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  1. Indian Roadmaster
    17.5k miles on bike. First 3 oil changes done at dealer. Had recall work done for 116 connecting rods. So I was told I should have the oil changed after another 500 miles like breaking in when new. About the recall work. They broke special tool for taking out connecting rods. Waited a couple...
  2. Indian Chief Vintage
    Previous owner or dealer damaged the threads in my left hand oil drain on my 2014 Chief Vintage. On the advice other posts on this forum I bought the Timesert 1215C kit for $106 on amazon. It came with 12x1.5x9.2mm inserts. I found the pan is only about 6.9mm thick so I ordered some 6.7mm...
  3. Indian Chief Vintage
    Bought my 14 Vintage last fall with 18K miles, drained the oil, left drain plug turned hard all the way out. Left drain plug turned hard all the way in but held. I was worried. Time to change oil again today. Left hand drain plug turned hard all the way out. I was prepared, had a new set of...
  4. Indian Motorcycle General Discussion
    Anyone know the exact size of the oil drain holes? I have use these on several vehicles Dorman Products - 092-007 and would like to purchase for my RM as a preventive measure. In addition to preventing stripping the hole, they also make it a tool free operation and less messy.
  5. Thunder Stroke 111 Common Problems/Issues
    Well damn. Oil change was going good, until I was torquing up the bolts. I had read there was a slight problem with stripping, so set my torque wrench to 14 instead of 15. The inner one went fine. Started tightening the outer one, and damn, it just keeps turning. Now what? Anyone reading this...
  6. Indian Roadmaster
    i hadn't ridden for a few days and noticed a puddle of oil under my Roadmaster. I took it in to the dealer and they found a hairline crack in one of the two oil drain plugs. They said this is the third one they've seen at their dealership.
  7. Indian Motorcycle Tech Q & A
    Started to do the 25K oil change yesterday, first time for me on this bike. I discovered that the tech that had done the last one tightened the outside drain plug so tight he stripped it. What is necessary to fix this and how big of a job is it?
  8. Indian Motorcycle General Discussion
    I just picked up my Chieftain on Tuesday from her 5000 mile service and was informed by Gregor at Barnett Indian that when they removed the second drain plug all of the threads came with it and the case needed to be repaired. Gregor told me that there is only about 3 1/2 threads that hold...
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