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Old 06-12-2013, 08:51   #1
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1937 Indian Ad.

This is an ad for a 1937 Indian Scout Jr. from an old magazine of mine. Notice that Indian put the hand shifter and foot clutch on the right side, opposite from Harley. The reason they gave for doing this, was so their customers would find a Harley awkward to ride after being accustomed to riding an Indian.

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Old 06-12-2013, 17:13   #2
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The irony is, it turned out to be the other way around. The Indian was a beautiful machine. They sure came back as a gaudy looking Ness mess. As is the Victory in my humble old Harley fan opinion.
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Old 06-12-2013, 19:44   #3
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At $195, we should buy a few and resell them for profit

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:20   #4
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The irony is, it turned out to be the other way around. The Indian was a beautiful machine. They sure came back as a gaudy looking Ness mess. As is the Victory in my humble old Harley fan opinion.

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I stopped by their display at bike week. They had the American pickers bike it was beautiful. You've got to love those old bikes and the craftsmanship that went into them.

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Old 06-24-2013, 09:20   #6
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The last real Indian I remember seeing was on the "Wall of Death" at the Elberton, Georgia county fair.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:46   #7
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>>Notice that Indian put the hand shifter and foot clutch on the right side<<

Fortunately, they could easily be converted over to the other side. My second bike (in 1959) was a 1945 Indian Chief that had been converted over to left hand shift/right side throttle. I can't imagine riding that thing today!
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