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1942 Indian Chief Bobber

Willie from Akron, Ohio, United States made available these photos of his 1942 Indian Chief Bobber.

Willie: "This 1942 flat head 80 cubic inch, is 10 over. Ready to cruise. Foot cluch, left hand shifter and right hand gas. This is a classic Indian motorcycle. Has been rebuilt and is ready to ride. Engine and frame have matching numbers. Has a 12 volt system. This old iron horse has new life and is strong. When you fire her up, she sounds like a 1942 Indian Chief, and heads turn."

Photo of 1942 Indian Chief Bobber by Willie.


Photo of 1942 Indian Bobber by Willie. Willie reports that this Indian flathead bobber was stroked to 80 cubic inches by installing a crankshaft with a longer stroke.


Photo of 1942 Indian Chief Bobber motorcycle by Willie. Note that this is not a hardtail. This Indian frame has a built in rear end springer suspension.


Photo of 1942 Indian Bobber by Willie.


Photo of 1942 Indian Chief Bobber motorcycle by Willie.


Photo of 1942 Indian Chief Bobber motorcycle by Willie. Typical Indian springer fork, with a single leaf spring instead of coil springs.


Photo of 1942 Indian Bobber by Willie.


Photo of 1942 Indian Chief Bobber motorcycle by Willie.


Photo of 1942 Indian Bobber by Willie.


(November 2008)