From:Kris Thompson e-mail:vtwin74@aol.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: 1929ish henderson with 29 engine number thats starts with D Date:Sun Mar 20 15:56:59 2016
Response to:6162
It is my opinion (I've had three KJ's and two deluxes) that the KJ motor will
have KJ 1000 casted along with a date code of dash 29, 30 or 31. This is the
date the motor casting was made. Itís located on top of the cases under the
tool box. I also believe the KJ lower case (oil pan) started using a oil dip stick
on the left hand side. A DeLuxe case does not have a dip stick. You will also
find a serial number on the left side oil pan directly under the bronze bearing
that will be stamped upside down in the radius. That number should match
what is stamped on the magneto perch to indicated a matching upper and
lower pan. That's of course assuming it hasn't been re-stamped.



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Mort Wood had a "1929" DeLuxe.

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My dad's bike (the one he rode) had 28 3 main cases and a KJ
upper. The rest was all KJ also. We believe he did this
himself along with a number of other modifications. He did
it up sometime in the mid 40's after playing with Harleys
and Indians. It is titled as a 28.

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Deluxe bottom end perhaps? There were some '29 deluxes
possibly sold in '28

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Marc,
Several things may have happened to your Henderson through
the
years, and hopefully you weren't around when these changes
occurred. The 1928 title year could be when it was
originally
sold...1928. Model years were not rigid. The bike may
have
been available early on. Secondly, the motor may have been
changed out later in it's life, the reason for the high
serial
number. It may have been a factory overhaul swap, or it may
have been changed out for a bad engine at a dealership.
You'll probably never know.

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I recently inherited a Henderson with an original
(perhaps)title from 1943. The title contains some oddities:
First: is says its a 1928 Henderson (after pic research it
clearly is a 29-31) Second: the engine no.is sequential for
a
1929, however, the engine no. starts with d rater than kj or
kl.I'm just trying to figure out what exactly the motorcycle
gods have dropped into my hands!
thanks, Marc.