Subject:RE: RE: RE: Who knows????? Date:Sun Sep 22 02:07:39 2013
Response to:18807
Well Dave,
Since you challenged me you took your chances.......

Who buys a Henderson motorcycle? Rich people. That's not Dave...Dave appreciates the mundane, the bizarre, the odd...and his purchase of the KJ was the first time I ever saw him actually go out and say "I want one....because I want one!" I've known Dave from before Hummers were even willing to be recognized by HD and I've watched him push until we have what we have now. Always giving and asking nothing in return.

He shows up with a Henderson at Long story short...he offers to let me ride it around the grounds...I decline. I don't want the responsibility. He insists....I decline again....he makes remarks challenging my manhood so, of course, I HAVE to accept his offer. Wow, I'm riding a Henderson! I pull up after my loop of the grounds and get ready to shut it I smile a big smile at him. He looks at me and says "I want you to RIDE it. Take it out on the road!" After a couple of bantering words I realize he's serious and I pull out of the plate, no registration, etc. They lock you up for this in New Jersey....but I don't always play by the rules.... and neither does Dave :-)

I found out why Dave needed to share his new ride with me. That four cylinder purred between my legs. It let me know it was as happy as I was going for a ride. At the stoplights when I revved it the torque caused it to lean a bit to the left....I've never experienced that with any motorcycle I've was like the bike was saying "yea, do it again".

Dave likes to ride. Dave likes to share. He also likes to enjoy memories....and making them for other people.

I've got my Henderson Memory....but he was also there when I was trying to put my '48 Model S125 together.

Yes Dave, you lead the Road Run that year :-)

And I got to ride a Henderson.

Yes, I did ride Ace Elliot's two-engine 1951 Model 125 at Davenport in 2000.

Look on our Club page, under "Historic Photos". There's Ace on the bike in front of the Hummer Hospitality Tent.

I asked Ace if I could ride it, and to my surprise, he said "Go right ahead" - so I did. Unfortunately, no one had a camera to capture me riding it. It was a blast.

Here's the write-up from the Hummer Exchange.

I've had the privilege to ride those bikes mentioned on the KJ Exchange posting - and many more. The latest was during Oley 2012, when Duda let me ride his 1917 Harley around the fairgrounds.

I'll have to write up some of the stories about my interesting rides. Maybe Brent Dugan will tell you about him riding my KJ at Harmony one year. Was that the year I lead the Harmony road ride?


I wonder if this would really work.

Here is some information that talks about Ace Elliot, the fellow who built this bike -

and here is a picture of him riding it -

Back in 2004, Dave Hennessey posted on the Henderson site that he had ridden "Ace Elliot's 2-engine Harley Hummer".