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Old 07-31-2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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It's not a legendary brand. It hasn't been around since 1953.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:18 PM   #3
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Ah, but the circumstances surrounding this and the last-two Resurrections of the Brand ARE the stuff Legends Are Made Of. Or at the very least: the stuff Bad Jokes Are Made Of................
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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I'm beginning to see the hidden hand of the dark god Jabootu in these Indian resurrections. Or perhaps Papa Doc is sprinkling zombie powder into the graveyard of Indian corpses. Each reincarnation is even more decrepit than the last. Whatever the cause it ain't pretty.

The exact same bikes for twice the cost. PT Barnum was right.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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Ummm...cool bike fellahs... @ $35k a pop you ought to sell one or two at least. Producing them in limited numbers is probably a pretty smart move.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:13 PM   #6
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...um...looks like an HD to me...but what do I know?

Prediciton: Stelican will merge Chris Craft & Indian and produce a amphibious bike-boat-luxo barge by 2010. The Hanlon brothers will be in charge of the project.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:21 PM   #7
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...um...looks like an HD to me...but what do I know?

Prediciton: Stelican will merge Chris Craft & Indian and produce a amphibious bike-boat-luxo barge by 2010. The Hanlon brothers will be in charge of the project.
I'm there, dude......
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
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Realisticaly if you set up a center stand and tiedowns and removed the rear wheel you could use the belt drive to power a cross shaft operating a paddlewheel drive. You could use a large stern wheel or for easier on/off loading the more popular side wheels. Hook it up to a larger external fuel tank, lock the throttle and away you go...

(sigh..) once a snipe always a snipe I guess........
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I just checked Ebay. You can get the previous version for about 15 grand and a spirit or Scout for about 8 grand.

Or you can get a real 1946 Indian restored for 4 grand less than a 2009 Indian.
eBay Motors: Indian : 346 (item 120288718079 end time Aug-04-08 22:24:24 PDT)
If I'm gonna spend 30 grand on an Indian, it might as well be authentic.
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Prediciton: Stelican will merge Chris Craft & Indian and produce a amphibious bike-boat-luxo barge by 2010.
I thought Stellican was the guys that did those fantastic Beer Commercials.

Oh Wait! - that was Stella Artois...................... mea culpa.
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