Doely
Hi all
Had my RM now since last Nov 18 😀and am very happy except I don’t get to ride it enough . Damn work 😒
  Question though on the front suspension 🤔. From my first thoughts it seemed to light in oil . All good at first service they said but I believe the std oil is too light as I feel it’s a tab rough for the size bike , so am thinking of changing to a higher grade . I did this on my other bike the Shadow and it made for a lot better ride . So far that’s about me only quip in the ride except maybe the seat needs to be a bit wider or dipped a bit in the rear . Seem to slide forwards a bit . Thoughts please , good or bad 😀
Cheers Ray
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V-Twin
i have ridden a few Roadmasters through some twisty hills (up and down) and I thought they were perfectly balanced to me.  

However, if you are going to change the folk out, this thread might interest you.   https://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/found-out-why-24000kms-service-is-so-expensive-8515261
Melbourne, Victoria
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Doely
Thanks V-Twin . Just seem to get too much impact through the handlebars . 
Cheers Ray
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Kappy
Can't say I've felt the front being too light, RM handle all condition very well.MHO
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DAVO
Both my Indians (Chief - Roadmaster) feel the same in the front fork action, I would not change to a different grade of fork oil as the forks are of cartridge design that run a 5 wt oil , maybe adjust the oil level, I have 50,000 km on the Chief, I have not changed the fork oil yet.
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theMucker
Doely wrote:
Thanks V-Twin . Just seem to get too much impact through the handlebars . 


Yeah, but... if it feels too harsh when you hit bumps, going to heavier oil would make it harsher. Or are you thinking that it's bottoming out? If that's the case, then stiffer springs would be the fix, not heavier fork oil.
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V-Twin
Doely wrote:
Just seem to get too much impact through the handlebars . 
Hey Doely, have you checked to see if your front folks are leaking?  Or have you had a chance to ride another Roadmaster to compare?
Melbourne, Victoria
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1854cc
no complaints about the front on my RM, its the back that I have bottomed out a few times. Could be all them donuts we've been eating over the years and consequently we (Misses and me) are not light weights 🙂
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Doely
V-Twin wrote:
Hey Doely, have you checked to see if your front folks are leaking?  Or have you had a chance to ride another Roadmaster to compare?

 Pretty sure no oil leaks mate . Christ at 4000 KD  it wouldn’t want to be . Done 80000 Ks  on the Shadow and no leaks . 
  Only ever rode another RM and it was s Demo . Felt the same .  Did a tyre check and was down a few lb so may be it . Probably just Qld roads guys . Not the best compared to down south . 😒🤣
   Thanks all 
Cheers Ray
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Dave Ganno Gannon
we got  dodgy roads in Victoria too  ,why do bikes and cars have to be road worthy  when roads are not bike and car worthy ðŸ˜Ž  
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