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1929 Harley-Davidson – Found in toilet

Posted on January 22, 2011 by Scott in Classic, Racer. 26 comments

We have all heard amazing stories of rare and expensive motorcycles found in barns around the world. However, this is the first time we’ve heard of a bike being found in a toilet. This is how the story goes… in the late 1940’s a gentleman by the name of Mr Bicker had heard tales that a Harley, still in a wooden crate, was sitting in a remote mine in Western Australia. After an extensive search his father located the bike and it turned out to be in the men’s room of the mine. Best of all, the machine was a factory racer with overhead valves. Essentially a twenty year old motorcycle at the time, it was not considered rare but still a desirable ride. The owner at the mines was not able to get the bike running so he decided to sell it. Removing the wheels, the motorcycle was carted home in the back of his father’s car. After he got it home, Bicker was able to get the Harley started easily, maybe running it for the first time since it was imported.

On January 6th 2011, this rare 1929 Harley-Davidson fetched $125,800 at the Bonhams Vegas auction – not bad for a ‘toilet find’. But this was not just any Harley. This Peashooter was in exceptional original condition, perhaps the best known in the world. With its known racing heritage, the bike is in remarkable shape and people have thought it looks like its been in a time capsule since it left the Milwaukee factory in 1929.

(Now there must be some funny comments about this story. Bring em on.)

  • Paddy

    I got nothin. But I will admit it is a handsome bike. Where did Harley go wrong?

    What an odd place to store a bike. You Aussies are friggin weird!

  • TwoStoked

    You could literally 'drop the kids off at the pool' on that bike

  • Paddy

    ouch. Thats bad!

  • Jason

    After several failed attempts to fire the lean machine, we pushed it into the john. Prayng to the porcelain god works for some, why not Harley……

  • Griff

    Pee Shooter.

  • dead_elvis

    It's beyond my meagre comic skills, but there should be some jokes here that practically write themselves… "found in toilet" + "peashooter". You're welcome, internet comedians!

  • Septic the Sceptic


  • Andrew

    "Bum" find?

  • Andrew

    …comes with its own racing boards; No.1 and No.2.

    I'll stop now.

  • kik

    lucky bum,.

  • 522design

    Skid marks……..!I'll stop now!

  • g

    With no brakes, I would want to stop in the bathroom first too.

  • Asshole Welder

    nothing ever comes out of my toilet

  • Asshole Welder

    nothing good anyway

  • shit head

  • Bradly

    Do not pee here if its on fire..

  • Andrew

    Bet you it goes like stink.

  • ESOS

    Found in a toilet………no shit?

  • breno

    what a shit box

  • After they pulled it out of the toilet did they have to flush it before it ran?

  • motorcyclerick315

    holy shit iv wonderd were peashooter johnl left his business

  • motorcyclerick315

    holy shit iv wonderd were peashooter johnl left his business

  • Collier Todd Hageman

    Found in the Toilet? Pee-shooter!

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  • Kelvin Drayton

    poo shooter….in the toilet

  • Kelvin Drayton

    looks like somebody wiped there arse on the seat…