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January 2015 BOTM Winner, azpaleo!

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here is my Indian Chief Roadmaster replica I created from a stock 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 Classic LT, various Indian parts, and home-fabricated accessories.
Year: 2006
Model: Vulcan 2000 Classic LT
Eng size: 2053 cc
Pipes: Cobra Speedster Longs/baffles removed with homemade chrome tips
Seat: Corbin custom leather
Wheels: RC Components Royal pattern
Accessories (front to back): Bumper guard, Indian fender light which works, fender tips, polished oem rotors and bolts, Speigler steel braided brake lines, Barnet steel cables, Chromed front fork bodies with covers removed, chromed oem top triple clamp, Progressive fork lowering kit 2", Cobra light bar, Kuryakyn silver bullet signals, custom leather mudflaps and tool bag by Ledoux Leather, Cobra freeway bars, Baron Custom Big Johnson handlebar, chrome riser cover, chrome wide levers, Arlen Ness grips, chrome control covers, front Roadmaster emblem with homemade mount, 1940 Indian horn with homemade mounts (wired and works), oem windshield customized to accept horn, chrome caliper covers, chrome radiator and brake reservoir covers (front and rear), modified coil wires with accel brand plug wire sleeves, modified Indian air filter cover (I hand painted) used as a coil cover, Cobra floor boards and shift pegs, homemade fringe, Indian oil and fuel chrome tank screw caps (modified and glued to tank) speedometer Indian decals and Indian data tag (vn2000 specs) made in Photoshop, chrome speedometer visor, Euro Gear mod, saddlebags by Osprey Limited, chromed oem saddlebag brackets, Homemade velocity stacks with chromed PJ Motorsports triple screen covers, secondary throttle plates removed, homemade chrome idle adjuster, PC III USB Power Commander with Evan Steel Performance custom tune, chrome regulator cover, chrome crank case breather filter with homemade mount, chrome oil filler cap, rear suspension 2" lowering block, Indian rear fender bumper modified, chrome engine bolt and screw caps, chrome pin stripe molding, custom paint (1920's Reeve's Pulley Red- also one of the old Indian red colors). I think that's it.......

The story: This bike is modeled after a 1940 Chief and 1951 Roadmaster. After my Vulcan had an unexpected accident in the garage, my insurance company was kind enough to be very generous with payment of my claim. Since the bike was pretty much trashed, I decided to rebuild her as a custom. At first I built a custom race bobber to take to Bonneville (she had 108 rwhp and 134 lb rwtq) and very quick.... after that wild hair wore off (never did race her) I decided to build what I couldn't afford to buy but always dreamed of riding; Indian motorcycle. Only working with a limited amount of money, I fashioned most of the accessories homemade from Ace Hardware and O'Reily's Auto Parts. Using basic tools, in the garage with a wobbly garbage can as a work bench and c-clams on my garage door track as a vise, I went to work on transforming and stripped down frame-engine-wheels, into my dream bike which looks better than the real thing! The project took on it's own life and 6 years later, I am just about finished minus homemade rear crash bars to wrap around the exhaust. That's coming soon.
I hope you like her cuz I sure do!
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