This 1940 Motorcycle is a custom from the word “GO”, Indian Chief Bobber! It was created for show by a famous builder and featured in two magazines in 1998. It was awarded “Top Bike” at the Indian block party in Rapid City in 1998 as well as “Top Bike” in August of 1998 at Broken Spoke in Sturgis. The current owner has many rides and this is one of his favorites with over 6,333 miles on the odometer
Current owner has put 2,500 miles on this bike since purchasing it. This is a solid ride. This owner is a rider and this is not his only ride; he likes this ride.The bike is always garaged and always polished and tuned. It is time for a new owner to enjoy the kicks provided by this bike along with the looks!
This 93-inch Indian beast is built to run and enjoy with 12-volt system, electric start, compression release in both heads for longevity on the system. The custom paint, custom exhaust, powder-coated wheels, and stainless spokes just add to the candy pile! The carb has been rebuilt to handle the flow demand and the radical cams were removed and replaced with Bonneville’s.
The 1940 Indian Chief frame, with the sprung front end, is an excellent presentation of Indian’s finest and the 1948 engine is stroked and blueprinted for maximum consistent go. Did you know that a 1940 Indian Chief has the frame number (VIN) stamped on the left rear shock tower? Interesting piece of Indian history.
Sold on a clear Texas title and road-worthy today!
Just over 6,233 miles on a working odometer.
The paint on this motorcycle is custom paint by a professional. Excellent quality with great attention to detail, simple graphics and pin striping. Few, if any, flaws in the paint.
Sheet metal is original Indian, well-fit and customized as a Bobber should be.
Chrome is of excellent quality and takes an excellent shine.
This motorcycle is in Excellent mechanical condition! 93-inch motor with electric start and a quality build by a professional shop. The carb has been upgraded in jetting to handle the demand. The original cams were to hot for this owner so he replaced them with Bonneville cams which makes the bike consistent and a good runner.
Wheels & Tires
Rims are steel powder-coated with stainless nipples.
Front Tire is: 300 X 21 Avon Speedmaster Mark II
Rear Tire is: 500 X 16 Armstromg
Clear Title from the Great State of Texas
Engine # CDH 4507
Frame # 340 2351
Valuation Resource Guide
Bobbers are not rated.
Comparable sales for custom builds for Indian Chiefs and for 1940 frames are in the upper $30K to $40K ranges.
magazines, show posters and some articles.