World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

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Pushie Pirate
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Location: Lord Howe Island, NSW Tasman Sea.

World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by Pushie Pirate » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:33 pm

Just joined the forum from Lord Howe Island a little dot out in the Tasman Sea,
been cutting up bike frames for a few years, this is one of my faves!

Inspired by a couple of New Zealanders, firstly Burt Munro he purchased a 1920
Indian Scout and over a few years modified it into a streamliner. Eventually he
took it to Bonneville salt flats and broke records, some of which still stand to
this day! His story was told in one of my all time favorite films "The World's
Fastest Indian" if you haven't seen it make sure you do! Here is a link about
Burt Munro............http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Munro

My second inspiration perhaps lesser known John Britten he built his own V twin
and I am talking everything, engine, gearbox, frame and eventually took his bike
to Datona and won the Battle of the Twins race beating all the factory teams.
Here is a link about John Britten..........
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Britten

Did a bit of a search on the net and found out John Britten's first build was an Indian
Scout so after a bit of thought I decided to build a pushie as a tribute to a couple of
my country-men who thought out of the box and built world beaters in their shed out
the back!

Now she won't be a streamliner, trying to get as close to a 1920 Indian Scout as I can,
using bits scrounged from here and there. Here is the build to where she is today....
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So here she is mocked up and ridable in primer paint, she's a cruzier not a speed machine, rides okay.

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This is where I am at now, guards on, carrier done, making up some lights, fake tank then paint.
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After a lot of planning, cutting, welding, bogging, sanding, priming, painting and putting together she
is pretty close. Bit I'm most pleased about only paid for the tyres, bars, stand and seat, not bad for
a
dump bike aye! Just a bit more to do, wiring and power for the front and rear lights and want to put 

on a rear carrier.



Been riding her round gets plenty of looks and comments, best yet a mate asked where'd you buy that?
The ultimate compliment for a custom bike, she's made in the shed not in a factory! She rides okay, a
lot
better than I thought, no speed demon obviously, thing that did surprise me her high speed cornering,

goes around fast corners sweet as, plus I love that she does actually look like an Indian!
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She had a bit of time as a boardtracker chucked on some different bars pulled the guards and she's a
boardtracker! Rides okay like this, bit hard to pedal but corners better!
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Found a cheapy indian badge fitted to the top of the shifter.
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Added some bling to the old girl, got some new fancy duck bill fenders and found a period style replica horn and
this cool fender light, plan to convert all the lights to 12 volts so will have lights and horn soon.
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Couple of detail shots of the new bling, both ebay scores, not perfect perhaps but she pops now with all the chrome!
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xsive
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Re: World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by xsive » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:47 pm

well done super cool
IM NOT CRAZY ITS JUST OTHER PEOPLES PERCEPTION OF MY NORMALITY THAT DIFFERS

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Re: World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by Prof » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:48 pm

What a beauty... you have done a great job.
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

Youngblood
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Re: World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by Youngblood » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:04 am

Post by Prof » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:18 pm

What a beauty... you have done a great job.
+1
8) 8) 8)
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ol_750
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Re: World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by ol_750 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:38 am

8) Yes very Kewl 8)
Ride Hard Live Free
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Re: World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by Bearcx » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:20 am

That looks fantastic. Great job. :D
The brave may not live long, but, the cautious do not live at all.

tigerbob
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Re: World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by tigerbob » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:49 pm

Sensational!
'94 Dyna Convertible
'73 TR6 Tiger - chopper under construction
'71 T140v Bonneville

Cromag
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Re: World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by Cromag » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:18 pm

What They Said!!! That really looks the business.
Does not work or play well with others
Loud pipes save lives
"These are not the Droids you're looking for"

Pushie Pirate
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Re: World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by Pushie Pirate » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:27 pm

Refurbing my slowest Indian some what, fenders, headlight surround and chain
guard all repainted red, was never happy with the chrome fenders too blingy!
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While the fenders and head light off fitted my boardtracker handle bars, the world's
slowest boardtracker on a sunny day out in the Tasman Sea!
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Youngblood
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Re: World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by Youngblood » Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:21 pm

Cool........ as usual
8) 8) 8)
Youngblood

Pushie Pirate
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Re: World's Slowest Indian (Pic heavy)

Post by Pushie Pirate » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:53 pm

So painted the fenders, chain guard and headlight surround, she was too blingy with all that chrome.
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