Trend motorcycle: November 2010

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

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Collection of sports cars Motor Corporation president Toyoda increases. When time ago he got a Lotus Elise, now he received the Tesla Roadster, an sports car.


is little more exciting finding an old racing motorcycle in a barn, slathered inside and out heavy oil, a solid tale of racing history More problematic is the task of such provenance, for while any 80 old bike is interesting, a claim it placed 3rd in the Junior Isle of Man TT of Jimmy Simpson aboard, is much more interesting

This lovely AJS H7 350cc camshaft machine is certainly a beast whether roadster or and one of very few from the category tank cammies’, a super club. Overhead-cam drive was adopted post-1927 by the motorcycle the ‘saddle tank’ was the fashionable by that date, thus early adopters such as (1925 — ‘K’ ) and AJS in 1928 with their K7 (349cc) and K10 (498cc), but in this the letter referred to the year of

At first glance, the pannier look to be the real deal, a racing item never to the public, and it bears a small with ’27 TT’, the number ’35’. The early steering and fork dampers correct, as does the rare twistgrip throttle assembly, and the horseshoe racing magneto. and curioser. (Above, Simpson minor adjustments to his mount at the

The AJS was almost unique in using the method of driving cams the advent of rubber belts; a drive. There had been of chain-driven OHC motorcycles, cars and previous to this, but the recently-patented spring-steel blade chain (see above) . used license, meant the long from crankshaft sprocket to head was not accompanied by chain nor the need to predict thermal of the engine when setting up tension. In short, it made a drive elegant, and very to set up, as opposed to the Velocette/Norton/Ducati shaft-and-bevel which took skills to get shimmed up just right, and was expensive to produce.

Specification of the AJS overhead-camshaft engine was advanced for the day, with a recirculating oil pump and aluminum arms, although AJS had yet to discover a camshaft acting directly on the arms had different requirements the whippy ‘knitting needles’ standard OHV engines. The frame was a bit for a TT race, and the Druid sidespring primitive in their lack of and in the case of this machine, the friction fork damper have simply slowed the meager 1 of motion.

The brakes are nothing to celebrate for while the rear will the wheel, the front is good for one squeeze, then expect further! I speak from having owned a ‘Big ohv from 1928. That while the chassis was strictly these ‘flat tank’ steer to a hair, even if weave a bit at speed.

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