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1928 AJS
« on: 11.01. 2021 10:40 »
Just looks so good!

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Re: 1928 AJS
« Reply #1 on: 11.01. 2021 12:38 »
I prefer the Montgomery J.A.P. (vee twin) Something about those pre-war bikes.
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Re: 1928 AJS
« Reply #2 on: 11.01. 2021 13:18 »
Something about those pre-war bikes.
Beautiful, many of them, I agree.
Just a shame that modern-sized people have to have their legs shortened to ride 'em, otherwise I'd be well up for a V twin. René-Gillets are nice RD, if you haven't come across the marque -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=epdZa6NwjAY if it works
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Re: 1928 AJS
« Reply #3 on: 11.01. 2021 14:34 »
Or the Coventry Eagle Flying 8. Would love one of these but the price puts me off.
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Re: 1928 AJS
« Reply #4 on: 11.01. 2021 17:33 »
but the price puts me off.
Hmm. None of the pre-war Vees is a present sadly  . . .
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Re: 1928 AJS
« Reply #5 on: 11.01. 2021 17:43 »
You got me going now GB, just have to love some of the early stuff, and what a privilege to play with them sometimes  . . .
 . . . like this ultra-rare 19 0 something Moto Reve, Swiss precision instrument  . . .
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Re: 1928 AJS
« Reply #6 on: 11.01. 2021 20:33 »
And the last of the big Swiss v-twins built for the Army between 1942 and 1947 about 580 were made , about half if them Condor, made in the French soeaking Jura Mountains snd the other half 'Universal' made north of Zurich .
 The Army often splits contracts between french speaking cantond and german speaking ones.
 Condor is credited for the gear box (a Rudge 4speed gearbox laid flat )and Universal for the engine (a sv japanese copy)
 Interestingly, my bike definitely shows file marks where the japanese logo was supposed to be on the crankcase .
 Every thread being imperial on the bottom end and the gearbox make me think that being a neutral country Switzerland could not be seen using allied or German parts, and rubbed off any identification marks.

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Re: 1928 AJS
« Reply #7 on: 11.01. 2021 22:05 »
In 1970 I sold 4 1140cc Royal Enfields and 1 BSA G14 to a dealer. He offered £9 each but I beat him upwards to a princely £25........
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