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On the Road Again!

Hello Classic Motorcycle Consignments Newsletter Subscribers!

Just a quick note to thank you for looking and increasing our subscriber list. We have had a great year and would not be here without you. It is time for me to get on the road and do my Vagabond 2017 Tour.

My wife Janis and I started out in the RV on May 30 and we will be on the road until October. No, not really a vacation, just a movable office with the ability to seek out great motorcycles and motorcycle events for our customers. Follow us on Facebook to get the latest info on our tour and tour locations. The Office is currently in Kanab UT, headed for Denver. We will then mosey up to Montana and through Idaho and Washington before pointing south for Home in Orange County.

If you are near our vagabond route and want to say hi or have an inventory that needs to be itemized and documented or offered for sale, give us a call or email and we will set an appointment to head your way. We did spot a nice looking 1974 BMW R 90/6 in Cedar City, UT if anyone is interested.

We've visited friends and clients in central California and came away with a 1971 Honda 175 for our RV motorcycle. The Dixon AMCA Swap Meet was a lot of fun and while there we actually consigned a 1914 Excelsior Single (older restoration) that will be on the site soon and we also picked up a 1911 Harley 7A, all original including the paint! Very cool items on it and the engine number is "7A" which is rumored to be THE bike used for the ads! We are going to do research on this and see what we can find. If you have input on this 1911 Harley Davidson, please drop us a line at or directly on Facebook for all to discuss.

1971 Honda 175 Motorcycle

1914 Excelsior Single Motorcycle

1911 Harley Davidson 7A Motorcycle

So, possibly we will see you on the road or enjoy your comments on Facebook as we cruise through the west picking those hard to find motorcycles and motorcycle parts!

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Thanks for your continued support and reading our occasional emails!

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Tim Graber
Classic Motorcycle Consignments


1949 Indian Scout Super Sport 249 Twin
1949 Indian Scout Super Sport 249 Twin
Price Just REDUCED!!

This 1949 Indian Scout is ready for a new owner! This is an original 1949 Indian Scout motorcycle. It would be properly called a 1949 Indian Scout Super Sport, 249. That translates to a factory built and delivered as you see it with the bags, paint scheme, and light bars.  Additional Indian, period, correct options have been added.
Click for More Info & Photos


Newly Listed on the Site!

We're proud to offer these three newly listed bikes as well as this classic Corvette convertible. Stop here on the site and check them out.

1969 Rokon Trail-Breaker #691662 Survivor
1914 Harley Davidson Twin 10F 
1974 Harley Davidson Shovelhead 
1968 Corvette Hardtop Convertible 
1974 Harley Davidson Shovelhead FLH Electra Glide  1968 Corvette Hardtop Convertible 

Click Any Photos for More Info & Pics on the Site

Coming SOON! Sneak Peek!

• 1942 Indian Motorcycles -- Civilian Collection

1942 Indian Motorcycles -- Civilian Collection

We are proud to be offering this collection of the four Civilian models produced by Indian Motorcycle in 1942. As 1942 was a war year, a very limited number of civilian-model motorcycles were produced, with civilian automobile and motorcycle production ending officially on February 9, 1942. Check here on the site within the next couple days to see this awesome collection!

Just Sold!

• 1913 Excelsior 7SC JUST SOLD!!

1913 Excelsior 7SC JUST SOLD!!

This beautiful bike is complete and gone to the new owner with proof of Excellence (Runs as Good as it Looks)!! Check it out HERE

However, although the 1913 Excelsior is Sold.... we have another almost as nice as this one -- a 1914 Excelsior Twin Racer (below) with an engine by Mike Parti that Eagles is going to finish up and have ready for the race!! See More Photos & Info on the 1914 Excelsior Twin Racer 

1913 Excelsior Twin Racer


• Mesinger (reproduction) Tandem Seats

Mesinger Tandem Seats

The Mesinger Tandem Seats are selling well at the at swap meets across the country! Excellent product!! Delivery times are starting to lengthen a bit so now is the time to order your Mesinger Tandem Seat for this summer's riding season. Check them out here on the site!


Questions and discussion are always welcome. 
Call or email anytime at

Thanks for your continued support and reading our occasional emails! 

Check in to the site often to see what's new and feel free to share our newsletters on Facebook and other social media. 

Cheers from the Staff at Classic Motorcycle Consignments!

Tim Graber, Proprietor



Week of March 31, 2017

A Harley, an Indian, and a Vincent!

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1950 HD WR Race Bike
The Tax Man Cometh … so the Hill Climber Must Goeth…
Client says move that motorcycle, so this historical 1950 Harley Davidson WR has been reduced in price. You can buy it from eBay or direct from Classic Motorcycle Consignments. eBay price will be an opening bid of $25,000 with no Reserve closing in a week. 

Classic motorcycle Consignments will accept the first full offer in the listed range. Go HERE to take a look and place your bid!

This motorcycle ships from The Los Angeles area. It has a clear California Title. 

1941 Indian 741

A Correct 1941 Indian Scout 741 Military Motorcycle...
This 1941 Indian Scout 741 Military Motorcycle has been reviewed by an Indian Specialist and he has pointed out many items on this motorcycle that are 1941 production only. See more photos and details HERE.

This 1941 Indian Military Scout appears to be a restored motorcycle with fresh paint and engine number indicating a case replacement. This motorcycle was recently sold by a museum in Ohio where it had resided for 20 plus years.

Sold on  California title, this motorcycle is again ready for show and go.

1952 Vincent Black Shadow

A Black Shadow Engine Installed in a Rapide Chassis...

This 1952 Vincent Black Shadow Rapide Motorcycle was acquired by the current owner in 1998.  According to the previous owner, he had the bike for 30 years.

This 1952 Vincent had a genuine Shadow engine with an earlier Rapide frame. The bike had been partly “lightningized” by a previous owner. 

See more photos and details HERE.

Prior to purchase, the current owner had the bike inspected by an expert who confirmed that it was not an original Black Shadow, but a Black Shadow engine installed in a Rapide chassis.

Most recently, the bike was serviced in Orange, CA. This Vincent is of original parts and it is a road machine. It is ready to ride and has serviced regularity. 

This Vincent has a clear California Title that shows Frame number and engine number. It is currently registered for the road.

Questions and discussion are always welcome. Call or email anytime at949-254-6551 or Tim at Classic Motorcycle Consignments.


Thanks for your continued support and reading our occasional emails. 

Check in to the site often to see what's new and feel free to share our newsletters on Facebook and other social media. 

Cheers from the Staff at Classic Motorcycle Consignments!

Tim Graber, Proprietor


February 27, 2017


1913 Excelsior 7SC Race Bike!

1913 Excelsior 7SC Race Bike

The seller of this excellent, ready to ride, machine is motivated to sell. There is no room in the front room and a new project is looming. 

Is it true the wife says move that one before you bring in another? 

1913 Excelsior 7SC Race Bike

Time to make serious bids and possibly have it shipped out in time to test on the track against the replicas being raced in Daytona in two weeks. 

Currently Listed on eBay. Take a look HERE

As usual, call or email anytime to discuss, Tim Classic Motorcycle Consignments.


Thanks for reading and we hope to hear from you soon or see you at the next event. As usual, call or email anytime --  

Tim and the Staff at Classic Motorcycle Consignments!

Check in to the site often to see what we have and feel free to share our newsletters and other posts to Facebook and other social media. 

Cheers from the Staff at Classic Motorcycle Consignments!

Tim Graber, Proprietor


February 20, 2017

Classic Motorcycle Consignments


Here at Classic Motorcycle Consignments we enjoy what we do! We especially enjoy communicating with our client base and hearing back from them.  So our newsletter is occasionally more of a communication device, short and to the point, to reach out to you in your busy day.


We had a great time in Vegas and said hello to many of our subscribers. We were also able to bid on bikes for clients that could not make the trip. Some bids were successful and others were not. On the successful bids we assisted with all transport arrangements and account payments. Next round of Auctions is the first week of June with another 500 to 700 motorcycles slated to cross the line.


   1942 Harley Davidson XA correct military trim machine. Let us know if you are ready to sell. We have a client ready to purchase.

   1942 WLA Military Parts. We purchased a bike in Vegas but it is missing some items. Looking for the chain guard, shift knob, front rifle scabbard holder, and front ammo can. Also any literature or other spare parts for this motorcycle.

•   101 Indian Scout. Well we did it again. We are again sold out of Indian 101’s. What do you have to offer?

•   Kawasaki KZ 900. We have a client looking to buy a good running machine. What do you have to offer?

•   Super X 45 Oil Pump. We I asked at Vegas for a Super X 45 oil pump. Someone told me they had one. PLEASE get back to me. My client needs itSee photo sample below:

Super X 45 Oil Pump


   1928 Harley Davidson JD rolling chassis with a fresh engine and tranny, original rusted, crusty sheet metal, reasonable wheels, tires and spokes. This project bike is ready for a final build and run, or just fire and run as is.  Call Tim for details.

•   1948 Harley Davidson EL original survivor. This motorcycle was just picked up from the original owner. Great story, all original , incredible runner. Go to the web site to see More. 

   1970 BMW R 75. This motorcycle was just secured from a garage in Orange County, California. New top end, new battery (electric start), new fluids, and this baby started right up. Very nice entry level motorcycle in need of TLC from a new owner. See more Here.


Don’t forget that we have new Mesinger Tandem Seatsavailable for your riding pleasure, Stephen Wright Booksfor your reading pleasure and some other Parts and Piecesfor you browsing pleasure. 

If you, or someone you know, has one of the motorcycles on the list and are thinking about selling it, please or use theContact Form on our website.

If you're looking for a specific motorcycle to buy, please let us know and we will add it to our Wanted List.

Thanks for reading and we hope to hear from you soon or see you at the next event. As usual, call or email anytime, Tim and the staff at Classic Motorcycle Consignments!

Check in to the site often to see what we have and feel free to share our newsletters and other posts to Facebook and other social media

Cheers from the Staff at Classic Motorcycle Consignments!

Tim Graber, Proprietor


January 2017 Auctions!

Classic Motorcycle Consignments

Happy New Year! We hope yours is off to a good start!

We have several new bikes coming in for consignment but the holidays and our current workload has delayed their posting. Please continue to review the site for your favorite motorcycles and then to see what’s new. We will also send out a newsletter when these classic motorcycles are ready to show.

• Upcoming Motorcycle Auctions in Las Vegas, NV!

We will be at the 2017 Mecum Vintage & Antique Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas January 25-28th. Please note that this auction has been moved up to a Wednesday 1:00 pm PST! 1000 motorcycles in 4 days!

We will also be at the 2017 Bonhams Motorcycle Auction held on January 26th in Las Vegas. This auction starts normal time Thursday at 11:00

There will be 1,200+ motorcycles so plan to come early and stay awhile. :)

Tim will be in town on Tuesday afternoon.
  If you want to consult first hand on some bikes or want a live bidder, give Tim a call at
This is a huge change for Vegas.
Many bikes with NO RESERVE!

• Auction Special!

NON-VEGAS AUCTION at Classic Motorcycle Consignments!!!

Place a serious bid on any motorcycle in stock at Classic Motorcycle Consignments during the auction week and we will post the results if the seller accepts. 

Classic Motorcycle Consignments will reduce our fee by 50% on any offer accepted by Sunday the 26th of January 2017. THAT IS A HUGE SAVINGS!

We have Indian Chiefs, Harley XR’s and WR’s, Indian 101 Scouts, Triumphs, Henderson’s and many more!!! Make that investment purchase!

• Wanted!

Looking for an Indian Four Cylinder. Please contact if you have one for sale or know someone who does. We have a client ready to purchase who would prefer to not buy at the auction.

Tim Graber, Proprietor

Your #1 Supplier for Vintage & Classic Motorcycles


Classic Motorcycle Consignments

Week of September 9, 2016


Time's Running Out

One Bike Left & Ready to Sell

to the Highest Bidder by

Saturday, September 10th,

5:00 PM PST 


In our previous newsletter email we announced the remaining three (3) motorcycles belonging to Homer Knapp were ready to sell and would go to the highest bidder as of September 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm PST. 

We are happy to report that the 1946 Standard and the 1953 Ariel-Norton SOLD prior to the auction at the Buy Now Prices! We thank our readers and clients who made this happen and who are now the proud owners of these bikes with some great history!


The 1928 Harley Davidson JD Twin Cam Race Bike is still available, but not for long. It is currently posted on eBay but will sell on our website by Saturday, September 10th, 5:00 pm PST to the Highest Bidder through Classic Motorcycle Consignments

Check the eBay Auction and the listing on Classic Motorcycle Consignments.  This great Harley Davidson 1928 JD Twin Cam will move to a new curator tomorrow evening! With it moves all of the known history and pictures we have on its use including pictures from the Catalina races in the mid-1950s and the Anniversary Ride in 2012.

Serious Bidders -- Please Text or email your Bid and Highest Offer to be applied if your original bid is not winning bid ASAP.

Call 949-254-6551 anytime to discuss or email at

Click on Photos to link to more pics and info on the site.



While you are looking on the CMC website please note that the 1950 Harley Davidson Hill Climber, built and raced by Marsh Runyon, remains for sale and has been Reduced in Price. Marsh is still alive and the new owner will be able to get a picture with him.

1950 Harley WR Race Bike Hill Climber

Check in to the site often to see what we have and feel free to share our newsletters and other posts to Facebook and other social media. 

Thanks for reading. We look forward to providing you the best there is in the classic motorcycle industry. 

We enjoy hearing from you so sign up for the newsletters and send us your comments anytime to:

Cheers from the staff at Classic Motorcycle Consignments!

Tim Graber, Proprietor

Mesinger Tandem Seats (Reproduction)

Classic Motorcycle Consignments is proud to represent the newly re-manufactured Mesinger Tandem Seat (reproduction) MADE IN THE USA! 

-- Complete Assembly
-- Frame Only (no seat pan)
-- Covered Seat Only (Black or Brown Leather)

View All Products Available Here:

This is an exact reproduction of the original, Mesinger Tandem Seat. An original assembly was found a few years back and a decision was made to manufacture correct, new assemblies of the Mesinger Tandem Seat. The original was taken apart and each piece exactly measured and reproduced.

There are 84 handmade parts to the Tandems. After manufacturing the forming dies and tools to form the parts it took 42 man hours to make each seat frame and seat. MADE IN THE USA! The material that is used to make them; 1-1/8 x 3/16 Round edge flat stock, is no longer available. A Steel Rolling Mill made a special run of the flat stock in a 3,000 foot run.   The Parts were cut on an iron worker then holes punched and bars rounded with a forming die, exactly like Mesinger would have made them so that the pieces have the same look as the original.

The frame is put together with the same rivets and round head bolts as the original. The foot board rubbers were cut out of flat rubber stock and hand grip rubber pieces were molded in rubber molds as the originals. MADE IN THE USA!

The original Seat Pan was 3D scanned and stamped out of the same thickness sheet metal as the original to the exact dimensions of the original. MADE IN THE USA!


Harley, Indian, Henderson, Cleveland, Excelsior Super X and Big X would have used the same size Tandem seat frame back in the day (from 1920 on the first scout to 1949 on the rigid frame Harley’s). Harley Riders wanting to ride double would have purchased the frame from a repair shop or second hand as they bolt right on.

The Seat itself could have been purchased separately by customers of Indian, Harley, Cleveland, and Excelsior. They could have been used as a rider seat, probably most likely on bobbers of the day; but not usually on a stock model.  The rider seats of the day were longer and had a shorter back.

The exciting thing about the Tandems is the increased family involvement in the sport!  I hope we can promote as many as possible in a worldwide market.  

Now available through Classic Motorcycle Consignments.

Mesinger Tandem Seats (reproduction)

For use on any American Made “Hard Tail Motorcycle 1920 – 1949

Perfect re-manufacturer/reproduction  including all of the component parts (84) pieces to an assembly) and re-stamped Mesinger pans. 


We ship via UPS, FedEx and USPS, depending on which is most cost effective for you and your area. All products are shipped from Portland, OR/USA. Please contact us for a shipping quote. 

Products are shipped in a 500 lb. extra heavy cardboard box with  paper and foam sheet packing. 
Frames, seats and complete assemblies will arrive completely assembled and ready to bolt on.  It takes 4 hands to install, as one person is needed to hold the unit. 

Please allow 15 days for delivery, products ship within 5 days from your order. 


Homer Knapp Estate Liquidation – UPDATE
Living Will and Probate Will Discussion

Classic Motorcycle Consignments

The Homer Knapp Hollywood Machine and Motorcycles liquidation was a success! Thanks to all who came out to assist in identifying items and buying items!


Do you have a will or living trust? Do you have an inventory of your motorcycles and vehicles that your family can use in case of your early demise?

This liquidation was very difficult because it had to go to probate in California first. And, there was no inventory of items which allowed for the disappearance of many valuable items and tools. Many people told the estate that “Homer said that this would be mine when he died”. Well, absent a written statement or a bill of sale or an accurate will, the Estate owns everything and must report it to the state. 

Estate liquidations are becoming a large business for Classic Motorcycle Consignments. Please, do not put your family in the probate abyss! Give us a call and we will be happy to assist you in a proper inventory of your assets.

The three complete motorcycles that have been recovered have just been prepared for sale and are posted on Classic Motorcycle Consignments. They are Homer’s 1928 JD Twin Cam in race trim, Homer's 1953 Norton Featherbed frame with his Ariel 4 inserted for power aka “Homer’s Ride” and a 1946 Standard Motorcycle in complete and running condition.

Click on the links above or on the pics below to see more photos and info on these three bikes of Homer's.

1928 Harley JD Twin Cam
1953 Norton Ariel Motorcyle
1946 Standard 350 Motorcycle
Other bikes including the Whizzers, the 1936 Ironhead Ariel, the Triumph, and the tandem bicycle have not yet been recovered. They were taken off property days after Homer’s death and have been reported as stolen. If you have any information about these bikes or see them for sale somewhere please contact us here at Classic Motorcycle Consignments.


Check in to the site often to see what we have and feel free to share our newsletters and other posts to Facebook and other social media. 

Thanks for reading! Have a great 4th of July weekend and keep the rubber side down!

Tim Graber, Proprietor