January 2016 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Craig Rich and his 1947 Velocette KSS

Make: Velocette
Model: KSS
Year: 1947
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 350cc Single
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Craig Rich
City: Norwalk

1947 Velocette KSS

Congratulations to Craig Rich of Norwalk for winning Bike of the Month with his 1947 Velocette KSS. Craig won a Mr. Pete's Grill gift certificate. Craig also won Bike of the Month back in February 2008 with his 1947 Velocette MSS.

Craig has owned the KSS for five months and found it as a rolling basket case on Craigslist from a guy in Hawaiian Gardens.

I didn't get too much information out of Craig about the bike, except for the KSS was the last overhead cam engine from Velocette.

I think Mike Jongblood had a lot to do with this project. Mike told me that no part was left untouched.

Every nut and bolt was rusted tight. Craig replaced all the bearings some of which he fabricated from modern parts.

Craig owns eight motorcycles, four Velocettes, two Nortons and a couple of others. (my note taking could be improved).

Thanks Craig for bringing it to our meet. See all the photos in our January Gallery.

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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1947 Velocette KSS
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1960 Moto Guzzi Falconi
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1973 Kawasaki H2 750
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1971 Kawasaki H1 500
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1955 BSA Goldstar
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1970 Kawasaki H1
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1968 BMW R69US
June 2015
1966 Honda Super Hawk 305
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1954 Triumph Speed Twin
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1957 Moto Guzzi Falconi
March 2015
1979 Honda CB750K Turbo
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1971 Triumph Bonneville Super Moto
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1965 Triumph Dual Sport
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