Indian Chief description
This barn find 1946 Indian Chief was found by a friend of mine in the Carolina hills, It had been in a barn for many decades.
It is in great original condition, the frame and fork are very straight and solid, do dents or road rash on it at all, the fenders and tanks are very nice as well, no rust holes with only a little surface rust and a lot of original paint which should buff out nicely. I've been told this color blue is a 1946 only color, or possibly a 2 year color only. The original tank badges are in very nice condition and very hard to come by. The motor turns very smooth and the cylinders look very nice, it is missing the pistons, the cases look great with no cracks.
I was hoping to finish this bike but don't have time with too many projects getting in the way so this will have to go to a new lucky home.
It is obviously missing a few parts, ie. Trans, headlight, horn, gauge panel, axles etc. The original seat pan has been cut off in the back but I have a nice complete buddy seat if the buyer is interested in it. Handlebar controls and cables all turn smoothly.
Original paint bikes are becoming more and more valuable every day and this is a very worthy project to get running and back on the road as is, or if your the restored bike type, this is a great solid bike that hasn't seen many miles to restore. Or, strip it down, build a racer and bring it to Trog!
Please ask any questions and good luck getting this great Indian barnfind bike.
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BikeBandit.com will once again be the title sponsor for this year’s AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. The 2014 event features Indian Motorcycle as marque of the year, and is scheduled for July 11-13 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the country’s premier gathering of vintage bikes and the people who love them, attracting tens of thousands every year.Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0800
Polaris Industries offered the first preview of the next generation of Indian Motorcycle, releasing an audio clip of the new engine that will power an all-new model. Indian is offering a a line of 2013 Chief models but all of them are continuations of models offered by Indian’s owners. The new Polaris-era Indians are still a year away, but Polaris decided to start promoting the brand and teasing the new models ahead of a 2014 re-launch.Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0800
The long-awaited introduction of the all-new 2009 Indian Chief motorcycle has finally arrived. After almost five years of, product development, testing, speculation and dealer development, Indian Motorcycle has announced that the first shipment of 2009 Indian Chiefs has been shipped to seven dealerships across the nation. For 2009, Indian will offer four distinct Chief models, including the Chief Standard, Chief Deluxe, Chief Roadmaster and Chief Vintage with base prices ranging from $30,999 to $35,499 respectively.
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