1950 Indian Chief For Sale, #5, C-2405/CS6507. Price when ready to sell. NM title in my name.

This will be a running and driveable motorcycle. Not registered, no license plate.

No junk or damaged parts unless specifically noted. All parts are good and usable, requiring normal restoration methods.

The bike is NOT a "matching numbers" by AMCA standards: 1950 frame and 1953 motor are NOT the same year. 1953 motors are very desirable, last year of production.

This bike is a good candidate for a stock looking bike with modest customizations, to make it a reliable and fun daily rider.

Has a 12 volt system with a standard, 12 volt, Cycle Electric generator, electronic ignition, a Thom Cotten rebuilt M-BONN 6 carburator, a Greer clutch, Greer NEW transmission slider and cluster gears, a Greer Crank Vent and more.

#5: 1950 Indian Chief, 1950 frame C-2405 with a 1953 motor CS6507.

80 Cubic inch motor, Bonneville cams and followers. Correct 80" heads. 80" Torque Evener, (compensating sprocket) 1950-53, with 80" primary cover.

ORIGINAL: Linkert M-BONN 6 carb (Rare), Autolite distributor rebuilt, Autolite generator, handlebar controls, Corbin 130mph speedo, rear speedo drive, ignition switch, Motolamp headlight, front and rear fenders, gas tanks, and tool box.

Jim Mosher rebuilt powerplant (motor, primary, transmission).

1. Original late 1950 Frame, C-2405. 1000 Chiefs were made in 1950. This is one of the last of the 2nd group of 500 made, starting with serial number C-2001.

OEM 80 Cubic inch motor, Bonneville cams and followers. OEM correct 80" heads. JMB 12 tooth, long, 80" kicker, chromed.

Frame is straight and has all tabs and brackets. Powdercoated.

Complete set rear shocks. OEM rechromed chrome covers. Good springs and bushings. Taken apart and properly assembled by me.

OEM top shock mounting bolts. New headstock bearings.

OEM seat post assembly. OEM solo seat pan with new custom leather cover from the old IMMI company. OEM cast steel seat T fitted and powdercoated.

No front crashbars but has horn mount, mounted to frame. Working Spartan horn with chrome horn face.

Starklite new footboards with OEM mounting cleats.

OEM battery tray assembly.

JMB, 4140 chromoly steel 1948 front mounted Jiffy Stand assembly, 4140 chromoly steel. Has a mounted JMB Center Stand, 4140 steel, and flat spring.


OEM 1948 Gas Tanks are solid and rust free. All 4 oil tank fittings, Starklite hardened stem petcocks. JMB 1948 Indian Script tank emblems, are properly mounted with #2-56 screws to gas tanks. Stainless steel gas and oil caps.

OEM rear fender with complete tail light assembly with correct glass lens. Has new fender trim and clips.

OEM front fender. Extra holes. 16 gauge sheetmetal easily welded for hole repair. Front fender light assembly with OEM base. Has new fender trim and clips.

New Starklite chain guard. These are nice.

New Starklite generator belt guard.

OEM tool box with lock and keys. Still has some original Seafoam Blue paint.

OEM rear wheel with good, complete hub. Original finish on rim and spokes. Front wheel has new rim and stainless spokes with good hub. New owner should replace old tires and tubes.

OEM complete brake drums, brake shoes, brake backing plates, brake cam levers, front hollow axle, rear chain adjustor, and wheel spacer.

OEM and new 12 lug nuts, new Greer front axle, and JMB rear axle.

Brake and clutch pedals are correct for 1950. JMB control rods are stainless. OEM brake cam levers w/correct bolts. JMB rear brake bellcrank, 4140 steel. OEM front brake lever with JMB heavy brake cable. 3 forged control rod clevises. Front and rear brakes work.

New Greer rear sprocket. Transmission sprocket new, tall 26 tooth.

OEM seat post assembly. OEM solo seat pan with new custom leather cover from the old IMMI company (early 1990's), embossed arrow and fringe. OEM cast steel seat T fitted and powdercoated.


Left hand shifter, chromed. Stainless control rod and correct 1952-53 OEM bellcranks. Has JMB chrome Indian bonze insert Headdress shift knob.

1952-53 external control handlebars, low rise. Complete with JMB Amal 1" 1952-53 throttle and OEM Amal spark control with grips and control cables. Both switches are new and are installed with wiring. OEM right hand brake lever, with heavy brake cable, operates the front brake that works.


Handlebar switches with wires (2), new wire harnesses, JMB rebuilt OEM autolight distributor, new 12 volt 3 ohm Pertronix coil Flame-Thrower 40K volts, Spartan horn with chrome face and stock mount, brake light switch, 12 volt Cycle Electric standard generator, OEM Vertical Motolamp headlight (used on 1950-51 Police Chiefs), complete Starklite front fender light and OEM/new tail lights that work. Spark plug wiring harness tube and mount with cloth covered wires, Indian C spark plugs.

Chromed steel 1948-53 dash panel. OEM ignition switch with keys, rebuilt by JMB.

OEM Corbin 130 mph Speedometer, 1939-40, rebuilt 2100 miles ago. Red, high speed needle works. Mileage not accurate to the bike. Rear speedo cable and working Corbin rear speedo drive. Corbin speedos with adapter rings were used on 1950-51 police bikes. There is a cut-out on the left side of the dash panel for access to the high speedo needle return button. This cut-out was not used on stock 1948-53 Chiefs (no high speed needle).


Forks modified to 1948 specs. New bushings, fork shafts, & grease fittings. Shafts fitted to bushings with a long, Sunnen hone (gold standard). Cadmium plated small parts, new springs, New Greer Monroe shock. JMB Indian Steering Damper Knob, chrome plated. New rubber bushings in OEM risers. Correct riser bolts (4).

OEM Vertical Motolamp Headlight shell (Police Chiefs). No dents. OEM chromed bezel, OEM Motolamp Lens, new chrome Reflector. New 12 volt bulb with a good plug assembly. Complete tail light assy. with correct glass lens, reproduction front fender light with OEM base, OEM speedo light.


Almost all hardware is cadmium plated like OEM, and is new or in very good condition.

Good 80" outer and inner primary cases. Sealed trans so use 30wt or 50 wt motor oil. All parts in primary cases are good. Has 1950-53 Torque evener. New generator drive pully with new bushings. Greer new clutch plates with OEM springs and steels, good. I like Greer replacements.

Original M-BONN 6 Linkert Carburetor rebuilt by Thom Cotten, new JMB 1948 Fuel Filter Assy. with OEM Filter Stack, 1950-53 Indian Script Air Cleaner with K&N filter kit. Cast Iron type OEM Intake Manifold, chrome, with OEM Manifold Nuts. Starklite hard stem petcocks and JMB fuel line.


Jim Mosher built Powerplant. 1953, 80" factory engine cases CS6507, matching case half numbers "212" on ignition coil mounting shelf. There were a total of 800, 1953 Chiefs built. This is an early one of the 500, first series 1953 Chiefs that started with serial number CS6501.

OEM 80" flywheels, rods, and 80" heads. OEM cylinders sleeved to 0.010" over. Starklite motor internals. O-Ring valve covers. Installed Greer 3/8" Crank Vent.

OEM Bonneville cams and gears. OEM Bonneville cam followers. Jim Mosher rebuilt with Jim Mosher ground ramps.

OEM Aluminum oil pump with fitted Starklite "Super Gear Set" (more oil flow).

OEM transmission in good shape with 1952-53 mods, complete, new bearings and good bushings. New Greer slider and cluster gears. Transmission and primary use the same oil.

JMB 12 tooth, 1952-53, 80" kicker, cadmium plated. OEM Kicker Gear, 32 tooth for distributor ignition.

Cycle Electric, standard, 12 volt generator.

Original Auto-Lite distributor. Complete and rebuilt by me. Electronic ignition installed.

Used header pipe. Fits. Tail pipe. Consider ceramic coatings as an option to chrome.