Show us your custom Indian Scout work!

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  1. NickJ

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    I repurposed the front fender. I was going to bob it, but during the mockup I found that it fit perfect and didn't need to even be cut at all. It was a very happy coincidence.
     
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    Well damn, that's a bit over my head to do myself! Thanks.
     
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    You would be amazed at what you can do if you just put your mind to it. :)
     
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    SAWEET!
     
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    No doubt, but within my limits. I'm just a mechanically inclined person, and I don't have the tool or skillsets to tackle something like that. You want me to build a computer, no problem, but mess with fundamental parts of a motorcycle, and I'll let the experts do it.
     
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    I hear you on that one. Digging into a bike for the first time can be a super intimidating thing. I certainly was very hesitant on Day 1 of turning a wrench on these simple machines and there is a ton of skill that I need to learn yet. And obviously you ALWAYS need another tool.

    If you have any questions let me know though.
     
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    Thanks man.
     
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    Hi Drydock, while I
    like what you've done to the bike I could help but see what's in the background,........48 a 49 Chevy truck? It's stretching the memory banks but I don't think it's a Ford. Love those old ones too, so do tell, what ya got hiding back there?
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    Would you believe the N Z Army still had some of those early Chevs and Fords on the payroll?
     
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    Ok Jay, I'm back. What I didn't like about the OEM GRIPS WAS HOW SMALL THEY were in diameter. I found my hand was closed up too tight for my comfort. Thus I increased it with 100 MPH tape and the leather covers.

    If I change to the Avons I will be back to the small diameter again so my question is,......did you find the OEM Grips small? And how do you find the Avons in comparison? Are they the same diameter as the OEM's or bigger? Boy! That's a big question huh? Here's hoping you have some answers for me,......
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    I didn't find the Avons small at all, the OEM's I did .. I am not sure what the actual Outside Diameter is of the Avon but it's definitely more than OEM .. Can hardly tell the difference between them and the Dyna or the Victory, both which has One inch Bars at the Grip Area .. ( Have Avon's on all 3 )

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    To Follow this Up as had OEM Stage 1 Pipes when First Posted here have put my Bassani 2:1's back and Have it Tuned with PVCX and actually been totally Happy with it like it is Done Nothing Since and Really No Plans for anything else ( Yet :) )

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    OK, there's my answer right there. I see they do one with an addition of their version of a cramp buster, throttle assist, they call so that's the set I will get, in black I reckon. Thanks heaps for the info Jay, much appreciated.
    Alpal

    PS : felt kind of good to see they list parts especially for Indian motorcycles but saw no sign of Harley anywhere. Not knocking Harley, just feeling proud of my Indian and the fact that an aftermarket supplier thinks highly enough of the brand to market for it.

    PPS : And then a little later I saw that they do have grips for Harley's,......I only had a boy look before, obviously,......
     
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    I have a set of Avon's on my Honda Phantom, but I used Biltwell grips on the Scout.
    Biltwell Inc. / Biltwell Recoil Grips - Black
     
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    More decorated than customized, but here she is in her current state. Had a nice quick ride this morning before the rain arrives, and snapped this before pulling in (our shop to the right). Too many things to list.

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    Started raining here too Meggie, I was trying to load my groceries in the rain.
    Got soaking wet and got even wetter unloading and taking in the house.
    I got the frozen stuff in, the rest can wait until it quits.
     
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    Ya don't throw good stuff away! That's a 1945 Chevy 1.5 ton flatbed. Pretty much WW2 issue, the Brit SAS liked to run around the desert with them. I've got a 1950s spare engine in my shop slowly being rebuilt to replace the old splash lube original: BTW the original still runs just fine, but its the pretty rare babbit pounder 235 variant, and will go to the back of the shop for honored retirement.
     
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    How I would love a tour of your sheds. When I was T Waiouru Military Base, roughly in the centre of the North Island, ( under Mt Ruapehu, the active one,.....) one of my first jobs as a newbe apprentice was to strip down three of those splash lube motor as well as two side valve V8's. What better way to be introduced to the art of mechanising. All five motors ended up on stands and were regularly stripped down by all the new Army apprentices. While the Army still had , and was using heaps of those US Army trucks, recovery wagons, electrical workshops, engineering workshops on wheels etc, we were slowly ( and sadly) changing over to the Brit RL Bedfords. Quite a step backwards my opinion and pretty much everyone else's.
    Alpal
     
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    Bored today. So play with carbon..
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    Huh?

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    I get it now!!
    No , not chrome.. polished.
    The 2 biggest flaws I saw instantly when I first walked up to the Scout the first time, was the plastic looking foot levers, and the nasty fasteners under the seat..
    The levers were so ugly, that I felt they did it on purpose, to sell metal looking ones, and low and be hold, they do! At a price I pee'd a Lil laughing at..
    So, thinking they might be made of metal:rolleyes: I grabbed some aircraft paint stripper, took off powder coat, used fine grit scotch brights, and some aluminum polish..
    couple hrs time.
    Less than 30 dollars.
    Saved 200 bucks.
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    After scotch brite IMAG1437.jpg
    After polish IMAG1438.jpg
    Back on the machine IMAG1441.jpg
     
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