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Old 06-05-2015, 09:12 PM   #1
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Indian Chief...

I needed a change, this should do the trick. Brought it home from the Sturgis Indian dealership late this afternoon. Tomorrow morning, I'll 'solo' it out by removing the pillion pad and passengfer footpegs. I want to see that big booty rear fender in all it's 1940's retro glory, don't need no steenking passengers (it helps that the wife has her own motorcycle).







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Old 06-05-2015, 10:03 PM   #2
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:22 PM   #3
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Love it!

My first ride:

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Old 06-06-2015, 04:51 AM   #4
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Congrats!! It's gorgeous . Polaris has done the Indian marque justice.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:11 AM   #5
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Love it!

My first ride:


you showed excellent tastes from a very early age......

If I were going to buy another cruiser, that would be the one, 'nice, very, very nice ride there.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:05 AM   #6
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Damn that thing is so much cooler than a Harley (sorry HD owners)
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:11 AM   #7
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What a great picture.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:11 AM   #8
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That's one beautiful bike, congratulations! Ride far, have fun, be safe.......

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Old 06-06-2015, 12:50 PM   #9
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Wish they made hard bags for those.....
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Old 06-06-2015, 12:59 PM   #10
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Wish they made hard bags for those.....
Don't the bags from the Chieftain/Roadmaster work?
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Old 06-06-2015, 01:12 PM   #11
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A few photos of the bike after I performed a 'solo-ectomy' on it this morning...









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Old 06-06-2015, 01:44 PM   #12
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Congratulation! You got your self a nice bike!

The old indian bike is also a very nice bike.

Should you not put foot clutch and handshift on your bike to make it more authentic?
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:46 PM   #13
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Congratulation! You got your self a nice bike!

The old indian bike is also a very nice bike.

Should you not put foot clutch and handshift on your bike to make it more authentic?
I never wanted it to be authentic, I'm not a big fan of 1940's moto-tech. I wanted a thoroughly modern motorcycle that only appeared to be old, and thankfully, that's exactly what the Polaris Chiefs are.

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Old 06-06-2015, 05:35 PM   #14
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Damn that thing is so much cooler than a Harley (sorry HD owners)
Have to agree, beautiful bike you have there. Harley watch your six someone is gunning for you!
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:46 PM   #15
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Great choice!

I test rode a darkhorse for about 20 miles and loved every second. Feels much lighter than it is and is super comfy. You'll enjoy the heck out of this thing, im certain.

I would also think that there must be a way to get the chieftain or at the very least heritage bags on there, if u wanted to.
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