Posted by: caryandjohn | February 11, 2013

Magri’s Garage …

Kalle arranged a tour for us of Dennis Magri’s garage, here in San Francisco … it is stuffed with vintage Vincents, Indians, Vellocetts, Triumphs and BSAs …

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Cary on a 1948 Indian Chief …

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Dennis and his steamboat …

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Some of the gang who showed up for this treat …

The Vindian …

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Dennis’s 1948 Vincent-engined Indian Chief is a replica he built of the prototype built by the two factories in the late 1940s … Indian had been unable to invest in creating an over-head valve engine to replace the venerable flat-head … a partnership with Vincent would have created an easy path to update the Chief with a light, powerful drive train … We got to sit on a Chief and the Vindian back-to-back, and marveled at how light the Vindian felt … It feels easily a hundred pounds less than the 600 lb Chief …

Here is a link to a website with more information on the Vindian.

More in a bit …

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