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Author Topic: Im looking for a battery for my 1960 indian chief  (Read 717 times)

ERC

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Re: Im looking for a battery for my 1960 indian chief
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2013, 08:38:57 PM »
Which dummy cover did you order?  ERC
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Re: Im looking for a battery for my 1960 indian chief
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2013, 01:28:10 AM »
To fit the box I use two B49-6 batteries wired in parallel (positive to positive, negative to negative).  These machines don't need the extra capacity, but if you have the original box they fill the hole nicely.  For many years I used a smaller battery with appropriately sized wooden blocks to fill the gaps.  That worked well also.  I really like the leather belt hold down you have, a practical solution to the problem.  It almost looks original.  You may already know that your machine is positive ground.  More pictures are always welcome.  Regards.  Tom

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Re: Im looking for a battery for my 1960 indian chief
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2013, 05:03:27 AM »
If your case is the same size as mine (which is an original Exide 6V hollowed out) I'm using a pair of 6V batteries wired in parallel that I purchased at Home Depot.  Think I found them in the aisle with the alarm systems.  Been in over a year and seem to be holding up fine.

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Re: Im looking for a battery for my 1960 indian chief
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2013, 05:48:34 AM »
Thank you guys for the help.I appreciate it.














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Re: Im looking for a battery for my 1960 indian chief
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2013, 06:02:56 PM »
There are several battery sources online in the US that should be able to handle that battery for you. The parts you're looking for would technically be a 1958 Constellation, although I doubt there is much difference between the '58 and '59. '58 was actually the last year RE produced Indians, although there were several left over bikes at dealers up into the early 60s. They were then titled for the year they were sold.
The quickest way to tell the difference between 6V and  12V batteries is the 6V will have 3 caps on the top where 12V will have 6.
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Re: Im looking for a battery for my 1960 indian chief
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2013, 11:50:27 PM »
AMC also purchased bikes from Royal Enfield since they had no bikes that big. The last Chief made By RE was in November of 1960 which was nearly a year after they bought out Indian Sales Corp from John Brockhouse. As a matter of fact that was 53 years ago today that the last one was built.
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