Kalle's Indian Chief Projects

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by kallehof, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. kallehof

    kallehof kalle

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    Kevin,

    Few reasons. 1. I've already bought and fitted the Iron Horse Fenders. 2. the original fenders need a bit of work to get them into the condition the repop finders are in. To do it right I would need a English wheel. plus the stays on the front fender have been welded to the axle brackets. So that would need to be replaced.

    On the other hand you just can't beat original. But for now I'm done with the sheet metal on my bike.

    Kalle
  2. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    It's a beautiful machine. I can't wait to see it all painted up.

    Kevin

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  3. kallehof

    kallehof kalle

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    My templete is not at all accurate on the sides, sorry for the confusion, the Iron Horse fenders are very accurate over all. Only the top/crown of the fender is measurably different.. Thanks for the tip on making a template to screed bondo. I'll look into that.

    Kalle
  4. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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  5. drhach

    drhach We can't stop here, this is bat country!! Supporter

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    I didn't know what color to paint my bike,so I asked my three year old what his favorite color was. He said " orange". My favorite color is blue if you're asking
  6. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    and gold.
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  7. DavisWelding

    DavisWelding Banned

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    ^^^This.....:tb:tb
  8. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    I hate to admit it, but I agree with Dan. The maroon and gold looks fabulous.

    Kevin

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  9. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    It sure did catch your eye:freaky

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  10. bomberdave

    bomberdave Long timer

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    in counterpoint to this thread, i beat the hell out of my 37 chief all weekend, 500+ miles of beautiful paved and gravel roads through the berkshires (ma) and green mountains (vt), it ran great and although it uses some oil, it never gave a minutes trouble. i couldn't be happier with the motocycle. can't wait to see yours finished, hope you are as satisfied with the finished bike as i am with my rattle can bitsa.
  11. kallehof

    kallehof kalle

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    Nothing wrong with a rattle can bitsa. How 'bout a picture?
  12. bomberdave

    bomberdave Long timer

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  13. bomberdave

    bomberdave Long timer

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    [​IMG] this was last year, switched to jocky shift and went to a jesse pizza box insted of the milk crate. crate was cool but i could'nt keep stuff from jumping out.
  14. kallehof

    kallehof kalle

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    How often does a true barn find come along? Short answer: This Saturday September 6th 2014 at 10am in North Canton, OH. Here's link to the auction website. http://www.kikoauctions.com/?nav=auctions&details=4646

    "Vintage Motorcycles Parked 20-30 Years: 1937 Indian Brown & White Serial #CCG2046BY"

    Here's the pdf of the auction. http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/37-barn-find-Indian.pdf

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    Looks like the real deal to me. As for the details:

    * Later air cleaner
    * Later mirror.
    * No Footboard.
    * Later luggage rack & bezel doesn't look right.
    * Speedometer looks correct
    * Doesn't look like original paint. Decal in too good of condition. Pin striping not orginal.
    * Generator in front of post which may mean correctish cylinders.
    * Wrong seat bracket.

    I don't mean to say it's not a nice bike. Just not original. The auction is no secret so I don't think anyone will be stealing it. If only the auction was within a twelve hour drive of me.

    Kalle Hoffman
    San Francisco, CA
  15. kallehof

    kallehof kalle

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    Build by Michae T Larsen of Denmark and posted on the Virtual Indian Discussion forum https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/VirtualIndian/info. His finished project, a Indian Chief 1939 with all new parts. Only the speedometer is original Indian, all other parts are reproduction.

    * repro frame and front end from Juergen Hecker in Germany.
    * Kiwi 84 cu engine .
    * Flat head cylinders - Greer cylinderheads - Dell Orto carburator - IPE
    * Electronic ignition in homemade aluminum distributor.
    * 4 speed gearbox .
    * Wheel parts from Greer .
    * Iron horse corral gas tank .
    * Fenders Ebay-germany .
    * Handlebar - seat Oldtimer parts Poland .
    * Parts from IPE - Greer - Kiwi - Iron horse Corral - Juergen Mattern - Hecker - And Ebay
    * Speedometer original Indian!
    * Building time 2 years .


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    Nice work Michael.

    Kalle Hoffman
    San Francisco, CA
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  16. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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    I had the privalege of riding along behind this Cheif yesterday in Tennesee.The rider is a Spaniard named Paco. I caught up with him when he stopped to tell one of the sweep riders for the Cannonball ,that his friend had broken down.
    So, I just followed along ,hanging 50 or so yards back and watching. In the towns we went through, I acted as a buffer placing my bike between the Cheif and modern traffic and using my turn signals whenever he gestured a turn.
    Paco moves right along too. When we were on clear roads he moved at 60+ uphill and close to 70 on the way down.
    Things almost got ugly in a built up 4 lane area when an idiot in a white Charger pulled right across in front of Paco as he was making about 55mph. He got on all the brakes he had and when he was clear ,I signaled the Charger driver, that he was indeed #1.
    Along the way we stopped so he could get some gas, which i insisted on paying for,but,instead of filling my bike too, I walked around taking pics of the other c-ballers there. I made it to the next stop on fumes.
    Go # 58 !
  17. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Kalle:

    It's nice to read all this follow up to your build! :thumb
  18. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer Supporter

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    This really intrigues me . . . :wink:
  19. TonyKZ1

    TonyKZ1 Long timer

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    Good for you for filling up his bike, too bad you forgot to fill your own.... I seen the Cannonballer's yesterday as they had stopped for the afternoon here in Cape Girardeau, MO. I talked with a few of them and admired their bikes. Quite a few people turned out to greet them and see the bikes. I met them again this morning as they headed out towards Columbia, MO.
    Tony
  20. kallehof

    kallehof kalle

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