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 has been recently cast.
This collection is being sold as seen in the photographs. There will be no viewing as the parts are now in storage.
This is being sold under blind auction. There has already been interest in this collection so we expect serious offers only. Please email us your offer in $AU by the 17:00 (AEST) deadline of September 30th, 2016 to [email protected].
More information about this process can be found on the How to Purchase page. As usual, this is a ‘blind’ auction so we do not publicize the offers we receive or the sold price so please do not ask us for this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Spoked wheels with hubs and spare rim
Complete petrol tank with caps and oil pump
main switch box parts
2 mudguards and stays (1 x unrestored, 1 x under restoration and spare rear flap)
headlight parts including stays
front and rear stands
half seat pan
reproduction messinger leather cover
spare con rods
This is most of a 1926 JD Harley Davidson and it is now on sale through ebay – please check our listings.
The Henderson factory was established in Detroit and started producing Henderson motorcycles from 1912. In 1917, the Henderson brothers sold the company to Schwinn and manufacture was later moved to Chicago. The G model was produced prior to the move, making it popular amongst those who collect Detroit models.
The 1917 Henderson was also a record breaker, breaking “Cannonball” Baker’s transcontinental record (across America) that had been set two years earlier on an Indian Twin. Hendersons are considered by many to have been the fastest bikes of the era and with this also classed as a veteran motorcycle in Australia, a G model Henderson is a particularly special motorcycle to own .
This is now open for offers as per our blind bidding system. Our deadline is at 17:00 AEST on Saturday 07/03/15. Please read our instructions on the link above and email any questions you may have to karen@kbcmotorcycles,com. Please also include your phone number.
In some circumstances, we can arrange a Skype/FaceTime/google video call viewing ahead of the deadline day. Please contact us at least 48 hours ahead in order to arrange this.
We often get asked by bidders to help them with ballpark figures and we suggest that people do some research and look at what similar bikes are selling for. As a project, we obviously do not expect bids to be as high as a running bike would receive but please be aware that a veteran Detroit model 1917 Henderson, even as a project, will be a particularly collectable bike.
We tend to suggest you simply offer us the price you are prepared to pay. We also say that you shouldn’t be put off making an offer by assuming you will be beaten. You never know – you may have the winning bid!
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This 1928 OHV Harley Davidson 350cc was a project bike that was almost fully restored by Kevin. He collected and carefully restored its components over many years. It has only recently been put together for viewing purposes in order to show what a magnificent motorcycle it was going to be.
The 1928BA was closely related to the racing single of the day known as a Peashooter and these too have come to be called “Peashooters”. They were sold by Harley Davidson as a speedy road bike to rival the sales of the Indian Prince at the time. Closely related to the Harley side valve ‘Pup’, the OHV version is a much rarer and faster beast.
This particular bike has matching crank-cases but has not had its engine and gearbox rebuilt yet. It is being sold with the main components for these in seperate crates along with various other parts (please be aware that the carburettor displayed in the parts photographs is no longer included in this package as a much better one was located and attached to the bike as shown).
As can be seen, this bike has most of the difficult to locate parts already such as the switch box, front and rear stands, chromed tank plate, battery box, mudguards (fenders) and stays, ignition coil, generator, front and rear lights. It requires very few items to finish it off and most of them, such as the exhaust, are easily purchased. Some further restoration work will be required – sticky tape on the tail light is not a good look!
Note that there is also a 1926 Peashooter model in this collection. Both bikes will be available for viewing at the same place on the same day. However, the blind auction for the 1926 bike will end the following day – 24 hours after this one ends.
If you are interested in buying this, you will need to make us an offer in writing prior to the deadline of 17:00pm AEST on Sunday 7th December, 2014. Click here for full details on the blind auction process we are using.
It is hoped that collection of this Harley project by the successful buyer may be made as soon as the following day. Buyers will be responsible for arranging and paying for all packing, packaging, freight, insurance, customs clearance, duties and taxes and any other costs incurred to transport the bike and parts from the agreed collection point. We can put you in contact with a professional international freight company which specialises in antique vehicle transport.