Charlie Chaplain· Registered
2018 Indian Scout
The bike runs well, and has more low end response down around 1,500 rpm. With the stock mufflers, it would snatch and buck when the rpm’s were this low, now it pulls cleanly from low rpm.I installed these Freedom Performance slip ones, Dennis Kirk had them on sale for $199 free shipping. They are quite loud lol. They fit very well, and seem to be a good product. We’ll see about longevity…
The Memphis Shades Fats windshield is pretty good. I picked this one up from my friends shop, he is a cycle salvage and has been parting out bikes for 30+ years. Had to order the correct kit ($130 eBay) to install it on the Scout, and also the turn signal relocation kit ($20) on eBay, but it works well. It is actually for a 7” headlight, so if I decide to go for a larger headlight, it is ready to fit. I have noticed that in heavy winds, it can be a little turbulent on the handling. But, I like it. Saved me about $120 over a new windshield.Awesome
How is the manufacture of the windshield?
It’s a rebadged Royal Enfield 750 Meteor, one of the last Indians before they went under in the late ‘60’s, most likely a 1967 or earlier as it has Amal Monoblock carbs on it. Indian used Royal Enfield 700 and 750 twins as they were not able to produce any of their own due to money being tight.At the above meet at Weston stumbled across this. No owner present and unable to date. Any ideas greatly received.
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Yeah, and an oil change! Got about 9k on the oil, and it used 1/2 quart.Wow, that's one HELL of a trip! Glad you made it back home safely. Now all she needs is a bath!
It’s a Corbin Brave, or Gunfighter, and it was supposed to be dyed by this upholstery shop, but he used lacquer to color it with two coats of clear… it didn’t work well. I don’t know if it will fit the bobber, but call Corbin, and they will tell you. It used the rear fender mounting, so if you have that rear screw mount, yes.Congrats on the long trip on the Scout!Now I have to know what seat that is and if it fits the bobber.
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Added the Indian tach.
I would like the tach more if it was mounted directly above the Speedometer. It would be easier to see, also. How do you like it so far?? I miss not having a real tach! It's probably not possible to clock the tachometer to work directly above the speedo, is it?
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I have a set of PICO crimp pliers that will crimp a factory pin like this. I use them exclusively, and buy the proper spade, barrel, and pin connectors to match the factory connections. I don’t use the ones from the auto parts stores anymore.I just want to add something to the LED discussion. On my first and second set up I used these connectors. If you want new LED's different than the OEM ones for the front like Apollo's or Motoblaze here are the connectors. Just get the male and pins (Yellow on the Right) and it plugs right into the female OEM connector on your harness. Scout LED Connectors My Scout is a 2018.
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Man, that’s a beautiful candy red!!Got an update from the custom paint shop.
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We call that a Candy Apple paint here, and it uses a silver metallic base coat with an almost clear tint red. The more red you spray, the less the silver base shows through. This type of paint is very difficult to match exactly between the different items painted , and even at different sides of the object painted. It takes a very steady and concise hand to spray this and have it match perfectly.It will not be to everyone's liking but the next owner can do one of two things: 1. Cover it with a warbonnet decal. 2. Do what I did and get it resprayed.
I visited the paint shop just last Friday to agree to the 'sizing and positioning' of the artwork and script. It was a sunny afternoon, and the front fender was taken out into the afternoon sun. The color was 100% the right choice and it 'popped' in the natural light.
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The project is not going to come to fruition as I had hoped at the end of this month. The wheels went back to the supplier as there was an issue with the powder coating and they had to be dismantled, stripped and re powder coated. There has been an unfortunate, unforeseen delay in getting the wheels to the coaters. It is what it is, eye on the prize!
I didn’t realize that they had resurrected the BSA motorcycle, who is manufacturing them… Royal Enfield, I bet! I rode a Royal Enfield 650 twin, the cafe racer build, at Mid Ohio in July, and it’s a great bike! A little underpowered, but handles and shifts very well.Wheels are finally back in after re powder coating, new tires, fork gaiters fitted and rear suspension mods almost there. Tank, fenders and radiator shroud get collected from custom paint shop next week Friday. Finally see the home straight.
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Sat next to mine was the first dealership received new BSA. Some nice touches on this bike, if you're on a tight budget BSA or Royal Enfield is the way to go, good honest bikes.
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What did you use for dye on the leather? I asked an upholsterer to dye my Corbin, and lo and behold… he PAINTED it with a lacquer spray. 1 coat of color, and three coats of clear… needless to say, I was speechless for a minute. The lacquer didn’t last 4 days before it was coming off the stitches, and cracking in the creases of the leather from compression while sitting on it.Dyed the stock tan 1920s seat. Now to let it dry and condition it. View attachment 718090 View attachment 718092
Good choice, let us know how durable it is. Did you prep the leather before dyeing?I used leathet dye from hobby lobby
That’s what a bike looks like when it’s being rode hard and put away wet lol. If it ain’t dirty, it’s a garage queen.I rode that puppy
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