Indian Motorcycle Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by DutchVDub, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. DutchBoy

    DutchBoy Adventurer Supporter

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    I'm continuing to get my Scout 60 dialed in for my riding: a Dart Marlin fly screen, Indian USB port, and two $10 eBay items (tool bag, mirror extenders). The Marlin is my third Dart fly screen over the last 15 years, and it's made freeway riding tolerable (not a joy, but doable). It's great to have switched power to my GPS (err, iPhone). The tool roll fills in the gap between my seat and top case, and holds a few tools. Mirror extenders are basically a must for me on any bike so I can actually see something besides my elbows when I check my mirrors.

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  2. lrgart

    lrgart 2 wheels and a motor, I’m in!

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  3. lrgart

    lrgart 2 wheels and a motor, I’m in!

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    My bro and his Scout. Corbin saddle and backrest are his only mods so far. Sounds good and has some get-up-and-go.
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  4. ishmac

    ishmac Long timer

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  5. CbDude

    CbDude Been here awhile

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    I have pretty much fallen in love with this bike. How is the 111 motor? Oil changes seem fairly straightforward with these bikes too, just one place to put oil in correct? Pretty reliable bikes?

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  6. 2tallnwide

    2tallnwide Long timer

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    Saw this one at the Vintage Festival in '14, one of my favorites. .

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  7. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett I know

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    Yes, solid, reliable and don't burn oil. Much better suspension than a Harley but I think most of the dislike is directed at the front mudguard styling, but that's easily changed.
    Gear driven primary drive is ultra smooth at low speeds.
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  8. CbDude

    CbDude Been here awhile

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    Which one do you have?? I am looking at the chief vintage and the Springfield
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  9. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett I know

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    A Springfield.

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  10. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Wife wants a scout sixty. Who has one ? Like it ? Would you buy it again ?
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  11. thegreyman

    thegreyman Adventurer

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    That's a beauty
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  12. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate Supporter

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    Well, I traded my absolutely gorgeous 2019 Indian Springfield DH in on a 2021 Indian Challenger Standard the other day. The Springfield was a wonderful machine, but the Challenger just felt more "home" or "right" for me after testing them out. I guess the long term Victory XC rider in me just feels more at home on big, powerful, high revving baggers with questionable looks and goofy upside down front forks that sound like a sewing machine when idling.

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  13. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    i rode one at bike week last year and loved it

    would buy one now but it's our of my budjet
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  14. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    im in the market for a big bike with a big back seat for wifey

    looking at a 2014 chieftain, any one have any words of wisedom

    here or pm

    thx
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  15. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate Supporter

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    You can’t really go wrong with that choice. The only drastic updates I’m aware of to the TS111 was the valve springs in 2019, only thing that would mean for you is you’d need to upgrade them if/when you did cams.

    You won’t have ride modes either, but it’s just different throttle mapping and not super noticeable on a stock 111.
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  16. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate Supporter

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    Got a chance to do a quick 60ish miles before dinner and grab some tags. It also let me test out the new Klockwerks 8” flare screen. Overall I like it, but might get a 10” one that’s clear or lighter tint at least later on down the road.

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  17. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate Supporter

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    The only issue I had with my Springfield over my brief 10,500 mile ownership of it was getting a lot of blow by from the open air filter after apparently overfilling it doing my own 5K service. The oil level check procedure is a bit involved on these because of the semi-dry sump setup. When I took it in for the 10K service I mentioned the blow by while doing long interstate stints, they said the it was over full. I didn't get a chance to ride it on a long enough stretch to see if it still did it after the 10K service.
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  18. fxrjon

    fxrjon Been here awhile

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    Enjoy! I've got 2500 miles on mine and I've loved every minute of it. I'm going to be picking up the 8" flare screen soon. How did it compare to stock?
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  19. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate Supporter

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    It’s the exact same heigh as the factory screen. I think I want one like 2” higher but it is an improvement. If I adjust the windshield up about halfway it’s perfect. I might like being able to keep it lower as the weather gets warmer, so I’ll still with it for now. All the way up and I’m looking right through the edge of the windshield. If I go a little taller then I’ll be looking though, which could also be nice in rain.
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  20. hypersports

    hypersports Been here awhile

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    Beautiful bike. Impressive performance reviews.
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