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Hi all. As you probably guessed, I am new here. And not yet a Street 750 Owner/Rider. I just left a deposit on one at my local dealer. They told me they cant sell me one until the Recall (Fuel Pump Inlet) was addressed. I don't know if its HD or if its the dealerships policy? I don't blame them. Cant let an unsafe machine on the road.


Anyway, I am currently riding a 2010 Yamaha Majesty. Put Over 14k Miles. Altogether I rode about 20k Miles since I got my License back in 2006. A combination of high speed (Made it from Coast guard Station Cape May to Allentown NJ in about 1 1/2 hours) and Low Speed (Parades, Escort for MS Coast the Coast and ADA Tour De Cure) Its been awhile since I had ridden a manual shift bike. Should be interesting!!


Any Tips or Advice you all can provide?
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Chris
 

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welcome......


these street models are easy to handle.


being it has been a while for a manual shifting bike, I would take the riders course Harley dealers offer to new owners. if nothing else to get familiar with the bike, plus there is a lot of useful information one can get from those classes too.


I'd also insist before the deal is finalized that the dealer change out the short stem (unsafe) mirrors to longer stem mirrors so you can see more than your shoulder while riding....between the fuel lag and leap problem now finally getting recalled, and the too short mirrors, are the two unsafe things about these bikes, other than that it's a great bike!
 

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Thanks Rock270


I have ridden a few Manuals recently. Just on short Test Drives when I worked at a motorcycle shop. The Kawasaki Vulcan 600S is a PIA. I have Short legs. And the Pedals are way forward on that model. Don't ask me How I didn't drop it when I test drove it for a delivery.


Actually, I am short to begin with. 5'4" tall. The Stock Mirrors might be ok for me?? I just left a Deposit to hold one. When I come in to purchase it, Is that when I should ask about the Mirrors?


Back in May for the MS: Coast The Coast Tour. 160 Mile Bicycle Ride. I did Motorcycle Escort. One spot we had a 5.6 Mile Bike Path. About 2 1/2' Wide. Traveling about 12 MPH. The local PD was ok with us being on the path.
 

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Do these Require Premium Gas?


some run it, but its really unnecessary in my opinion. these are not real high compression engines and simply don't require it. as per the manual it only recommends 87 octane, or up to 91.....it's up to you I suppose.


my other bike is the ST1300 and it does require 91 octane fuel, as per the manual.
 

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Thanks Rock270


I have ridden a few Manuals recently. Just on short Test Drives when I worked at a motorcycle shop. The Kawasaki Vulcan 600S is a PIA. I have Short legs. And the Pedals are way forward on that model. Don't ask me How I didn't drop it when I test drove it for a delivery.


Actually, I am short to begin with. 5'4" tall. The Stock Mirrors might be ok for me?? I just left a Deposit to hold one. When I come in to purchase it, Is that when I should ask about the Mirrors?


Back in May for the MS: Coast The Coast Tour. 160 Mile Bicycle Ride. I did Motorcycle Escort. One spot we had a 5.6 Mile Bike Path. About 2 1/2' Wide. Traveling about 12 MPH. The local PD was ok with us being on the path.


well, I'm like 5'6" maybe 5'7" and with the short stem mirrors I had to look around my shoulders to see what is behind me. to me, Harley should put safer mirrors on these bikes, and yes there have been complaints filed with the feds over these short mirrors. they must have been designed for some one that is less than 4' 10" and rides without anybody ever driving behind them....lol


it wouldn't cost Harley but very little to put the longer stem mirrors on these bikes, at least as a free option. "before I signed any papers I would INSIST that these be changed out" before I took delivery or left the dealer...period! I didn't know back then either, but those of us that feel burned, we try to let other potiential buyers know ahead of time! no sense paying them for something you don't have too!


but you do whatever you decide, that's just my opinion after having to finally wind up paying nearly $60 to Harley for mirror extenders that we should not have had to pay for, in order to ride a safe bike!
 

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I was looking at some Online Prices for Mirrors. $30 and Up. Didn't specify if it was a Pair or individually? As some were label L or R. I'll ask the Dealer.


Tonight I took the PIAA 112Db Horn off the Majesty and put the OEM back on. Cost me $70 or so. I am keeping it. As the Dealer is only giving me $2k for Trade in. 2010 Majesty with 14100 Miles. New battery, Drive Belt, Clutch, Variator, And other work I did myself. Because I didn't want a break down during the MS event. Rode about 400 Total in 2 days. I had to leave to take care of my sisters pets while she was in the hospital.


HD website shows 91 or higher Octane
 

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on Harley's 103/110 screaming eagle motors, I would expect that.


I'm sure my manual says 87 octane to run in mine.
i'll recheck it tomorrow...
anyway, that's what I've been running and it seems fine.


and oh yeah, they around here at least don't allow squat for trade in-ins.
I seen an guy come in with a brand new Honda vfr 1200 with less than 500 miles on it. that bike just cost him over 14k, but they only allowed him 6k for trade in, I told him I would just sell the bike outright, he didn't, oh well. his biz...


and that price is for each mirror.
yeah, I also want to change the beep beep horn, and get one that sounds better!


oh and if your dealer is like ours, there is also a $1000 charge for freight and $899 for assembly added onto the cost of the bike. that was never mentioned until the very last. personally I think it is a total rip off!....so in essence your trade in will only cover that, then they'll try to throw on all kinds of other things, like extended warranty, service agreements, etc..etc...you gotta make your decisions and stand firm on what you want or willing to accept!...it's all your call and how bad you want one.
 

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My Dealer is $419 Assembly. I forget about the freight. This dealer is about 20 miles from me. And I have to cross over into PA.


KBB says my 2010 Majesty is worth about $2280 Trade In. What the Killer is, I bought it New. As a Leftover Aug 25 2012. And the dealer didn't knock much off the price. I was hit with 2 years Depreciation as soon as I signed the document. What sucks is, I have an Exhaust, FI Controller, Alarm, Some other accessories installed. Along with all the work I just did. Lithium battery, Drive Belt, Pulleys and Clutch. Mostly Maintenance items when I was at 12k.
 

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yeah, $419 is a lot better than $899.


unfortunately they don't give ya all what the accessories cost ya.
that's why I'd try to just sell it out right. but again, that's your business.


anyway, I wish you good luck with this journey.
most questions pertaining to these bikes have likely already been discussed here on some thread, just use the search feature and that also should help out some, too.
 

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Actually, I don't think they're giving me anything for the accessories. Since they're offering me less than KBB. When I asked about a Military Discount, Salesman didn't know. I have a DD214 from 1994. Got me $500 Military Rebate on the Tucson!!
 

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I run either 89 or 91 octane in mine. The manual does state you can run 87 in the bike. Also the mirrors are a bit short, with about 1 inch usable mirror on either side. I took mine off and installed bar end mirrors. The bike is nimble and handles well even when caught in the rain. You should enjoy the bike when you pick it up next month. The new fuel pumps are to arrive the week of September 14th.
 

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Just found out today. They are planning on Whole Selling the Majesty. Told me that at 14,100 Miles that I have "High Mileage". And that they cant get Financing for the new owner.
 

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HD brought 206 Models to my dealer today. I got a chance to Test Ride the 750.


Likes:


Powerful engine
Smooth idle
Emergency steering is much better than the Majesty
Smoother Ride than the Majesty


Dislikes:


My foot kept sliding onto the Bracket next to the Brake Pedal.
Handlebar controls could be in better positions
Only a Speedometer


Mirrors? I didn't have much of a problem with them. Maybe another 1" or so wider.
Windshield. I forgot what its like riding without one. The Group went on the I-95 topping out at about 60 Mph. That's when I suddenly realized, I need a Windshield. Also went on a few country roads back to the dealership.


Haven't ridden a Stick Shift bike in years. Only stalled it in the parking lot when we came back. Everyone was piling up around a bend. On a slight uphill. That's when I staled it. Was trying to feather the clutch.


All in all, I Like the Street 750. Maybe a good project bike. As I love to "Tinker" and modify/Upgrade my stuff.
 

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Well, I Finally did it. Decided to go with the Mysterious Red Sunglo color.


I am going to MISS the Majesty. I've used it for so many things. So many Memories.
 

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Took it out today on a Long Ride. Put 130 Miles on it. Odometer now shows 197. Had to adjust the Clutch Lever when I got home. The Angle was way off. Could only initially pull the lever with my middle(Longest) finger. Or reach my hand up and over to grab it. Easy fix. When I held a straight edge to the brake lever and hand grip. Then to the clutch lever and hand grip, There was a Big difference. Clutch angle was steeper.
 

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Mysterious Sunglo Red

Congrats on the Ride. Although it seems weird to congratulate someone with the same bike that I have.
Congrats on the Color. I think its kind of cool to have a color that was only used in the first year of production. Not sure if that will ever affect value of the bike, but at least it adds some novelty.
As for your other comments, I had to adjust levers several times to get them set just right for me. And eventually got reduced reach bars - I'm 6 foot tall.
As for your right foot riding over onto the brake bracket, I tried for a long time to keep my foot on the peg. But my knee is more comfortable with my boot on the bracket, so I adjusted myself on that one.
As for instrumentation. There are ways to add a tach and gear indicators. Personally, I get along well without them.
I got to drive a Demo bike yesterday at a local rally (Thunder In The Mountains) which had analog speedometer and digital tach with a gear indicator as well. It also had a little green light which lit up when bike was in 6th. Anyway, when I am accelerating my Street, I just shift when it feels right and the traffic allows, and makes sense, etc. And by feeling right, I mean the feel of the engine. When I am traveling at highway speed, I do occasionally try to shift into 7th, which is what I call it when I shift, just once more to make sure I am in 6th. When decelerating, I don't engine brake a lot for going from highway speed to a stop. But I do try to shift into Zero Gear.
The only time I think I would use a gear indicator would be those times when I am slowing for a red light which changes to green before I stop and i want to be able to accelerate quickly. In those cases I try to downshift a few gears and then take off by engaging the clutch slowly enough that I can sense if I'm in a proper gear and the adjust accordingly. Fortunately, the Street power curve has been forgiving enough that I can be moving at 20 mph and gradually let the clutch engage and power the engine until gear and speed are matched, even in 4th gear.
The point being, I would rather watch traffic than instruments. I kind of liked the 6th gear indicator light and would probably appreciate a 1st gear indicator light of a different color. If I got a gear indicator different colors for different gears would be a help.
I got to ride a 2016 Street 750 and the clutch and brake levers were better-- longer, fit my hands better. I had forgotten how narrow the stock mirrors are. I have extenders and longer stem mirrors on mine. I was able to adjust the stock mirrors, so I could see one lane over from the lane I was in and so it would be functional, as long as you get used to not seeing in the lane behind you.
Anyway, congrats again.
 
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