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Old 21st October 2020
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Having never raced anything that involved going around a curve I can't speak from experience, but when a flat tracker wears a steel shoe on the left foot and it is often on the ground, it seems having the shifter on the right side makes sense.
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Real FT’s don’t have brakes. Right foot planted on peg for chassis stability and traction. Weighted outside peg in a left turn looking for grip.
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Maybe it's a location thing, but here,[West Central Fl.] I can count the Indians on one hand. Let me know if it's different in your neck of the woods. Yes there are Indian dealers about as close as Harley dealers. I would not be surprised if Indian went down like Victory. I do like the Scout.
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Having never raced anything that involved going around a curve I can't speak from experience, but when a flat tracker wears a steel shoe on the left foot and it is often on the ground, it seems having the shifter on the right side makes sense.
I understand that the CCW track is also the reason for chain on the right side of a Sportster.
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The chain has been on the right side of all small 4-cam engines (D, R, W, G, K, XL) since 1929.
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My flat tracking was done on that '68 BSA. Weighed 385 lbs. Right foot shift. Took off the mufflers & lights. 15 minutes work. Never used the front brake in the dirt, anyway. Double leading shoe drum just locked up instantly. Not much use for it on the track. Shook the bike like a jackhammer on pavement when you really needed to stop in a hurry, but it did the job. Best brakes you could get on a Limey, back then. lol
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Polaris Indian bikes are not even in the same league as Harley-Davidson. There is no history or nostalgia. Polaris dropped the Victory name and put Indian stickers on instead. Anyone of reasonable intelligence knows these bikes have absolutely no connection to the original Indian bikes.
I was at the toy store last month getting oil for my Waverunner and looked at the new Indians. They look like silly HD knock offs. I saw the most ridiculous looking gawd awful bagger. It looked like it had an extra large 2 person horse saddle. Bags with conchas, buckles and extra long fringe hanging all over the bike. People were pointing and laughing!
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