Whenever I get a new bike, I’m eager to start adding my own little touches and customizations to it. Everyone likes to make his bike unique, right? After spending a little saddle time with the Indian Scout Bobber, I put together a list of a few things that I have done and things I would like to get soon. Here are our six Indian Scout Bobber mods!
Best Indian Scout Bobber mods
Indian Scout Bobber stock pipes aren not really that great and, well! I love the sound of loud pipes. The engine is strong and has great pull but, when I crack that throttle, I want it to stir something up in me, and the note from Vance & Hines Twin Slash can really do that, as well as add some power by helping the Scout® breathe a little more freely.
Those new Vance&Hines pipes certainly work better with an air filter that guarantees better performances than the original one. I decided to go with a K&N Filter.
This filter is designed to increase horsepower and torque. Huge selling point? It is washable and reusable. Also, K&N has a kit that allows you to do it on your own.
We talked about exhausts and about swapping the stock air filter with an high performance one but now we are about to the big boys’ league: Power Vision. This is it! This little thing here, coupled with pipes and high-performance air filter, is going to drastically transform your Scout Bobber. Thanks to the latest tuning technology, this bad boy allows you to:
–Tune your fueling for better horsepower and torque
–Optimize spark timing for 91-93 octane fuel
–Raise Rev limit
–Raise speed limit
–Eliminate or reduce torque limiting functions
–Revise ride-by-wire throttle profiles>/em>
It is definitely a must have for everyone who is into performance or anyone who wants to add a lil’ kick to his Indian Scout Bobber.
Enough with power tuning, it is time to talk about other kinds of pleasure! One of the best things about going for a good cruise is being able to bring a passenger out with you. While I can appreciate the solo style of the Scout Bobber, I also want to be able to take my lady out to dinner or for a nice roll through the hills, and that takes these passenger foot Pegs and a pillion seat.
Like we mentioned up above, having the option of taking a passenger along with you is huge. Moreover, you can take the passanger seat right off afterwards and get back to that lean, mean style that makes the stock Indian Scout Bobber so awesome. This seat isn’t cheap but matches the nice two-tone leather of the solo seat and works well with the Scout’s lines.
Backpacks are all well and good but, when it comes to long daily rides, they can be a bit of a pain. I usually use them to go to work, I have my laptop in it but that’s it. Saddlebags can add to the already great look of a motorcycle, that is why I place two choices into my list of Scout Bobber accessories. While for long rides and road trips a spacious Cheyenne would be a great solution, for short Tomahawk slick look will make your Bobber stand out! Cool thing? Hence you can get a pair of Tomahawk, when you need more room, remove the left Tomahawk and install a Cheyenne. How convenient is that?
This bike is already great but, with a couple of minor mods, it is possible to turn it into something spectacular! What about you? Of which Scout Bobber accessory you cannot do without? Let’s discuss them in the comments.