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1939 Indian Four 4 Cylinder Bike

Steve from Smithtown, NY, United States, made available these photos of this fantastic 1939 Indian Four 4 Cylinder motorbike. Almost 70 years old, this un-restored classic Indian motorcycle is powered by the legendary Indian 4-cylinder in-line engine and with her 35,000 miles she is still in running condition.

Steve: "This Indian motorcycle is finished in the original Cream & White Indian colors, and the pinstripes are hand-painted just as they were at the factory. It runs as good as it looks. The engine starts very easily, and the bike rides perfectly."

Photo of 1939 vintage Indian motorcycle with four cylinder engine in original Indian colors by Steve. This 70 years old and fully restored classic Indian motorcycle is powered by the legendary Indian 4-cylinder 1265cc in-line engine.

Photo of 1939 Indian Four 4-Cylinder classic motorbike by Steve.

Photo of 1939 vintage Indian four cylinder motorcycle. An important aspect of this Indian motorcycle restoration project is the really professional paint job. Great artwork, and beautiful handpainted pinstriping. Look at those curves!

Photo of 1939 vintage Indian motorbike with 4 cylinder engine in original Indian colors by Steve.

Photo of 1939 vintage Indian four cylinder motorcycle.

Photo of 1939 vintage Indian four cylinder motorcycle.

Photo of 1939 Indian Four 4-Cylinder classic motorbike by Steve.

 

Indian Motorcycle Tank Shift

Photo of 1939 vintage Indian four cylinder motorcycle. The Indian Four has left hand tank shift.

Photo of 1939 Indian Four 4-Cylinder classic motorbike by Steve.

 

Indian Motorcycle Springer Fork

Photo of 1939 Indian Four 4-Cylinder classic motorbike by Steve. Typical Indian leaf spring front fork suspension.

Photo of 1939 vintage Indian four cylinder motorcycle. The Indian springer fork design has a trailing front wheel axle. The typical coil springer fork mechanism like on Harley Davidson motorcycles has the front wheel axle in front.

Photo of 1939 Indian Four 4-Cylinder classic motorbike by Steve.

 

Indian Motorcycle Sprung Saddle

Photo of 1939 vintage Indian four cylinder motorcycle. With the hardtail frame providing no comfort at the rear, the Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company made sure the saddle was sprung to the max. (You'd guess those square rubber blocks will only see action when you hit the deepest of potholes...)

 

1939 Indian Four Restoration Project Photographs

The following photos were taken during the restoration of this fantastic Indian Four motorcycle.

Photo of 1939 Indian Four 4-Cylinder classic motorbike by Steve.

Photo of 1939 vintage Indian four cylinder motorcycle.

Photo of 1939 Indian Four 4-Cylinder classic motorbike by Steve.

Photo of 1939 vintage Indian four cylinder motorcycle. True Indian Art.

 

(June 2009)