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Old 5th December 2008, 16:52   #1
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This is my V Twin 1912 Indian Motocycle immaculately restored and in 1 kick start condition. Anybody has more information on this bike please share.
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This is my V Twin 1912 Indian Motocycle immaculately restored and in 1 kick start condition. Anybody has more information on this bike please share.
Phenomenal! Was this restored locally? Looks superb. Do tell us more about the resto process.

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Old 5th December 2008, 17:35   #3
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That is GORGEOUS! Real beauty. Amazing restoration. Whoever did this, the love he/she had for this bike is written ALL over it. The tyres look quite new, how did u manage to source the white walled tyre?
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I am lost for words. I have been staring at that image. Oh my god. Man... Something like this on Indian soil...

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The tyres look quite new, how did u manage to source the white walled tyre?
Not white walled, they are all white.
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Awesome!! I never knew such thing existed. Thanks for sharing it.
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Beautiful..Breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

This is a true Motor-CYCLE ! Do you mind posting a video or at least a sound clip of the bike moving? Would love to see it.
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it looks better than what it would have looked 96 years ago.

Amazing is an Understatement.
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How is it different in engine?may be somebody can educate me? if the bore is worn out in such very old machines ,how to restore them?are there bores made available in US ?
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If the bore is worn out, one inserts a sleeve. I doubt if there will be spares available for such an old machine. If not, all the more credit to have kept it in this condition.

I am overawed by the amount of linkages and controls on this motor-CYCLE.
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No words that is Awesome.

Any specifications.
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drool drool drool drool...thwacking my gaping mouth shut.

Man that is one lovingly restored piece.
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Has it been in this condition all through its life?! Or was it restored?! If it were restored at any point, its amazing that one could source parts or fabricate them at this level of quality.

Amazing bike. Just a little more than 3 years to go!!!

Does anyone know where you get these tie rods and rod-ends from?! The ones used as linkages for the gears.

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Welcome to TBHp Subodh bhai and wonderful to finally see pictures of your lovely Indian posted here.

To those not familiar Subodh bhai and his brothers are veterans in the vintage car world from Ahmedabad. Awini's Lagonda was owned by their family and also the one with Sharad Sanghi.

Subodh bhai still has a lovely Buick Roadmaster convertible.

If I remember correctly the Holkar Duesenberg passed through them before it eventually went out with Sheikh Mukhtar.

Bhai I would urge you to please share as much as you can on the long long journey you and your family has had wih the wonderful cars that remain and once were with you and the family.

Its about time TBHP had some seniors coming in!

I had the pleasure of seeing this Indian and it was restored meticulously by Subodh bhai and his team.

Bhai please also request your nephew (Rajesh?) to join and share stories of the many cars they worked on for Bhogilal. That should make for some interesting reading

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Why I could kill for that piece of history. You are making us envious. More more more..

Thanks DKG for backgrounder on the family. He has been very reticent about himself. Yep, it will be grand having them post more often and share stories.
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Immaculate MotorCycle, simply drop dead gorgeous. Congrats Mr. Subodh for the level of restoration this bike has seen. Well and as others have mentioned earlier we are waiting to see more of your collection and here more about the restoration process that have gone into your vintages.

It would be an excellent reading material if you could elaborate on the restoration process with detailed pictures, if not atleast the before and after pictures of your collection. This would give encourage many more people to stick to the originality of the vehicle being restored. It never ever ocurred to me that a vehicle manufactured in the year 1912 could be in showroom (or better than) condition after nearly a decade.

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