning to understand a lot of things about it already. For one, I need a tall boy seat! Secondly, it needs a bit of chrome to make it better looking. Third, I was actually stopped on the road by two guys who wanted a briefing about the bike and some pictures with it. Now I know what it means to be owning a HARLEY! Let me confess, it feels great!
 

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No need to apologize. Glad to hear that you got it in. Now to suit it up with some accessories.

What are you planning with the chrome?
 

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No need to apologize. Glad to hear that you got it in. Now to suit it up with some accessories.

What are you planning with the chrome?
The chrome bits that I think needed are;
-The Handle bars, including the levers, rear view mirrors and all else that goes on them.
-The headlight and turn signals.
-The engine guard, if I put one.
-Luggage rack.
-The exhaust.
Any suggestion from you guys are welcome!
 

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Third, I was actually stopped on the road by two guys who wanted a briefing about the bike and some pictures with it. Now I know what it means to be owning a HARLEY! Let me confess, it feels great!

While I haven't been literally stopped by people wanting to know about my Street 750 there has been a lot of interest in it when I was stopped. That interest wasn't just by Harley rider either. It has been very well received by everyone during my limited travels (it's road days as a stock motorcycle are over).


I've owned many brands of motorcycles and there is something special about being a Harley owner. There is unquestionably a bond between all Harley owners that didn't seem to exist when I owned other brands and all motorcyclists do share a common bond. Of course there are the rare people that simply "hate all things Harley" but they're pretty rare.
 

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The chrome bits that I think needed are;
-The Handle bars, including the levers, rear view mirrors and all else that goes on them.
-The headlight and turn signals.
-The engine guard, if I put one.
-Luggage rack.
-The exhaust.
Any suggestion from you guys are welcome!
You can also drop/remove the saree guard unless you plan on riding with a pillion rider who is going to wear a saree ;). I did that to mine after my last ride. I think I've stripped her of 3-4 kilos already.

Congratulations on your bike BTW and happy riding.
 

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You said you are installing a sissy bar? Where are you getting it? Harley's sissy bar is so expensive and was hoping to get a bit cheaper of one...
 

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You said you are installing a sissy bar? Where are you getting it? Harley's sissy bar is so expensive and was hoping to get a bit cheaper of one...
Schwabbii, if you are based in India, then there is a member on this group named DS BRAR, who has designed a Sissybar and an Engine guard for the Street. You can see pictures of these which are on this forum itself.
 

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You can also drop/remove the saree guard unless you plan on riding with a pillion rider who is going to wear a saree ;). I did that to mine after my last ride. I think I've stripped her of 3-4 kilos already.

Congratulations on your bike BTW and happy riding.
Yes, the Saree guard also came off before the bike left the showroom. I forgot to mention the same.
 

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How about some pictures?

I will post some pictures as soon as I get my swingarm pivot bolt covers in, which should be in by the end of this week. I will be posting pictures on this link below.

http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/street-appearance-modifications/4242-modifications-street-500-a.html

I've posted pictures of all my modifications on my street 500 to show everyone what they can do with the parts that are readily available to customize their own street bikes.

The only problem is my bucket of photographs is just about full now and after that I can't post any more photographs of the bike.

I think it's a shame that this is the only forum I've ever belong to that helps people and educates people that you have to pay to put more photographs than what they want or what they require. I think it becomes counterproductive when you make people pay for helping you advertise your product. On most of the forums I belong to, most of them are full of photographs which as we all know: One picture is worth 1000 words.

Since I deal in science and physics, I deal with a lot of science communities, photographs help people get their head wrapped around pieces of information that you're trying to get out, but sometimes comes out too complicated for them to understand in writing but easier to understand when they see a photograph of it.

Commercialism should be paid by the manufacture not by the people that support it.
 

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You can upload pictures straight from your computer. No need for Photo Bucket or whatever.
I uploaded a couple of pictures, but they seem to be lost in cyberspace! Can't find them. How do I locate them or post pictures? Anyone? Help!
 

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I uploaded a couple of pictures, but they seem to be lost in cyberspace! Can't find them. How do I locate them or post pictures? Anyone? Help!
In order the post pictures, all you have to do is click on the paperclip up above in the message window and it will open up and prompt you to add photos. Click on the little box that says "choose file" click on that box, it will then prompt you where you want to get your photo. Find the photo you want and click on "choose."

Once your photograph is shown in that box it will give a number of the photograph then you click on the blue box that says "upload" and it will upload the file/photo and then it's ready to install into your post.
 

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In order the post pictures, all you have to do is click on the paperclip up above in the message window and it will open up and prompt you to add photos. Click on the little box that says "choose file" click on that box, it will then prompt you where you want to get your photo. Find the photo you want and click on "choose."

Once your photograph is shown in that box it will give a number of the photograph then you click on the blue box that says "upload" and it will upload the file/photo and then it's ready to install into your post.
Thanks Street500owner2.
 
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