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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
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 Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
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 Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
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 Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
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 Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
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 Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
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 Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
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 Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 127
Views: 53,582
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: 49,587
Posted By kallehof
Worn Sprocket

Thanks klm4755. Nice details.

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Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Ouch

Here's a neat picture from the Speed Boys Blog. Looks like a pre 36 Scout (not sure of the exact year). Note the bent frame, broken battery, cracked cylinder bases and primary and crumpled seat pan,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,565
Posted By kallehof
17" and 18"

I just installed an 18" excel rim on my extra KLR rear hub. Spokes were from Buchanan. Zoom Cycles (Santa Clara, CA) laced them up for me. Tire is a Dunlap 606. I'll update the thread with my...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 01-15-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,221
Posted By kallehof
Thanks Jerry. I guess I suck. Didn't see a route...

Thanks Jerry. I guess I suck. Didn't see a route that included Trona -> Goler. But just checked out http://DualSportWest.com. Maybe I'll see you at the Death Valley 350.

Kalle
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 01-14-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,221
Posted By kallehof
I also found this post...

I also found this post http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2222036&postcount=2
Which has a bunch of DV gps tracks http://advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=66125&d=1137381064. But...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 01-13-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,221
Posted By kallehof
Wanted - Escape Route/Goler Wash/ Mengel Pass

I'm off to Death Valley on Thursday. And would like to ride from Trona -> Escape Route -> Goler Wash -> Mengel Pass ->Death Valley. I've found gps tracks for Goler Wash -> Mengel Pass and one of an...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 346,970
Posted By kallehof
Cannonball Bike at Fort Baker

Here's a video I took of the bikes at Fort Baker just before riding over the Golden Gate Bridge.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/26emKspk9Uw" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
re: mom dad and the chief

Here are the other three.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb183/loflyn/mom%20dad%20and%20the%20chief/Image003.jpg
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-08-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 302,991
Posted By kallehof
Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering

http://www.kalle.com/images/37chief/Quail/2012-05-05_15-33-03_827.jpg

Snapped this shot of your bike on Saturday, wish I would have read your thread before hand. Your bike is inspirational....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering

Here's a few pictures I took at the Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering. If you've drank the kool-aid there are some pictures on Facebook...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering

Lorin Guy is helping organize The Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering http://www.quaillodgeevents.com/pages/home.cgi?srvgal=1&srvid=15 in Carmel, California this coming weekend which is featuring...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Seat

A 1937 Chief seat has a shorter/stubby nose when compared to a 1938 and newer seat. It is very easy to find the later seat and they are being reproduced by several venders. Unfortunately the earlier...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Dash

Most parts are being reproduced for a 1937 Indian. But as of the time of my project A dash was not. A bi-weekly check of Ebay finally came up with a dash but is wasn't in very good condition but...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Watertown, South Dakota

Last November I took a trip to South Dakota to visit my family for Thanksgiving. Most of my family is from Minnesota (as is I) but my Uncle Duncan's house in Iroquois has become the gather point for...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,800
Posted By kallehof
Message from Rob

From: Robert Angell
Subject: 37 Indian
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2012 10:18:19 +0100

Hi Kalle

I had posted a couple of comments on Advrider. I'm hopeless at posting pics. I have been following your...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Message from Rob

From: Robert Angell <robertangell1>
Subject: 37 Indian
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2012 10:18:19 +0100

Hi Kalle

I had posted a couple of comments on Advrider. I'm hopeless at posting pics. I have been...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Rob's 37 Chief

Rob,

I think I found your bike on this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18353993

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v41/p30605475.png

I envy you for finding a complete...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Rigid Chief Hill Climber

Looks like a Bobbed Rigid Chief (1938 or 1939) from minute 1:38 - 2:00..

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JBVWjDWNRDs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Got my bike back home from the show thanks to...

Got my bike back home from the show thanks to Bicycle Phil Bowman.

http://kalle.com/images/37chief/2012-03-13_20-18-49_926.jpg

Kalle Hoffman
San Francisco
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 53,582
Posted By kallehof
Speedometer

Working on an Indian and buying parts is expensive. And the most expensive accessory for me was the Speedometer. In 1937 a speedometer was an option. In 1938 and later Indians the tank is hollowed...
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