I just want to say how much I love my 1940 Indian Chief. I'm a hard-core Harley guy but this Chief now rates as one of the 5 best bikes I've ever owned. I always wondered why people liked them so much because I always had a ton of trouble with them. I discovered that the problem was with me and not the bike. As I have matured and learned a few things, I have realized that you can't take shortcuts when you restore a motorcycle. This isn't to say that you should have someone else do the work. I truely believe that the owner should bore down into the very soul of their bike because they will learn things about their motorcycle and themselves that will serve them for life. . . . . . However, let someone else do the top end.
I have been riding the Chief in lieu of my truck because it's so good on gas and I love the way it sounds. Where I live, nobody takes any notice of what it is, and I'm too old to care what young women think, so I'm not profiling. I actually enjoy the ride and I love the way it handles with 18" rims. Best of all is way it looks. Dang ! What a great looking motorcycle !
In the morning, my wife and I are going out for coffee before work. I'm going to take the Chief.