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
Bosch FF4 magnento
Front and rear mudguards/fenders (one stay is missing)
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.
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.
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.
The Adler is a relatively rare German motorcycle which has been increasing in popularity amongst collectors quite recently. The ‘Favorit’ model is rarer still. Most Adlers in Australia are MB250 models and there are estimated to be only about 30 of them in the country.
Kevin was a fan of this 2 stroke manufacturer, no doubt due to the role they had inspiring the development of the Yamaha YD-1s in the 60s and because the bikes were fitted with unique ‘Eberspaecher’ exhaust pipes to enhance the power through ‘back pressure’. He was also known to race on an Adler.
This particular bike was manufactured in the very last year of Adler production and was fitted at the factory with 18″ Sprinter forks rather than the regular 16″ of the Favorit – a rare but not unknown occurrence.
The bike was never restored and is in its original condition and even has its original ignition key, speedo, Bosch horn and Denfeld seat. It is not currently running, the chain is broken, the exhaust needs fitting and new tyres need sorting out. The clutch has also not been fitted properly. It will need a bit of work to get it back on the road.
It comes with a complete new exhaust system which Kevin had acquired for the bike as well as an original pipe and baffle, original exhaust clamps, a complete (and very rare) spare chain guard (black) as well as half of its original blue one, a carburetor cover and side horn box cover (black). It is missing tank rubbers but is otherwise remarkably complete.
This bike will be sold through Shannons auctions.
Many thanks to Michael Liebig for his help with our understanding this bike as well as to various members of Adlers Oz who have provided incredible assistance. We have donated an Adler toolkit to this group in gratitude.