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V-Twin wrote:

This is the first I have heard someone say the latest ECU flash made your bike 'less smooth'. Would you be able to elaborate on this issue with some examples? ...when I do X, the bike does Y....
Even my BMW gear boxes clunked through the gears with the exception of using the quick shift. My Victory I had back in 2016 did the same thing but it has never bothered me with any of the bikes. Most times it is so minor and it can come back to a few thing like oil temps and how fast you go through the gear change etc. Not saying that is the issue but in a lot of cases it is partly that.
2019 Metallic Burgundy Road Master, Stage 1 Exhaust with 6 Shooter Tips, Hi-Flow Air Filter, Heel Shifter , added Trunk taillight,  Stage 3 Big Bore Kit with ,Power Vision and custom  Dyno tune. Highway pegs, clear 3m paint protection.
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Pappa Smurf
Dear Polaris

Concerning the suitability of the Roadmaster as an “tourer” for Australian conditions.

IT ISN’T. It needs a much larger fuel tank – 30 litres at least. An option at time of purchase would be great but even as an accessory would be good.
Ok, to be fair, if you just want a short weekend trip between cities or big towns or on the East Coast I imagine the RM would be adequate for needs. It is extremely comfortable; good audio (on usb not radio) till 115 km; powerful with good acceleration even in 6st gear at 110 and has good road handling (apart from when on turning luck).

However, fuel constraints make the RM totally unsuitable for Australian outback touring.

After having the 800km “service” completed I went on a week’s (2000km+) tour of South mid/western Queensland and Northern mid/western NSW – Lightning ridge area. Though some were “Minor connecting roads” (as is much of outback/interesting roads) all were sealed.

Those Australian riders who have ridden these areas know only unleaded 91 is available outside of major towns and that major towns are often more than 300ks apart and often even 400 (and that is if the garage is not closed, out of business or out of order (especially 24 hour self serve pumps)). The further west – make that over 500. So, a twenty litre tank on a motorcycle requiring 98 octane (6.5ltrs+ per 100 km) is not adequate for Australian touring conditions. This bike needs a thirty litre tank and the capacity to carry an extra ten litres (the red plastic PROQUIP 5 litre containers fit nicely into the saddle bags by the way - I carry one on each side). I consider (and this may be just a personal preference) the stock windscreen too short and narrow for real touring - 500km a day in a country full of suicidal insects , birds and assorted flying vegetation. Granted, the bike did feel as if I had some protection from some of the smaller animals. Also, it would be advantageous to have a reverse gear.

So? Both windscreen and reverse gear should also be available options at purchase or at least available as after purchase accessories
I actually like my RM but it is unsuitable for my requirements and the purpose for which it was purchased. I will have to do major customising to make the fuel capacity adequate.
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Cloud
faceonahead wrote:
OMG!!! You will never guess what showed up on the 3rd month, my I Must Really Giveup pack.  So I guess a few well placed Irate Man Really Griping emails got the job done.  So glad I wasted my time chasing this for a pin, patch, t-shirt, and a member card that has 0 value in Oz!  Oh wait, I mean I love my Immense Mammoth Regal Gift. Thank you Polaris, now can you negotiate some deals to use with the card?

ilmfao...absolutely brilliant
Ride Safe, Ride Often
2016 Chief Dark Horse
with a few modest mods
NOR Perth WA


IMRG AU - 101381
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Cloud
here is something I've often thought about, and I hope Polaris are Watching,

all the Chief's come with a FOB to start the bike and only one, algud,

then you get adventurous an start adding accessories, in come hard saddlebags, with install complete and bags wired into the bike, there's no electric way to lock the bags, 

Interestingly enough though you can go out and get parts to make the saddle bags work, the tank switch and the 2 button FOB, or both,

but you should not have to go out and buy the 2 button FOB, it should come with the bike, WHY ?? because all the Chief's come with a factory fitted alarm that needs the 2 button FOB to activate it, once to central lock your saddlebags, twice to activate alarm

I think prospective Chief owners should be informed and given an option, the standard FOB or the 2 button fob at no extra cost

some people will pass on the option others with take up the offer, we're all individuals 

Just sayin...
Ride Safe, Ride Often
2016 Chief Dark Horse
with a few modest mods
NOR Perth WA


IMRG AU - 101381
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faceonahead
Dear Indian,

Now that you are implementing a free market as such on your bikes in Australia will you be lifting the embargos placed on companies like part shark so that us the consumer can make the most of a truly global competitive market.  This would align to you so called stratagy of giving better service and support to your customers

I wait with baited breath
2020 Challenger Dark Horse, stage 1 pipes and air and a stack of minor mostly cosmetic mods
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