Stolen 19teens Motorcycles
Three early bikes were stolen from Richard Morris in Southern California 12/30/10:
1916 Reading Standard V twin
1916 Henderson 4 cylinder
1920 Excelsior twin
Richard is a friend of OL, and an avid motorbike enthusiast. If you have any information, please email me via the “Comments” link below. Please re-post this article, link to it, or email this information to anybody that you think may be able to help.
The bikes were freshly restored, and Richard didn’t yet have photos of the Reading or the Excelsior. The RS has all the goodies like acetylene lights, speedometer, etc. The Excelsior was just painted in green like the 1919 models, but the motor was not yet put into the X chassis.
The 1916 Henderson, serial #6120:
Here are some photos of Richard’s 1923 Reading Standard from last year’s Atascadero Tour. The 1916 model is similar, but with new paint and plating.