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 karen@kbcmotorcycles.com 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.

1917 Henderson ‘G model’ project – SOLD

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!

Please follow this page to get email updates if you are interested in this bike. The link is at the bottom of the page.

1928 Harley Davidson OHV 350cc – SOLD

engine no: 28BA3537

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.

The two bikes look great together!

Viewing – please contact karen@kbcmotorcycles.com to make an appointment

Date: Sunday 7th December, 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 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.

1926 Harley Davidson OHV ‘Peashooter’ – SOLD

engine no: 26AA 9235

This 1926 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 1926AA 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 is close to the racing form, built to run with a Bosch FF1 magneto (included) and as a result is much leaner looking than its 1928 brother on this site. It has no lights or switchbox and is year accurate with its nickling and handlebars – someone wanting to make this even sportier will probably fit the racing style handlebars of the period.

This 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. As can be seen, this bike has most of the difficult to locate parts already such as  front and rear stands, nickled tank plate, mudguards (fenders) and stays. 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.

Please note: The following unrestored but non-standard parts for this model are also available to the buyer to purchase for this bike seperately should they wish to:

  • vintage American speedo kit,
  • headlight parts
  • switch box
  • generator
  • ignition coil

Viewing – please contact karen@kbcmotorcycles.com to make an appointment

Date: Sunday 7th December, 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 Monday 8th 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 Tuesday the 9th December.  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.

Note that there is also a 1928 Harley OHV single model in this collection which is being sold seperately. Both of these bikes will be able to be viewed together on Sunday 7th December, 2014. The blind auction for the 1928 bike will end one day prior to this bike.

The two of them look wonderful together!

1925/26 Ace ‘Four’ – SOLD

A mostly complete and extremely rare and desirable in-line four cylinder Ace motorcycle circa 1925.  Said by some to be the pinnacle of Bill Henderson’s achievements.

The engine was restored by Kevin and appears to turn. The parts were collected by him but it was never completed. We have since assembled much of it with the help of another Ace owner to give an indication of how spectacular the bike will be when it is fully restored and to check for completeness. The frame has been undercoated and the wheels and tank painted.  It comes with a box of spares and additional parts that were not put into the bike as yet such as the front fork spring.

This is available for sale through our blind auction process.

Please email your private bids to karen@kbcmotorcycles.com by the deadline of 12:00 midday AEDT Monday December 14th, 2015.

Viewings of the bike can be arranged by prior appointment. Note there will be no viewings available after November 26th, 2015. Please contact us about a viewing by emailing karen@kbcmotorcycles.com.

 

1939 Rudge ‘Ulster’

engine no: U294

Manufactured by Rudge-Whitworth, the ‘Ulster’ was essentially a racing motorcycle turned out as a production bike. It is a 500cc, single OHV. This one was produced in the last year of the model’s production.

This motorcycle still rides well.

 

1950 BSA ‘Bantam’ D1 – SOLD

engine no. 25567YD

This gorgeous little 125cc bike is wonderfully original and while it hasn’t run for a few years, it certainly did. Kevin always has a soft spot for these bikes having also raced on a Bantam in the 50s/60s.

This is an early plunger frame D1 .

Bantams were made by BSA in Hall Green from around 1948 and each bike was test ridden on their famous track before being shipped out for sale.

Nowdays, Bantams are a popular classic bike to restore and run with their size  making them easy to house, manoeuvre and ride.

This is now up for sale on ebay. There will be a single viewing day between 9:00am and 15:30pm (AEST) on Saturday 4th October, 2014 There will be a viewing day between 10:30am and 15:30pm on Sunday 5th October, 2014 at The Australian Motorlife Museum. The ebay auction ends on 08 Oct, 2014 at 23:39:40 AEDST.

Original Dusting Sidecar circa 20s/30s – SOLD

This is an original Dusting sidecar made in Australia circa 1920s/30s. These were a generic sidecar that were attached to various motorcycles. This particular sidecar had been set aside to be used with a Henderson. It is in its original condition with the leather seat intact and the Dusting logo can still be clearly seen.  The sidecar fittings are for an outfit with the sidecar on the left, ie. for UK, Australia, New Zealand or South African roads. As well as the fittings, the sidecar has its wheel and two mudguards, transfers and booklet.

This is on sale through ebay. The eBay auction starts 02 Oct, 2014 at 19:30:51 AEST and ends 10 days later.

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