Harley-Davidson Street 750 is the most affordable motorcycle in the American manufacturer's product line up. And while it was criticise initially for its design and brakes, it didn't stop from gaining popularity. The Street Rod is second motorcycle in the Street series and is a massive improvement. However, the Street 750 can be improvised on otherwise as well. We found this rendition of the Street 750, take a look: (Source: Bikeexif)
Colin Cornberg of Number 8 Wire Motorcycles believes that looking beyond the few niggling things, Harley-Davidson Street 750 is a pretty decent motorcycle, and that is why he recommended the Street 750 to the client as a donor.
Colin, originally from New Zealand, now resides in the US and has been building bikes in his 16'*20' garage for about a year. He first wanted to make the Harley-Davidson Street 750 better to ride and give a little cafe racer flavour.
The Harley-Davidson Street 750 was given new bodywork and performance upgrades. “I made two-and-a half-gas tanks before getting it right,” he told Bikeexif. “The learning throughout that process was invaluable—the biggest challenge was retaining the monstrous stock fuel pump.”
Colin made hand-made bit like the side panels, front fender, a rear splash guard and a battery box. A new subframe was built using a manual tubing bender, a tubing notcher and a TIG welder, leaving space at the back for the LED tail light. It was added with a New Church Moto leather seat upholstery.
Colin’s next big challenge was the rear suspension. “To get the rear shock nice and tight in the rear end—and still have a bike that handled well—I needed a linkage to get an acceptable shock leverage ratio. I decided on the relatively common linkage from a Ducati 1098 and set to work designing the suspension based on that, and the visual lines I wanted to achieve with the subframe.”
The Harley-Davidson Street 750 was given the front end from a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R750. Colin even hand-bent his own low-rise handlebars, then equipped them with micro-switches, Biltwell Inc. grips and bar-end mirrors. There’s a neat little Motogadget speedo, mounted in a hand-made stainless bracket. An LED headlight lights the way, with discreet LED turn signal strips mounted around the forks.
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