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Roys old AJ
« on: September 17, 2015, 04:57:07 PM »
Just thought I would offer a timely update on the mighty Ex Roy East AJS that blew its self to smithereens at the 2012 Nationals. Well its almost done after a few false starts, the engine is all but and resplendent with the right piston this time not some piece of crap JP number.
About all that will be different will be the crank case numbers, the barrel has been repaired and the head was fine, the ding in the frame is fixed where the rod wanted to leave a mark and the piston (or what's left of it) resides in Shane Frasers man cave on the sloping ground of Tasmania (he knows what I mean :)
Should make it onto dirt in a couple of months ready for the 2016 season
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 10:00:03 PM »
The planets were aligned when that piston materialised whilst you were here in WA Dave!!!!!
My Ajay suffered a bit at the Nats recently, broken rear spokes, dinged front rim, bent swing arm and bent rear axle!! Old technology is not really compatible with modern MX tracks I guess. Good fun though!!! :D

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2015, 04:37:10 PM »
DT thats good news,Mike
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Re: Roys old AJ
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2015, 10:28:45 PM »
speaking of old bikes Dave,a early TZ350 lobbed the other day,it's got 211 #'s,yours in a earlier life mate?, :P
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2015, 10:11:09 PM »
just an update - should have the old girl fired up between Xmas and new year - no resto just a rebuild and some minor fixes  - plus the new engine of course.!

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2015, 10:36:31 PM »
matcho, i havn't seen you around nepean for a while. I think i did see you in your van near gosford earlier this year. How are you
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2015, 10:09:13 AM »
Another starter for the all British Challenge at the 2016 Classic Nats

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2016, 04:33:06 PM »
the motor is home!
After being fettled by the reclusive factory AJS mechanic a box containing the new engine sits next to the waiting frame.
Saved from the original engine is everything above the base or the barrel so very happy with that, it was important to maintain as much as possible of the original - only the numbers have changed really.
Methanol Carb is on the way from Amal in the UK. Very good deal at 200 pounds delivered with assorted jets large and small!
Hope to have it together for the Bris Practice day in a few weeks

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2016, 09:44:40 PM »
Great news that the old girl is back on the track. (Well soon anyway!). You probably need some "shed therapy" by now Dave! Looking forward to the Nats in June, hopefully at least two Ajays on the track!!!

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2016, 08:38:33 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 01:59:26 PM »
Good news 211. Have bsa rebuilt and elsinore started 3rd kick so 2 bikes to run in in 2 weeks.Happy new year
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Re: Roys old AJ
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2016, 04:55:06 PM »
Same to you Bazz - happy trails.

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Re: Roys old AJ
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2016, 11:14:42 AM »
is this the old girl--obviously a metisse so maybe not. I'll keep looking. Loaded a whole cd of pics onto my photobucket about a year ago which you're welcome to look through if this pic links into it [not sure how it works. Might have to wade through a lot of rubbish though to find them.

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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2016, 11:16:53 AM »
maybe that one.

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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2016, 11:17:37 AM »
sorry, that one was headed matchy bsa.