Who will work on my Sixty ??

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  1. Jim Cherry

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    Who would like to get someone (a shop) to work on their Scout Sixty when the day comes when the warranty runs out for our motorcycles. You see, right now everyone can work on a Harley almost. But, our new Indians, who do we get besides the Dealer ? I don't always want the Dealer to work on my bike !! I can't pay that kind of money forever !! I am on a fixed income !! I want to know what will we do ? I am looking down the road a few years. Think about it folks. Our bikes have lots of things that can go wrong... God Bless


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    Depends: Whether you ride a lot or not. If you bought the bike for a garage ornament to show off to your family & friends when they come over, you don't have much to worry about. If you only put 8,000 miles in 10 years about all you'll need is tires batteries a fuse or two etc.etc.

    If you bought it to ride, ride it. Put say 20,000 a year on it, keep it under warranty and trade when you begin to get scared of it. You'd be surprised, if you work with the right dealer it won't cost that much more. Lot's of times it cost less. I watched my dad prove that for years with high use equipment and vehicles.

    But if that's not your cup of tea, I'd guess 10 years from now if Indian is still pumping them out, there will be quite a few "shade-tree-ers" popping up to fix them.
     
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    Also, even though I'm sure there are a few unique things about our Indians, I'm going to say that 99% of mechanical knowledge of motorcycles, regardless of brand will apply to our Indians, 0.9% can be figured out by simply seeing how it goes together. And if all else fails for that last 0.1%, there are shop manuals. So I think we'll be fine finding motorcycle mechanics that can do most anything we'd need done, as long as they are competent mechanics to begin with.
     
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    And.....like in my area, a former Victory dealer/shop can work on Indians. Not alot of difference, and the shop bought Indian manuals for torques etc...they can handle it.:)
     
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    Couple of Victory Independents have branched out working on Indians as well Kevin X who is close to me in High Springs, FL has worked on many .. But unless changed since I last talked to him does not do PVCX Tuning, although can Tune with a PCV like a Champ .. Fortunately do have a Local Tuner in Lake City that is fine with the PVCX .. The Scout is at a good advantage for someone familiar with Victory as the Octane has similarities where the Thunderstroke 111 is a total different animal engine wise ..
     
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    Thanks everyone on the good advice. I will just ride and not worry about dumb things anymore !! thanks again and God bless...
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Jim,

    I am late to this game, but one day while out riding, I stopped at a motorcycle dealer, who didnt have a loyalty to anyone. Basically they just buy/sell/trade any and all brands.

    They were kind of excited to see the Indian, asked me if I wanted to trade it in, then informed me they have a certified Indian tech on the pay roll.

    so just maybe ask around your independent dealers, if you have any?

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    I'm an ex mechanic! Come on down to Burtland now!,....oh! And bring your bike! I'll be happy to tinker with that girl,.....:cool::p
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    Thanks everyone. When that time comes I will find a indie who can work on my Scout cheap !!! I hope. God bless.
     
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    I don't know what i was thinking !! I don't keep any motorcycle too long to worry about working or fixing them. I trade them in and start all over again !!!! God Bless us motorcycle nuts !!!
     

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    Merry Christmas everyone !!!!!
     

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    That's why Christmas is dying,.....Santa is on a Triumph,....:confused:
     
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    Problem solved. :)

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    Too bad the law won't allow a red light on the front fender . . . .
     

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