This 1937 Indian Sport Scout was built as a “Cut-Down” from a box of parts in the early 80’s by a great motorcycle builder who specialized in early American bikes. He did his first Scout Cut-Down at the age of 16 and this bike was built as a copy for his dad’s friend. Current owner is the second owner, and he has had the bike for 20 plus years. This bike has finished many an AMCA ride in the western states. This bike has taken on all challengers including Max Bubeck on his super tuned Indian 4. Max was not very happy about being beat by a Scout! This bike sports some of the best of Indian with nice add-ons of some English parts with lots of quality chrome and a custom rear frame section to support the BSA rear hub! The Indian 45” engine is actually a 57″ stroker with Bonneville cams coupled to the original 3 speed Scout box. Builder claims this ride will max out at about 120 mph! Now that is a fine Cut-Down!
Mileage: Unknown miles on current build probably upwards of 5000.
Paint: Paint is in good shape with patina. Some scratches and nicks. Last painted during the build in early 1980.
Sheet Metal: Great condition, well fit. Tanks are Sport Scout. Fenders are steel, as is the oil bag.
Chrome: Good condition and takes a great polish.
Mechanical: This engine is a strong runner and built by a knowledgeable mechanic. Bike was running great when parked and is in need of a battery and a carb service.
Wheels and Tires:
English rims with chrome on steel and chrome steel spokes.
Front tire is 300-21 R Avon Speedmaster MKII
Rear Tire is 350 X 19 Chieng Shin.
Title: Clear Nevada title
Engine # FCG 403
Frame # N/A
Valuation: Cut-Downs are not rated in the value guides.