Dan
G'day all from Darwin, no bike yet but pretty keen on a scout, still tossing up between a scout and a bobber, decisions decisions.

cheers Dan
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V-Twin
Hey Dan,

Welcome to our forum.  Scout vs Bobber... hmmm... they are both nice but my pick between the two would be Bobber.  A bit more urban.  However, if you prefer slightly more traditional style, maybe Scout?  Are you planning to tour with them or just ride around town?
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Dan
G'day V-Twin, be mainly just me on it as a daily to work ride with maybe the odd short trip with the wife on the back, it's the passenger that gives me doubts about the lesser suspension on the bobber and also the smaller main seat (I want comfort) I like both bikes but leaning towards the looks of the bobber, suppose I could always chop the scout ha ha.
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V-Twin
Either way, I’m sure you will enjoy riding them.
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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BigTone
Welcome to the forum Dan. There are lots of Scout and bobber riders on this forum. I'm sure they can help with any concerns you have. Cheers
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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Robbo
G'day Dan
I was up your way the last couple of days. It is always nice to escape the Perth Winter and get up to Darwin.
I think the Bobber is lowered so might have less suspension which could be an issue for Pillion. The Pillion seat is different between Scout and Scout Bobber as well. At a glance I would say that the Bobber is really intended to be a solo bike. That doesn't mean it won't work 2 up and the options are there to do it.
The only way to be sure is to test ride then with your wife. Rule of thumb for me is that if the wife likes it then there are more opportunities to take the bike out.
2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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crash
Hi Dan, Welcome to the forum.  Awesome to have you along.  Decisions indeed - tough one.  Bobber looks pretty good, Scout better for pillion, Roadmaster perfect 😃
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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Dan
Thanks for the replies and the welcome, going in to the dealer for a look tomorrow so will probably be even keener after that .

cheers  Dan


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stevenlb21
Welcome to the forum Dan, both are nice bikes, you'll love what ever you choose
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
IMRG Membership No.  AU101486

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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Monty
G'day Dan, when you get the bike give me a shout for a ride. We should try and organise all Darwin Indian riders for a weekend run to the 303 bar at Adelaide River for lunch and a brew.
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Dan
Cheers Monty, I'll keep that in mind ðŸ‘
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snr77
Hey Dan, how did you go today, did you go and see Rick? Any closer to chosing? 
Thunder Black Smoke Bobber
Darwin, NT
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JuanPoop
Welcome mate.
I reckon if you can't make up your mind between a Bobber and a Scout - go for a Springfield!!
He he  

Good luck with the choice - no regrets either way I am sure.

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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Dan
snr77 wrote:
Hey Dan, how did you go today, did you go and see Rick? Any closer to chosing? 
Yeah I went and had a ride and liked it a lot, I don't think I  can wait to have a look at a bobber now and am leaning pretty hard towards this one mainly because of being a bit better for a pillion and the little bit more ground clearance, I can always customise this one a bit (something I just cant help doing with most things I own). Probably be back to see him on Monday I reckon.😃
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Croc
G'day Dan, welcome to the forum.  Scouts are awesome.  I got mine off Rick in Darwin about a 1 1/2 years ago.  Love it.  Mind you, I'm only average build & find it a bit hard on long distances (eg NT roads out of Alice) & ended up putting the stock seat back on.  I never really thought of the scout as a "two up" bike, but I have been used to longer rides (hence the Chief/Harley).  Still, if you are only bopping around town or going a coupla 100Kms or so, they would be alright.  Either way mate, enjoy the bike!
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Kwinana W.A.

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Dan
Picked it up today, Thunder black 2018 scout, put 100 km on already and liking it even more ðŸ˜ƒ
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snr77
Hey Dan, congrats on the bike mate. Enjoy ðŸ˜Ž
Thunder Black Smoke Bobber
Darwin, NT
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V-Twin
Dan wrote:
Picked it up today, Thunder black 2018 scout, put 100 km on already and liking it even more Ã°Å¸ËœÆ’
Congrats Dan!  What pushed you to Scout over Bobber in the end?
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Hudson76
Welcome Dan and congrats on your purchase. You may want to look at some different shocks if you ride two up much (even on the standard scout). Something like the Fox shocks or Darkscout suspension. It will only add to the better handling and comfort ride with a pillion.

Either way they are a great bike the Scouts. Have fun and don't for get to put up pics of the mods when you get to them.
Will and Katie.

2018 Bobber. Thunder Black Smoke. Fox shocks, reduce reach bars and Emgo slash cut slip on pipes.

Soon to come: PVCX and maybe a zippers intake.
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Dan
V-Twin wrote:
Congrats Dan!  What pushed you to Scout over Bobber in the end?

Probably impatience more than anything actually, couldn't wait for the bobber to come in ha ha. But also it was a good price plus it has the pillion seat as standard, the little bit more ground clearance and even though I like the blacked out bobber I think a bit of shine and bling got me a bit as well.
cheers Dan
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Dags14
Hi Dan , I just got the bobber and I love it but its a hard decision mate . I rode both but because of my life commitments im only able to ride on weekends mostly so the bobber being less is more suits me perfect but the Scout is more comfortable for longer rides . that being said with a few upgrades the bobber with fox shocks and corbin seat will also soak up the K's pretty fast . enjoy and be safe 
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Dan
G'day Dags, yeah I'm happy with the scout, have been riding it every day to and from work (35km each way) and have clocked up just over 1100km so comfort is a plus to me, I backed the rear springs off as far as they would go for a bit softer ride and have fitted a throttle lock to rest my numb hands when needed so it is getting even more comfortable, looking at a Dart flyscreen to just break the wind a bit more at speed and I reckon it will be even better, loving it ðŸ‘ Next will be a better pillion seat for the missus to give her bum a bit more comfort.
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Robbo
Nice one Dan
Congrats
2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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kmoulds
Hello and welcome to the forum and congrats on the new Scout.

Cheers Kym - Sydney - NSW
2016 custom painted red & black Indian Springfield
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Tezza
Welcome Dan. Not an easy choice but you you finally got a great bike either way.

IMRG  AU101238
Ulysses  25368

2017 Indian Scout
2013 Boulevard C50T
Penrith, NSW
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