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Discussion in 'Indian Chieftain' started by bernomad, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. NY mike

    NY mike Well-Known Member

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    @slickvic are you kidding me why would I think anything you say is disrespectful lol we are discussing our likes and dislikes of motorcycles. I see exactly where your at and why and I agree with your choices and how you got there. Like this Indian I have I will have to make it what I want it to be. Nobody has a bike that I have seen or rode that’s 100% what I want in a bike for my type of riding which is 80% touring. They are all missing something as far as our needs be it to big to tall to short to slow no storage top heavy to much heavy maintenance whatever. But when we find something close and tweak it to our perfection Everything else seems to miss the mark
    Even more then before and nobody gets that anymore then I do
     
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    Got a voucher for an extra $1k for a trade-in on a new Indian. I guess if someone were to take advantage of it they should first see what would be offered for your trade-in.

    My Vic's run fine and are paid for so I'm good to go.
     
  3. slickvic

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    Cool.
     
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    Great looking ride, enjoy ;).
     
  5. bernomad

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    It's Thunder Black which is plain old gloss black to me. I got spoiled for leg room on my XC. I just ordered an Ultimate seat tall boy and I hope it gives me a bit more leg room. The Chieftain has a small tank for a bagger. I appreciate that it's a step up in fit and finish in my opinion. My XC fairing used to rattle like hell when I went over bumps and I got tired of the noisy transmission. I had a Kingpin before my XC, which was noisy as hell to. Both of those bikes made good power though. I got the stage one intake and exhaust on the Chieftain. I feel like the power is fairly close, especially on the torque. Loving the new bike!!
     
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    It is a little hard to trust Polaris. Pulling the plug on Victory did nothing for the value of our bikes.
     
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    NY mike Well-Known Member

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    @bernomad i got use to the 6 gal tank comes in handy running long. I wouldn’t have thought the 5 1/2 was a big deal but when your used to fueling up and seeing 240 miles to empty I guess it plays on the head. Lol fits me great but my inseams 31”. I like the power it’s adequate, off the line torque is Great once your up around 80 and crack it, it kind of lays down but I’m not A speed demon although I’ve had it up to 118 and it’s steadyas a rock. Good luck with it ! Rider ergonomics much better like fit and finish
     
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    Nice ride! I have plenty of Chieftain ride time on a buddy's 14. It'll be my next step for sure. I've tried a number of machines over the past two years and nothing else trips me. It'll be a straight out buy though, my Cross Country has 80k on it and wouldn't bring me much but I just love it to much to part with it. Even the wife said it stays as a part of the family!
     
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  9. bernomad

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    If I would’ve kept my XC, I might have got a Springfield instead.
     
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    I thought of this post... "kinda lays down at 80"
    I figured I'd try that scenario out--
    I was on rt. 81 doing 70ish... and in 6th gear.
    My Chieftain pulls hard at 80 and shoots up to 100 with ease-- actually much better than my Vision.
    I have the Indian cams and ECM flash...don't know if that helps at all. I was honestly surprised at how the bike can pull in 6th gear.
     
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    When I rode the Chief Glide I noticed that too. Even the stock one pulled fine in 6th gear. Of course RPMs were low enough where the motor was in its torque band. While the Chief is no hot rod it has power to pull and is satisfying.
     
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  12. NY mike

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    @notaharley mines bone stock and I’m comparing it to my cammed Magnum probably why I look at it like that. That’s what I came off
     
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    Haha-- well, there aren't any cruisers that are going to run like your Vic!

    I was looking at numbers for the 116 upgrade, and torque is up there-- 135 ft lbs, but HP was just over 100. The BB kit on a Vic puts out so much more.

    Thankfully, I am not all about hp and torque. I have really enjoyed the look of the Indian -- I love the way the engine looks. Fit and finish is awesome. I love the smoooth tranny! Obviously, Polaris could do it....I guess they were learning on the Victorys.

    As I have put more miles on the Indian, I have found areas it is better than my Vision, and areas it does just as well. It seems to take at least 1000 miles to be able to do a real comparison in my head. I look at the Indian as the evolution of my Victory and I think good things are coming through this brand.

    One thing-- SO much better than any HD I have ridden.
     
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    @notaharley i have to agree with you on all that. My stock power is more then sufficient for me the only thing I’m adding this winter is to replace the header pipe with the x-pipe from Libertyville Indian. I’ve read up on it and the reviews are excellent it was designed for equal back pressure on front and rear cylinder. So the cats will be gone and with the stock pipes actually sounds pretty damn good. No down load required just install and roll
     
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    I'm pretty sure my cats are gone-- but I'll check those out.
    Yeah-- I have enough power to have a good time, for sure.
     

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