1901-1953 Indian Motorcycle – Parts – Accessories

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SUBJECT: ADAPTION OF REAR WHEELS FOR COMPETITION MODEL 249

To make a greater range of gear ratios available for competition, a Model 741 rear hub (Part 86707) may be used on the 249. This change makes it possible to use the full range of rear wheel sprockets, as on the 45″ competition Sport Scout.

MODEL 741 WHEEL ( Part 86706):

Lace the wheel, using —
1 – 86707MODEL 741 WHEEL ( Part 86706):
1 – 74549Rim – (1936 to 1942 45 11 Sport Scout and 741 Model)
20 – 39601Spoke – Brake drum side (1936 to 1942 45″ Sport Scout)
10 – 43769Spoke – Hub shell side – inside (741 Model)
10 – 43770Spoke – Hub shell side – outside (741 Model)
40 – H23142Nipple – (1936 to 1942 45″ Sport Scout and 741 Model)

Offset the outside of the rim 1-1/4″ from the outside face of the brake drum flange to bring the center of the rim on the center line of the motorcycle.

Use a 1/4″ spacer on the right side of the hollow axle and a 1/8″ spacer on the left side to align the wheel sprocket with the transmission sprocket.

Walter Brown
Service Manager

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