This is a very rare 1916 Model J; the first year with the three speed transmission and step starter. It was only the second year with the electric lighting system.
As listed on eBay;
This project is virtually complete with the non present parts either on order or easily available. Most parts are original, some are repop, some could be either. There are new repop gas tanks AND the original tanks as well, one with original paint and fittings. The full electrics package is included with Remy Mag-dyno (worth $3k alone), headlight, rear light, horn, and Weston ammeter.
Work done. The wheels have been built up (loosely), the hubs and bearings sorted, and NOS tyres fitted. The rear brake drum skimmed and new brake shoes fitted. All the hardware for the rolling chassis is in place. Seat bar and post fitted. Forks assembled, handlebars complete with new spirals, internals, cables. Correct footboards, mounts, etc fitted.
Parts needed. Battery box (on order) electric switch cover, rear stand catch, a brake linkage, drive chains, some fasteners.
Work needed. Wheels will need to be un-built for paint, plating or patina work. Motor and trans need going through. Bottom end of motor has been done preciously and feels very good.
Extra parts included. Spare clutch, carb, manifold, gas tanks, floorboard mounts, several ‘wrong year’ parts. Loads of fasteners, rubber parts.
Also included is a correct year sidecar project. The tub is rusted through but a great pattern. Frame, springs, hub, stub cones, rim, fender, new matching white Tyre.
There will be some parts I have missed but please ask. This is a great project with high potential value. I have only seen one other 1916 Electric, that was in the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, but the lighting had been stripped and gas lights fitted!
Any inspection welcome and help given if required. The bike is fully UK registered.