Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India > Post-War


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 30th November 2008, 19:56   #16
BHPian
 
gendarmee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: India
Posts: 731
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TuffRyder View Post
Akshay: This is a very neatly designed motorcycle. The curves on it beat most of the beauty queens.
Can add symmetry to the list, is one of the few bikes that are symmetric about the sides.
gendarmee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2008, 21:44   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
svsantosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hosur
Posts: 3,309
Thanked: 1,389 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boeuff View Post
Thank you all.
This is one of those designs that is so enduring.
Some of the features include interchangeable wheels, automatic clutch, enclosed carburettor etc. Amazing ride quality.
You should see the history tab in this link to give you an idea of the evolution.

JAWA & yezdi Club, India - Home
and to add...

is this one of the FEW bikes with ENCLOSED/HIDDEN Throttle cable? It goes inside the handle bar itself???
svsantosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th November 2008, 22:29   #18
Distinguished - BHPian
 
anjan_c2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: India
Posts: 5,531
Thanked: 4,705 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boeuff View Post
Thank you all.
This is one of those designs that is so enduring.
Some of the features include interchangeable wheels, automatic clutch, enclosed carburettor etc. Amazing ride quality.
You should see the history tab in this link to give you an idea of the evolution.
JAWA & yezdi Club, India - Home
Fantastic bike boeuff. May be one of the few good examples still around. The kick starter on the left used to double up as a gera lever. And as you say the carburettor was fully enclosed- much needed in our country where vandalism, dirt, dust and grime thrive. Not a single bike maker offers this feature today.
Here's a 1965 example. The chrome work is overdone on the gearbox. The red metallic paint is new:-
1970 Jawa-jawa.jpg
anjan_c2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st December 2008, 00:48   #19
BHPian
 
gendarmee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: India
Posts: 731
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by svsantosh View Post
It goes inside the handle bar itself???
Yes.

Off topic, but here's a pic of the throttle assembly ( handle bar missing though, didn't have it at hand to include it in the picture )
Attached Thumbnails
1970 Jawa-throttle.jpg  


Last edited by gendarmee : 1st December 2008 at 00:53.
gendarmee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st December 2008, 23:42   #20
BHPian
 
TuffRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 494
Thanked: 26 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gendarmee View Post
Can add symmetry to the list, is one of the few bikes that are symmetric about the sides.
How can I forget that.

Among all the unique features on this bike, the most I have used is the autoclutch. There have been so many instances where my clutch cable was cut, once I rode 150 km without a clutch cable. This is one reason Ive always kept the autoclutch cam in top order and keep it well adjusted.
TuffRyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd December 2008, 11:41   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
alpha1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: P00NA
Posts: 1,626
Thanked: 967 Times
Default

Whats with the autoclutch?
alpha1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2008, 15:00   #22
BHPian
 
inder_s1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 238
Thanked: 36 Times
Default

Recently been to Coorg and one of the wife's cousins had his Grandpa's 1966 Jawa :

Me posing with Jawa
Attached Images
 
inder_s1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2008, 15:45   #23
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: MUMBAI
Posts: 3,059
Thanked: 4,659 Times
Default

Hello Boeuff (after a long time). How is your golden fiat? Please keep it forever. Nice Jawa you have there.

Best regards,

behram Dhabhar
DHABHAR.BEHRAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd December 2008, 16:18   #24
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delhi
Posts: 48
Thanked: Once
Default

I have driven this (My Dad's) bike till '97 - I used to touch 80kmph mark (Delhi roads had very little traffic then).
I still have the bike (not in running condition)
Are there any bike restorers in Delhi who can work on this?
Khandelwal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th December 2008, 20:26   #25
BHPian
 
boeuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Blr
Posts: 176
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DHABHAR.BEHRAM View Post
Hello Boeuff (after a long time). How is your golden fiat? Please keep it forever. Nice Jawa you have there.

Best regards,

behram Dhabhar
Dear Behram,

The fiat is still fighting fit. all of these will stay in the family forever.

Cheers,
boeuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th December 2008, 08:41   #26
Senior - BHPian
 
trammway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chennai, India
Posts: 1,122
Thanked: 210 Times
Smile My Jawa 1971

Hi Guys,

Here is my Jawa for your eyes only.

1970 Jawa-010920081027.jpg
Name:  jawa.jpg.jpg
Views: 4900
Size:  116.1 KB
1970 Jawa-010920081028.jpg

Last edited by trammway : 5th December 2008 at 08:44.
trammway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th December 2008, 09:46   #27
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Paradise (wish it was)
Posts: 314
Thanked: 91 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trammway View Post
Hi Guys,

Here is my Jawa for your eyes only.
...
...
Awh Man! Are you sure its yours?

We too have a similar black one (infact exactly same looking) in our garage for years now. It belongs to my dad who had bought it way back in 1973 or 74. My entire growing years's commute used to be on this bike (obviously not riding it, sitting on its tank or at the back). There have been requests from people around asking for it, but we have never given it. Some years ago, my BIL had got it refurbished & was using it after which it again went back into the garage. May be one of these days, I should take it out and see what condition is it in. I am sure a quick carb cleaning & flushing the petrol tank should do the needful to make it run again.

BTW, I am fan of its exhaust sound.. duunng dunng dung.. isnt this how it sounds? Even though yezdi comes close, it wont match this bike.

We are surely keeping it for ever. May be my grandson/dotty would brag about it on TBHP after a few decades.
null is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th December 2008, 10:29   #28
Senior - BHPian
 
trammway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chennai, India
Posts: 1,122
Thanked: 210 Times
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by null View Post
Awh Man! Are you sure its yours?

Obviously! It's me sitting on my bike. Last week due to the heavy rain this bike was completely submerged in the water in my house. Not even the mirror visible out of the flood. Just yesterday opened up the engine and cleaned up everything. Today in fact it is in my office with me commuting me over 30kms. ;-)
trammway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th December 2008, 09:07   #29
BHPian
 
boeuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Blr
Posts: 176
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gendarmee View Post
Neat Jawa.
All you need to do now is to get round foot rests and replace the silencer rubber with castle nuts.
Actually I dont need to change as mine is 1970 version when bikes started rolling with square foot rest and also the castle nuts were replaced with silencer rubbers since they started leaking.
boeuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th December 2008, 14:41   #30
BHPian
 
gendarmee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: India
Posts: 731
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boeuff View Post
Actually I dont need to change as mine is 1970 version when bikes started rolling with square foot rest and also the castle nuts were replaced with silencer rubbers since they started leaking.
yeah, even the mileometer & clutch cable strip on the chassis would be different. Those 2 things would add to the typical look of a Jawa, guess Im opinionated.


Here's a pic of '68 Jawa (running on a upjetted HH Carb for mileage though)
Attached Thumbnails
1970 Jawa-2518326984_2e1529fdf3_b.jpg  


Last edited by gendarmee : 13th December 2008 at 14:45.
gendarmee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Picked Up a 1970 Jawa aruncheloor Motorbikes 17 18th July 2015 04:56
Jawa 1970 acquisition 350biker Post-War 37 12th September 2012 18:24
I need some parts for my 1970 Mahindra JeepMkd 4x4 Technical 6 7th August 2009 19:58
My 1970 Hells Angel anurag.bose Motorbikes 7 22nd April 2009 14:25
1970 Lambretta for sale antochristy Shifting gears 1 29th January 2008 16:04


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 23:21.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks