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Old 10-02-2007, 01:37 PM   #31
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Not much left to "bob" on this one..

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Old 10-02-2007, 02:09 PM   #32
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that yellow abomination isnt a bobber, its a dumber
jeez, what a clown. I bet his last name is barnum.

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Old 10-02-2007, 04:27 PM   #33
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Wow!! That's a real Beauty!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:31 PM   #34
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:08 PM   #35
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Another tastefully done XS650

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:25 PM   #36
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That yellow Beemer needs an under tank master cylinder if it's going to have front brakes, and an old style airbox cover. Of course you could skip the airbox altogether, even the starter if you're really manly.
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:16 AM   #37
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the sport scout is more of a genuine bobber I think..
With at least 95% original parts although somewhat modified.
Actually, it's more of a racer. The bike have been on the track before, and the 1932 indian pony scout tanks (rare!!) was setup for racing. Gas in the left tank and oil in the right tank. Have put in an oil compartment in the right tank, so I can bring a few liters of gas in the reserve tank.
The bike was crashed and the race engine was moved to another bike.. so it's a pretty stock 1940 engine in there now. The front frame section is a genuine 1940 piece, and the rear frame is the narrow '39 which was preferred for racing. The front fork is the shorter '36 or '37, and the brake shields are off a 741. The rear fender is a 741..

Since I'm near 190cm, I find the bike to be rather small.. so I've been trying to replace it with a "sport" chief instead..which is '37-'39 chief rigid bobber with a 80" engine..
But it's too expensive to build such.. and money is much more worth than real enthusiasm...
So the sport scout have been in a near ready state, but not fully finished.

Maybe I just have to keep it and do some tuning and stuff for more comfort.. but then a rigid chief is much better for me.. and I can't have both...

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Old 10-03-2007, 04:58 AM   #38
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the sport scout is more of a genuine bobber I think..
With at least 95% original parts although somewhat modified.
That's a hard example of the genre to top. Art and History on wheels. It would very difficult for me to part with such a beautiful example.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:00 AM   #39
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Way cool articindian way cool
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:15 AM   #40
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Sell it?

Seek medical help first.
That bike is a keeper. Mine are just not in the same league.

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Old 10-03-2007, 07:35 AM   #41
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Came across this over in the "Garage".

I don't know if it qualifies, but shit it's beautifull.!




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Old 10-03-2007, 10:49 AM   #42
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They're all cool but that "Scout" is about the prettiest thing I've seen since the 8th grade.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #43
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Way cool articindian way cool
Damm George.. you're everywhere lately! Hope the foots better!
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:43 PM   #44
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Damm George.. you're everywhere lately! Hope the foots better!
I get around!
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:44 AM   #45
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Seek medical help first.
That bike is a keeper. Mine are just not in the same league.

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You know... everytime I'm in the garage/ workshop.. I just have to look at the sport scout.. it's so neat.
And really, I don't need to sell it since my '44 chief is the bike who gets all the beatings anyway..
I have just ridden the sport scout a few times, and I was a little bit diseappointed about the power. But then again, it's not fair to compare it with the 84" chief which keeps up with modern cruisers. The sport scout needs more rpm to make things happen, but I need to put some break-in miles on it first..

I would like to have 2 (or 3) indians, so I can invite friends for trips in Norway. Also I want to try to recruit some new riders before the knowledge and the bikes diseappear as the owners get older. The cost of the bikes may kill the future interest in these bikes... at least over here where there are less people with loads of money and general interest in the old bikes..
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