1948 Indian Chief� - Restored
You are looking at a restored 1948 Indian Chief. Asking $25,000.� The bike is in running condition although it has not run for a couple of years, so you'll need to verify the engine's operation. The bike has 0 miles since restoration.� The engine was built by Jake Junker (Indian Motorcycle News) many years ago. The engine's appearance is excellent - every fin on both cylinders is perfect.
�This bike was my first Indian project - as received it was a literal basket case.� I originally received it as a frame and three boxes of (mostly) Indian parts.� It has been restored to its current condition over many years with lots professional help from a number of Indian experts, including the team at Starklite.
�The bike does not have a title - I will sell it to you with a bill of sale, and include the bill of sale which I received when I bought it as engine cases and a bunch of mismatched parts.
Appearance-wise the bike is beautiful - it's Seafoam Blue, an original 1948 color - painted by Randy Zorn (Indian Motorcycle Restorations Ltd).� Mr. Zorn also did the bike's final assembly.� Currently it's sporting a solo seat, a Chummy seat is included.� I think I have nearly all the hardware for the Chummy seat spring set, and the passenger floorboard extensions are already installed.
�Wheels and hubs are assembled as original.� Drum brakes are set up as original.� Tires are reproduction, and the tubes are holding air.� Rebuilt original speedometer.� Reproduction dash.� It needs a battery which I will supply when you purchase the bike.� I have the hard rubber battery box to contain a modern battery, and make it look like an original battery, circa 1948.
�Although the bike has many original parts, but there are a fair number of reproduction parts on the bike.� Mechanically, the bike is stock, except it was converted to 12 volt electrics.� The generator was rebuilt for 12V and all the lights, horn, ignition, etc are 12V.� Set up with left hand shift, left hand spark advance, right hand throttle. �
�There are only a few missing items that would make this bike look like it's right off the showroom floor.�� The toolbox - which I have and it's painted but it's not installed.� I don't have the crash bars.
�The bike comes with all the manuals, books, magazines, and documentation I have accumulated over time (including all the receipts I can find).
�For the disclaimer - the bike is beautiful, it's obviously "as is" - it needs to be thoroughly checked out by Indian super-experts (like the Starklite team) before putting it on the road - it's 67 years old and even if it was in perfect condition I would never consider riding it on a highway at today's speeds.
�Currently I cannot transport the bike, so the buyer will have to arrange to pick it up at my home at the New Jersey Shore.� Perhaps shipping can be arranged.� "As-is where-is."
�Contact me with questions, or to discuss purchasing this bike. -
�Thank you for looking!
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