Did I lose $14,000 on a Fake 1948 Indian Motorcycle?

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    I've been following this.
     
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    While watching that video, I was just thinking what National Treasures the Walkslers are (R.I.P. Dale) as far as their knowledge of American Motorcycles.....
     
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    Edit: My original post asserted Matt was British. I got [bearded] Matt and his associate confused. I updated when I realized I made the error. @ScoutBobber49 liked the post before I corrected it.[/USER]
     
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    Two things with this vid..

    1) As soon as the Video Creator starting throwing out Bible Scripture's..I sub'd. Very cool this fella is a man of God

    2) The headress on the handlebar, I'm sure it's not OEM, but if Indian today would sell something like this as an accessory, but modernized it...would definitely buy.

    Thank you for posting this!

    This bike reminds me of the Indian that Richard Mulligan rode in the Movie..The Heavenly Kid..

     
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    You mean this one BoyScout?,………..

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    this was given to me by a dear friend, Alan MacCloud who rides a 1923 Indian Scout EVERYWHERE! A couple of years years back there were three rallies taking place, one in the South Island and two in the North Island and they did not overlap each other. Alan loaded up his bike and his bags and off he went, firstly to the South Island rally, not sure who was running that one and then on to the North Island. The second rally was the Royal Enfield rally in Napier and then after that he powered on up north to Northland for the Indian rally. He participated in all the road rides and even some of the off road rides. By the time he got back home to Christchurch he had travelled over 3,500 miles on his stock standard 1923 Indian Scout. The only departure from standard was the fact that the generator was removed and a modified Honda 360 starter had been fitted as Alan has gammy ankles ( he is 80 odd, ) and he cannot kick start any more. So at all the rallies he had a party trick,…….bet my bike start better than yours!,……..Any wonder!,.....push button start!!!!!,.....The other amazing thing is that the battery lasted the entire trip without a recharge!,……why?,……Alan has a daytime rego because he has no lights fitted therefore the battery was only required to start the bike and that took no current hardly at all. But hey! ,……I’m writing a novel here,………I admired his Indian figurehead one day in his garage,……said how neat it was,…….the next time he visited my place he handed it over and said, it’s yours Buddy,…….I’ve had it for decades and now I pass in on to you,…….when you get old and crotchety like me, pass it one to someone else,……… I was near to tears,……..
    Alpal
     
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    3,500 miles on a 1923 Scout! That is truly amazing, not sure if I'd be up for that with all the tech and comfort on today's modern Indian. Thank you for sharing that Alpal, would love to see some pics if you managed to capture any of your friend's Alan's Scout. Love the figurehead too, you just don't see quality pieces like this anymore, you can tell it was well made, and by the looks of it, you've kept it in great shape.

    On a side note, 3 out of the 4 Indians I've owned, the battery has needed replacement after roughly a thousand miles...they just don't build them like they use to
     
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    This is an awesome story!! I applaud your friend, and how he gave you the headress was really touching!
     
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