A tale of two Chouts

The Ultimate Indian Motocycle Hybrid, the marriage of a vintage Scout frame with a Chief engine!

The Alchemist

The essence of motocycle, picture a rigid framed vintage roadracer, leaf sprung fork, single pan saddle, hand gearchange, foot clutch, left hand throttle and the biggest production Indian engine of the time shoehorned into the best handling Indian frame of All time! A true hotrod, the looks of a stripped down wall bike on steroids!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Forks n hubs

Indian 101 forks are very narrow.. not much space between the rockers, and the pivot bolts reduce the usable width considerably.
Today I tried a few of the hubs in my parts stash for size.. 741b Scout hub (above RHS) is way too wide.. about 2", a Triumph tiger Cub hub, (below RHS) is a tight squeeze but will fit, then I found what I believe to be a pre war Triumph 3T hub, same size as the 741b hub bit 1.5 " narrower, the drum bolts to a cotton reel style hub so it shouldnt be too difficult to narrow it further and then Ill be able to use the 741b brake plate, shoes pivots and cam tyhat I have in hand... saves cutting up an Indian hub too!

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