Max Bubeck pictures with kind permission of Rocky Dillinger at Iron Wigwam

CHOUT

The Ultimate Indian Motocycle Hybrid, the marriage of a vintage Scout frame with a Chief engine!

Max Bubeck on his Chout - link to an interview with Max

Max Bubeck on his Chout - link to an interview with Max
Fastest unstreamlined Indian - ever!

The Chout Breeders Association

The idea is to put together a register of Chouts and Chout builders and hopefully create a hub to link out to websites pages and blogs that may be of assistance to Chout builders wherever they are.

If you have built a Chout, own a Chout or know of somone who has please leave a comment and contact details.

Friday, 29 January 2010

1930's Chout Hillclimber


92cu" thats 1490cc's of Chief motor squeezed into a Scout frame - form n function 8-)

Owner Steve Rinker from Buck's Indian sent me this -

"Howdy to all... This bike is blast to ride. We got this bike about 12 years ago and did a restoration on it. The original set-up had two Aimal carbs, which were removed at purchase. I installed Mikunis. The flywheels and rods are highly polished, with lighting holes drilled in rods. Fly wheels are 80" and the rods where not identified. Pistons have very little skirt left, and are domed. Heads are cut down Bonnies. It has Shunk cams and followers. Bike was set-up to run alcohol, but I play around here with gas.. When you rev the bike up and get off it, fireballs the size of baseballs roll across the concrete floor!! I don't have any info on the owner only that it was last run in early 70's at White Rose in Jefferson Pa. The last run it made, the rider was injured bad and gave the bike away. The new owner brought the bike back to White Rose for 4 more years hoping to give it back to the guy, but he never showed up. So that's how I ended up with it. The bike was always orange, and the gas tanks are car exhaust pipes.. Lots of welding and bent parts left on frame. The first trip I made was at our shop. We have a small hill in front, so I stopped, put bike in 2nd, pulled up the rev's a little and let the clutch go. I didn't have a good loose area of dirt to take off in so the bike came up and away we went.. As I got to the top (only 100' or so) only then I remembered that I had no brake. I also left the chains on the back.. And that was my first and last ride up the hill! I wish I knew more history or even a pic of it in action, but that's all I can tell about it.
Thanks to all who enjoy these great ole bikes! "

1 comment:

  1. That is a pre 101 frame with some very interesting seatpost mod's and Jn Scout forks.
    Is there a vid/tube , I'd love to see it in action !
    Grizz

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