1854cc
G'day Folks,
just had my 8000Km service done and wanted them to take care (again) of the creased fender chrome strips.  This is a well known well documented issue and replaced under warranty if you bother to ask.

I am, so asked them to replace them at the first 500Km service.  They had done the front fender but not the back.  However, even the new ones had started to crease again and even lift off the fender.  So I asked them to replace them again.

Was told that they had serious problems with them (no shit) and Polaris has now changed suppliers.  First batch of the new stuff is due in 2 month !

So if you have creased fender chrome strips and it bothers you, wait 2 month and get the hopefully better.
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crash
do you have any pics of the creased strips?  If you could take one for me that would be great. 
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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V-Twin
Hi Crash, Chrome strip creasing has been reported previously as 1854 mentioned... here is a photo (in the first post)

http://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/defects-registry-for-indian-motorcycles-8351084

1854cc, What a great news.  The fix is coming.

This issue has plagued many Indians... brand new bikes from the factory has this issue.  Here are some interesting bits I will share with anyone interested.

If you ever get to see our Indian fender with chrome strips removed, there are small holes.  These holes were intended to be guiding holes for proper, metal, chrome strips as you expect on vintage cars and bikes.  But instead, production team changed to plastic rubber chrome strips you stick on.  That, in itself may not have been a problem.  After all, plastic rubber is lighter so your bike will have better performance.  🤔😜

The real problem is, these plastic rubber strips come folded!  Not just gently rolled, but folded over to save on packaging size.  So, when these strips are unfolded, even with heat gun, chrome coating remains creased to a degree.  If not immediately obvious, within a few weeks crease reappears.

Indian does not have a solution other than keep on replacing until it does not crease after 4 weeks... until now... well... sounds like in 2 months...

I suspect the new chrome strips will still be made of plastic rubber material (cheaper to make) but packaged flat (without fold). 
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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CHF10
What is a "creased" chrome strip?
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V-Twin
CHF10 wrote:
What is a "creased" chrome strip?

Here is the photo.

94F642B8-F8FD-47AB-8467-E017BC515570.jpeg 
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Melbourne, Victoria
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DAVO
I had the same problem with one strip on my rear fender of the Roadmaster ask dealer to replace at first service, the new strip was creased by time I got home, didn't bother telling the dealer as they did a crap job replacing the first time ruff as guts so I found a place that sold the chrome strips bought 2 mtr for $40 and did the job myself, just to leave it in the sunlight and get it warm not hot before applying, have never had the problem on my 14 Vintage.
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V-Twin
DAVO wrote:
never had the problem on my 14 Vintage.
Yes, oddly older Indians didn’t have an issue.  Only the newer models... I think from late-2016 onwards. This creasing also affects Indians that have been repaired.
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Melbourne, Victoria
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crash
I will have to have a bit of a looksy - Can't say that I have noticed it on mine - although I am considering taking it off all together.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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CHF10

Me too crash. I think removing the cheap chrome pinstriping would be a pretty good look... There is a barely noticeable seem down the back of the paniers where the chrome strips are. I couldn't see it at first.

Haven't removed mine yet but I think it could be a good look without it.

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V-Twin
crash wrote:
although I am considering taking it off all together.
I cannot remember if the chrome strips were hiding weld marks or paint overlaps or just guide holes (I mentioned earlier) but if you do remove them now and change your mind, it is not as easy to cover it up again.  

I wonder if there are flat black strips one can get from elsewhere?
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Robbo
I had this problem on Dark Horse 1.0, it was a Jan 2015 build and I checked because I saw someone with an earlier model raised it on a forum so the older bikes can have it. Although it looked more crazing of the chrome than creasing and was much finer than the picture V posted.
No issue in any case Indian replaced it on the first service no problems. 👍
2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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V-Twin
Thanks for the added info Robbo!  👍😀
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Robbo
When I was washing my bike the other day, I noticed this on the chrome strips. It is the same as I had on 1.0 only it is worse and effects all of them (1.0 only had it on some of the strips.
I pointed it out at the service and got much the same info as 1854, they are aware of the problem and are waiting on parts from a new supplier. The shop offered to give me some old stock but said it may or may not happen again so better to wait.
Upshot is that it will be fixed, it is not anything that requires urgent attention so all good. Once again great service from the Perth shop (thanks team Perth).
2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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