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Old 10-04-2007, 06:57 PM   #46
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Editor from cycle world Dave Edwards' bobber. A real beauty..

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Old 10-05-2007, 04:39 AM   #47
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After riding like that all day it would be an effort to scratch the balls.

Good thread guys, like the bobbers
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:09 PM   #48
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My ironhead bobber. I'm thinking about going to Mexico on this rig for a change of pace.

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Old 10-05-2007, 08:22 PM   #49
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My ironhead bobber. I'm thinking about going to Mexico on this rig for a change of pace.
If I'm not mistaken, that's some serious distance.?

It's a beauty, what about luggage though.?
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:49 PM   #50
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If I'm not mistaken, that's some serious distance.?

It's a beauty, what about luggage though.?
Thanks TF.

I have some pony express type saddlebags. That'll carry all I'll need for a long trip. I have a 4 gallon tank, which will get me that magical 200 mile range.

Then I'm set.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:31 PM   #51
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Thanks TF.

I have some pony express type saddlebags. That'll carry all I'll need for a long trip. I have a 4 gallon tank, which will get me that magical 200 mile range.

Then I'm set.
Go for it. !
Post a report though.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:47 AM   #52
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Thanks TF.

I have some pony express type saddlebags. That'll carry all I'll need for a long trip. I have a 4 gallon tank, which will get me that magical 200 mile range.

Then I'm set.
Now THAT's a ride repot I'm interested in seeing. Go for it!
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:16 AM   #53
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:47 AM   #55
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:25 PM   #56
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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 10-07-2007, 06:56 PM   #57
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Found this over at indianmotorbikes.com. Love that front end.

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Old 10-08-2007, 12:40 AM   #58
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The leafspring forks (at least from the mid '30's ) work very well when properly serviced and setup. More stable compared to some of the other designs of that period, and has a really nice feeling to the steering..
The earlier was a bit more bumpy, and the forks was improved increasingly over the 35 something years of production.

The Kiwi ( http://www.kiwiindian.com/Kiwi%20Bobber.htm) bobber has some elements of what I would have if I build myself a rigid chief bobber. I would have drumbrakes (grimeca), modified period fender(s) and tanks, and an original type frame. I would either need an original frame or an original engine to get the bike registered over here (with vintage bike taxes)


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Old 10-08-2007, 12:25 PM   #59
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That's a sweet looking bike, but the disks look wrong, I think it would look alot better with the drums.
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:03 PM   #60
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I realize that it's just an assembly picture but it'd be tempting to just clearcoat the whole thing and leave it looking raw..
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