AJS newbie.

Information relating to the Matchless G2 or AJS Model 14 250cc Lightweight
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Re: AJS newbie.

Postby clive » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:23 pm

geoffb-63 wrote:Thanks for the welcome,
............... as a club covering both marques, is there a preference between the two? regards.

Yes get one of each.
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Re: AJS newbie.

Postby geoffb-63 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:55 am

Hi, thanks to all for the replies.

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Re: AJS newbie.

Postby shifter » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:57 am

Welcome to this very good friendly and helpful club/forum we at about 45 miles north hope to see the photographs of your bike in action in the near future, my daughter and I love our lightweights.

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Re: AJS newbie.

Postby geoffb-63 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:14 pm

Hi, not a million miles from me as i live in Stockton, i am currently trolling British bike breakers nationwide, that i know of, to see what if any secondhand spares they may have, especially tinware, i may even consider buying another project if it is more complete than mine, cheap as poss obviously, ebay/gumtree/preloved not much available at present, check daily, no rush for me though and being retired have more time than enough to spare.

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Re: AJS newbie.

Postby Janet » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:01 pm

There are a few members here who live within 20 miles of you including my sister, although she doesn't ride. She does act as a depository for bike bits until they can be collected by whoever lost them. :lol:
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Re: AJS newbie.

Postby raffles » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:13 pm

Hi welcome to the club
The club (kettering classic bikes) has a 250 project for sale phone and ask for Andy
good luck with your bike
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Re: AJS newbie.

Postby geoffb-63 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:33 am

Hi, checked with Andy, the project has been returned to its owner, it may still be up for sale or not? have his contact number, apparently it was being rebuilt as a trials/green laner, so, did not have the origional mudguards etc, however, there are some mudguards and a fuel tank available, not sure if they are a bit expensive at practically £450.00, i know these items are a bit scarce, will have to give it some serious thought, there have been projects recently on ebay, in fact one last week a G2 went for £148.00, whilst looking a bit sorry for itself was at least complete, unfortunately, missed the auction end as i was travelling down to collect my project, never mind.

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Re: AJS newbie.

Postby oldgit61 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:08 pm

The G2 I am building up (on a budget) seems to have a 1960 ajs model14 frame and a 1961 matchless G2 engine. I'm building it as a Matchless, what the dvla will register it as who knows. 60 or 61 AJS or Matchless?

I've got a front mudguard from a francis Barnett ( well it will fit the forks ) not sure what the rear guard is off but I'll make it fit.

Taper roller head race conversion ( I made that)
The top end is all good but the big end was knackered.That is now fixed, it has been machined and fitted with a Kawasaki 1100 roller bearing. ( thanks to Colin Applebee ). Should be indistructable. :D

Only a few bit to get/make now and put it together time.

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Re: AJS newbie.

Postby garyg2mad » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:37 pm

Hi Geoff
I should be able to find you a set of G2 Crankcases , Dated around or the actual year , I have a few spare ones , I will have a look for you Regards Gary

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Re: AJS newbie.

Postby geoffb-63 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:31 pm

Hi, if you could find a set of 1960 G2 crankcases that would be superb, they would match for the year, i could then build a genuine G2 Matchless, regards, Geoff.

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