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    At the Fort Mott meet in the spring, someone...

    At the Fort Mott meet in the spring, someone noticed that Bruce Lindsey's Knucklehead showed 7xxx miles on the clock and asked if that was since restoration. Bruce said "No, since I repaired the...
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    What is unimaginable about it? It has a Messinger...

    What is unimaginable about it? It has a Messinger sprung seat and foot boards, comfortable on an all day ride and smooth running. It also has a hand clutch and foot shift, non standard by today's...
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    No doubt. If you ran normal oil in the...

    No doubt. If you ran normal oil in the clutch/gearbox on my 741, it was next to impossible to get it into gear on a cold morning. Since the driveline was suited to a bigger engine, I could use...
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    Radios didn't help the case for bikes, either. An...

    Radios didn't help the case for bikes, either. An army cyclist during WWII said that another factor was that they were useless for scouting. They made so much noise that everyone knew where you were...
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    I agree. We should let the sleeping Indian lie. ...

    I agree. We should let the sleeping Indian lie.

    I can't properly sympathize about your father's death since I haven't "walked in your shoes", but to the extent that I can, I do. He wasn't the...
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    The Indian name has been pasted on everything...

    The Indian name has been pasted on everything except baby buggies. Clymer had it for a while and put it on imports and someone made minibikes with the name. There has been a running battle over who...
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    The high school on an Indian reservation named...

    The high school on an Indian reservation named their sports team "The Reservation White Boys" and were met with screams. There are a lot of adages saying turnabout is fair play, but it didn't seem...
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    I have heard the same thing. Maybe so, but the...

    I have heard the same thing. Maybe so, but the ammeter reads backwards compared to most and is has been said that both founders of Indian were left handed. At this late time it probably is not...
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    Re seat stamps, I made the one for the Indian in...

    Re seat stamps, I made the one for the Indian in my avatar. Someone loaned me an unused seat with a sharp stamp. I made a cast of it with alginate dental impression material and a plaster cast of...
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    My 741 Indian came with the stock brakes. The...

    My 741 Indian came with the stock brakes. The front one was so poor that the effect was barely noticeable. Lee Cowie gave me a set of Norton linings and that cured the problem. Panajachel Guatemala...
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    First, join the Antique Motorcycle Club. Their...

    First, join the Antique Motorcycle Club. Their magazine will guide you to a lot of sources and very knowledgeable people. Motorcycle restoration is easier now than it was when I was doing it because...
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