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Need new gear / sprocket made -- who does this?


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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,
George


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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.


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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!

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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.


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Help!

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.


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