This is an original factory born Indian 101 Scout. Correct for 1931, this motorcycle has a frame number matching the engine number. This bike came to the seller from Southern California in the 1990’s.
Some engine tuning work was done and this 101 Scout was ridden for a while and found to be a good rider. The bike has a straight frame and all of the original sheet metal was present and usable. So it was restored in the owner’s shop… not a professional restoration. Randy Walker was the guide regarding authentic parts and look. The goal was to build a correct 1931 Indian 101 Scout that looked great and could be shown in regional events, as well as ridden. It now has a Linkert carburetor because the owner likes that better for riding. A rebuilt Schebler DLX79 carburetor from Walker Machine is available to go with the bike. The seat was relocated a few inches back to accommodate long legs and a larger drive sprocket to aid riding was also installed.
Approximately 2000 miles on the rebuild power train and restoration.
Cream was an optional lacquer finish and single pin striping was usually used on this color bike. It was painted by Mitch’s Autowerx, Kalispell MT who is a premium painter of antique cars and bikes in the Northwest. The gas tank was repaired, cleaned and sealed by Laidlaw Restoration in Murphy CA. The frame was in good condition and not repainted during this restoration.
Appears to be original. It is of excellent quality and fits well
Shiny stuff is nickel. Except for the spokes which are believed to be stainless
The Engine, transmission, magneto, oil pump and carburetor were rebuilt by Walker Machine using new cylinders and cylinder heads. It has the correct timing cover and oil pump for a 1931. The exhaust pipes and miscellaneous parts are mostly form Walker Machine. The generator was remanufactured by LARCO Electric, Kalispell MT
Wheels & Tires
Painted safety rims with polished stainless spokes.
Rear tire is 400 X 18 Coker, road-worthy
Front Tire is 400 X 18 Coker, road-worthy
Clean, clear, Montana Title
Engine #EGP 3224
Valuation Resource Guide
This motorcycle would rate as a 1- on the NADA scale.
The Indian Western bags came from Thomas Rickey, Gingerich Leathers, Granger, IN. Photos of the original bike and some of its restoration will go with the bike.