AJS — CycleChaos

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Joseph (senior) was born in Wednesfield in and became a self employed blacksmith in 1874. His company was J. Stevens Co. with premises in Street, Wednesfield. He undertook all of metalwork from making parts for a horses harness and to repairing or making garden He also worked on such things as bicycles and locks, and gained a reputation as a highly craftsman.

Joe and his wife had nine All of them in time would be in the family business.

Joseph’s son Harry joined him in the business and moved to premises in Tempest near Wolverhampton town where they were joined by Joseph’s third son Joe Harry soon acquired his engineering skills and began to all kinds of machines and tools for use in the industry. Joseph acquired a American, ‘Mitchell’ single 4 … petrol driven for use at the works.

It was poorly built and unreliable but Harry greatly. He decided he could do better and set about and building his own engine. Rough were obtained from a at Derby.

These were by the two brothers who built the engine in spare time. It was completed in 1897 and was an instant success. It the ‘Mitchell’ engine in every being reliable and efficient, and about 1.75h.p. Harry and his were quick to realise a large market existed for petrol engines for use in industry.

They decided to manufacture and set up the Stevens Motor Manufacturing in 1899.

This was to have far consequences for Wolverhampton industry. to Harry who was the mechanical genius of the Clyno would eventually here to produce motorcycles and Sunbeam would start to engines of its own, based on one of designs, and of course A.J.S. along 15 years later. One if Wolverhampton would have such a large vehicle without Harry starting it

He is certainly one of the unsung heroes of the

Merger with Matchless

In AJS was taken over by Matchless of The merged firms formed Motor Cycles (AMC) in but the AJS and Matchless marquees were to retain their owner This resulted in the bikes cases of split personalities in the Matchless version was the same differing only in paint badges, and exhaust systems.

AJS Model 30 650

When civilian production during 1946 there was to distinguish between the Matchless G3L and G80 and the AJS 16 and 18 variants other than the of the magneto and badge on the tank.

an emphasis being placed on the company concentrated their on the singles which were the same as the wartime G3L except for and the displacement of the larger models. their experience with suspension gained during the war resulted in the manufacture for the 1949 market models ( there is evidence of machines being with a sprung frame 1947 onwards for export) of a fork frame which was on both the singles and the recently twin.

The new frame, equipped with damper units of AMC’s own was superior to their rivals based systems both in of road holding and comfort. The major revision to the singles occurred during 1951 the original suspension units replaced with the distinctive units.

Detail revisions over the next four a new Burman gearbox had been during 1952 and auto had been added during together with a full front hub, which was for 1955 and joined by a matching one. For 1956 a new frame was with a restyled, long oil tank and matching toolbox also housed the battery in what is arguably the best of the heavyweight singles family and the year that the full alloy hubs, Jampots and toil tank/toolbox coincided.

The most popular AJS racer was the cylinder 350cc 7R, which was known has Boy Racer. It was first in 1948, the 7R was hugely successful was enlarged to 500cc with the G50.

Model 30

Most of roadsters were less singles and parallel twins as the Model 30, with its 600cc that had almost square giving it a smoother ride comparable models. With power producing 33bhp the was capable of cruising at 70mph. with predictable handling, made for a relaxed comfortable suitable for traveling long

The Model 30 was also well-made, and economical, unfortunately such were not enough to keep AJS in Poor sales led to AMC becoming of Norton Villiers in 1967. AJS bikes were then incorporating Norton parts, but were not successful and the factory production shortly afterwards.

AJS Model 30 650
AJS Model 30 650
AJS Model 30 650
AJS Model 30 650


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