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Bandit's 2014 Indian Project


Bandit's 2014 Indian Project


BIKERNET TECH: Latest Motherwell Fender Rack Installed

Just Right for a Traveling Indian Chief

By Bandit with photos by the Redhead
This Bikernet Tech started with a couple of notions. The Triking Viking, who road tests lots of bikes, wanted to take my 2014 Indian for an Iron Butt ride, but needed a luggage rack.
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Bikernet 2015 UNDERHANDED Sturgis Run

Behind the First 2014 Indian Motorcycle Cross-Country Blast

By Bandit with photos by Wrench, Michael Lichter, 2Wheelers Donna, Rich Worley, Tyler Ludlow, and more
It’s all the fault of the Smoke Out Producer, Commander Edge, a slippery character who worked in Army Intelligence for 20 years and came out slightly polluted. I attend the Smoke Out every year, even through blistering temps and tropical humidity. It’s still the event of events, a rider’s event and a builder’s event. So, came the Bikernet 2015 Sturgis Underhanded Run, by Edge.
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2014 Indian Chief Classic Built Part 6—the Flying Paint

With a Tribute to 5-Ball Racing

By Bandit with photos from the American Biker Team and Michael Lichter
The American Biker team in Charleston, SC scrambled to install the new paint with modified sheet metal and Aeromach accessories just one week before I flew in from Los Angeles, just a couple of days before our run to the SmokeOut.
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2014 Indian Chief Classic Build, Part 5

Mufflers, Handlebars, and a High-Flow S&S Air Cleaner

By Bandit with photos by Robert Tusay
Progress, and we’re just about three weeks from riding this monster to SmokeOut 16 in RockingWorld, North Carolina, and I can’t wait. Then a bunch of us will meet in Sturgis and I will ride her home. She may be the first new Indian Chief ridden cross-country.
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2014 Indian Chief Classic Build, Part 4

Paint, And a Barnett Clutch for the Ride to the Smoke Out

By Bandit with photos by the crew at American Biker
We are less than a month from Riding from Charleston, SC to the dreaded Myrtle Beach with a military escort just to party at Suck Bang and Blow, then it’s off to SmokeOut 16 in RockingChair, NC for three days of solid party action.
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2014 Indian Chief Class Build, Part 3

Lowering the Beast

By Bandit, Rich Worley, and Rob Tuscay, with photos by Rob
Rich Worley, the boss, recently contacted me from American Biker, the Indian dealer in Charleston, SC about lowering the beast. “We can lower it about an inch and a half,” Rich said.
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2014 Indian Classic for 5-Ball Racing, Part 1

It’s All About American Biker’s Take on Custom Indians

By Bandit with photos from the American Biker Team
I decided to buy a first year Indian classic through Rich at American Biker, the Charleston, SC Indian dealer. Our plans included modifying the bars to be reminiscent of my 1946 Indian. We also discussed modifying the rear fender slightly in keeping with original Chiefs.
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2014 Indian Chief Build Part 2

Aeromach Accessories and a Plasma Cutter Meet the New Chief

By Bandit with photos by Rich Worley, American Biker
We are about to go to paint with Bikernet’s 5-Ball Racing 2014 Indian Chief Classic. We thought we might squeeze in a piece about Paul Aiken’s Aeromach’s components for Indians. “But most of the items will be installed at the detail stage,” said Rich Worley, the boss of American Biker, the Indian dealer in Charleston, SC.
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