Chiefy
Some old indians

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DarkScout
Nothing better than an old chief, one day it will happen,,,, one day..............
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Robbo
I particularly like the 4, i guess it is a 441, 2 or 3. I think 441 was the first valenced guards and 443 was the last of the 4's.
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V-Twin
Robbo wrote:
I particularly like the 4, i guess it is a 441, 2 or 3. I think 441 was the first valenced guards and 443 was the last of the 4's.


Sounds like your know your classic Indians Robbo!
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Robbo
Only if I'm right
Actually I have a particular hankering (and very unlikely to be satisfied) for one of those three Indians.
I also have a genetic fault that attracts me to old cars and motobikes.
2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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V-Twin
Robbo wrote:
I also have a genetic fault that attracts me to old cars and motobikes.

Me too but I got over it.  Well my wallet forced me to get over it.  I had a 1959 Holden FC with 350 Chev... it was fun for 3 years and every year, I thought, surely nothing else could go wrong now and it cost me thousands.  
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Chiefy
Ditto the fault with old bikes

Actually i think there were only 3 years of valenced guard four cylinders. The 440 (1940) which was still rigid and the 441 (1941) which had plunger rear suspension. This was made in 1941 and about 250 units in 1942. So even though they were made in 1942 the model number is still 441 its not really that important but i do refer to my 1942 four as a 442. D:

Model code prefix
Single 1 ie 149 which i think was a 1949 220cc Arrow
Super scout 2. Eg 1949 superscout = 249
Chiefs 3. 1948 chief 348
Four 1940 440
Five ? Not sure
6 sports scout 1941 sports scout 641
7 military scout 1941. 741
8 v twin 1941 841

Although the year code refers to the first year of production not the actual year hence 741 was made in 1941/42/43 they are all still 741

So the model changed when new features were added. Eg chief became 340 in 1940 when plumger rear suspension was added ( as a side note Harley never had rear suspension until 1957)
The chief model updated again in 1944 to 344 with a number of changed ( no major spec changes)
Then again to a 346 347 348 no 49 chief only very limited police production 350 351 352 353.
Miliitary models often were suffixed with B ie 741B not to be confused with a B stamped after engine number which stands for battery coil ignition as opposed to BM Bonneville Magneto. Confisingly the 841 was a military only but had no B.

Such was the Indian way its a bit lax but most people put the year and prefix code
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Robbo
Thanks for the info, very interesting.
Love all the bikes by the way but the 441 (2) is a standout for me.
On the Harley it was only the Sportster that had rear suspension in 57, the big twins didnt get it until 58.
2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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V-Twin
These are my favourites!!  

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Melbourne, Victoria
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Chiefy
Well v twin those 2 are predictably the most used the front sports scout 640 750cc and 1948 chief 1200cc
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bobcat
I love the old Indians 
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CHF10

bobcat wrote:
I love the old Indians 

Me too... There's a 2003 Gilroy for sale at the moment as well as one of the last Sringfield Chiefs, a 1953 from memory.

How to find more money is the hardest part.

Live free or die!
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Chiefy
I know that Gilroy Chief its a nice bike. 
Springfield chiefs i cutrently have 6 for sale so you know where to look for them :-)
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stevenlb21
Chiefy wrote:
I know that Gilroy Chief its a nice bike. 
Springfield chiefs i cutrently have 6 for sale so you know where to look for them :-)


What is a guessamitt on the price of Springfield Chief, just need a reality check
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
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Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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Chiefy
Prices on earlier Chiefs
1924-1928 chief pre front brakes $35-40k
1929-1939 Chiefs $65-85k
1940-1948 Chiefs $42-$55k
1949-1953 Chiefs $50 - $65 1949 & 1953 are particularly valuable. 
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stevenlb21
Thanks for the info.

I take it there approx. Aussie dollars
Cheers......Steve
Penrith, NSW

2015 Indian Chieftain (Indian Motorcycle Red)
"TECUMSEH"
IMRG Membership No.  AU101486

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Tonto disguised as a door gets his knob shot off !!!.

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CHF10

Chiefy wrote:
Prices on earlier Chiefs
1924-1928 chief pre front brakes $35-40k
1929-1939 Chiefs $65-85k
1940-1948 Chiefs $42-$55k
1949-1953 Chiefs $50 - $65 1949 & 1953 are particularly valuable. 

I'll take 5 of the 1949-1953 variety thanks. Only cause I can't fit any more in my garage! They're absolute BARGAINS! Cheaper than models.

Live free or die!
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Chiefy
Good to see someones paying attention. :-)
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bobcat
Chiefy wrote:
Some old indians
I love them all
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