Craig Rich and his 1947 Velocette KSS
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 350cc Single
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Craig Rich
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.