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I am starting a new thread where all the members of the Forum can put in their views regarding the quality and other issues with Street 750/500 Bikes for all to discuss and share.

Since most of us had First Hand experience with the bike, this thread just might serve as a "Complaint Box" if Harley People are reviewing the Forum.
 

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Biggest grouse that I have about Street 750 in India is SubPar performance from brakes and vendor of choice for it 'Endurance' also those MRFS Tyres are a big No No in this price range. On wiring issues I feel it's bad aesthetics. Harley showroom people say all R&D has been done here and won't be a problem in Indian Monsoon, that only time would tell!
 

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This is great, I've seen it mentioned on other forums that manufactures tend to browse the forums and social media sites to see what consumers have to say, hopefully this is true with HD, they might come across this thread!
 

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I request other members of the Forum especially the those from countries other than India to inquire their dealerships and other sources regarding the Vendor of Shocks and Brakes in their respective countries.

What I could read from website of Harley Davidson India MRF rear tyre of Street 750 is Radial and Front one is Cross-Ply. Quoted price ranges from Rs 20000-30000

No details about vendor of Shocks either from Harley or Dealers.

No report of any progress on issue of Brakes but complaint communicated to Harley by dealership.
 

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From comments I have seen regarding the brakes on Buell Blast training bikes, the soft bite of the Street brakes might be deliberate. One of the many complaints regarding the Blast was the brakes were too strong for ham-fisted new riders, leading to a lot of tip-overs.

I haven't seen a US version in person yet but the only thing that really offends me in the photos of the bike I have seen is the wire bundles wrapped in what appears to be cloth tape down by the right foot peg. Number one, the wrapping looked sloppy compared to the same thing on some old BMWs of mine, and number two, by now there are better materials to cover a wire bundle in than tape. The vinyl mesh wrap Harley uses to hold wire bundles on US bikes, basically a GM style harness, is a much better way to do it. I am hoping US bikes are built this way, but we shall see.
 

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soft brakes are the way to go, even for the long term i wouldn't care for anything else with the way I ride.
I hear ya bro. As long as they work, I'd much rather have soft than grabby.:) I've currently got a drum brake on the rear and works just fine for me. Course, the bike only weighs 400 lbs, so there's not much mass there that has to be stopped, ha ha.
 

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I think the 750 ought to have dual front discs. Leave the single disc for the learner bikes where it makes sense at the low speeds those bikes will use. For highway and freeway riding, especially slicing and dicing on LA freeways you want the best brakes you can have, both in terms of power and feel. Weak brakes will just get you into trouble.
 

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Going by the killer pricing of Street 750 alone it has no real competitors! And there won't be any in some foreseeable future. Harley is more of a lifestyle brand than any other company; Given a choice a person just might choose a Harley over other of its Competetiors.

So I guess guys from Milwaukee would be pretty confident of making good sales figure with Street 750 and don't mind cutting a few corners especially with that refined and powerful engine that Street 750 boasts of.

Seems to be quite a calculated move on their part, since deliveries are started without any modifications carried out and all those reviews and criticism is thrown in DustBin.

How bike fares in other countries of the world is to be seen!
 

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I think the 750 ought to have dual front discs. Leave the single disc for the learner bikes where it makes sense at the low speeds those bikes will use. For highway and freeway riding, especially slicing and dicing on LA freeways you want the best brakes you can have, both in terms of power and feel. Weak brakes will just get you into trouble.
problem is that the 750 kind of is a learners bike.
 

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Any amount of cajoling doesn't let Showroom people declare price of spares like - cost of front fork seal replacement, cost of brake pads etc.. Even cost of service in one of the recent posts somewhere is said to be Rs 8000-10000 up from Rs 5000 told earlier. I think price of spares and consumables are deliberately being not disclosed.

MRF tyres in India are nylon front and radial real as opposed to export models that get radials both end.

Harley India website tyre details rear tyre with R15. This R is for radial and is missing for front tyre thus assuming it to be a cross-ply inferior but with 'H' speed rating.

Harley showroom people don't tell anything about vendor of the shocks and say it would be same as other Harleys. Same if you ask about brakes. I am thinking of playing a game with blokes at showroom ask them about vendor of brakes and forks for 2-3 days and if they don't tell still, simply reveal both are from 'Endurance' and they can cross check with MotorBeam. Sounds Interesting....!
 

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Rear and front ShockAbsorbers are both 'Endurance'. Cost of front Shocker is Rs 7200 Rear shocker is Rs 4500 new. Cost of Seal of Front Fork is Rs 250, that of Fork Oil is Rs 800 and Labour charged for replacing Seal is Rs 1200 which totals to Rs 2250. Cost of front and rear disc pads is Rs 2050 each set.
 

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Any idea what that could work out to in U.S. pricing?
Not sure if we can just enter those prices on a currency converter, might take more than that.
 

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Rear and front ShockAbsorbers are both 'Endurance'. Cost of front Shocker is Rs 7200 Rear shocker is Rs 4500 new. Cost of Seal of Front Fork is Rs 250, that of Fork Oil is Rs 800 and Labour charged for replacing Seal is Rs 1200 which totals to Rs 2250. Cost of front and rear disc pads is Rs 2050 each set.
Thanks Puneet for sharing.

what is the source of this info?

From where you got this info?

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