THE MOTORCYCLE AUCTION
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MOTORCYCLE AUCTION : Antony Gullick 0415 284 620
SIGNIFICANT PARTS and MEMORABILIA AUCTION
VL Phill 0427 407 398 or Keith Levy at MANSHED AUCTIONS
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1924 AJS D Model
This bike was recently wheeled out of a shed where it had been for the last 50 or more years. To find a 97 year old motorcycle so complete and in such condition is incredibly rare in the 21st century.
Formerly suppliers of proprietary engines, the Stevens brothers of Wolverhampton diversified into manufacturing complete motorcycles, setting up A J Stevens & Co in 1909. Endowed with an effortlessly flexible motor and built to A J Stevens' traditionally high standards, the firm's long-running V-twin was one of the most effective and popular sidecar tugs of its day. First seen in 631cc form in 1912, the V-twin remained a fixture of the AJS range into the early 1930s, latterly with a 998cc engine. In 1924 AJS catalogued the models B/B1/B5 with 349cc side valve, B3 349cc overhead valve, B4 competition 349cc overhead valve and the flag ship model D with 799cc V-twin side valve.
This incredible machine is a unique chance to grab a piece of history, it could have an oily rag restoration or be totally restored.
Price guide A$22 - 26,000
1934 Indian Chief
This machine underwent a full restoration in c.2010 by a professional Indian Motorcycle Restorer located in Melbourne.The bike was built to be rallied and ridden hence the upgrade to a later 1938 Indian Chief Motor. The reason for this was to improve performance and deliver a far more reliable oil pump and ignition system than the standard 1934 equipped oiling system and breaker points system. A full ground up restoration with a complete mechanical restoration. The machine was ridden and rallied before it was acquired and displayed in a personal collection for many years. Recently recommissioned and mechanically serviced, this is an excellent example of a very desirable rigid frame 1930's Indian Chief. This is NOT an AMCA judging candidate, nor is it a trailer queen. This machine was built to ride and enjoy without the worry of mechanical failure due to inadequate oiling and lubrication and difficultly in starting.The bike has been upgraded to 12V electricals.Comes with all the correct instruments and beautiful 80mph Indian Corbin speedometer. Fitted with a rear luggage rack and black saddle bags this is a great investor bike with 1930's Chiefs witnessing significant growth in recent years. Stunning Black paint work with a red tank panel and the iconic Indian script tank logo, the machine is accented by tasteful gold pin-striping. The bike is like new, tight with attention to detail in the restoration. Starts, rides and stops very well. There is nothing to spend on this machine.
Price guide A$62 - 68,000.
1957 Harley Davidson Panhead
This 1957 Harley-Davidson FL Panhead is a rare and extremely collectible model from the last year rigid frames appeared on the Big Twins. As a development of the EL Knucklehead, by 1957, the FLH Panhead had its “bugs” worked out and all the improvements the factory made to that model had been incorporated. In many ways, these last-year machines are the best of the breed and the best to buy for riding. The FL Panhead was introduced in 1948 with springer forks and a rigid frame, and it gained telescopic Hydra-Glide forks a year later. Eight years after that, the 1957 Panhead was the last to feature a rigid frame before the introduction of the Duo-Glide in 1958. While the Duo-Glide brought Harley-Davidson into the modern era, it was significantly heavier than the Hydra-Glide it replaced—60 pounds heavier, in fact. While the rigid frame was technically inferior, the saddle was sprung on the vertical seat tube and was very comfortable for extended riding, even over rough surfaces. This bike is ready to ride away and rally.
Price guide A$20-25,000
1942 Harley Davidson WLA
This bike has been totally restored with the paint work done by Ron Keed and the bottom end by Peter Van Straalen. This bike is ready to rally and ride with absolutely nothing to be done.
Price guide A$26 - 30,000
1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing Interstate
1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing Interstate.
Rare if not unique in Australia, I imported this bike from the USA in June 2014. It had 9184 miles on the odometer and was in original unmolested condition with all its factory accessories. It has now done 15800 miles and remains in the same condition. Below is a potted history of the bike and the reason I chased one down in the USA and brought it to Australia.
The Bike: When it was new, the 1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing seemed like a sure-bet winner for Honda. The basically identical GL500 had been successful for several years prior and before the GL, there had been the CX – the first of the series to use the transverse “twisted” 80 degree pushrod V-twin, which was (being a Honda) a better-engineered, better-built and more potent loose copy of Moto Guzzi’s engine of similar layout.
The GL650 was significantly updated. The “650” CC engine was completely re-engineered to handle the 22% higher power output. The connecting rods, rod bolts and main bearings were all upgraded. Cylinder studs are beefier. A finned, bolt-on oil pan was added to increase total oil capacity to 4.1 quarts. The intake valves in the “650’s” heads are larger.
The cooling system got a thermostatically triggered electric fan. There was also a new maintenance-free automatic cam chain tensioner system.
The GL650 also has a new-design, strengthened transmission with different ratios that help it get slightly better gas mileage than the 500 – despite the extra displacement and additional 14 hp. Larger diameter 37 mm front forks and higher-rate springs, along with steel frame tubes that were bigger and stronger than the ones used for the 500s.
The Ride: The first thing you notice is how light the bike is. It has a curb weight just over 500 pounds, or not much more than a current-year standard without any fairings at all – and hundreds of pounds less than a new Goldwing. It’s an easy bike to “walk” in close confines, such as trying to fit it into a spot in your garage. And it is an easy bike to ride at a fairly aggressive pace, too – if you want to do that. Though you sit high in the saddle, you can still squeeze the tank between your legs, shift your weight down onto the pegs and heel the thing over to fairly aggressive lean angles. The limiting factor here is clearance – which you’ll run out of long before you exceed the bike’s safe limits.
The suspension features air-assist on both ends – with Honda’s Pro Link monotube shock in the back. you can easily tailor this bike’s settings to your size and preferences – all without any tools. The 650 feels strong, both off the line and in the middle ranges with reserves enough to comfortably maintain 75 mph with the tach reading about 5,000 RPM – a bit more than halfway to redline at 9,500.
But it was only produced in one year – blamed at the time on a 45% USA Gov. tariff designed to support Harley Davidson, who had filed for bankruptcy.
The GL650 is a great bike, it has the power – and the legs – to operate as a long-distance tourer. Yet it it also nimble enough (and economical enough) to serve as a commuter, too.
It’s a long-lasting bike. Many are still out there today in the USA and Europe– Parts are plentiful via Ebay, and in Australia it’s a one-off and ultra-rare bike.
Price guide A$4,500-6,500.
1953 Indian Black Hawk
80 cu in
With its massive skirted fenders, locomotive-like torque, and "last-of-the-breed" heritage, the 1953 Chief Black Hawk 80 cubic inch is surely one of the most collectible of Indians.
The now-legendary V-twin Indian Chief motorcycle emerged as Indian’s flagship model after World War II, and the popular design relegated the American company’s four-cylinder and smaller V-twin models to history.
The Indian Chief motorcycle was similar to prewar big Indians; the engine remained a 74-cubic-inch flathead to be changed by a 80-cubic-inch in the final years.
Modern telescopic forks replaced the girder front end in 1950.
For the rear-end plunger-type suspension was used.
These features gave a smoother ride than before, a notable selling feature of the postwar models.
Though Indian had enjoyed a long and rich history, financial problems beset the company in the early 1950s.
Attempts at postwar singles and vertical twins intended to compete with the machines from Europe ultimately proved unsuccessful, and their development had cost the company dearly.
Despite the trouble, the V-twin Chief had seen a fair number of updates during the postwar years.
After 1953, the Chief – and Indian along with it – was relegated to history, leaving Harley-Davidson the sole surviving American motorcycle manufacturer.
This 1953 Indian Black Hawk motorcycle represents both the crowning achievement and the sorrowful end of a company that gave generations of motorcyclists some of their fondest memories.
This 1953 Indian motorcycle, big, heavy, bedecked with bodywork, was the great bike on which a proud American company rode into the sunset.
As one the last Indian motorcycle, the 1953 Black Hawk is among of the most collected bikes from the great American brand.
This 1953 Indian has had a recent engine rebuild (around 1000km's ago). It also comes with some period accessories
Front and rear crash bars
leather saddle bags (in photo)
Buyers guide $45.000-55,000.
REMOVED FROM AUCTION
REMOVED FROM AUCTION
1938 Harley Davidson U Model
Announced in August 1929 as a replacement for the much loved two-cam ‘pocket valve’ J-type, the Model U’s progenitor – the Model V – was far from an instant success. More massively built and heavier than its predecessor, the V lacked top end power to such an extent that the first examples were recalled for an extensive engine redesign.
A larger crankcase accommodating heavier flywheels did the trick and, its problems solved, the V-series ‘flat head’ twins went on to win the hearts of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts everywhere. An 80ci (1,300cc) VLH arrived for 1935, joining he existing V and VL (high-compression) 74s.
Revised with the frame, tank and wheels of the 61ci overhead-valve ‘Knucklehead’, plus dry-sump lubrication, the V became the Model U for 1938. Inside the engine there was virtually nothing left unchanged: the crankpin was enlarged, connecting rods strengthened and the flywheels grew in size, while in the interests of rationalizing production, the ’74’s bore size changed to that of the ohv ’61’ and stroke to that of the ’80’. Improved and updated annually into the early 1940s, the old ‘flat head’ U series recommenced production after WW2, finally disappearing from the range at the end of 1948.
This fabulous machine was rebuilt by an ex Harley Davidson head mechanic, all chains, sprockets, brakes, clutch, speedo, tyres etc are new. The motor is an ex police version, stroked and bored out to 1340cc (80 cubic).
Only 600 miles on the rebuilt motor. Some extra chrome and pan head fittings to the bike with blinkers from a pan head also fitted.
This bike is sorted, and ready to ride and rally.
Price guide $42,000-47,000
1960 Harley Davidson Topper. 164 cc Two Stroke.
The Harley Davidson Topper was the only motor scooter that the company produced. Production began around 1960 and ran until 1965. This is believed to be a 1960 model with a 164 cc 3 stroke engine. Something unusual to complement a Harley collection.
Price Guide $3,000 – 4,000.
1942 Harley Davidson WLA Bobber
This bike has been civilianised and has had a complete restoration, engine, gearbox, wheels, and is ready to go and ride away.
It has a high compression engine and has been built by a very experienced Harley enthusiast and restorer.
Price guide A$17 - 20,000
1972 Honda 350cc 4 Cylinder
In 1972, Honda released its CB350 Four, a four-cylinder motorcycle with a displacement of 350cc. While Honda was already marketing a CB350 with a twin engine, the company decided to bank on the success they enjoyed with its other two larger predecessors the 750 and CB500 Four, two other four-cylinder bikes in their line-up. The CB350 Four only lasted until 1974, but garnered a good following thanks to its small, but powerful engine and smooth styling.
The 1972 Honda CB350 Four sports an air-cooled 347cc four-stroke straight four engine, with a single overhead cam valve-train. The fuel system uses four 20mm Keihin carburetors. There are two valves to each cylinder. The cylinder bore in this engine measures 47mm, and it has a 50mm stroke. The compression ratio is 9.3 to 1. The ignition uses a battery and coil system, and the starter is electric, with a kick-start backup. The CB350 Four's engine is capable of producing 34 horsepower at 9,200rpm and is capable of accelerating from zero to 60mph in 8.4 seconds, with a top speed of 98mph.
With an increase in collectability over the last few years good examples of these classic 70s machines are becoming increasingly harder to find.
Price guide A$5-8,000
1928 Indian 101 Scout
45 c in (750cc)
This machine underwent a full restoration c.2008 with attention to every detail prior to it being rallied and ridden for several years before being acquired and displayed in a personal collection. Recently recommissioned and mechanically serviced, this is an excellent example of perhaps the most iconic and desirable Indians produced in Springfield. The 45ci motor produces plenty of power in this lightweight and very nimble machine. The machine has all the correct and hard to find instruments, including the 80mph Corbin speedometer and assembly. The wheel rims have been upgraded to the well base Kelsey Hayes rather than original clincher rims, primarily for safety and the ease of obtaining better quality tyres. Still retains its original 6V electrical system, with the genuine DU7 Splitdorf Generator and correct Splitdorf Magneto . A new battery has been fitted with all lights and instruments operating as they should. In original red livery with the iconic Indian tank logo, the machine is accented by tasteful gold pin-striping. Beautiful nickel-plated finishes on the brightwork, including the cylinders and heads really make this bike stand out. This is an excellent investor bike with the values seeing significant growth in recent years. Conversely, a great vintage rally bike with nothing to spend on the machine.
Price guide A$55 - 65,000.
1978 Honda CBX 6 1047cc
In the late 1970s, the four major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers all began to build superbikes, road bikes with superior performance. Honda intended for the CBX to help re-establish the company's position at the forefront of motorcycle technology. A first review appeared in Cycle magazine. The review was called the CBX a "breakthrough for the Japanese motorcycle industry" and praised its design, concept, and performance. Yamaha had already introduced the XS1100; the CBX was available on the market in late 1978, and the production model was even faster than the prototype. The CBX was not the first production motorcycle to be powered by a six-cylinder engine-the Benelli 750 Sei had that honor but it was the latest and the most advanced entry into the hotly contested superbike battle being fought by the Japanese manufacturers. The 1978 model's 11.36 second quarter mile time (at 117.95 mph) was quicker than other superbikes of the day.The twin-cam 24-valve engine produced 105 bhp (78 kW). The model was produced from 1978 to 1982.
This bike has the non standard, but incredibly sexy, 6 into 6 pipes, which look and sound incredible.
Price guide A$18 - 23,000
1937 Velocette MSS 500cc
Here we have a very interesting 1937 500cc MSS Velocette. This bike was the personal rally bike of Aussie racing legend Eric Debenham. Like everything that Debo owned he made sure it worked well, and was happy to be non original if that made it work better. This bike has been owned by the current owner who bought it from Eric prior to his passing and has left it exactly as Debo had it including the hard wood fence paling in the battery box! It recently has had the dynamo restored by Chris Zock and is sporting new tyres and tubes. This is your chance to own a bit of Aussie history, and the bike is ready to rally and enjoy.
Price guide A$13,000 – 17,000
1942 Harley Davidson WLA with Sidecar
This bike has a number of unique features and is ready to ride and rally.
Australian made Dusting side car ex NSW Police
New dash panel and locking ignition switch
Spare fuel tanks
Metal side stripes for tank (not fitted)
The bike also has WLA 00 number plates
Price guide A$24 - 28,000
1983 Harley Davidson Sportster Roadster
Very original 1983 Harley Davidson Roadster.There were only 650 of this model produced making this one of the more collectable sportsters. The XLX 61 was part of the Sportster family line, and was released in 1983. Because it was part of the 1980 through 1985 generation of Sportsters, it had no kickstart ignition; owners got to enjoy having the simple and convenient electric-start bike. The ’83 XLX 61 did get to see some changes that set it apart from those produced in the few years prior. Buyers could choose between a standard gasoline tank, or a larger 3.3 gallon version. A more free flowing exhaust system was also installed, and they had new seats as well. Later on in the year Harley began to install the V-Fire III ignition, a vacuum operated electrical system often referred to as VOES. These seemingly small changes made for big business for the motorcycle company, and the production of the XLX 61 was considered one of Harley’s best marketing strategies up to that time.
Technical features are:
V Twin, Four-stroke engine
Displacement of 60.84 cubic inches (997.0 ccm)
50 HP @ 6000 rpms (36.5 kW @ 6k rpms)
Top speed of 98.8 mph (159.0 km/h)
Overhead valve fuel control system
8.8:1 compression ratio
2 valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 3.2 x 3.8 inches (81.0 x 96.8 mm)
Rear tire: MT 90-16
Front tire: MJ 90-19
537.9 lbs.(244 kg) full weight (with gas and oil)
This bike is eligible for historic registration and is ready to ride away, rally and enjoy
Price A$13,000 - 17,000
1917 James 225cc Two Strokes
Very rare 1917 James. James were an interesting manufacturer from the UK who, unlike many British manufacturers used all of their own parts, engines, gearboxes etc. This bike is a 225cc two stroke originally out of the Parker collection. It is a runner and runs on pre mix, but also has an oil pump for hard long hills, it has a 2 speed gearbox with no clutch and has the unique "pineapple" finned barrel. There is a compression valve for starting and stopping , which also acts as a brake. Other features are:
2 new tyres
Gas lights and generator'
Bosch ZE1 magneto
Chain primary and belt final drive.
This bike offers excellent value for someone looking for a veteran motorcycle.
Price guide A$9 - 11,000
1981 Kawasaki Z1
This 1981 Z1000 Kawasaki basket case is very complete and is a great way to own one of these iconic machines.