Post a pic of your latest purchase

whynot

~~~If it ain't raining, I'm riding~~{iii}?~~prost~
This is not as elaborate of some of y'alls purchases......but, it's a purchase, none the less.........

1972 CL100.....
 

Attachments

  • 20201223_161001.jpg
    20201223_161001.jpg
    9 MB · Views: 113
  • 20201223_144408.jpg
    20201223_144408.jpg
    7.2 MB · Views: 95
  • 20201223_144420.jpg
    20201223_144420.jpg
    7.1 MB · Views: 99
  • 20201223_144503.jpg
    20201223_144503.jpg
    6.3 MB · Views: 97
  • 20201223_145434.jpg
    20201223_145434.jpg
    6.9 MB · Views: 96
  • 20201223_145446.jpg
    20201223_145446.jpg
    6.8 MB · Views: 104

Popeye SXM

Also used for MX
Hi folks,
Right now all my spare time (and money!) is spent on refurbing my house boat. My Café styled special sits neglected on my bench, the CRF has been in bits for nearly a year, so I need another time consuming thing like I need a hole in my head, but............
I emptied my bank account for this Indian 741 Scout
Normally a hard tailed, American v twin is NOT my kind of bike, but...........
My father saved it from being scrapped in 1955 (he was 14), he had to push it home as the motor was locked. It has been 10 years since he finished a full nut and bolt rebuild so some of the bright work is not the best and the silencer has not long until it rusts out so I will do a refresh at some point but for now I will keep it road worthy and use as often as poss.
What is like to ride, you might be asking? Surprising fast and nimble. The not unsubstantial weight quickly disappears. The manual advance / retard is easy enough but the foot clutch and hand shifter take a little getting used to. The seat in good at soaking up the bumps but so it should be as this bike was made for the British army in 1941!
 

Attachments

  • DSC01478.JPG
    DSC01478.JPG
    2.2 MB · Views: 96
  • IMG_0041 (1).JPG
    IMG_0041 (1).JPG
    146.8 KB · Views: 102

Jimbonaut

Over 1,000 Posts
DTT SUPPORTER
Wow, now we're talking. What year is that beauty? Looks like your Dad did a great job looking after it
 

Out

Been Around the Block
Auction find here...Looks like a genuine BMW dealer engine stand for twins. It is really nicely built. Came in a lot of old jacks. Also scored a pile of Motorcycle Sport Books/Cycle Worlds from '63-76. Tons of neat pics and articles from bygone days.View attachment IMG_3758.JPG
 
Last edited:

Hurco550

Keep er' Between the Ditches
DTT SUPPORTER
DTT BOTM WINNER
Normally a hard tailed, American v twin is NOT my kind of bike, but...........
I think anyone here should have their head examined if they decided that they didn't want that just because its not their usual style of bike... That thing is amazing, and good on your gramps for saving it!
 

ridesolo

You don't stop riding when you get old...
DTT SUPPORTER
DTT BOTM WINNER
I think anyone here should have their head examined if they decided that they didn't want that just because its not their usual style of bike... That thing is amazing, and good on your gramps for saving it!
Ha! You know we had one, right? When my father-in-law died the four Indians he had restored went to the kids. A '38 Four, '45 Chief, & 2X '48 Chiefs. Mrs Ridesolo got his favorite, one of the '48 Chiefs. We decided to sell it because we didn't have climate-controlled storage for it and we just wouldn't have used it. It went to a very good, loving, and appreciative home. The other '48 was also sold by her brother and it went to Australia. Interestingly the buyer was an experienced Australian Indian owner/builder who built a machine and organized a race against the original bike from the movie "The World's Fastest Indian."
 

Out

Been Around the Block
Ha! You know we had one, right? When my father-in-law died the four Indians he had restored went to the kids. A '38 Four, '45 Chief, & 2X '48 Chiefs. Mrs Ridesolo got his favorite, one of the '48 Chiefs. We decided to sell it because we didn't have climate-controlled storage for it and we just wouldn't have used it. It went to a very good, loving, and appreciative home. The other '48 was also sold by her brother and it went to Australia. Interestingly the buyer was an experienced Australian Indian owner/builder who built a machine and organized a race against the original bike from the movie "The World's Fastest Indian."
I love that movie. Anyone who goes 150mph prone on a 20's indian on salt in a bathing suit has true grit.
 

Rider52

Over 1,000 Posts
If you ship a bottom end, make sure you drain all the oil, or the box looks like this when it gets where it's going. It was just an xr100 bottom end so it must have had most of its quart of oil still in it.View attachment 231234
A few years ago I received a gas tank full of old rancid fuel. Shipped from a Washington motorcycle dealer to Georgia via UPS. A few years later I got a Harley transmission full of oil via USPS. Both boxes were soaked and the transmission box was dripping oil.
 

Rider52

Over 1,000 Posts
This is not as elaborate of some of y'alls purchases......but, it's a purchase, none the less.........

1972 CL100.....
I built one many years ago to resemble a 60s CL 72/77. Painted the frame Honda red and the tank/fenders/side covers Honda cloud silver.
 

Rider52

Over 1,000 Posts
Hi folks,
Right now all my spare time (and money!) is spent on refurbing my house boat. My Café styled special sits neglected on my bench, the CRF has been in bits for nearly a year, so I need another time consuming thing like I need a hole in my head, but............
I emptied my bank account for this Indian 741 Scout
Normally a hard tailed, American v twin is NOT my kind of bike, but...........
My father saved it from being scrapped in 1955 (he was 14), he had to push it home as the motor was locked. It has been 10 years since he finished a full nut and bolt rebuild so some of the bright work is not the best and the silencer has not long until it rusts out so I will do a refresh at some point but for now I will keep it road worthy and use as often as poss.
What is like to ride, you might be asking? Surprising fast and nimble. The not unsubstantial weight quickly disappears. The manual advance / retard is easy enough but the foot clutch and hand shifter take a little getting used to. The seat in good at soaking up the bumps but so it should be as this bike was made for the British army in 1941!
Excellent bike! One of my many youthful jobs...I usually had 3 at a time was in a chopper shop. The owner built a 48 Chief chopper and I also built a 47 a year later. Almost overnight we became an "Indian" shop with customers dragging them out of barns, garages and fields. We did quite a few restorations including a 48 Chief for Peter Fonda. We also built a few bobbers and race bikes. My father worked in a hardware store around 1930 when he was a teenager. The store sold Indian motorcycles out of a catalog. The bikes were shipped in crates via the train and the local blacksmith/mechanic would assemble them. My father and his cousin would do the test rides. He would also teach people how to ride their new purchase. He had a deep love for Indians and his last bike was a yellow 53 80" Chief. When I started showing an interest in motorcycles he sold it. He said if I was going to get killed on a motorcycle it was not going to be his! As a parent, I can now understand that sentiment. We spent a year sharing few words and I wish I could get that year back.
 

CarbsAndCylinders

Careful With That Axe Eugene
Hi folks,
Right now all my spare time (and money!) is spent on refurbing my house boat. My Café styled special sits neglected on my bench, the CRF has been in bits for nearly a year, so I need another time consuming thing like I need a hole in my head, but............
I emptied my bank account for this Indian 741 Scout
Normally a hard tailed, American v twin is NOT my kind of bike, but...........
My father saved it from being scrapped in 1955 (he was 14), he had to push it home as the motor was locked. It has been 10 years since he finished a full nut and bolt rebuild so some of the bright work is not the best and the silencer has not long until it rusts out so I will do a refresh at some point but for now I will keep it road worthy and use as often as poss.
What is like to ride, you might be asking? Surprising fast and nimble. The not unsubstantial weight quickly disappears. The manual advance / retard is easy enough but the foot clutch and hand shifter take a little getting used to. The seat in good at soaking up the bumps but so it should be as this bike was made for the British army in 1941!
Gorgeous bike!
 

DTT Bike Of The Month Gallery

DTT Light or Dark

www.jadusmotorcycleparts.com
shop.themotoworks.com
www.cognitomoto.com
https://www.townmoto.com
www.speedmotoco.com
www.lostapostle.ca/
www.sparckmoto.com
Top Bottom