Model 16 oil pipes

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Model 16 oil pipes

Postby Paul350 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:06 am

Hi All

I wish to replace the rubber/Neoprene oil pipes (tank to engine) I assume they are 1/2" bore. The spares scheme list shows such pipes as ' for twins' , can some confirm this pipe is OK for my recently purchased model 16?

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Re: Model 16 oil pipes

Postby Rob Harknett » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:03 am

AJS model 16 was introduced in 1935. You need to state year and model.

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Re: Model 16 oil pipes

Postby Paul350 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:52 am

Manufactured in 1961 first reg 1962.

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Re: Model 16 oil pipes

Postby dave16mct » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:21 pm

I think the late single oil pipes are the same bore as the twins. You have the fittings, why not measure them? By the way why are you replacing them? In my experience they seem to last forever!
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Re: Model 16 oil pipes

Postby jackstringer » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:19 pm

1/2"

I measured the ones I have here in the shed for a 1961 G3LS

I ordered my own hose and fitted that. Used some nice jubilee to clamp them on.

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Re: Model 16 oil pipes

Postby Paul350 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:55 pm

Thanks all. Old ones seem to be hard and inflexible so changing them as I plan an oil change.

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Re: Model 16 oil pipes

Postby clive » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:17 pm

Paul350 wrote:Thanks all. Old ones seem to be hard and inflexible so changing them as I plan an oil change.


"They are all like that Sir" If they fit and don't leak I would leave well alone.
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Re: Model 16 oil pipes

Postby Mick D » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:52 pm

Hi

These are original 1961 vintage pipes - still going strong, if yours are similar I would do all I could to not change them.

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Re: Model 16 oil pipes

Postby jackstringer » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:46 pm

I had to swap mine as they were leaking. I have kept them as patterns and I may see if I can clean them up and soften tbe joint bit.

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