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Author Topic: INDIAN 741 Supercharged...See you in 2011  (Read 204189 times)
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« Reply #180 on: July 15, 2009, 06:03:39 PM »

Go, Lars, Go!
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« Reply #181 on: July 15, 2009, 09:51:35 PM »

Lars - Great Build !!! Haven't been on line for some time so I missed this build diary. I will have to skip 2009 due to the economy but I am now building the Gen2 Timecycles Flyer for 2010. I have moved up a few years to a 46 Triumph. Go very fast and take that "soft" record with style!
Cheers - Timecycles
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« Reply #182 on: July 27, 2009, 05:17:50 PM »

Octane 98,
    What's up? Its been pretty quiet. Have you been back to work? Gremlin in the oil pump?
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« Reply #183 on: August 24, 2009, 10:41:14 AM »

Lars!  What's up with the bike?
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« Reply #184 on: August 28, 2009, 01:13:40 AM »

Lars, hopefully you are on your way to B'ville.  We look forward to seeing you and the Indian.
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« Reply #185 on: August 28, 2009, 08:30:34 PM »

Lars isn't on his way to Bonneville unfortunately.  Had word from a friend in Denmark to say Lars broke a bearing on the blower and he is also extremely busy workwise.  That added to the fact that Rocky isn't going to make it he going to give it a miss.  But he will be there next year.
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« Reply #186 on: August 28, 2009, 08:50:59 PM »

Lars, I'm sure your disappointment is very deep and we'll miss seeing you this year.  Hang in there, don't give up, and we'll see you next year!!

By the way, I wore your T-shirt the first day of racing at Speedweek, so, now that your shirt has been on the salt, guess you're just going to have to show up yourself!!  grin   The shirt looks very nice on all that white!!  It's one of my very favorites and I'm taking good care of it! cheers

See you on the salt!

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« Reply #187 on: August 28, 2009, 11:49:02 PM »

LARS----MAJOR BUMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cry
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« Reply #188 on: August 28, 2009, 11:58:50 PM »

LARS, when LYNDA wears your shirt, you are well represented.

We will be watching you until next year, ONLY if you keep posting.

Don't forget us and we certainly won't forget you.

Chin UP, Fellow.

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« Reply #189 on: August 29, 2009, 11:37:06 AM »

I first met Lars at BUB 2008 when he showed up at Bonneville , all  the way from Finland to help me finish my Indian streamliner and try to get a record at BUB. He immediately caught Salt Fever and in the past year has raised the bar for accomplisments and workmanship that has added a sharpness to everyone's foot step  on my Bonneville crew and then he began a build of his own Indian as everyone has followed during the year.
   Unfortunately, economic downturns have forced most of our team to wait until next year to man another try with our streamliner and various other indians and teams for some friendly competition amongst Indian tribes at BUB 2010. As it stands now, I am three years from retiring and have lost my day job of 28 years, sure I have plenty of time now to finish, but alas, funding is tight at best.
  Lars has spoken to me some what about superchargers and oil pump gremlins and I feel confident, he will be back here soon amd we will be at BUB 2010.
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« Reply #190 on: September 07, 2009, 08:25:38 AM »

Ironic isn't it, how the smallest part can stop you.

  I had my ticket in my hand to Bonneville in 2006  and my MuZ660 Skorpion ready to go when a van pulled out in front of me in the rain when I was testing the new chain.  Took me two years to find a new frame for it.

Beautiful bike you're building!  I am re-inspired!
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« Reply #191 on: October 06, 2009, 09:29:27 AM »

Thank you, thank you, thank you
all for your kind words and encouragement !!!!!!

Highly appreciated !
Terribly sorry for not keeping you up-dated !

A special tanks to Lynda for honouring me by wearing my t-shirt. Thanks!

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Well no, things did indeed not go according to plans.
A rather unpleasant mixture of technical problems, private personal problems
and work-money-blahblah-related "stuff" brought the whole thing to a screeching halt....auch!

Now I won't bore you with wining about my personal ...erh...stuff,
just mention an observation: trouble never seams to come 'alone',
they tend to come in droves, don't they !?

Aaaaaaaaaaaanyway; I'm back in the workshop today
for the first time in many a week, and I'm looking forward
to getting started again, and enjoy working on getting
the bike ready for 2010.
(DARN; reminds me; just prior to the melt-down I had ordered a bunch of
t-shirts with the caption: The Salt Cracker Indian....etc.....2009.
Ha ha; guess I can sell them as "vintage"  )

Yes I did run into trouble with the oil-pump.
The supposedly freshly rebuild thing just didn't function quite right.
There was this un-even resistance/grinding.
Turned out to be rather complicated but
here the 'shot' story, leaving out details that would
take me longer to explain that to actually rectify
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Measuring on the cogwheels (is that the word?) showed that they were kind of woobling




Measured out the shafts and wheels:




and realised that the cogwheels were out of true , thickness-wise




and were grinding against the 'body' in an un-even manner



Took for AGES to get the 'body'-surface even AND the wheel-surfaces even
AND to get the right tolerance between cogwheels and body.







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« Reply #192 on: October 06, 2009, 10:02:23 AM »

That done, I then did a perfect job of ruining the blower, beyond any hope
of making it work properly.

Just wanted to 'adjust' the darn thing, but naaaaa.
Again; explaining how, will take me longer than to actually do it,
but let's just say that the bloody thing was NOT build to be disassembled
and assembled back again.
Drove me nugging futs.

Now where could I find a new one.
Remember this thing was made for a special edition
mid-nineties 'Japanese-market-only' mini-car !!!
The Supercharged Subaru Vivio.

Searched the World Wide inter-Web for days.
Japan was not an easy place to searh. My Japanese is kind of rusty.
As a few ones had been exported to (English-speaking) Singapore
I searched there. Tried contacting the Singapore Vivio Club etc.
Knowing a few ones had 'escaped' out of Japan,
I tried Australian / New Zealand Ebay, car dismantlers,
car-part trader web-sites, car-clubs etc etc.
spread the search to USA, Canada and Europe
....and FINALLY obtained a phone-number to a
guy that maybe, just maybe, had something.

..."Hi there. Any chance you have a AMR300 Aisin supercharger
from a mid-nineties Subaru Vivio ?"
..."Sure. How many do you you want ?"
..."Huh ???"
..."Yeah, I have a shelve full of them"
..."All righty...Give me a couple then"


The guys place turned out to be right here in Denmark,
two hours drive from my workshop!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The gods of speed moves in mysterious way.

The blowers looked like sh*t
but turned out to be in absolutely brilliant condition
and really just needed a 'flush', to remove to old grease and
new grease in the bearings was pressed in
 by carefully opening the sealing
and (on the one where the sealing could not be removed)
using a syringe to force in my trusty
air-plane-spec grease




till it came out around the sealing




..and a thorough cleaning and paint-job did the rest.




Who says it shouldn't look good !
Not me.
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All settled then, right?
Nope!

I my happy frenzy I hadn't noticed that
the good folks at Aisin had, in their infinite wisdom,
decided to make a few modifications
during the production-run.
My two new and splendid looking blowers
turned out to be build as an upside-down mirror-image (does that make sense?)
of my original blower.

Great!...now the intake/plenum didn't fit
and nor did my carb-to-blower manifold.

Uargh!



This where I am now.
Better get working. and I also have
like 1200 forum-posts from this years BUB to read.

I sincerely hope you all had a GREAT time on the salt
and that you'll show up next year so I'll get a chance to meet you !!!


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« Reply #193 on: October 06, 2009, 11:13:38 AM »

octane    what would it cost to get one of those little blowers sent to the U S  calif. thanks  willie buchta
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« Reply #194 on: October 06, 2009, 12:36:03 PM »

Hi Willie.
(If I got the weight right) the price of sending is approx. 66 $US.
The price for the blower is approx. 190 $US .


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