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Less than a year after buying my 750 (April 12, 2015) I rolled over to 10,000 miles last night. On my way home I stopped by my local Dealership to schedule my 10K service and new rear tire. I have been in love with this bike since I first saw it. But now after owning it and riding the crap out of it, I have noticed that to other Harley riders, we kind of get looked down on like they used to do to Sportster riders. Even been told my bike looks like a Honda, and sounds like a dirt bike by other Harley enthusiasts. I feel it's a baby Harley, my stepping stone to get me into the world of motorcycling, and how many of these guys that talk all that garbage actually put 10K miles on in a year, or started riding on a brand new Harley........I bet not many. Just wanted to share. Oh and I also just scored a tallboy seat off Ebay for less than half of retail....:)
 

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Get a Firebrand Grand Prix muffler. They'll think you have a Larger bike.


10k Miles and a New rear tire?? I had 14,400 on the Majesty. The tire had decent tread left.
 

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I have the Vance & Hines slip-on and high flow intake. My 750 will get up and go, and have yet to have trouble keeping up with my HOG chapter, even on freeway on-ramps. So it does sound A LOT better than that stock sewing machine exhaust. But no matter the slip-on, to me it will will never have that deep Harley rumble we all love.....potato potato potato potato..... or the rough idle .......and yes, new rear tire @ 10k......it hit the tread wear bars a few hundred miles back. I have been told that the hot riding conditions here in California can reek havoc on motorcycle tires, especially with a lot of highway riding (which I do on the weekends) Can also tell I like my left turns better than the right ones, as the left side of my tire is worn a bit more than the right side.
 

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Awesome Congrats on the 10k! :) I love this bike also she's like a baby V Rod. Don't worry about those so called arrogant HD riders they are not real motorcycle lovers if they think like that. I bet they don't ride year round! I say she sounds like a Honda (have the TBR slip on) has a nice low note but not like your standard Harley but I think is sounds great! At work always getting complements on the STREET and recently the sound of her (she sounds like she looks)
 

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I've had my street 500 for a year and have just 2k miles. But I'm now putting 320 miles a week on it.

I went to the dealer and test drove a used v-rod muscle just for fun. V&H pipes and fp3 just like my street has. It followed me home?!?

It still doesn't beat the street for commuting. It's a beast but sucks gas and isn't a comfy ride on bumpy city streets. Also requires ear plugs. I love both of themy for different reasons.
 

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I live in NJ. Its Snowing again on Friday. And Snow/Rain on Sunday. Highs in the 30s. Hard to get to ride.
 

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I have noticed that to other Harley riders, we kind of get looked down on like they used to do to Sportster riders.
Frankly, it's somewhat understandable, as they do the same thing to V-Rod riders too.

But I think the Sportster is gaining more acceptance among them now because, hey, at least it's air-cooled, etc.

So maybe the Street guys just have to remind those old folks about the Topper, (yes, that really was an actual Harley) and they'll start appreciating the Street more... >:D
 

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Who?? I have a set of Willie & Max Black Jack Compact on mine. And the matching Trunk. Bought mine from Amazon since they had the best deal.
 

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Where did you purchase those saddle bags?
Best $70 I have spent so far. First non-Harley part I have added to my bike. I really like the look, they fit really well with no mounting hardware, as long as you have the luggage rack installed. The rack keeps the bags away from all moving parts really well. So far they have gotten about 800 miles and 1,000 dead bugs killed, with no issues.....lol. great bag for you buck IMO.

Amazon.com: Nomad USA Leather Slanted Large Motorcycle Saddlebags w/ Quick Release Buckles: Automotive
 

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Got 62,000 miles on my Heritage Classic. Got a 2015 Sportster also.
I'm a little big for the Sportster, but it's an awesome fun bike. I'm 6' 1" and a bit tall for it, but still love it.

Don't worry about the morons who look down on your bike. If it says HD on it, it's all HD. ****, I've been looking at V-Rods, love em, but they are the red headed stepchildren of the Harley groupies.
Can't wait to buy one.>:D
 

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nice, i doubt i'll reach 10k miles any time soon riding my 750 here in Philippines (only at 640 miles in 6 months of ownership)

whereas it only took me 3 years to hit 10k miles on my V-Rod, riding mostly in Arizona
 

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Less than a year after buying my 750 (April 12, 2015) I rolled over to 10,000 miles last night. On my way home I stopped by my local Dealership to schedule my 10K service and new rear tire. I have been in love with this bike since I first saw it. But now after owning it and riding the crap out of it, I have noticed that to other Harley riders, we kind of get looked down on like they used to do to Sportster riders. Even been told my bike looks like a Honda, and sounds like a dirt bike by other Harley enthusiasts. I feel it's a baby Harley, my stepping stone to get me into the world of motorcycling, and how many of these guys that talk all that garbage actually put 10K miles on in a year, or started riding on a brand new Harley........I bet not many. Just wanted to share. Oh and I also just scored a tallboy seat off Ebay for less than half of retail....:)
Without intending to be insulting if I used the expression "baby Harley rider" I'd be referring to you and not to the Street 750. I've been on everything in the Harley inventory from the over-sized Electra Glide to the 1976 SS-250 2-stroke Harley I restored and even I even rode a friend's 50cc Harley when I was in college. I'll tell you one thing that you already know. The 750 is an awesome motorcyle that will out run any Harley with the exception of the V-Rod. My 750 is far quicker than my 1200 cc Sportster and my Sportsters is quicker than any "cruiser" Harley like a Classic, Street Glide or Fat Boy.


When I address motorcycles I always address what I'm using them for. If you're into freeway riding over long distances then by all means get a larger motorcycle like a Street Glide or Fat Boy but if you love the canyons and the backroads the Street is the best you'll find. My main ride is my Sportster and it's a compromise. Not nearly as good on the canyons as the Street but a little bit better for long road trips that I take every year. I don't do "freeways" if at all possible so you couldn't give me a larger Harley (okay, I'm lying because I take any free motorcycle - LOL).


If other Harley rides don't like your Street (and I only had very positive comments on my Street 750) then blow them off because they don't know what they're talking about. Be true to yourself and don't let the opinions of others mess with you.
 

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Congrats on the 10k. That's a lot of miles on ANY bike.

People will say different things at different times to different people just because; no rhyme, no reason. Try not to let it get to you.

Funny thing with my Street is that almost every time I am at the local HD someone asks me about it. And last week, I took it to the local VA; THREE different people on THREE different HD's all asked me about my Street and ALL told me how much they liked it after parking their hog next to MY HOG in the mc parking area. I haven't gotten gruff from anyone yet.

I also noticed too though that my attitude matches my bike; call either one out and your asking for a fight haha ;) I know first-hand what the Street can do on the road, **** just yesterday I'm riding home and had to reel it in a bit as I looked down at the speedo while playing tag on the TP North with a cherry red 'Vette and was doing 102 MPH lol (and that is with saddle bags and all the bells and whistles lol). So if you wanna call out the bike then let the bikes settle it. You want to call out the rider, me, for having the Street, and NOT the same bike you have, or some bike you "think" I should have, then that's fine too; I know WHY I bought the bike I did and I am HAPPY with the bike choice I made. I will defend my bike 6 days a week and twice on Sunday; I love the Street and certainly don't need "confirmation"'of a good purchasing decision by some stranger I have never met just because he (or she) rides a different model HD.

The bike does have its quirks sure, but all bikes do. Love what you ride and be happy. Don't worry about what others think. If at some point the Street doesn't do it for you and longer than get something else. Simple as that. It is something to be enjoyed and experienced by those that love to ride and the freedoms that come with that. Don't ruin all that over high school politics and drama!

Safe riding in the future and another 20k.



Best,

USVet
 

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What additional features does your bike have?
Not to many, most of the items I have added are just for looks, not much function. but here is a list none the less.....


Luggage Rack & Docking kit
Sissy bar & Pad
Vance & Hines Competition Slip-on Exhaust
Vance & Hines High Flow Intake
Vance & Hines FP3 Fuel Pack
Willie G skull License plate mounting screws
Willie G skull valve caps
Willie G skull primary cover
Willie G skull right side cover
Crash bars
Highway mounts & Pegs
Saddle Bags
handle bar mounted H-D analog clock
handle bar mounted TOMTOM Rider 3 GPS


I think that is about it for now. I am still planing on looking into a windshield a little later on, I like the handlebar mounted one that you can leave the stock faring in place.
 
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