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James. 1928. 500cc.  Model 12

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500cc James side valve  Sports engine
64mm x 77mm
Friction dampers to Webb pattern 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, deep domed section mudguards
Aluminium silencer
Lubrication by mechanical pump with adjustable sight feed and auxiliary hand pump
Light chain guards
James three speed gearbox
James all-metal clutch
Shock absorber incorporated into clutch
Solo ratios 5.5, 8.9 & 15.6 : 1
Combination ratios 6.11, 9.89 & 17.35 : 1
High tension magneto. K.L.G. spark plugs
AMAC or Villiers two lever carburettor (optional)
Tank capacity 1 gallons with gallon oil
Terry's multi spring saddle
Finished in black
Tank enamelled in two shades of brown lined red
Nickel plate to bright parts
Price 56/ 14/- solo.  
Lucas (A) Lighting set, solo 5/ 15/-
Lucas (B) Lighting set, sidecar 6/ 10/-
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