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Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,926
Posted By SteelJM1
Easy ...

Easy
http://images.bwbx.io/cms/2014-08-01/0801-Indian-scout-970.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,557
Posted By SteelJM1
I suppose. Cadlliac-bike would be more...

I suppose. Cadlliac-bike would be more appropriate huh?
Forum: Road Warriors 07-01-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,557
Posted By SteelJM1
Polindian has sucked me in. Though far from...

Polindian has sucked me in. Though far from perfect, I love my Scout so much. And browsing the various other models n the dealership when not flirting with the front desk girl, and the looks.. when i...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,595
Posted By SteelJM1
crusier + fullface sportbike helmet + hooligan...

crusier + fullface sportbike helmet + hooligan jacket + not giving a fuck what you or anyone things = I'm a total poseur.

Though I've put more miles on my bike in a month than what some chick...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,478
Views: 510,828
Posted By SteelJM1
Looks fine to me. I don't see the problem.

Looks fine to me. I don't see the problem.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
It scoots, my friend. And sounds good while doing...

It scoots, my friend. And sounds good while doing so, a good v-twin thump, no potato. Same thing happened to me. Not a cruiser guy but.. it spoke to me.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
I'm down for it too. The aftermarket will answer...

I'm down for it too. The aftermarket will answer the prayers for mid controls. This bike begs to be a real performer. It falls short in a few areas due to its design and price point, but the as I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-14-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,074
Posted By SteelJM1
Getting more (much more) transported by rail...

Getting more (much more) transported by rail would also help immensely. Rail transport is much more efficient than by truck, and they don't completely tear the asphalt to pieces, while taking up the...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,007
Posted By SteelJM1
Their reliability reputation was built up around...

Their reliability reputation was built up around their engines prior to the EJ25x series. That and reliably not getting stuck in the snow.
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,007
Posted By SteelJM1
No they're great. I don't even need to change the...

No they're great. I don't even need to change the oil on my '07 anymore. I Just keep adding more!

Despite the HG issues, this bastard just wont die. 220k miles. Suspension is shot again. Still...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Sounds like he's full of shit. I'd contact...

Sounds like he's full of shit. I'd contact Polaris directly, ask what the scoop is and then out the MF'er if he was just trying to steal your money. I only put $1k down and that was by choice. My...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,500
Posted By SteelJM1
Hardly Ableson :rofl

Hardly Ableson :rofl
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
hammer: Maybe you scraped pegs more because you...

hammer: Maybe you scraped pegs more because you were going faster? heh

Anyhow I had my 500mi service the other day. Normally I do maintanence myself but they guys there treated me well, the front...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 262,148
Posted By SteelJM1
I picked up one of the composite 1/4" ratchets...

I picked up one of the composite 1/4" ratchets based on recommendations here. Sad to say it's out performing the heck out of my snap-on. I need to bring it back for a replacement (the snappy).

As...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,381
Posted By SteelJM1
Perhaps you should 'spew' some google upon...

Perhaps you should 'spew' some google upon yourself and note the location of Death Valley :lol3
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Note: Averaging ~140 miles per fuel light...

Note:

Averaging ~140 miles per fuel light which means about 3 gallons of fuel which translates roughly into ~46-47mpg. Pretty good, more than enough for me. I can't ride for much more than that...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-03-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,274
Posted By SteelJM1
...and then there's direct injection, something a...

...and then there's direct injection, something a carb can never touch. If one's goal is for maximum safe power, mix E85 ethanol with direct injection and miracles happen.

I've had issues with...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,004
Posted By SteelJM1
+1 I generally take advantage of window...

+1

I generally take advantage of window washing at the gas station when I fill up, and use a dampened gas-station-paper-towel to wipe the wipe blades down.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-29-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Angles, son. The scout shock travels a smaller...

Angles, son. The scout shock travels a smaller distance per unit of wheel travel due to how far from a right angle it has to the swingarm.

That said, yes they do suck :D
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,004
Posted By SteelJM1
Seems wiper blades don't last long here in the...

Seems wiper blades don't last long here in the intense heat and sun, so I have 2 pair of cheapo's ready to go for monsoon season through winter rains. Don't try to buy them at the beginning of...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-29-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
One of the reasons I liked it ('not a cruiser...

One of the reasons I liked it ('not a cruiser guy') is because of it's small stature. Ever so slightly on the small end for the controls for me, but I'm waiting to see if an aftermarket company comes...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Yeah, the problem with the scout shocks is with...

Yeah, the problem with the scout shocks is with their laid down setup, its a 2:1 ratio. I'll contact them too and see what they say. I wouldn't mind a bit more travel with better damping.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 57,882
Posted By SteelJM1
Not to do any threadjacking here but if anyone...

Not to do any threadjacking here but if anyone has longed for a cruiser(ish) version of the sv1k, long no more, for I have found it. It's the new indian scout.

Quit laughing. No really. I swear...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
That is a very very nice looking bike. My buddy...

That is a very very nice looking bike. My buddy had a wartime drab themed harley he sent me pictures of after i emailed him those pictures. Gives me bad ideas about getting an M1 Garand scabbard...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-15-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,878
Posted By SteelJM1
To this day, 'busas seem to be the bike of choice...

To this day, 'busas seem to be the bike of choice for

Oh hell I wont finish lest i sound racist
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-15-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,126
Posted By SteelJM1
Faster relative to terrain. 25mph in tight rocky...

Faster relative to terrain. 25mph in tight rocky singletrack is much scarier than 100mph on the highway.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-14-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By SteelJM1
Neat, but better off in a small sports car IMO....

Neat, but better off in a small sports car IMO. Or slap two together and have a 4 liter V16!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-14-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
I don't think so. It doesn't turn any easier than...

I don't think so. It doesn't turn any easier than any other one, it just has no friction point. So every little bump or gust of wind is making my hand turn the throttle ever so slightly back and...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-14-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Hey guys. Ended up putting ~120 miles on her...

Hey guys.

Ended up putting ~120 miles on her yesterday. I hit a local curvy (and treacherous) road to feel out it's handling characteristics. I was impressed. Every time I thought I was about to...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-13-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Buy it from Indian overpriced, or Motul.....

Buy it from Indian overpriced, or Motul.. overpriced. ~$13/qt I don't see why 15w-50 or 20w-50 wouldn't work.. after the warranty period. It is full synthetic oil and specifies 10k mile oil changes...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-13-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Seems like nobody guessed... ...

Seems like nobody guessed...

https://scontent-2.22773.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/11270685_10155578289235346_772745355915522533_o.jpg

:clap Only ridden her ~50 miles so far, and only a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-12-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,126
Posted By SteelJM1
Dirt: I ride like a hoon Street: I do not ride...

Dirt: I ride like a hoon
Street: I do not ride like a hoon. Mostly :D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-12-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,128
Posted By SteelJM1
Hmm. Interesting arguments. I will continue to...

Hmm. Interesting arguments. I will continue to wear a full face.. even on my brand new acquirement that is normally not ridden with a full face (or even any helmet at all).

This is because

1....
Forum: Road Warriors 05-12-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Oh, neat on that victory racer.. but It'll...

Oh, neat on that victory racer.. but It'll probably be much more on the sportbike end of things. But cool. Someone in the tube comments mentioned they should buy/aquire/ get with EBR. Might not be a...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,913
Posted By SteelJM1
Even during the dogs days of summer here, I still...

Even during the dogs days of summer here, I still have the damndest time unmounting and remounting the super stuff sidewall desert dirtbike tires. Everyone else makes it look easy but I always...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-11-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Thumbs up to you, sir. I haven't gotten a chance...

Thumbs up to you, sir. I haven't gotten a chance to ride one, but I'm still wanting one. Perhaps if I let them know I'm serious they'll let me try. Bu at that point the deal is done.

Now.. I think...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Give it some time, I'm sure someone will make...

Give it some time, I'm sure someone will make them.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Ah ok. I'll give them half a point for that. I...

Ah ok. I'll give them half a point for that. I still like analog tachs better. But that's good to know!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Well checked them both out today. Couldn't ride...

Well checked them both out today. Couldn't ride the Scout because the 3 they had there were spoken for, but I did get to sit on it. Those forward pegs are a bit weird for me, but not bad. With my 6'2...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-06-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,437
Posted By SteelJM1
Surely you jest. I believe my dirtbike and a...

Surely you jest. I believe my dirtbike and a custom chopper are more different than this comparison :D
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