1901-1953 Indian Motorcycle – Parts – Accessories – Service

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Indian Vertical Serial Numbers

1949 thru 1953 Indian Vertical Serial Numbers

  • *indicates approximate serial or number based on available data.

49 ARROW (3700*)

Engine ADI1001-ADI4700, Frame 1491001 -1494700

50 ARROW (300*)

Engine AAEJ1001-AAEJ1300, Frame 11501001-11501300

49 LACONIA SCOUT (24)

Eng. BDJ1001-BDJ1024, Frame No Serials

49 500cc Prototype

Engine BDJ104, Frame No Serials

49 SCOUT (4200*)

Engine BDI1001-BDI5200, Frame 2491001-2495200

50 SCOUT (300*)

Engine BBEJ1001-BBEJ1300, Frame 22501001-22501300

50 WARRIOR (900)

Engine BEJ1001-BEJ1800, Frame 2501001-2501800 Engine BEJ1801-BEJ1900, Frame BEJ1801-BEJ1900

51 WARRIOR (468* )

Engine B-1001 – B-1200, Frame B-1001 – B-1200 and Engine B-1601 – B-1868, Frame B-1601 – B-1868

Note 1: TT serials taken from Warrior serial block. Note 2: From B-1601 a coil (Battery)ignition was optional which was indicated by a B suffix added behind the serial number.

52 WARRIOR (None)

All Road Model Warriors were produced in 1951 but are frequently titled as 1952 based on when they were sold. BB-XXXX serials were not used on Road Model Warriors as was used on TT’s to denote 52 models.

50 WARRIOR TT (200)

Eng. BEJ1901T-BEJ2100T, Frame BEJ1901T-BEJ2100T

51 WARRIOR TT (200)

Eng. B-1201T – B-1400T, Frame B-1201T – B-1400T

52 WARRIOR TT (200)

Eng. BB-1401T – BB-1600T, Frame B-1401T – B-1600T

Note: Serials B-1401T – B-1600T built as 1951 models. These became 1952 models after 1951 year end by the dealer adding an additional B to the engine only, to become BB___T. All engines did not get stamped by dealers (about 1 in 4) so some in this serial range will be missing the additional
B. All left Springfield in 1951.

52 PATROL (50)

Eng. 3WBB2001PT-3WBB2050PT, Frame 3WBB2001PT-3WBB2050PT

52 Big Frame Warrior (8 known)

Eng. No. Unknown Frame No. Unknown. See list at end.

If you have any verticals with serials outside those shown or other changes please post and I will up date this list.

The following is from an Indian document “Experiment Motorcycles and Prototypes”

AIRBORNE, Model M-1, Frame No. -, Eng. No. -, Color: Olive Drab

ARROW, Model 148, Frame No. 148-1, Eng. No. 148-1, Color: Gray, Remarks: Tubular Forks

ARROW, Model 148, Frame No. X-148-2, Eng. No. X148-2, Color: Red, Remarks: Girder Forks

ARROW, Model 149, Frame No. 149-1003, Eng. No. -, Color: Red, Remarks: No Engine-Army Expt.

ARROW, Model 149, Frame No. 149-1007, Eng. No. ADI-1007, Color: Red

ARROW, Model 149-S, Frame No. 149-1009, Eng. No. ADI-1009

ARROW, Model 149-M, Frame No. None, Eng. No. None, Color: Gray, Remarks: 149-M Pilot

SCOUT, Model 248, Frame No. 248-1, Eng. No. None, Color: Black, Remarks: Pilot

SCOUT, Model 248, Frame No. X-248-1, Eng. No. 248-X-1, Color: Gray, Remarks: Girder Forks

SCOUT, Model 249, Frame No. None, Eng. No. 249-1, Color: Gray

SCOUT, Model 249, Frame No. None, Eng, No. 249-2, Color: Red w/Decals

WARRIOR, Model Expt., Frame No. 149-2659, Eng. No. BDI-1017, Color: Red w/Black Tank

WARRIOR, Model 250, Frame No. None, Eng. No. BEJ-X-1, Color: Black, Remarks: Was Laconia Scout

WARRIOR, Model 250, Frame No. 249-4093, Eng. No. None Color: Green, Remarks: Was Scout

WARRIOR, Model 250, Frame No. None, Eng. No. BDJ-1001, Color: Black, Remarks: Was Laconia Scout

WARRIOR, Model 252, Frame No. BEA-X-1, Eng. No. BEA-X-1, Color: Red, Remarks:1st. Expt. 252

WARRIOR, Model 252, Frame No. -, Eng. No. -, Color: Red, Remarks: 2nd Expt. 252

WARRIOR, Model 252, 3 machines partially built with additional special parts

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