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Scout for sale

  • 15 Sep 2023 3:28 PM
    Message # 13255130
    Tim Raindle (Administrator)

    Phil Shore is selling his beautiful 1928 101 scout on the bring a trailer site,

    more info to follow.

  • 15 Sep 2023 6:09 PM
    Reply # 13255218 on 13255130
    Tim Raindle (Administrator)

    A little history:

    Up for auction is this 1928 Indian 101 Scout (VIN DGP 1723). Many Indian motorcycle enthusiasts consider the Indian 101 Scout to be the pinnacle of vintage Indian engineering. As the famous Indian historian Harry V. Sucher wrote in his book “Franklins Indians”, Charles Franklin took Indian’s best ever production engine and dropped it into their best ever frame and running gear. The result is one of the best balances of speed, handling, power, weight, stability and agility ever to have been wrapped up into a single motorcycling package.”

     This concourse level 101 Scout is certainly one of the nicest examples, if not the nicest and correct example of this very rare motorcycle in the world. A complete history of the owner’s acquisition of the motorcycle can be found at this link This Indian 101 Scout was comprehensively nut and bolt restored by one of the most noted Indian restoration specialists in the world, John Eagles out of Southern California. When Indian Motorcycle historian, Harry V. Sucher needed a restoration on his personal 101 Scout, he chose John Eagles, and that says it all.

    This restoration, completed in 2013, resulted in a visually stunning and mechanically perfect 101 Scout. All the mechanicals operate as they were engineered. The completely rebuilt and correct Splitdorf S2 magneto provides a very hot spark to the Champion Spark Plugs. A completely rebuilt and correct Schebler DLX51 carburetors meters the gas. The gas tank was prepped and lined by GTL/Tony Marcus with their proprietary aircraft tank epoxy. This combination ensures one kick starts most of the time. A completely rebuilt and correct Splitdorf DU-7 generator keeps the juices flowing. All new wiring, with correct wrappings in cloth and leather, ensures that all the electrics, including the lighting system, work as they should. The engine, clutch and transmission were completely and perfectly rebuilt by the master Indian 101 mechanic John Eagles 10 years ago. It has been started and run through a complete heat cycle periodically to provide ongoing lubrication. The bike has only been run in for approximately 150 miles and it runs and looks brand-new. It has been lovingly stored in our 65°F to 75°F temperature-controlled display collection facility. The pictures and videos tell the story as well as we can. This motorcycle is as beautiful and wonderful to look at as it is to ride. It would also be perfect in any Motorcycle Museum. Or, should the next caretaker choose, it can be ridden as desired.

    A few photos attached

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