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    Default Harley-Davidson Street 750's Brakes Completely Fail In Magazine Test

    The Harley-Davidson Street 750, a bike created to bring new riders into HD’s aging ownership group, just failed a very basic braking test conducted by a major riding magazine. The magnitude of this braking failure could call into question the safety of every Street 750 on the road.
    This news comes to us Germany’s Motorrad, Europe’s largest, most well-regarded and well-informed motorcycle magazine. The were trying to compare the Street 750 with the Kawasaki Vulcan S and Honda CTX 700 for their entry level cruiser comparison test when it came time to do a 100-0 km/h (60-0 mph) test to evaluate the brakes.

    The Harley did fine on the first test but, even after being given some time to cool, showed significant fading during the second test. Then, on the third test, the brakes failed completely.
    Just so we’re clear, by “failed completely,” I mean they wouldn’t grab, possibly warped, smoked, and forced the rider to brake using the rear brake and engine braking - on just the third test.



    read more: http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/har...n-m-1729350316


    Original article in German: http://www.motorradonline.de/verglei...651222?seite=2
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    I am going over to Keisho next week to eat the owners ass!

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    Default Harley-Davidson Street 750's Brakes Completely Fail In Magazine Test

    I like this comment to the article
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    "Was the tester wearing the approved Harley Davidson long sleeve t-shirt, the approved Harley Davidson gay pirate tie dyed do rag? Did they have their keys on an approved Harley Davidson key fob? Had it recently been unloaded from a trailer behind a Harley Davidson branded F-150 with a Harley Davidson plate bracket?

    Harleys are not like cheap jap bikes. They are precision engineered machines, designed to work together with the full range of Harley Davidson equipment.

    Without bringing all of those pieces together, you have to expect some undesireable behavior."

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    Default Harley-Davidson Street 750's Brakes Completely Fail In Magazine Test

    This comment raises some questions regarding how genuine the testing is:
    "So how in the hell did the Harley get up to 60mph to perform the brake test? I smell a rat..."

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    Harley upgraded the brakes on the 2016s. If this test uncovered a systemic flaw with the 2015's brakes and a recall is necessary, HD will do it. Unlike certain other makers, HD doesn't hesitate to do voluntary recalls when safety is involved....











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    Last edited by Twinrider; 10-09-15 at 09:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider View Post
    Harley upgraded the brakes on the 2016s. If this test uncovered a systemic flaw with the 2015's brakes and a recall is necessary, HD will do it. Unlike certain other other makers, HD doesn't hesitate to do voluntary recalls when safety is involved....
    Who needs brakes when you ride a HD anyway, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider2371 View Post
    Who needs brakes when you ride a HD anyway, right?
    Yep, harley riders don't need the "pussy lever," just the throttle...

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