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Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Jay Leno's Garage at the SFMC

Jay Leno has been in San Francisco filming for his new show "Jay Leno's Garage" on CNBC. Jay Leno stopped by the SFMC on Tuesday to film a seven minute segment and went on a ride with the club up to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
I am looking forward to your pictures and...

I am looking forward to your pictures and experiences here too.

Kalle Hoffman
San Francisco, CA
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Indian Chief Rigid Cylinders

1930's Indian Chief cylinders fins are much leaner than later 40's cylinders. Here are a few details to help you identify them.


1934 Cylinders doesn't have fins on the exhaust port.
1935-1937...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Arizona Antique & Classic Motorcycle Enthusiasts

I was in the Phoenix area this past weekend. Fellow Indian Guy and Advrider inmate Christopher Nocella suggested I check out the Arizona Antique & Classic Motorcycle Enthusiasts, 31st Annual Antique...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Floorboards

Mounting the floorboards on a 37 Indian Chief takes a bit more thought than the later plunger floorboards. I measured the location of brackets on a high point restored 1938 chief and laid out my...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Facebook - Indian Motocycle Parts for Sale

There is a group on Facebook where people post Indian parts for sale. It's called "Indian Motocycle Parts for Sale". Some really interesting pictures show up from time to time. Here's what may part...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Too good to be True?

Found this listing on ebay yesterday. listing# 121562923687. It would be hard being a sane person, to send $7,000 to Venezuela, when the seller has no prior sales. But, who knows.
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Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Paco Tirado's 1937 Indian Chief

Found this one on facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=661140327252629&set=a.661140487252613.1073741828.100000700037406&type=1
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Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
1936 Steve McQueen Indian Chief

A 1936 Indian Chief once owned by Steve McQueen is coming up for auction in Las Vegas on January 8th 2015 at the Bonhams Auction. Wonder how much it will go for?

Here's the copy from the auction...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,315
Views: 495,169
Posted By kallehof
:lurk Puddles, I'm looking forward to more posts.

:lurk Puddles, I'm looking forward to more posts.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 77,967
Posted By kallehof
Suger Pig, I'm not sure if you've solved...

Suger Pig,

I'm not sure if you've solved your tappet nut problem, so I thought I'd share a similar problem I had two years ago (just before Thanksgiving). I was adjusting the valves on my 1948...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By kallehof
My girlfriend said the same. So here's what I...

My girlfriend said the same. So here's what I did.

http://www.kalle.com/images/klr/klr-passenger-peg-2.jpg


I have brush guards on my 1999 KLR 650 that I mount Dirt-Bagz ...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
1935 Chief Chopper

Now here's Gem. A 1935 Indian Chief Circa 1971.

http://www.kalle.com/images/35chief/DSC03250.JPG

http://www.kalle.com/images/35chief/DSC03251.JPG
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
New Repop Indian Frame

Here's a few more pictures of Micheal's Chief while it was in progress.

http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/39-hecker/Indian_339_001.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8,560
Views: 3,477,745
Posted By kallehof
NorcalTT - 2014

Just rapped up a weekend of riding the NorcalTT. Just over a 1000 miles in four days. More pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sfmc/sets/72157647242296827/

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Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
1936-1937 Cylinders

Cylinders are unique for a 1936-1937 Chief. Older clam style valve covers. Fins cut out for the valve T-Oilers. They are easy to identify since hey are marked at the base 86612 (front cylinder)...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Maybe you can. Rigid Chiefs are in vogue and...

Maybe you can. Rigid Chiefs are in vogue and folks who have a skirted Chiefs who want another Chief generally look for a rigid. They didn't make nearly as many rigid Chiefs as they they made skirted...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
$28,500 was just for the 1937 Indian Chief....

$28,500 was just for the 1937 Indian Chief. Harley went for $2700 and the 1957 Chevrolet four door went for $1400. Here's a few more pictures of the Chief from the Kiko auction website.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
My ballpark guess would be $35,000-$45,000. ...

My ballpark guess would be $35,000-$45,000.

Kalle Hoffman
San Francisco, CA
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Sold

Folks from time to time ask me how much is my 1937 Indian Chief worth? My standard answer is "Every cent I've spent on it!". Which means I don't know and I don't want to think about how much I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/guzzidoug/1...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/guzzidoug/14cannonball/can3map_zps5400ca5e.jpg

There's a few 30's Rigid Chiefs on the Cannonball this year.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
1939/2014 Indian Chief

Build by Michae T Larsen of Denmark and posted on the Virtual Indian Discussion forum https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/VirtualIndian/info. His finished project, a Indian Chief 1939 with all new...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Barn Find

How often does a true barn find come along? Short answer: This Saturday September 6th 2014 at 10am in North Canton, OH. Here's link to the auction website....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Nothing wrong with a rattle can bitsa. How 'bout...

Nothing wrong with a rattle can bitsa. How 'bout a picture?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
My templete is not at all accurate on the sides,...

My templete is not at all accurate on the sides, sorry for the confusion, the Iron Horse fenders are very accurate over all. Only the top/crown of the fender is measurably different.. Thanks for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Kevin, Few reasons. 1. I've already bought...

Kevin,

Few reasons. 1. I've already bought and fitted the Iron Horse Fenders. 2. the original fenders need a bit of work to get them into the condition the repop finders are in. To do it right I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Iron Horse Fenders

I came across a pair of original 1937 fenders. I had heard that the Iron Horse Fenders that I have on my Chief didn't have exactly the same arch/profile as original fenders. So I made a template out...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
It's still shaking. What color would you suggest...

It's still shaking. What color would you suggest for the paint? I'm thinking of Baby Blue on Navy Blue with Gold Pin striping.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Research

If you thinking of restoring an Indian Jerry Hatfield's Restoration Guide is an excellent place to start.

http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/hatfield-restoration-guide.jpg

First additions of...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Rigid Tandem

No chum-mee seats in 1937. If you wanted to carry a passenger you either got a side car or a Tandem Seat. Here's a rigid chief with tandem seat spotted in Italy.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Valve Covers and Oilers

In a total loss system the oil is not circulated, It is wasted, Usually on the drive chain. I've read articles and advertisements that boast virtues of your engine always getting clean oil in a total...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Battery

My basket case came with an older reproduction battery shell. Not correct for 1937 but it is nice to have extra shells around when you have Indians. All of my bikes have been converted to 12 volts so...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Brooks Auction Chief

Here's a Chief (34 or 35) I saw at the Brooks Auction a few years ago and again last year on the Rigid Ride.

http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/DSCN9826.JPG
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Tranmission Woes

During the Rigid Ride the lock washer on the clutch nut failed and the nut backed off. I made it home but after noticing an oil leak I pulled the top of the transmission tower and found this. This is...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Rigid Ride

With my vacuum leak solved I sign up for Pete Young's Rigid ride. It would be the first real test of my chief. 180 miles of twisties. From Portola Valley to Pigeon Point Lighthouse and back.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Oil Changes - and Breaking It In

Now this is topic is half individuality and half science. But I just picked an Indian Guru to follow and stuck with his recommendation on the engine break in.


Non detergent 30 wt oil for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Manfold Leak

All seemed well. With the exception of a manifold leak which made for a very hard to start bike.

http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/manifold/DSCN9574.JPG

Red Fred and I pressurized the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
California Indain Run

Wow! Now I've got a running 1937 Indian Chief. So I brought it to the California Indian Run which is organized by Indian Rick Decost and hosted at Spanky's Ranchoria in Smartsville, Ca.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
My first spin around the block and big smile. ...

My first spin around the block and big smile.

Kalle Hoffman
San Francisco, CA
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 86,523
Posted By kallehof
Golden Gate Bridge - 75th Anniversary

One of the goals of building a 1937 Indian Chief was to ride over the Golden Gate Bridge on the 75th Anniversary on May 23rd, 2012. Hap Jones was the first Civilian to ride a motorcycle across the...
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