Subject:RE: RE: Too Many 1931 KJs ??? Date:Wed Feb 26 14:42:55 2014
Response to:5029

My KL is 35143. My father had it registered as a 1931. I
have a copy of the old Excelsior-Henderson roster from the
80's (I think) which list Doc Cleveland as the owner of
KL35143 and identifying the bike as a 1930, go figure.
Casting date on the cases is early-ish 1930.

I have photos of the bike taken by John Scharle after buying
it used in the 19030's showing the large headlight, DU-7
generator, and brake pulling from the top. Was everything
rolling changes? I can't imagine with the depression setting
in they would throw out old parts to use "new" stuff only.

I bet Perry is right about 35000 being a better cut-off
point. Based on Dave's observation alone the number of bikes
left doesn't add up,considering 1930 was a full production
year whereas production was ceased in the spring of 1931.

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.