Recently got my bike back from Bell County Motoworks of Temple, TX (my Indian Dealer). While riding the bike to Gregory Polaris of Jacksonville, AR this past June, my 2018 Roadmaster (with less than 6K miles at the time) began making a noise. The service techs at Gregory Polaris believed it had an exhaust leak. (see video attached) While my painted pieces were swapped out, they gave it an oil change and tightened the exhaust bolts. The noise went away temporarily. Before we got to our next stop in Etowah, TN, the noise returned. It continued to get louder as we road the Dragon, Foothills Parkway, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The noise would also come and go, but when it returned, it was louder than before. Upon returning to Texas, I took it to my dealer to have them check it thoroughly. Long story short - it was found that the oil pump was intermittently failing which caused damage and dispersed metal pieces throughout the motor. I received a new motor and oil pump under warranty. My dealer also installed my Indian stage 2 cams, air charger, and tune for the cost of parts only. I am glad to have it back just in time to add some miles to the new motor and get it ready for our Big Bend Trip Oct 1-4, 2020.
On April 8, 2020, I posted that I had a 2018 Burgundy Metallic Roadmaster and that it was only temporary because I was working with Rob Gregory on a new paint scheme. On June 1, 2020, I got the pieces switched out and it turned out awesome. Here are the before and after images. The paint is Burnished Metallic over Sandstone Metallic (both stock Indian colors) with a little air brushing (feathers on front fenders and trunk lid), painted rear speaker grilles and inner fairing dash. I removed all emblems and added a 10% larger war bonnet and painted badging on the lowers. After leaving Jacksonville, AR, my father (fellow Iron Indian Rider) and I hit the Dragon, Foothills Parkway, Little River Road, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.