Help identifying a (1920/30's) bike

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ClassicMcNut
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Re: Help identifying a (1920/30's) bike

Unread post by ClassicMcNut » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:20 am

Don't know if this will help at all but I played around with the picture
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Re: Help identifying a (1920/30's) bike

Unread post by Velton » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:15 am

This is way too old for me to have any specialist knowledge but.......

Nortons c. 1925 -26 used a similar style timing case on the 16H and Model 19 etc.

Although the run of that exhaust pipe is different from anything else I know of - or could find on Google images.

Any better offers? 8-)

As far as I know only the Panther slopers (Model 100/ 120 etc.) had a forward extension of the sump, whereas that cylinder looks upright; and that bike has a timing chest type arrangement anyway.
So I don't think it is a big pussy.
Just being old doesn't make it a "Classic."

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Re: Help identifying a (1920/30's) bike

Unread post by Big Fluff » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:55 am

I wonder how many other bikes of that era had such a large side mounted speedo up top ?
Well that's what it looks like to me :roll:

Strangely enough, the reg No. is the part number for a rear wheel bearing for a 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. I stuck it in our parts system here at Bentley Motors for a laugh. :D

Thanks all for the help so far.

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Re: Help identifying a (1920/30's) bike

Unread post by Big Fluff » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:40 pm

Got it.... It's a 1928 AJS K8 500 OHV single.

Thanks for everyones interest, it's also good fun :D

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Re: Help identifying a (1920/30's) bike

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:45 pm

Damn !
You just beat me to it !
I've been Googling away looking at all sorts of pre-war bikes and had just found that !

Well, I found this first, which told me I was on the right track:

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Re: Help identifying a (1920/30's) bike

Unread post by graffian » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:30 am

I was going to suggest a big port, the mag drive cover isn't horizontal?

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Re: Help identifying a (1920/30's) bike

Unread post by pooh » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:21 am

That is a very sexy looking flat tanker........I Love it
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Re: Help identifying a (1920/30's) bike

Unread post by Rick Parkington » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:41 pm

Looks like an AJS to me, mid to late twenties ohv. Upward tilted magneto chaincase is the clue. Tank looks a bit like a racer but hard to say.
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