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Discussion in 'Indian Springfield' started by Vintage, Jun 17, 2017.
Added the Buffalo Brand horn and had the Areomach floorboard lowering kit installed.
I finally installed a switched garage remote.
When at her last service, I asked the dealer to instal an identical switch to the bag lock on the other side (which cost about $250 in Oz), and explained what I was doing.
Instead, they installed a spare heated seat switch - for nothing - AND highlighted the centre switch wires to make it easy for me. I was most pleased and pleasantly surprised that they did this so cooperatively.
After a bit of messing around with a spare remote and reacquainting myself with a soldering iron, I had a nice system in place.
Works great and will be a very practical feature.
Small edit - make that the heated grips switch on the speedo console (not heated seat!!)
Great colour coordination with the house Bud!,.....(I'm joking OK?,..)
Got this set of 3-color Zambini tank emblems & fender war bonnet. Plan to get them on on my matte green (sage) 2020 SDH aka “Boba Fett” next week. Any install suggestions are greatly appreciated. Also want to change seat & tank guard to a brown leather.
Nice , very nice. So you got your Boba Fett. I hope not to see the 2020 SDH, this colour in the flesh, as i will probably want to trade my Burgundy /Grey 17 Springy for one. Yours should look sweet with the seat and emblems, well done.
It was tough trading in Vader, almost dropped a tear, he was real good to me. We did 3 trips to Sturgis rally, rides all over north & central TX, Virginia, DC, North Carolina. I told my dealership in Fort Worth that I need to approve his next buyer, absolutely no man-bun wearing hipster!
3M makes a Trim and Emblem Contact Cement for Autos that I have used with great success on my BMWs and Hondas.
Where did it you find those emblems? I thought they were discontinued?
EBay, by a sold by a great guy named Mark Seefried, he lives nearby so I got to visit his garage, full of awesome Indian bikes. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Went riding today, gorgeous, sunny, 68’ in TX.
Emailed the dude. We'll see. Thank you.
Does my 1943 “Springfield” Armory M1 Garand count? My favorite iron site rifle, can only imaging slogging that thing around in battle like our WWII & Korean War brothers - respect! That PING tho! Wish I could make that my text tone alert sound
I have been gearing up for some long trips, so have scoured the forums to pull together a pretty solid emergency kit:
Clutch cable kit (Slinky Glide)
Puncture repair kit (Stop and Go)
Portable compressor pump (Motopressor Pocket Pump)
Tyre pressure gauge and connector (Motopressor In-line Gauge)
Battery tender (CTEK)
Spare fuses (5, 10, 15 & 20 Amp)
Spare key fob battery (CR2032)
Springfield mini tool kit (OEM with extra Allen keys added)
Springfield shock pump (OEM)
All Purpose Tool Kit (Cruz Tools – RoadTech, + extra wrenches)
Pliers multi-tool (Leatherman style)
Valve tool (+ 2 spare valves)
Electrical and gaffer tape (small amount in Cruz kit, but adding more)
Zip ties (small amount in Cruz kit, but adding more)
Baling wire (small amount in Cruz kit, but adding more)
All of the above items are fairly compact and will take up about half a saddle bag. The only potential item left is a small fuel container, which I have yet to decide upon. Still debating whether it is really required and if so, what size...
Please let me know if I have missed anything obvious.
I have also just ordered the Magic Strobe Ind1 (brake-light flashing kit) from Custom Dynamics.
That should give all vehicles behind me a very clear indication of my current and impending reduction in speed...
Plan fuel stops every 160-170 miles. Do your research on stations. Went on a 10 day ride in May with two others and we planned the route and researched fuel stations.
So I assume you didn't take any spare fuel at all?
I have nothing to add to your list but you have added a few items to mine...thanks!
For extra fuel, I carry a small camp-fuel bottle. I think the brand is MSR but you should be able to find it on-line or at your local camp outfitter. the bottle is aluminum and light. It only holds about a quart. So, if you run dry, it will only get you another 10 miles.
Not sure if your ctek will jumpstart ur bike on the road. Harbor frieght sells these compact ones and they work great.
I did not take any fuel. My Springfield is a 111 with stage 2 set up. Was getting 36-37 mpg the first couple days. Hit a lot of wind and pretty cold. Last part of the trip through higher elevation was getting about 42-44 mpg. We were averaging about 80mph.
Thanks for that. Yes, I have had a look at the MSR bottles. Their construction looks pretty good, but with 30oz maximum size, I am just not sure 10 miles will do much good for me in the Australian outback. It might get me back to a main road, the nearest hotel, or maybe a farmhouse (which are very rare out there!). Better than nothing comes to mind, but as @Hugh Jorgan mentioned above, maybe good route/fuel planning removes the need/hassle.
As far a jump starter goes @BKCTPD, that has been on my list, but I haven't pulled that trigger yet. The CTEK doesn't jump start (it charges/conditions), but I have seen some neat lithium ones that charge electronic items as well. Might look into that further - thanks for the prompt.
Changed out my mirrors with Arlen Ness Mini Stocker Billet in black. Smaller profile, great mirror quality, came with Indian adapters, no vibrations, took about 20 minutes & only 1 curse word to change out. With my 16” handle bars, the stock mirrors added another ~5” in height profile. These are 30-40% smaller and 2” shorter. Has anyone seen/ figured out how to invert mirrors for Indians (besides the round end bar bobber mirrors)?