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  • odetastuikysrose Posts: 3
    Australia
    Stock Poster odetastuikysrose
    15 Nov 2018 08:14 PM
    Hello members

    This is odeta stuikys rose

    I am planning to buy Harley Davidson Street bike, but I am bit confuse between Street 750 and Street 500.
    Can anyone give me some advice, which one will be better Street 750 or Street 500?

    Thank you

  • Benno Posts: 149
    Brisbane Qld
    Stock Poster Benno
    15 Nov 2018 08:28 PM
    Neither

  • paulybronco Posts: 10704
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    15 Nov 2018 08:34 PM
    LOL
  • Ratbob Posts: 592
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    15 Nov 2018 09:12 PM
    Hey Rose, don’t mind the boys sense of humour. (Good though)

    There may not be many members with either bikes. I haven’t riden them but from the little I know they are identical except for the larger displacement (engine size) achieved by a larger bore. 
    So if they are the same frame etc, I’d go for the larger engine. 

    You may not use the extra power all the time but, if you start with the smaller engine and find you want more, you’ll need to change bikes. If you buy the larger engine, 750, you’ll always have extra power when you need it and usually, as you get used to your bike, you will want more power because it’s more fun. 

    Also, I reckon the 750 will have a greater resale value.

    Happy hunting and enjoy your new ride.

  • Arron Posts: 173
    WA
    Stock Poster Arron
    15 Nov 2018 09:30 PM
    About the only reason you would choose the 500 would be if you needed a LAMS approved bike.
  • paulybronco Posts: 10704
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    15 Nov 2018 09:34 PM
    Quoting Arron on 15 Nov 2018 09:30 PM
    About the only reason you would choose the 500 would be if you needed a LAMS approved bike.
    Good point
  • odetastuikysrose Posts: 3
    Australia
    Stock Poster odetastuikysrose
    16 Nov 2018 08:46 PM
    Quoting Ratbob on 15 Nov 2018 09:12 PM
    Hey Rose, don’t mind the boys sense of humour. (Good though)

    There may not be many members with either bikes. I haven’t riden them but from the little I know they are identical except for the larger displacement (engine size) achieved by a larger bore. 
    So if they are the same frame etc, I’d go for the larger engine. 

    You may not use the extra power all the time but, if you start with the smaller engine and find you want more, you’ll need to change bikes. If you buy the larger engine, 750, you’ll always have extra power when you need it and usually, as you get used to your bike, you will want more power because it’s more fun. 

    Also, I reckon the 750 will have a greater resale value.

    Happy hunting and enjoy your new ride.

    Thanks Ratbob
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2338
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    17 Nov 2018 08:44 AM
    odeta , as I have never had a chance to ride the 750 or the 500 HD's. I would say take both for a long test ride, both in heavy traffic & on an expressway & also in twisties. Just so you know how they will feel in all the conditions you might have to ride them in.
    you might find the 750 has a heavier clutch pull, but no way of knowing till you ride one.
    good luck & post up your test ride experience.

  • odetastuikysrose Posts: 3
    Australia
    Stock Poster odetastuikysrose
    17 Nov 2018 06:14 PM
    Quoting Krash Kinkade on 17 Nov 2018 08:44 AM
    odeta , as I have never had a chance to ride the 750 or the 500 HD's. I would say take both for a long test ride, both in heavy traffic & on an expressway & also in twisties. Just so you know how they will feel in all the conditions you might have to ride them in.
    you might find the 750 has a heavier clutch pull, but no way of knowing till you ride one.
    good luck & post up your test ride experience.

    Thanks for suggestion Krash Kinkade
    I will definitely post my ride experience.
  • JFE Posts: 1264
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    18 Nov 2018 07:05 AM
    Go the 750 - I found the engine to be much more enjoyable to use, especially if you swap out the pipe for a louder one. But as advised, ride both and go with what you like the most.
  • Far Canal Posts: 1393
    Performance Poster Far Canal
    22 Nov 2018 06:35 PM
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    Only meant to post this thing in "Motorcycles Other".   Not the 750 and 500 thread. My mistake.
  • Ratbob Posts: 592
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    22 Nov 2018 09:15 PM
    Quoting Far Canal on 22 Nov 2018 06:35 PMedited: 22 Nov 2018 06:59 PM
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    Only meant to post this thing in "Motorcycles Other".   Not the 750 and 500 thread. My mistake.
    What a ripper, frame’s probably no worse than the original. Those XS Yams had more wobbles than a belly dancer. 
  • stout Posts: 1
    Stock Poster stout
    30 Nov 2018 08:16 PM
    Hello Odeta Stuikys Rose,

    You can buy any both are good.
  • Amberwhiskey Posts: 20
    Stock Poster Amberwhiskey
    19 Dec 2018 07:14 PM
    My wife recently bought the 500, she still has P plates so needed a LAMS approved bike.
    The other reason is the 500 has a much lower seat height & even with this she needed shorter shocks & the reach seat.

    The 750 was a very poor seller, superseded 2017-18 models are available much cheaper than the 500.  Bargain hard at the 
    dealer, they want to shift them as a new model is coming out.
    They have twin front discs & better suspension, look better & go better.

    If you fit on a 750 & are licenced to ride one there is no choice really.  The 750 we get in Australia is the faster Street Rod.
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