Classic Indian Motorcycle History

November 10, 2018

Burt Munro’s World’s Fastest Indian Bonneville Racer

Here is the real thing – after an extensive restoration to better than new condition. Check it out to hear it run at the Greenwich Concours 2018 in Greenwich, CT

Filed under Classic Indian Motorcycle History, Competition Motorcycles by Buzz Kanter

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September 10, 2018

Shinya’s 1915 Indian Motorcycle Cannonball Racer

This 1915 Indian motorcycle is the only bike to compete in every Motorcycle Cannonball to date – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and now 2018.

It is possible this bike has more miles on it than any other Indian in history. What do you think?

Filed under Cannonball Motorcycle Diaries, Classic Indian Motorcycle History by Buzz Kanter

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March 27, 2018

Barnfind 1913 Indian Original Paint Motorcycle

Yes, it’s like winning the lottery. I recently pulled this very original and correct 1913 Indian V-twin out of long term storage and hope to get it back on the road and running in the not too distant future.

Barnfind classic 1913 Indian motorcycle

While it appears to be very original and correct, it appears someone replaced the original Hendee carburetor with a later teens or early twenties Schebler carburetor. The old tires are dry rotted and torn, so they will need to be replaced with something more appropriate.

Original paint single speed antique Indian motorcycle

We plan to follow the adventure of cleaning up this antique motorcycle in the pages of American Iron Magazine, getting it running and sorted out. We will not be painting or replating anything as it is so correct now.

Filed under Classic Indian Motorcycle History, Classic Motorcycle Maintenance, Restoration by Buzz_Kanter

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