1925 AJS Basket Case

Information relating to Matchless and AJS Models built prior to 1939
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1925 AJS Basket Case

Postby AJSAlbert » Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:15 pm

Hello Everyone
I am a new member to the Club and this forum. Although I have owned and enjoyed many British motorcycles since passing my test in 1970, I have never owned (or even ridden) an AJS or Matchless (a disgrace I know, and hope you will forgive me). I recently acquired a car-load of parts that at one time had been most of a 1925 AJS. From looking at a sales catalogue I found online I believe that it is a 3.49h.p. Standard Sporting Model E5, as this is the only one in the range with a stirrup brake on the front wheel, as mine has the facility for.
I bought it to have a winter project for lockdown, but after assessing it all more closely I feel I may have work for many more winters to come. I will certainly need pointing in the right direction from time to time, and hope that there are more knowledgeable people than I in the club who would be kind enough to offer some support.
I look forward to hearing from anyone with a similar model or knowledge of this type of machine, or enough interest to have a chat with an old Toolmaker.
Cheers, Albert

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Re: 1925 AJS Basket Case

Postby ajscomboman » Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:42 pm

Best thing to do is contact our Pre-War specialist Rob Harknett prewar@jampot.com

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Re: 1925 AJS Basket Case

Postby Rob Harknett » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:31 pm

I can help you get started to know what your bike consists of from, frame engine and gearbox numbers. 1924 B5 & 1925 E5 both had stirrup front brake forks & wheel. Other parts may differ. So I need to help you get the correct parts list and instruction book to get you started. Please email me prewar@jampot.com I can reply by e mail including links and attachments. So you can build a file on your bike. I can of cause continue to build on this first step, e.g. put you in touch with other owners, what parts can be found, who is making parts etc. etc
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Re: 1925 AJS Basket Case

Postby AJSAlbert » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:33 pm

Thanks for that. Will do.
Cheers, Albert

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