This 1947 Indian Chief was restored in Roadmaster Trim in 1997. The bike was purchased as a matching number, rolling chassis project from a museum in Simi Valley CA. The bike was completely and correctly restored using the original parts and new reproduction parts when necessary. The drive train was completely rebuilt including all bearings and moveable parts in the engine and tranny. The bike was featured in Easy Rider Magazine when completed and it has less than 150 miles on it. Stored indoors in the living room 99% of its life, this new motorcycle needs fresh oil, gas, and air to be ready for years of Show and GO !
Mileage: less than 150 since the rebuild. The original speedometer shows 33,182 and works.
Paint: This beautiful bike was painted in 1999 by a professional shop when it sustained damage during the Northridge earthquake. No imperfections currently noted. Frame is powder coated.
Sheet metal: All sheet metal is clean and neat. Most is original factory manufacture. The gas tanks were coated with KREEM during the restoration.
Chrome: All chrome is bright and shiny. No indication of any rust.
Tires and Rims: New Carlisle tires on front and rear at restoration. Good chrome rims with stainless spokes.
Mechanical: All running gear is new and correctly built by a professional in 1997. Less than 150 miles on it so it needs a break in. Built to run with the original 72” set up and carb.
TITLE: This motorcycle has a Clear California title in non-op status