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Old 04-03-2009, 10:48 PM
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this bike is in to have the frame repaired.
do you know what it is?

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it's a vee twin.
has side valve inlet and overhead exhaust valves.
it has primers on the heads to add fuel for starting.
the engine is made by the same company who made the bike (not an adopted engine )
it uses a sturmey archer gearbox.

i've blurred the name out. i must admit i've never heard of it.







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Old 04-03-2009, 10:53 PM
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whats the prize...
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:57 PM
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whats the prize...
bloody mercenary.


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originally thought it may be a royal enfield or may be a 14hp zenith

but then the M under the case seems to err towards a matchless

so will stick with matchless
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:36 AM
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Thats not a matchless, looks like it might be a J.A.P. engine (their bikes were called S.O.S. so obviously superior) somewhere around the 1930s..

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Old 05-03-2009, 01:11 AM
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looks like an anzani by the british company AJW.
600cc perhaps.

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Old 05-03-2009, 03:12 PM
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Thats not a matchless, looks like it might be a J.A.P. engine (their bikes were called S.O.S. so obviously superior) somewhere around the 1930s..

John
i thought sos motorcycles were 'super onslow specials' built by the late len vale onslow, formerly britains oldest working man and oldest motorcyclist, still working in his bike shop and still riding his own bikes on his 100th birthday iirc.
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