My sons "new" AJS Model 20

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Re: My sons "new" AJS Model 20

Postby JimFitz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:54 pm

Daveinater wrote: You both mentioned I'd probably need a new screw for the band. You mention BA screw. Are these British threads? Will I have an issue finding a screw here in the US that will work? (May be the dumb question of the day, but worth asking).

Dave


Dave, the threadform is British Association (BA) widely used on electrical equipment. I think it was used in the US too. Unless you are a purist I suppose you could fit a suitable metric equivalent but the nut is square and holds against the band making it a little easier to fit.

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Re: My sons "new" AJS Model 20

Postby SPRIDDLER » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:58 pm

Daveinater wrote: ....I'm a "researcher" and ask lots of questions. (My wife says I ask too many. :? )


Well who else could you ask who's always right? ;)

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Re: My sons "new" AJS Model 20

Postby G15 Roy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:16 pm

SPRIDDLER wrote:
Daveinater wrote: ....I'm a "researcher" and ask lots of questions. (My wife says I ask too many. :? )


Well who else could you ask who's always right? ;)


I do try my best Sprid , but not always right ;)
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Re: My sons "new" AJS Model 20

Postby robcurrie » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:54 pm

Monkeys flew spacecraft before humans :shock:

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Re: My sons "new" AJS Model 20

Postby SPRIDDLER » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:36 pm

G15 Roy wrote:
SPRIDDLER wrote:
Daveinater wrote: ....I'm a "researcher" and ask lots of questions. (My wife says I ask too many. :? )


Well who else could you ask who's always right? ;)


I do try my best Sprid , but not always right ;)


At your prices it's cheaper to have a wife.

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Re: My sons "new" AJS Model 20

Postby Expat » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:30 pm

:o :o :o
Keep shiny side up.

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Re: My sons "new" AJS Model 20

Postby JEAN-NOEL » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:03 pm

Hello Dave,
for a suitable reset knob on the speedo, you can try Gagg & Sons, in Nottingham.
Kind regards.

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Re: My sons "new" AJS Model 20

Postby Duncan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:45 pm

The club has the longer ones:

900737 SMITHS;SPEEDO TRIP CABLE 8 5/16

Smiths Speedo Trip Cable. 8 5/16" Long.

Price : £6.00 each Other currencies

Price incl. tax : £7.20 Other currencies

Stock : Available

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Re: My sons "new" AJS Model 20

Postby 56G80S » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:03 pm

It's a lovely story and I'm jealous of your acquisition. Although my AMC products have all been singles.

Just make sure the boy learns how to ride it right - something I'm still doing.

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Re: My sons "new" AJS Model 20

Postby Daveinater » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:38 pm

Thank you Johnny! He is a skilled dirt biker and has ridden my street bike a fair bit. He is also taking the Harley Davidson new rider course next weekend. Of course, the change in gear and brake levers will be a challenge for him, but he's up to it. The good news is....he's always been a great kid, very respectful, on a scholarship in college, and a great guy. I think that's why his Grandfather wanted him to have the bike. :-)

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