Category Archives: Now loved by someone else

1938 Triumph Speed Twin – SOLD

This stunning bike was lovingly prepared by Kevin.

It is fully repainted (aside from the front forks), chromed and ready to be assembled.

It includes Smiths speedo, seat, headlight, tail light, multiple pistons, stands, levers, switches and instruments, badges, genuine rubber grips, foot rests, and various manuals and books.

It has recently been sold to someone who we know will restore this bike to its full glory.

 

1914 -15 Henderson ‘Long Tank’ project – SOLD

This very early 1914-15 detroit model Henderson ‘long-tank’ project is an extremely rare and desirable collection that Kevin had been building on for many years. It includes an original hub in near perfect conditon, a complete original engine with carburetor attached and the parts for a second engine including manifolds. The fenders/mudguards are original along with the handlebars and various other parts. We are including a magneto, headlight, seat and early Corbin speedo with long cable. Once restored, this will be one of the world’s rare and desirable motorcycles.

Note that the front forks were made approximately 15 years ago and it is likely that Kevin built the tank. It is possible that the frame is one that Kevin modified from a slightly later model (extended to make it longer, see photo). The footboard had been recently cast.

This project was sold as seen in the photographs.

1921-23 Henderson K Deluxe Engine and parts – SOLD

Henderson K Deluxe Engine and spare parts 1921-1923

Collected as spares for one of Kevin over many years for his Deluxe outfit. They are now being sold separately as a single lot.

Online Auction via our Ebay page – follow this link. 

Auction closes Saturday 25th of July, at 8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

1914/15 Douglas 2 3/4 hp – SOLD

This is a veteran Douglas motorcycle that had been bought by Kevin as a complete bike. It was subsequently partly disassembled as he commenced work on it. He had worked on the engine and tank and these have now been put back into the frame for these photos. Other parts and spares are in the accompanying crates and incudes additional cylinder barrels, unused tyres (for display), a second veteran magneto, 1914 gearbox case, Douglas nuts and bolts, mudguard stays, reproduction pannier cases, headlight stay clamps, newly nickeled levers etc.

The frame on this bike is dated as 1915 and the engine number is consistent with 1914.  It will require some work to get it on the road including a fix on the central shaft of the handlebars,  attachment of the front brake, sourcing of footboard holders, restoration of the headlight stays etc. However, most of the major parts are present and in good condition.

This is a lovely little veteran project and will be a great bike for rallies when it is completed.

Please note that there is only one carburettor- the one shown attached to the engine is the same one in the parts display photo.

This bike  is currently for sale on ebay. A second 1914 engine is also for sale on ebay.

1924 Harley Davidson JE project starter – SOLD

Engine number: 24JE 1485

Parts for a 1924 JE model Harley Davidson including frame, forks, wheel, hub, 2x 1200cc barrels, flywheels, crank cases,chain cover, ignition coil (photographed separately) partial battery box cover, front and rear mudguards, oil pump, cages and various other smaller engine parts.

The frame is still in reasonably good condition with its grease and mud covering helping to protect the metal from severe rust.

This is either an excellent starter kit for someone looking to build an early Harley Davidson or would be great spares for someone.

This collection was sold on ebay in October, 2014.

1929 Velocette KTT engine parts – SOLD

Engine no: KTT153

It is a shame this was never built but the makings of a wonderful 1929 KTT 350cc engine are here below.

The KTT was a production racer built by the Veloce factory in Birmingham for the Isle of Man TT. Only 1000 were made over a 20 year period starting in 1929. It is said that these were the most successful 350cc race bikes in their day. This engine is from one of the earliest models.

The parts available for this engine are all shown below and it includes a barrel, 2 flywheels, cases, new and original pistons, racing carburetor etc. It will be sold through  ebay. The start date for the ebay sale is Thursday 25th September 2014. It is planned to end 10 days later.

CORRECTION: due to ebay pulling the item listing down and it having to be re-listed, this ebay auction now ends in the early hour of 07 Oct, 2014, at 00:11:37 AEDST (ie. you will need to be bidding around midnight AEDST on Monday the 6th October)

This is a wonderful opportunity for a Velocette fan or a classic racing enthusiast to acquire the makings of a renowned motor and either start on the creation of their own KTT or to add to an existing frame.

Having handled these parts myself to photograph them, I would also like to add that you can really see the craftsmanship that went into making them all those years ago – beautiful alloys and precision made pieces. Stunning.

 

1938 Royal Enfield S2 project bike – SOLD

Engine Number: tba

A fairly complete Royal Enfield project bike. This is a light-weight 250cc OHV from 1938 in original condition (apart from one primed rear mudguard and a new exhaust). It includes an original tank and a restored chrome painted tank (not a new or replica tank). Kevin had been slowly developing this project for over 20 years.

The S2 was the deluxe model 250cc produced by the Royal Enfield factory. It includes a Terry seat, luggage rack, rear registration and tail light plate, headlight, toolbox, Smiths speedo, horn and horn button, etc.

This will be a great restoration/rebuild project for someone wanting a reasonably rare and early, original, Royal Enfield. Historically, this bike was manufactured just as war was breaking out in Europe and at a time when the manufacture of Deluxe motorcycles in England was about to give way to the war efforts.

It includes the parts photographed plus some additional spares (photos still to be uploaded) and a 1938 Royal Enfield catalogue.

This bike was sold in October, 2014 to a lovely guy who is going to restore it and love it.

1926 JD Harley Davidson 1200cc project – SOLD

engine number: 26 JD 9724

Kevin ran a 26 J model Harley Davidson since the 1980s and had built up a strong collection of spare parts including an entire second engine. We have carefully collected all of these together to create this incredible motorcycle restoration project which includes:

  • 1200cc JD engine with generator/distributor
  • gearbox
  • Frame
  • Forks
  • handlebars
  • Spoked wheels with hubs and spare rim
  • Complete petrol tank with caps and oil pump
  • Carburettor
  • ignition coil
  • main switch box parts
  • 2 mudguards and stays (1 x unrestored, 1 x under restoration and spare rear flap)
  • chain cover
  • headlight parts including stays
  • footboards
  • front and rear stands
  • exhaust pipe
  • battery box
  • half seat pan
  • reproduction messinger leather cover
  • spare con rods
  • …and more

This is most of a 1926 JD Harley Davidson and it is now on sale through ebay – please check our listings.

1929 Henderson Streamline ‘KJ’ – SOLD

For collectors, the Henderson KJ Streamline really needs no introduction. Even without its blue paint, this is already a beautiful looking Henderson KJ project and it is now up for offers.

The bike was never completed by Kevin but those who knew his love of this model, knew that he had collected parts for it since the 1970s – even digging them out of people’s gardens. His focus on collecting period correct pieces and his mechanical knowledge shows here in the quality of the parts and the restorations already undertaken. Kevin’s intention was to ride this bike when it was completed and this is relected in the calibre of what is on offer.

We have pulled the KJ parts together for display and viewing purposes and the engine has been loosly built up but the purchaser will need to undertake a rebuild.

However, Kevin’s massive long-term collecting for this project has resulted in a remarkably complete KJ project which includes:

  • a rare original aluminium tank,
  • a sand-blasted crank case with no cracks or welds
  • dashboard with full collection of meters including a Corbin speedo, cable, drive and ring gear,
  • a full set of the streamline cylinder barrels in near mint condition
  • Bullet style headlight
  • Timing gears and cogs that are in fantastic sharp condition
  • Correct and near perfect manifolds
  • Flywheel assembly
  • Bosch FF4 magnento
  • Front and rear mudguards/fenders (one stay is missing)
  • Horn
  • Switch
  • Henderson nuts and bolts
  • New JP pistons
  • Rebuilt battery box
  • Bearings and fork springs
  • Correct Handlebar internals
  • Correct footboards and connections (though found shortened and will need extending)
  • New (unfinished) exhaust

The project is not 100% complete and various smaller items will still need to be located by the buyer.

We have tried to photograph the parts fully here but as we are offering a single viewing day on Sunday November 23rd 2014,  we highly recommend that serious purchasers or their agent, come to look this over.

Viewing – please contact [email protected] to make an appointment

Date: Sunday 23rd November, 2014

Times: between 09:30am and 16:00pm

Location: The Australian Motorlife Museum, Integral Energy Recreation Park, Darkes Rd., Kembla Grange. 2035.

If you are interested in buying this, you will need to make us an offer in writing prior to the deadline of 17:00pm on Sunday 23rd November, 2014. Click here for full details on the blind auction process we are using.