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Hi !
warm greetings to all HD forum members, after so many years of active
driving, now wants to try my hands on serious riding, HD street 750 will going to be my first bike after a long long gap....i am so excited and a little apprehensive too.....looking forward to forum members for guidance and encouragement.....thanks:):)
 

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hello and welcome. I am new to Harley, my street 750 and to this forum also.
I have ridden motorcycles for 50 years however.
(yeah, I know i'm getting to be an old man.)

if I may suggest, please take a riders safety course as soon as possible.
the street models are easy to handle and somewhat sensitive, not only on it's agility to make quick maneuvers, but on acceleration too. its a fun bike but don't think it is slow or sluggish, because this lil thing can rip down the road.

the low end power and touchy throttle makes this bike one to respect, so start off very easy until you get used to it. you don't just hop on it, throttle it up and let out the clutch fast, if you do it will freak you out and throw you off like a wild bronco.

with respect for its power and precise handling, its a fun bike to ride, just don't expect it to behave like a little 125 or something in that category.
 

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hmmmm i have taken a long test ride and frankly i am truly impressed by the bike......thanks for the advise....you are absolutely right....safety first
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I'll second the notion of being careful with it until you get used to it! But it sounds like you've passed that mark!

I absolutely love my little Street. Has the agility to get me through my morning commute and the notorious L.A. traffic as well as the power to cruise down the freeway when it's open!
 

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cruise down the freeway when it's open!


.....I don't miss the big cities for that reason.

on our back roads around here you gotta watch for loose horses, deer or the occasional alligator.
 

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cruise down the freeway when it's open!


.....I don't miss the big cities for that reason.

on our back roads around here you gotta watch for loose horses, deer or the occasional alligator.
I actually used to live in rural Minnesota before moving to Los Angeles so I can relate to open back roads and watching for deer. But we never had alligators! I would think those would be harder to spot especially at night!
 

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yes but luckily not very often.

I was driving on the everglades parkway shortly after hurricane Andrew, hauling in building material to the Homestead , Florida area. ...and one night I ran over an alligator with the loaded 18 wheeler, scared the ba-geebers out of me, felt like the 80, 000 lb truck was gonna flip over at 70 mph. it's was like running over a big tree trunk laying in the road.
 
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