AJS 1928 K8 500 cc 1 cyl ohv



AJS  1928     Model K 8   498 cc  ohv     frame#  K 93549 engine#  K 8  935 4 9

The four Stevens brothers had been in motorcycle manufacturing since the final years of the 19th century, but only in 1911 their first complete “AJS” motorcycle, a 298 cc two speeder, was marketed.  
For the 1912 season their first V- twin, the model D, was brought out.  In the 1914 Junior TT a magnificent first and second place was scored.
 From 1925 on prefixes were used to the numbering system: E=1925, G=1926, H=1927 K= 1928.  The 500cc OHV model  was introduced for the 1925 TT races; it made a big impression by making the fastest lap in history ( till then that is) at a speed of  68.97 mph. 
It was first catalogued for the 1926 season as the Model G 8. 
For 1928 no less than eleven models were catalogued, ranging from a 250 cc side valve to a 799 cc V- twin.  
Bore and stroke dimensions  are  84×90 mm, carburettor is Binks with twist grip control and a  Bosch magdyno provides the spark and the lighting. 
The cylinder head is detachable and lubrication is by mechanical oil pump and auxiliary hand pump. 
This machine  is a well-detailed older restoration.