Wednesday, June 17, 2020

FTR Service

Finally put enough miles on my FTR 1200 to warrant the first service. Indian sells a really convenient oil change kit that includes everything you need to complete the change. 


After the oil change it was time to adjust, clean and lube the chain. to make this easier I wanted to add some spools to the existing 8mm holes and found these great, made in the USA, Pitbull 8mm spools at my local motorcycle shop SF Moto.


These fit the bike perfectly and I love the simple minimalist design.


With the spools installed I could adjust and align the chain.


After adjusting, a quick clean and lube finished the job.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

FTR 1200 S Puig Windshield

The Indian FTR is so much fun to rip up the streets and mountain roads, however the highway isn't as pleasant at maintained high speeds. At highway speeds the combined wind directly on the chest and torque from the motor creates a feeling of "holding on for dear life" at times on the highway. I wanted to change that so I searched all over, looking at all the options for wind management and couldn't find a better combination of value, aesthetics, and perceived performance than the Puig windshield. Unfortunately even though Puig has a few dealers in the US none of them carried this item. I ended up ordering from the motorcycle performance store in Europe. 


Windshield came assembled.

Easy two bolt install


Jenius mounting solution!

With the easy install done on the windshield I spent a few minutes cleaning up the header pipes.