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This video is about correcting the Indian War Bonnet light design flaw. The demonstration is on a 2014 Indian Vintage. All 2014 models (and most likely all since then as well) have this design flaw.

You either:
1) have this problem,
2) will have this problem, or
3) will never has this problem as you're an owner and not a rider (your bike never sees moisture)

Simple to fix, but takes some time. Some have it "repaired" under warranty, but a replacement part will not/not correct the problem.

Enjoy!

 

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Very nice video of a problem I didn't know I had.
Thank you
 

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Good video. Since I have no issues yet, I will be taking my front wheel off and put some sealant around the holes to minimize any future problems.
 

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This video is about correcting the Indian War Bonnet light design flaw. The demonstration is on a 2014 Indian Vintage. All 2014 models (and most likely all since then as well) have this design flaw.

You either:
1) have this problem,
2) will have this problem, or
3) will never has this problem as you're an owner and not a rider (your bike never sees moisture)

Simple to fix, but takes some time. Some have it "repaired" under warranty, but a replacement part will not/not correct the problem.

Enjoy!

Thanks for the video ! I will apply sealant on my first tire change...:cool:
 

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What is the YouTube channel? I cannot get the video to open in YouTube
 

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This video is about correcting the Indian War Bonnet light design flaw. The demonstration is on a 2014 Indian Vintage. All 2014 models (and most likely all since then as well) have this design flaw.

You either:
1) have this problem,
2) will have this problem, or
3) will never has this problem as you're an owner and not a rider (your bike never sees moisture)

Simple to fix, but takes some time. Some have it "repaired" under warranty, but a replacement part will not/not correct the problem.

Enjoy!


So I guess it is reasonable to assume that if you have a brand new bike (as I do) that has not been ridden in the rain, you can seal the holes in the fender and prevent this problem in the future??? Great post, thanks!
 

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So I guess it is reasonable to assume that if you have a brand new bike (as I do) that has not been ridden in the rain, you can seal the holes in the fender and prevent this problem in the future??? Great post, thanks!
I think it that one case (new, never out in the rain) that approach will work. Not new or some water runs the risk of rust/corrosion having already started--it which case it would just be sealed in.

I can understand why Polaris didn't go with sealant in assembly line--pain to do well. Three sealing washers could have been easy to add during assembly and solved the problem.
 

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What is the YouTube channel? I cannot get the video to open in YouTube
It's on YouTube Channel "Ride Wrench Repeat" or do a search with those three words and it's usually the first thing that comes up.
 
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Damn I am going to check mine. If it hasn't happened yet I am going to clean the underbelly and silicone the hell out of this
 

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I don't suppose I could luck out and the 16's don't have the issue could I? :(
 

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I don't suppose I could luck out and the 16's don't have the issue could I? :(
I've not heard of a design change. But anything is possible :)
 

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This video is about correcting the Indian War Bonnet light design flaw. The demonstration is on a 2014 Indian Vintage. All 2014 models (and most likely all since then as well) have this design flaw.

You either:
1) have this problem,
2) will have this problem, or
3) will never has this problem as you're an owner and not a rider (your bike never sees moisture)

Simple to fix, but takes some time. Some have it "repaired" under warranty, but a replacement part will not/not correct the problem.

Enjoy!

Nice video. One thing to add though. Anything that gets sealed with silicone sealant must be cleaned with an oil removing agent like denatured alcohol and must not be touched by hand. the oils on your fingers will keep the sealant from sealing out all moisture.
 

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By using a small screw driver you can open the cable ties and reuse them. Very good fix thanks for posting it[finger]
 

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What about neoprene washers?
That's what the 10mm nuts need--sealing washers. Easier for manufacturing lines than sealant. The power cord ingress could use a customer neoprene pass-through.
 

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