SimonWhy
Howdy
So after paying off the latest Italian toy the beloved let me add an old man bike to the stable.
So I'm now six weeks into possession of my 2016 Springfield in glorious thunder black.
Happy yes, even if it does represent a shift from my normal addiction to Ducati's.
Hopefully we'll cross paths soon

"It’s good to have an end to journey towards, but it’s the journey that matters in the end" - Ursula K Le Guin

2016 Indian Springfield | 2016 Ducati Multistrada | 1997 Ducati ST2 | 2010 Aprilia Scarabeo 300
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BigTone
Welcome to the forum Simon. Enjoy that Springfield down in those great roads on the Island. Also, very jealous of the Ducati.
Cheers
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Dr.Shifty
Welcome aboard, Simon.

We had a group ride in Tassie late in 2017, a bunch of members from the forum on Indians and one guy on a brand new Ducati xDiavel. It wasn't long before we all wanted to go home and buy one. 🙂

I had a Scout on that trip, but since then have been there twice with other mates on my Springfield DH. It's a great bike on all roads but it sure takes some wrangling to get the best out of your roads. I always sleep well after a day chasing down the sporties.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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Croc
G'day & welcome Simon.  Bit of a difference moving from a Duke to an Indian, not exactly the same riding style!
Had me a Ducati years ago but had to move to cruisers after both collarbones got broken, couldn't handle clip-ons
over long distances.  Hope you enjoy the forum & the Springfield. 👍
I'm Not Completely Useless . .
I Can Be Used As A Bad Example!

Kwinana W.A.

Ulysses   #48275
IMRG      #100932
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Robbo
Welcome Simon
Nice choice to have Springfield and a Ducati. I would be interested to hear how the usage split works out over time.
2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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tassierob
Welcome fellow Taswegian, might see you round the traps.
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Numbat
Gday and welcome Simon

Hope you enjoy the new way of riding 😉
Brad - SoR, Perth WA

2018 Indian Chief Vintage (Willow Green & Ivory)
Stage 3 116 Big Bore Kit, Stage 1 Pipes, fishtails & air cleaner
Beach Bars
IMRG: AU102531
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SimonWhy
Thanks gang,

I find the Indian is like a big, lazy Monster without the top end rush & front wheel pointing skyward.

My two biggest gripes so far are
  • the cruise control is on the wrong side & assumes longer thumbs than I'm genetically gifted
  • High speed compression on the rear shock is a weak point but until Indian release a semi-active shock or I tanty & get a custom build I just got to adjust
I'm currently working on a cunning plan to get the pillion pad re-sculptured to keep the Boss happy. Still can't decide if I want a 12" backrest or a 14" with a rack or stick with the clean look. Feedback appreciated 😁

"It’s good to have an end to journey towards, but it’s the journey that matters in the end" - Ursula K Le Guin

2016 Indian Springfield | 2016 Ducati Multistrada | 1997 Ducati ST2 | 2010 Aprilia Scarabeo 300
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JuanPoop
Welcome aboard mate. I love my 17 SF although it is completely different to a Duke.  I have well and truly hit the ‘cruiser’ stage of riding, and this bike does that beautifully. 

Good luck pleasing the boss - please let us know how that is possible, if and when you achieve it ! !

Enjoy the forum. 

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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hairy
Welcome to the forum. I am envious of you living in Tassie, hills, hills and more hills. I did a lot of riding on your island and it was intense fun. Beautiful area. Jumping between scooters is a big style  change. I love being on the Ducati , careful as you go where you look and get there in a heartbeat ha ha ha. 
The most important thing is keeping your lady comfy on the Indian . If she rode on the back of the Duke now she is in a couch. Congrats Cobber
We are here for a good time not a long time, so ride until you can not no more
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SimonWhy
hairy wrote:
Welcome to the forum. I am envious of you living in Tassie, hills, hills and more hills. I did a lot of riding on your island and it was intense fun. Beautiful area. Jumping between scooters is a big style  change. I love being on the Ducati , careful as you go where you look and get there in a heartbeat ha ha ha. 
The most important thing is keeping your lady comfy on the Indian . If she rode on the back of the Duke now she is in a couch. Congrats Cobber


The Boss didn't like my Monster (loves the look, hated the pillion accommodation) but she was & is a huge fan of the old ST2. Then I bought the Multistrada and the big seat, heaps of legroom & semi-active suspension have created a very high bar

"It’s good to have an end to journey towards, but it’s the journey that matters in the end" - Ursula K Le Guin

2016 Indian Springfield | 2016 Ducati Multistrada | 1997 Ducati ST2 | 2010 Aprilia Scarabeo 300
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