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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-16-2017, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Guess time changes things sometimes. Personally I rode the Indian Scout when they first came out. No it did not do much for me. But I got to admit that new Indian Scout "Bobber" has got my attention. Yes I would like to ride one again. Who knows maybe it runs better now. It does look cool, through my eyes. I like the gray color. Now if the engine runs good and it handle good, cool. I know I would buy longer shocks for the rear to raise it back up, so maybe it could go around a corner at a descent speed. I drug my XR through a left hander today, do not like that. But if I get into the position to buy new/newused-again I think I still am going to test ride a Triumph Thuxton and maybe the Indian Scout "Bobber". Then again I think how Polaris likes to piss people off, so time will tell. Personally I am leery of a purchase again from Polaris, so hopefully they keep their act together. I thought I had read how the Octain power delivery was different than the Scout. I was hoping to get to ride an Octain, but noooooo they pulled the plug. So time will tell. Seen a 2 into 1 exhaust some company is making for the Scout, looks good on there. Also heard a sound clip of one with a 2 into 1 exhaust, it did sound good. Time changes things and yes it can heal some wounds, maybe.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-18-2017, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Figured somebody would say something on this, ha, ha. Well I figure I get time maybe I will check out a forum for the Indian Scouts. Maybe see what people think of them. Maybe see how they hold up and what problems they have. Do like the fat tires front and back and the blacked out look. Now if they actually run good. Also wonder how they ride with two up. Figure if I buy one down the road I will put longer shocks on it.

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Polaris products are basically on the shit list for most Victory riders these days due what they did with Vic.

I can say I too rode the Scout when they and the other bigger Indians first came out and like what I saw and felt. The Scout, however, is a really small bike and I'm only 5'10" so unless you 5'8" or shorter with a slender build; you probably wouldn't like the bike very much after a while or for anything longer than an hour or two of riding per day.

It's very fast; faster than anything Victory made except for the first water cooled Vic; the Octane. Nearly the same bike as the scout. Not sure how much of it is interchangeable. If the important things are; I'd say that would be one Victory that will be around longer except they didn't make them very long and I have no idea how many they sold.

Then again who knows how long Indian will be around. Polaris has this bad habit of dropping brands due to bad management.
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