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Wassup everyone! This is Binu Jose Moothedan from Pune.

I am a proud owner of a denim black, cowl-less H-D Street 750.

I got my Street 750 on the 1st of August 2014 from the Two Rivers Harley Davidson dealer in Pune, India. From the little time that I've spent on the bike, I must say that I am very impressed. I was looking for a forum that was very focused around the Street 750 and came across Harley-Davidson Street Forum. I'm glad to be part of this group.

I hope to contribute my experiences with my Street 750 and also hope to learn tips and tricks around the Street 750.

Cheers!
 

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Welcome to the forum! Congrats on getting a street.

What first modifications are you planning on doing?
I'm going to get the extended mirrors mostly. With the stock mirrors, visibility of vehicles behind me is poor. I need to look over my shoulders very often.
 

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So I've had the Street 750 for a week now. Although the Regional Transport Office (RTO) registration formalities were over, I was only allotted a registration number yesterday. I went to the dealer today to get the temporary registration number removed and post that I went to the service station to get the luggage rack, sissy bar and back rest pad fitted. I got that done since without that, the pillion rider (my wife) was slipping off the back seat every time I accelerated. My intent initially for not fitting the back rest was that she'd have to hold me tight ;). Although she did, on our first ride, I had to stop three times for her to get her seating right. She kept slipping off. So I highly recommend that (1) if you have a pillion rider, install the back rest. It is very scary otherwise. :O.

I have the stock seat for the Street 750. I am 5'11" and I find the seating position a little odd. I like that my legs wrap around the fuel tank very nicely but my knees are higher than I would like them to be. I had to stop on my way to the H-D service station since I got a catch in my upper thigh area and had to stop on the highway to stretch. :O. (2) I think I need to get myself a Tallboy(r) seat.

So post fitting the back rest, I headed to the my office on the Street 750. One problem (not a problem really), the Street engine is so good. A slight rev of the throttle and she surges ahead. I'm turning into a speed freak looks like. If I don't look at the speedometer, I'm easily doing 80-100 kmph (50-60 mph) in city traffic. The usual typical speed otherwise is 30-40 kmph (18-24 mph) which sucks. It was raining, the roads were wet and with the usual bad traffic in Pune, I had to brake often. On one such instance, the rear wheel slipped /skidded and I thought I was going to have my first Harley accident. Someone must have been looking over me, I did not fall. So (3) I'm hoping in the near future, the Street 750 has an ABS option. I'm willing to pay extra for this feature.

On the same ride to the office as traffic was thick, I had to brake often and on another such instance, I braked hard... she skid again but this time I heard some noise from the engine unit and before I know it, the wheels jammed and the engine shut off. I am pretty sure that I pressed the clutch so that the engine wouldn't stop but it did. I did not stop completely but with the clutch pressed, I hit the starter button and the engine roared to life again and I was on my way again. So (4) has anyone else experienced this on their Street 750?

I got myself knee pads, elbow pads, a good/expensive helmet, riding jacket, boots, all for the Sunday rides that other Harleys go out for on Sundays in Pune. With all that happened today, I think I'm going to wear all my gear every time I take the Street 750 out. (5) We have to respect the bike - it will bite you otherwise.
 

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Wassup everyone! This is Binu Jose Moothedan from Pune.

I am a proud owner of a denim black, cowl-less H-D Street 750.

I got my Street 750 on the 1st of August 2014 from the Two Rivers Harley Davidson dealer in Pune, India. From the little time that I've spent on the bike, I must say that I am very impressed. I was looking for a forum that was very focused around the Street 750 and came across Harley-Davidson Street Forum. I'm glad to be part of this group.

I hope to contribute my experiences with my Street 750 and also hope to learn tips and tricks around the Street 750.

Cheers!
Hi bmoothedan!!!! Welcome to the forum. :)

Congrats on your new bike! Glad the 750 brings joy to your life and others. Since you had it for a bit, what do you love and and what do you think Harley Davidson needs to improve on for the street 750?


So I've had the Street 750 for a week now. Although the Regional Transport Office (RTO) registration formalities were over, I was only allotted a registration number yesterday. I went to the dealer today to get the temporary registration number removed and post that I went to the service station to get the luggage rack, sissy bar and back rest pad fitted. I got that done since without that, the pillion rider (my wife) was slipping off the back seat every time I accelerated. My intent initially for not fitting the back rest was that she'd have to hold me tight ;). Although she did, on our first ride, I had to stop three times for her to get her seating right. She kept slipping off. So I highly recommend that (1) if you have a pillion rider, install the back rest. It is very scary otherwise. :O.

I have the stock seat for the Street 750. I am 5'11" and I find the seating position a little odd. I like that my legs wrap around the fuel tank very nicely but my knees are higher than I would like them to be. I had to stop on my way to the H-D service station since I got a catch in my upper thigh area and had to stop on the highway to stretch. :O. (2) I think I need to get myself a Tallboy(r) seat.

So post fitting the back rest, I headed to the my office on the Street 750. One problem (not a problem really), the Street engine is so good. A slight rev of the throttle and she surges ahead. I'm turning into a speed freak looks like. If I don't look at the speedometer, I'm easily doing 80-100 kmph (50-60 mph) in city traffic. The usual typical speed otherwise is 30-40 kmph (18-24 mph) which sucks. It was raining, the roads were wet and with the usual bad traffic in Pune, I had to brake often. On one such instance, the rear wheel slipped /skidded and I thought I was going to have my first Harley accident. Someone must have been looking over me, I did not fall. So (3) I'm hoping in the near future, the Street 750 has an ABS option. I'm willing to pay extra for this feature.

On the same ride to the office as traffic was thick, I had to brake often and on another such instance, I braked hard... she skid again but this time I heard some noise from the engine unit and before I know it, the wheels jammed and the engine shut off. I am pretty sure that I pressed the clutch so that the engine wouldn't stop but it did. I did not stop completely but with the clutch pressed, I hit the starter button and the engine roared to life again and I was on my way again. So (4) has anyone else experienced this on their Street 750?

I got myself knee pads, elbow pads, a good/expensive helmet, riding jacket, boots, all for the Sunday rides that other Harleys go out for on Sundays in Pune. With all that happened today, I think I'm going to wear all my gear every time I take the Street 750 out. (5) We have to respect the bike - it will bite you otherwise.
You're getting a lot done already! Do you have any pictures of the luggage rack and sissy bar you installed?
 

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Hi bmoothedan!!!! Welcome to the forum. :)

Congrats on your new bike! Glad the 750 brings joy to your life and others. Since you had it for a bit, what do you love and and what do you think Harley Davidson needs to improve on for the street 750?




You're getting a lot done already! Do you have any pictures of the luggage rack and sissy bar you installed?
It's 12:24 AM here in Pune and I'm still awake. Since you asked, I went down to the where my Street 750 was parked and took a couple of pictures of the back rest that I got installed today. Please ignore the background. :)

What I love - I love my wife and my son ;) and now my other baby - the Street 750. Haha - on a serious note, I love the riding position of the Street 750 and looks of the Street. Very aggressive, muscular. I used own a Bajaj Avenger 180CC (locally made motorbike) which was a cruiser type of motorbike but I like this new riding position. Makes me feel more in control. By the way, I sold my Bajaj Avenger 180 to a colleague at the office and for that money I got the luggage rack, sissy bar and back rest fitted today. Hahaha. The Avenger must be feeling pretty bad after this.

Things that Harley Davidson needs to improve on the Street 750
(1) Give the customer the option of choosing a seat along with the bike and not charge for the customer being tall ;)
(2) Like I mentioned earlier, ABS. I do understand that the pricing would go up a little but I'm sure there are a lot of folks out there who would like ABS on the Street 750
(3) The clutch lever is too out there. After a while your hands start aching if you're riding in the city and have to use the clutch often.

Can't think of anything else. I love the Street 750 otherwise. I've always wanted a big motorbike but did not have the money to spend on a Harley until the Street came along. So thank you Harley Davidson.
 

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Congratulations Binu !!...I booked mine on Sunday 06th September. They told me that I will get the bike in 2-3 months. I went for the Vivid Black, I like the Denim Black too. I think we should all meet and think of a club or a group like Road Shakers or COPS and do weekly rides together. It will awesome.

Have a safe ride bro...I will have to wait for mine for some more time. :)
 

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Congratulations Binu !!...I booked mine on Sunday 06th September. They told me that I will get the bike in 2-3 months. I went for the Vivid Black, I like the Denim Black too. I think we should all meet and think of a club or a group like Road Shakers or COPS and do weekly rides together. It will awesome.

Have a safe ride bro...I will have to wait for mine for some more time. :)
Hope your bike arrives earlier Sagar. You a mallu by any chance like me? Te Nair surname sounds like a mallu surname :). Vivid black is also nice! Once you get your bike, the Two Rivers HD dealer here will add you to the Pune Chapter's WhatsApp and FB groups. There are weekly Sunday rides with the HOG folks in Pune. I've gone for a couple of rides with the group when I've had the time but I do solo rides mostly. I'm totally open to riding in the group too though ;).
 

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So I've had the Street 750 for a week now. Although the Regional Transport Office (RTO) registration formalities were over, I was only allotted a registration number yesterday. I went to the dealer today to get the temporary registration number removed and post that I went to the service station to get the luggage rack, sissy bar and back rest pad fitted. I got that done since without that, the pillion rider (my wife) was slipping off the back seat every time I accelerated. My intent initially for not fitting the back rest was that she'd have to hold me tight ;). Although she did, on our first ride, I had to stop three times for her to get her seating right. She kept slipping off. So I highly recommend that (1) if you have a pillion rider, install the back rest. It is very scary otherwise. :O.

I have the stock seat for the Street 750. I am 5'11" and I find the seating position a little odd. I like that my legs wrap around the fuel tank very nicely but my knees are higher than I would like them to be. I had to stop on my way to the H-D service station since I got a catch in my upper thigh area and had to stop on the highway to stretch. :O. (2) I think I need to get myself a Tallboy(r) seat.

So post fitting the back rest, I headed to the my office on the Street 750. One problem (not a problem really), the Street engine is so good. A slight rev of the throttle and she surges ahead. I'm turning into a speed freak looks like. If I don't look at the speedometer, I'm easily doing 80-100 kmph (50-60 mph) in city traffic. The usual typical speed otherwise is 30-40 kmph (18-24 mph) which sucks. It was raining, the roads were wet and with the usual bad traffic in Pune, I had to brake often. On one such instance, the rear wheel slipped /skidded and I thought I was going to have my first Harley accident. Someone must have been looking over me, I did not fall. So (3) I'm hoping in the near future, the Street 750 has an ABS option. I'm willing to pay extra for this feature.

On the same ride to the office as traffic was thick, I had to brake often and on another such instance, I braked hard... she skid again but this time I heard some noise from the engine unit and before I know it, the wheels jammed and the engine shut off. I am pretty sure that I pressed the clutch so that the engine wouldn't stop but it did. I did not stop completely but with the clutch pressed, I hit the starter button and the engine roared to life again and I was on my way again. So (4) has anyone else experienced this on their Street 750?

I got myself knee pads, elbow pads, a good/expensive helmet, riding jacket, boots, all for the Sunday rides that other Harleys go out for on Sundays in Pune. With all that happened today, I think I'm going to wear all my gear every time I take the Street 750 out. (5) We have to respect the bike - it will bite you otherwise.
I really appreciate your review. Very educative. I take delivery of my bike tomorrow and your inputs will help not only me but so many more on this forum. Keep the experiences coming!
 

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Congratulations Binu !!...I booked mine on Sunday 06th September. They told me that I will get the bike in 2-3 months. I went for the Vivid Black, I like the Denim Black too. I think we should all meet and think of a club or a group like Road Shakers or COPS and do weekly rides together. It will awesome.

Have a safe ride bro...I will have to wait for mine for some more time. :)
Awesome, welcome to the forum.
What other bikes have you owned in the past?
 

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Hope your bike arrives earlier Sagar. You a mallu by any chance like me? Te Nair surname sounds like a mallu surname :). Vivid black is also nice! Once you get your bike, the Two Rivers HD dealer here will add you to the Pune Chapter's WhatsApp and FB groups. There are weekly Sunday rides with the HOG folks in Pune. I've gone for a couple of rides with the group when I've had the time but I do solo rides mostly. I'm totally open to riding in the group too though ;).
Thanks Binu..I didn't know about the WhatsApp group and the FB group ....That's some information I have gathered !!..Yes I am a mallu :)

I actually wanted to go for Denim Black, but then everyone (Mom, GF especially) ;) wanted me to go for Vivid Black. But yeah I like it !!

The info about the HOG rides and all is very exciting....The showroom guys didn't tell me much about that....may be once I have the bike they will.

You stay in BT Kawade...That's not too far ......Once I have my bike we will meet during one of those HOG rides.

Just curious, what is the max you have touched on the speedo?

Cheers Bro !!
 

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Just curious, what is the max you have touched on the speedo?

Cheers Bro !!
I hope my wife does't see this ;) - on the Pune - Solapur highway, I've touched 140 kmph. The wind was the only problem, the bike will go on till 160 kmph or even 180 kmph I think. However handling the wind at that speed is no easy task. I was crouched down like on a race bike when I hit 140.
 

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I hope my wife does't see this ;) - on the Pune - Solapur highway, I've touched 140 kmph. The wind was the only problem, the bike will go on till 160 kmph or even 180 kmph I think. However handling the wind at that speed is no easy task. I was crouched down like on a race bike when I hit 140.
That's fast ...140 kmph and still some left to twist !! That's very very good. I think investing in a wind shield will solve the wind blast issue. I have seen and read about the bad wiring on this bike...The first time I saw the bike it didnt seem to be a problem, But since you have been riding it for some time now ....Do you think its some thing to be really worried about. Especially in the rain.

Did you try doing any mods with that ?
 

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That's fast ...140 kmph and still some left to twist !! That's very very good. I think investing in a wind shield will solve the wind blast issue. I have seen and read about the bad wiring on this bike...The first time I saw the bike it didnt seem to be a problem, But since you have been riding it for some time now ....Do you think its some thing to be really worried about. Especially in the rain.

Did you try doing any mods with that ?
Yes the windshield might help although it might also bring down the aerodynamics with it's upright position.

The wiring is exposed alright - but I've taken her out in the rains and when it's wet. I've not come across any problems yet. In some thread in this forum, one of the members talks about how he has come up with a workaround to shield the exposed wires. When I get some time, I have to try that out.

Re: mods - the only thing I've done so far is paint the logo on the fuel tank. See this thread for some pictures. http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/harley-davidson-street-pictures/5090-ride-4-quick-getaway-therapist.html

I also got highway footpegs installed on her. I find them very comfortable for long rides. The backrest is also a must if you are going to have a pillion rider with you.

I might get the vans & hines exhaust or the screaming eagle one - something that improves performance. Need to read a few review before doing this.
 

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Yes the windshield might help although it might also bring down the aerodynamics with it's upright position.

The wiring is exposed alright - but I've taken her out in the rains and when it's wet. I've not come across any problems yet. In some thread in this forum, one of the members talks about how he has come up with a workaround to shield the exposed wires. When I get some time, I have to try that out.

Re: mods - the only thing I've done so far is paint the logo on the fuel tank. See this thread for some pictures. http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/harley-davidson-street-pictures/5090-ride-4-quick-getaway-therapist.html

I also got highway footpegs installed on her. I find them very comfortable for long rides. The backrest is also a must if you are going to have a pillion rider with you.

I might get the vans & hines exhaust or the screaming eagle one - something that improves performance. Need to read a few review before doing this.
Yes That's true...I am not investing in a wind shield for now. I will definitely go for the Engine Guard to start with and the Screaming Eagle Exhaust after the first servicing. I am not sure if we can put Vance and Hines, because that will make the warranty void.

I really like what you have done with the Logo.....looks good from far ;)

The bike looks kooler without the cowl....that and the saree guard are the first to leave my bike.
 

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I will definitely go for the Engine Guard to start with and the Screaming Eagle Exhaust after the first servicing. I am not sure if we can put Vance and Hines, because that will make the warranty void.

The Screaming Eagle and Vance and Hines exhausts can both possibly void the warranty if you read your Motorcycle Owners Manual (MOM) but it's so vague as to not tell you. The MOM says see your dealer for details but I would not accept the "dealers" word on it and instead would ask them to show me in writing. H-D provides the dealers with much more detailed information on the warranty and it is in writing!


If the dealer says the Screaming Eagles don't void the warranty but the Vance and Hines do then I want to know why and I want the dealer to explain it in writing. I don't accept any "verbal" information that would be related to a warranty. I want to see it in writing every time.
 

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The Screaming Eagle and Vance and Hines exhausts can both possibly void the warranty if you read your Motorcycle Owners Manual (MOM) but it's so vague as to not tell you. The MOM says see your dealer for details but I would not accept the "dealers" word on it and instead would ask them to show me in writing. H-D provides the dealers with much more detailed information on the warranty and it is in writing!


If the dealer says the Screaming Eagles don't void the warranty but the Vance and Hines do then I want to know why and I want the dealer to explain it in writing. I don't accept any "verbal" information that would be related to a warranty. I want to see it in writing every time.
Yes, I agree. One must see what is written down, rather than just accept the dealers word for it. Why should the warranty not be void with one after market exhaust and be void with others? A logical explanation is required.
Now, that I have got my bike, will chase the dealer here as I intend changing the exhaust sooner rather than later!
 

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Yes, I agree. One must see what is written down, rather than just accept the dealers word for it. Why should the warranty not be void with one after market exhaust and be void with others? A logical explanation is required.
Now, that I have got my bike, will chase the dealer here as I intend changing the exhaust sooner rather than later!


Just a note for those on the stock Street exhaust. Having removed the heat shield we found that the aft cylinder exhaust pipe includes the 2>1 connection as well as the lower half of the forward exhaust pipe. There is a sperical connection about 1/2 down the down-tube on the forward exhaust pipe where it connects to the rear exhaust pipe. The spherical connection allows for a really sloppy alignment of the two exhaust pipes by the factory.
 
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