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Indian Boardtracker (Pic Heavy!)
« on: January 13, 2015, 07:30:03 PM »
Sorry to go off topic, one of my other hobbies is cutting up bikes and making them into other
bikes, been keen on old Indian motorcycles for a while!

Thought I might share my latest bike build, having a go at a 1914 era Indian Boardtracker
getting close to where I want her, following a bit of a condensed build diary.

She has a few twists, first twist she will be change-able from boardtracker to traditional,
couple of pic's I found.
 

Pile of parts from my stash a bike scraps. can you see a boardtracker in there?
 

Drew up some plans, size determined by forks and the rear triangle and of course 26'rims.
 

Have a roller, bit more welding to do then bondo, primer and get her ridable.
 

 

 

Here are the boardtracker drop bars, have to be cut down yet.
 

The joining tubes I always thought would be a problem, had to get these as close as possible
as the drop bars are what makes a boardtracker. Sort of stumbled across a simple solution
which has worked really well, cut and welded four handle bar stems.
 

Got this thing semi bondo-ed and primed over the weekend, she is a rider as well,
rides better than I thought especially with the straight bars.

Here she with the board tracker bars.
 

   

 

 

Now here she is with the straight bars.
 

Will have fenders as with the straight bars.
 

 

Twist number two, twist throttle with a front hub electric brushless motor, so good so far can
get around 35Kph only fitted yesterday so haven't really given her a good run.
 

 

Plan is to hide the battery behind a fake tank.


So was going to use some plumbing pipe for the fake tank, too much curve,
so went down another track, more complex, more work but turned out okay.

 

Cut the fuel filler and pressure pump from an old primus kerosene stove, yep
bit of a sin to cut the old gem up but I have another mint one, a greater cause!
 

 

This thing was a bit more complex than first meets the eye, wanted it to look
authentic but had to get around the battery and still be able to charge it. Made
the whole thing so it can be removed four screws takes each side off.
 

I live pretty isolated so have to make stuff with what's at hand 2mm ply glued, screwed
and clamped around the curve of the internal frame, then fill sand paint.
 

 

Didn't polish up the brass too much wanted to retain the patina look.
 

The top straps are for clamping pipe under a house perfect size for the job.
 

So where we are at the moment........

Took most of a rainy day to make these two, dremel, then file, then buff.
 

May just be able to see I scribed in Hendee MFG an Springfeild Mass to and bottom.
 

Also added a tail light from an old reflector I had and some plumbing pipe
 

   

Getting all arty on the computer.
 

   

That's the ten year old Boarder Collie "Fly" looking happy to have her picture taken.
Getting close but still a bit more to do, will convert her over to a boardtracker soon
and see how she looks.

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Re: Indian Boardtracker (Pic Heavy!)
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 07:38:06 PM »
Love your bikes Pete, that's real scratch building  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) I see where you get the burn to build from.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Indian Boardtracker (Pic Heavy!)
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 07:44:08 PM »
Wow , that's really good work. Looks cool.
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Re: Indian Boardtracker (Pic Heavy!)
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 08:02:20 PM »
That's really awesome mate, I have a good friend who is really into this sort of thing, I will have to show him this thread.

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Re: Indian Boardtracker (Pic Heavy!)
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2015, 08:21:29 PM »
As the title first suggested she's a boardtracker first and foremost. So wanted a more
authentic looking boardtracker seat, cut from a skateboard deck.
 

 

 

 

 

Thought I'd get a few pic's of my Indians together, the lowest, the slowest and the boardtracker!
All scratch built with 90% of the parts scrounged from the local dump. (Waste Management Facility)
 

 

 

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Re: Indian Boardtracker (Pic Heavy!)
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 09:22:59 PM »
Thats so cool Peter you really have a gift  8)
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Re: Indian Boardtracker (Pic Heavy!)
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 07:04:04 PM »
Third twist, fake engine, bits and pieces scrounged from here and there, main parts
of the engine plywood.



The finished product.




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Re: Indian Boardtracker (Pic Heavy!)
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2017, 07:58:35 PM »
Nice work mate a credit to ya.... 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) A nice way to get around the Howe.... :D

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Re: Indian Boardtracker (Pic Heavy!)
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2017, 09:00:41 PM »
Awe man beyond cool what can I say love them top work mate  8)
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