Saturday, April 21, 2012
I really like the '46 Chiefs when they are built with 18" wheels. When I first looked into buying an Indian there was a midnight blue 46 Chief for sale in Fairfield, CA. The bike was immaculate and the owner had spent a lot of money getting it that way. I don't remember why he was selling as the bike was perfect.
I was a little short of his asking price so I spent $10k and bought a nice basket case with a rebuilt powerplant from Jim Troche. By the time I was finished I spent much more that the 46 would have cost me. Lesson to be learned... you can always buy a finished bike cheaper than you can build one yourself if you shop around and take your time. Basket cases will break your heart and your wallet even when you get a good honest one.