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Author Topic: INDIAN 741 Supercharged...See you in 2011  (Read 196731 times)
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« Reply #435 on: August 20, 2010, 02:37:57 PM »

Lars, a PS. to the last post......our team will be at the BUB event starting Friday as we will be setting up the pit areas for BUB........if you need anything or help.......... contact me at the hotel (Montego) or Lands end..
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« Reply #436 on: August 22, 2010, 12:30:57 PM »

Lars,

Glad to hear you are having a good time.  cheers

Tom G.
Thanks Tom !

Lars, It's great to see pics of you and your bike on the salt finally... cheers

Look forward to seeing at Bubs.

Larry

Likewise !
See ya' !




...And then I said to my wife -If I can get those flower pattern cushions at a 15% reduction, then I just have to buy the blouse....whatdoyouthink Lars? Pink or off white???

Sorry but you are mis-informed;
What he said was:
"..now I got this fancy orange thing on my head, I really need an orange suit to go with it.."

Lars, it looks like we are sort of the same size.  We will be at BUB and you can use my leathers etc. when I am not running.  We will be there on Tues.

Thanks a lot for your kind offer WW!
I'll find you there.

It's amazing to see the saltcracker out of the workshop and placed into it's natural habitat on the salt-flats. It is obvious that this is it's true home, and I'm thinking you're gonna have trouble lassoing it back in the crate and getting it back to Copenhagen wink
Guess you're right Kasper.
A BIG thank you goes out to you, and the other guys, who helped me get ready
for going over here.
I owe you ...bigtime !

Lars, If you need leathers.....we have a extra set in the trailer.......also tools and gas welding equipment
(sorry no tig) cold water....cold beer....look for the Barnett truck.....trailer Bakker Motorsports.....sidecar
#1194.....at the front of the pits.....see you at the BUB........
Lars, a PS. to the last post......our team will be at the BUB event starting Friday as we will be setting up the pit areas for BUB........if you need anything or help.......... contact me at the hotel (Montego) or Lands end..
Bob Bakker

Thank Bob !

I'd be happy to give a hand Friday to help the BUB folks setting up what-ever
out there.
What do I do ?....just show up early Friday morning or..?

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« Reply #437 on: August 22, 2010, 10:32:04 PM »

What I was saying was
"if you want go get this through tech you'll need to
Come back with some decent beer 'cos I've had enough
Of this Coors light that every one around here drinks!!!"

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« Reply #438 on: August 22, 2010, 10:49:09 PM »

Thanks for the offer to help, Lars........but we got it covered and have plenty of help....See you on the salt next Sat. ........B.B......
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« Reply #439 on: August 26, 2010, 04:07:00 PM »

Lars, did you manage to find any jets? If not, ask around to see if anyone has a set of "Sizing Drills" (that's what they're called in the UK). Basically, they come as a boxed set of drills with a brass holder on each, and range from the size of a hair up to about 1.5mm, and are used to drill out jets by hand. I used to use them to re-jet chops (CB 750 etc) after changing pipes and filters.
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« Reply #440 on: August 26, 2010, 05:04:47 PM »

Lars,
I will be landing in SLC at 10:30am Friday with #46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56 pilot jets for your CV Carb.,
plus picking up refilled Nitrous bottles for some other riders.

Should be in Wendover by Mid afternoon.

I will be at the Quality Inn, Room #128
Cell Phone 219-926-5647

 cheers
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« Reply #441 on: August 28, 2010, 09:04:48 AM »

Now Lars, as you obviously got nothing to do with the bike, nothing important going on at Bonneville and I think you're not heavy on the bottle there must be only one reason why there's no update, it must be wimen! Well overdue for a ban of woman in Wendover I think!!!  afro

I found some updates and pictures on the IPE website:
http://www.indianpartseurope.com/
I knew that! He's fooling around with rubbers!!
Hey Lars, I always let my girl do the blowtest!
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« Reply #442 on: August 30, 2010, 03:58:32 PM »

Hey Lars;
We are all cheering for you up here in Canada! Wish we could be there to see your dream come true! WFO Brother.
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« Reply #443 on: August 30, 2010, 06:20:05 PM »

Lars, sure wish I was there to cheer you on, si I will do it from home. Best to you.
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« Reply #444 on: August 30, 2010, 11:23:41 PM »

Thanks Drew for the jets ( that man is gold )

Thanks Chris/desperate for the advise. We must be on the same wavelength, cause I did just that
when I was in SLC shopping last Saturday

Thanks Charlie...I always use rubber
Thanks Colin !...long time no see. Sorry you couldn't make it. I really hope to meet you next year
Thanks Glen. I'm sorry we didn't meet. I would have been honored to shake your hand. Next year ..OK ?!!!

And now that I'm at it : THANKS to all the folks at Speed Week that I met, for giving me such a good time.
It was just great meeting the fine members of this forum Lynda, Jon and his wife, Sparky, Rex, Don, Ray,
Pork Pie, Graham, Willie, Sheri, Nortonist/Bill and a bunch more who's name slips my mind right now...
sorry.... but my meeting-good-people-memory is on overload right now, but will come back to me.
It's quite an incredible crowd of good people there !!!!!!!!!!!!


Spend the last week in Wild Wild Wendover, passing my time practicing my contortionist act
working on the bike strapped inside the van, doing all kinds of stuff; re-checking valves, etc.etc.etc.



..and doing a leak-test: bicycle inner-tube attached to intake flange + pump from the supermarket



that exposed a couple of ...mumble mumble mumble....

...and working on the carb inside the motel-room that look more and more like
a self storage room, than a motel-room, what with the shipping box, pallets, spare-parts, tools etc. in there.



Met up with Bob ( "MC1314" ) who paid me a visit the last few days up to BUB, keeping me company.
WHAT a great guy !
Bob is a VERY youthful 73 years not-old guy, and he came all the way from South Carolina , ( that's a 2300
miles drive each way (!)) just to volunteer at the pre-stage, and get a chance to ride his 100 cc bike.
Maaaaan: the good people one meet here !

BUB finally arrived and boy'oh'boy ; the bikes one get to see !
Sorry new-bikes-guys... I'm not dissing you, but my personal preference are the home-brewed slightly insane crazy bikes
like these flipping amazing creations:














and of cause the classics like these







...and this brilliant Vincent Black Lightning, that happens to belong to my pit-host
Kurt from Reno:

Will ya' look at that beautiful bike!



Now here's a bit of advise: you wanna set a record ?
OK all you have to do is invite me to share pit with you.
At Speed Week my pit-host George immediately set a record, and here at BUB
Kurt immediately set a record.
So there you go; Invite me into your pit!....it's gonna cost you of cause...ha ha !


Have met yet a new bunch of guys from the forum; WizzBang, Bruin, Woobly Walrus/Bo,;Bak
 , Larry and a bunch more ( again: sorry I can't remember the names right now...again: good guys name over-dose )

Got through Tech. Inspection without any issues.
Did a test run away from the pits ( unlike Speed Week, one can do that at BUB )



A couple of the guys I spend time with at BUB back in 2008 as member of theDreamcatcherr crew,
Neil and Magoo, came down from Minnesota for a couple of days, just to say hello.
THAT was nice. Great guys !

Well my bike is F I N A L L Y ready ( I think...believe...erh....hope )
after I realized what the problem with the engine was in fact:
Erhhhh; I had mumble mumble, mumble, for which of cause I have a legitimate excuse..................not.
Anyway: it now runs and sounds quite flipping nice.

SO the great moment arrived: got in the leathers, helmet, gloves, boots ( THANKS Woobly Walrus/Bo).
Fired up the little beast to do a final ( yeah...right ) test run
...large'ish bunch of people gathered to see where all the noise was coming from.......expectations were high....all eyes at me...
Reeeeeeved up the beast to show off ....and yanked the gear-lever into first....KLONK.....

one silly Dane sat there with a broken off gear-lever in his hand.
All dressed up and nowhere to go......ha ha ha ha...talk about feeling dumb.

BIG thank to Bob Bakkker / "bak" for ( yet again; he also lent me leathers for first test-ride) coming to my rescue
brazing (spelling) the bloody thing back together.



Thanks man !



Gotta get my act together. I've got two and a half days left.
Wish me luck.

Advise I: don't ever take an un-tested, un-finished bike to the Salt.
It's a waste of time.
Advise II: disregard the above advise, 'cause the Salt is the best place
on earth to waste your time

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regardless: I'm having a BLAST here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and if everything else fails , at least I captured the perfect Kodak-moment:




It's all good !

Good night you all. Gotta get up at 5.00.





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« Reply #445 on: August 31, 2010, 12:33:14 AM »

Lars,
It was a pleasure meeting you at Speed Week.
I sure wish I was at Bubs to hear that little Indian run.
Hope to see you again next year and thank you for the shirts.

Don and Gus
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« Reply #446 on: August 31, 2010, 01:13:30 AM »

Lars,  One of the highlights of SpeedWeek was meeting you and having a chat (far too brief).  A truckload of good luck tomorrow.  Eagerly awaiting a very rapid report.
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« Reply #447 on: August 31, 2010, 10:01:58 PM »

Well, well, well; the run today will be tomorrow.
Just when I thought everything was honky dory the tank started to break loose
because of the threads going up into the tank from underneath being notsogood.
With the aid from this great guy David, who lurks here on the forum
we got it fixed.
By some miracle the local auto parts store happened to have a heli-coil set
in the next size metric bolt; M10 and the right drill for it. Wonder of wonder.
Then when I thought everything was honky dory ( am I repeating myself here Huh)
I started up to do a test ride the just-fixed gear lever broke off again...huh?
Must bee some voodoo in that thing. The metal looks kind'a strange...like charcoal or something.

OK so then David goes: maaaaaaybe we could....naaa....it won't work...or ?!
YES indeed it works:

Gear-lever Series II:



David has been a great help here at BUB.
Thanks David !!!

Finally got to do a series of test runs, and it runs just great and strong.
Time was running out so the bike is now on stand-by, ready for running first thing in the morning

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Lars,  One of the highlights of SpeedWeek was meeting you and having a chat (far too brief).  A truckload of good luck tomorrow.  Eagerly awaiting a very rapid report.
You're too kind.
Thank you Bill.
Looking forward to see you next year.

Lars,
It was a pleasure meeting you at Speed Week....
...Hope to see you again next year and thank you for the shirts.

Don and Gus
Likewise Don !
Hope to see you next year !!!


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...I sure wish I was at Bubs to hear that little Indian run....

Well; here's what it sounds like. Not the sound of your average Indian 741
( Turn up sound and CLICK the image)



The "hands above the head" thing is the typical
"I've-spend-days-on-the-Salt-messing-with-my-bike-and-now-it-finally-runs-good" - gesture.


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« Reply #448 on: August 31, 2010, 11:10:22 PM »

It sounds mean, go get'em lars! evil
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« Reply #449 on: September 01, 2010, 09:54:20 AM »

I like the sound of that Lars! Added your updates through Indian Parts Europe to our website. Ride that thing like you stole it!
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