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!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Repositionimg the kicker mount

One of the issues with fitting a chief powerplant into a 101 chassis is that the kicker stud is too close to the pinion... Today i made a start on repositioning the stud.
First off i drilled a piece of flat 1/4" stock to fit snugly over the existing 101 stud

With a length of 7/8" roundstock as a kicker pivot i offered the kicker up into position so the teeth mesh but not too tightly

Having marked the centre of the stud i drilled a 1/2" hole and turned the roundstock down on the lathe to the same size

With the new pin loosely in position i marked it with room for a washer and circlip then parted it off

All clamped together ready to weld now.

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  1. The kick leverage create tremendous bending force to the flat stock piece. I would weld a support at the back of the plate, bolted to the flat area where the battery box is fastened. Or weld it to the battery crate.

  2. I plan to brace it along the top and at the back at 90deg across the back of the kicker casting... once the new pin has been hardened