Rebuilt 1930 Indian Scout Boasts Old-Time Wall of Death Glory
The Bern, Switzerland-based builder got the 1930 Indian Scout from a 83-year old former Wall of Death rider, Hans Mack. With the Scout being Mack's only ride after he bought it and being left alone for all this time since he quit his stunts, the bike was in pretty bad shape.
However, this did not deter Danny and he decided to make it rideable again. After all these years, there are rather few original parts on the 1930 Scout, but Danny took his time and devoted all his skills to keep as much as possible from the initial bike, even if some parts had to be rebuilt.
The frame is original and so are the transmission and 740 Flathead engine, even though the latter two were rebuilt. Some parts had to be hand-made, such as the footboards, fender, handlebars, pipes and the like. The tank is also hand made, but it has been rebuilt from two original tanks in very bad shape.
The Indian Scout is now fully functional and Danny is learning how to ride it on the Wall of Death. If you're in Verona in January don't miss this awesome piece of motorcycle history at the bike show.
Via Cyril Huze.
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