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CHF10 wrote:
But if I can get the Indian ones cheap, direct from a dealer in the USA...
Well... the 19" front wheel alone is USD$550 (Polaris Part# 2882759-440).  That's about AUD$730-ish converted to AUD.  

16" Rear is USD$500 (Polaris Part #2882760-440).  

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They also come in all black but that doesn't look as nice in my humble opinion.

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Full listing of wheels are here: https://store.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/shop/accessories/wheels/


Open (chopped) fenders are priced at USD$480, all painted, ready to bolt on.
https://store.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/shop/accessories/fenders/


So if anyone wanted to do front & back wheels and front fender, it will be $550 + $500 + $480 = USD$1,530.  Converts to AUD$2,000.  Plus shipping of USD$200 (AUD$275) or so... plus custom's clearance for being over $1K and pay 10% GST on import.  All up about AUD$2,500 landed.  Plus fitting and getting new tyres on top of that.  

Without the fender, just the two wheels would be about $1,800.

What would Polaris charge for these wheels in Australia???  [biggrin]
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faceonahead
Perhaps get a rim and tyre locally, and perhaps klockwerks fender I posted and fitted to my bike as they fit a 19" and it would come out cheaper?
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CHF10
V-Twin wrote:
What would Polaris charge for these wheels in Australia???  [biggrin]


I would say doing the import thing would be close to HALF what you'd pay locally.
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CHF10
Price from Melbourne shop for supply only of the 19 inch wheel (two tone polished face over black rather than just plain black) with the factory tyre used on the Chieftain Limited is $1500. Wheel without tyre I think is around $1200 from memory.

Price for paint matched fender supplied only is $1000.

BUT the fender isn't necessary. The 19 inch wheel and tyre fit under the standard "classic" fender. This option is a simple wheel swap. No other changes necessary despite rumours and hearsay the part numbers for the triple trees of the 16 inch and 19 inch models are the same. The rolling diameters are 25.21 inches and 25.14 inches respectively. That's a difference of only 1.8mm. 

16 inch front wheel is 25 degree rake and 5.9" trail
19 inch front wheel is 25 degree rake and 6.09" trail

New triple trees may be required (and are supplied with the wheel) for the Vintage and Springfield.

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Last one has matching rear wheel. First one is the original 16 inch. I actually prefer the original on the back.

Final bonus - chrome & LED warbonnet is retained.

So....... A 19 inch wheel under my standard fender is DEFINITELY on my shopping list! I love the look and won't even bother with the rear wheel as from that RM picture above, you don't even notice the rear wheel.
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CHF10 wrote:
The 19 inch wheel and tyre fit under the standard "classic" fender. This option is a simple wheel swap. No other changes necessary despite rumours and hearsay the part numbers for the triple trees of the 16 inch and 19 inch models are the same. The rolling diameters are 25.21 inches and 25.14 inches respectively. That's a difference of only 1.8mm.
Hmmm, I don't think I am understanding this properly.
If you have a wheel that is 3" difference in diameter and the same profile tyre is added to both wheels (meaning of the same tread pattern, same depth, same wall height and same bead size), how can that equate to only 1.8mm - doesn't seem to compute.

A 16" wheels circumference is 50.2655 and a 19" wheels circumference is 59.6903 meaning that for each rotation of the wheel (at the rim) the bike is travelling more than 9" further in distance this must equate to a greater rolling diameter than 1.8mm surely - I must have missed something somewhere!!
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crash
But I do like the blacked out pipes on the chieftain.  That's on my shopping list me thinks [biggrin]  No one tell the boss [biggrin]
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V-Twin
crash wrote:
Hmmm, I don't think I am understanding this properly.
If you have a wheel that is 3" difference in diameter and the same profile tyre is added to both wheels (meaning of the same tread pattern, same depth, same wall height and same bead size), how can that equate to only 1.8mm - doesn't seem to compute.
The tyre is lowner profile tyres to ensure that total rolling diameter is still similar to original 16” tyres... that way, no adjustment needed to the frame/rake.
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V-Twin
crash wrote:
But I do like the blacked out pipes on the chieftain.  That's on my shopping list me thinks [biggrin]  No one tell the boss [biggrin]
Am I to understand that you are fitting a performance blacked out pipes?
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CHF10
Thanks V - yes the answer is in the tyres. Lower profile on the 19 inch so my numbers are total rolling diameter of wheel and tyre.

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Blacked out pipes do look good. I'd have done it when I bought mine BUT the header pipes were more expensive than the slip ons!!! If you're sure, you can always permanently change them by coating/painting your existing exhaust. [smile] One thing to keep in mind is those pipes in the picture are mated to a partially blacked out motor too.
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crash
V-Twin wrote:
Am I to understand that you are fitting a performance blacked out pipes?


maybe!! not tellin' [biggrin]
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crash
V-Twin wrote:
The tyre is lowner profile tyres to ensure that total rolling diameter is still similar to original 16” tyres... that way, no adjustment needed to the frame/rake.


So that means that this is completely Aesthetic - correct?? - like sheepskin [smile]
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crash wrote:
So that means that this is completely Aesthetic - correct??
I guess so... except for Springfield riders... sounds like 19" wheel equipped Springfield are now no longer in danger of death wobble... by the look of tyre psi (on 19" Springfield, now same psi as everyone else with 19" tyres.)

crash wrote:
...like sheepskin [smile]
Hmmmm.... no!  [nono]
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CHF10
crash wrote:


So that means that this is completely Aesthetic - correct?? - like sheepskin [smile]


Isn't most of why we ride an Indian aesthetic? I could have spent half as much and had much more performance, no clacking and perhaps even better comfort. [tongue]
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CHF10
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BigTone shared with us that a new Chieftain Elite colour called Black Hill Silver has been announced.

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CHF10
I hate it when manufacturers do this... Any manufacturer I mean, car or bike. Make something as a limited release, sell out at ridiculously high prices to the buyers, say it was a once off run, then a year or even less later after all the limited releases have sold, release more of them. It's a big double middle finger to the buyers that bought the first run.
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CHF10 wrote:
I hate it when manufacturers do this... Any manufacturer I mean, car or bike. Make something as a limited release, sell out at ridiculously high prices to the buyers, say it was a once off run, then a year or even less later after all the limited releases have sold, release more of them. It's a big double middle finger to the buyers that bought the first run.
When BigTone informed us of new Elite, that is exactly the feeling I also had CHF. 

I just visited the Indian USA site, and they are priced at USD$31,499, while standard Chieftain is USD$21,499.  That's USD$10K or 47% premium on top of the regular Chieftain.  Sure the paint job is magnificent but... it is probably sour grape talking here.  If I was loaded, I guess what's another $10 or $15K for that exclusivity, right? 😈 

Is it value for money?  Probably not but each to their own.  I would however be tempted to get a bike custom painted.  I don't know if we are more sensible but I don't see too many Indians getting custom painted.  I think I have only seen 2 Indians in Australia with unique paint job in 3 years.

Congrats to anyone who can afford it.  Life is short... why not.  🙂
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Been told only 4 coming to OZ same as last year with the red ones
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CHF10
Wonder if Grizzly will use the insurance payout and get the new one to replace his red one?
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V-Twin
CHF10 wrote:
Wonder if Grizzly will use the insurance payout and get the new one to replace his red one?
I guess his interest was registered with Polaris before the announcement so it is a possibility IF Grizzly likes the new silver colour.
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CHF10
So as some people know, Grizzly got the new silver Chieftain Elite a few weeks ago now. But There's an un-allocated one sitting in the showroom in Melbourne if anyone else wants one... Damn money! Need more of it. The paint job is something else!
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stevenlb21
They had one in the showroom in Sydney as well when I was in there a couple of weeks ago, my missus actually said that she liked it.
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