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Mother Nature is going to make me quit riding for this year fairly soon, but I don’t mind so much after all I do live in Minnesota ! Riding till December means it was a long riding season, and for that I’m grateful. My 14 Chieftain still runs great and here’s the current mileage. Larry View attachment 660062
Amazing!!
Larry, what is the repairs & service history?
Was the engine ever rebuilt or replaced?
 
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Amazing!!
Larry, what is the repairs & service history?
Was the engine ever rebuilt or replaced?
I get asked this question frequently by everyone and for good reason, most riders have the same basic power train. I’m not very good in knowing how to give you the link, but I can tell you in posts 26 & 27 of the thread, Highest Mileage- Longevity, will give you a general summary. The engine and transmission are stock and have not been touched. Hope this helps you ! Larry Swenson
 

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2016 Roadmaster - short riding season where I live, really bad this year with cold, wind and rain (plus bike was in shop for 5 weeks this summer already)
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That’s some good mileage for up North,,,,, was a crappy cold spring in Minnesota too ! What was your bike in the shop so long for ? Were you waiting for hard to get parts ? Larry
 

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That’s some good mileage for up North,,,,, was a crappy cold spring in Minnesota too ! What was your bike in the shop so long for ? Were you waiting for hard to get parts ? Larry
Yes needed a signal light switch (but Polaris only sells entire left handlebar assembly)🤬 $1600 repair!
- last summer bike was in shop for 4 weeks - couldn’t get part through Polaris- Delphi connector for voltage regulator- so I got it home and soldered the wires myself and it’s been fine. I still managed to ride 32,000 km/19,883 miles though
 

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Yes needed a signal light switch (but Polaris only sells entire left handlebar assembly)🤬 $1600 repair!
- last summer bike was in shop for 4 weeks - couldn’t get part through Polaris- Delphi connector for voltage regulator- so I got it home and soldered the wires myself and it’s been fine. I still managed to ride 32,000 km/19,883 miles though
I’ve done the soldering thing myself before in a similar situation,,,,,, like trying to sell me a wiring harness when all I needed was a plug.
 

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8 years have gone by now since I purchased my 2014 Chieftain on July 2nd, 2014,,,,,,,,,,,time sure goes by fast when you can enjoy what you’re doing. Here’s an odometer pic that’s just fun to look at ; had this been a mechanical odometer I’m sure it would have broken by now. I’m a little surprised that this digital odometer hasn’t malfunctioned after all that counting ! Stay safe everyone so you can ride again,,,,,,, Larry
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8 years have gone by now since I purchased my 2014 Chieftain on July 2nd, 2014,,,,,,,,,,,time sure goes by fast when you can enjoy what you’re doing. Here’s an odometer pic that’s just fun to look at ; had this been a mechanical odometer I’m sure it would have broken by now. I’m a little surprised that this digital odometer hasn’t malfunctioned after all that counting ! Stay safe everyone so you can ride again,,,,,,, Larry View attachment 695435
Larry, that's absolutely astonishing! Keep rolling on the miles, 500,000 looks like a realistic goal! You da man Sir! =)
 
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