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Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By arcticIndian
The stock front brake on a 741/ sport scout...

The stock front brake on a 741/ sport scout actually do some work.. well, compared to a leafspring model front brake..:)

I'm running a suzuki 380 (I believe) tls brake on my sport scout, it works...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By arcticIndian
Expert? me ? not really ... For Indians...

Expert? me ? not really ...

For Indians generally and especially military versions, Robin Markey is the expert, I believe you can use the contact info from his shop :...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 869,551
Posted By arcticIndian
He says in the ad text that 1000Nkr was just...

He says in the ad text that 1000Nkr was just added as a start point..since he has spent so much time on the project that it was up to the buyer to come up with an offer.
Looks like the ad is gone...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 869,551
Posted By arcticIndian
I just noticed this ad for a Harley/M72 hybrid...

I just noticed this ad for a Harley/M72 hybrid not far from where I live..(in Norway/europe):
http://www.finn.no/finn/mc/used/object?finnkode=34776722
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 869,551
Posted By arcticIndian
I prefer using the spiral type piston pin clips,...

I prefer using the spiral type piston pin clips, they will not come loose.
Not sure if they are available for the scout piston pins (a bit smaller dia than the chiefs?) though.
One of the standard...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 869,551
Posted By arcticIndian
Nice catch! I don't think there are any...

Nice catch!

I don't think there are any barnfinds like this around where I live:)
Let me know if you are going to split the indian 4 chassis into parts, I need a leafspring unit to get my '44...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By arcticIndian
The Indian motorcycle rider/ enthusiast community...

The Indian motorcycle rider/ enthusiast community is a good one!
I have made friends all over the world, and I have planned several vacations to include meeting up with other indian riders...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 45,107
Posted By arcticIndian
Most of the so called "adventure" bikes don't see...

Most of the so called "adventure" bikes don't see any of this either.. maybe just a gravel road or two.. (maybe just to shoot a "cool" picture of the "manly" adventure bike on a GRAVEL road)... I...
Forum: Hacks 03-30-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 39,664
Posted By arcticIndian
I used extra strong loctite when reinstalling the...

I used extra strong loctite when reinstalling the clutch on our k-750 in addition to punching them. The clutch started making noise and slipped last year..I used standard locktite and a light punch...
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 39,664
Posted By arcticIndian
This is my friend's (the guy on the right)...

This is my friend's (the guy on the right) motorcycle repair shop, my own hobby garage/ shop is somewhat smaller:)
They use the lift for working on cars, and sometimes lifting sidecar rigs.
He...
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 39,664
Posted By arcticIndian
Looks like I don't have any closeup pictures of...

Looks like I don't have any closeup pictures of the engine/drivetrain restoration available..just overview pictures.

I didn't need to use any lube on the clutch shaft, I guess the clutch plates...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 39,664
Posted By arcticIndian
I may have some pics of the restoration..:) ...

I may have some pics of the restoration..:)

For installing the transmission; I've just used a tube through the clutch plate centers to make sure the clutch plate centers are aligned, and then make...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 39,664
Posted By arcticIndian
haha.. I was there a couple of years ago.....

haha.. I was there a couple of years ago.. rebuilt our K-750 engine. There's only one easy way to get the crank out.. Luckily I got some good input from a friend who has rebuilt several of those...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 25,231
Posted By arcticIndian
I believe it is 2ls with 2 drums, 2 single...

I believe it is 2ls with 2 drums, 2 single leading shoes.
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 25,231
Posted By arcticIndian
Well, the front brakes(and even rear brakes on...

Well, the front brakes(and even rear brakes on the early models) are quite horrible...
But they really aren't that hard to ride, at least not on the road.. the controls are just different, and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 862,576
Posted By arcticIndian
the henderson out on the road, it runs good: ...

the henderson out on the road, it runs good:

(don't mind the girlie bikes in the background.. ) ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By arcticIndian
BMW /5 Drum brake plate dimensions, anyone?

I'm looking into making a tls front brake for my '47 indian chief project.
A swede made a similar setup several years back, but I don't know if he has any brakeplates left from the batch he had...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-26-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18,931
Views: 7,700,857
Posted By arcticIndian
On the way back from an Indian motorcycle meeting...

On the way back from an Indian motorcycle meeting last weekend..
My g/f is riding the 950, not the best beginners bike..but she is doing rather well. But she fears the height of the bike, so we will...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 67,005
Posted By arcticIndian
Iron Horse Corral fenders/tanks are the way to...

Iron Horse Corral fenders/tanks are the way to go! Looking good!
I had sooo much problems with the soldered tanks, but absolutely none after buying a set of the IHC tanks.

The bike that burned...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 862,576
Posted By arcticIndian
Testing the traction before this years "hill...

Testing the traction before this years "hill climb" run.. (a steep gravel road with some tricky 1st gear hairpin curves...)
This year we had to use reflective vests for visibility.....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 67,005
Posted By arcticIndian
The bolts looks really nice! I was actually...

The bolts looks really nice!
I was actually Ed's first International customer, 12 years ago maybe?
The bolts still look good after serious abuse over 70000 kilometers and 9 summers of rain...
I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 67,005
Posted By arcticIndian
Cool project, and thx for posting the restoration...

Cool project, and thx for posting the restoration story for us!

I still dream of a late '30s chief, but I need to focus on the house restoration and build a proper garage first:)
And the late...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 862,576
Posted By arcticIndian
This was built as a BP station i 1955. There...

This was built as a BP station i 1955.
There were a few Gulf gasstations around as well. I'm building a garage with gulf colors/ style inside, but the outside is matching our 1954 built house.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 862,576
Posted By arcticIndian
outside a restored BP gas station from the mid...

outside a restored BP gas station from the mid '50s

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6008/5899835117_d4c0c7148b_z.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 862,576
Posted By arcticIndian
Indians on the road..from last weekend's vintage...

Indians on the road..from last weekend's vintage bike rally:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6039/5900404978_00351d6760_z.jpg

Excelsiors were made to be ridden also:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,666
Posted By arcticIndian
Personally I think the indian was a much more...

Personally I think the indian was a much more refined motorcycle with regards to styling, although with an old engine construction.
The indian sheet metal are much nicer styled, and the harley...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,666
Posted By arcticIndian
Very true, I'm glad I got interested in Indian...

Very true, I'm glad I got interested in Indian motorcycles at age 22.
I've been able to have focus on restoring and riding the bikes, before kids(not yet..) and debt takes control...
Even...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,666
Posted By arcticIndian
My '44 chief (before wear and tear:) ) ...

My '44 chief (before wear and tear:) )
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2424/4043500570_146b98da86_z.jpg

'39 sport scout flattrack/ bobber:...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,666
Posted By arcticIndian
Hello, nice workshop! I have restored...

Hello,

nice workshop!

I have restored a few Indians (Vertical, chief, sport scout) and some other bikes.
Money pit is correct... the days of trading original parts for parts and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 869,551
Posted By arcticIndian
Yes, the stock clutch setup is a bit tricky to...

Yes, the stock clutch setup is a bit tricky to work with..
I have the special tool that locks the engine drive sprocket.. and that makes it much easier. I can retighten the locknut inside the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 862,576
Posted By arcticIndian
I'm not sure if they would like the long and cold...

I'm not sure if they would like the long and cold winter though..

I'm pretty usre they will return for another roadtrip, we had lot's of fun both on and off the road.
We even did some OFFROAD...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 862,576
Posted By arcticIndian
vintage/antique bikes on Norwegian roads... ...

vintage/antique bikes on Norwegian roads...

Brought some friends(from USA,Australia and Sweden) on a 8 day trip to the westlands of Norway.. better than storing the bikes in the living room or...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-29-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 245,565
Posted By arcticIndian
just a lame video compared to the offroad riding...

just a lame video compared to the offroad riding posted before..
I was out riding one saturday morning a couple weekends back, and had the compact camera in the pocket. But I had forgotten the...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-29-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,982
Posted By arcticIndian
My G/F got her motorcycle riding license some...

My G/F got her motorcycle riding license some weeks back (just in time before the winter and ice).
We have been practicing riding two up on the 950 adv. There was no way she could hold the bike up...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-28-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10,804
Views: 2,276,392
Posted By arcticIndian
well...first I moved the car and all the crap out...

well...first I moved the car and all the crap out of the garage:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2465/4011930073_6cc351fde8.jpg

Then I removed a whole lot of rocks by hand:
...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-15-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 18,931
Views: 7,700,857
Posted By arcticIndian
Autumn in southern Norway.. 2003 950 adv.. ...

Autumn in southern Norway..

2003 950 adv..

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/5082850579_2c68696ba9_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5083446326_de3ff2e5e2_z.jpg
...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10,804
Views: 2,276,392
Posted By arcticIndian
Rode to work.. the riding gear was still wet...

Rode to work.. the riding gear was still wet after riding my '44 indian chief to work yesterday.

Front wheel lifted when accellerating onto the freeway at 70km/h.. the Indian never does that:)
...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-02-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,510
Posted By arcticIndian
Well, I've only had my 950 adventure for a...

Well, I've only had my 950 adventure for a week..so I don't have any clue about the longevity of the scorps. But I rode over the suleskar mountain pass etc in rain after picking up the bike on...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-28-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 18,931
Views: 7,700,857
Posted By arcticIndian
Picked up the 950 adventure last friday..after...

Picked up the 950 adventure last friday..after thinking about buying one for 3-4years. They are not often for sale either.
Apart from a vibration from the front wheel (looks like it's the tire),...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-23-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,478
Posted By arcticIndian
Not yet a 950 owner, but probably will be one...

Not yet a 950 owner, but probably will be one this friday.. hopefully picking up a 2004 low miles 950 adv
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