Subject:RE: Too Many 1931 KJs ??? Date:Wed Feb 26 12:16:28 2014
Response to:5024
Dave, The Ballak list has the the K model serial numbers
starting at K 1200, I have an upper case sitting in my
garage with a serial number in the early K 1100's, stamped
in the correct places. I also have a Providence of Ontario
Motorcycle Permit(issued in 1958) for a 1931 Henderson
serial number KJ346xx. There could be several explanations
for the permit being inaccurate, perhaps a typo, or the bike
being manufactured in 1930 but not sold and registered until
1931. To me the Ballak document is lacking in too many areas
to be used as "proof" of year of manufacture, but it seems
to be the best information in the public domain. More
documentation must exist, hopefully it will surface some

It seems that an inordinate amount of 1931 KJs still exist.

There seem to be a lot of 1929's, and a lot of 1931's out
there, but not too many 1930's.

Could Ballak's serial number list be wrong? They show

1929 - s/n 28000 (between 4000 and 5000 bikes)
1930 - s/n 33000 (between 1000 and 2000 bikes)
1931 - s/n 35000 (unknown when they stopped, but the highest
serial number I've seen is 36862)

Does anyone have a bike with serial number 35xxx or 36xxx
that has a title that says 1930?

It just seems odd that so few 1930's have survived.