Taller gearing for the Scout

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  1. Allen

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    Finally made a touring machine out of this Scout. Had the tank enlarged and now a 32tooth primary pulley instead of the 28tooth. Wonderful. A totally different bike.
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    Who did the tank for you Bud?
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    Pictures please. Well done you.
     
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    One other thing @Allen ,......(Great name by the way although spelt wrong,:cool::cool:,..., ) how did the engineer weld those tow items together keeping the centre,.....central?:eek::oops:o_O,......This enquiring mind would like to know because it can't have been easy, surely,.....
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    The idea came about from a fellow Scout Rider in Moscow, Andrey M. He was going to have these produced for the Scout but we all know that fell through. He suggested I try some local shops in the states. Young Machine in Indiana did the work for me. How it was done I do not know. They are dissimilar metals, the Scout being steel and the Harley 32 tooth cast iron I believe. I sent them a Scout pulley I bought off ebay and a used Harley 32tooth. I bet Richard at Young Machine could make you one. Be expected to pay for it.
    The tank was done by Andrew McCullough in So. Cal. Does good work.
     

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    Andrew McCullough in So. Cal
     
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    No. I'm sure it was not easy. Young Machine in Indiana(USA) did this for me. After cutting out the sprockets in concentric circles, the Indian sprocket with the proprietary spline configuration was press fit into the HD32 tooth sprocket which had been cut out. I believe Young Machine did this on a lathe. It was then carefully welded up with zinc rods if my metallurgy serves me right. It was worth every penny and then some.
     
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    hey Allen,....thanks for the feedback Buddy,......interesting thread,.....
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    @Allen

    Well done and thanks for sharing.

    So, did you have to get a different belt?

    What are the RPMS in high gear at speed?

    How much fuel does the tank hold now?

    Thank you

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    Amazing work, even though done by machine- the calibration & setup must've been tough. Great thread!
     
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    Same belt. At 75mph I'm at approximately 3600rpm. Fuel tank is 4.5 gallons.
     
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    4.5 US gallons or 17.01 litres,....yeah?
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    litres, what the heck is that? LOL! ;):confused::(:p:oops:o_O I think they were going to try that stuff on us back in 8th grade, but they said us 'Mericans would never get used to it!!

    Don't I have enough things to CONVERT? :(:cool::D:rolleyes:
     
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    There are 3.8 liters approx to 1 US gallon and approximately 4.5 liters to the rest of the worlds 1 gallon.

    NZ changed from feet an inches when we went from the English pounds and shillings money, etc to dollars and cents same time we slowly morphed into metric for mesaurement etc.
     
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    One of my old friends is a kiwi. Great musician, keyboardist back in the Kansas City area.
    The Scout swallows the taller gearing easily, and the range from the 4.5gal tank is more than adequate. Wasn't cheap. But hey, I can back it up with my total knee replacement and stubby little legs.
     
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    Andrew Mccullough in So. Cal. Don't know if he is doing any more tanks.
     
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    Hey, I learned all about litres when I got serious about drinking wine!
     
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    check out andrewmac556 on instagram. best I can do.
     
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    Nice work Allen, 3600 is a good cruising rpm.

    In case you haven't read it there's a useful thread on here that discusses the scout's power band and reasons to ride in that range.
    Indian Scout - Cruising RPM | Indian Rider - Indian Motorcycle Forums
     
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    All I have is Andrew MacCulloch's Instagram address: andrewmac556
     
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