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Discussion in 'Indian Challenger' started by NickJ, Oct 29, 2019.
Lucky you,.....I cant select it and put it in the cart,......I tried both sites,....
A Challenger is 40G's Kiwi in Burtland and WELLINGTON MOTORCYCLES HAVE SOLD THE FIRST ONE ALREADY and they don't even know when they will be getting the first shipment. I spoke to the proud owner,....Boy!,.....He's tried them all!,.....Both his previous Indians were in the showroom,.....A lovely blue Scout, then his trade up to a Springfield and now he wants the Challenger. He's hoping it arrives in time so he can ride it to The Burt rally in February 2020. I wish him well,.....
Just got a price from the dealer here for the fender warbonnet, complete with wiring loom,......you sitting down?,....in Kiwi dollars it so close to $530 it's not funny,.....That I'm sorry but that is a little ridiculous. You got a price on a 2414645 156 warbonnet Bobby? I can't get a price out of either Cheap Parts outlet here,.....something is obviously wrong with the web sites as it travels south,......
( sorry to use you up like this Bobby but you the closest person I know to an Indian parts department in America!)
Website: 2019 Indian CHIEFTAIN DARK HORSE ALL OPTIONS (N19TCDAA) Body, Headdress, Fender All Options (200396C) | Cheap Cycle Parts
@Baldhead_J are you able to price the following?
I can find the numbers in Parts Nation and Cheap Parts but cannot price them,....
The Challenger headdress is not currently available from Cheapcycleparts. Order it from the Indian site.
Thanks again Baldhead,.....Guess I'm gonna have to wait because I am not paying $530 for one through a dealer here.
You're literally killing me. You've got the wrong part number. Look below:
The last time I posted this you said you couldn't order it. I've just gone through the process (again), up to actually paying for items in my cart:
*edited cuz, in retrospect, I might have been letting myself get unnecessarily frustrated.
This seems cheap. I'm tempted to order one just to see what arrives. Also, the part number you asked me to price had a similar part description but said "unavailable". Oddly, that part number doesn't appear ANYWHERE, above.
Well, It begs the question,....why is there a left and right hand badge? I am fairly sure that is the un-lit warbonnet 'HEADDRESS' emblem only, NOT the entire warbonnet complete with wiring etc.
I have tried getting into the OEM Indian parts catalogue but it appears we cant down here. I spoke to Indian Australia and all they could come up with was see your dealer. I have tried both Cheap parts and indian Nation and while I can see the part numbers I cannot get a price, once again they dont seem to like down under enquiries.
Thanks for your efforts Baldhead but this is turning into a nightmare so it's best left til another day,.....I appreciate all you've done Buddy,.....
That's gonna be it. Left side badge, right side badge, both bracketing the damn center LED that's unavailable right now.
Give it some time, supply will catch up with demand.
Locating the battery up front and low is (probably) based on the WSB dustup back in the 90s. Fogerty and Ducati were cleaning everyone's clock and since the twins were allowed to be up to 1000cc while the multis were limited to 750cc, the Japanese makers got together and said that there had to be some sort of adjustment to make the 2 engine types more equitable.
The decision was made to penalize the twins (essentially just Ducati) with a 10-pound weight penalty.
So, the Duc engineers melted some lead down into as small a shape as possible (ended up shaped like a book) and mounted it down in front of the engine right where a lot of bikes now have their heavy battery.
Why do they put their batteries there?
Because after Ducati put that 10 pounds down there, the bikes handled better and the margin of victory was larger.
The Diavels all have their batteries down there in their little cowcatcher.
Thanks very much for the insight. I appreciate it.
For someone who wants an original lighted warbonnet for their bike, I am going to check to see if the new style will fit on my Springfield fender without any surface blemishes being left from the original warbonnet.
It looks to me like the new style is slightly thinner and that might mean that when the original is removed there will be marks in the paint.
If there won’t be, then I will probably get the new style as I like it since I am an art deco fan.
And that will mean my original will be available.
Has anyone ever removed theirs and noticed if there are any indentations in the paint where the gasket was located?
Thanks for any help.
Awesome! Thanks for keeping this site updated @NickJ !
I have been an avid HD loyalist for the past 12 years. Did not start riding till I was 49-years-old. I did a demo day on the Challenger and the rest is history. The Challenger is by far more superior in engineering then any HD bike I have seen or owned. I blame myself for not looking into the Indian line when Polaris reintroduced it. It is contempt prior to investigation. Well I investigated and I have no contempt.
Welcome from Southern Illinois.
Enjoy that bike!
I was at wellington motorcycles getting 8000k service check on my scout and got talking new bikes mainly challenger. They are hopefully getting first shipment early Jan 2020.
So that lead me to my next question< the price they are marketing or is that just a guide.
Nope that's going to be the price.
I asked if he was aware that pricing is below the USA pricing and on conversion this is the following price comparison to USA.
Darkhorse USD 27500, NZD rrp 38945 convert to USD 25700 so cheaper here by 1800 USD.
Limited USD 28000 NZD rrp 39495 convert to USD 26100 so cheaper here by 1900 USD.
We are not going to get the base model but can be ordered with a possible 3 month wait.
So we might be a small country but we often do better.
I wonder if Indian will offer a "Classic" version of the Challenger in the future...... meaning offered with a valence fender like the other models.
Curious how that would look.
We need a "photoshop dude" around here.