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#852585 06/28/21 4:59 pm
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Looking for Indian Chief parts (1959-1960), wheels, hubs, etc

Let me know if you have anything

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Were they still going that late?

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yes

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Originally Posted by C.B.S
yes
Yes, but also no. The "Indian Chief" of 1959-60 was a re-badged Royal Enfield vertical twin, so the "wheels, hubs, etc." that CBS needs have nothing whatever to do with the ones for the American-made V-twin that ceased production in 1953.

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exactly

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so you could also ask for enfield parts.

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Originally Posted by hacksaw
so you could also ask for enfield parts.
That would have been too easy...

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Originally Posted by Shane in Oz
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so you could also ask for enfield parts.
That would have been too easy...

I don't think that those 16" wheels were used on anything badged Royal Enfield.

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Originally Posted by DJinCA
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so you could also ask for enfield parts.
That would have been too easy...

I don't think that those 16" wheels were used on anything badged Royal Enfield.

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yes , 16" wheels and more
longer swing arm , wider forks , fat fenders , big american gas tank ... american handlebars .
the main frame and engine are Enfield ... but the styling was pretty specific to
to a perceived American Market for the older Indian-style ( motorcycle cop bike )
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less than a 1000 made , parts could be thin on the ground .
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i hope you find the bits , it may take a wihile .

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Beautiful Enfield Chief !
IMHO, the series of Enfield Indians are some pretty tough cookies to find parts for because of the low production and lousy parts books.
I have some Apache's in varying degrees of decay; but thank God, they don't have all the spiff and bling bits to find that these Chiefs do.
Restoring one of these is a real accomplishment.

You might try these guys : https://www.bobsindiansales.com


They say every dog has his day..
Trouble is, nobody tells the dog which day it is !

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I will send them an email, thanks for the tip


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