Sturgis Motorcycle Museum - Preserving our Motorcycle Hertiage

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INDIAN JEFF MCGEARY


Hall of Fame Inductee - 2001


There are many people today who rebuild the old treasures but few live the history of motorcycling as Indian Jeff.  “In 1997 I rode my “new” 1928 Harley-Davidson JD from Washington to Sturgis, over 4,000 miles.  No problems.  A real comfortable ride,” says it all about this master motorcycle restorer. 


Jeff rode his first motorcycle in 1963, a Honda 50.  Since then he has owned over 100 classic motorcycles.  He has worked on and rebuilt over 300 antique motorcycles including Flying Merkels, Hendersons, Indians and Harley-Davidsons.  Jeff doesn’t just rebuild motorcycles, he rebuilds the dreams of the early pioneers.  Jeff allows all of us the opportunity to become immersed in history and remember those master builders and their fantastic machines.


A 1997 accident left Jeff paralyzed.  He died from a bout with pneumonia in January of 2010.

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