Indian Boardtracker !!??

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Pushie Pirate
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Re: Indian Boardtracker !!??

Post by Pushie Pirate » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:17 pm

Wasn’t happy with the engine’s paint job so pulled the whole thing apart
and redid her. Took her for a ride down to the lagoon and took some pic’s.

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Re: Indian Boardtracker !!??

Post by Youngblood » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:37 am

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Re: Indian Boardtracker !!??

Post by Pushie Pirate » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:34 am

Today was the completion of a bit of a dream for me with this one. What I set out to
achieve, as close as possible replica of a 1914 Indian board track racer. To convert her
from traditional to broad tracker she gets different handle bars, fenders removed apart
from the cut down rear one and the smaller seat, ready to race!

While she is a bit nicer to ride in the traditional mode, I just love the stripped back look
of the board trackers, just something rough and raw about them. Imagine roaring around
an oval wooden track throttle wide open at 100mph, other bikes close by, the crowds, the
smell, the noise and the fear!

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Re: Indian Boardtracker !!??

Post by Prof » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:05 am

What comments do people make when they see you on it?

Just watched a 70's movie "fast charlie and the moonbeam special" on u tube. I reckon you 'd enjoy it.
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Pushie Pirate
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Re: Indian Boardtracker !!??

Post by Pushie Pirate » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:48 am

A lot of people think it's real, I tell them the motor is all scrap plywood
and they always tap it because they don't believe me! So many people
also take photos of her when she's parked up. Best reaction riding her
is when you go past people they do these double takes, what the!

Had an old chap ask me the other day if she had been on the island all
her life. He seriously struggled to believe me when I told him she was a
replica. That sort of compliment tells me I got pretty close!

The other thing I have been getting a bit of as well is so many people
have old motorcycle stories to tell, mainly about Harleys but every now
and then an Indian story comes out!

I am, and would imagine many are, a huge fan of Burt Munro I always
tell people his story and tell them to check out the movie. A chap the
other who knew the movie and was a bit of a fan told me Burt would
have loved the bike. That was humbling to mentioned in the same light
as Burt Munro!

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Re: Indian Boardtracker !!??

Post by Prof » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:56 pm

Be good if you c an record the stories as once the people are gone the stories are lost. I can well imagine the reactions you get especially as you go by them with no engine noise.

Apparently the Stanley brothers of Stanley Steamer fame liked a joke and on one occasion found the operator of a ferry asleep, so patiently waited until he woke up. As he opened the gates they silently moved onto the ferry. The operator thought the horses had bolted and looked on in shock as the steamer moved silently under its own power!
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Re: Indian Boardtracker !!??

Post by Youngblood » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:28 pm

:D 8)
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