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!

Sunday, 23 November 2014


Yesterday, i collected the Chout from Foss Fabrication where it had been sitting since september 2012. Richi had been commissioned to make good the frame crosstube, make up a set of stainless pipes following my foam templates, fabricate the kicker mount and brake torque arms and linkages. He also designed and made the shifter, modified and mounted the footboards and made up a mudguard stay for the rear.

Now i have it home ill pull out the powerplant for final assembly then deliver the frame back to Fossfab to let Richi weld the inner side of the kicker mount.

Ill need to build the transmission into a better case that i have as the existing one needs many repairs, then its time to build up the primary, fit a King clutch, then put the powerplant back into the frame for final build up.

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