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Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
New Repop Indian Frame

Here's a few more pictures of Micheal's Chief while it was in progress.

http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/39-hecker/Indian_339_001.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 3,198,162
Posted By kallehof
NorcalTT - 2014

Just rapped up a weekend of riding the NorcalTT. Just over a 1000 miles in four days. More pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sfmc/sets/72157647242296827/

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Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
1936-1937 Cylinders

Cylinders are unique for a 1936-1937 Chief. Older clam style valve covers. Fins cut out for the valve T-Oilers. They are easy to identify since hey are marked at the base 86612 (front cylinder)...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Maybe you can. Rigid Chiefs are in vogue and...

Maybe you can. Rigid Chiefs are in vogue and folks who have a skirted Chiefs who want another Chief generally look for a rigid. They didn't make nearly as many rigid Chiefs as they they made skirted...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
$28,500 was just for the 1937 Indian Chief....

$28,500 was just for the 1937 Indian Chief. Harley went for $2700 and the 1957 Chevrolet four door went for $1400. Here's a few more pictures of the Chief from the Kiko auction website.
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
My ballpark guess would be $35,000-$45,000. ...

My ballpark guess would be $35,000-$45,000.

Kalle Hoffman
San Francisco, CA
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Sold

Folks from time to time ask me how much is my 1937 Indian Chief worth? My standard answer is "Every cent I've spent on it!". Which means I don't know and I don't want to think about how much I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/guzzidoug/1...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/guzzidoug/14cannonball/can3map_zps5400ca5e.jpg

There's a few 30's Rigid Chiefs on the Cannonball this year.
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
1939/2014 Indian Chief

Build by Michae T Larsen of Denmark and posted on the Virtual Indian Discussion forum https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/VirtualIndian/info. His finished project, a Indian Chief 1939 with all new...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Barn Find

How often does a true barn find come along? Short answer: This Saturday September 6th 2014 at 10am in North Canton, OH. Here's link to the auction website....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Nothing wrong with a rattle can bitsa. How 'bout...

Nothing wrong with a rattle can bitsa. How 'bout a picture?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
My templete is not at all accurate on the sides,...

My templete is not at all accurate on the sides, sorry for the confusion, the Iron Horse fenders are very accurate over all. Only the top/crown of the fender is measurably different.. Thanks for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Kevin, Few reasons. 1. I've already bought...

Kevin,

Few reasons. 1. I've already bought and fitted the Iron Horse Fenders. 2. the original fenders need a bit of work to get them into the condition the repop finders are in. To do it right I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Iron Horse Fenders

I came across a pair of original 1937 fenders. I had heard that the Iron Horse Fenders that I have on my Chief didn't have exactly the same arch/profile as original fenders. So I made a template out...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
It's still shaking. What color would you suggest...

It's still shaking. What color would you suggest for the paint? I'm thinking of Baby Blue on Navy Blue with Gold Pin striping.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Research

If you thinking of restoring an Indian Jerry Hatfield's Restoration Guide is an excellent place to start.

http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/hatfield-restoration-guide.jpg

First additions of...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Rigid Tandem

No chum-mee seats in 1937. If you wanted to carry a passenger you either got a side car or a Tandem Seat. Here's a rigid chief with tandem seat spotted in Italy.
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Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Valve Covers and Oilers

In a total loss system the oil is not circulated, It is wasted, Usually on the drive chain. I've read articles and advertisements that boast virtues of your engine always getting clean oil in a total...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Battery

My basket case came with an older reproduction battery shell. Not correct for 1937 but it is nice to have extra shells around when you have Indians. All of my bikes have been converted to 12 volts so...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Brooks Auction Chief

Here's a Chief (34 or 35) I saw at the Brooks Auction a few years ago and again last year on the Rigid Ride.

http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/DSCN9826.JPG
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Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Tranmission Woes

During the Rigid Ride the lock washer on the clutch nut failed and the nut backed off. I made it home but after noticing an oil leak I pulled the top of the transmission tower and found this. This is...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Rigid Ride

With my vacuum leak solved I sign up for Pete Young's Rigid ride. It would be the first real test of my chief. 180 miles of twisties. From Portola Valley to Pigeon Point Lighthouse and back.
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Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Oil Changes - and Breaking It In

Now this is topic is half individuality and half science. But I just picked an Indian Guru to follow and stuck with his recommendation on the engine break in.


Non detergent 30 wt oil for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Manfold Leak

All seemed well. With the exception of a manifold leak which made for a very hard to start bike.

http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/manifold/DSCN9574.JPG

Red Fred and I pressurized the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
California Indain Run

Wow! Now I've got a running 1937 Indian Chief. So I brought it to the California Indian Run which is organized by Indian Rick Decost and hosted at Spanky's Ranchoria in Smartsville, Ca.
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Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
My first spin around the block and big smile. ...

My first spin around the block and big smile.

Kalle Hoffman
San Francisco, CA
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Golden Gate Bridge - 75th Anniversary

One of the goals of building a 1937 Indian Chief was to ride over the Golden Gate Bridge on the 75th Anniversary on May 23rd, 2012. Hap Jones was the first Civilian to ride a motorcycle across the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Start Up

Here's a short video of the first start up on my Chief. I was having some trouble getting a strong spark from the Magneto and asked Indian Guru Red Fed to come over and help me out. There was some...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Picking up my engine.

I've had two engines rebuilt by Jim Trochet in ValleJo, California. He is a Master Indian and Harley Machinist. Can't thank Jim enough for all the hard work and dedication he puts into everyone of...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
1937 Motolamp lens

Marcin Okla-Anuszewski (MOA) sent me these pictures of a lens for an 37 Indian Chief. Original lenses seem to be as rare as hens teeth. He says it was used on 1933-1934 HD and on 1933, 1937 and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Thanks. Too bad the cannonball cut off is 1936...

Thanks. Too bad the cannonball cut off is 1936 this year. http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/

Kalle
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Headlight

The headlight for a 37 chief is a one year only beast. In seven years I have never seen one at a swap meet or on Ebay. It holds a 6 1/2" lens which is on the small side for lenses.
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Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Ron Simm's 1937 Indian Chief

Before I bought my 1937 project I took a field trip over to Ron Simm's Custom Motorcycle Shop in Hayward http://www.ronsimms.com. Ron had a number of Vintage bikes on display including a few...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Shipping a Frame

You can ship a frame in the United States via USPS or UPS. The key is to avoid the "Large Package Surcharge", an additional $100. If you measure the length and girth of the frame it just falls...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Another Side Stand

It took years of hunting for the correct sidestand before I came across this one (left) on ebay that was made by Micheal Breeding a few years back. Micheal hasn't produced these side stand in years...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Fixing a Fix

The threads in my side stand bracket were shot so the first pass of fixing them was to use a Heli-Coil.

http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/2013-06-03_18-05-24_235.jpg

That didn't last long so...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Side Stand

The side stand assembly was one of the few parts that were not being reproduced when I needed one. Jerry Greer Engineering listed it on their website but it was out of stock. Years of eBay searching...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Making new Friends

I'm selling off a few extra parts I have left over from my 37 project. The original flywheels are one of them.

http://www.kalle.com/images/indian/37-chris/37-flywheels.jpg

Turns out the fellow...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,751
Posted By kallehof
Daytona Chief

Here's a Chief at Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. The year? Hard to tell. Your guess is as good as mine. But I wouldn't change a thing. She's beautiful.

* rigid (pre 40)
* frame mounted...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 52,849
Posted By kallehof
Worn Sprocket

Thanks klm4755. Nice details.

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