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I had a Street Rod 750, it was a fun bike. Not as comfortable or powerful as my 1200 Sportster, but for in-city riding it was pretty good


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Only comment I can make is from watching some 500’s in a class at the local H.D. Dealership. What struck me the most was the noise from the transmissions were noticible louder than the noise from the motors. Them sure are quiet motors.
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I had a Street Rod 750, it was a fun bike. Not as comfortable or powerful as my 1200 Sportster, but for in-city riding it was pretty good
Thanks for coming back on this. It's hard to talk or comment on these type of bikes when you don't know anyone that's owned one. I've been asked about them a few times and could only comment on what I'd read.
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Thanks for coming back on this. It's hard to talk or comment on these type of bikes when you don't know anyone that's owned one. I've been asked about them a few times and could only comment on what I'd read.


Sure thing. My SR has some minor quirks (finding neutral was super difficult, had oil pressure sensor fail with 400 miles on the bike, your thighs roast, especially when the engine fan kicks on) and beyond stage 1 w/ slip-ons and suspension, aftermarket was pretty much non-existant. Overall, fun city bike, I enjoyed owning one, and would own one again. Longer than 20-30 minute ride, forget it. Seating position too cramped (and i'm 5'6 so pretty short) and at highway speeds you get thrown around a lot


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