Yikes?! How about Indian Owner Wannabes?! I want to OWN an Indian (Scout) someday so bad I can just about taste it. I came darn close a few times last year but wound up with an older Victory (which is just fine). I can’t imagine anything much sadder in all of Motorcycling then ‘Gilroy’ (CA) Indian’s just about initial success only to have the rug yanked out from under em’ just when they had come out with they’re own proprietary engine (the Power-Plus 100 plus optional Bigger Bore ones..). Dang sad…. NOW we have Chris Craft (luxury Boat Manufacturer) of GB taking up the banner BUT are we making ANY progress since?! I dunno… I’m doubtful BUT will give em’ the benefit of a doubt. Meanwhile will keep saving my pennies and keep my fingers crossed, for a Power-Plus 100c.i. Indian Scout with Mid-Controls and Cast-Alloy Wheels. Dreamin’?! You betcha’…. But that’s what Motorcycling IS all about! Nuff’ said.
Footnote: Okay Jag13, where are ya’ Bro?! You’re the only (recent) Indian Scout owner I know of in here?! ;-) We had another Brother posting restored Indian Chief pix not too long ago… sing out! ;-)
Yikes? Define "Eating Camshafts"?! Wearing down the Lobes quickly? Bearings failing? Or? In your case, I'm thinking your Scout still had / has the S&S (not Indian) manufactured engine?! Wanted to ask you (previously) what you thought of the S&S engines... Now I don't think I wanna' (but will anyways!)?!
So far I love the PP100. It's one of the reasons I wanted the bike in the first place. I like the big twin, although I would like a six speed for hiway use.
That's also why I'm interestred in having it rebuilt when the day comes. Anyone can stick some other motor in it, but I'm gonna keep mine all Indian.
I'm not sure on yours, mine has the S&S engine in it. Not sure who built the primary or transmission. But I got a little bike shop here that is very good about finding that stuff out and being able to get it.
Own a 2001 scout and a 2003 Chief.
Before ponying up for the revtech Mezmo check out pics of mine on
ironindianridersassocmi.com look under Michigan IIRA board of directors for pics of mine.
Had mine done by Loe Malfa at JAMLTD.com he does magic with the PP100 and she will eat any screaming eagle alive!
Phil at super max is a great source (tellem I sentya'). These pulley's will not wear out like the stock ones do (do you have the original belt on your machine ?) http://www.supermax.net/
These pulleys with overlays also get rid of that damned annoying chirp! Assuming you have that issue ? I changed my front pulley from a 32 tooth to a 33 tooth rather than the 6speed (alot cheaper!) and I have been very happy with the results
The Indianz wheels on the scout are from http://www.xtrememachineusa.com/
Careful they are a bit pricey they can get ya in the doghouse real fast with the Mrs!
I have a fully restored '53 Chief. I'd love to post some pics, but since I'm a noob, I don't have enough posts yet. Til then, I'll just hang around.
I was also an Indian dealer from '99 until '03 (don't hold it against me, please).
Okay, I can post pics now. Lola is my '53 Chief Roadmaster. She was a former NYC police bike. Vin is CS6757, which puts her squre in the middle of the initial producttion run. A total 6-year restoration. The only thing not NOS, original, or exact repro is the Cycle Electric 12v alternator.
She rides like a dream.
I have a 2002 Indian Chief Roadmaster of course with pp100 engine. After 12,000 miles I just had the engine rebuilt and it runs better now than it ever has. It sounds so much better and has a lot less vibration. I love her. This article explains a lot about the problem with this engine.