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Offline VirginiaJim

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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #105 on: November 11, 2017, 08:23:58 am »
True dat and way way more than what the C14 has.
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #106 on: November 30, 2017, 07:27:34 am »
Well I found something on the Indian that scared the crap out of me the other night.   I don't ride much at nights so I haven't encountered the piss poor headlight.  It's so bad, that when cornering at low speeds (45 or so), I couldn't see shi*!  Had to guess where the road might be.  Thank goodness for white lines.  Straight line is barely tolerable I found out.  So I'm going to have to play with the adjustment as I did with the C14.  If that doesn't work then it's this:


https://www.customdynamics.com/indian-fairing-trubeam?cat=


and this:


https://www.customdynamics.com/hi-lo-halo-led-headlamp-adapter-for-trubeam-7?cat=40


I may just do it anyway.   One would think on a bike like this the lighting would not be an issue.   I was literally scared to death coming home the other night.




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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #107 on: November 30, 2017, 07:37:06 am »
Went to the Indian Demo Days at our dealer in Fredericksburg this past Friday.   Really went for the free food, though.  Item of interest is that there was one 08 bike parked there.  Never did find out who that rider was but there was another I was speaking to that had an 08 as well.  Is the Dark Side winning?  Only the Shadow knows for sure.

Just saw your post- That was me. I hit all the demo days. The Chieftain is on my short list. Unfortunately, the only Chieftain they had that day had the ape hangers. I rode it anyway, but I didn't like that at all. Still waiting to see if Indian comes out with the Flat Track replica. That would be a MUST have!

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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #108 on: February 03, 2018, 04:26:11 pm »
I guess we'll have to see about that one.  Fingers crossed but I'm happy with my Roadmaster.  Did 370 miles last Saturday on it...pain free.  Got my first recall.  Connector for the top case can get wet and cause the brake lights not to work.  Taking it in sometime to get that fixed.
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Re: A funny thing happened on the way to the forum...
« Reply #109 on: May 28, 2018, 09:17:58 am »
Owner update after a year of ownership.


I still love the bike and am not regretting buying it.   Had plenty of power and does all I need of it.  Can pass anyone I want and it stops on a dime.  Love the cruise control.  Love the way it turns heads.


Aggravation points...


Maintenance...lack of a center stand is a PITA.  Gonna have to buy a jack to put it up in the air.
Adding air to the tires is a pain with all the fenders and such in the way.  Finally put a touch of paint on the tire where the air valve is located so I don't have to bend down so much.
Headlights suck.   They look marvelous in the daytime but really fall down at night if you have to corner.
Rear tire attracts nails
Really get's hot in stop and go, worse than the C14 as far as I'm concerned.  As long as the bike is moving it's fine.  Stopped, not so much.



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