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2019 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Review / After 4k mile ride

Discussion in 'Indian Chieftain' started by crosscountryla, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. topcat

    topcat Well-Known Member

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    it takes too much energy to stay mad and carry a grudge..Life's too short

    I'm not mad, I don't think of it s carrying a grudge.
    I'm just not buying anything from polaris.
    That takes no energy for me at all.
    I'm living a pretty damn good life , do not take one day for granted.
    Only time polaris even enters my mind is when someone else brings it up on here.
     
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    We’ve been here before on Vic forum why it’s on this forum makes no sense. You ride what works for you it’s your money. If your done with Polaris I get that your done. They folded on me also 14 weeks after I bought my new Magnum. But they did such a fine job on the victory’s i thought what the Hell I’ll give them another shot. If they put that much effort into Indian they may have something here. I like riding American iron for the most part so I’m limited but that’s on me. My choice no one else’s. And after dealing with a bit of a parts issue being my Magnum is my road bike I had to make a move. Harleys out of the question for me I rode and fought with that company most my life I know them to well. So here I am on a Indian which I’m very impressed with so far. In a year or 2 I’ll have a better idea once I rack up some miles. But like everyone on here it’s my money and I ride what I choose to. And never knock anyone’s choice of ride. How can I it’s your money and your choice. Yeah that freedom thing
     
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    Personally I like that we discuss Indians here. You can bet Polaris does too.
    Mike said it best. Most of us at one time or another we’re questioned as to why we bought a Victory.
    Ride what you like. Your money. Let’s talk about it.
    See it. It’s motorcycling at its best when we do this. Ribbing included.
     
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    :22yikes:
     
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    @slickvic lol yeah no different then HD ! But ride and handling superb in comparison amongst a few other things
     
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    Let me put this out there.
    Kawasaki back in 1999/2000 put plastic oil gears in their Nomads.
    Some of them broke and most people replaced them with steel gears.
    All you had to do is pull the side cover to replace it.
    Fast forward to the TS-111 Indian motor.
    It has a plastic oil gear.
    If it breaks or the owner wants to change it, you have to pull the motor and split the case.
    Wont that be expensive.
     
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    Plastics, like most things have came a long way over the last almost 20 years. Depending on the exact material make up that gear may last as long as a metal one. As a machinist I’ve made heads and turbines from various plastics and I know that they hold up rather well.
     
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    I hope they do Jay.
     
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    @topcat your talking back almost 2 decades technology in metal and plastics both have improved tenfold. I’ve seen it in both just in the mechanicals I’ve dealt with in motorcycles thru those years. Just spoke with several riders on a Indian forum with odometer pics to match. A 14 with 246,000 16 with 140,000 16 with 82,000 biggest repair a fuel pump 168,000 no internal issues yet. I’m liking what I’ve been hearing drivetrain wise.
     
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    Like I said, I hope they don't have a problem.
    Just that plastic parts inside the motor scare me .
    Nothing I would rely on.
     
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    VISION, BABY!
    Polaris makes a great machine. Period. Their other products have a loyal following for good reason and they're making vehicles for our military.
    Indians are just as solid and reliable as the Victory's we all learned to love.
    We just needed the brand to have some miles under its belt so we could feel confident.
    The same quality we came to love as Victory owners is still there, and fit and finish is finally there! Latest reviews have Indian on par with, and even surpassing HD in some areas--- EVEN Brian Harley has given Indian the nod!
     
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    Were these odometer readings in miles or kilometers?
     
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    Brian gave the nod because Indian has forced HD to step up their game as well. Competition is good for business. Indian is making their mark again thru Polaris. All good in my book. I like the new Chiefglide. Gonna ride one tomorrow.
     
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    Miles Believe me that was the first thing I question them on and they put the odometer pics to prove it
     

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