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5.6 lbs per HP! Love it!

Discussion in 'Indian Scout' started by notaharley, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Half_Crazy

    Half_Crazy Well-Known Member

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    You CAN tour on a Sportster with a milk crate bungied on the back seat... but I don't recommend it...
    Then again, you don't really NEED an 850 lb motorcycle to travel on either, but it sure is convienient when you're 2-up.
     
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    Half_Crazy Well-Known Member

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    I have Vegas pegs and my feet don't hit the ground.

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    So with that set up I would bolt the magnesium plate here lol.
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  4. notaharley

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    Takes the wind of my torso. My helmet is in clean air. It did not add any wind noise -- which I wondered about as I am using a Bluetooth communicator.
    Also....leaves a nice "cubby" above and behind the speedo to tuck gloves or keep a bar-mounted phone dry.

    Memphis Shades is made in USA right here in TN. Quality is fantastic. The whole setup cost me $300.

    It makes high speed seem effortless.
     
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  5. notaharley

    notaharley Well-Known Member

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    I toured on a Sporty. Did 22k miles in one year....
    The year of the divorce....I needed to get the heck out of Dodge.

    I think I'm done for now with 850+ lb bikes.

    I have loved being back to what riding is supposed to be. Simple. I like seeing the pavement. Feeling the wind-- including the minor discomforts that go along with it.
    I NEVER want a stupid TV screen on my bike.

    That Scout is comfortable. I love having pegs again. You can't hang your feet off floorboards.
    As long as I can have a tailbag or some removable saddlebags, I'm good.

    I don't need anything else.
     
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    If they sold a model that had an extra inch or so of rear suspension and at least 1 more gallon of gas in the tank I'd prob already have one. My dad and I took a modified Scout and a modified Octane on an unsupervised test ride (how stupid ARE they?) and had a freaking blast! I'm 6'2" and prob 250lbs at the time of the test ride and although I didn't feel cramped I did feel like I was picking on it. I suspect at some point they will sell something between a Scout and a Challenger.. that's where I think I'll get seriously interested.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, your insight, and your time.
     
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    I was thinking about getting an Octane.They are cheaper than the Scouts but are pretty much the same thing I think.Light and low.
     
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    On the test ride I took on both of them back to back I actually liked the Scout a little better. They are practically the same, but there are more add-ons available for the Scout then the Octane. I'd have no reservations buying an Octane if the price was right, but apples to apples I think I'd go Scout before Octane.
     
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    My son and I rebuilt a wrecked Yamaha YZF-R1 many years ago to flip. I remember taking it our for a ride after we got the plastics all back on. That bike scared the crap out of me. I have never been on or in anything that accelerated that fast in my life! 145hp and 450lbs, insane. And now they are even faster!
    We sold it to a kid that my son knew from high school who ended up killing himself on it two months later.
    I'll never own a crotch rocket.
     
  11. notaharley

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    Had a few crotch rockets....had a blast, but you get to stupid-speed too quick. 0-60 in 3 seconds. 100mph 2 seconds later.

    The Scout hits 80 in 2nd gear, and I believe will hit 60 under 4 seconds. Not as crazy, but enough to have fun.
     
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    Scouts are cheaper. Go figure.
    Just bought one with 3000 miles for $5000.
    There are always deals.
    Much more available for Scouts.
    I haven't found an Octane much under $7.
     
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    That's a great deal on that scout. Have fun.
     
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    Indeed their is a fair amount of accessories for the Scout to make it how one likes. I like the Scout Stateline package. The aftermarket is on top of Scout also. HP Concepts up in Canada can make you a bagger if one likes, and Wedge fairing has a fixed Road Glide type faring if one likes. Both have audio.
     
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    I scoured the market in my area for Scouts. There are some nice ones, but no deals like you got. I suppose I would want the latest to be the 2017 as correct me if I am wrong, they went to the improved suspension that year. I like my Magna, about the same weight in similar riding characterists and close to same hp, but the Scout has a lot more torque which would be addicting. I could see myself replacing the Magna with a Scout. Darn it NotaHarley, now you got me thinking.
     
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