December 29, 2010

Indian 101 Scout Classic Part 2

I love my 1931 Indian 101 Scout and thought it might be fun to share some of my history and experiences with it here. Last time I discussed buying this bike and working with George Yarocki (well most George did the work) to get it up and running well. Then I put hundreds of miles on it dialing it in and modifying it to my personal tastes.

Stunning Indian 101 Scout Motorcycle - A Classic Beauty

While not a bike built for judging, it sure looks great and is a strong rider. In 2009, I guess I had owned and been riding it for about 5 or 6 years I had to replace the 12 volt battery – yes I know the old Indian motorcycles were 6 volt, but I like the benefits of the 12 volts and it is not obvious to the casual observer.

Indian 101 Scout Motorcycle Leaky Gas Tank

I also discovered the gas tank was beginning to split and leak gas out the bottom. So I pulled the tank and sealed up the bottom.

The gas tank on an Indian 101 Scout fits in between the frame rails.

The motorcycle looks so different without the one piece gas tank in the frame.  Fortunately the fix was a simple one and everything went back together relatively easily.

Filed under Buzz Kanter Classic Motorcycle Blog, Classic Motorcycle Maintenance, Tech by Buzz Kanter

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Comments on Indian 101 Scout Classic Part 2

December 29, 2010

PanheadJim @ 9:36 am

What product did you use to seal the tank?