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KC Cheef
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   Posted 11/2/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Jamey said...
Ok I read the newsletter, so what is the problem?
Websters definition #2 might seem to be a problem if the definition is taken literally.
 
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Date: 14th century

1 : an illegitimate child
2 : something that is spurious, irregular, inferior, or of questionable origin
3 a : an offensive or disagreeable person —used as a generalized term of abuse b : man, fellow

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   Posted 11/8/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
mjdart- How is the ride going? What's the status?
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   Posted 11/9/2009 5:46 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
So far so good, got about 2000 miles on the Chief. The Indian certianly draws alot of attention, even from non-bikers. I've found the turn signal blinkers on the dash are difficult to see in bright sunlight, so I have to be careful remembering to cancel them (see pic). Plan on putting some Synthetic oil in the engine at 2500 miles with a fresh filter. I'll post how that goes as it looks like an oil line partially blocks the filter.
 
Installed a Kruzer Kaddy so I can bring my coffee on my early morning (4am) rides into work. Bought a motorcycle lift a Harbor Freight for maintenance activities and white wall cleaning.
Also found one of the Gilroy Indian chrome horn covers that's a direct bolt on, so I bought taht of Ebay.


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   Posted 11/9/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
So for 30k you can't even get self-canceling blinkers?? freaked


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   Posted 11/9/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Nope, you gotta cancel 'em yourself, gotta shift gears also.


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   Posted 11/10/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
mjdart said...
Nope, you gotta cancel 'em yourself, gotta shift gears also.

LOL...betcha gotta lean by yourself and apply the brakes too!!


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   Posted 11/10/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Basshole, you sound like you might have ridden one of these here Injuns, its hell 'membering to do all that stuff........lol myself


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   Posted 11/10/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
basshole said...
So for 30k you can't even get self-canceling blinkers?? freaked

I haven't seen a bike with self-cancelling blinkers for a long time.  I think my 92 Virago had them, and I know my 83 Maxim, 84 ZN700 and 82 Spectre had them.  But neither my 01 Thunderbird nor my 08 Scrambler nor my wife's 01 Intruder 800 have self-cancelling signals. 
 
Not sure why but it seems like some time in the mid-90's, MC manufacturers stopped putting self cancelling signals on bikes. 
 
Does anyone make a current bike with self cancelling signals?  I'm not aware of one but there may be some out there.  Gold Wing maybe? 


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   Posted 11/10/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
When my fuel level goes low, a low fuel light comes on and begins counting miles. I'd like something similar for the turn signal, the computer should see the circuit acivated and if still active signal a warning to cancel. My Cadillac does this I'm sure its a simple thing to set-up.


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   Posted 11/10/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
martinjmpr said...
basshole said...

So for 30k you can't even get self-canceling blinkers??

I haven't seen a bike with self-cancelling blinkers for a long time. I think my 92 Virago had them, and I know my 83 Maxim, 84 ZN700 and 82 Spectre had them. But neither my 01 Thunderbird nor my 08 Scrambler nor my wife's 01 Intruder 800 have self-cancelling signals.


Not sure why but it seems like some time in the mid-90's, MC manufacturers stopped putting self cancelling signals on bikes.



Does anyone make a current bike with self cancelling signals? I'm not aware of one but there may be some out there. Gold Wing maybe?

Don't most HD's have self canceling blinkers now?


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   Posted 11/10/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

 

   Harleys have self-cancelling turn signals and victorys do to. I still manually turn them off but some times I will leave them on just to make sure that feature still works.  I could careless if the bike had them or not.


 
 
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   Posted 11/10/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
My Nomad has self-canceling blinkers too. They calculate time and distance & turn off, but what they can't do is actually tell if you've turned.

I generally turn them off myself.


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   Posted 11/12/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
"My Nomad has self-canceling blinkers too. They calculate time and distance & turn off, but what they can't do is actually tell if you've turned."

I like the time & distance deal.


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   Posted 11/13/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
It has a tip-over switch too. If you drop the bike it'll shut off the engine instantly.

So why can't they have a switch that tells if you turned?


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   Posted 11/20/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Here's a couple of photos from the Good Morning America segment which feature Indian & the "Tail of the Dragon" ride
 
Here's the video:
 
Look at this poor camera guy:


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   Posted 11/20/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Here's NASCARs Ron Hornaday with his new Indian Chief Vintage and the story.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC---Ron Hornaday, three time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion and twice voted most popular driver, recently took delivery of his 2009 Indian Chief Vintage at Indian Motorcycle Charlotte, the first Indian dealer in the nation. Chris Bernauer, general manager of Indian Motorcycle Company and Mark Moses, owner and general manager of Indian Motorcycle Charlotte, were on hand to congratulate the new owner on his choice.

"As a popular, respected and very successful race driver, Ron Hornaday could have any bike he wants. We're thrilled that he chose the Indian Chief", said Chris Bernauer. Mark Moses had an additional perspective "We met Ron Hornaday a short time ago, but it became clear very quickly that he is a personable, passionate man who loves fast cars and motorcycles, just like us. We are honored to call him our customer and friend."

Ron Hornaday's top-of-the-line black & burgundy Vintage was built to his specifications and features optional painted rims, black leather saddlebags and seat with fringed leather. Hornaday said "This is one beautiful bike and I'm looking forward to getting out and doing some riding. I've owned lots of motorcycles over the years, but this one is very special...a great combination of power and classic design. " Hornaday mentioned that one of his favorite photos is that of his father seated on an Indian Chief, just before he sold it to go into the Army. (Ron Hornaday Sr. was himself a racing legend in the West Coast Stock Car Racing community who passed away just before Christmas last year.)


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   Posted 11/20/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
martinjmpr said...
basshole said...

So for 30k you can't even get self-canceling blinkers??

I haven't seen a bike with self-cancelling blinkers for a long time. I think my 92 Virago had them, and I know my 83 Maxim, 84 ZN700 and 82 Spectre had them. But neither my 01 Thunderbird nor my 08 Scrambler nor my wife's 01 Intruder 800 have self-cancelling signals.


Not sure why but it seems like some time in the mid-90's, MC manufacturers stopped putting self cancelling signals on bikes.



Does anyone make a current bike with self cancelling signals? I'm not aware of one but there may be some out there. Gold Wing maybe?


My Rocket 3 Touring has them.


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   Posted 11/20/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
My Harley Road King has self-cancelling blinkers.


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   Posted 11/27/2009 7:21 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Well, had some free time and decided to change the oil in the new PowerPlus 105. I had 2362 miles (69.5 operating hours). I wanted to change over to synthetic oil and was deciding between Mobil 1 or AmsOil and their 20W-50 V-Twin Oils. I had a hard time finding Mobil 1 at local auto stores, so I called a local AmsOil Distributor and he had plenty so I rode over (7 miles) and picked up enough for 2 oil changes or 7 quarts.


The Indian PowerPlus engine uses a "dry sump" design although I removed the magnetic drain plug on the engine crankcase and got another 6-7 ounces of oil drained. To remove the oil filter you need to disconnect an oil line that runs directly behing the filter (see photo).

Easy enough, but Indian should make a minor design change to eliminate this step. I replaced my black filter with a chrome one (more bling/see pic) and refilled the sump.

Interesting find, you can't completely fill the sump because as I mentioned the crankcase is empty and I was only able to prefill the oil filter a little less than half way. So I started the engine waited about 30 seconds while the oil refilled the crank case and the filter. Then I pured the remaining fresh oil in the oil tank and took the Chief out for a nice 15 mile ride through the "country" town of Parkland, no leaks and everything is good.


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   Posted 11/27/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Personally I'd think 20w-50 was a bit thick for cold-weather riding. Normally I like Mobil-1 15w-50 for normal weather, only using 20w-50 for very hot weather. In winter I actually thin out the 15w-50 a bit as well, either with a little Marvel Mystery Oil, or some thinner synthetic if I'm doing a complete oil change.

This part confuses me: "...you can't completely fill the sump because as I mentioned the crankcase is empty and I was only able to prefill the oil filter a little less than half way. So I started the engine waited about 30 seconds while the oil refilled the crank case and the filter."

The oil should never "fill the crankcase". If it does you'll have big problems.

There's just the crankcase and the oil tank on yours, and the crankcase is scavenged dry. The only "sump" is the bottom area of the crankcase. Why would you try to fill the sump?. How can you fill the sump? Is there a filler plug I don't know about?


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   Posted 11/27/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
MJ How close are you to Parkland? I live in Parkland and would certainly like to get a close up look at that gorgeous bike.


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   Posted 11/27/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
CaddmannQ - It doesn't really get cold here so 20W50 is fine - it was 57 this morning and thats freezing to us so I generally don't ride until the sun warms it up - normally 70's - 80's in the winter.
 
Now to further clarify:
The crankcase has a magnetic drain plug and the oil tank has a magnetic drain plug. They are not pipe plugs, but have "O" rings for sealing. 
When I removed the drain plug on the crank area it held about 6-7 ounces of oil, which I believe always holds that amount during normal operation.
So when I say fill the oil pump picks up oil from the tank and pumps it over to the engine where that 6-7 ounces re-fills that area below the crankshaft. It also completely fills the filter as well. This is what depletes the oil volume which would return to the tank and the tank level dropped. This is what I replentished by adding more oil to the tank.
 
 
I live on the border of Parkland (Coral Springs) near Westview Dr, send me a P.M.
I love to ride the ranches area see pic.
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   Posted 11/27/2009 10:23 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I didn't realize it was normal for that amount to stay in the crankcase.


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   Posted 11/28/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
"I didn't realize it was normal for that amount to stay in the crankcase."
 
I'm guessing the casting shape allows that amount of oil to pool up. I figure that's why they went to the trouble of installing another "O" ringed drain plug in that area. If Indian cured the design issues of the PP100 I can live with a couple of extra steps on the oil change ritual. Just got back from a ride and I perceive a slight change with the systhetic oil pulsing through the veins of the Chief.


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   Posted 11/28/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
You will notice the same change every time you change the dirty oil with fresh oil.


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