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James C1. 1931. 500cc.  OHV De-Luxe Super-Sports

Homepage  Pre war index 1931. 500cc models James C1

"Flying Ace" model
500cc ohv Super-Sports twin. 64mm x 77.5mm
Amal carburettor - twist grip control
High tension magdyno (Lucas 6 volt)
Mechanical duplex oil pump with sight feed
Two large expansion chamber with fishtails
Three speed gearbox - James own make
James all metal multiplate clutch
7" brakes
Adjustable footrests - rubber  pads
James pattern forks with shock absorbers & steering damper.
Wheel rims chromed with black centres lined red
26" well section rims.  Timken wheel bearings
Goodyear heavy cord tyres - 26" x 3.25"
Wide, well stayed, deep domed mudguards
Front and rear stands
Tank finished in royal blue and chrome.  Gold lined.  Optional black with 22ct gold lines (!) or James brown, two shades, gold lined.
Separate oil tank
Terry saddle
Headlamp with double dimmer, tail lamp, steering damper, knee grips, tool kit, tyre inflator
Tank, handlebar fittings, exhaust system, carburettor, gear lever, brake pedal chrome plated
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