Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southern Maryland
I hope you end up with exactly what you want, but I will say, be careful what you ask for.
Question: How big an ole boy are ya? Those Chieftains are small and cramped, especially when compared to our cross bikes. My buddy has one and has literally put several grand into modifications (new seat, new, lowered floorboards) to "make it fit" him better. He's a bit over 6' and probably about 200 pounds so not a big guy.
He's also had the bike back and forth to the shop no less than 7 times to fix problems. I think his ECU has been replaced 3 times and flashed several more. Don't get me wrong, he loves his bike...mostly due to "I always wanted an Indian", but he does seem happy with it now. He does admit that my XR is a better riding bike though.
Lastly; please, please, please take that Indian for a really good test ride. I chaps my ass and amazes me how many folks come on and post complaints about one thing or the other when those things should have revealed themselves on the test ride. I think most folks a so mentally focused on WANTING to love the bike they are about to buy that they don't pay attention to the ride...they just ride.
Hope everything works out for you.
God Bless America
U.S. Navy Retired
2012 Victory Crossroads Classic L.E. (#258)
PC V and Dyno tuned by Kyle of KMC
Lloydz High Flow Filter
Lloydz Timing Wheel
Lloydz Drop In Cams
Lloydz 1/4 Turn Throttle
Crossroads HID high/low lights
Making 113 HP and 115 TQ