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Bonhams Motorcycle Department

1947 Indian Chief

Date Published:
22 Apr 2018
Virginia, USA

Up for sale is a fully restored 1947 Indian Chief Motorcycle. If you are in the market for one, I doubt you will find one in nicer condition. Fully restored three Indian motorcycles, and knows these bikes inside and out. We just sold the red 1946 Indian Chief that was listed for sale on ebay, this one is restored to the same high level. Only reason for selling is that am kinda getting too old to ride. If you have any more specific questions and are serious about purchasing the motorcycle, please message me. Onto the specifics- 74 cubic inch engine +.010 oversize pistons Engine completely rebuilt with new pistons, rings and roller bearings new intake and exhaust valves, springs, keepers, roller rocker arms oil pump overhauled with new gears primary chain is new(primary chain cover and front brake plate are fully polished) clutch facings are new as well as the release bearing transmission was completely overhauled with all new bearings, gears, idler shaft and output sprocket, cluster gear and sprocket gear M/C has complete new exhaust new kick starter arm new drive chain and sprockets electrical system has a new ignition switch, ammeter and speedometer has rare deluxe speedometer with working tripometer new headlight, spotlights, rear tail light and complete wiring harness, including all connecting wires All chrome has been redone- rear bumper, rear crash bars, front crash bars, control linkage rods, brake arms, front and rear fender tips new handlebars, spotlight bar, windshield bar, and headlight bars, and rear fender bars (all chrome) one nick on rear chrome bar as seen in pic windshield is new installed new foot boards and extensions, all polished complete new chrome exhaust system wheels were completely overhauled, new chrome rims, S/S spokes and new wheel hubs, installed new whitewall tires the buddy seat was completely overhauled in black leather with fringe, new chrome seat rail installed as well black/champagne two tone paint professional paintjob on this numbers matching motorcycle all bolts, nuts, screws are polished stainless steel, nothing was left untouched, and the results are breathtaking! If you look at the close up pictures, you can see the attention to detail that went into building this motorcycle...well over 2000 man hours went into this restoration, you would be hard pressed to find one in nicer condition. No shortcuts were taken, and many NOS parts were used during the restoration. Only 349 miles and this motorcycle needs nothing except for a new owner!