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1927 Indian Chief

Don of GRS Wholesalers from Nashua, New Hampshire, United States made available these photos of this 1927 Indian Chief. Although we do not have a lot of technical information on this vintage Indian motorcycle, you can see from these photographs that she is really in amazingly good shape, fit to be put on display in any technical museum worldwide.

Photo of 1927 Indian Chief.


Photo of 1927 Indian Chief.


1927 Indian Flathead Engine

The following photos show the 1927 Indian Chief Flathead engine.

Photo of Flathead Engine of 1927 Indian Chief. Note the right hand suicide shift, right foot brake and left foot clutch. Riding this bike is not for the faint hearted...


Photo of Flathead Engine of 1927 Indian Chief.


Photo of Flathead Engine of 1927 Indian Chief.


Photo of Flathead Engine of 1927 Indian Chief.


1927 Indian Chief Front End

We have gathered these photos to show the front end of this vintage Indian Chief, with the typical Indian leaf spring front suspension. This is Indian's version of the springer forks.

Photo of front end of 1927 Indian Chief with leaf spring front suspension.


Photo of front end of 1927 Indian Chief with leaf spring front suspension.


Indian Chief Rear End

This 1927 Indian motorcycle has the classic rear end for the era. Note the open drum brake and the speedometer sprocket wheel.

Photo of rear end of 1927 Indian Chief.


Photo of rear end of 1927 Indian Chief.


Photo of rear end of 1927 Indian Chief.


Photo of rear end of 1927 Indian Chief.


1927 Indian Chief - Combined Gas and Oil Tank

As the Indian Flathead engine has a low profile, the gas tank fits underneath the motorcycle's top frame tubing. This underslung gas tank gives the Indian Chief an overall low appearance.

Photo of gas tank and speedometer of 1927 Indian Chief.


Photo of gas tank and speedometer of of 1927 Indian Chief.

Note how the speedometer is lighted from above.


Indian Chief Seating Position

With the low profile of the Indian Chief, note how the sprung saddle ends up halfway above the gas tank.

Photo of spring saddle position on 1927 Indian Chief.


Photo of sprung saddle of 1927 Indian Chief.


Photo of handlebars, gas tank and saddle of 1927 Indian Chief.


Actually, this 1927 Indian Chief vintage motorcycle is currently for sale.

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(November 2008)