1953 Indian Chief

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This 1953 Indian Chief is brand new. It has never been started. Bob Stark of Starklite Cycles spent years collecting new, old stock (NOS) parts to build this bike. It has been completed exactly as pictured in the advertisement of the day. The only accessory piece added is the front fender tip. This is a brand new machine built by Bob Stark. It has a clear California title but it is not registered. The machine has the correct Amal carb with the correct choke lever and spark advance on the handlebars. The tires are correct for 52 – 53 only, NOS Dunlops. This machine is an absolute study in history and a one of a kind machine.


0000 on this motor and build. Speedometer works and is correct for the year.


New paint that has rarely seen daylight. Indian Black.

Sheet Metal

Excellent, original sheet metal.




This machine has never been run. It was correctly put together with exacting factory tolerances by a knowledgeable builder. It was built to run and it has lived as a museum piece. Tires are new and supple.

Wheels & Tires




Valuation Resource Guide

This machine is an EXCELLENT +. “A close to perfect original or a very well restored motorcycle. A motorcycle that is stunning to look at and any flaws are minor and not readily apparent. Everything works as new. All equipment is original, new old stock (NOS)…”


The only accessory on this machine is the front fender tip! All other parts are standard items for 1953. Standard Items for 1953: - Amal Carburetion with choke lever mounted on the handlebar. - Spark advance lever located on the handlebar. Front Tire: 4.75 X 16 Dunlop Rib tire Rear Tire: 4.75 X 16 Dunlop Universal Tread

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