Sunday, December 25, 2011

Indian 101 Scouts

The great property of 101s is any idiot can get them and keep them running . probably thee easiest to maintain , service bikes i've ever had..Luckily there is a great following so many parts r now available as knockoffs,, I kinda wish Colony or the other big name replacement parts folks would make fenders etc out of thicker gauge metal..plenty of acceleration and very maneuverable...just not a highway bike...i prefer runing drop center rims vs the correct clincher rims,,,clincher rims are the very old early style rims...

5 comments:

chilsonrolen said...

I am very crazy about Indian bikes and also antique bikes. The style and design of Indian bikes are fantastic and also very comfortable to ride. I really like the pictures of Indian bikes.
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Charlie101 said...

Sorry to be a calendar nerd but just for setting the score right for those that want that. These are ordinary Scouts in Police specifications and is nowadays called short frame Scouts. Manufactured before -27 and has a 600cc (37ci)engine. 101s have cast iron knees at a sharp angular below the engine. There was a brief period in 27 and early -28 when this short framed Scout where manufactured with those knees, They where fitted with the new 750cc (45ci) engine and was called Police Special or Sport Scout. The 101 was manufactured after that period and had a longer frame with the battery box behind the engine.

belinfante said...

once again i am no expert on anything..i apreciate your comments ,input, always feel free to comment positive or negative.. this is all for learning about old bikes etc..thank you Sir!

Charlie101 said...
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Charlie101 said...

Glad to contribute with the little I know! I enjoy your blog very much and thank you very much for your effort in putting it up and share!
I wouldnt be surprised if this photo is from behind the Springfield factory. I think it is the wooden overpass between the buildings where the railway pass between the buildings that can be seen behind the plank and officers. Sorry about the double postings please delete if you can.