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smkymtnboy

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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 »

Another
Very nice ride you have there, I like the look of those engines.
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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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