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I think some of us may be worried about the quality of the build of the Street 750

some of us have reported poor findings or dissapointment after seeing it in person

I figured I would make a thread and share it here!

I understand the US made and international models will be different.

What are your thoughts and insights?
 

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From the early reports about quality, plastics, wiring, sound...I'm ready to look at another model. I called the dealer last night and they have a SuperLow 883 for me to look at. I might go with that model instead of the Street 750.
 

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My only real point of contention is the exposed wiring. Personally I think that can be fixed with a simple wire tuck. What is it about the 750 that has you two completely turned off the Street? @Dave013 @Traxxtar
 

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I test rode the Street750 at the Mumbai Showroom when it was 44 odd kms old.
I took it for a 17km Spin (Thrube - Vashi - Palm Beach)

I can assure you the Engine - Ride - Comfort - Control is top notch.
What concerns me is the build quality and build quality only (messy wiring, lame welding, low quality tyres)

I have written an email to Anoop Prakash, Marketing Head, his team, Seven Islands Owners, Facebook Pages etc.
Lets all owners write a serious letter experessings concerns on quality (messy wires has to go). Once they see a huge rise in skepticism they might ensure they get the wires and welding sorted out atleast.
Looking for every1s support here....
 

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I'm wondering if anyone has photos of this messy welding? I've tried to look in the stock photgraphs as well as some of the reviews posted here but to no avail...
 

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Well i am scared for the longevity of the bike i heard of the brake quality and other probs in the review.Spending so much for the street if they can rectify it before delivery its good but if not the case then spend a bit more and go for a better overall iron i know its not powerful as street but yeah we do expect quality if we are putting this much money for a Bike. Increase the price of Street we dont care but give us quality bikes i dont know if its only for Indians they are giving in such a quality,has anyone tested the Street 750 in USA or anywhere outside India ? do you get it in the same condition ???
 

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My only real point of contention is the exposed wiring. Personally I think that can be fixed with a simple wire tuck. What is it about the 750 that has you two completely turned off the Street? @Dave013 @Traxxtar
Harley has built quality into their brand for many years now. I don't want any regrets after buying. I kinda have a high standard for what I want and quality is top of the list. Wiring, brakes!, cheap plastic, small mirrors, spring-less pegs, lack of authentic sound, ...really? I'm buying a 'Harley', I want something that says 'Harley!!' not a knock-off, which is what this cheap'd out bike appears(i haven't seen it, just from early reviewers) to be. I don't want a bike thats been to a cost cutting chop shop. Money is not the issue, I like the look of the bike, it's a bit different, 'young', and smaller. I'm a small guy, but won't trade off quality and authenticity at a relatively cheap price anyway.
 

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negative word so far about brakes and fork have been a red alert for me , waiting for more reviews ...
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the messy welding is noticeable around the t-clamp among other places , it is not a durability issue but more of an aesthetic and a lack of effort to deliver a fine product. Have you seen the royal enfield motorcycles ? They have messy welding but cost less than half and people still find it hard to accept at their price point. The street is not as bad but one can easily spot the weld lumps around joints.
 

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negative word so far about brakes and fork have been a red alert for me , waiting for more reviews ...
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the messy welding is noticeable around the t-clamp among other places , it is not a durability issue but more of an aesthetic and a lack of effort to deliver a fine product. Have you seen the royal enfield motorcycles ? They have messy welding but cost less than half and people still find it hard to accept at their price point. The street is not as bad but one can easily spot the weld lumps around joints.
fair points, to be honest we don't see many Enfields on this side of the puddle. I'm holding out hope that these are simply supplied component niggles, as Desert answered in my thread about the US forks Harley has a rep of using Showa's up front which should help sort things out...

But the welds... I don't know...
 

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Well i am scared for the longevity of the bike i heard of the brake quality and other probs in the review.Spending so much for the street if they can rectify it before delivery its good but if not the case then spend a bit more and go for a better overall iron i know its not powerful as street but yeah we do expect quality if we are putting this much money for a Bike. Increase the price of Street we dont care but give us quality bikes i dont know if its only for Indians they are giving in such a quality,has anyone tested the Street 750 in USA or anywhere outside India ? do you get it in the same condition ???
Please keep in mind brakes have to be properly broken in. I very much doubt anyone has done that to a new preproduction test bike.

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Six hard stops, say 80% of max braking power from about 60 mph (100 kph) down to 5 mph, releasing the brakes before the bike is fully stopped, followed by some riding to cool things down between stops is usually enough to bed brakes in properly. The reason you do not want to come to a full stop is that the rotors and pads will be screaming hot, and if you leave the pad in contact with the rotor while they are this hot and the bike is stopped, pad material will transfer to the rotor and leave a high spot on the rotor that many riders misinterpret as a warped rotor.

If you do get such a high spot, wet sand the rotors with 300 grit silicon carbide paper, sand the pads too, then wash everything with detergent and lots of clean fresh water. Never ever use brake cleaner because it chemically alters the composition of the brake pad and ruins them. Only use detergent and water.
 

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how did you go about breaking in your brakes? did you bed them?
This is how I brake-in my new brake pads and or rotors.

First get some brake cleaner and some white paper towels and clean all the coating/oil if any off the rotors. Then I find a long steep hill say 4 to 5 miles long. Best with little to no traffic. Do a constant drag on the brake to get them good and hot, say the first 2 to 2 1/2 miles. Then put more presser on them almost coming to a stop. Do that back and forth five to six times while going down the hill. Or if you are in flat country, you can again drag your brake (one at a time though) ;) while giving it gas. Then let them cool off while still riding, say eight to ten miles then repeat it two to three times as needed. :)

NEVER! I say it again. NEVER! Get your brakes good and hot then just stop. Let them cool down while still riding, if not you will stand a good chance or warping the rotors.:eek:

Everyone I talked to complained on how bad the front brakes are on the Harley’s Wide Glide. Well after I did my new brake-in ritual. I can now stop and even lock-up the front wheel if I want with only two fingers, no worries!:D The brakes a great now.:cool:


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This is how I brake-in my new brake pads and rotors.

First get some brake cleaner and some white paper towels and clean all the coating/oil if any off the rotors. Then I find a long steep hill say 4 to 5 miles long. Best with little to no traffic. Do a constant drag on the brake to get them good and hot, say the first 2 to 2 1/2 miles. Then put more presser on them almost coming to a stop. Do that back and forth five to six times while going down the hill. Or if you are in flat country, you can again drag your brake (one at a time though) ;) while giving it gas. Then let them cool off while still riding, say eight to ten miles then repeat it two to three times as needed. :)

NEVER! I say it again. NEVER! Get your brakes good and hot then just stop. Let them cool down while still riding, if not you will stand a good chance or warping the rotors.:eek:

Everyone I talked to complained on how bad the front brakes are on the Harley’s Wide Glide. Well after I did my new brake-in ritual. I can now stop and even lock-up the front wheel if I want with only two fingers, no worries!:D The brakes a great now.:cool:


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Great advice, thanks a lot for going into detail on it. I never did this before but heard of the process. I'll have to look into it more.

How bad can you warp rotors doing this? can it get so bad that they are useless and need to be changed?
 

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Great advice, thanks a lot for going into detail on it. I never did this before but heard of the process. I'll have to look into it more.

How bad can you warp rotors doing this? can it get so bad that they are useless and need to be changed?
No rotor warping as long as you cool them down will ridding, again say eight to ten miles. A very hot day do more miles or on a cool/cold day less miles to cool down. But say if you stop/park the bike right away while the rotors are still hot, you can bet they will warp.:mad:

I’ve been doing brakes brake-in this way for some 40 years now and it has served me well. I got 45,000 miles out of my first set stock OEM brake pads on my 2011 Road Glide Ultra and I ride in the city traffic and lane-split when I’m in California all the time with no worries.:D
 
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