Need new gear / sprocket made -- who does this?
My Indian 841's primary has a combination large sprocket with a smaller straight gear on one side. It is so worn that the tranny will not stay in 4th gear. Who will do a good job of reproducing this part? How about Boston Gear?
The 3 row chain that runs on the sprocket is at (or past) the end of its service life. Who can make an endless chain to replace this item? No, I do not know if this is the same link size as a Harley primary chain from that era.
I would appreciate your help,
I found a gear grinder! Boston Gear told me they would not do a specialty item like I need, but suggested Industrial Sprockets and Gears, Inc. in Santa Fe Springs, CA. This evening, I talked to Monte at that business and was told they could do the work and would make sure it was properly heat treated. I guess all it takes is money!
This would be a good time for other 841 owners to have this piece made for them. The more we have made, the less expensive it will be for each individual sprocket/gear. I am also planning on having the idler gear that meshes with this gear made also. It is better to have all new gears rather than a mix of old and new.
Has anyone heard of this business? If so, what do you think of them?
Does anyone have a suggestion of where I can get a replacement 3 row chain? I do not know if it is the same as was used in Harleys.
Be careful of anything you make for a 841 - Sure you need it, sure others need it, but will anybody pay $$$ for the item?
We made new 841 Transmission Gear sets for 841's because we needed a set for two bikes we were restoring. So we had 25 sets made in 1989. I finally sold the last set in 2013. As long as you don't mind a 25 year payback or you can justify the time value of money and cost of storage, go for it!
Your dad sold me a set of gears in 2009, but the “Transmission driven sprocket assembly” and an idler gear were not included. Wouldn't you know it? That oddball sprocket / gear is what I need.
Hopefully, other Indian 841 owners will read this forum topic and will join me in having gears made. If I end up having just one of each part I need made, then so be it. It just seems a waste to have the fabricator set up for a special gear and then make only one.
The way I see it is that this motorcycle is fairly rare and expensive. Unless it is complete and running properly, it is not worth much - at least to me. I am no hurry to spend a lot of money, but I am determined to get the bike in good running order. If it is too expensive for me to maintain, then I'll sell it. I just hope it does not come to that.
PS: How is Bob doing? I have not talked with him since 2009 at AMA's Vintage Motorcycle Days.
The people who were to make new gears for me LOST most of what I had sent them!!!! They will reproduce the lost pieces if they have samples of those pieces. I may be able to find most of what they need; however, the main shaft (part # 43916) is a bit elusive.
Please help me find a main shaft that I can buy, borrow, or rent.