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Hi guys,
Recently a lot of people have been having brake failures and brake issues of the rear brake. Apprently, due to the positioning of the assembly being between the silencer and wheel, high temperatures result in thinning of rake fluid making it less effective.
Also a 750 owner with a 2 month old 750 had his accelerator cable snapped. And he has been told there is no replacement warranty for the cable.. funny..

can anyone share any similar experiences..
 

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Hi guys,
Recently a lot of people have been having brake failures and brake issues of the rear brake. Apprently, due to the positioning of the assembly being between the silencer and wheel, high temperatures result in thinning of rake fluid making it less effective.
Also a 750 owner with a 2 month old 750 had his accelerator cable snapped. And he has been told there is no replacement warranty for the cable.. funny..

can anyone share any similar experiences..
Have you validated your assumption on the thinning of the oil being the root cause of brake failure ???

I don't think so... If this is the case , many bikes in Delhi/Hyd or dry summer cities would have a lot of failures.

I had a complete failure of the rear brake and it was fixed by replacement of the part by the dealer ..
 

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Can only say mine has never had any problems. But mine is built in the USA so quality may a lot better than the units built in India. Especially from some of the stories that keep being posted. Seems like it is hard to get good materials and quality workers there? Is that the case? Can anyone comment on manufacturing abilities of workers in India?
 

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Never experienced it. Summarizing multiple threads about issues/problems with 750 - my take on it - there probably are local manufacturing issues in India. All I can think of. I have yet to see so many issues reported in the US. Zilch or close to that.
 

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Can only say mine has never had any problems. But mine is built in the USA so quality may a lot better than the units built in India. Especially from some of the stories that keep being posted. Seems like it is hard to get good materials and quality workers there? Is that the case? Can anyone comment on manufacturing abilities of workers in India?
I think that's an unfair assumption. There is a huge industry based on manufacturing and supplying parts to some of the most prestigious brands around the world in India. To name a few, Mercedes, BMW, amongst cars and Omega, Rolex amongst watch makers. Obviously, HD also would not have set up a manufacturing base here, had that been the case.
There are complainants from all around on this forum including the U.S. There are issues no doubt, but such issues are to be expected on a new machine. The first couple of years are also treated as observation period by all manufacturers to enable them to understand the nature of problems being faced by users. Some problems are due to design factors, which in theory are good but behave differently in real life. Then of course are manufacturing issues. in my opinion, the nature of problems being reported on this forum are largely by new users of STREET 750 who are upgrading from smaller bikes. Therefore, there is a question of comparing apples to oranges and having certain expectations in terms of performance, especially braking. Secondly, the placement of turn signal switch and the rear view mirrors are design factors and have nothing to do with workman ship or quality of material. These are designed and placed where they are by HD and there is no doubt there are issues with there placement on the handles which make them awkward to use.
 

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Moderator,

I really think it's about time to split this forum into 2 - US and India. Posts from India are just so not relevant...

It's making it's hard to filter relevant info from irrelevant.

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Mike
 

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I think that's an unfair assumption. There is a huge industry based on manufacturing and supplying parts to some of the most prestigious brands around the world in India. To name a few, Mercedes, BMW, amongst cars and Omega, Rolex amongst watch makers. Obviously, HD also would not have set up a manufacturing base here, had that been the case.
There are complainants from all around on this forum including the U.S. There are issues no doubt, but such issues are to be expected on a new machine. The first couple of years are also treated as observation period by all manufacturers to enable them to understand the nature of problems being faced by users. Some problems are due to design factors, which in theory are good but behave differently in real life. Then of course are manufacturing issues. in my opinion, the nature of problems being reported on this forum are largely by new users of STREET 750 who are upgrading from smaller bikes. Therefore, there is a question of comparing apples to oranges and having certain expectations in terms of performance, especially braking. Secondly, the placement of turn signal switch and the rear view mirrors are design factors and have nothing to do with workman ship or quality of material. These are designed and placed where they are by HD and there is no doubt there are issues with there placement on the handles which make them awkward to use.

No assumption was made. A question was asked. I agree India is a growing manufacturing area.

While I allow for design performance ... Brakes don't grab enough is most common... I also allow that putting double discs on such a light bike would surely bring a large amount of I dropped my bike because the front wheel locked. So I don't could design features against anyone.. It is what it is drive it.

But I read an great amount of quality issues that are inspection related, assembly related, that show a normal distribution skewed from one factory verses the other.

As an engineer to me it points to a serious problem that may need discussed rather then the constant cover of Harley did it. Because Harley does it hear too and we don't see it. We have seen a design flaw in the gas tank, and seen a few parts in fuel pumps that had a normal distribution of operators. But a lot of the fitment issues and assembly failures we have not experienced, I am would like to hear reasoning for this.
 

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Moderator,

I really think it's about time to split this forum into 2 - US and India. Posts from India are just so not relevant...

It's making it's hard to filter relevant info from irrelevant.

Regards,


Mike

At this time we will not separate the site. We have created separate rider areas in the forum. But do not hold them as who can or cannot post in them.
 
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