12, 2017: Kind of in the
old VI days, I
twisted the arm of new local Indian rider Martin to write "what I did on
my vacation" for the front
page - a fabulous story of highs and lows, challenges being overcome,
the fun of the open road, why front fenders are a good idea in the rain,
and... read it yourself and be inspired!
17, 2017: 741 sold. If
you find a good running Indian for sale at a reasonable price BUY IT before
someone else does. Such a bike makes so much more sense than trying to
rebuild a typically hopeless basket case.
20, 2015: Way cool 741
for sale on the front page.
16, 2015: Couldn't
resist posting a snapshot on the front page of
one of the coolest Chiefs among IPE's friends and customers. Also a link
to oil filters to help you keep
your Indian engine clean (inside, at least!).
Indian racing at Bonneville this year; the salt was too wet for both SpeedWeek
and Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (formerly known as BUB). Fingers
crossed for better weather for 2016! I hope to have an update over the
winter on some of the Indian racers IPE has been helping with.
you are not sure how all this racing stuff is relevant to riding an Indian
on the street, I posted an example of
a "standard IPE 600cc" 741 - i.e. a street engine built to more or less
the same specs as the race engines. This street 741 does 90 Km/h
(55 mph) at 3000 rpm very comfortably in third gear, and easily runs up
to 85 Km/h in second. It has gone 130 Km/h (80 mph) with more left.
15, 2015: Well,
not a real update this time either, but an added note on the front page
that some prices are out of date, some parts sold out, and that I have
a TON of parts that are not on the website yet - so ASK if you need something
you don't see here, or if you are not sure what you need.
racing at Bonneville is about to begin, and there will be a couple of Indians
there that IPE has helped out with. It might be that I will get around
to posting updates on this before I get to the parts and prices (good businessman
that I am...). In any case, stay tuned.
13, 2015: Yes, IPE is still alive! In
2014 IPE sent parts to happy Indian riders in 24 countries on 5 continents.2015
so far has been fun too, helping out with Indian projects all over.
will be some adjustments to the website. There are some parts that I will
focus less on, and some that deserve a more prominent spot on the website.
are also a ton of "friends & customers" Indian pictures I have to post
on the front page. I also hope to have updates from Bonneville, where several
Team IPE Indians are set to race in the late summer of 2015.
of the things that has kept me from updating the website is not having
a good idea about how to convey that IPE is as much a consultant as a supplier
spend more time on email helping customers understand their Indian than
on actual sales of parts. I don't mind this - it is what I do, and what
I want to do - but I would like to find a good way of explaining it on
the website, since this is one of the main things that makes IPE special.
18, 2013: Report from Neil on how it went
with his 741 racer at the 2013 BUB meet
at Bonneville + 8 more customers & friends Indian photos
2, 2013: Posted a few more Indian photos in
the friends & customers gallery.
26, 2013: Pendine
Sands Speed Trials went well, and Chris got a chance to test the 741 racer
with its new chassis and supercharger.
5, 2013: 1922 Scout sold. For
27, 2013: An adjustment of the price of PEEK
manfold sealing cones to reflect rising costs, and 101 kick
starters sold out. New valve cover pliers on the Chief
5, 2013: A couple of new parts on the 101
and Special Offers pages + an update of
the 741 page + a few more Indian photos on
the front page.
1, 2013: There are now 3 Indians signed up
for racing at Pendine Sands.
30, 2013: Four more Indian photos added to
the friends & customers gallery. Also
a brief update on the races at Pendine
Sands in Wales in June.
12, 2013: Updated some prices on the 101
11, 2013: Land
Speed Racing will be back in Europe in June this year! The 11 Km long
Pendine Beach in Wales, where cars and bikes were raced from the early
1900s, will see the first race meeting of many years on June 22/23. There
might just be an Indian or two racing there. Stay tuned.
7, 2013: 101 engine kit sold.
Made a few minor changes to some pages too. Today is also the 4th anniversary
of the "new" version of the IPE website! How time flies...
28, 2013: Part 7 of Grizzy's fabulous DiXiE
vintage sprint Chout build story + a few more
"customers & friends" Indian photos.
1927 Scout aluminum cylinder heads on Special
Offers page sold out, so too late if you needed a set, sorry.
20, 2013: Tried to make the mail
order info page a bit clearer, not sure if it worked!
18, 2013: Valve guides in custom sizes for
and STD and over size for 741.
16, 2013: Three friends of mine - all Indian
riders - are opening a coffee bar in Copenhagen, and the fabulously talented
Brøndum painted a cool 101 on the front of the counter. I couldn't
resist posting a couple of snapshots on the front page over the weekend.
I've taken them down again, but here they are:
15, 2013: Added 16 more Indian photosin
the "friends & customers" album.
10, 2013: The Indian/NSU Four
seems to have found a good home. I also put some parts pictures on the
9, 2013: Cast aluminum tanks on Special
Offers page sold.
6, 2013: Added some more "customers &
friends" Indian photos - keep 'em coming!
5, 2013: Two Indians - a 1947 Chief and a
1922 Scout - for Sale.
19, 2013: 2013 marks the 15th year of operations
here at IPE. Thank you for your support and the fun we have had over the
years! There will be a real update soon but, for now, I have just posted
Mads' fabulous Indian/NSU Four that he has decided to find a new home for.
9, 2012: Bonneville 741 racer
chassis sold (to Jim, one of Chris' pit crew at Speed Week; I hope there
will be a story on the IPE website about his engine build - looks like
it will be a stroker Scout!). Seat pans sold out, but I could probably
get more, Special Offers page
23, 2012: Put the 101 engine kit on the front
page. Two people have recently been really eager to buy it, but both deals
have fallen through (one found out he already had too many Indian projects,
and the other found another engine kit locally). This is a NICE engine
and a good start on a 101 project. It deserves a good home.
12, 2012: Added some cool pictures of "friends
& customes" bikes. Front page.
11, 2012: DiXiE
- vintage spring Chout - has a new oil pump. Early Scout manifold on For
Sale page sold, but two nice Corbin speedos now for sale. Also Bonneville
race bike rolling chassis for sale on the front
2012: Bella goes to Bonneville, and I mostly
posted updates on this, and enjoyed
the summer. I hope you did too!
28, 2012: Posted a rare 1955 Indian Woodsman
(Royal Enfield Bullet in disguise) on the For Sale
24, 2012: Posted four more Indian photos in
the Friends & Customers album, and
added a few new countries to the list on the Mail
22, 2012: Posted a nice 1922 Chief front fender
on the Special Offers page.
14, 2012: Belt buckles sold out. Put a few
more fabulous "friends & customes" bikes on the front
11, 2012: Added yet another sponsor
- Tiny-Tach UK - to Chris' racer page. The bike
is coming along nicely, only a few sprockets to make now before it goes
in the container bound for Bonneville! Thank you to all these good people
for helping this dream come true.
9, 2012: 1935 Chief project sold. For
8, 2012: Added a new sponsor - Shawn Taylor
Racing - to Chris' racer page
26, 2012: Bobber tail lights sold out. I don't
think I will get any more. Special Offers
23, 2012: Added a new sponsor - Rock Oil -
to Chris' racer page, and changed the number of
remaining belt buckles on the Special Offers
19, 2012: Added a few parts to the Special
17, 2012: Adjusted a few prices on the Chief
and 741 pages.
15, 2012: Part 4 of Chris Ireland's 741 land
speed racer story here. Foam carb floats for Schebler
H, Schebler DLX and Linkert now back in stock. New
31, 2012: The 101 rolling chassis found a
new home, and I rearranged some of the pages involved. Also moved Neil's
741-with-CV-carb story from the front page to the 741
28, 2012: Posted some pictures of a cool Chief
bobber project on the For Sale page.
21, 2012: Posted a set of very nice looking
original 1927-28 forks for a friend/customer on the For
Sale page. Also put a set of really cool cast aluminum tank halves
on the Special Offers page, and made a
few minor updates on the 101 page.
10, 2012: Updated some prices on the 741
and Stroker Scout pages. On the front
page, added a snapshot of a set of 1914 rods that have just been in for
12, 2012: Just added a few more bike photos
to the "friends & customers" section.
1, 2012: In-tank oil filters have gone up
a little in price, but still cheap insurance for your engine. These filters
fit most Chiefs and Scouts from the mid 1930s to 1953. See 741, Chief or
Special Offers pages.
31, 2012: 101 project on the For
Sale page is sold. Still one new rolling chassis for sale! January
25, 2012: New photos on the King
Clutch page, a change in price for the 741
manual CD - and a nice 101 project on the For Sale
27, 2011: More Hedstrom flywheel shaft clarification
(is it clear now?) :-) on the News page.
25, 2011: Added a couple more "friends &
customers" bike photos on the front page
- this is turning into a pretty good place to start if you are looking
for ideas for your Indian project! Also clarified that the diameters of
the pinion- and drive shafts on Hedstrom twins changed in 1914 (I think)
on the News page. Parts updates coming in January.
wishes to everyone for 2012!
18, 2011: Plastic crank case breather valves
no longer available, but I have the nice aluminum KV breather valves in
stock. Pictures and details coming soon. News page.
17, 2011: Just rearranged things a bit on
the front page, and made some technical
changes in the way the page is written to make it easier to post updates.
14, 2011: Added pictures of a wonderful unrestored
101 and a kool old skool 741 bobber to the "friends & customers" section
on the front page.
7, 2011: Posted part
3 of Chris Ireland's 741 Bonneville racer build story - including a
cool video showing the bike with the engine running.
30, 2011: Added a couple more "friends' Indians"
to the front page.
24, 2011: One of the things that set IPE about
from most other suppliers of Indian parts is custom size bearing housings
for crank cases, and races for connecting rods. I have posted a little
about this on the News page. Also on the
page is a bit about the engine work IPE can do for you. I hope to find
the time soon for a dedicated engine repair work page. 101 on the For
Sale page sold. Updated a few prices on the Chief
and 101 pages. Finally - as inspiration for
your next Indian project! - on the front page,
I posted some of the photos friends and customers have sent me of their
17, 2011: I figured it was time for an update
of the About page to reflect how things have evolved
at IPE since I first wrote the page in 2009.
5, 2011: Posted part 5 of Grizzy's building
story. His DiXiE vintage sprinting Chout is
such a great example of what can be done in a shed with lateral thinking
and hard work. I also made some minor corrections, additions and updates
on various pages - among them trying to point out that IPE has a lot of
parts for 1920-27 Scouts and Sport Scouts, too.
20, 2011: Posted a way cool Sport Scout racer
(not mine, regrettably) For Sale.
18, 2011: Minor updates on the Special Offers
17, 2011: Posted the first spy snapshot of
the new IPE top caps for Keihin CV carbs (these are great carbs but they
are a bit challenged in the good-looks department; new caps make them slightly
less fugly) on the front page. First batch ready
soon. Order yours now!
14, 2011: Added 101 rear axle castings to
the 741 page (huh? -well, they are the same
for 1928-30 101 and 741, and I figured not all 741 owners might be aware
10, 2011: Added some interesting original
parts to the For Sale page.
7, 2011: While I was at it, I also posted
2 of Chis Ireland's 741 land speed racer build story. Today I have
spent 9 or 10 hours on photography (such as it is, with my little pocket
camera) and web updates. I hope someone out there finds the resulting pages
7, 2011: Later the same day, I even got around
to taking pictures of 101 fuel and oil line fittings and making a list
of them on the 101 page.
7, 2011: Finally got around to taking pictures
of 101 and early Scout gaskets and listing them on the 101
page. I have a ton of small parts like these, that are not on the website
(so ask if you need anything you don't see!). I hope to post more
of them soon.
23, 2011: Posted 3 bikes for
sale, and fixed a few prices on various pages.
21, 2011: Just one more Bonneville post! This
one about a 741 engine that is very close to most street 741s. Also a long
story about the new 101 rolling chassis and engine kit I have for sale.
All of this on the front page, the 101 stuff continuing
on a second page.
8, 2011: Last photos from Bonneville 2011.
Now back to business - update with some interesting new parts coming soon!
2, 2011: Another update on the blown 741 at
Bonneville - in the record books again. Front
22, 2011: Posted a brief update and some pictures
of the blown 741 at Bonneville - now in the record books. Front
15, 2011: Posted first part of the story of
the new racing project - Chris Ireland's 741 Land Speed Racer. Here.
Stay tuned for more.
12, 2011: Just a few more price changes (101
and Chief taper roller steering head bearings,
gaskets). Update coming soon! Promise :-)
20, 2011: Just a few price changes (closed-cell
foam floats and KING clutch kits).
20, 2011: Just a few updates (parts sold)
Special Offers page. Still hoping
to find time for that major update this month!
24, 2010: Ran out of time here at the end
of the year, but there will be a major update in January. Best wishes for
2011 to all of you out there!
23, 2010: Posted part 4 of Grizzy's DiXiE
vintage sprinter story.
18, 2010: 1925 Prince for sale. Sport Scout
and Short Frame 101 sold. For Sale page
5, 2010: Just put a pic of the official timing
slip from Bonneville on the front page.
2, 2010: Bonneville for the last time this
year. I just added some details to the story on the front page. I will
probably move the Bonneville story somewhere else soon (and get back to
business!), but there will be a link to follow.
1, 2010: Bonneville, final(?) update for this
time. After getting two official runs (doing 88.198 mph (141,91 km/h) over
the timed mile) - both with a blowing a head gasket - a burnt cylinder
head put a stop to the fun. But next time... :-)
1, 2010: Bonneville again (I hope this racing
thing is over soon, so I can go back to actually putting some parts on
the website!). Posted a brief update + cool video in the Salt Cracker box
on the front page. There were problems Tuesday too, but they were solved
(I hope), and everything should now be ready for a timed run later today...
31, 2010: Bonneville: Weather is better today,
and lots of bikes running. No news about the Salt Cracker yet.
30, 2010: Latest update: Water has cleared
from the short course and bikes are running now. It looks like the long
course, for the really fast bikes, should be open tomorrow; not that the
Salt Cracker needs to go there this year :-) No news from, or about, Lars
yet, but stay tuned.
30, 2010: Big news from Bonneville. Lars has
the electronic ignition fitted the right way
around now... (another piece of bad preparation during the rush to get
the bike packed and shipped), and air leaks patched up - and IT'S RUNNING!
First test rides yesterday, and first timed run today, if all goes well.
update: Things do not seem to be going very well... It rained last night,
and there is still standing water on at least one of the courses (there
are 2 race courses laid out on the salt for this year's BUB races; the
long "International", 11 miles, and the "Mountain" course, 5 miles). Racing
has been postponed until at least 2 pm (Bonneville is on MST time, which
is UTC-7 hours). Salt conditions will be checked again then, and a decision
made wether to go racing or wait until later/tomorrow. So we will see.
More updates will be posted when I get them.
28, 2010: Bonneville: The BUB event began
today, Saturday. Lars got a nice selection of pilot jets (he only had a
few with him, bad preparation due to time constraints, but it was sort
of now-or-never, so the main thing was to get the bike on the salt, and
then take it from there) from the kind and wonderful Drew Gatewood of Gatewood
Engineering And Race Support, on his way to BUB himself. Drew is an FIM
and AMA technical steward, among other things, and will work at BUB in
that capacity - keeping people honest
:-) More updates will be posted as and when they come in.
25, 2010: News from Bonneville. Or rather,
from Wendover - the tiny town next to Bonneville. Lars sent some pictures
of his new "workshop" where he is trying to get the bike ready for BUB,
which begins Saturday. There will be several helpers coming to BUB, so
the plan is to get the basics sorted now, and then test ride (and hopefully
race) at BUB. Stay tuned!
24, 2010: Put a new "spy shot" of machined
cast iron Hedstrom pistons on the front page.
Note correct pins with brass end button and the little locating pip. These
pistons are made to measure, so allow some time for this when you order
a set. Prices and more info coming soon.
24, 2010: Meanwhile, in Wendower, Utah, Lars
(our fearless landspeed racing hero) is busy working on his 741 engine
to get ready for the BUB event on the Bonneville Salt Flats come Saturday...
19, 2010: The first email update with photos
came through from Lars at Bonneville with the Salt Cracker 741 racer. Internet
conenctivity is a big problem out on the salt. Front
19, 2010: Posted a brief update from Lars
at Bonneville Speed Week (still no internet).
17, 2010: First photo of the Salt Cracker
at Bonneville. Front page. There is no internet
connection at the salt, so new updates will come in when possible. Stay
13, 2010: Fixed typos in part numbers on Stroker
Scout page. Thanks Lindsay!
13, 2010: Early Chief/Powerplus cast iron
pistons sold to France. For Sale page
13, 2010: The Salt
Cracker is now on a plane on its way to Bonneville to take part in
the Speed Week and BUB
land speed racing events. I hope to have some opdates directly from the
salt to post on the front page, but - in any case - the building story
will pick up where it ended a year ago when Lars, the owner, gets back
home. Stay tuned! - And fingers crossed!
9, 2010: Update on 741 manifold for CV carb
+ a change in price for tappet adjusting screws and lock nuts. 741
10, 2010: Put a cool "short frame" 1928 101
project bike on the
For Sale page.
10, 2010: Added a couple of photos to the
"friends & customers" section, front
7, 2010: Put a couple of photos on the front
page of the 101 project that will be for sale soon. It is my own 101, but
I am not sure when (or if) I will get around to it, so maybe it is time
to let it go. I need to find the last parts, make a list of everything,
and take some more photos to post on the For Sale page. Will do so asap,
but this is the busy season, so it may take a little while. Feel
free to email me for more information. Next part of the DiXiE story will
be coming soon, and there may even be an update from Lars on the blown
land speed racing 741! I also have some new parts to show. Soon...
7, 2010: Updated some prices on the James
Gaskets, 741 and Special Offers
29, 2010: DiXiE Oils Up! Part 3 of Grizzy's
Sprint Chout build story.
13, 2010: Posted spy shot
of casting pattern for the new manifold for Keihin CV carb on 741 with
big manifold nipple. Stay tuned for more about this!
13, 2010: I got in touch with Lars Nielsen,
builder of the "Salt Cracker" Bonneville racer (supercharged 741). There
will be a major update soon, but for now I posted a photo
of how the bike looks now.
13, 2010: Fixed some details and prices on
the 101 page.
18, 2010: Posted part 2 of the DiXiE
18, 2010: Posted an updated photo (front
page) of the - now machined - cast iron Hedstrom pistons; actually the
pistons in the photo are from the first test batch, now running happily
in a couple of engines. This is the busy season, but I will find time to
post an update on the new parts page soon, with prices and more details.
These pistons are made to fit your fresh cylinder bore, and a small batch
is planned for machining in about 6 weeks. If you need a set, let me know
6, 2010: Minor update on the For
Sale page (Knucklehead sold).
4, 2010: Posted first part of the new project
series: Grizzy's fabulous "DiXiE" Chout, built
for vintage sprinting (British sort of drag racing, "vintage" meaning pre-1930).
4, 2010: Posted a couple more "Indians of
Customers and Friends of IPE" on the front
page (a bit down). Feel free to send me a snapshot of your Indian. If you
want an IPE sticker for it, just ask.
4, 2010: Another friend told me that he has
a set of good cast iron pistons for an early Scout, so I made a note of
this in connection with the cast iron Chief pistons I have on the For
16, 2010: Put a cool Sport Scout on the For
Sale page for a friend. I don't usually do this (that's what the Virtual
Indian ad pages are for), but
on occasion I can be persuaded.
7, 2010: International Indian News magazine
2009 on the Special Offers page.
7, 2010: Sneak peek at upcoming parts: B Motor
manifold (early Chief and special "B" option 101 + with cylinder machining
and big manifold nipples fitted, it can be used with big Schebler or Linkert
on other Scouts), Hedstrom cast iron pistons and ACE cylinders. Front
page (more info on relevant sub pages soon).
7, 2010: New pic of complete 741 CV manifold
kit + a note that the first batch of these manifolds is going fast - if
you need one, you should let me know; I don't know when more will be made.
and 741 pages.
7, 2010: A gentle reminder about some of the
older IPE parts; in-tank oil filters, Bosch magneto points, 741/Sport Scout
drive side seal nut. Front page.
3, 2010: Fixed a mistake (roller retainer
details) on the Stroker page.
3, 2010: Made the PayPal info a little clearer
(I hope!) on the Mail order page.
3, 2010: Fiberglass fenders (For
Sale page) on their way to France.
23, 2009: Aluminum kickstarter mount sold
out. 741 page
22, 2009: In-tank oil filters are back in
stock after having been temporarily sold out.
and Special Offers pages.
20, 2009: Powerplus sidecar on the For
Sale page is sold. Someone asked about shipping costs for the fiberglass
fenders there, so I weighed them and was a little surprised to see that
the total weight for both fenders and chain guard was just 5 Kg. There
will be a bigger update (more parts!) coming soon. I just have to get some
8, 2009: First major update after the summer.
I have changed the For Sale page, and started
putting some used original parts on. If feedback is positive, I will dig
up some more stuff to put on next time.
8, 2009: New parts on the Special
Offers page: 37"/600cc 101 aluminum cylinder heads, saddle bags, seat
pan, Schebler air horn, grease gun, grease nipples (and a nifty adapter
for the 1920s type nipples to allow the same grease gun to be used for
both these and the newer type) and a really old-school 6V battery.
8, 2009: 1936-39 rigid frame Chief rear fender
and leaf spring fork horn bracket on the Chief
8, 2009: New manifold for Keihin CV carb on
stock 741 cylinders on the 741 page. Also a
neat billet aluminum kickstarter mount.
8, 2009: On the 101
page there are new photos of the reproduction 101 frame and leaf spring
forks, as well as some nice front and rear fenders. Also the 101 transmission
sliding gear that has been unavailable for so long.
7, 2009: Spent some hours again on the latest
Cracker LSR update (time well spent!). Now we are really getting down
to the motorhead nitty-gritty that I enjoy. Stay tuned for more.
7, 2009: Posted a couple of snapshots of the
ongoing remake of the "99% New" Chief bobber. 1939 Chief Bobber
7, 2009: Put some new parts on the 101
page: Complete exhaust system kit, needles for Schebler DLX carbs, points
for Bosch magnetos.
7, 2009: Powerplus muffler and oil tank quick
drain valve on the New Parts page.
7, 2009: New photos of the ongoing 741 CV
manifold project on the 741 page.
25, 2009: Spent a few hours on updating the
Cracker page. Things are really starting to roll now! No time tonight
either for new parts, but I should have some for you next Sunday.
25, 2009: Got en email from the Australian
gentleman who I had asked on the front page to write me from a different
address, since his regular email account filtered out my replies no matter
what hoops I jumped through. I now have an alternative address that I will
try asap. So, if you should ever
send me a question and hear nothing back from me for a very long time,
check the IPE front page, where I will put a note
for you if my email messages to you keep getting caught in your spam filter
and bouncing back.
25, 2009: Added Wales to the list of countries
on the Mail order page. Not a new country,
just me shamefully forgetting to list it from the beginning. Sorry!
17, 2009: Jeff Diamond of Victory Library
kindly pointed out a couple of things I had overlooked on the stroker
17, 2009: Added Brazil to the list of countries
where IPE has customers and friends. Mail
17, 2009: Changed some numbers on the Special
Offers page. Only a few VI T-shirts left.
17, 2009: I am waiting just as breathlessly
as everyone else for news of the Saltcracker
land speed racer. I hope to have a report from the owner soon... I was
also supposed to put a few parts on some pages tonight, but time got away
from me so it will have to wait until next time. Stay tuned.
10, 2009: 741 manual and parts book on CD.
page. Also update on CV manifold.
10, 2009: Aluminum cylinder heads for 1925
Scout on the Special Offers page.
10, 2009: Cork and closed-cell foam floats
for Schebler and Linkert carbs. Hedstrom crankpin. Crankpin, pinion- and
drive shaft for Prince. All on the New Parts page.
10, 2009: 1921 Scout sold.
16, 2009: Fixed still more minor details. Hope to have a few new
parts to post soon.
12, 2009: Fixed some more mistakes; it is amazing how much only
comes up once something is "finished" - It must be hard to write books
and not have a chance to correct things.
11, 2009: Fixed some typing mistakes and such.
8, 2009: New developments on the Saltcracker
8, 2009: Virtual Indian T-shirts on the Special
8, 2009: 1921 Scout project and Powerplus sidecar on the For
7, 2009: New IPE website finally online. Phew! I think I need a
little rest now.