September 2007 Bike of the Month
View in Gallery Ed Mitzner with his 1929 Henderson

Make: Excelsior Henderson
Country of Origin: USA
Model: KJ
Engine: 83 cubic inch (1360cc) Inline 4 Cylinder, 40hp
Transmission: 3 speed
Top Speed: 109 MPH
Year: 1929
Owner: Ed Mitzner
1929 Henderson KJ

Description: Ed has owned this motorcycle for almost 40 years. He bought it in 1968 slightly used. He started his restoration process in 1997 collecting parts until 2002. His goal was to keep it as original as possible. In 2004 he started the restoration process that took 2 years to complete.

Ed gave us all quite a detailed history of the the Henderson company which started in 1911, and was purchased by Excelsior in 1917. Excelsior was later purchased by the Schwinn Bicycle Company of Chicago.
Ed rode this bike to our meet, it was quite a treat to hear it purr and see it run. Thanks again Ed for sharing your great bike with our group.
The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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1929 Henderson KJ
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