From:Dave Ciccalone
Subject:Deluxe Parts Books Date:Tue Feb 18 17:03:46 2014
Response to:4980
There are at least 3 iterations of the Deluxe parts list books.

There is a 1918-1923 which covers the Model H, Z, Z-2, K, and long tank Deluxe. The book is broken into sections separating the parts list for each bike. The part list for the Deluxe differs greatly from the next two iterations, with most parts having the prefix of KD / XKD / HD. The Deluxe parts list is very short in comparison to the Model K parts list, which may indicate the Deluxe parts list was actually more calling out the differences between the Deluxe and Model K.

I believe the next iteration is the "Deluxe Model Only". It clearly covers the short tank Deluxe and calls out features such as the transmission main shaft as being available in either the single keyway or four keyway old style (a 22-23 only feature). Most prefixes in this book are "K". This iteration only offers a single cylinder type (K-1704). I believe this book is circa 1924.

The third iteration is the "Deluxe Model and Sidecar", available to all of us through the Facts, Fables, and Opinions thanks to Dave. Besides the obvious difference of including the sidecar parts list, this book is nearly identical to the "Deluxe Model Only" but does call out the addition of available alloy cylinders. There are probably more differences as well. I believe this book would be circa 1925-26.

If anyone ever runs across a parts list that covers '27 or '28 I'd really like to hear about it.

As for the instructions for care and operations manuals there is one that covers the long tank and one for the short tank. Very few differences between the two save the pictures showing the different Deluxes.


Schultz's book is the only one I know about. You are very lucky to have one.

You can download the Parts Books for the De Luxe and KJ in the section Facts, Fables And Opinions, then under Documents. The De Luxe book is from 1923 (methinks), and the KJ book is 1930. As far as I know, these are the only ones (there could be other DeLuxe books, not sure).

In the KJ book, you will find some parts marked K (also fit Deluxe) and some marked KJ (only fit Streamlines).

I have an Deluxe and KJ Owner's Manual which goes into some maintenance and repair topics. I believe it is from 1929, as one of the illustrations shows the early 1929 exhaust fastening system. I never got around to scanning this, so I'll try to do it soon and put it on the website.

The AMCA's virtual library has some other Hen literature - if you're an AMCA member, you can download them for free, otherwise, it costs money. Reason enough to join the AMCA if you're not a member already.

Henderson was very stingy with manuals - there are very few. Also, you will find very few period magazine advertisements - and those are only in cycle mags. You won't find any in Life or similar magazines.

Sorry, but that's about all any of us have to work with...


I am trying to find out more about Hendersos in general ut specifically Kj's and Deluxe models. I do have the book by Schultz but is there any other relevant publications ?? I have seen the 'parts list' for each but need to order a copy for myself. From what I can tell from these, many of the parts looks similar but it's hard to tell if they are or not.

Also, do they share any similar parts such as brakes, hubs, rims, seats, handlebars, fenders, forks, etc ???