The "Sixty" far exceeded my expectations!

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  1. muz

    muz Bronze Member

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    Yes you would need a retune if you do an aftermarket or modified air supply.
     
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    Notaharley Well-Known Member

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    There was nothing mentioned about that in the aforementioned post, just how to have cheap upgrades to exhaust and intake.

    I was not familiar enough with the Indian fuel injection system to make a judgement. From what I see, it is fairly primitive, compared to our cars.
     
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    Agree, you can do one or the other without needing a tune, but if you open up the intake and exhaust together, you will have a lean condition.
     
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    On my first Scout I fitted a K & N filter and modified my Stage one exhausts. On my second Scout I modified the air intake box as described in the thread and fitted a K & N filter and again modified the Stage one mufflers so generously given to me by @JayFL459 . Neither bike showed any sign of leanness. No popping on decel or flat spotting in the higher rev ranges. I had the tune checked during a service in Wellington and was advised the bike tune was fine. Since then I have fitted a GMan Industries GMan 'Bully' EFI tuner. The bike is perkier now but I do wonder if the tuner was necessary as Scouts are damn perky to begin with,.......
    Alpal

    PS,......ticked over 23,000 miles on Scout 2 the other day,.....
     
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    Alpal Gold Member
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    Bike looks cool Bud,.....I have a Memphis Shades screen fitted also,......ruby red ( naturally ) Rio Grande,......Love it,......headlight riser kit fitted also,.....even have a ruby red screen on my VS800 Suzuki Intruder too,..
    Alpal
     
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    Notaharley Well-Known Member

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    Scout #1 & #2

    Love these bikes. Still cannot fathom the negative things I've heard. I'm never riding the 850lb beast again! :)

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    Good on you. If Indian don't have a true midweight soon, I will be trading my Springfield for a new Scout set up for 2. From my experience with my 60 and others Scouts, I know exactly what to do to make it a worthy little 2 up occasional tourer.
     
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    I'm surprised at that Muz,.......two Scouts?,.......That's a change of heart there,....no?,......
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    muz Bronze Member

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    Scout or maybe a Softail, Triumph Speedtwin, something ??
     
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    There you go!,....almost blaspheming again!!!!!!
     
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    I went and tried a Triumph Speedmaster.
    The Indian is a notch up on quality.... And they are basically exactly the same size.
    I liked the Indian engine better...and the American brand.

    Maybe a Triumph will show up one day...but the nearest dealer is hours away. The closest one (1.5 hours) went under the day I went to look and couldn't sell me the bike because it was going back to Triumph.
     
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    Notaharley Well-Known Member

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    I just went grocery shopping on the big bike.
    Dang, I can carry alot.

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    After being on a Scout for a while, it seemed large, lol. Surprisingly, I would not rate the ride as better. In fact, I was less comfortable.... The "vibes" on the Scout are much more pleasant and I missed the wide rpm range.

    If I was riding 2up all the time, it would be hard to say goodbye. I'm selling the Chieftain, and maybe down the road they'll make a true mid sized cruiser.
     
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    Almost, hahahaha
     
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    I love my 60. I owned a 69 for 3 years, and I never could understand why that 5th gear was necessary, and I was always shifting between 4th & 5th.

    2015 69

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    2018 60

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    18,000 miles since I posted this, last year.

    Haven't found a better bike.....I rode the FTR a couple times and a Springfield.

    Scout is a real sleeper. Obviously not a true touring bike, but fantastic for 90% of what we do on bikes.
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    It's nice when you can take the learning curve & all the trial & error from the 1st Scout and be so ready for the 2nd one.
     
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    Just curious, what brand are the trunks on the red 2015 69?
     
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    They are Viking bags painted to Indian Red color.
     
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    Nice, thanks!
     
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