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Old 06-16-2008, 07:02 AM   #871
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god damn willy!

get some new angles - you've put the same pic up 47 times!

changing it to b+w doesn't fool this guy
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:36 PM   #872
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:19 PM   #873
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Regbafazool teaches a n00b how to use a footpedal clutch on his 1946 Indian Chief.

Thanks for the lesson - next time, I'm gonna ride it on the road.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:14 AM   #874
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The pleasure was all mine Nixels!!

I remain in awe of your natural ability to get right on a completely unknown bike, and ride away with absolutely no glitches whatsoever!!




Let's do it again soon !!
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:36 AM   #875
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Roadtesting the sport scout bobber:


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The "Chief bluesmoke" travels far north ..(71 degrees north):
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The "Chief bluesmoke" do Iceland :
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263338&highlight=bluesmoke
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:03 PM   #876
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Hey arcticindian!

The bike sounds great!

Now if you would just slow down for a moment, we could get
a better look at it!

How did you turn around so fast ???
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:58 PM   #877
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How did you turn around so fast ???
Highway patrol turnaround with the rear brake, no doubt

Cool bike. Sounds great, but a little hard to see. Looked a little bouncy through those twisties though.

Thanks for posting that up.
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:06 PM   #878
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Anyone who has ridden a sport scout knows how quick they are and how well they corner!!! Sounds great and would like a closer look myself too. Does this one do burnouts like Kiwi's bikes do???
Looking forward to seeing and hearing more about this bike!



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Old 07-04-2008, 02:28 AM   #879
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When out riding the sport scout I found myself forgetting that I wasn't riding the ducati. The brakes on the duc is much better...
However the sport scout really turns, so the entry speed was ok.
I don't know how much the sport scout weighs, but I would guess it's less than 160 kilos. The chief weighs in at 240kilos I believe. The wheelbase is just a couple centimeters longer than my ducati, and the chief is probably 10 cm longer.
With the high mounted floorboards, the sport scout is really a '40s sportbike.

I was expecting more power higher up in the rpm range, so I need to look into some bonne/ ollie/shunk cams I think. My chief seldom runs out of steam when going uphill (it's a stroker++), but the sport scout slowed down quite a bit. But the sport scout's engine is still stock.
I guess I've become used to riding modern bikes and the chief that almost runs like a modern bike.

I brought the sport scout project to norway when I moved home from california in 2001. The bike had been a flattrack racer, until a crash messed up the tanks and front fork. The race engine was put in another race bike.
So I got a original engine (with one cylinder at std bore :) ) with the bike.
The late "guru" from Pacifica, Francis Clifford, rebuilt the engine. However he wasn't in the mood to convert the cams to bonneville specs. Or actually I don't know what's inside.

It won't do a burnout.. but I would guess it could manage a sideways slide on gravel.

I still believe I need a late '30s rigid chief bobber to round up my collection.
The '44 -45 chiefs are probably the strongest and best for rough roads and long rides. The sport scout is the lightweight and agile bike for a short and fast evening ride. And the late '30s rigid chiefs are the "sports chief", with more power and comfort for longer rides.

The chief needs a little bit more room than the scout in the curves, but it makes up in instant power.

Embedding a flickr video didn't work, so here's the link to the video of the chief going through the same curves:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10527710@N03/2490880156/


I'll shoot more pics of the sport scout when time permits. I'm busy preparing the chief for an arctic circle ride (haven't decided on the route yet)..
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The "Chief bluesmoke" do Iceland :
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263338&highlight=bluesmoke

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Old 07-04-2008, 09:09 AM   #880
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I agree with you on the differences between the chief and the sport scout. I ride the daylights out of my 40 SS and find that it too lacks on the hills. Right now I have the bonnie cams and lifters in it but haven't put in the pistons and heads (this winters project). Your right about it being a 40's sport bike as it handles alot like one in the curves. I do miss my 40' chief as that was a blast to ride too. The leaf spring front ends are so much better riding than the gerters and handles like a dream even with a stock engine. On day I will have another 40' chief.

Good luck on your trip and don't forget to do a RR on it for us!


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Old 07-05-2008, 10:51 AM   #881
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Originally Posted by Regbafazool
Hey arcticindian!

The bike sounds great!

Now if you would just slow down for a moment, we could get
a better look at it!

How did you turn around so fast ???
Think I vote for an editor turn....
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:45 PM   #882
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Missed a trun on the way home from a trip and find this.
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The guy deals in old bikes and cars. It was still raining so I went in to look around.
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Now all I need is a bigger check book.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:38 AM   #883
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Goon wrote:

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Missed a trun on the way home from a trip and find this.

Hey Goon, can you tell me how to miss that turn !!

I might be headed to Wauseon, Ohio for the AMCA meet from July 18th-
20th........and that looks like a fun roadside diversion if it is anywhere
near Interstate 80 ?? I realize Ohio is pretty big.

Nice pics!
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:24 AM   #884
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Goon! You have *got* to give up the coordinates on that dealership! Today, man, today!
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:19 PM   #885
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Goon wrote:
Hey Goon, can you tell me how to miss that turn !!
I might be headed to Wauseon, Ohio for the AMCA meet from July 18th-
20th........and that looks like a fun roadside diversion if it is anywhere
near Interstate 80 ?? I realize Ohio is pretty big.

Nice pics!
Its about 90 miles south of Wauseon in kenton Oh. 370 W Franklin St.

All you have to do is ride in the rain an let your glasses fog up.
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