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Well, I picked up my new Street 750 yesterday despite all the negative feedback/reviews across the web. Well, not all negative but certainly a lot out there that may discourage many. It's my 4th motorcycle and excited about it! I already have a 2011 Harley Sportster 883 SuperLow, 2013 Honda CBR250R, and 2013 Honda CRF250L.

I would never trade in my Sportster so I don't mind having two Harley's especially since these are two completely different rides / experiences.
Even though it's Winter time, I'm now all set to ride all year with a heated jacket and gloves. They work great and tested them out recently in 34 degree weather here in West Virginia and had the setting too high so I was way too warm. The gear can definitely handle much colder weather so I'm all set. No more "Winterizing" the bikes for me!
Anyways, I'm glad I came across this forum to get away from all the negativity about the Street 500/750. I also appreciate all the posts about modifications and experiences since these are extremely useful and have been reading them almost all day. Thanks!
 

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Congratulations on getting your 750. It should be a fun ride on the back roads in West Virginia. We traveled through WV in the fall two years ago playing golf and enjoying the fall color. I would like to bring my 750 back and ride some of your back roads.
 

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If you plan on riding that street 750 in the winter time, you might want to store the bike in a climate controlled area. Takes a lot more tries to fire up the engine if its sitting in a 40 degree garage.
 

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Thanks Doc and Solo! Riding WV back roads through the mountains is great. I still take corners cautiously and slower than others that I ride with. I've been riding for a few years now but need more experience before I can keep up with everyone else. I don't mind being behind if it means being safe.
I certainly wish my garage was climate controlled but do keep all the bikes on a battery tender. I'm so glad the Harley shop installed a pigtail for me before riding home with the bike. It took them a while to get to the battery and seemed to be very involved. I like to do some work myself but I think this would have been a pain to do on my own.
I won't ride too much below freezing since there can be ice from time to time in the area whether it rained recently or not. I like to commute to work any chance I get on a bike. It makes going to work more exciting and less dreadful. lol
 

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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new 750.
 

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Well, I picked up my new Street 750 yesterday despite all the negative feedback/reviews across the web. Well, not all negative but certainly a lot out there that may discourage many.
Anyways, I'm glad I came across this forum to get away from all the negativity about the Street 500/750.
You have some beautiful riding country in WV.

As for the negativity, it goes with the territory. Not only do you get haters from the metric realm who run all HDs down, but you also get it from the traditional Harley Davidson airheads too. I even see it somewhat in the Vrod community. Enjoy your Street and don't worry about the haters.
 

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You have some beautiful riding country in WV.

As for the negativity, it goes with the territory. Not only do you get haters from the metric realm who run all HDs down, but you also get it from the traditional Harley Davidson airheads too. I even see it somewhat in the Vrod community. Enjoy your Street and don't worry about the haters.
Well said Sir! I cannot but agree that there are all sorts of people out there. If you are happy with your bike (As I am), don't give a hoot to what others say! I did my research before picking up the bike and I am as excited about it every morning as I was the day I got it. Further, the more I ride it, the more I am liking it. I don't know if it has happened to any one else out there, but to me it seems as if it's growing on me.... If you get my drift.
 

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If you plan on riding that street 750 in the winter time, you might want to store the bike in a climate controlled area. Takes a lot more tries to fire up the engine if its sitting in a 40 degree garage.
Well, you're exactly right! I got the bike out from the garage this morning while it was in the mid 30's. It was below freezing last night, about 28 or so, and the bike had trouble starting when I got it out. It would start up ok and a couple seconds later die. Start again, die and happened a couple more times before it finally seemed to be fine. I waited about 5 minutes for it to warm up once it stopped quiting on me and did just fine during my ride.
I haven't experienced this problem with my other bikes and wonder if it's something fixable or just the nature of this particular bike?
I did recently order the Vance & Hines Slip On Exhaust, FP3 Autotuner, and Naked Air Intake Kit but not sure any of these will help with this particular cold start problem. I didn't buy them for that reason so no big deal if those mods don't help this issue but not sure if there's anything in particular that may help. ...besides getting a heating unit for my garage. lol
 

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All engines are harder to start when cold. I keep a small electric/oil heater turned on low in my garage which actually keeps the garage at about 60F even when the temps outside drop to the teens. Yes, it costs a few dollars a month to operate but it keeps my car and motorcycles warm all winter long and, for me, it's worth the cost. Even when I lived in SoCal where it virtually never freezes we kept a (incandescent) light bulb on to keep a little heat in the garage. Over 90% of the energy of an incandescent light bulb is given off as heat so it's like a little electric heater for a garage.
 
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Well, you're exactly right! I got the bike out from the garage this morning while it was in the mid 30's. It was below freezing last night, about 28 or so, and the bike had trouble starting when I got it out. It would start up ok and a couple seconds later die. Start again, die and happened a couple more times before it finally seemed to be fine. I waited about 5 minutes for it to warm up once it stopped quiting on me and did just fine during my ride.
I haven't experienced this problem with my other bikes and wonder if it's something fixable or just the nature of this particular bike?
I did recently order the Vance & Hines Slip On Exhaust, FP3 Autotuner, and Naked Air Intake Kit but not sure any of these will help with this particular cold start problem. I didn't buy them for that reason so no big deal if those mods don't help this issue but not sure if there's anything in particular that may help. ...besides getting a heating unit for my garage. lol
The bike uses Harley Motor Oil which is a 20w-50 type oil. If your gonna ride in colder weather, you might want to switch to a lessor weight oil like 10w-40. Oil tends to get thick when its really cold. You might want to ask your dealership about switching the oil. Just my take.
 
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