Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle

Posted by: K W FRITH

Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Sat Sep 16 2017 12:32 PM

I seem to have this fascination lately with old motorcycles and I think I would like to have the experience of owning one of the oldies, with the idea of riding it around the area for brief summer outings. I figure I had better hurry and get this accomplished before that time comes when they confiscate my drivers license! LOL
If anyone has an old project bike, or even a restored classic for sale, or has contact info for one, I would appreciate being directed to it!
Thanks--KEVIN
Posted by: Terry Flannery

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Sat Sep 16 2017 09:34 PM

Was at a car show today in Oconto Wi and saw the oldest Harley I've ever seen. Original 1911 in decent shape. Wasn't much more than a bicycle with a small engine, not for sale.Forgot the camera today. Just saying guys.
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Sat Sep 16 2017 10:10 PM

That's about all those first single engine jobs were! I think I would have to have a twin to be satisfied. The sound alone, sooths the soul!
Posted by: intagas

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Sun Sep 17 2017 07:26 AM

Hershey
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Thu Sep 21 2017 09:32 AM

I've always wanted to attend the Hershey swap meet, but it just isn't in the cards for me, so I will have to rely on searching for one.
Posted by: redindianguy

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Sat Sep 23 2017 05:56 PM

waseoun Ohio Kev has an amazing meet in july . All the best old bikes there
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Sat Sep 23 2017 09:03 PM

You might try cycletrader.com. They usually have a few older bikes. There are some professional restorers that can also get you hooked up. Good luck, Dave
Posted by: Loyd Pierce

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Sat Sep 23 2017 09:59 PM

Kevin look at this ebay seller talks like he has several projects.
Punch in item number 222654740146.
There is high demand for parts and they are bringing crazy prices. You would be better off to buy complete than project thats 90 percent there. I have no idea how far back you call old.
Don't buy anything from the AMF era, they was better at bowling balls then bikes.
Also Dale Walkster who owns Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley NC.
could stir you in the right direction. Or might have something for sale last time I was there he still had more bikes to restore than he will be able to get too.
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Sun Sep 24 2017 01:53 AM

I will be in Daytona in October and will see tens of thousands of Motorcycles...many antiques. If you wish I will get some cards or contact info from some of the restorers, just let me know. Dave
Posted by: justgassy

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Mon Sep 25 2017 12:38 PM

Barber Vintage Days is coming up Oct. 6-8 at Barber Motorsports Speedway in Leeds Al. There will be more vintage bikes there than anywhere. Could easily be at least a 1,000 for sale.

If it was ever made, it's most likely there!

Cliff
Posted by: Morgan

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Tue Sep 26 2017 06:49 PM

repo parts are worse in vintage bikes than in pumps and signs. Really impacts values. Go over to Classic American Iron Forums and join up. Guys there will give you plenty of opinions on value. www.caimag.com

Have deep pockets, unlimited patience and thick skin. I've been working on a '50 pan for 3 years now. It's a Love/Hate relationship. I've got a '49 waiting me to finish the 50.

Good luck
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Fri Sep 29 2017 08:21 AM

From the AACA forum:

http://forums.aaca.org/topic/299292-1948-indian-chief-motorcycle/
Posted by: T-way

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Fri Sep 29 2017 09:22 AM

Not bad considering a brand new Harley Road Glide Ultra is 26K and change!
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Wed Oct 04 2017 04:07 AM

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1946-indian-chief/6313510589.html
Posted by: Loyd Pierce

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Tue Oct 10 2017 02:23 PM

1957 panhead you would be hard pressed to find nicer. Been converted to kick and Electric Start. A plus at our age! Lots of lookers but has a step up and buy it now price.

EBAY NUMBER 162703713604
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Tue Oct 10 2017 02:55 PM

I had a 1996 FLSTC built to resemble a 58 Duoglide. Loved that bike. Shaved heads, 42 mm Mikuni Carb., EV 27 cam, bubblebags, bikini handlebars, seat rail, etc. Dave
Posted by: redindianguy

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Wed Oct 11 2017 09:01 AM

sweet ride dave
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Old original Harley or Indian Motorcycle - Wed Oct 11 2017 09:26 AM

It was, but I told my partner to find us an Indian and she found a great ride. This 2014 Chief Vintage is bigger, stronger, faster, more powerful, smoother, and vibration free. In addition it has cruise control, Bluetooth and a ton of safety features. It you want a great ride...try the new Indian. It has old school looks with modern technology. It is like a super Heritage Classic at 835 + lbs. Dave