Classic Motorcycle Maintenance

March 8, 2020

Barnfind & Original 1913 Indian Motorcycle


Barnfind & Original 1913 Indian Motorcycle Running

What an amazing machine. This 1913 Indian twin had been sitting in a barn for decades. We wanted it to run and get back on the road, but didn’t want to mess with the time worn condition.

After pulling it out of a barn and inspecting it, we turned the bike over to Brad Wilmarth to sort it out and get it running, but leave the cosmetic finish as found.

A year later, this is what Brad managed to do after taking it all apart and rebuilding the mechanics.

Filed under Classic Indian Motorcycle History, Classic Motorcycle Maintenance 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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June 5, 2016

Indian Motorcycle Deal – Magazines, Book & Collector Cards

If you are into classic or antique Indian motorcycles, like the Chief, Scout, Four or racers, we have some great deals for you.

Great bundle deal for Indian Motocycle enthusiasts

The long out-of-print Indian Motorcycle Illustrated is considered one of the best magazines ever for classic (pre-1954) Indian motorcycle enthusiasts.

You can pay a lot of money for them on ebay, if you can find them, or shop at Greaserag.com to find most of them in uncirculated condition, at a reasonable cost.

Greaserag has many, but not all issues of this magazine for sale. But be aware, once they are sold out, they are gone forever.

Click on Indian Motorcycle Magazines link for more info of what is available, and to order yours now.

Indian motorcycle magazines for sale

Please consider sharing this info and link with your Indian riding friends.

Filed under Classic Indian Motorcycle History, Classic Motorcycle Maintenance, Random Ideas, Resources by Staff Report

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