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Bought an Indian Chieftain
« on: June 27, 2019, 07:57:32 AM »

Well folks I just could not justify a new CVO and I just could not get past the worry of potential sumping or fluid migration issues. I know this Indian will not be completely trouble free either, but I decided to give them a try. Here are some pictures:
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 07:59:08 AM »

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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 08:02:55 AM »

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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 09:23:06 AM »

Nice bike and a good pick
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 09:28:21 AM »

Very nice...well done. 

That 116 kit is da bomb, ain't it?

I noticed you upgraded to the touring seat (heated?).  How does that compare to the stock one it came with?

Love that red, by the way.  It pops in the sunshine... :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 09:57:26 AM »

Nice choice...
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 10:18:21 AM »

Very nice, may you have many trouble free miles and years with her.

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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 11:00:53 AM »

Damn that's pretty.
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2019, 12:46:15 PM »

As they used to say around here - you got the fastest color.
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2019, 02:05:46 PM »

Nice ride.  Welcome to the Polaris family.   :apple:
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2019, 02:08:08 PM »

I've had an Indian Roadmaster since 2016.  Like most manufacturers, it seems electronics cause most of the complaints, based on forum posts.  The powerplant and tranny will be bullet proof.  Positives: Easy to change oil and service yourself, smooth ride, good handling and suspension, good power (especially with the 116), adjustable windshield, Ride Command spins up fast, and the bike has a low center of gravity - which makes it seem lighter.  Negatives: Adjusting the drive belt can be tedious, seat gives me hot spots, and engine heat can be a bear unless cat removed and/or fuel map changed (however, on the newer models that's been addressed, just not sure how well).  I got an Airhawk cushion and that fixed my seat problem.   

Nice looking bike - enjoy.         
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2019, 05:25:12 PM »

Like.

Now where's that "eating Harley's lunch" emoji? :behead:
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2019, 06:57:05 PM »

Very nice...well done. 

That 116 kit is da bomb, ain't it?

I noticed you upgraded to the touring seat (heated?).  How does that compare to the stock one it came with?

Love that red, by the way.  It pops in the sunshine... :2vrolijk_21:

I am loving the 116 so far but have been easy on it so far for the break in period. I have left the ride mode in standard so far. Can’t wait to get her broke in and go to the sport ride mode. Yes the touring seat is heated for the rider and passenger. The stock seat seemed fairly comfy but is not heated and I am spoiled since I had the heated seat on the Harley. I have not made a long enough trip yet to really evaluate the comfy factor of either seat yet. I also still have the stock seat. I also upgraded the grips to heated ones. One thing about owning a CVO it will spoil you to the nicer accessories. I have about 2 pages of them on that Chieftain. LOL
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2019, 07:06:48 PM »

very nice!! :2vrolijk_21: updates here,please!
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2019, 07:11:23 PM »

I've had an Indian Roadmaster since 2016.  Like most manufacturers, it seems electronics cause most of the complaints, based on forum posts.  The powerplant and tranny will be bullet proof.  Positives: Easy to change oil and service yourself, smooth ride, good handling and suspension, good power (especially with the 116), adjustable windshield, Ride Command spins up fast, and the bike has a low center of gravity - which makes it seem lighter.  Negatives: Adjusting the drive belt can be tedious, seat gives me hot spots, and engine heat can be a bear unless cat removed and/or fuel map changed (however, on the newer models that's been addressed, just not sure how well).  I got an Airhawk cushion and that fixed my seat problem.   

Nice looking bike - enjoy.       

Thanks. As far as the heat being addressed I think maybe the rear cylinder cutoff may be making a difference. I have not had an Indian prior to this one though so I can’t say for sure. It is slightly hotter than the CVO Road King was but it had a 113 kit with a cat-less exhaust. I read where you could not tell any difference in sound with Indians rear cylinder cutoff but I can. Maybe because the 116 kit lopes at idle so much. When it cuts off there is a change in the lope. However it is still less noticeable than it was on the Harley.
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2019, 07:26:52 PM »

Very nice!  I hope it is a great bike for you!
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2019, 08:12:14 PM »

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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2019, 10:57:48 PM »

That color looks spectacular
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2019, 06:25:03 AM »

Very Nice !!! Good Luck with the New Ride !!!

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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2019, 06:03:41 PM »

 same oil in all 3 holes...  or 1 hole for 3 oils, think im trying ask is motor, tans and primary all in one?  ??? good looking scooter for sure
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Re: Bought an Indian Chieftain
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2019, 06:26:03 PM »

same oil in all 3 holes...  or 1 hole for 3 oils, think im trying ask is motor, tans and primary all in one?  ??? good looking scooter for sure
One hole, one oil (20w40), which lubes engine and tranny. 
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« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 10:49:40 AM »

very nice!! :2vrolijk_21: updates here,please!

Right at 1000 miles and so far and it has been a pure joy. The 116 even with the stock Indian map has been a blast and consider that the CVO Road King had a GMR Performance 113 kit with custom tune! A lot of the folks on Indians forum have went with a PVCX Tuner to get even better performance but I do not feel I need it. Maybe because I am getting older? :'( The suspension and handling has been exceptional. The Power Band Audio has been great and consider that the Harley had a system by Soundz Customz on it! I am loving the fact that I have been able to remain all completely Indian components so the extended warranty will be completely intact. I hope to not need the warranty but with all of the electronics on these things it sure does help with the peace of mind.
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Glad to hear things are working out. 
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« Reply #25 on: Yesterday at 04:29:05 PM »

Looking good Roy!
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