Well traveled Gilroy Scout

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  1. steve skinner

    steve skinner New Member

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    This is a picture of my 2002 Gilroy Scout. It has oil lines fitted to the front crash bars so oil is pumped through them, keeping the engine temperature a bit lower than it would otherwise be. A good thing here in Australia where it can get very, very hot at times.

    Overall it has been a super touring bike, covering many thousands of kilometres through outback New South Wales, up to Queensland and down to Victoria.
     

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    Great looking machine.
     
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    Awesome looking ride....I love the exposed- painted frame!
     
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    Be proud Buddy,......That looks brand new! The oil idea is brilliant,.....so how much extra oil goes in now?
    Alpal
     
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    Co worker has the same bike....I believe his is a 2001.
     
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    Awesome bike mate. She is a thing of beauty!
    Good to have another Aussie on board.
    Whereabouts in Oz are you?
     
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    Thanks Baldhead_J!

    A couple more pictures that show its nice Art Deco lines.

    Gilroy Indians are very rare in Australia as the Gilroy concern had no dealerships here. Any Gilroy Indian that is here is a private import made a great personal expense.

    In Australia to import a machine from the United States you have the face the fact the the U.S. dollar is worth a LOT more than ours. Then you pay shipping half way across the planet, then you pay import duty, then you pay for Australian compliance and THEN you pay a goods and service tax (GST) of 10% on top of everything that you had already paid.

    So as the import duty and Australian compliance are really taxes, the GST is actually a tax, on a tax, on a tax!

    I originally paid $6,000 U.S. for my Gilroy Scout in 2013, but by the time I had it parked in my shed with New South Wales registration it had cost me $18,000 Australian! A few years later I could have bought a new Polaris Scout from a dealer in Sydney for just over $15,000.

    What the heck, I love it anyway.

    Steve
     

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    Thanks for sharing the story with us. It's always great to learn new things.
     
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    said it before and I'll say it again,....That is one sweet looking bike,.....
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    Thanks for the pictures and the story about your bike. You’ve done a great to keep it looking good as new. When I first met my wife she also had a 2002 scout. Oh how she loved that bike! When she traded it in 2012 it had over 60,000 miles on it and it never let us down one time. From the single down tube frame to the really smooth shifting transmission I was really impressed with that bike.
    When she bought that bike new, there was no Indian dealer in Kansas City. A local car dealer had it on display one Saturday morning in the front of the supermarket. Thanks again for the pictures and here’s a couple pictures of hers.
     
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    Know just what you mean,......I secretly wish Steph would venture back onto a bike,......She would look great on the Intruder,.....
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    Yes and thanks.Shes definitely better than I deserve. Even got up this morning and went with me to cut some firewood for our wood stove next winter.
     

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    Pretty lady!
    Pro Tip: Avoid the Chipper
     
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    When you say the chipper are you speaking about what a lot of construction developers are using now to clear off wooded areas? It’s become real popular to just grind everything up into a pile of wood chips
     
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    I mean this:
     
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    Ok yah. I wanna keep all my fingers to wrap around the grips.
     
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