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Post Fri May 10, 2002 3:28 pm

Posts: 1050
Location: Greenbackville, Virginia, USA
I'm kinda suspect of anything that comes out of The Peoples Republic of California anyway.

Post Fri May 10, 2002 7:23 pm

Posts: 234
Location: Saco, Maine USA
Ya guys hear ya on Indians, Hey guess Victory hired Arlen Ness for so in sight on cosmetics, that could be difference. Made Here, all that matters , and polaris got the cash to stay in game for while . Later

Post Sun May 12, 2002 10:18 pm

Posts: 896
Location: Bixby,OK, USA
I saw a new Chief at the Tulsa Dealership yesterday, a friend of mine works there and told me the engines are built by Rousch Racing in N.Carolina. He knew that because they had called the dealership and said not to start it as some of them had been sent out without the wrist pin clips installed. So they are off to a grand start!

Post Sun May 12, 2002 10:48 pm

Posts: 1319
Location: State College, Pa.
Wow! new engines that need to be rebuilt before starting.

I've had a few "rebuilt engines" from the local HD shop that I had to rebuild before installing them in the frame.

Post Sun May 12, 2002 11:22 pm

Posts: 252
The 4 speed tranny's for the old Indian chief are from Australia or New Zealand. I think they go for around $4500, the case bolts up to the old style Indian cases. This is the same trans "the Shop" used in thier record setting chief at bonneville. They fit 1940 to 1953 (or 55). I believe they are 4 speed synchro but not sure.

Post Sun May 12, 2002 11:22 pm

Posts: 234
Location: Saco, Maine USA
Jeezus, aint going far that way, aint had chance to hear one Boog, sounds like that be ugly LOL. guess got carried away on early post, kinda hoping to see the Indian have great come back. christ HD has market cornered.

Post Mon May 13, 2002 7:05 am

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Location: State College, Pa.
Too bad they ain't Indians. Just bought up paperwork (can't remember how many millions of dollars, don't give a damn), built a bunch of clown (clone) bikes, Made some dupe $ and had 45 degree engines built NOW. Never will be in my book, an Indian. Just a "indian" to me, along with the enfields, velocettes, italo's, and taiwans. Springfield was the last of the Indians.


Post Mon May 13, 2002 2:20 pm

4 speed is not synchromesh, it's constant mesh (no sliding gears). More info here:

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