A Dude in Plano

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    20190705_143150.jpg image000000.jpg I've been browsing the site for some time looking for info and just general research before buying my new (to me) bike. Previously I was always on a dual sport, sport tourer, or something else but never a cruiser.

    What changed my mind? Well I went for a little jaunt, nothing crazy and only about a 45-60 minute ride, and though the ride was good when I got home, dismounting the bike my back, knees and hips just cracked and popped and were generally just sore. So the quest began for a change. Non of the metric cruisers really caught my eye and I didn't want a Harley, I can get into that later. At the time I thought the only two American cruiser were going to be Victory and Harley Davidson. As I already mentioned, Harley was already a no go, though the Fat Bobs are pretty sharp, I started looking at maybe a Victory. Perusing Craigslist, looking for something I started coming across the Indian motorcycles being built within the last 5-6 years or so and I had found my answer.

    That weekend we went to the local dealership and I test rode a Scout Bobber, but quickly realized that it would not be the most enjoyable for two up riding though I do like the aesthetics and it is comfortable for solo riding. After the Scout test ride I was a little up in the air when the sales rep pointed out the Chief Dark Horse that I had parked next to. After some smooth talk from the sales dude I ended up taking it for a test ride and fell in love. My wife and I immediately did what we needed to do (which included selling her Ninja 500 and my Bandit 1250) to come up with a down payment, and the rest is history.

    While there has been a small learning curve on this bike, like letting it warm up a bit before rolling away, it has been a real blessing. It is a 2017 Chief Dark Horse, Tab Performance Exhaust, Indian Stage One Intake and Indian Stage two cams and 2400 miles on the clock. The previous owner (from Oklahoma I was told) traded it in on a Chieftain.
     
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    Good choice congrats
     
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    Well done. Go check @Dan_Frisbie "s 111 Parts thread for a deal on the other goodies you need for your steed.

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    Welcome aboard Buddy, both you and your wife,....Ain't it the grandest feeling when you stumble over your next bike like that,.....
    Alpal
     
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    Nice looking motorcycle, great choice and welcome from New Zealand.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the tribe from NE Ohio. Congratulations on your new Dark Horse!
     
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    Welcome from Southern Illinois.
     
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    Welcome from Middle Tennessee! Enjoy that new bike.
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome ya'll. I've been enjoying the hell out of it so far. a few minor things that may need attention in the near future though. I noticed when not fully up to operating temp the idle has dropped below 750 a few times but normally kicks around 750-800 like it's supposed to. And I think my clutch switch is out as well, Gizmo will not start in gear with the clutch pulled in, found this out one day when she died at a red light one day and fumbled for neutral after pulling in the clutch and hitting the go button did nothing.
     
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    The clutch switch on the 2016 Generation bike is complete bullshit. Luckily it's only an irritation and easy to change out on the road.

    Pro Tip: Keep an extra in your tool bag
     
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    Welcome to the tribe.

    nice looking ride.

    Ride often and safe.

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