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   By Moen
 
May 2000. There hasn't been a lot of news in this department since last month. But this page will go in the magazine with updates in every issue. There's new readers finding us all the time, and some may find it hard in the beginning searching through the archives. 

The Scout racing heads will have an update next month, and possibly some of the other parts as well. 

Remember, if you are interested in any of the parts below, write me and say so. The only way some of them will get made is if we can show the manufacturer that there is serious interest in them. In other cases (the Scout valve lifts) only a fixed size batch is being made, and if you need a set, you'd better say so before they're sold out! 


April 2000. 2 months ago I wrote about how ganging up to get new parts made would be a good idea (well, to me it is, at least). There has been some positive feedback, so let's give it a go!  

The BC is not about getting parts made by the lowest bidder (quality costs money!), but about giving prospective manufacturers an initial handful of orders, to make reasonably sure they can sell the first batch of the new parts. For this reason, there could be non-refundable deposits involved (as in the case of the frames & forks below) while other manufacturers will be satisfied with just an indication of interest.  

Another way of using the BC is to dream up requests for new parts, post them on this page, and see if a prospective manufacturer pops up with an offer...  

I guess there's no real need to explain this further, so let's get to the parts! 



1922-27 ACE Forks (complete, ready to bolt on).  
Manufacturer Jürgen Hecker, Germany
Projected retail price Approximately US$1500
Delivery time (approximate) 6 months from production start
Number of orders needed 10
Number of orders, April 5, 2000 2
Non-refundable* deposit with order US$100
Deposit/order to Moen (click for details!)
*Deposit will of course be refunded if no forks are produced!  
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1930's Sport Scout Racing Heads.   (Article here!)  
Manufacturer Jim Wall, USA
Projected retail price To be announced
Delivery time (approximate) To be announced
Number of orders needed Will be made anyway!
Number of orders, April 5, 2000 7 sets (at least)
Non-refundable deposit with order No
Order to Jim Wall
  
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1932-39 Chief Frames.  
Manufacturer Jürgen Hecker, Germany
Projected retail price Approximately US$1900
Delivery time (approximate) 6 months from production start
Number of orders needed 10
Number of orders, April 5, 2000 0
Non-refundable* deposit with order US$100
Deposit/order to Moen (click for details!)
 *Deposit will of course be refunded if no frames are produced!  
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1940-up Bonneville Scout Exhaust Valve Lifts.  
Manufacturer Matt Willkinson, USA
Projected retail price To be announced
Delivery time (approximate) October 2000
First batch 10 sets
Number of orders, April 5, 2000 ?
Non-refundable deposit with order No
Order to Matt Willkinson
  
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1940-42 Sport Scout Forks (complete, ready to bolt on).  
Manufacturer Jürgen Hecker, Germany
Projected retail price Approximately US$1600
Delivery time (approximate) 6 months from production start
Number of orders needed 10
Number of orders, April 5, 2000 0
Non-refundable* deposit with order US$100
Deposit/order to Moen (click for details!)
*Deposit will of course be refunded if no forks are produced!  
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1940-42 Sport Scout Frames (front + rear).  
Manufacturer Jürgen Hecker, Germany
Projected retail price Approximately US$1600
Delivery time (approximate) 6 months from production start
Number of orders needed 10
Number of orders, April 5, 2000 1
Non-refundable* deposit with order US$100
Deposit/order to Moen (click for details!)
 *Deposit will of course be refunded if no frames are produced!  
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1946-48 Chief Frames.  
Manufacturer Jürgen Hecker, Germany
Projected retail price Approximately US$1900
Delivery time (approximate) 6 months from production start
Number of orders needed 10
Number of orders, April 5, 2000 0
Non-refundable* deposit with order US$100
Deposit/order to Moen (click for details!)
 *Deposit will of course be refunded if no frames are produced!  
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Do You need any of this??  
   
1922-27 ACE Forks  
1930's Scout Heads  
1932-39 Chief Frames  
1940 Scout Lifts  
1946-48 Chief Frames  
1940-42 Scout Forks  
1940-42 Scout Frames  
 
 
 
 Manufacturers of Indian parts! 
  
Tell us what you've got 
and/or consider using the 
VI Buyers' Club to sell your parts online to the  
Indian Enthusiasts of the World! 
  
OK, so there isn't really a  
VI Buyers' Club Online Shop 
yet, but if enough parts manufacturers and enough buyers want it, I can make one.... 
  
Any comments? 
  
Moen