Me and the latest dye version I completed.  I mixed a few Tandy dye colors to get what I refer to as 'blood brown'.  This is by far the most popular color among friends who have seen all my other dye projects.  Mine too!  There is one section of leather which I have never touched, during any of my dye variations - the mud flaps.  They remain dirty and factory original!

Me and the latest dye version I completed. I mixed a few Tandy dye colors to get what I refer to as 'blood brown'. This is by far the most popular color among friends who have seen all my other dye projects. Mine too! There is one section of leather which I have never touched, during any of my dye variations - the mud flaps. They remain dirty and factory original!

My 2014 Vintage Chief with my first leather dye project, to tone it down from the original factory color, which had too much orange in it.  This version (of many dye projects I did) gave it more of a saddle color.

My 2014 Vintage Chief with my first leather dye project, to tone it down from the original factory color, which had too much orange in it. This version (of many dye projects I did) gave it more of a saddle color.

After World War II, the only Indian model in production was the Chief. Dupont became interested in selling off Indian, so there was no advantage in taking additional risks continuing to build anything but the most popular models. The advantage that Indian had over Harley Davidson was the rear sprung frame and the skirted fenders. Indian riders were divided over the fenders, either loving or hating them.

After World War II, the only Indian model in production was the Chief. Dupont became interested in selling off Indian, so there was no advantage in taking additional risks continuing to build anything but the most popular models. The advantage that Indian had over Harley Davidson was the rear sprung frame and the skirted fenders. Indian riders were divided over the fenders, either loving or hating them.

The Indian Motorcycle was the country's first motorcycle. It was created in 1900 by two men who were both engineers and bike enthusiasts. Their partnership formed the Hendee Manufacturing Company, named after George Hendee, who was a bicycle racer at the time.

The Indian Motorcycle was the country's first motorcycle. It was created in 1900 by two men who were both engineers and bike enthusiasts. Their partnership formed the Hendee Manufacturing Company, named after George Hendee, who was a bicycle racer at the time.

My 4th dye project on the 2014 Vintage Chief.  This time I opted to give it a somewhat darker, more traditional polished leather look.  This turned out to be one of my favorite versions.

My 4th dye project on the 2014 Vintage Chief. This time I opted to give it a somewhat darker, more traditional polished leather look. This turned out to be one of my favorite versions.

The newly made line of Indians since Polaris took the name....their version of the classic chief... Brava gentlemen brava. One day it'll be mine

The newly made line of Indians since Polaris took the name....their version of the classic chief... Brava gentlemen brava. One day it'll be mine

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