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Old 20th May 2013, 15:08   #226
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Hi JetBlack-Could I ask you with what tyres are the R90/6 shod with? I'd like a break down of the sizes and brand if it isn't too much trouble. Cheers.
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Nearing completion of restoration. Few items like a new Amal Carb (new reproduction), Restored Speedo etc are still awaited.

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Nearing completion of restoration. Few items like a new Amal Carb (new reproduction), Restored Speedo etc are still awaited.

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Is she yours Ram ? Those AJS / Matchless twins are very rare in India ?

What year is it and what is the model ?

Very clean resto, love the red and blue piping
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Nearing completion of restoration........... Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe Ram
Hi Ram,

lovely bike, I heard that she has got a new companion? Please put some pictures.

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Is she yours Ram ? Those AJS / Matchless twins are very rare in India ?

What year is it and what is the model ?

Very clean resto, love the red and blue piping
Hi Wasif, yes boss its mine (papers are being transferred). 1955 AJS 500 Twin. The resto was done by an expert and he does a true to original and taseful job. Very resourceful as well

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lovely bike, I heard that she has got a new companion? Please put some pictures.

Cheers harit
Harit, big thanks for the lead and thanks.

"Companion" is yet to hit the road. Registration is taking its own sweet time. I stll have not troubled KPS. I am keeping that as a last resort.

I haven't had an opportunity to take pictures of her in India yet.

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yes boss its mine (papers are being transferred). 1955 AJS 500 Twin. .

"....... I stll have not troubled KPS. .

Ram
Very nice to see a AJS twin. Bike looks great. As Wasif points out very rare to see a AJS twin. I remember last seeing a Matchless twin in the 1980's brought from Hyderabad by G Naidu. Is this bike going to be in Bangalore too?

Well I am back now and you can call me should you need my help.

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Well I am back now and you can call me should you need my help.

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KPS,

Thanks for your kind words. The fact its a AJS 500 Twin is what made me go for it.

The bike will be in Bangalore but its going to be registered in Kerala as I don't think its going to be feasible to register it in Bangalore especially with Road Tax structure being what it is there.

I will call you for sure, but I am out of town and will be back only by next weekend.

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Hi Ram ,

Lovely bike and a good restoration. You want me to look out for a Amal carbeurator?

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Lovely bike and a good restoration. You want me to look out for a Amal carbeurator?

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Hi Chauhan,

Thanks. Also for the offer. No I already have a "New Amal" with me. I have sent you a PM on this

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That looks like a nicely restored AJS model 20...is that a 1951?
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Hello Folks,

On Page 9 there was a Matchless with a sprung rear frame, as Wasif suggests, it could be what it is - a "Hyderabadi Special".

An excellent job of shoe horning a G3L engine into an unknown frame. However the front half of the frame seems to be of a G3L. The cutaway section of the earlier rigid rear end seems to be visible too.

There were a lot of manufacturers in the UK & Italy, who had a decent cottage industry to make and supply the sprung frame to rigid WD model motorcycles.

If you can access Motorcycling Jan 22 1953, there is an article for MacKenzie rear end conversion / spring frame atatchment.

Further, there was a company near Islington Church street UK, it used to sell everything for motorcycles except motorcycles, they made conversion frames, will try and find the name if someone needs it for academic interest.

Also, some famous names did good business making conversions, the McCandless brothers, creator of the Featherbed frame.

Others such as Smokey Dawson who became DMW (Dawson Motor Works), Bentley Brothers and Draper (also pre-war frame and fork makers,) did swing arm conversions.

I'd like to see the bike in person, however, as pointed out, the 30's Silver Hawk has a rear frame close enough.

You must not rule out the New Imperial 500cc Model 17 1932, with a Bentley and Draper rear sprung frame.

Then there were other bikes that had a rear sprung frames Vincents, Indian & also Pope from 1913.

Interesting thread, get it ticking.

Take care and stay well.

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Can someone throw some light on this beauty?!

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That looks like a 350cc BSA B31 plunger-my guess would put the year around 1951ish. They usually came in black and maroon (called Devon Red) colours. That particular bike is painted in the colours of a another BSA named as the A10 'Golden Flash' which is a 650cc twin.
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Hi, thanks for yr well researched reply on s/arm conversions. I am trying to
post pics of my s/arm conversion

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Hello Folks,

On Page 9 there was a Matchless with a sprung rear frame, as Wasif suggests, it could be what it is - a "Hyderabadi Special".

An excellent job of shoe horning a G3L engine into an unknown frame. However the front half of the frame seems to be of a G3L. The cutaway section of the earlier rigid rear end seems to be visible too.

There were a lot of manufacturers in the UK & Italy, who had a decent cottage industry to make and supply the sprung frame to rigid WD model motorcycles.

If you can access Motorcycling Jan 22 1953, there is an article for MacKenzie rear end conversion / spring frame atatchment.

Further, there was a company near Islington Church street UK, it used to sell everything for motorcycles except motorcycles, they made conversion frames, will try and find the name if someone needs it for academic interest.

Also, some famous names did good business making conversions, the McCandless brothers, creator of the Featherbed frame.

Others such as Smokey Dawson who became DMW (Dawson Motor Works), Bentley Brothers and Draper (also pre-war frame and fork makers,) did swing arm conversions.

I'd like to see the bike in person, however, as pointed out, the 30's Silver Hawk has a rear frame close enough.

You must not rule out the New Imperial 500cc Model 17 1932, with a Bentley and Draper rear sprung frame.

Then there were other bikes that had a rear sprung frames Vincents, Indian & also Pope from 1913.

Interesting thread, get it ticking.

Take care and stay well.

Regards,

BB

This is a late reply but thanks for sharing yr findings on swing arm
conversions. I attach pics of the McKenzie advt and also a pic of
my stripped ariel having the mcKenzie conversion. I am restoring
this ariel.
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