2013 Indian Motorcycle Company
All information contained within this publication is based on the latest product information available at the time of publication. Product
improvements or other changes may result in differences between this manual and the motorcycle. Depictions and/or procedures in this
publication are intended for reference use only.
No liability can be accepted for omissions or inaccuracies. Indian Motorcycle Company reserves the right to make changes at any time,
without notice and without incurring obligation to make the same or similar changes to motorcycles previously built. Any reprinting or
reuse of the depictions and/or procedures contained within, whether whole or in part, is expressly prohibited.
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Inspect spark plugs after the break-in period and every
15,000 miles (24,000 km) thereafter. Replace spark plugs
every 30,000 miles (48,000 km). Always replace spark plugs
Make sure the engine has cooled to room temperature.
Turn the power switch off.
Pull upward on the spark plug boots (not the wires) to
remove the boots.
Wear eye and face protection when using pressurized
To prevent debris from entering the spark plug holes,
use compressed air to clean the area around the plugs
before removing them.
12 mm plug socket
Both spark plugs should have the same light or medium tan
color deposits. The electrodes should be square with sharp
Reinstall the spark plugs or install new plugs.
Reinstall the spark plug boots.
Remove the left side cover to access the tool kit, shock air
fitting (if equipped), fuse box and diagnostic connector.
Remove both side covers to access the seat mounting
fasteners and the electrical connections for the saddlebags.
Pull outward at each corner of the side cover to
disengage the three darts.
Remove the side cover from the motorcycle.
To reinstall the side cover, make sure each rubber
grommet is properly positioned. Align each dart with
the appropriate grommet and press inward firmly to
secure each dart.
Spark Plug Specifications
Spark Plug Type
Spark Plug Gap
.036 inch (.9 mm)
Spark Plug Torque
12 ft-lbs (16.3 Nm)
Use fuses with the recommended amperage to avoid
damage to the electrical system.
The standard fuse box is
located under the left side
cover. This fuse box houses
all standard service fuses
and the automatic circuit
breakers. Fuse application
and size are provided on a
label on the fuse box cover.
Use the fuse puller
provided in the tool kit to
remove a fuse.
Remove the left side cover. See page 105.
Release the locking tabs, then squeeze the upper and
lower cover clips to remove the fuse box cover.
After replacing a fuse, reinstall the fuse box cover and
The JCASE® fuse box
contains the high-current
fuses for the chassis, vehicle
control module and anti-lock
brake system. This fuse box
is located next to the battery
Fuse application and size are
provided on a label on the
fuse box cover.
Fuse Box Cover Clips
Battery Charging Rate Low or Battery Discharges
Brake Noise/Poor Brake Performance
See your dealer if brake performance does not return after these inspections.
Anti-Lock Brake Light Remains Illuminated or Illuminates Intermittently
Loose/Corroded Charging Circuit Connection
Check/clean battery cable connections. Check/clean charging circuit connections.
Please see your dealer.
Accessory Load Exceeds Charge Rate
Limit accessory operation when the engine is off.
Improperly Wired Accessory (Current Draw)
Please see your dealer to check charging system output and current draw.
Dust/Dirt On Brake Disc(s)
Clean disc. See page 100.
Worn Pads Or Disc/Brake Disc Damage
Inspect pads. See page 100.
Brake Fluid Level Low Or Fluid Contaminated
Inspect fluid level/fluid condition. See pages 62-63.
Check the fuses. See page 113.
Loose or damaged pulse ring
Inspect pulse ring for looseness or chipped teeth.
Debris lodged in components
Inspect wheel speed sensor and pulse ring for debris.
Damage caused by debris
Inspect wheel speed sensor for cracked housing.
See service manual or authorized dealer.
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE Warranty Policy
WARRANTY COVERAGE AND EXCLUSIONS:
LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
This INDIAN MOTORCYCLE limited warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. THIS
WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER CLAIMS OF DEFECTIVE DESIGN. This warranty also does not cover acts of God, accidental damage,
normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling. This warranty also does not cover any motorcycle, component, or part that has been
altered structurally, modified, neglected, improperly maintained, or used for purposes other than for which it was designed.
This warranty excludes damages or failures resulting from: improper lubrication; improper engine timing; improper fuel; surface
imperfections caused by external stress, heat, cold or contamination; operator error or abuse; improper component alignment, tension,
adjustment or altitude compensation; snow, water, dirt or other foreign substance ingestion/contamination; improper maintenance;
modified components; use of aftermarket or unapproved components, accessories, or attachments; unauthorized repairs; or repairs made
after the warranty period expires or by an unauthorized repair center.
This warranty excludes damages or failures caused by abuse, accident, fire, or any other cause other than a defect in materials or
workmanship and provides no coverage for consumable components, general wear items, or any parts exposed to friction surfaces,
stresses, environmental conditions and/or contamination for which they were not designed or not intended, including but not limited to the
Wheels and tires
Fuel Injectors/Throttle body components
Hydraulic components and fluids
Clutches and components
Finished and unfinished surfaces
Light bulbs/Sealed beam lamps