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, 6 September 2012

Drive chain

A stormy day in Achnasheen today, so I decided it was time to centre the rear wheel and set the final drive chain run. A spacer turned from alloy roundstock and drilled to suit the 18mm Honda spindle set the wheel dead centre in the frame.

With a 3' length of 1/4" flat bar G clamped to the rear sprocket and a short length of the same bar clamped to the gearbox sprocket, i firstcheckd that the two were running parallel then measured the offset.... 3/8"

I turned down a piece of steel tube to the same inner and outer diameter as the standard sprocket distance piece but 1/4" narrower then turned the sprocket round and fitted it with the 1/8" dish in the way..... Jobsagoodun!!!!

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