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Hello all. Am a TwIndian owner here in Honolulu. I have an original 1946 Chief "Roadmaster" with 14K on it, and now my new/used '14 Chief Vintage. Both in Red. That's the '46 in my avatar picture. So far I am the only guy in Hawaii with a Vintage Indian and an Indian Vintage. I see maybe a couple of others here that have vinatage Indians as well !!

I rebuilt the '46 from the ground up, frame, wheels, bearings, bodywork, including flywheels, rods, pistons and heads. She was originally a 74" flathead with a 3 speed hand shifter and a foot clutch. NONE of these old motorcycles had a "suicide" clutch. It stays put where you set it. That way you can balance on a hill with your feet down on the ground !!!

The engine now is an 84" stroker (you stroke them by re-locating the rods at a different spot on the flywheels). It now has a 5 " stroke per piston. And a kick starter (oh yeah...). I used all original 1940's Indian factory racing parts where needed. It is now a high performance model (bigger Linkert carb, racing cams, followers, pistons, heads and 5 angle valves.) Will be putting it on the dyno again shortly. This all metal bike weighs in on the truck scale at 550 lbs wet.
It is a remarkable old bike. Have had it about 10 years now. Love driving it.

AND, Am very happy to have my new'ish '14 Vintage. Engine sounds like a box or rox from 2300 to 3300 but seems to run just fine and pulls like a truck. In fact it sounds a lot like my '46 !!! Handles perfectly, and so far is everything I could want in a new bike with just a few adjustments in the planning (windshield and handlebars).
 

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Hello all. Am a TwIndian owner here in Honolulu. I have an original 1946 Bonneville Chief Roadmaster with 14K on it, and now my new/used '14 Chief Vintage. Both in Red. That's the '46 in my avatar picture. So far I am the only guy in Hawaii with a Vintage Indian and an Indian Vintage. I see maybe a couple of others here that have vinatage Indians as well !!

I rebuilt the '46 from the ground up, frame, wheels, bearings, bodywork, including flywheels, rods, pistons and heads. She was originally a 74" flathead with a 3 speed hand shifter and a foot clutch. NONE of these old motorcycles had a "suicide" clutch. It stays put where you set it. That way you can balance on a hill with your feet down on the ground !!!

The engine now is an 84" stroker (you stroke them by re-locating the rods at a different spot on the flywheels). It now has a 5 " stroke per piston. And a kick starter (oh yeah...). I used all original 1940's Indian factory racing parts where needed. It is now a high performance model (bigger Linkert carb, racing cams, followers, pistons, heads and 5 angle valves.) Will be putting it on the dyno again shortly. This all metal bike weighs in on the truck scale at 550 lbs wet.
It is a remarkable old bike. Have had it about 10 years now. Love driving it.

AND, Am very happy to have my new'ish '14 Vintage. Engine sounds like a box or rox from 2300 to 3300 but seems to run just fine and pulls like a truck. In fact it sounds a lot like my '46 !!! Handles perfectly, and so far is everything I could want in a new bike with just a few adjustments in the planning (windshield and handlebars).
A real beauty(46)! One of my favourite Indians. Welcome to the forum Micjitsu.
Enjoy and
Ride safe
 

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Hello all. Am a TwIndian owner here in Honolulu. I have an original 1946 Chief "Roadmaster" with 14K on it, and now my new/used '14 Chief Vintage. Both in Red. That's the '46 in my avatar picture. So far I am the only guy in Hawaii with a Vintage Indian and an Indian Vintage. I see maybe a couple of others here that have vinatage Indians as well !!

I rebuilt the '46 from the ground up, frame, wheels, bearings, bodywork, including flywheels, rods, pistons and heads. She was originally a 74" flathead with a 3 speed hand shifter and a foot clutch. NONE of these old motorcycles had a "suicide" clutch. It stays put where you set it. That way you can balance on a hill with your feet down on the ground !!!

The engine now is an 84" stroker (you stroke them by re-locating the rods at a different spot on the flywheels). It now has a 5 " stroke per piston. And a kick starter (oh yeah...). I used all original 1940's Indian factory racing parts where needed. It is now a high performance model (bigger Linkert carb, racing cams, followers, pistons, heads and 5 angle valves.) Will be putting it on the dyno again shortly. This all metal bike weighs in on the truck scale at 550 lbs wet.
It is a remarkable old bike. Have had it about 10 years now. Love driving it.

AND, Am very happy to have my new'ish '14 Vintage. Engine sounds like a box or rox from 2300 to 3300 but seems to run just fine and pulls like a truck. In fact it sounds a lot like my '46 !!! Handles perfectly, and so far is everything I could want in a new bike with just a few adjustments in the planning (windshield and handlebars).
Aloha from Canada!!! Jealous that we cannot ride year round like you. congrats on owning two beautiful machines.
 

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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your 2 Indians.

I hope your enjoying your rides and I'm sure your proud of your re-build on the 46.
 

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Nice looking bike. Welcome.
 

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Welcome! You have a couple beautiful bikes and a beautiful Island to ride them on. I was stationed at Schofield Barracks from 91-94.
 

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aloha Twindian - Im already jealous
 

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Congrats I have a 2015 RM I bought in May and I have 9850 miles on it, I just hate to ride, can't you tell. Welcome


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Welcome and congrats on the Vintage :D
 
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