Subject:RE: RE: Police KJ Date:Thu Jan 17 17:42:44 2013
Response to:4499
It looks like a clutch cover/ housing over the sprocket with a lever coming out of the middle. An auxiliary generator would make sense. The stand must be a period accessory as I have seen the same stand on several pictures of Police KJs. It would allow the officer to sit up strait and be comfortable on the bike for prolonged periods and then take off faster than if using the rear wheel stand.

Your question isn't clear to me . Are you referring to an extra sprocket? If so
maybe to drive a large auxiliary generator to charge those extra batteries. Is
that front stand the inventor's idea or a period accessory ?

Picture and caption from the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner newspaper; A police
radio motorcycle, believed to be the first without an operator in a side-car, were
cruising Culver City as a new weapon of crime prevention. Photo shows Officer L.
O. Lindsay with the compact motorcycle radio equipment which he has invented.
Photo dated: January 16, 1932.
Bike has several modifications,including the cut off chain guard and drive
output sprocket,any ideas on what it's for?