Larger fuel tanks for Scout

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  1. sidecarsam

    sidecarsam Gold Member
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    Ha! FUNNY :D
     
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    Yep, I believe you Sam, Montana got that big and brutal it upset the US Postal Service and they sent my parcel to you back! Go figure?,.....
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    I just swapped the to and from around and sent it in the same envelope you sent me, ( obviously). So, you be nice to that poor old postman Sam, next time he comes around your place, or,.....it could just be it never left Marton. Our postshop just changed locations the day after I took it in. I'm thinking it got lost in the wrong pile of mail. I'll try again tomorrow.
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    PS sorry for stealing the thread People,
     
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    sidecarsam Gold Member
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    I'll be nice, I'm always nice to our postwoman - especially when she rings twice! ;)
     
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    Knocks Sam, it's knocks,..........hmmmmmmmmm, ........double meaning there,........
     
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    Think this would be a Great Option for some that truly need that extra miles that live in a remote or travel where Gas Stations are few over the miles .. Might even think on it myself as long as THIS does not get disturbed .. Not really wanting to have it do it again ..

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    That's one nice job Jay. I am still working on that name for mine. Did a lot of thinking about transliterated " strong as wind" and thought of what @Roll On would have to say about that! So may employ your services again with , say, sweet breeze, or smooth as breeze, perhaps raging spirit.
    Alpal

    It would be great to see every Indian with its own name, even those outside the land of the Native American Indian. And apologies if that is not the correct term. Just yesterday I upset a Maori at work because I called Samoans his cousins,.......as I thought they were, all coming from the Paciic and all,...but there you go,......we can't always get it right,.......

    Oh, Jay! one more!,...and I like it! Raging Horses! Please translate that one especially! (Thought up at 02.44 hours this morning!)
     
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    I just started going through Wikipedia for Indian names in folklore and spiritually names.
     
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    I am not sure if I should carry on the Orenda name to my new Indian or not. Is it okay too?
    Please forgive me. for it is still being built.
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    That looks impressive Buddy,....
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    @samperry007 - I would buy a bigger tank - want to build me one? Notice in the pic I installed one of Indian Aftermarket's speedo lift / move kits. Lots of room! IMG_0723.JPG
    To me I want to be able to ride full throttle without worrying about the next petrol station. :D
     
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    Amazing what you read the second time around Sam. What is this shift light you mentioned? Is it a gear indicator of some kind? I'd like to learn a little more,.....
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    If you turn that center piece over you can raise the bars another 2 inches! :D
     
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    HI @RBinTEX I would love to but i am pretty sure i would run out of speedo wire / cables. it's already a wee bit tight. And my mech said "no can do".
     
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    Turning the center block over would raise the bars, but NOT the speedometer height..... it would remain the same.
    There is plenty of cable room for the bars to be raised that small amount, because I have done it.
    Your mechanic is wrong!
     
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    :eek:
    (Never ruffle the beard of a man who wears a blue shirt with braces and a big white hat! . Especially when he's right. It's what Marcus at Thunderworks designed it to do Buddy,......):eek:o_O;);):cool:

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    @RBinTEX - since you haven't ever steered me wrong - I'll take it in and chew the fat with him a bit before suggesting he try it - he will say "sure, it's your nickel" or $75.00 for the hour.
     

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    I notice that you have beach bars on the bike and may have to get new brake and clutch lines with the beach bars.
    And looking at the arrangement you have now, with the brake and clutch line stretched way out at an angle, that should have already been done.

    Maybe that is why he said that it couldn't be done?

    But all that aside the bars 'could' be raised by just turning that center block over and it would not raise the speedometer any higher than it is now, but the bars could be raised 2"!
    That was the point I was making.
    The arrangement that you now have is at the very least awkward in a mechanical way.
    Maybe you should find another person to do your modifications?
    I would if it was my bike and I was not capable of doing it myself.
    What you have now leaves much to be desired to showcase his mechanical abilities!
     
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    @RBinTEX - oh - now I get it !:D
     
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    By the way, I think you have a very unique bike.... I can see that you love it and spend a lot of time doing things for it! :D:D
     
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    As unbelievable as it sounds - we all knew or could have found out the Scout has a tank smaller than most lawn mowers before we bought them.

    While I'm sure some guys will justify the miserable task of ripping their new bike apart and spending a grand to do so - myself this is not going to happen, I'll just keep doing what I've been doing - every time my trip meter gets to 50 miles, I start looking.

    Polaris dropped the ball on this one - what was going thru the meek Pencil-Head designers at Indian when some idiot came up with a 3 gal tank for a 1300 cc bike we'll probably never know, what makes me feel worse, is they had the nerve to put a "Big" false tank around the "little" tank so we all thought the tank was normal.

    Regretfully every Scout owner will suffer with their mistake!

    Ride Safe!
     

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