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Author Topic: INDIAN 741 Supercharged...See you in 2011  (Read 204324 times)
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« Reply #210 on: March 15, 2010, 05:10:06 PM »

Lars,
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« Reply #211 on: April 14, 2010, 04:27:03 AM »

Time for an update:
nothing spectacular , been doing smaaaaal stuff ... a LOT of small stuff ...so here comes some of it.

If you read this, and you hear the dreaded sound of "forehead-hitting-PC-keyboard" ,
it's because I've bored you to sleep.



Of cause I can't use standard cables, so I've been doing cables for the throttle
and the manually adjusted ignition-timing ( in left-hand handle ).
This is most probably trivial stuff for you guys but here's how I do it:

..drag the cable through the nipple ( is that the term ?)
and spread it out




..solder it from the 'back' first ( to keep the solder from running down the cable rendering it un-bendable)




...then the other side




...and file it down into shape




..all the while making sure I get the correct lenghts




..and incorporating adjusters




Made a bracket for the engine-off switch ( must be able to use it without hand leaving handlebar)
and the ignition shut off switch activated by lanyard required for the fuel class




What the hell is this:




...well that's just me trying to get the right shape for a bracket that attaches
behind the engine side-cover. Couldn't really measure anything up in there
so it was trail and error, cutting and adding cardboard till I got the right shape




...it'll hold the oil catch tank:




...picking up the oil-mist from the air-vent in the crank house and the oil-pump
that I have added.
Both have one-way valves.
The oil-tank also vents to this tank





Cut an instrument panel






..and polished it up:




..untill I realized that maybe it wasn't such a bright (pun intended) idea
to ride this bike staring into a mirror reflecting the Utah sun ..!
so I glass-bead blasted it and mounted the rev-counter and boot-gauge





...they show the voltage until given a proper input.
Nifty, as I run no generator but rely on the charge of the battery.


Bored a hole in a bolt




..heli-coiled a thread in the intake




..inserted the bold from the inside




..and thereby had a place to mount the tube for the boost measuring devise




Now suddenly I had a bunch of wires to fix up




...and realized that I probably wouldn't remember a thing about them in a few weeks,
so I made a diagram to bring with me





Made a new sear-pan




...that I'll bring Monday to this old upholstery guy who did my BSA seat



Kind'a funny story about him; when I called, him back then to have my BSA seat done
he asked me where my workshop was located and I told him the address.
10 minutes later his car came to a screeching halt outside the workshop door
and this guy came in all exited: turns out that when he got his first job doing upholstery
back in the late fifties it was in MY workshop. He worked right here for seven years
doing car upholstery.


No one around anymore to do the TIG alu welding so I had to learn to do it myself.
I had priceless help from some great guys on this forum ( in the How-To section )
THANKS guys !!!

Practiced by laying like a hundred feet of weld on scrap alu




..then practiced welding tubes to a flat surface




...till I finally got to a point where I could do a semi-decent weld




All for the sake of being able to do a combined intake (that will later have a bigger filter)
and thingy to keep my knee from interfering with the throttle mechanism








There's a story to that INDIAN RACING "air-horn" thingy:
During my first and only visit to Bonneville in 2008 as member of the Dreamcatcher crew
I was given that thingy by crew-member Lyle Landstrom of Landström Foundry.
First time I ever owned an INDAN part.
It was at that moment the voices in my head demanded me to go home,
build an INDIAN LSR bike and bring it to the Salt

.-)

..so I really needed to incorporate it on to the bike somewhere.


Besides all this, the bike looks it's old self:








Engine start-up expected in a few days ( knock on wood ) .
I'm ALL exited.


You'll be the first to know.


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« Reply #212 on: April 14, 2010, 06:30:21 AM »

Another great update Lars.

Its the final details that take the longest.
As I read along, I keep thinking that your build diary would make a great book.

Cheers,
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« Reply #213 on: April 14, 2010, 06:59:32 AM »

That is one sweet looking bike you're building. I would LOVE to have one just like that to ride on the street!

You wrote, "It was at that moment the voices in my head demanded me to go home,
build an INDIAN LSR bike and bring it to the Salt"
Good idea. Can't fight the voices, it only causes haedaches.  cheesy
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« Reply #214 on: April 14, 2010, 07:11:30 AM »

Yes, I agree -- a great update on a fine build.  The bike looks dandy, but more impressive is the quantity of tiny details you're making look easy.  Well done!
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« Reply #215 on: April 14, 2010, 11:10:03 AM »

Lars,
 cheers cheers cheers

I have nothing but the upmost RESPECT for builders like you!  Your patience, style and talent are eveident in the GREAT looking (and running, I'm sure) bike you're building.
Keep the updates coming and hope to see on the salt this year.

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« Reply #216 on: April 14, 2010, 06:04:33 PM »

bike is looking great, lars.

do you have a better pic of handlebars?

looks like you're using a
morse cable for the brake pedal.
i am going to try one for shifter on new build.

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« Reply #217 on: April 14, 2010, 09:16:01 PM »

Lars,
Every detail that you add makes this project closer and closer to an art project!! Love the detail and the functionallty. The best part, as I am sure you will agree will be that blast down the salt. Looking forward to seeing you there.

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« Reply #218 on: April 14, 2010, 09:43:08 PM »

Lars, Rex is right, your bike is a work of art. I don't remember, have you decided which meets you'll be able to make this year?

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« Reply #219 on: April 15, 2010, 01:03:51 AM »

Thanks for posting the tip on cable soldering.  It solves a problem I have been having.  The bike looks good.
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« Reply #220 on: April 15, 2010, 10:10:26 AM »

Lar's sent me a really neat tee shirt last year(Crew Shirt) also a couple of neat pictures of the bike. I was really disappointed when he was unable to cross the pond and run on the salt. He has a lot of fans on this side and everyone of us is pulling for his build to go fast.
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« Reply #221 on: April 15, 2010, 11:02:21 AM »

For custom cables the best source here in the U.S. is Barnett Tool & Eng. known for their top notch motorcycle clutch components they also are the premier aftermarket motorcycle cable manufacturer in the country. Your local MC dealer can special order what ever you need, length, fitment etc. for your project. Check their website also at  www.barnettclutches.com
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« Reply #222 on: April 15, 2010, 12:41:49 PM »

Lar's sent me a really neat tee shirt last year(Crew Shirt). I was really disappointed when he was unable to cross the pond and run on the salt. He has a lot of fans on this side and everyone of us is pulling for his build to go fast.
 cheers


Me too (t-shirt).  If you won't be here for SpeedWeek again this year Lars, then once again I'll wear your t-shirt on Saturday to kick off the beginning of Speedweek 2010!

You'd better show up pretty soon!! 

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« Reply #223 on: April 15, 2010, 04:46:54 PM »

Beautiful build , wonderful attention to detail! 
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« Reply #224 on: April 15, 2010, 07:06:03 PM »

…ditto all of the above compliments. And I really like your workshop, very neat and cosy. In the last pic, the BSA seems to levitate off the ground… magic workshop.
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