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James. 1927. 500cc.  Model 12

Homepage  Pre war index 1927. 500cc models James Model 12
500cc James side valve  Sports engine
3 h.p. 64mm x 77mm
Friction dampers to front forks
Adjustable sports type handlebar
Adjustable footrests
27" x 2" tyres (wired on)
Front & rear internal expanding hub brakes
Front & rear stands
Carrier with two armoured pannier bags
Wide domed section mudguards
Aluminium silencer
Lubrication by mechanical pump with adjustable sight feed and auxiliary hand pump
Light chain guards
James three speed gearbox with clutch
Shock absorber incorporated into clutch
Solo ratios 5.5, 8.9 & 15.6 : 1
Combination ratios 6.11, 8.9 & 17.35 : 1
High tension magneto
AMAC or Villiers carburettor (Optional)
Tank capacity 1 gallons with gallon oil
Terry's flexible saddle
Finished in black
Tank enamelled in two shades of brown lined red & gold
Nickel plate to bright parts
Rust proof black oxidized finish to other parts
Price 60/ 10/- solo.  Lucas magdyno 10/ 10/- extra
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