DavidLG
Howdy fellow Indian riders, would like to share my gear selection issue with you. 2017 indian scout a very happy 9000ks. Middle of August ride with the crew halfway through the ride ,scout decided that down shifting was no longer an option with out multiple stomps with my size 9 boot. Started with one or two foot stomps then getting worse and worse. Upshift was never a problem once you got into the other gears.Made it to the first stop with crew. Made phone call to my local Newcastle dealer. Headed back to freeway and  to Newcastle. The mechanic tests rides and confirms my problem. Scout admitted to workshop and I enjoy my first train ride in 20 years back to Maitland. Three weeks later phone call, scout ready to go, what was the problem I ask, Loose internal screw on the shifter he says. Is that a common issue I say, he says no , must have been a bad day on the assembly line he says.Alrighty then off I go. Hopefully this was just an issue with my scout and all others are good. Love my scout just a small hiccup i hope..Cheers guys, DavidLG
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crash
Hi David,
Thanks for Sharing. 
I guess all machines will have their little problems as we progress with them. 
I would have thought that they could have provided you with a loan machine whilst yours was getting sorted out so that you didn't have to use public transport to get home.

Just be weary of stomping on the gear change - you don't want to bend the gear selectors inside the case, this could cause damage that is quite costly to fix.  I presume that your machine is still under warranty and all the repairs were covered?

Good to hear that you had a good outcome.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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DavidLG
Howdy Crash, yes all done under warranty thank goodness. Brisans have only one lone bike they tell me so getting hold of that even when you book a service is like winning the lottery. Stay safe, David LG
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Dr.Shifty
I'm glad they got the problem sorted out. I've always found Brisan's service staff very helpful and professional. I've heard Craig, the head guy, on the phone to several people with different bikes and his knowledge of a wide range of brands is obvious.

On the other hand, for the largest bike dealer in the city, and probably the largest for the state outside of Sydney, not having loaner bikes is a surprise.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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DavidLG
Hi Kim,  I have been in contact with Craig many times since my scout purchase in August last year and yes he has provided fantastic service , it has been great dealing with Brisans team in general. For example while waiting for my first service to be completed last year the mechanic Colbey came out and introduced himself to me, invited me in to workshop and started sharing and pointing out some great info about my bike , he also located a nail stuck in front tyre he repaired that at no extra cost. Ten thousand service needs to be booked so I make sure Colbey is available to work on my bike , and will keep asking for Colbey every time the bike needs attention.                                                              Cheers, keep upright,                                                                                                                                                         David LG.
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Kat
Is it normally for a scout 60 to have quite a clunky gear shift? When I go into 1st from neutral you can hear a couple of very loud clunks. Up shifting is less noticeable but still louder than any bike I’ve ridden or been around. Noise for whatever reason got louder after Indian replaced my starter motor and played with my gear lever position without my permission. 
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JuanPoop
Mine is a SF, so things are a bit different, but I also had quite clunky gear changes.  

I am not very mechanical, so please take all of this with a healthy pinch of salt.

I found that when I installed a Kuryakyn heel shifter, I had to adjust the external shifter linkage to make it all fit properly.  When I did it made the gear changes a bit smoother.  I still get a decent clunk when I change out of neutral and into 1st, but all other changes are better. 

So, for me, it seemed to be either:
1.  The linkage adjustment changed the amount of movement and made it all work a bit smoother, and/or 
2.  The heel changing action is more efficient (more weight applied to the change?)

I was pleasantly surprised with this outcome ...

So for Scouts, maybe some minor adjustments to the play in the shifter linkage is worth looking at??

Just a thought . . .

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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Kat
Thanks John. Think I might see if I can find a few videos on it and have a tinker. 
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Dr.Shifty
Kat wrote:
Is it normally for a scout 60 to have quite a clunky gear shift? When I go into 1st from neutral you can hear a couple of very loud clunks. Up shifting is less noticeable but still louder than any bike I’ve ridden or been around. Noise for whatever reason got louder after Indian replaced my starter motor and played with my gear lever position without my permission. 


My Scout 60 clunked into first very often. I found that if I was sitting at lights in neutral and the lights changed, if I pulled in the clutch and hit it into 1st too quickly it clunked. But if I pulled in the clutch and waited a second or so before kicking it into gear it was quieter.

It was also quieter if I changed down to 1st as I came to a stop, then went into neutral. Going back into first was then quieter than if I approached the lights in 2nd and went into neutral.

If it's changed since they worked on the bike, it's an easy fix to adjust the clutch. Clunky shifts are generally a sign of it being too loose so it doesn't disengage enough. The clutch only needs fine adjustments to make a difference.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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Kat
Hey All  
I have been having trouble with my scout going into neutral when I am trying to go into second. I took off at a set of lights today only to have a horrible gear crunching nose and it go into neutral. Anyone else ever have this problem? 
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Dr.Shifty
The movement from 1st to 2nd needs to go past neutral so it takes that fraction of a second longer. Concentrate on keeping the upward pressure on your toe until you release the clutch as it gets to 2nd.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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BigTone
It can happen easily if you wear different riding boots/shoes from your normal ones 
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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V-Twin
Kat wrote:
I have been having trouble with my scout going into neutral when I am trying to go into second. I took off at a set of lights today only to have a horrible gear crunching nose and it go into neutral. Anyone else ever have this problem? 
First thing I would check would be your clutch cable adjustment.  This video might be worth a look.


Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Kat
Thanks for all your suggestions guys. I’ve tried holding pressure up there longer but it still does it. Boots are the same so I know it’s not that. Clutch cable is tight however the handle rattles a bit so I’m not sure what’s going on. Might have to double check with a mechanic or something. Not sure yet.
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Dr.Shifty
Hi Kat,

if you know somebody else with a Scout it might be worth getting that person to ride yours and check out how it compares. That might give you a bit more info to speak to the dealer about.

Another thought is this thing. It's an aftermarket part that replaces the steel bolt that the gear shifter rotates on with a more freely moving bushing. A number of people on the international forum have said good things about it over the few years since I had my Scout. It's not cheap, but it's $20 off at the moment and the exchange rate is holding steady at almost 70c to the USD, better than it was last year.

https://www.gmanindustries.com/shop/pc/GBushing-Scout-2015-p1019.htm
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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