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John

California, USA

Reviewed on March 27, 2024

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4.8
Purchased new in 2000. Original owner. This 2000 Indian Chief motorcycle in cream and black is a stunning and classic bike with a retro design. It featured a timeless color scheme of cream and black, giving it a vintage and sophisticated look. The cream-colored bodywork was complemented by black accents and... read more
Purchased new in 2000. Original owner. This 2000 Indian Chief motorcycle in cream and black is a stunning and classic bike with a retro design. It featured a timeless color scheme of cream and black, giving it a vintage and sophisticated look. The cream-colored bodywork was complemented by black accents and detailing, creating a striking contrast. The chrome finishes added to the bike's luxurious appeal, while the classic Indian Chief logo on the fuel tank added a touch of heritage and tradition. Riding on wide white-wall tires, this Indian Chief exuded elegance and style on the road. The powerful engine, comfortable seating, and smooth handling made it a pleasure to ride, whether cruising through city streets or hitting the open highway. Overall, this 2000 Indian Chief motorcycle in cream and black was a beautiful and iconic machine that captured the essence of classic American motorcycle design.
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Daniel B Baldwin

Reviewed on February 24, 2023

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3.8
Just got this beautiful bike and the shop that customized it can’t seem to fix the front brake they are telling me that’s just an Indian I can’t believe everyone with a bike like this is running with no front brake. Has anyone had this issue and if you what is the fix. The back brake is fi... read more
Just got this beautiful bike and the shop that customized it can’t seem to fix the front brake they are telling me that’s just an Indian I can’t believe everyone with a bike like this is running with no front brake. Has anyone had this issue and if you what is the fix. The back brake is fine but you need the front to work that where the braking comes from. Any help would be appreciated. The bike is perfect in every way except the brake issue. Thanks
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TJ

Nova Scotia

Reviewed on December 17, 2020

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5.0
Its an absolute tank! Looks like a shiny new Harley Davidson, despite being 23 years old. Currently have 53,000 kms on it (about 33,000 miles). It sat in a basement not moving for 12 years, when I got it, it was under a half inch of grime. Cleaned the carbs and gas tank, dropped in a new battery, and it r... read more
Its an absolute tank! Looks like a shiny new Harley Davidson, despite being 23 years old. Currently have 53,000 kms on it (about 33,000 miles). It sat in a basement not moving for 12 years, when I got it, it was under a half inch of grime. Cleaned the carbs and gas tank, dropped in a new battery, and it roared to life like it was driven yesterday. A day of cleaning and fluid changes, and it was like a brand new bike. Tourque for days, and with the suspension set to 4 it corners like a champ. Its amazing the lean it can get, and the power out of the turns!! Its a Honda. Nobody's quite sure how long they last, since if they are reasonably taken care of (read: occasional oil changes and try to avoid snow), they keep firing up and running forever. If you are reading this because you see a deal on an old one, and wondering if they are a good bike, do it. do it now. You're sitting in front of a computer (or phone) when you could be getting one of the best bikes on the road!
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J.Pierre

Boucherville, Quebec

Reviewed on May 30, 2013

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4.0
I love my Indian Chief and believe me it's a great point of interest from other bikers.... read more
I love my Indian Chief and believe me it's a great point of interest from other bikers.
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Bobby L.

Germantown, Tennessee

Reviewed on January 3, 2013

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5.0
I found my 2001 Chief six months ago. It needed some cosmetic repairs from being left outside under a tent for years. The chrome on these bikes was of low quality and frequently peels when left in high humidity. The S&S motor is superb with plenty of power and a beautiful sound. I've been abl... read more
I found my 2001 Chief six months ago. It needed some cosmetic repairs from being left outside under a tent for years. The chrome on these bikes was of low quality and frequently peels when left in high humidity. The S&S motor is superb with plenty of power and a beautiful sound. I've been able to find every part I have ever needed on either Ebay or from Aardvark Cycle.
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GRS

Boise, Idaho

Reviewed on April 15, 2012

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5.0
I bought this bike as a repo two years ago with only 1,900 miles on it. The previous owner had added Legend Air Suspension and a drag racing cam. Since then, I've added an OEM windshield, chrome Arrow shift linkage, chrome Indian Head gas cap covers & the Aardvark ignition jumper to alleviate the... read more
I bought this bike as a repo two years ago with only 1,900 miles on it. The previous owner had added Legend Air Suspension and a drag racing cam. Since then, I've added an OEM windshield, chrome Arrow shift linkage, chrome Indian Head gas cap covers & the Aardvark ignition jumper to alleviate the problem of blowing ignition relays. The ignition relays are the only problem I've had with the bike and that was an easy and inexpensive fix. With the air suspension I can drop it to the ground for shows and the cam would allow me to burn through tires at an alarming pace!! My only real complaints about the bike is (1) cosmetic - I think I'm gonna have a fat rear tire conversion done because the rear tire is a little too puny for my liking and (2) mechanical - the clutch is extremely heavy and apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so since clutch replacements are pretty popular for these bikes. Potential Indian riders beware - you cannot ride an Indian and be an introvert! Be prepared to have someone ask you about your bike every time you stop. I've had people take pics of my bike while filling up at a gas station, it is nothing if not a conversation starter. On the highway, the ride is awesome, but the rake and longer wheelbase that feels great on the open road can be a bit of a beast in town, especially with the wide bars and heavy clutch. I don't recommend this bike for a beginning rider or strictly city driving. To really be appreciated, this bike needs to be opened up on the highway! I doubt I'll ever sell this bike.
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Pete Rogers

Chaumont, New York

Reviewed on January 20, 2010

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5.0
Other than a few minor items, this is the finest motorcyle I have ever owned. It is a crowd magnet and even my Harley friends will agree that it is a fine bike with many extras that came stock whereas you pay the piper with Harley extras.... read more
Other than a few minor items, this is the finest motorcyle I have ever owned. It is a crowd magnet and even my Harley friends will agree that it is a fine bike with many extras that came stock whereas you pay the piper with Harley extras.
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Brian Phillips

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Reviewed on October 2, 2009

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5.0
I have owned a few bikes over the years but this is my first Indian. It is a real head turner and is a lot of fun to ride and most of all it has a very distinct sound and look. Wouldn't trade it for any H.D. on the road.... read more
I have owned a few bikes over the years but this is my first Indian. It is a real head turner and is a lot of fun to ride and most of all it has a very distinct sound and look. Wouldn't trade it for any H.D. on the road.
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Kim

Falls Lake , North Carolina

Reviewed on July 27, 2009

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4.0
I have had numerous bikes my whole life (all v-twins since 1973). By far my '00 Chief is the most fun to ride on pavement. I have had some issues (starter, stress cracks) but nothing major. The 88ci SS hangs with or out runs any other v-twin. I have a Geezerglide HD screamin' eagle ultra classic hot head 110... read more
I have had numerous bikes my whole life (all v-twins since 1973). By far my '00 Chief is the most fun to ride on pavement. I have had some issues (starter, stress cracks) but nothing major. The 88ci SS hangs with or out runs any other v-twin. I have a Geezerglide HD screamin' eagle ultra classic hot head 110ci for the long hauls but absolutely love riding my chief. Love the beach bars and overall look is traditional Indian and perfect!
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Steven W

Cleveland, Ohio

Reviewed on July 11, 2009

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4.0
I bought my Vintage black on black in 2003, 6 months before Indian went under the last time. While I don't put a lot of miles on the bike, this machine has been very reliable and I always get the most attention from enthusiasts at rallys and bike nights. The 2-up seat is not really that comfortable for long r... read more
I bought my Vintage black on black in 2003, 6 months before Indian went under the last time. While I don't put a lot of miles on the bike, this machine has been very reliable and I always get the most attention from enthusiasts at rallys and bike nights. The 2-up seat is not really that comfortable for long rides but great for local cruising. When the time is right I plan to get a new one and would highly recommend the Indian to all other contrarians. This is pure American.
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