|A 741 bobber with a few twists. The engine
is a fairly stock 37"/600cc with Keihin CV carb (it has a Linkert in the
pics, but ran better with the CV) and IPE Electronic Ignition
(in a prototype billet aluminum distributor, which I may yet get ready
for general sale - if anyone wants one?), stock trans with King
clutch. The chassis consists of a stock frame (except for a few missing
brackets), super cool narrowed 741 racing forks (thanks to Fasst Jim Wall
- they are the actual forks in this VI story),
19" BSA Goldstar front wheel and 18" Triumph rear wheel both with stainless
spokes and custom stainless axle spacers etc.
A good example of how you can make do with what you have and still get it to look good. Tanks have had the gap filled and sit a bit lower on the frame. Custom mounts for the reproduction Powerplus seat. Cut and shut stock exhaust pipe (to get a neater angle), and a few home made stainless parts like the shift lever, rear chain adjusters, battery tray and rear fender stay. Muffler, fenders and lamps are generic aftermarket stuff. Pro paint job was expensive but looks good in an understated kind of way. This bike is now owned by - shock! - a woman, showing that Indians are not just for boys. No snow in these photos.
By the way, this bike also featured in a little story I did (but never actually published before) on fitting British 4-speed foot shift transmissions/gearboxes to 741s and Sport Scouts: indianpartseurope.com/stuff/brittrans.html