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Thread: 1916 Henderson Cannonball bike in Mecum Vegas auction Jan 24

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    Default 1916 Henderson Cannonball bike in Mecum Vegas auction Jan 24

    My 1916 Henderson single-speed, which I rode to 6th place out of 107 starters in the 2018 Cannonball, will be auctioned by Mecum in Las Vegas on Thursday Jan 24, 2019.
    https://www.mecum.com/lots/LV0119-36...f-short-frame/
    This is a turn-key Cannonball bike with modern wheels, tires, brakes, 12V alternator electric system (no battery), comfortable seat, and a steering damper. I cruised across the USA at 48 MPH, although top speed is 64 MPH. I am including a short "owners manual" with hints to help the new owner do 3700 "perfect" miles.
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    Congratulations on your accomplishment!
    This is certainly a Dream Machine!
    Jack

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    I had a lot of fun with this bike. I soon learned why these single-speed motorcycles had twist-grip ignition timing. With money in hand, I am on to a 1917 Hen with the same engine and 3-speed transmission.

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    Mecum Auction result: $126,500.00
    Henderson_1916_cropped.jpg >>>1916 Henderson.
    Great accomplishment bpease on 6th place!

    *M.A.D.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpease View Post
    I had a lot of fun with this bike. I soon learned why these single-speed motorcycles had twist-grip ignition timing. With money in hand, I am on to a 1917 Hen with the same engine and 3-speed transmission.
    Are you going to 'Cannonball' that 1917 Hen?
    Eric Smith
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    Since there was no answer, I fear the worst. That's like giving a boob job to a 102 year old lady.
    Eric Smith
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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    Since there was no answer, I fear the worst. That's like giving a boob job to a 102 year old lady.
    Gotta pic?

    ....Cotten
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    I'm afraid it would turn you on.
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    Default 1917 Hen for 2020 Cannonball

    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    Are you going to 'Cannonball' that 1917 Hen?
    Yes indeed, the 1917 will also start it's new life as a Cannonball bike. In the meantime, I plan to ride my little 4-cyl Nimbus bits-a-bike in this years Cross Country Chase to Key West. It has a 1938 engine block.

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