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    Spring ride in Washington

    I managed to get some small things accomplished on the WLA, I rebuilt an horn and light switch. Easy work. Afterwards I cleaned up the Chief and got her running. I had to replace the battery and she came to life easy enough. Cruised around the new neighborhood and hit a local watering hole. Some of the locals were impressed, others just kept playing bingo.



    Fabe
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    '50 Chief
    '64 FL
    '42 WLA

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    so compared to the Harleys what do you think of the Indian ???

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    Your Chief looks great, Fabe. Glad to hear she's running well for you.

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    Re: Spring ride in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by hairynob24 View Post
    so compared to the Harleys what do you think of the Indian ???
    Comparing it to my '41 with the springer front end and hard tail, the Chief is a far smoother ride. The Black Hawk engine is very simple and keeps on going. It makes plenty of power. The bike is a joy to go out on. I've been having the same old over-oiling issues with the knucklehead, so I have relegated it to shop until I can get educated on fixing it once and for all. For me, the Chief wins hands down.
    Fabe
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    the Chief are a nice comfortable ride indeed ,i had riden a Harley with the springer front end not long back and can see why the Vard company came about back in the day ,my bones hurt these days and comfort is the big thing for me ,not modern

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    Re: Spring ride in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by hairynob24 View Post
    the Chief are a nice comfortable ride indeed ,i had riden a Harley with the springer front end not long back and can see why the Vard company came about back in the day ,my bones hurt these days and comfort is the big thing for me ,not modern
    I was out on my wife's Lowrider the other day and the bike handles so poorly I think something could be seriously out of adjustment. Or it could be that it just handles poorly. The bike requires way too much counter steer during turns to feel comfortable. Either way I'd rather be on the Chief than any of my other bikes.
    Fabe
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    Re: Spring ride in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Indian View Post
    Your Chief looks great, Fabe. Glad to hear she's running well for you.
    Thanks and happy riding back at you.

    Fabe
    Fabe
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    Re: Spring ride in Washington

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabe View Post
    Some of the locals were impressed, others just kept playing bingo
    ....well, you are near the home of Starbucks, right?
    1946 Chief - take apart and put back together
    101 Scout - building stage

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    Re: Spring ride in Washington

    Have you checked the air pressure?
    64 Duo-Glide

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