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chiller184

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Wanted Enfield Chief
« on: December 02, 2009, 10:03:48 PM »
Hi,

I wish to buy a running Enfield Chief, would prefer a former police bike but I am open to any offers.

I want to ship a Chief to Australia.

If you have a Chief you are thinking of selling or know someone who has one for sale please contact me.

Regards Charles

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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 11:34:10 PM »
Hi Blltdr,

Thanks, I have seen that one. 

Not what I am after and not worth the asking in my opinion, 10k plus shipping.

Cheers Charles

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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 12:53:29 PM »
The Chief models were only really made for a period of about two years from late 1958 through late 1960. Some weren't sold till as late as 1962. I've seen several for auction on the old E-pay in the last year or so. If it has all the sheet metal and is as much as 90% complete you should expect to pay around $5000 US dollars give or take a bit. More if it is in running condition and even more if it is 100% complete. I don't know what it will cost to ship to you from the US but the paperwork will have to be in order too.

It's not hard to find a frame and a motor for one of the old RE Indians but the mud guards, tank, head lamp, necelle and a few of the other hard to find Chief only items will cost you a fortune to buy separately. The 16 inch rims alone will a bear to find in good condition.
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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 04:02:49 PM »
Hi rotorwrench,

Thanks for the reply. I have been looking for an Indian Chief for some time now, slowly broadening my search and hence my posting here.  I have seen a number of the bikes on epay over the last 6 months and I am fully aware of the vagueries of the market.  Some bikes were Trailblazers with Chief tinware, some too modified for me.  I have someone who can transport a bike for me at a reasonable cost.  I am patient in my search, something will come my way. 

Cheers Charles


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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 04:40:23 PM »
To bad you missed it got it out of N.Y. a couple of weeks ago.  ERC
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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 06:48:41 PM »
I just put it in members rides, you can see what you missed.   ;D  ERC
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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 08:48:26 PM »
Yep saw that one ERC, 1956 Trailblazer frame with an engine from a 1960 Chief advertised as a 1959 Chief, not for me so I didn't miss out on anything thanks.

Cheers Charles

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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2009, 05:47:36 PM »
I can see your going concours.   ERC
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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2009, 03:42:57 PM »
Hi ERC,

It is not so much going concourse but more the difficulties with importation.  If everything is not above board then it makes it more difficult to get things passed the bureaucracy.  I contacted the seller of your bike and he said he had paperwork for a 1959 Chief and yet when I checked the numbers they did not match the information he gave.  If the bike was for sale in Oz then I would have given the bike very serious consideration as it does look good.  Clearly you love it, and I hope you get lots of enjoyment from riding it.  Like I said in my opening post I am after a running Chief, does not have to be concourse, although matching numbers would be something I prefer.

RGT I emailed you but have not had a reply, did you get my email?

Cheers Charles

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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2009, 05:57:55 PM »
Hi Chiller. It's interesting the registration he gave me with it is for a 1957, I won't have any trouble registering it here, but I can see your problem with it.  ERC
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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2009, 04:31:38 PM »

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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2009, 05:02:58 PM »
Hi Chiller, Actually he never put it into his name the registration is still in a womans name from 2001. I'll probably go with the engine # to title it. You said the frame was 1956 trailblazer. Do you have frame #s for the Indian bikes, the only thing I have are the engine #s to date them.  ERC
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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2009, 05:37:20 PM »
My apologies ERC, I meant 1957 Trailblazer frame, I have an email at home from RECOA - the official dating org for Enfields.  I will send it to you later today.

In the mean time I am still looking for an Enfield Chief  ;)

Cheers Charles

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Re: Wanted Enfield Chief
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2009, 07:41:23 PM »
Thanks I'll look foward to getting it. You can send it right to my email address it's in my profile. If something comes up I'll surely let you know. I didn't know they would give out the info without sending them  a pencil rubbing of the numbers.   ERC
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