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    Barn fresh 48 Scout

    I'm going to look at one today. Guys asking 6500 and says its been sitting 25 years. And its not froze up. Is that a fair price, and what should I look out for? I've been a HD guy for 30 years.

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    Re: Barn fresh 48 Scout

    Quote Originally Posted by skunk View Post
    I'm going to look at one today. Guys asking 6500 and says its been sitting 25 years. And its not froze up. Is that a fair price, and what should I look out for? I've been a HD guy for 30 years.
    if it is all there, 6500 is a steal!!!!
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    Re: Barn fresh 48 Scout

    Thats kinda what I am thinking. Any problem areas I should look out for? Or can all be fixed, replaced? Thanks, scott

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    Re: Barn fresh 48 Scout

    The only problem I know of is that no production scouts were built in '48. The only '48 scout is a racing model of which there were very few. You need to do some research to make sure you are not getting stung. I wouldn't bet on it to be a racer but if it is, buy it! The big Base racer engine # starts with FDH. If it is anything else billed as a '48 Scout it is bogus. In '49 the Scout name was revived for a new vertical model, nothing even remotely like a pre-war scout.
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    Re: Barn fresh 48 Scout

    Have you heard about the Gypsy Curse on barn fresh bikes?
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    Re: Barn fresh 48 Scout

    Its a vertical twin, #ed BEJ 18**







    Now what do you think? He said the title says Roal Enfield?? Motor and frame #s match, speed-o is Indian with 6,000 miles on it. What size is it also?

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    Re: Barn fresh 48 Scout

    It certainly does have a distinctive Limey look to it...! I don't really know much of the history of Indians, plenty of guys here do----- but I think that's one of the first efforts to keep the 'Indian" name alive after the Motocycle Company went belly up in '53.
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    Re: Barn fresh 48 Scout

    That is an Indian built bike, NOT ROYAL ENFIELD. Indian sold Royal Enfield products badged as Indian but not during that time period. The bike you are looking at is one of the bikes that is attributed to Indian's demise! It is the model 249 Scout from 1949 with a displacement of 440 cc or 26 ci. And the reality of it is that if it was restored completely you might get $6500 for it in todays economy. They are just not very popular. The Warrior and Warrior TT that came later were much better but still no big deal. They were intended to compete with British bikes like Triumph and BSA but did not come close in performance. see the listing in the NADA vintage listings. It is probably worth about half of what he is asking, perhaps less with the screwed up title.
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    Re: Barn fresh 48 Scout

    The Indian vertical twin drove the nails into Indian's coffin.
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    Re: Barn fresh 48 Scout

    A couple of years ago a buddy of mine at work told me to get my ass over to a friend of his place because he had a Sportster for sale for $150. Well I made a b-line over there with trailer in tow and rounded the corner to see a clapped out SX350 Sprint. I bought it anyway
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