Need 2004 Indian Chief info

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by hotair, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. hotair

    hotair What to ride?????

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    A travler from Russia is having troubles with his Indian. It is blowing oil out of the air filter. He wants to know how much oil it holds so he can do a oil change. Does he use mineral or synthetic? Can someone give us this info? He just bought the bike in Chicago and he and his GF are riding around the US till the end of April. HELP!!!!!:ear
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  2. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware

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    Polaris owns Indian now did you check their site?

    There has to be an Indian board on the internet.

    It is just a dolled up Harley motor the best i know.
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  3. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    IIRC, that is a S&S engine, Harley rules apply. (20-50 motorcycle specific oil) Drain the oil, put in 2 qts and check it, top up from there. Thanks for calling in.
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  4. scapegoat

    scapegoat Pushin forward back

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    I think all the Indians run oil tanks like a HD softail and typically 2.5 quarts is it. The 4 Ive had are pretty touchy as far as overfilling and blowing oil. Also shitloads of 80-90 mph riding did cause puking and a bit of residue at the bottom of the cleaner also.
    Another thing to consider is what oil filter is being run on the bike. The EVO style engine pushed the oil thru the filters, Twincam pulled it thru. Been many owners including me using a HD type Twincam 5 micron will cause sumping or oil build up in the bottom end. The EVO needs a the older style 20 micron to work correctly.
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  5. Spirit_Rider

    Spirit_Rider Been here awhile

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    If it is a 2004 it is a rare one!! Indian quit in 2003 on that go around. They had an Indian 100" motor that I would not trust from Chicago to my house. 60 miles! Any information your friend needs can be found at http://www.indianmotorcyclecommunity.com/forum/

    If they are still in the area they can contact me. PM if interested. I know on the 1999-02 there is several quick fixes for the oil. I own a 2001.
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