****1901 Indian Tribute Bike****

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by aero07, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. aero07

    aero07 Member

    This bike is a tribute to the 1901 Indian motorcycle. Only three of the first Indian motorcycles were made
    in 1901. I built this bike as a tribute to those bikes. Known as the "camel back" the 1901 Indian was a little
    more than a motorized bicycle, having only about 2 1/2 hp and would run approx.25mph. This bike is a close replica
    of those early Indians. In the pictures notice the original 1890's carbide headlamp. I have only ran the motor
    a few minutes, I built this bike to take to bike and car shows but it can be ridden. Like the original it has no hand controls
    throttle and clutch are on the cross bar. Would make a nice static piece for any bike shop or business.
    I am asking $2000.00 for this bike but will take serious offers.
    call 205 381 0243

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  2. dash

    dash Member

    holy cow that is perfect if i had 2000 i would buy it !!!! thats a real good price!
  3. Chris Crew

    Chris Crew Member

    is that an off the shelf frame, or something you fabbed?
  4. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    $2,000.00...you're kidding right?
  5. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member

    Nice work and attention to details.... but $2000 for a bike with a HT engine?
  6. dash

    dash Member

    man you guys are rough! 2000 sounds fair to me, you need to take in consideration the amount of work that is in the tank alone! it takes me at least 16 hours to do a simple tank and that's with a buddy helping me then the tank needs to be sealed then look at the lantern i doubt that its brand new that means the guy had to restore it and its not like you can go to wall mart and buy the bike that's definitely an oldy then add the engine tires paint and all the miscellaneous stuff and your looking at close to 2000 just to build the bike and not every one has the skill to do a bike like that one. if you don't believe me find a fabricator and find out how much it would cost to get one tank made that looks just like that then get a quote on painting just the tank then shop on ebay and find a bike with the same style forks and bars this may be just my opinion but here is an example i try to get 1300 for my bikes it takes me over 80 hours of fab work alone that's not including installing the engine or paint.this is a roundabout price for building materials, 100 for a bike 180 for wheels 50 for tires 50 for tank sealer 60 for paint 20 for paint supplies 40 for gas and wire for the welder 50 for cut and sand disk wheels 60 for sheet metal and tube 200 for the engine kit then their is about 40 for miscellaneous stuff that's around 850 that means if i get 1300 i make about 450. now let me ask you this would you work over 80 hours put all the ware and tear on your tools for 450? i do but its a hobby for me
  7. Wheres my dog

    Wheres my dog New Member

    Dash... it is truly an incredible bicycle you have there for sale!

    Just saying the HT does not do it any justice at all!
  8. dash

    dash Member

    Its not my bike but I wish it was
  9. aero07

    aero07 Member

    No, it's my bike.
    And I know there are several posts questioning my
    price, but that's what I want for it. I don't need to sell
    I just thought someone else might have more time to
    do with it what I built it for and that's to take it to motorcycle
    or car shows. I just don't have the time anymore.
    I'm sure there's someone out there who can appreciate it
    and if not I'll just put it in storage till I have more time.
    Thanks for the kudos Dash.