0l4fderstout wrote:yeah you will probably want to have *something* back there to strap bungees to, your only other option is the shocks and that just feels shady to do on a regular.
Bigshankhank wrote:Just doing my part to keep you bastards safe out there.
What setup did you have on Athena? Was it dissatisfactory?
If you're gonna part her out, or hand her to the midden men, would a transplant/memento be an option?
Jaeger wrote:That's what's odd. Athena also has pegs, and they're really far forward—moreso than these, even. But the're big fat rubber ones, so I can rest my ankles on 'em on the highway. Also, the passenger pegs are set so they make for decent impromptu rearsets.
Lilah's are close for that, and they're hard and narrow, so they hurt. The passenger pegs are nigh useless for the rider.
0l4fderstout wrote:The other Scout 60 I tried had the boards on it, they were a major strike against that bike . The OEM boards also obstructed getting my foot under the shifter with my composite toe boots. They also felt very very flimsy. Even with just the pegs it can sometimes be hairy. The Mustang seat helped some of the geometry. I need to lengthen the linkage on the shifter, so that I can get a boot under in a hurry....
...J&P is running Mustang Seats at 10% off right now.. (A heads up, if that's on your shopping list..) https://www.jpcycles.com/indian-scout-seats/mustang
On Friday, July 13, 2018, Jaeger wrote:
On Sunday, July 22, 2018, Jaeger wrote:
DerGolgo wrote:Twice, on two posts in a row.
Okay, okay, what's the joke, what's the gimmick?
A cunning linguist like yourself doesn't make mistakes such as this. Are you trying to illustrate how you'd like if Mishka rode pillion? Of if you could ride pillion behind Mishka?
0l4fderstout wrote:I have one of the stock removable screens. It’s not as convenient to remove as the HD ones (score one for HD for easy on off accessories, no engineers required) but it comes to the lower edge of my helmet and thus does the trick in the rain and deflecting rocks. I wish it was wider but it keeps with the modern look of the bike.
I’d really like an ADV version of the scout. I think it has potential. I really want to replace these bags with something bigger. They’re just a hair small for my needs. (youre dead on about the grips and pegs. I’ll be ordering those boards as soon as I finish paying off the bike. (Maybe as early as next January)
The FTR comes in three flavors: The $13,499 base model (above), the S version at $15,499, and the S ‘Race Replica’ at $16,999. The S is the benchmark and comes in two colors (below right); the base model sacrifices a number of features and comes in plain black, while the Race Replica adds Akrapovič cans, race replica paint and a red frame (below left).
All three share the same chassis, and the same liquid-cooled, 1,203 cc 60-degree V-twin motor. Numbers are respectable; 123 hp at 8,250 rpm, and 120 Nm of torque at 5,900 rpm. Power is handled by a slip assist clutch, a six-speed transmission and chain drive.
Revzilla wrote: The FTR 1200 is not a sport bike, or a touring bike, nor is it a dirt bike. That being said, I would never want to take a sport bike off-road, a touring bike would not be my first pick for canyon carving, and a dirt bike would rattle me to death at highway speeds. The FTR is a standard motorcycle that can do a little bit of all of those things, rolled into one package, with a style different from anything else being produced right now by a major manufacturer.
I liked the FTR best when I was riding it around town and traversing mountain passes. It excels as a sporty, day-to-day motorcycle. Commute on it, escape the city on it, crack the throttle open and have some fun on it. It won’t disappoint.
Where I liked it the least was off-road. This bike is very heavily street-biased. While you can have some fun on a hard-packed dirt road, it’s not really designed for that, even if Indian does sell a Rally or Tracker package. If I were looking for something more functional off-road, I’d check out an adventure bike.
BikeEXIF wrote:Right now, thousands of fans and motorcycles are converging on Monza for The Reunion—a weekend-long celebration of custom motorcycle culture. It’s also where the first round of the Sultans of Sprint sprint race series is happening. And that means that a whole lot of new race bikes are breaking cover.
This is the first one we’ve seen this season, and it’s set the bar impossibly high. Named ‘Appaloosa,’ it’s a 2018-model Indian Scout Bobber that’s been masterfully overhauled by Brice Hennebert, at Workhorse Speedshop in Belgium.
The bike was commissioned by Indian’s European office, to compete in the ‘Factory’ class at Sultans of Sprint. The class is for four-strokes only, but there’s no limit on engine capacity—provided your power-to-weight ratio doesn’t exceed 0,65 hp / kg.
With a 30 hp nitrous boost bringing the Indian’s total output to 130 hp, and a 42 kg weight saving, Brice is spot on. But it wasn’t easy; there’s over 700 hours of work in this monstrous sprinter. That’s because Sultans of Sprint isn’t just about going fast—it’s about looking flash, too. ...
AZRider wrote:Jaeger, if you still have not bought yourself a Mustang seat, raid the piggy bank. Every cruiser style bike I have ever ridden with a Mustang has been a major comfort improvement over stock. They know their shit.
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