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This site Scouts from the mid 1920’s to

Updated 13 Feb. 2014. See J Bonneville twin mill at end of this page

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Welcome Scouts and ex-Army Riders old and young. BTW, if you get here directly from the big site,, check it out (There is a link at end of this The main site includes a of Indian brand motorcycles to 2013, hundreds of photos of Fours and English made features on racers and customs, and prototypes, etc.

Below is a courtesy of YouTube of guys to start one of the Burt Munro — which was based on a Scout engine but very, modified. The movie starring Hopkins The World’s Fastest was about Burt and his bike. in this video Jay Leno is in the and makes a few wisecracks.

Next is a YouTube video of a fellow starting his 1925

Here is a shot of a 1927 wiith sidecar:

One thing I learned was that the now highly 101 series of Indian Scouts made from 1928 1931, i.e. four are so valuable because not only they the first Scouts to front brakes but mainly they were lower and and more raked than Scouts and they still had Scout frames which a bit different and lighter than the frames. In 1932 the factory and gave the Scouts the heavy frame (with very few

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This slowed the Scout and its appearance and probably its handling. (It was no called 101, just The adverse consumer reaction to the 1934 Sport Scout had a lighter frame, different and aluminium alloy cylinder It only lasted until 1941, a production run of eight (During 1934 — 41, I there were probably a lot of Scouts as well as Sport built and sold.

Nowadays an expert can tell if a bike is a Sport Scout or just a -41 Scout disguised as a Sport e.g. with alloy I have never seen a 101 Scout without alloy and when I checked the photos (new photos added on Day, 2013) I could not any with iron heads, and all the same style of forks, so I if there were any non Sport sold, but I am positive that the WW II models were wimpy Scouts.

I think the genuine Sport had magnetos instead of battery and ignition (and probably performance cams and carb Speaking of aluminium alloy heads, interesting that the Sportster was sold with heads from its inception in until 1986, almost a 30 stretch, and even the Harley K and KH flathead Sportster) and Knucklehead had heads back in 1952 and respectively.

So if alloy heads were on the OHV Big Twins since 1936, and on since 1934 and all British OHV since around 1950 the BSA A-10’s and their Ariel until about 1960), why did the a sport bike in its day, use and heat-holding, detonation-prone iron? I somewhere that when H-D to use aluminum alloy heads on Sportsters (XLR’s) sometime 1980 the valve seats out! Before any irate fans write in, I do own a ’66 as well as a ’64 Duo-Glide, and owned other Hogs in the namely a 1950 or ’51 (cannot remember), a 1941 U, a 1980 FLT and a 1979 ex- police FL.

Here is a photo of an un- restored Scout, and a restored one.

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