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Nerf's Build thread

Hi Guys,

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I am NERFBATT.

Currently have a Harley Street 500, but I have been into some oddball Rides over the years





more to come

Thanks for your time
 

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On to the Street


I'll start with my review copied from a Bike page on Facebook:

I went to the Boyd Yung Street 500 Reveal on the 26th feb, booked a test ride, right then and there. got the call and off we went that friday.
It felt more nimble than an iron 883, and had a lower center of gravity. the power was nothing to write home about, but the bike felt faster than the iron for sure, power/weight ratio? this thing felt at least 20kgs lighter .
the foot position felt slightly more forward than the std mid mount controls on most harleys. which felt fine with my short legs.
it reminds me of a mini V Rod.
I reckon i would use one as a commuter for sure. nimble, easy to manouver with enough grunt through any of the 6 gears to accelerate out of trouble when needed.
I would definitely get the aftermarket exhaust ASAP. as the std one sounded like any other 500cc.
my 2c review
test ride pic

The test bike had the Screamin Eagle NightStick

They un crated my bike when it arrived and sent me a couple pics

 

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The day I got her home

I was seriously going to buy a large backpack for work once the bike came through. they throw one in with the deal..!
SCORE
2 year roadside assist. 2 year unlimited KM warranty.
The Screamin' Eagle Nightstick will be in at the end of the month.
Will try to time the fitting of it, with the 1600k service.
Ordered a set of Clubman Bars and bar end mirrors, which arrived yesterday.
Will be fitting them over the weekend.

Plans are:

WildThang's old 48 is my inspiration
going to making a set of forward controls up. will make some templates as i go, so we can make more for others.
 

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Hey Nerfbatt! Those are some seriously sic little sleds you've had! Welcome to the Streets dude!
Thanks for the warm welcome mate..!
Following your work, closely :)

Clubman bars and bar-end mirrors fitted

Before and after pics






removed pillion pegs, seat strap.

Next is to re-mould the seat and add some red,white or grey piping/stitching.
and look at fender eliminators or this tail tidy
Harley Davidson Street 750 Fender Eliminator KIT | eBay
tho i am not too happy with that look, wanted an older style cafe tail

thanks for your time
 

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Those mirrors are sharp, I'm headed that way myself eventually. I was looking at that elimination kit on ebay, clean, clean clean ... their front signal lights though are what really impressed me!
 

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Next is to re-mould the seat and add some red,white or grey piping/stitching.
If you need some custom seat work done then I recommend you contact Sharon Atkinson aka (the original) "Motorgirl" for the work. You can check out some of the custom seat work she's done on her Facebook page. All of it is excellent and some of it is downright awesome. Tell her I sent you if you decide to contact her. Dennis
 

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Those mirrors are sharp, I'm headed that way myself eventually. I was looking at that elimination kit on ebay, clean, clean clean ... their front signal lights though are what really impressed me!
cool mate. will check out the indicators also, as the std ones look cheap and scooter-like :)




If you need some custom seat work done then I recommend you contact Sharon Atkinson aka (the original) "Motorgirl" for the work. You can check out some of the custom seat work she's done on her Facebook page. All of it is excellent and some of it is downright awesome. Tell her I sent you if you decide to contact her. Dennis
Thanks heaps mate.
Will definitely look her page up.
 

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If you need some custom seat work done then I recommend you contact Sharon Atkinson aka (the original) "Motorgirl" for the work. You can check out some of the custom seat work she's done on her Facebook page. All of it is excellent and some of it is downright awesome. Tell her I sent you if you decide to contact her. Dennis
I did a friend request on her FB page. I notice that she does stitching on back rests too. Thought about how my small sissy bar back rest would look like having the Willie G. skull with the number one stitched onto it. :cool:
 

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finished the running in of the engine, so took her for a good 300 ish km ride today.
Stopped at The Spit for an ice-cream and a couple pics



Soo bloody happy with it..!

Exhaust should be here this week too

Does anyone know the easiest way to upgrade my engine to the 750?
Not in a rush to do it, merely planning for the future
I see the stroke is the same(66mm/2.6") and the bore differs
The 500 bore is 69mm/2.72"
The 750 Bore is 85mm/3.35"
Can I Simply bore my 500 barrels out to the 750 specs and buy the pistons? or are the barrels different?
Does anyone have a Parts Breakdown of the bike? With part numbers perhaps?(I'm sure I am probably pushing my luck, lol)
Can't find a thing online
 

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Does anyone know the easiest way to upgrade my engine to the 750?
Not in a rush to do it, merely planning for the future
I see the stroke is the same(66mm/2.6") and the bore differs
The 500 bore is 69mm/2.72"
The 750 Bore is 85mm/3.35"
Can I Simply bore my 500 barrels out to the 750 specs and buy the pistons? or are the barrels different?
Does anyone have a Parts Breakdown of the bike? With part numbers perhaps?(I'm sure I am probably pushing my luck, lol)
Can't find a thing online
You should've got the 750 dude! :D oh I had to ... From what I've been told so far, yeh it's a pretty simple conversion to step up to the 750 with the only difference between the two models is the bore size and piston. I don't think anyone is making aftermarket parts for it though yet and if they are, they haven't been released to the public yet.

The service manual has a breakdown of parts but not part #'s and how to go about it ... if you walk into a dealership though they will have the breakdown of everything inside the engine on their computer. I find it's easier to talk to the service department when it comes to the internals and figuring out what you need, rather than talking to the parts people. Grab a service manual though, they're worth their weight in knowledge.
 

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finished the running in of the engine, so took her for a good 300 ish ........
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Does anyone know the easiest way to upgrade my engine to the 750?
Not in a rush to do it, merely planning for the future
I see the stroke is the same(66mm/2.6") and the bore differs
The 500 bore is 69mm/2.72"
The 750 Bore is 85mm/3.35"
Can I Simply bore my 500 barrels out to the 750 specs and buy the pistons? or are the barrels different?
Does anyone have a Parts Breakdown of the bike? With part numbers perhaps?(I'm sure I am probably pushing my luck, lol)
Can't find a thing online
Well as I see it, easiest is to replace the existing 500 cc engine with a 750 cc one.:D
 

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Thanks for the info guys.

We never got the choice in Aus, Haulin'.
They only brought over the 500....
/sad

AYEDEE, i am also looking at that option, i see there is a complete 750 engine for 2.5K USD on ebay currently.

No biggie, this is a long time plan. More than happy with how it goes at the moment
 

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I did a friend request on her FB page. I notice that she does stitching on back rests too. Thought about how my small sissy bar back rest would look like having the Willie G. skull with the number one stitched onto it. :cool:
Guess what. I just shipped my seat to her today so she could do the prototype work for the seat pan to make custom seats. I'll be getting the first production seat so if you have your design figured out email me picture of what you might want and I can get a price quote for the work. The prior custom seat work for Harley's from her has all been exceptional. So not only can you get it done you can also be the first to receive a seat from her shop and that only happens once. I've actually mentioned this on the Stone Free Mfg thread and I'm thinking of always including gel pads just because they're so good to the old rear end. Let me know what you think.


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Thanks heaps mate.
Will definitely look her page up.
As of yesterday I'm a dealer for the future (about 5 weeks from now for the first seat to be complete then 3-wks for standard ordering) Street 500/750 seats from Motorgirl so you don't have to look far. I just sent her my seat so she can start making them (mentioned previously). Just let me know whatever you want and I'll get a price and make it happen. Dennis
 

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I'm glad you could send MotorGirl your seat cause I might be riding my bike tomorrow morning if the weather here in my part of Wisconsin stays warm enough and dry and it looks promising.

I sent MotorGirl my backrest that attaches to the sissy bar today. I just need to give her the postal tracking number. I was interested in the skull she stitched on a seat. I want that same skull on a smaller scale stitched on my back rest. Some details probably still need to be discussed including a MotorGirl patch for my vest. I just picked up my V-twin horn #69112-95E today to start on that mod soon. I have no ideals for what I would want on a customized seat besides the addition of gel pads so I'm starting off small with the backrest first. Mark
 

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Thats awesome Dennis.

I follow your facebook page, and added her and her manufacturing page as you suggested that day.
have seen the updates coming through from both of you
Exciting times, mate
 

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Thanks for the info guys.

We never got the choice in Aus, Haulin'.
They only brought over the 500....
/sad

AYEDEE, i am also looking at that option, i see there is a complete 750 engine for 2.5K USD on ebay currently.

No biggie, this is a long time plan. More than happy with how it goes at the moment

I was quoted $5500 AUD for the 750 crate engine (part number 20022-15). I will not be buying it at this point in time!
I was a little concerned as to whether the 750 would just bolt in & fire up as it does not come with an ECM or throttle bodies but after checking the parts manual, the ECM is the same for 500 & 750 (part number 41000006A) - only the throttle bodies are different so I'm guessing it would bolt in & run OK.
 

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the Cams will likely be different lifts and durations also. its just like doing the 1200 conversion on a sporty... sure you got bigger jugs, but unless you allow air/fuel in accordingly you wont see much benefit.
 

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I'll start with my review copied from a Bike page on Facebook:

I went to the Boyd Yung Street 500 Reveal on the 26th feb, booked a test ride, right then and there. got the call and off we went that friday.
It felt more nimble than an iron 883, and had a lower center of gravity. the power was nothing to write home about, but the bike felt faster than the iron for sure, power/weight ratio? this thing felt at least 20kgs lighter .
the foot position felt slightly more forward than the std mid mount controls on most harleys. which felt fine with my short legs.
it reminds me of a mini V Rod.
I reckon i would use one as a commuter for sure. nimble, easy to manouver with enough grunt through any of the 6 gears to accelerate out of trouble when needed.
I would definitely get the aftermarket exhaust ASAP. as the std one sounded like any other 500cc.
my 2c review
test ride pic

The test bike had the Screamin Eagle NightStick

They un crated my bike when it arrived and sent me a couple pics


Hello Zowie and welcome to the forum.

You may want to look at this link that I have started on some mods I did to a Street that I own.

http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum...4242-modifications-street-500-a-new-post.html
 
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