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Postby craig5e » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:50 pm

ajs model 8, dads bike bought 2003. would like to trace previous owners.

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Postby BigAl350 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:54 pm

Hello,

I can't help you directly, but I've just bought another Model 8, and its registration is 698 DXU! I'm thinking 1) Maybe they both came from the same batch from a (London-based) dealer (as XU is London) or 2) Both have been assigned an age-related plate (perhaps DXU is an age-related series? I can't say yet as I don't have the new Model 8's logbook).

Cheers,
Al
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Postby jwakefield » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:32 pm

The reversed DXU series is an old unissued London series now used as age related by DVLA. It will be difficult to find original number unless you can trace it via frame number to the dealer who sold it new. You could then (if it was in a county where registration records survive in the archive) go along to that counties record office to search the records to hopefully find the number. Someone on here did just that in Hertfordshire a few months ago with success I believe. If it was orginally registered in London no chance as all records were destoyed. Also at the end of it the reg. may have been sold on & is now on another vehicle.

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Postby les ward » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:35 pm

My Glass's guide shows that 662 DXU was issued in London between March 1962 and January 1963.

The XU age related series are different. It started with --- XUA around 2004 and finished with --- XUY this year. They are now issuing --- YUA and --- YUB.

Edited by - les ward on 07 Nov 2010 8:50:30 PM

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Postby BigAl350 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:14 pm

I think Les is absolutely right here (as usual!), my 698 DXU bike was originally registered in London in June 1962. Or more correctly, its original frame was registered then, shame someone else put another frame in it and din't bother to tell the authorities...

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Al

Edited by - BigAl350 on 16 Nov 2010 9:41:22 PM
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1960 AJS Model 8 (Just passed MoT)
1962 AJS Model 8 (Still lurking in a Devon shed in bits)

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Postby jwakefield » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:57 pm

My appolgies on this Les you are quite correct.

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Re: 662 dxu

Postby arf350 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:29 am

BigAl350 wrote:Hello,

I can't help you directly, but I've just bought another Model 8, and its registration is 698 DXU! I'm thinking 1) Maybe they both came from the same batch from a (London-based) dealer (as XU is London) or 2) Both have been assigned an age-related plate (perhaps DXU is an age-related series? I can't say yet as I don't have the new Model 8's logbook).

Cheers,
Al

662 dxu was the original plate, dad has original log book. 662dxu is now ras495. dad still owns it

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Re: 662 dxu

Postby sjr » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:35 pm

I owned 671 DXU, also a 1962 Model 8, from Dec '67 to about Sep '72.
Which supports the original batch of registrations theory.

By the way, I see from DVLA that 671 is still current, if anyone knows of the bike I would be (very) interested.

Steve

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