640 Restoration — The End!

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Indian Sport Scout

Chapter Nine: First

The bike had been pretty together for most of the summer, but it comes right down to it, I don’t know much bikes. Called Bob Markey and a date to have them the whole thing over and sure it was safe to take out on the

Got a call 2 days before the Chapter AMCA meet I’d better come pick it up. had been reviewed, adjusted and was good. When I got to Bob’s, was a 1934 Sport Scout in the

Robin introduced me to John who was apparently selling it for someone. I did not have any money to purchase the But then again, I was there to up a complete and running 1940 Scout!

Robin asked me if I to know how to start and operate it, but I had to go to work we arranged to get together at the Chapter meet and he would me what to do. I brought the bike and went to work.

Then on Friday morning, I it up and drove the two hours to Jefferson, PA. at the meet, I observed a familiar car me. John Seidts and his son were into the parking area. asked me where the Scout and I explained that it was in the back of the van and I someone to help me learn how to it. He replied, “let’s get it out of there” so we it and he showed me how to start the bike.

I it around the parking area a few and stopped by my van. It was different. It was After 2 years I was riding a piece of farm machinery.

John was the first of several that day that asked me if I had bars to install. I wonder

Time to put on my helmet and take a though the countryside. Back on the I could not get it to run and stay running. riders of more modern were glad to stop by and advice. “Well you have to use handle to shift it, but it’s on the side!” Thanks for the help! about 45 minutes it was time to professional counseling. No not a shrink or just someone who knows is going on.

I was baffled that the had run so easily, but now would not.

So I it over towards the meet, profusely. On the road, a couple of asked “Why aren’t you it?” “Just get behind me and and I will!” So they pushed me up the hill at the gate to the meet. into the meet, I arrived at the Indian booth. Well, was someone who might know the deal was. Everyone was so I took a look in the gas tank to see the level was.

Is it possible that it won’t run it’s low on fuel? There was not fuel in the tank, so I left the and wandered through the meet to see I could dig up.

Bumbling down one of the of vendors, I met Eli Sentman. We hung out for a and Eli lent me a tank of gas belonging to Lehr. Returning to the Sport I filled it up.

Bob and Robin gave me the starting procedure. Here is how I it: Choke all the way on, gas on throttle on half, twice. Ignition on, choke 1 from the top, spark away from me about or a little more. Give a kick. It will start.

Turn the spark all the way towards and adjust the throttle so it just along slowly. Check for oil Warm up for a bit. Push the of the clutch down.

Firmly put the in first gear. It should click in.

While we were over this, a bunch of old started to gather around and advice. The piranhas were in! Stalled it twice! I started to to get away from them in the way.

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So I gassed it up, popped the and blew on out of there. Slewing a sideways and recovering, I tore the up for several yards, and left a skid mark.

Like an missile, I rode through the but without killing anyone or any machinery. Returning to the point of I was informed by Kay Markey that Kneivel would be proud of one!”

After that it was definitely to quench! Luckily I had some Black and Tans for the occasion. May as drink the local product America’s oldest brewery!

out at the meet until dusk and loaded up the bike and drove The next day I stole my wife’s Buell and rode over to the It had gotten cold and people already leaving. The 4 hours on the Buell were not anywhere as much fun as the 4 minutes I had spent on the Scout. Returning home I driving up and down the street.

I’ll see if I can get her into third I might even put on the crash Have a feeling I’ll them!

It took me almost 2 to get a ride on the Scout. A lot of help was had the way. Professionally from Indian. Body paint and quenching by Gonzo.

Parts from Kiwi, Stark, Michael Breeding and Answers to my many silly by VI list members. Thank you

I’m not as totally clueless any more. dumb enough to consider attempt when the right presents itself. Hummm, this? Well, it looks a 1914 Basket!

A lot like bike that started whole thing off!

the rest of Jim’s story

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