Prust rolls his Indian into Harley-Davidson’s 111th Anniversary Bike Show and rolls out in 2nd place
Up against a cool 2Mil in custom bikes sitting on the floor, Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles took second with a screamin’ red 1949 Indian Scout accented in gold leaf. Talk about old school!
That Scout named “THE CONTINENTAL SCOUT” got my fingers itchin’ to crack the throttle and enjoy an ultra-cool, nimble experience like my grandpappy had – only with amped power in a customized ride, like he never got to enjoy.
The engine was fully rebuild by ZYZX. The bike features a custom-made billet cylinder, 12v conversion, electronic ignition, and a custom designed oiling system with overhead rocker maniforld and oil tank. Brando painted this classy ride, using Kiel Crown Autobody, Gold Leaf and Striping. Frame Crafters built the track master style frame, and Payletic contributed the fully hand-formed aluminum tank, seat and fairing.
Did I say fairing? That baby just might protect you enough for a short ride in Milwaukee come winter. Both practical and handsome, it for sure will extend the temperature range for riding. Another thing Grandpappy never got to enjoy is the Gazi rear shocks from Australia, smoothin’ the ride. The custom seat – yep, another major upgrade to a ’49 Indian – is a Magura Levers by Rod’s Designs. The TZ750 GP syle brake drums were custom laced to polished rims. Another great touch is the LED lighting behind brass covers; both the front fender and brass were formed courtesty of Mike Ardito.
The show itself was a thing of beauty. Harley-Davidson pulled out all the stops in their hometown of Milwaukee, with a display of stellar custom bikes laid out under 3 stunning chandeliers in Harley’s glass-walled, seasonal tent they call the Chrome. Turnout was high, making the Show worthwhile for the builders, and one I have no intention of missing come next year.
The Laundry List
- Track Master style frame made by Frame Crafters
- All aluminum tank, seat and fairing designed by Analog formed by Pavletic Metal Shaping
- Brass light covers and fender formed by Mike Ardito
- Polishing by Mike’s Polishing, Rodsmith, and Analog
- Engine built by Bill Bailey of ZyZX Vintage Motorcycles
- Engine has hand cut billet cyclinder, 12 volt conversion and Dyna III electronic ignition
- Carburetor Amal 928
- Exhaust custom made by Analog with parts and stubby mufflers from Cone Engineering
- Custom made oil tank with internal plumbing made by Chassis Services
- All plumbing designed and made by Analog
- Paint and clear coat by Kiel of Crown Autobody
- Gold leaf and pin striping by Brando
- Seat by Rod’s Designs
- Magura controls
- Speedometer designed and rebuilt by Seattle Speedometer
- Tarrozi rear sets
- Betor Forks and triples
- TZ750 hubs with custom detailing by Analog
- Spokes and rims made by Buchanan’s
- Speedo mount, rear sprocket and oil manifold machined by Free Form Design
- Gas cap by Crime Scene Choppers
- Piaa LED headlights
- Radiantz puck LED taillight frenched into seat hump
- All custom electrical. Battery and fuse block under seat hump
- Custom made bar switch by Analog
- Modified GSXR windscreen
- Maund Speed equip velocity stack
- Avon Road Rider tires
- All custom made cables by Ed Zender at Morries place
- Extremely strange and difficult to design custom kick starter lever (version 5) by Analog
- Top oiler lines made by HEL brake lines
Website: Analog Motorcycles