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2015 Indian Scout vs Harley Sportster Part 1 MotoUSA

Discussion in 'Indian Scout' started by crosscountryla, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. crosscountryla

    crosscountryla Well-Known Member

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    Only have to listen to the last 10 seconds where says " The Scout is the Clear Winner " After 7,800 Miles on Mine Can say is a Fine Ride other than the Suspension Needs Upgrading ..
     
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    My brother had a Sportster 48 and he loved it. It was definitely not a bike for me. We swapped bikes during our ride (my Roadliner), I lasted only ten minutes before I was yelling at him to pull over. Then he wouldn't give my Roadliner back, saying it was nice and comfortable.

    Hence, give me back my bike.....
     
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    you look at the shock angle and you would have to wonder how they would do any good. The more straight up and down they are the better a shock works.
    The video is a typical video saying one is better than the other to get you to buy one
     
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    They had me at -25 more HP than the harley- thats got be about double what harley puts to the ground.
     
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    While Agree with you on the Shock Angle .. After Owning 8 Sportsters Over a 40 Year Period think I can make the Call that the Scout is a Better Ride ..

    This One in 1970 to 1983

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    My last a 2004 which kept to 2008 ..

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    sportster suspension sux big time, my traded 06 was terrible!!! forks bottomed frequently + the rear shocks stunk as well, $1500 later it was better than a 13 dyna i tested before buying the hammer!!
     
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    The Front and Rear Suspension for the Scout will cost me around $1500.00 But want to get it right the First Time ..
     
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    wondering what is your plan? better shocks are easy but upgrading outdated 1940's damper rods are another story. theres only so much that you can do to damper rod forks + cartridge units can be a lot better + inverted adjustable cartridge forks will cost $$$ unless you find something that fits from another ride. in the end only you need be satisfied with your setup
     
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    I have gone with K-Tech Bullit Shocks for Rear Suspension Very Happy with them over OEM after 200+ Miles of Testing over Bumps used to Cringe at the sight of .. Pics of those below .. Also doing the Traxxion K-20 Cartridge and Spring Insert for the Front Suspension and just for Good Measure had Allen of Mean City Cycles Mod the OEM Seat for far better comfort which has been tested and proven.. Only thing not done is the Traxxion Front which will be doing early next week ..

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    shocks look good! do they have a spring thats enclosed. good move on cartridges for the forks, 1940's damper rods are surely limited!!
     
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    Traxxion can eliminate the wallow on a GW so they should be able to make your front end work much better.
     
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    looked up those shocks, interesting what technology eliminates the springs? tech never rests for sure
     
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    The Scout is an awesome bike with performance out of it's class . I ride a Sportster 72 (best looking Sportster model) but have to acknowledge the styling of the Scout is sweet and it outperforms the Sportster in just about every catagory. I've narrowed down my next bike options to the Highball and Scout.
     
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    can't go wrong with either choice. i had an 06 XL1200L, good looking IMO, poor brakes + suspension though. several thousand $$$ later i had a decent performer but still top heavy + fork flop tendency, tried a new 13 not so super glide, my 06 upgraded sporty was better the stock new 13 superglide. test road an 830 mile 13 hammer + could not believe the difference + bought it. my second bike a 2012 bonnie, a great value IMO. looking into the scout as i like the forward controls of my hammer + think the scout would suit me, time will tell!!
     
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