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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 Motorcycle Tech Q & A
    After the latest oil change, I have noticed an oil 'droplet' on the oil plug. It is not dripping. I just wipe it off. I do not recall any droplets prior to the oil change, but I cannot remember ever checking. I have noticed it several times after rides, when I am cleaning the bugs off. After...
  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. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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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