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« on: January 29, 2019, 10:58:45 PM »

Now it's issues and recalls for their new line of bikes.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/2019/01/29/harley-davidson-recalls-nearly-44-000-street-motorcycles-faulty-brakes/2710043002/
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 03:59:32 AM »

Nobody is buying the Street 500/750 anyway.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 04:34:54 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 10:42:16 AM »

doesn't seem like a bad bike, even reasonably priced.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 05:53:11 PM »

I like the street 750
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 07:21:21 PM »

A friend of mine has a 2017 Triglide that he took to the dealer today for recall work.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 01:21:57 AM »

Nobody is buying the Street 500/750 anyway.

It's too little, too late, it's a very mediocre machine in a crowd of superb imports in it's displacement and price class.

I've ridden both the Street 500 and 750, and I feel that Teresa's 2019 Kawasaki Z650 is a better bike than either of the Harleys, and doesn't look like such a visually low-end mudpile like the Harleys appear to be, and I wouldn't take three of them for my Guzzi V7III 750.


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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 03:12:44 AM »



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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 03:48:32 AM »

In case that my earlier remarks concerning the 500 and 750 Street Harleys lead some to believe that I'm a Harley hater, I will disclose that I am currently considering the purchase of a 2009 Harley Dyna Super Glide Custom at a local dealer. It has some miles, but is in pretty nice condition overall, and it's priced temptingly at $4,800, with an NADA used value, unrealistically, of over 8G's, which nobody in their right mind would pay for one of these, but if that's the credit union's loan value, I'm not going to complain.

This Dyna's appeal to me is that it has mid-controls, (none of this feet-forward crap on this one,) and a six-speed overdrive transmission. This model is a very basic 'wind-in-your-face' motorcycle, un-festooned with layers of (to me) unnecessary BS.




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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 04:51:19 AM »

In case that my earlier remarks concerning the 500 and 750 Street Harleys lead some to believe that I'm a Harley hater, I will disclose that I am currently considering the purchase of a 2009 Harley Dyna Super Glide Custom at a local dealer. It has some miles, but is in pretty nice condition overall, and it's priced temptingly at $4,800, with an NADA used value, unrealistically, of over 8G's, which nobody in their right mind would pay for one of these, but if that's the credit union's loan value, I'm not going to complain.

This Dyna's appeal to me is that it has mid-controls, (none of this feet-forward crap on this one,) and a six-speed overdrive transmission. This model is a very basic 'wind-in-your-face' motorcycle, un-festooned with layers of (to me) unnecessary BS.






The Dynas are the best handling HDs the MoCo has. I hope you get that bike as it's a deal and you're going to love it.

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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 05:35:02 AM »

JB, is that a small luggage roll right behind the front tire attached to the frame?
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 07:29:24 AM »

JB, is that a small luggage roll right behind the front tire attached to the frame?

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As it sits, it is still encumbered with a handful of small, stupid-ass, cruiser-guy, cheesy stuff, which would remain on it exactly twenty-two miles and as many minutes, down I-90 to our garage, where it would receive an immediate, emergency, stupid-crap-ectomy.

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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 04:56:06 PM »

The Dynas are the best handling HDs the MoCo has.
Eric

That's not saying much. No one buys a Harley for their handling ability. That being said, you either like it or you don't. Whether it's the noise, the "image", the look, the deal, ...it's a subjective decision. We've seen plenty of J.B.s love affairs with a particular bike quickly fade. BUT, that's how he operates and if he's happy-even for a little while- with his purchase, that's all that counts. I'll be curious to see if he modifies it or leaves it alone,  how long it stays in the household, and what's next.
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