I’m writing on behalf of a friend to see if any OBM reader can identify the motorcycle in the accompanying photo. I apologise for the picture quality, but the original is only about passport size.
The lady asking the question is the rider’s great-granddaughter, and the only thing she knows about the bike is that it must be pre-1937 because that’s the year when the gentleman died.
The registration number, KP 4627, is plain to see, but I cannot identify the tank badge. The motorcycle appears to have running boards, but they might not be original. Upon close inspection the petrol tank appears to have two filler caps (one for fuel and one for oil?).
Anyone with any information can contact me directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
After looking into the Mortons Archive, my colleague James Robinson of The Classic Motorcycle believes the machine is a 1930 496cc Dunelt Model SD with dry sump lubrication Ed.Enjoy more Old Bike Mart reading in the monthly paper. Click here to subscribe.