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Old 08-11-2011, 05:32 AM   #10
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Joined: Oct 2006
Location: near the arctic
Oddometer: 239
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 buying a bolt kit for my '47 chief from Ed, also have Ed's bolts on my sport scout..

I first met RedFred while working (IT consulting) in the Bay Area, and since then we meet every now and then.
I've arranged two road trips/ tours in Norway for Indian friends from USA, Australia and Sweden. We always have a lot of fun. That's really what's so great about the Indian motorcycle community, it offers much more than just selling and buying parts over the internet. If you ever decide to go to Norway, I'll try to arrange a ride/tour of Norway. This is one of the reason I bought the '47, to have a spare bike if someone wants to ride in Norway.

I have a problem with the frame casting/ kicker poston the '47 chief frame btw. It has a crack that was fixed by welding the kickstart post/ axle directly to the casting. Looks solid as is, but it will be a problem to replace when worn out (in 10-15 years maybe).. Not sure what to do about this, could be like opening a can of worms?

Pictures from the 2010 Tour of Norway..

Ride reports:
The "Chief bluesmoke" travels far north ..(71 degrees north):
The "Chief bluesmoke" do Iceland :
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