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Croc
Not sure about the measurements, but I know for a fact that when my Indian Chief Vintage got shipped from Alice to Perth the moving people were held up by not having a big enough crate!  They actually resorted to getting the biggest Harley crate (I speak of the new fangled metal thingies here) they make & then welded about 7-8 inches either end to allow for the Chief to fit into it.  It caused some mentions from the movers at either locations & was a problem for them offloading at my arrival point.  Indians (at least the Chiefs) ARE actually bigger than most other bikes.  (and ain't it great!  😉
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CHF10

How's this Vintage? I like it a LOT!

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Croc
Hm, lots of tassles!  You'd be whipped to death at higher speeds, but then again, if you had a t-shirt or singlet on you wouldn't have to worry about under arm deodorant (the breeze would get rid of it all).  I notice they have the Indian logo highlighted on the frame, been looking at doing that with mine.
I found that riding long distances with only the single seat played havoc with my back, but the higher bars might preclude that (also, I broke my back years ago, riding position is key to pain control).  Nice touch with the rear mounted safety bars.  Sigh, wish my whitewalls would stay that white. ðŸ˜
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CHF10
Yeah I had the same thing with lower back on the OEM seat on my Chieftain... Mid rise bars solved it. Much more natural and relaxed riding positions for me. Despite what people say and think about the higher bars. 🙂
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Dr.Shifty
The Willow Green bikes have always appealed to me for the sense of nostalgia they carry. On the international forum there's a post from a member who bought one with the dealer saying he'd stand out from the crowd. Then when he went on some bike event and pulled up at the motel there were three Willow bikes already lined up at reception. If three's a crowd, his made four in a row. 🙂
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Croc
I hear ya CHF, bars/seat setup change for different bikes.  Had a few different setups over the years but found the really high bars (or lifters) not to be to my taste.  Ok on the road but a bugger moving around in carpark etc (especially something the size of a Chief).  I also burnt the heck out of my armpits on a longish ride in hot weather (singlet/vest combined with windburn, ouch) with high rise bars.  I tend to go with mid level or straight bars now, although I do prefer something like the old style buckhorns for long distance (not too wide though).  Still, it is a nice bike.
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CHF10
This is perfect for me...

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Cloud
CHF10 wrote:

How's this Vintage? I like it a LOT!

indian-chief-vintage.jpg 

I like the spoke wheels, they'd be awsum in black
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Cloud
CHF10 wrote:
This is perfect for me...

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Wow, thought you were older..
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CHF10

Cloud wrote:
Wow, thought you were older..

and I thought I was thinner. you win some you lose some LOL! 😃

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crash
Everyone has a different riding position that is comfortable for them.  

I was talking to a guy on the weekend and he likened the crotch rocket position as like a "dog humping a cricket ball" and for younger people this is probably ok, we all need to be comfortable and for me it is about having a good sitting position, back straight (upper and lower disk problems), arms relaxed and feet on terra firma (hence the desire for boards).  Some laugh at apes, some laugh at hi rise but it is whatever makes you feel comfortable.  I have tried them all over the years and at each time of my riding history, the bars that I used suited my riding position.  
CHF10 wrote:

and I thought I was thinner. you win some you lose some LOL! 😃



Ha ha, I agree.  Sometimes I look at a photo and say "shite - who is that old dude lookin back" - then comes the realization that I now look more like a grandpa than a chick magnet 😃 (oops, did I say that out loud..... damn, bet I did)
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Dr.Shifty
CHF10 wrote:

 

and I thought I was thinner. you win some you lose some LOL! 😃



I remember coming to a stop at traffic lights in the city some years ago and was looking around to see what was happening around me. I saw myself reflected in a shop window and thought, 'Wow, I need to lose weight!' So I have stopped looking in shop windows. 🙂
Cheers, Kim.

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Cloud
CHF10 wrote:

 

and I thought I was thinner. you win some you lose some LOL! 😃

ILMFAO...
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Washbrook
Cloud wrote:
Wow, thought you were older..


Hey you stole my shirt, please return it ASAP.
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2017 Indian Roadmaster [Willow Green over Ivory Cream]
1999 Vulcan Drifter
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jay672
thumbnail_20181006_155511.jpg  thumbnail_20181006_155423.jpg Arlen ness intake fitted
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CHF10

Everyone starts somewhere...

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Now, if only her Mummy would teach her to wash the big one while Daddy is at work! (pic was just sent to me from home)

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NZCam
CHF10 wrote:

Everyone starts somewhere...

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Now, if only her Mummy would teach her to wash the big one while Daddy is at work! (pic was just sent to me from home)

Wow, Stage 2 Purple Wheels AND Handlebars. Respect!!

 

Actually I started the exact same place as a wee vegemite, but mine was blue with black wheels. :-)

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Dr.Shifty
CHF10 wrote:

Everyone starts somewhere...

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Now, if only her Mummy would teach her to wash the big one while Daddy is at work! (pic was just sent to me from home)



Also where my son started. 🙂
In this pic he's almost 3.

Sam bike helmet.jpg 

Six months later and he's ditched the helmet and standing on the seat like a true squid.

Sam stand on seat 2.jpg
Cheers, Kim.

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Washbrook
My youngest.  A few years ago now.Connor.jpg 
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Man of Few Words
2017 Indian Roadmaster [Willow Green over Ivory Cream]
1999 Vulcan Drifter
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jay672
those plastic trikes must have been around for ever I've got pictures on one in 72.
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CHF10

Looks aside, how's this for comfort? 😃

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Washbrook
CHF10 wrote:

Looks aside, how's this for comfort? 😃

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Is that a Harley top box with passenger backing making up a Rider back rest? Bloody hell, never thought of doing that. I would have to ride to see if it was comfortable, I am is 2 minds about it though. 
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crash
Interesting concept.  Personally I feel like the wings on the backrest would keep the rider fixed in a single position too much.  Certainly would be like riding in an arm chair on the freeway.  I kind of like to move around a bit in the twisties so that's where I would find it restrictive.  Could be a bugger getting the leg over though 😃
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CHF10
Yeah you're right crash... Would be good for a highway tour, but twisties you need to be able to move around. 🙂
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JuanPoop

It’s been a long time since someone posted on this thread so here goes...

I was lucky enough to go sailing with a mate on Wednesday afternoon. This is where I parked ready to board.  That is Scotland Island (Pittwater) in the background

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