BigTone
IMG_0474.jpg  I just received my new Heat Shield from Captain Itch. Very nice indeed. Thanks Steve (Darkhorse) for the lead.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Dr.Shifty
Nice. I bought one as soon as I got the SF. It sure makes things cooler in traffic.

Here's a tip fitting it.
Sit it slightly back from where it needs to end up so when you push the seat forward it pushes the thing with it. Those brackets are awkward.

And before you fit the seat, bend the leather downwards as much as you can just outside of the seat edge. When I fitted mine I  thought it would find it's own bend, but the seat tends to push the leather in to the top of the side covers, which then has a tendency to release the bottom cover catch. I'm thinking of removing the seat and making it bend a little outside of its natural tendency so this doesn't happen.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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BigTone
Cheers  thanks for that 
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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BigTone
Fitted it this morning.. Looks good I reckon.

Indian 1.jpg  Indian2.jpg  
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CHF10
Let the heat soak begin. [frown]
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David
Looks good - like shifty I put one on my Springfield from new. Its well made and does a good job. Just be careful that you have some clearance around the bottom of your tank etc so it does not rub your paint work. I had my bike paint work plastic wrapped when new so helps with this risk as well as stone chips etc
2017 Indian Springfield
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BigTone
David wrote:
Looks good - like shifty I put one on my Springfield from new. Its well made and does a good job. Just be careful that you have some clearance around the bottom of your tank etc so it does not rub your paint work. I had my bike paint work plastic wrapped when new so helps with this risk as well as stone chips etc


cheers thanks for the info David
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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BigTone
CHF10 wrote:
Let the heat soak begin. [frown]

is that from your experience Kris? 
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CHF10
BigTone wrote:

is that from your experience Kris? 


Yup
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BigTone
so you have had a Captian Itch Heat Shield on your Indian?
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CHF10
BigTone wrote:
so you have had a Captian Itch Heat Shield on your Indian?


No (because I will not deliberately create heat soak on my engine)
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BigTone
OK..I'll take the opinions of people who have the product. ðŸ˜
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CHF10
Cool.
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BigTone
I'm happy so far, although not a really hot day today. We did 250+ kms today and it seemed a lot cooler when stationary. It seems the heat shield flares out when you are going at highway speeds and directs the airflow onto the cylinder head which is a bonus. I think these will be a keeper. Good product.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CHF10
Good product. Except for the heat soak on the cylinder, especially when stationary. It's part of the reason Polaris kept the compression ratio low - lower heat meaning less risk of detonation.

It's not going to happen on a cool day. But sit idling in 40 degrees as is common in Australia, there's going to be increased heat stress on the head, the cylinder, the valves and the spark plug. None of which is good.

People should avoid trapping heat in and around engines, especially when they're air cooled only, and even more so on hot days. And doing it deliberately it just tempting fate.
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CHF10

Reading more about this, specifically Indian Thunder Stroke related, and there is a rubber plug in the frame above the rear cylinder on S1 AC fitted bikes. There is an air "tunnel" from the front to the rear of the frame and this rubber plug blocks it.

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Removing it will get more air to the rear cylinder while moving, and more air into the engine area in general. I'll be looking for this on mine - it may have changed on different MY versions over the years.

Unbolting and lifting the rear of the tank and undoing the two mounting screws holding it into place is the easiest way to remove it.

Still, it won't solve the stationary heat soak issues.

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BigTone
It will be a good test on Sunday for the Black Dog Ride. 37 degrees..
I'll report back.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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gmonty
Just picked up one for the Springfield this week. Clever product. Had a short ride today around the suburbs in 30 plus heat and it seems to be very effective. When travelling it does seem to channel more air through to the engine which should enhance the cooling effect. When stationary it just diverts the rising hot air away from your thighs. I don’t believe the so called ‘heat soak’ issue is a real one. The cooler doesn’t trap air or encase the engine in any way. I’m pretty pleased. And it looks kinda cool.BB351113-1C45-4912-9C2B-E92E7E6C3BFB.jpeg  
Sydney
Australia
Indian Springfield Red 
Living the Dream
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BigTone
Nice one Gmonty I agree with your comments 
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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captainrob
How much did it finally cost, delivered to Oz?
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gmonty
After all shipping and exchange rate, arrived at about AUD$200. A bit pricy but I got the studs and the feather imprint which jacks up the price. It’s good quality thick leather. 
Sydney
Australia
Indian Springfield Red 
Living the Dream
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Cloud
i dont know about u guyz, but i dont have that much heat coming off the head of the engine, so that piece of leather to me is just nice bling, even the chat about the cat causing heat, i dont find the cat that hot either, what I do find is the heat from the rear header very very hot

just saying
Ride Safe, Ride Often
2016 Chief Dark Horse
with a few modest mods
NOR Perth WA


IMRG AU - 101381
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