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.../forums/images/emoticons/smile.gif a friend in another province has found an old (1932 ) Indian motorcycle  that was in showroom condition, but was last started in 1989...  The man died   a while ago..The widow wants $500 for it.. and then there would be crating,and shipping.. (I cannot imagine that it would start up in less than three days work at their farm) so .. considering it solely as a project bike/forums/images/emoticons/confused.gif... but if I did get it.. I would want it to run, not just sit around and look pretty ...  What is it gonna cost me to get it running ??? (tires,battery , carb overhaul , gear box re and re, etc,etc../forums/images/emoticons/shock.gif.)   and what is the estimated (auction ) "Kelly's Blue Book" price for such an antique, if its running ???/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/baffled.gif SilverDave/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/gunhead.gif  <---  My wife thinks I am nuts to even be thinking about it 
 

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.../forums/images/emoticons/smile.gif a friend in another province has found an old (1932 ) Indian motorcycle that was in showroom condition, but was last started in 1989... The man died a while ago..The widow wants $500 for it.. and then there would be crating,and shipping.. (I cannot imagine that it would start up in less than three days work at their farm)so .. considering it solely as a project bike/forums/images/emoticons/confused.gif... but if I did get it.. I would want it to run, not just sit around and look pretty ... What is it gonna cost me to get it running ??? (tires,battery , carb overhaul , gear box re and re, etc,etc../forums/images/emoticons/shock.gif.) and what is the estimated (auction ) "Kelly's Blue Book" price for such an antique, if its running ???/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/baffled.gifSilverDave/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/gunhead.gif <--- My wife thinks I am nuts to even be thinking about it
I don't see how you could go wrong at twice the price, if you couldn't restore it, there'd be plenty of collectors who'd pay a lot more than that. Even with crating and shipping you'd be way ahead.
 

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Budegan wrote:
Those old Indians aren't too handy to get spares for. I know there are some organisations around, but the support isn't near as good as for Harleys.
Boy don't I know, the woman who hangs around here is mostly Chippewa and parts support is really expensive.
 

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If it truely is show-room ??? I'd guesstimate 600/800% return on investment for a good detailing and propper sales presentation.... :clapper:



A body-shop owner in town sold a fully restored early modle Chief for $25,000. two years ago at a big swap meet in Carlisle,Pa. There is a following out there, and folks who want them seem to find ways to pay for the nice ones.... :gunhead:
 

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.../forums/images/emoticons/smile.gif a friend in another province has found an old (1932 ) Indian motorcycle that was in showroom condition, but was last started in 1989... The man died a while ago..The widow wants $500 for it.. and then there would be crating,and shipping.. (I cannot imagine that it would start up in less than three days work at their farm)so .. considering it solely as a project bike/forums/images/emoticons/confused.gif... but if I did get it.. I would want it to run, not just sit around and look pretty ... What is it gonna cost me to get it running ??? (tires,battery , carb overhaul , gear box re and re, etc,etc../forums/images/emoticons/shock.gif.) and what is the estimated (auction ) "Kelly's Blue Book" price for such an antique, if its running ???/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/baffled.gifSilverDave/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/gunhead.gif <--- My wife thinks I am nuts to even be thinking about it
Tell your wife I will double your money on it and pay your shipping and mine, plus take you and her to dinner at the restaurant of your choice. And at that I WOULD BE STEALING IT!! Restoration ready that machine will call $10,000.00+ minimum. She is nuts to discourage you.
 

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SilverDave wrote:
.../forums/images/emoticons/smile.gif a friend in another province has found an old (1932 ) Indian motorcycle that was in showroom condition, but was last started in 1989... The man died a while ago..The widow wants $500 for it.. and then there would be crating,and shipping.. (I cannot imagine that it would start up in less than three days work at their farm)so .. considering it solely as a project bike/forums/images/emoticons/confused.gif... but if I did get it.. I would want it to run, not just sit around and look pretty ... What is it gonna cost me to get it running ??? (tires,battery , carb overhaul , gear box re and re, etc,etc../forums/images/emoticons/shock.gif.) and what is the estimated (auction ) "Kelly's Blue Book" price for such an antique, if its running ???/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/baffled.gifSilverDave/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/gunhead.gif <--- My wife thinks I am nuts to even be thinking about it
Tell your wife I will double your money on it and pay your shipping and mine, plus take you and her to dinner at the restaurant of your choice. And at that I WOULD BE STEALING IT!! Restoration ready that machine will call $10,000.00+ minimum. She is nuts to discourage you.
Ditto what He said plus 2 steak dinners, acase of wine and a night on the town any where you want. I had a 47 chief that was not running had a horrible paint job. I needed money and sold it for 5000 sight unseen. I have kicked my ass every since. Guy I sold it too restored the bike and sold it for 22,000
 

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Brojees wrote:
SilverDave wrote:
.../forums/images/emoticons/smile.gif a friend in another province has found an old (1932 ) Indian motorcycle that was in showroom condition, but was last started in 1989... The man died a while ago..The widow wants $500 for it.. and then there would be crating,and shipping.. (I cannot imagine that it would start up in less than three days work at their farm)so .. considering it solely as a project bike/forums/images/emoticons/confused.gif... but if I did get it.. I would want it to run, not just sit around and look pretty ... What is it gonna cost me to get it running ??? (tires,battery , carb overhaul , gear box re and re, etc,etc../forums/images/emoticons/shock.gif.) and what is the estimated (auction ) "Kelly's Blue Book" price for such an antique, if its running ???/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/baffled.gifSilverDave/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/gunhead.gif <--- My wife thinks I am nuts to even be thinking about it
Tell your wife I will double your money on it and pay your shipping and mine, plus take you and her to dinner at the restaurant of your choice. And at that I WOULD BE STEALING IT!! Restoration ready that machine will call $10,000.00+ minimum. She is nuts to discourage you.
Ditto what He said plus 2 steak dinners, acase of wine and a night on the town any where you want. I had a 47 chief that was not running had a horrible paint job. I needed money and sold it for 5000 sight unseen. I have kicked my a** every since. Guy I sold it too restored the bike and sold it for 22,000
Make that steak and LOBSTER! And two cases of Guinness and a weekend in Cozamel
 

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if your wife says NO, let me know I will buy it for that price... but I think the best suggestion is the nice dinner and bottle of wine. I have patients who complain about the cost of viagra and it not being covered by their insurance... I tell them it is cheap compared to a fancy dinner date.
 

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if your wife says NO, let me know I will buy it for that price... but I think the best suggestion is the nice dinner and bottle of wine. I have patients who complain about the cost of viagra and it not being covered by their insurance... I tell them it is cheap compared to a fancy dinner date.



Wait a minute, I have first dibs....AND I OFFERED GUINNESS!!!
 
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