Indian Scout 1924 600 cc side valve V-twin engine # 54X809
After WW I the Indian factory decided it was time to market a somewhat lighter model than the 1000cc Powerplus.
The new model was labelled “Scout” and it created a sensation when brought out in 1920.
The strong points of the new design were easy handling, lightness, ample power for the 1920s roads and unbeatable reliability.
The new middleweight was also appealing to the prospective motorcyclists who were put off by the usual heavyweight big twins.
The Scout features a semi-unit construction power plant with a 3-speed transmission bolted on to it. Primary drive is by a set of helical gears that are enclosed in a cast aluminium cover and run in an oil bath. The clutch is foot-controlled.
A notable new feature for 1924 is a change in the front spring construction: the rockers are now placed in front of the wheel spindle to give more leverage and rebound check.
This machine is and older restoration.
The front cylinder developed a crack at some time in the past so that needs to be replaced.
A spare useable front cylinder is included.