Velocette 1929 KN 350 cc 1 cyl ohc



Frame#  3596  engine #  KN SS 3500

The firm of Veloce Ltd. was formed in 1905 by Johann Goodman. 
It was a family business that concentrated on sound  motorcycle engineering principles. 
Their first machines were lightweight four strokes; after that a line of top-class 250 cc  two strokes was brought out. In 1924/ 25  Percy Goodman designed  the 350 cc overhead camshaft model K,  a machine destined to win many TTs and other races, starting with the 1926 Junior TT that was won by Alec Bennett, who finished ten minutes ahead of the second placeman with an average speed of  66.7 mph.
A remarkable feat, since the Velocette business was a small company with at that time  only about 40 employees and no racing department;  racer building activities often had to be carried out in overtime by the machine building department, consisting of  about 6 workers in the twenties. 
The TT was won again in 1928 and 1929. The KN model was  a fast touring mount and was only listed for 1929. 
This particular machine was first  registered 24-03-1930. 
And acording to a photocopy of the original logbook owned by a John Day from manchester in 1937. 
Engine dimensions are 74×81 mm. 3 speed gearbox, 19×3 wheels with seven inch brakes. 
Weight is about 248 lb. 
Note the  typical clutch layout, unique for Velocettes.  
The clutch is located inside the final drive sprocket and it consists of very thin plates and a cluster of tiny springs. 
When correctly adjusted, a very sweet clutch. 
This machine is an unfinished restoration project and requires some work.