British Motorcycles

James Motorcycles

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Historical Notes on James Motorcycles:
James motorcycles first appeared in 1900 and were produced until 1904. Manufacture recommenced at the new Greet factory in 1907, and by 1911 they were building an enclosed chain-drive model.

A history of James Motorcycles:
James Cycle Co History


Mon Jun 09 2014
matchstick51 at gmail.com
identification sought
James ? unknown
Can anyone shed any light on the make, model number, and year of the machine shown in the attached photos.  I'm also keen to identify the 2-stroke engine which has unfortunately been lost since the photos were taken.  The papers I have for the machine suggest it is a 1936 James, but they are not original and may not necessarily be accurate.
Auckland, New Zealand

James-1936c-NZ-1.jpg will be posted-1406


Sat Nov 30 2013
koubafamily<at>xtra.co.nz
colour
James Autocycle
Hi there, I have what i believe to be a 1946/47 autocycle which I am in the process of restoring. What i would like to know is the colour or the frame is light blue and the gaurds etc are red. Is this correct. Have been told it was a colour for after the war as a one off. Thanks
Phil New Zealand


Tue Nov 19 2013
herbherrick<at>aol.com
back wheel adjuster
1953 James Captain Deluxe
looking for a 1/4 inch BSF thread back brake wing nut adjuster?
USA


Mon Oct 28 2013
rjherkt<at>gmail.com
centre stand return spring
James K7 1954
I require a return spring for the centre stand. I do not know what it looks like but think it could work as a over centre type.
new zealand


Sun Sep 29 2013
thehat<at>aol.com
brake shoes
james captain
looking for brake shoes sent mine to villiers services to be redone they lost my shoes?


Wed Jul 31 2013
david.broughton<at>tesco.net
Year identification
James Comet
I am trying to identify the year of manufacture of my james comet the frame number starts with 797 and the engine number starts with F104 can anyone help
chichester


Thu Jul 25 2013
fnicolier<at>fndiffusion.ch
james 175 cc
1959 cavalier
manuel for James 1959   Model cavalier  175 cc owner's manuel

French


Mon Jul 01 2013
trevor<at>jcit.co.uk
front wheel securing bolts
james 1957 captain
seeking the two securing bolts for front wheel of a 1957 james captain
lincoln england



 

Wed Jun 05 2013
jean.roger<at>outlook.com
identification
famous james cadet
Hi,
Can you help me to identify this moto and engine? I think it's the cadet model... with a 125cc, don't know the year
the serial number is 948100851
(i speak french but you can send me a english answer)
....
As I tell you, I think it's a James, Capitain 197cc, 1949
....
There's anoher S/N... D03733.
I think the "D" is related to  1949.

Thank you
Qc, Canada

James-1949c-Captain-Quebec.jpg
James-1949c-Captain-Quebec


Sun May 12 2013
jvbulkpickup<at>gmail.com
1949 JAMES COMET
JAMES COMET 98 CC
hi,i have a 1949 james comet,that needs some parts and the engine turn over but needs a piston and rings,i was wondering the value of the bike as it sits.thanks john
sussex nj

James-1949-Comet-98cc-NJ-2.jpg
James-1949-Comet-98cc-NJ


Thu Apr 25 2013
joshchilds<at>y7mail.com

james 1946-47
hi can anyone tell me a can gt a gear lever assembly for a james 1946-47
australia


Sat Mar 16 2013
herbherrick<at>aol.com
wheel axe parts
James 1953 Captain Deluxe
Need part#000307 & 000306 Bearing Cones, Part # 900172 Spindle Nut,& Part # 900173 Backplate Locknut
Wash. USA


Sat Mar 09 2013
robertdixon731<at>hotmail.com
updated picture
James 750 v twin
I sent you a picture of my V Twin James in 2010. This is a picture of it now after restoration
Northern Ireland

James-1924c-750cc-V-Twin-Detail.jpg
James-1924c-750cc-V-Twin-Restored


Thu Feb 14 2013
herbherrick<at>aol.com

James Captain Deluxe
Looking For Front Mudguard Embellisher Fitted To Deluxe Model Comets, Cadets and Captains.
Washington State, USA


Tue Feb 26 2013
gillnewstead6979<at>msn.com
year and use if military
james ML
AAA28226A
B3833
aus


Wed Feb 06 2013
herbherrick<at>aolimg
Front Fender decorative Tip
James 1953 James Captain Deluxe
Looking to buy or help with information about where one might receive information?
USA


Sat Nov 17 2012
cstodolka<at>aolimg
James ID Info
James ?
I just purchased a James frame with wheels, no motor, only numbers on bike are L644, can anyone tell me the model and year and engine size of this bike? any info would be great Jim
Minnesota


Sun Aug 05 2012
ralphmorin<at>hotmail.com

1956 james 250cc
can some one let me have a copy of the electric system for this motrecycle,or were i can down load one regards  ralph
jersey ci


Thu Oct 18 2012
allanlizellebrown<at>ymail.com
1946 James motorcycle 125cc ML
James 1946 125cc ML
Good Day im in need of a manual to assemble the engin. Help will be very welcome.
East London South Africa


Tue Sep 04 2012
spetrus<at>cogeco.ca
Cadet J15 Cadet
James J15 Cadet
I have a once restored James J15 Cadet motorcycle for sale as parts, do you have any Canadian contacts I can use?
Burlington, Ontario, Canada


thanks for offering to help me with my bike. I have determined it is a 1947 James 125cc lightwieght. I am in need of a 125cc villiers motor for it. If you have any connections for a engine I would be very greatful. Let me know, Thanks again, Johnny

Fri Aug 10 2012
   nastalgia13<at> comcast.net
   motorbike  identification
   unknown unknown
   I just got this bike and was hoping that you can help me determine the year,make,model of it. There is not much left of it, but I am going to bring it back to life.
   usa
   English


Tue Jun 05 2012
hwoller<at>optusnet.com.au
What model have I bought
James ML 125?
I bought this, was told it was a 1950's model, but going by some pics I have seen, I think it may be a 1946-1947 ML125 If so, does anyone know the frame and serial numbers? Thankyou
Australia

James-1947c-ML-1.jpg
James-1947c-ML-1


Thu Apr 19 2012
zeppieri<at>sermetra.it
Technical datas
JAMES 175
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU TECHNICAL DATAS ARCHIVES OF THIS MOTORCYCLE BRAND. UNFORTUNATELY IN ITALY WE HAVE ANY. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO MAKE DOCUMENTS OF A JAMES 175 THAT WE HAVE BOUGHT. IF YOU CAN HELP US, OBVIOUSLY PAYING, IT WILL BE GREAT. BEST REGARDS Mrs Catena Mariole
Velletri (Rome)


Mon Dec 12 2011
richardsonrohan<at>gmail.com
Factory original colour
James 1952 98cc Comet standard
I need to know what type of paintwork was used on the 1952 98cc James Comets and the actual colour name.
I have just bought said model and care to restore it to factory original condition.
Australia


Wed Nov 02 2011
cdfehr<at>mts.net
James info
James not sure
I beleive I found the frame number on my James can you tell me what model,year etc. it is? The number MDO7421RS
Canada


Mon Nov 14 2011
champ0-1<at>live.com.au
restore
james 1937
i am wanting to restore my 1937 james were are parts avalabile ,what color were they and any marks or badges were on them,were they painted or powder coated ??genaral qustions like that
australia


Sun Sep 04 2011
noelkenny<at>bigpondimg
villiers motor
villiers mark vic ,,147cc,, patt 789 ..w44991
i have just aquired a ( james ) with this motor in it ...i cannot identify either the bike or the motor
hamilton , victoria, australia,3300


Fri Aug 19 2011
sk1953-46<at>yahooimg
need ifomation
james/villers unknown
WHAT AM I ?
Foreign registered as a 1949 James Villers, 60cc. Need flywheel cove, air filter, crossover fittings for fule tank and a parts diagram.
az, phoenix, usa

James-1949-60cc-AZ-1.jpg


Tue Jul 19 2011
frank.seno<at>au.boschimg
Inquiry
James not sure
Has James ever produced a motorcycle with a horizontally opposed twin cylinder engine placed forward and back, large brass flywheel, push bike pedals and chain drive. Drive to rear wheel from engine is via a leather segment belt. Petrol tank under main frame tube. Thanks.
Australia


Sat May 14 2011
ronkrill<at>hotmail.ca
james  commodore
james commodore
heres my finished james.just waiting for new handle bars
canada

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Wed Feb 16 2011
chris<at>chrisgane.wanadoo.co.uk
Battery Box & Tool Box
James Captain 200 (1958)
I have both the battery box & Tool box from my old bike if any needs them. I think it was 1958 model..
Suffolk England


Tue Jan 04 2011
kelvin-nazareth<at>liveimg
James motorcycle club
James All
Me and a friend are trying to setup a club for the james motorcycle, it is still under construction so please visit and sign up, show your support.

http://famousjamesmotorcycleclub.webs.com/

Many thanks


Sun Dec 26 2010
ronkrill<at>hotmail.ca
james commodore
james commodore
that is my james with the  grey primer and seat missing.will send pictures when it is done
chatham ontario canada


Wed Nov 17 2010
robertdixon731<at>hotmailimg
James V Twin
James V Twin 750cc
I have attached a picture of my V Twin of 1924 era it is a rare 750cc and will be restored once parts are found. You can use the picture on your page if you wish. Robert
Northern Ireland

James-1924c-750cc-V-Twin.jpg


Wed Nov 17 2010
daphne.carpenter1<at>btinternetimg
TANK BADGES
JAMES CADET
where can i buy tank badges for James Cadet 150cc 1960 model

Try this page: Badges & Decals

Sun Oct 10 2010
maxvalu<at>netspace.net.au
Value .?
James BL15 of 1959
Hi - I have one of these complete in fair to good condition , anyone any idea of value - just a ballpark figure. Thanks
australia


Sun Sep 19 2010
thom71121<at>yahoo.co.uk

james 125 cc
has anyone got a james motorcycle with the registration number -G.A.D.375


Thu Aug 26 2010
ibarber41<at>yahooimg
wanted centre stand with spring and bolts
james comet
im looking for a centre stand with spring a bolts for my james comet
london


Tue May 25 2010
bargegroup<at>tx.rrimg
Famous James Motorcycle Collector
1952 The James
I am looking for a collector that used to live in the abilene, tex area and now lives close to Denton Texaws
tx


Fri May 07 2010
Rob<at>tay4img
Front Mudguard Required
James Captain 197cc 1960
Hi, I am looking for a Front Mudguard for a Captain 197cc 1960 I am restoring. Can anyone help please? Also, can anybody advise of current paint code or otherwise for the original (electric?) blue they were painted in please? thanks, Rob
Nr Cambridge, UK


Sun Apr 04 2010
ericsteeves<at>rogersimg

1949 james
I am writing from Canada and need some help finding parts for the following bike I am restoring

Engine 1949 James Series 1F Deluxe
Villiers 98cc engine and 2 speed gear?

Could you help me find any of the following parts?

Foot Pegs, hand grips (with james logo) gasket kit, head light trim, front bulb, head light frame, tail light lens, set of engine rings if possible.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated. I am told I need to get most of these parts overseas.
Canada


Mon Apr 26 2010
spontact<at>gmailimg
petrol tank
James Captain
I'm looking for a petrol tank in very good repair for a James Captain moto (year 1955-1956)
Dordogne


Tue Apr 20 2010
cwp<at>manx.net
frame number  ?
James 1958 K7
I have a 1958 james k7 eng. no. 652B 7670
Someone has taken the frame number off were can I find this number.
regards Chris Penketh
Ramsey Isle of Man


Mon Apr 05 2010
ol.csb<at>sfr.fr
Stickers, speedometer and ammeter for James Captain 1951
JAMES 6E Captain 1951
Hello, I'm looking for all the transfers for a James Captain 6E 1951 and also a speedometer "Smith" (in Km/h)and an ammeter. If someone can help me, thank you.
France

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Mon Mar 29 2010
lrstev7<at> aolimg
parts
james captain 1957 197cc k7 10e
can any 1 help with some parts? a stater plate coils points ;and outer caseing.thatcovers all of this
plymouth


Thu Jan 28 2010
nolvid At xtra.co.nz
I 17 James
James I17
Hi I am trying to find information on a villiers engine, number AAA 18858A ,it is in  what I beleive is  a James I17it is a twin port unit construction hand gear change motor with the carburater o the right
new zealand2

See also the page on serial numbers. Ed.

Thu Jan 21 2010
camjamieson At hotmailimg
James ML Parts
James ML
I am seeking a War Department fuel cap and hand throttle to suit a 1944 James ML motorcycle I am restoring *see photo below of equivalent Royal Enfield parts). Any help/leads appreciated. Cam
Australia

Royal-Enfield-Flying-Flea-controls.jpg


Thu Jan 21 2010
nolvid At xtra.co.nz
photos of james
james i17
HI Im from New Zealand and I have a James of about 1935. I beleive that it is an I 17 because the frame rails go over the top of the tank, I am looking for photos , the only one I can find is of the left side and I need a photo of the right thanks Dave Hawkins
new zealand


Wed Jan 06 2010
tenn-fan47 At yahooimg
james 1915
james 1915 4 1/2
I have a gas tank from a restored 1915 and am looking for the logo or artwork and colors that were on the tank
Tennessee, Chattanooga

Try this page: http://bikelinks.com/directory/Parts/Badges-Decals

Wed Dec 23 2009
mawle At videotron.ca
How old is my James bicycle?
James Sports
I posted a message in march 2007 looking for info on my James bicycle. My email address has changed and I now have some photos. I'd love to hear from anyone with info about my bike.
Montreal

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Fri Dec 04 2009
Scam
- -
Hi
I'd just like to alert you to a scammer that is trawling this website. I posted a parts wanted ad for a james motorcycle recently. A person under the guise of Paul Robinson, email classicpart@googlemail.com,  responded saying he miraculously had all of the  very rare parts at a reasonable price. He expected me to pay without providing any pictures or personal details. He is listed on the web as a known scammer. It would be good if you could post this in case he has targetted anyone else.

Cheeiro
Brisbane, Australia


Tue Nov 24 2009
pitstopmark At hotmailimg
parts for James motorcycle
James M16 150cc  AMC
I am looking for 2 tank badges, Dual seat, exhaust and silencer, chainguard and a headlight switch
Essex UK


Sun Nov 15 2009
LRSTEV7 At aolimg
motor cycle
james captain 10e
can any one please assist me in finding a wiring diagram for a 1959 197cc james captain 10e many thanks steve.
plymouth

Try our page of resources for Books and Manuals

Wed Nov 04 2009
shawnhaslett At elp.rrimg
advert
did james have an advert with a dinosaur or a caveman being chased on a bike do you have the pic? maybe cheers shawn in the states
tx

Sort of rings a bell, but can't place it. Anyone? Ed.

Batavus logo


Tue Nov 03 2009
james.talty At gmailimg
James Parts
James 1955 K7 Captain
Greetings from Australia

I'm searching for the following parts for a 1955 K7 James:
- Front mudguard and bracket
- Rear sprocket (48 teeth)
- Foot rest bar (12 inch)
- Centre stand
- Chain guard
- Single saddle seat
- Front and rear brake pads
- Front brake cable
- Rectifier
- Horn
- Tank badge (maroon)

Can anyone assist?

Cheerio
Brisbane, Australia


Sun Oct 25 2009
capri3 At kinect.co.nz
Part wanted
James Cadet 150 L15
Want a left hand thread nut to hold flywheel on
New Zealand


Thu Oct 15 2009
kimadele At xtra.co.nz
for sale
james cadet j15
3 pairs og tank badges for sale
new zealand

James-Cadet-Tank-Badges.jpg


Thu Oct 01 2009
James Autocycle notes
James Superluxe Autocycle

Some notes from memory- FNJ 608, a James Superlux autocycle (about 1950). When my Father was in the armed forces, he was posted abroad. All our possessions (including my Father's James) were put into storage for about 10 years until he came out of the forces in 1962 and bought a house. I was still under 16, but it was promised to me for my 16th birthday. It was kept at the back of the garage but I could not wait that long, so I attached a piece of garden hose to the exhaust pipe and the other end went out the window, to avoid evidence. Any old oil and some petrol siphoned from the family car would have to do and I enjoyed the risk of firing it up on its stand and making smells from the hot engine. When the great day came, it was ridden to a petrol station and topped up with 2-stroke. The petrol-oil ratio was 16-1, and a half-pint measure was built into the filler cap. One measure of oil per gallon of petrol was easy to do!

I used it for transport to work, 16 miles each way, trundling along quiet country roads at about 20 mph. One day, the chain freewheel seized, throwing my legs off the pedals and nearly putting me in the ditch. The chain was removed after that! On cold winter mornings, I found that once I was out in the country I could put the "lawnmower lever" throttle control on maximum then ride it without hands on the handlebars, which allowed me to warm my hands in my pockets until something came the other way. I always thought the exposed flywheel was a bit dangerous, but it looked good when I cleaned the aluminium cover and brass rim with Brasso. The tools compartment included spares to fix a puncture and to this day, I have a James tyre lever as a souvenir.

Once I had practiced enough, I took my test. At that time, the rule was motorbikes were over 50cc and mopeds were less. As I had 98cc and two throbbing horsepower, I had a motorcycle so passing the test would let me ride a Triumph Bonneville!

Before the day of the test, I went to the test centre to illustrate my strange starting procedure. An examiner came out and I did my thing; look over the shoulder, fuel on, press the decompression lever, walk quickly along the pavement until it fired, pull in the clutch and release the decompression lever. Engine now running, so check behind, swing my leg over the seat and I am ready to go. This was approved, so I took my test the next day. Part of the test was an emergency stop, when the examiner would pop out from behind a car, put his arm out and you had to stop ASAP. As I came round a corner, I saw him squat down behind a car so I eased off in anticipation. Realising he would have known and heard what I had done, I opened the throttle again and it struggled to accelerate up a slight slope. When he appeared, I decided to make it impressive so I used front and back brakes. I passed. After that, 2 horsepower was not enough so it was sold to a workmate and I bought an early model Triumph Cub with 150cc. When I turned 17, it was time for car driving lessons; but I learnt a lot from that James.
Leicester


Wed Sep 16 2009
clark-mb11 At hotmailimg
James Parts Needed
1947 122 cc 10D Villiers James Cadet?
I Need a Gas Cap (Threaded style) for my James. I believe i have a 1947 pre ML or Cadet??  It is hard tail rear telescopic front forks (no front springer) with Villers 10D 122cc engine 3 speed gear box.  The frame seems to be factory stamped L821 I also need the headlamp trim for the same bike. I am in Winnipeg Canada PLEASE HELP i really need a threaded filler cap for the James. I have a James "twist on" cap with the oil measurment, but it doesn't fit my tank.

Thanks!!
Winnipeg  Canada

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Sat Aug 22 2009
gillian.huish At tiscali.co.uk
Looking for parts
1962 James Commodore
I am looking for the following parts for my 1962 James Commodore 250cc L25
R/H & L/H Head Steady Plates
2 x Spring Hinge Plates
Tank Rubber Knee Grips
Chain Guard Panels
Side Cover Springs
Can anyone help me please? from Dave
Tiverton, Devon


Wed Jul 22 2009
matt.james At gmx.co.uk
James Motorcycles
Any idea who owns the "James" brand now ?
England


Mon Jul 13 2009
roysturdy At hotmail.co.uk
james
superswift or captain 197 or 250 twin
would like to purchase one of the above
birmingham


Sat Jul 04 2009
steef-50 At hotmailimg
james
1950 dont ?
we buyed a james motor 1950 who can tell me about it and have a some information guide were i can find the framenr its 98 cc
netherlands

James-1950-98cc-NL.jpg


Wed Jun 03 2009
gaston.isabel At uniboardimg
Head lamp & sadle complete
James 1955
Can somebody help me to find parts for that type of motorcycle please.
Im located in Quebec Canada
Quebec,


Thu May 14 2009
benlangworthy At hotmail.co.uk
james cadet 1955 timing
James 1955 j15 cadet
I feel a little stupid asking but can anyone tell me how to sort out the timing on a villiers 30c? iv tried several times (manual in hand) but i just cant get it right! any help would be greatly appreciated to get my lovely j15 cadet on the road!
devon


Mon May 04 2009
Nickersgascoigne At yahoo.co.uk
James Cadet 122cc 1953 10D
Photos attached, still looking for footrests to complete my restoration of my grandads motorcycle, any help or suggestions welcome.
Northants

James-1953-Cadet-122cc-10D-1.jpg


Wed Apr 29 2009
j-page At xtra.co.nz
james
JAMES 1935? 1939?
Does  the frame number and engine number coincide? and if not could you give me dates for both? engine number is villiers aaa1881, and the frame number is h11779, also have number on the cylinder of i think b6835,
new zealand


Wed Apr 22 2009
philhautefin At mobistar.be
Magneto cover & air filter
James 125cc 2 strokes ML Frame nber ML1689 Engine nber AAA21890A
Hello, I live in Belgium & I'm the owner of a James Ml. 2 parts are missing for a complete restoration. So I'm looking for a magneto cover & an air filter. Please, do you can help me. Thank you. Kinds regards. Philippe Hautefin
Belgium

James-ML125-No1689-1.jpg


Mon Apr 06 2009
safflow At gmailimg
Identification
Excelsior in question
Hi there from the states, I am hoping you might be able to tell me just what year and model of excelsior this is. if it is an excelsior. i have included some pics to help. the villiers engine # is:797626 and the frame # is:853332which is on the decal below the seat. on the fork neck  it has: Famous for over fifty years (pictured) any info would be greatly appreciated.thank you-Mark
Athens, GA. USA
............
Hi, I was just searching through your Famous james list, and have discovered that the excelsior in question is actually a famous james 1949 comet. there are three different pictures of adds or partial restorations from 48- 50 that let me know for sure. have a look and compare. please let me know if you agree. thanx again -Mark

James-1949-Comet-Villiers-GA-2.jpg


March 2009
Markrnz At msnimg
Here are some pictures of my James k17 1939 Clockwork mouse. I took them today while it was nice and sunny. I am sure some visitors would enjoy these pictures. Probably bring back memories of the 1940's etc.
You can add them to your site. I sent them in Hi-Resolution.If you want any futher info regarding the bike ask.
Thanks

Mark Robinson
New Zealand

.....

During 1939 these bikes were made in anticipation for ww2. The james factory was bombed in 1940 -Blown to bits. During WW2 the K17's were air dropped to soldiers and officers in the field. As they were designed as field bikes. There main usage was to herd up troops on the field. As were coined by the soldiers etc "The clockwork mouse". They were also called "Mechanical sheep" lol.

There are a few 1948's around but they arent as collectable as the 1939's because the 1939's were built for the war. Not as an afterthought in 1948. I am told mine is  an officers bike. Not a ML which was primarily just for soldiers. As you can see mine is in above excellent condition and even has the original exhaust/tool kit etc.

There are a few Ive seen going for quite big money. But they have been butchered with custom paintjobs..exhausts been modified non original engines.etc

Thanks

Mark

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Thu Mar 26 2009
cnv.pedersen At gmailimg
James 350cc
HI.
I┤m having a fully restored James 350cc 4 stroke from 1928.
Is there anyone there can help me to find more about this bikes and where to trade more of this model?
Regards
Tommy Pedersen
Denmark
Viborg, Denmark
.........
Thank you for your answer, and sorry  for the time to send the photos of my womderfull James. Here you have some few photos of the bike.
I hope this will help you, but if you need more photos, just mail me and i┤ll make more.
You are wellcome to call me too.

Best regards
Tommy Pedersen
Havh°jvej 29
9640 Fars°
Phone, +45 5017-6333

James-1928-350cc-3.jpg


Mon Mar 23 2009
Markrnz At msnimg
Wanted value/mark9d pdf-password required
James 1939 k17 -Clockwork mouse Mark9d engine/gearbox
Hi I was wondering what one of these fully restored in excellent mechanical condition would sell for in the UK.Can supply photos if required.Also I am keen to have a look at the mark9d pdf you have on this site as I cant get any information in New Zealand or Australia, Thanks Mark
New Zealand

Downloads
Villiers Downloads
Download Info


Fri Mar 20 2009
ronkrill At sympatico.ca
photo and parts needed
james 250 commodore
i need someone to send me a photo of the inner workings of the shifting mechanism on the inside right cover.it seems to  be missing the mechanism to hold the pawl onto the ratchet gear.
canada


Wed Feb 04 2009
j.lacombeimgbtinternetimg
1929 JAMES AUTOCYCLE
JAMES K19
desperately need mudguards (and stays if possible)
LEICESTER UK


Mon Jan 26 2009
peeps63imghotmail.co.uk
Literature:-  Photo.
James Sports Captain 1963  200cc
I am desparately seeking(no not Susan) this time anyway!!  a magazine with a front cover photo of a Sports Captain mounted at the top a chrome pillar at the the Earls Court Motorcycle Show 1963. Can anybody help??
   John.


Tue Jan 06 2009
scott-hanleyimgyahooimg
Trying to identify a motorcycle in an old family photo
I am trying to identify the motorcycle in an old family photo. I think it is a James from the 1920's. I was hoping for some assistance .
Virginia, USA

Bike is single cylinder, chain drive, flat tank, rigid rear,

James-192x-flat-tank-VA.jpg


Sat Dec 13 2008
jackqimgplateautel.net
Motorcycle
James ML130
Man contacted me that he one complete and a parts pile..have no use. Contact me and if you are interested..
New Mexico


Tue Dec 09 2008
Nickersgascoigneimgyahoo.co.uk
1953 James J5 Cadet Deluxe
Hello, I am currently restoring my family heirloom and have discovered that I have no footrests on the bike,the speedo cable has gone missing and also I need a cylinder head steady bracket. The footrests on this bike slot onto a square shaft if that helps. I have sourced many parts quite successfully so far and am enjoying the process greatly, too much apparently (says my other half) So if anyone knows where or has any of these items I would be very greatful for the assistance.... Nick from Dav Northants Uk
Dav Northants Uk

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Wed Nov 26 2008
gambogeimgtpg.com.au
photograph of a James
The photo attached is a friend of the family. I would like to date the image from the model of the motorcycle. It was taken in Dungog, NSW Australia c1917 to 1925 Do you know when this model was sent to Australia? Cheers
Canberra
 


It appears to be a 5.6hp No. 9 from around 1920. Ed.

James-1920c-No9-Dungog.jpg


Wed Nov 19 2008
ash.neaimghotmail.co.uk
james cadet j 15 tank badge
1955 james cadet j 15
hi i am looking for a tank badge for a james cadet j 15 1955 model,this is the only thing i need to complete the total restoration of my bike to show standard, here are some pics of before and after, can anyone help,thanks ASH.
newcastle upon tyne
 


Try this page: http://bikelinks.com/directory/Parts/Badges-Decals/
I'm fairly sure there's a dealer there who makes classic badges and may well do James.
 

James-1955-J15-Cadet-01.jpg
James-1955-J15-Cadet-06.jpg
James-1955-J15-Cadet-08.jpg
.......
i have searched the net for badge manufacturers but cant find any,if you know of any could you pass on the info,

The bike is open to serious offers as i have just acquired a new project, if you could put this in your forum i would be greatful,thanks ASH,


I found one you may not have seen. He does not list a James, but I know that section of his site has not been updated for quite some time.
http://dropbears.com/o/overlander/badges.htm


Thu Nov 13 2008
bobgimgwaitroseimg
james colonel
just to fill in any odd information that someone might be putting together. I owned a James Colonel in the 1960's. It was a 225cc 2T engine reg no 653AVK from 1957. I only ever saw two others so they were quite rare then !
newcastle upon Tyne UK


Sun Nov 09 2008
gillian.huishimgtiscali.co.uk
Rear Damper Units
James Commodore 1962 model
Does anyone know how to remove the chrome shrouds, is a tools necessary, if so where can I get one?
Tiverton, Devon
.......
Here's a picture of the rear damper, the highlighted parts is the part
I need to remove to get re-chromed.

Many Thanks

Dave Huish

James-1962-Commodore-Rear-Damper.jpg


Thu Oct 09 2008
chitra-autoimgyahooimg
Norman or James
James 1938
Sirs,plz find my recntly accquired bike (Previous owner says its "Norman" & as up to my Knwledge its like JAMES ML, Kindly help me in this regard!!,Engine is Villiers 125/3 speed, (papers is to reach me not before Janaury 2009, but I my country's tranport authorites may be misleading at times)
Coimbatore

James-1938-ML-Col.jpg


Tue Sep 09 2008
kieslerpimggmailimg
james with 125 villers engine
JAMES VILLERS ML 125 ENGINE
hi,
i have just been gifted a 1946 james ml with 125 cc villers engine. the bike is a basket case. on opening the right hand gearbox cover i found it empty ! some clown has inadvertedly removed stuff from it. the problem is i don not have access to a blown up parts diagram of a james ml gearbox and as i stay in bombay i feel its impossible to get one here. i was wondering if someone could provide me with the gear box diagram so that i could identify what is missing and get about either making them or searching for the missing parts..
thks...
kiesler
bombay


Try under Villiers on our page of resources for Books and Manuals


Tue Sep 02 2008
nickwestonimgblueyonder.co.uk
james k9 identification
I have purchased the remnants of what was a 1939 james k9, or so i was told.I cannot find any pictures of a complete surviving bike on the net.The frame does look small for a 250 and looks virtually identical the the james 150 pictured on this site.Are the frames the same? The frame number is h11311. Thanks. Nick.
England, the midlands.
.......
Thanks for replying quickly.
Here are some epics of the frame you can use, including the headstock
with number visible.
Thanks.
Nick.

 
James-1939-K9-1.jpg


Sun Aug 10 2008
festaTbirdimgaolimg
photos
James Captain Sport 250cc
HELP!! bought the above, its been pissed about with, have no real pics to compare. Festa
Newport, Wales


Sun Jun 15 2008
tim.jordanimgman.eu
James Superswift rectifier
James Superswift 250cc
can any one send me information on the wires that go onto the rectifier what colour goes where etc.
Market drayton


Mon Mar 31 2008
kellylloydimgxtra.co.nz
Hoping sum1 can help me. The bike is 1947 james,198cc, MO8639D (frame no.),83553(engine no.) Villiers engine has an E with a square around it stamped on it. Not sure if year is correct but thats wot it was registered as in Australia. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanx Dwayne, kellylloyd@xtra.co.nz. New Zealand
New Zealand


Mon Mar 17 2008
kieran-duffyimgeircom.net
James motorcycle parts wanted!
James Model 10
Hello! Could anyone help with engine parts(the front cylinder especially) for a James 750 model 10 1923 and any information about this model would be appreciated
Ireland


Sun Mar 16 2008
samfindlayimgle15.orangehome.co.uk
Silencers/Exhaust Pipes
James Superswift
I'm looking for a set of these to fit to a Commodore which I've fitted 2t engine to. Can anyone reccommend a supplier?
Leicester


Fri Mar 14 2008
j-pageimgxtra.co.nz
I can't get any info on my bike!!
James 1935
This is all I know it is a two stroke and I thought the engine number was AAA18813 but that does not work on your website please help me if you can!!
Haven't got picture today but can do if needed!
New Zealand


Sat Mar 01 2008
benlangworthyimghotmail.co.uk
james insurance
james j15
Hi can anyone offer me any advise? My 1955 james cadet is my first motorcycle, and i plan to do some travelling on it could anyone recomend a good classic insurer, who wont have a problem with the bike being my only vehicle?
devon


Mon Feb 18 2008
mmansellimgbigpond.net.au
1949 James Comet 98cc two speed
James Comet
Where can I get spare parts for this bike? Kick Start pedal, brake pedal, exhaust pipe, Clutch bridge, cylinder head, gearbox output sprocket and chain guard is all it needs now.
Sydney Australia

James-1949-Comet-98cc-Sydney.jpg
James-1949-Comet-98cc-Sydney


Sat Dec 15 2007
benlangworthyimghotmail.co.uk
james captain footbrake for sale of swap
james captain from 1955 onwards
hi i have a footres(with some fittings) from a james captain for sale or for swap for parts for a 1955 j15 cadet. I bought it hoping that as the main lever is the same as on the cadet that its fittings would be to but unfortunatly for me they not.

email me (benlangworthyimghotmail.co.uk) if your interested

ben (in devon uk)
devon britain
......
here are some photos, of the parts i have for sale or to swap.
ben
 

James Captain footbrake.jpg
James Captain footbrake


Tue Nov 13 2007
Earache1imgmsnimg
Famous James
1947? ML 125. and others
Earache here and i own several James motorbikes, glad to have found this site. One is an ML 125 i belive. another is a frame , forks, gas tank, ( yes i said gas ) rusted wheels and bad tires. also in my collection is an Villers engine ,then there is another in parts ( but not complete) and finally two more frames one with a rear wheel and the other with an engine that is similar in size but i have no idea what make . These last two i have not determined if they are James. When i am able to post pictures here i will.
Las Vegas Nevada U.S.A.


Wed Oct 31 2007
gerry.halleyimgstratstoneimg
New purchase
James villers trials bike
I have just purchased a james motor bike and want to find out more about it all i have is the frame number, i also need parts as well. cheers
scotland


Wed Oct 24 2007
m.burgess2imgblueyonder.co.uk
James ML
We are looking for a kickstart for a 1948 James ML with 125cc engine. Can anyone help please?
Bristol


Wed Oct 10 2007
benlangworthyimghotmail.co.uk
1955 james cadet j15 parts
I need some parts to complete the restoration of the bike pictured, if anyone has or knows of any parts id be really interested in buying them
devon

James Cadet 1955 J15.jpg
James Cadet 1955 J15


Mon Aug 20 2007
melmanseimgskyimg
James Captain 1954
I am looking for a seat for a James Captain 1954 motorbike. Any ideas where to look?
North Yorkshire


Sat Aug 18 2007
gingcoimgwoosh.co.nz
1936  james h
i would like to get a front plate and brake shoes for my 1936 girder fork james
new zealand


Sat Aug 04 2007
les.parkinimgbtinternetimg
Parts For James Cadett
L 150
Any partss for my james 1956
DL10 4EX


Wed Jul 25 2007
stephen.j.coleyimgunileverimg
1955 James Cadet 150cc
Were would be the best place to sell thi machine
Norfolk


This directory has pages on auctions and classifieds: http://bikelinks.com/directory/Publications/


Mon Jul 09 2007
JamesWisdomimghotmail.com
James Motorcycles
All models
Check out this site for information on James Motorcycles - www.simplywizard.co.uk
London


Thu Jun 28 2007
mollynelsonimghotmail.co.uk
original colour of petrol tank
James Cadet 1955
restoring motorcycle would appreciate definite info on original colour of the petrol tank
Durham '07.
.........
I understand that all petrol tanks for this model [James Cadet 1955] are the same colour?


I think you're right there. If my memory serves me well those few period adverts in colour always show them as having a maroon coloured tank. Sorry I can' t be more specific.


Tue May 01 2007
sarahj2608imgaolimg
james motorcycle
L25 commodore 250 1957
I have a james motorcycle with orginal instruction book and documents. It has two engines one is a 200cc the other a 250cc. if anyone is intrested in this bike for parts or restoration please get in contact.
cambridgeshire

James 1957 L25 Commodore 250 2.jpg
James 1957 L25 Commodore 250 2


Tue Apr 24 2007
nomadtransimgaolimg
Inquiry from Warren Gerbrandt
98 cc James
Warren,
I grew up in Southern Manitoba and there were four of us that had 98cc James bikes in the mid 50s. One was a 53, I had a 54 and two friends had new 55s. It's possible yours could be one of these bikes. I still have some black and white photos if you're interested.
Ken Ginter
Mesa, AZ


Mon Apr 23 2007
truckerbeauimgsympatico.ca
1952 james brochure MINT ORIGINAL
all  models
1952 JAMES BROCHURE FOR SALE, SPECS on the 98cc to 197cc villiers engines. top off your collection with this beautiful brochure.

1949 james lightweight booklet original
49 james
have a real nice james booklet called putting it on the map the new 98cc lightweight motorcycle about a 2000 mile trip around brish isles.good condition.
ontario canada


i wrote you an email awhile back, trying to find out the year and model of my fathers james motorcycle. theses are the only pictures i have of it. if you have any idea what it might be it would really be appreciated. the whole frame has been repainted and under the white paint it is a maroon color.
thank you very much

Warren Gerbrandt <crippler-04imghotmail.com>
Sun, 25 Mar 2007


The bike appears to be early pre-war, about 1947, but may be a bitza. An expert may be able to tell more from the engine and frame numbers, if you can supply those. Ed.hi again,
the only frame number i can find on the motorcycle is L 821-1, and the only number on the outside of the engine is V15 B7310. if you can make anything out of these numbers that would be much appreciated. (the number on the motor could have been on a plate, but there was no plate found on the motor)

Warren Gerbrandt

See also the page on serial numbers. Ed.
James c1947 Villiers.jpg
James c1947 Villiers

Sun May 17 2009
accycle At ymailimg
unknown James (possibly a Bitza)
unknown unknown
Hello. Origionally I contacted you in March of 2007 regarding identification of what you believed to be a pre war James motorcycle or maybe a Bitza. I have found 2 other serial numbers on the frame under the seat (DO1694 + L993/7) do these numbers mean anything to anyone? I have had no luck identifying this motorcycle and am not sure where else to look. Thank you.
Canada


Mon Mar 19 2007
dmawleimgsympatico.ca
James bicycles

I have a very old single speed James bicycle. It's all black with no chrome or nickel plate anywhere. The rear hub is a Villiers with a sprocket on either end - one with back pedal, the other fixed. Can soeone tell how I might date my bike from the serial number and where I can find 26x11/4-inch tires which are now scarce as hen's teeth. Thanks
Dave
Montreal


Sat Mar 10 2007
ghaffeyimgbtinternetimg
Headlight switch
James Cadet 98cc 1953
I need a headlight switch for a James Cadet 98cc 1953 model
N Ireland


Wed Feb 21 2007
crippler-04imghotmailimg
james motorcycle info
hi. my father has an old james motorcycle sitting in his shed. how could i find out what year and model of motorcycle he has?
MB, Canada


Sat Feb 03 2007
warrenmccreadyimgxtra.co.nz
spares?
james captain 1954
Hi , looking for spare parts for a james captain 1954 all help would be grateful I live in new zealand warren mccready
new zealand


Tue Jan 30 2007
paulimgirvinep48.fsnet.co.uk
Seeking parts
James Colonel
Im looking for a 1955 James Colonel, frame, or basket case bike.
Dorset, UK


Mon Jan 15 2007
nspackmanimgbit.net.au
date verification of James Motorcycle
James Model 9
I have an early V-Twin James Motorcycle and need to verify date of Manufacture. The Motorcycle may have been used by Russian Forces in WWI. The Engine capacity is 660cc. The Bore and Stroke is 70mm x 86mm and the Wheels 28" diameter x 3". The cyclinders are cast with jaggered fins. All chain drives. The chain covers are easily removed. Magneto at rear of engine on down tube. Mine has all aluminum chain covers and I have interchangeable wheels front and back. Mine also has a front brake which is exactly the same size as the rear brake and interchangeable. The engine number is BJ109 and the Frame number is 4530. I am trying to date the motorcycle and find out whatever I can about it. No luck so far.Any help would be apprciated.

Kevin
Australia
............
The Gearbox number is 1453.

James Model 9 660cc.jpg
James Model 9 660cc


Thu Jan 11 2007
wrc7001imghumboldt.edu
Identification
Jame ML
I recently aquired a motorcycle I believe to be James ML
On the lug that
the seat springs sits  there is the number
ML 29 L stamped into it.
Is there any way to identify this bike?
Any information you can give me would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Bill Clem
California


Fri Jan 05 2007
stuart.howsonimgtiscali.co.uk
electrical problem fuel cap
james cavalier
I have the above bike but when I turn on the head light the engine cuts out ,and the bike is missing petrol tank cap can anyone help
mansfield uk


Thu Dec 14 2006
Kimcortimgmaltanet.net
james k17 125cc
I would like a workshop manual book,parts book list. My frame number is b3833 and engine aaa27649.the last number is 1 or d im not sure.I would like to restor it and I need some help.if you have the manual book or parts book is it good for you to pay you with a cheque and to whom I will adress it. Thank u
malta


Mon Dec 11 2006
warrenmccreadyimgxtra.co.nz
motor cycles
james captain 1954-1957
where in new zealand can i find some parts etcz


I would recommend you browse the Bikelinks classic motorcycle dealers directory, and also the classic motorcycle clubs section.


Fri Dec 29 2006
macmageeimgtksinc.us
James 125cd
My buddy doesn't have a computer, so I'm inquiring for him. He'd like a photo of his old James 125cc. He had it in the mid 50's in the USA. Any sites for pics?
Mac
Arizona, USA


Try the James directory at Bikelinks, for a start:
http://bikelinks.com/directory/Classic_Motorcycles/A_to_Z/J/James/


Mon Dec 11 2006
bev-n-willimghotmailimg
1928 james
does any one need frame or brass flywheel
bill
london


Sat Dec 09 2006
reidmossmanimgxtra.co.nz
New Contact
James Comet , Cadet  or ML125 ?
Hi, I have a James ML or Comet First Registerd NZ 09.03.1950 In pieces, about to be reassembled , have all parts except H/bars & clamps, Stand, It has a Ridgid Rear end with Single Conical Front Spring. Chasiss #DO1277. Like Comet Pictured with Girl From Canada. Engine#8487707 125cc I think its a Mark 12D . I have a Book of the Villiers Engine.Covers  up to 1969 Motorcycles, by the Pitman Motor Cyclists Library. By C grange .Copys were Reprinted in 1970.
If you have any Colour photos other than whats on your site i would be very interesed, so i can identify what i have.Please feel free to Contact me if you could put me in contact with other owners of similar Bikes.
Thanks Reid Mossman
Auckland , New Zealand


Wed Dec 06 2006
dunxcimgaolimg
Spares help
James Cadet 150 J15 1955
Hi,
I'm looking for spares for the above - especially the complete slider rear suspension (I do have the springs and end caps, but nothing else). I've tried a few contacts but either get no response at all (James website etc.) or the contacts don't have spares (Vale-Onslow). Can anyone help? I'm prepared to get this stuff made, but I'd need dimensions etc. to start.
Thanks in anticipation,
Duncan
Wiltshire

James Cadet 150 J15 1955 frame.jpg
James Cadet 150 J15 1955 frame


Tue Nov 28 2006
garry.howittimghalliburtonimg
Identifying a james?
Captain 200cc
Can someone tell me what year the james i have in the attached photo is and is this the colour it should be, alos is this a Villiers or AMC engine?
Scotland
 

James Captain 200cc.jpg
James Captain 200cc


Sun Nov 05 2006
michaelimgburgdorf.dk
It is a James Comet / J11 from 54/55
comet 54-55
I need a piston to a 98cc
Denmark


Mon Nov 06 2006
casadelaguilaimgntlworldimg
AMC 15T Workshop Manual
James Cadet M15
I am looking for a workshop manual for the AMC 15T engine. Also a AMC 15t engine complete or spares
Yorkshire


Tue Oct 17 2006
PJONES9999imgYAHOOimg
Magneto flywheel w/coil plate assembly
Famous James 9D
Looking for magneto flywheel with coil plate assembly. 1948 Villiers engine.
Florida USA


Sept 5th 2006
subject: part needed
Email: ronkrillimgsympatico.ca
message: i have a 1957 james 250 commodore and need the pawl spring that keeps the bike in gear. do you know where i can get this spring?


Wed Aug 16 2006
angus mcleodimghotmailimg
james 197cc
frame number  el206 69
can you please tell me what model of motorcycle this is also what type of carb i need as the carb is missing regards. angus
bude uk


Wed Aug 02 2006
Mikeimgnasalezeimg
Harry James was my Great Uncle
Really nice to know the James bikes live on.
Ramsey, Isle of Man


Sat Jul 22 2006
daveallieimgnetcall.com.au
James motor cycle
Can you tell me what model James this engine was fitted to and what capacity it is?
Engine Num. 799A/4155
Australia


It appears to be a 4 speed 223cc made from 1953-57. Bore x Stroke 63 x 72, Rotor (R127) Armature (A131) Carb ( S25). Ed.

James 1953 223cc.jpg
James 1953 223cc


Tue Jun 27 2006
abychawskiimgyahooimg
james 1952
I need engine parts for 1952 james with williers engine; piston bearings and seals clutch, gears [3 speed]
California
 

James 1952 restoration.jpg
James 1952 restoration


Mon Jun 05 2006
naylorsimgmenstonuk.fsnet.co.uk
James Motorcycle 1958/59
Hi
My pal (has no Computer) has asked me to see if it is possible to get a James petrol tank badge he has the bike in bits and just told me it's a 1958/9 James could you reply with an address or telephone number of any supplier of James parts
Many thanks
Menston (England)
 

James Captain 1958 Tank Badge.jpg
James Captain 1958 Tank Badge


Tue Jun 06 2006
jopimgterraworld.net
need parts for rebuild
1948-49 James
Seeking contacts for items neede to restore 49 model
Texas


Wed May 10 2006
tom09ukimgyahooimg
Wiring Diagram
1955 James Cadet
hello, I was hoping you could help. I am restoring a 1955 150cc James cadet. I have reached the stage of wiring and need to find a diagram so I can do it correctly. I hope you can help. many thanks indeed. All the best, Tom
London


Brucemain-smith.com list both a rider's instruction book and a parts manual for the Cadet. It's likely that one of these books will include a wiring diagram. Ed...................
I have attached a photo of the bike. The wires are nearly all there. I was just wondering where the 6V battery fits in to the circuit and on the bike? Also
the wire that comes off the dynamo located in the engines connects to where? Many thanks indeed for your help! All the best, Tom.
 

James Cadet 1955.jpg
James Cadet 1955


Fri Apr 21 2006
jmo17686imgbigpond.net
what year ?
james villers mark 1
i d please barrel  )K
B7281
  IMC
housing  797 3394
Cairns Aust.


Sun Apr 16 2006
lisaj.parkerimgtiscali.co.uk
My wires are crossed
James Captain 1963
I need to sort the wiring out on a 63 captain does anyone know where i could obtain a diagram from I would be most greatfull for any help. Thanks Chris.
Colchester  Essex

I have attached a couple of photos of the bike which was my late brothers & hasn't run since the mid seventies. The bike has the original switch gear but has wires hanging out everywhere & needs a total rewire.

James Captain 1963 2.jpg
James Captain 1963 2


Sun Apr 09 2006
paulatwoodsideimgbtinternetimg
Is it still alive
James L20 sports captain
I wonder if this bike from my teens is still around reg. No. 802DOU  it had chrome side panels  and an avon rave fairing. If anyone has a picture of a sports captain I would dearly love one, just to make a disabled old man happy
shropshire


Wed Feb 22 2006
ronkrillimgsympatico.ca
parts needed
i have a 57 james 250 commodore and need a seat, headlight, front fender and all handlebar switches
chatham,ontario canada
 

James Commodore 1957 250cc.jpg
James Commodore 1957 250cc


Wed Feb 01 2006
concept-pro.incimgvideotron.ca
Need informations????
HI my name is Serge
I' m sending you a picture of my "JAMES" motorcycle
1) Can you tell me the year?
2) Where can i find parts for it?
3) The price of it when restore?
thank you

The bike is a James Comet of c1950 vintage. I would recommend you browse the Bikelinks classic motorcycle dealers directory. Sorry, cannot estimate its value.
 

serge deblois wrote:
I looked on the JAMES MOTORCYCLE website  and in 1950 all the front
suspension show are ligthweigth fork and my front suspension is a spring,i
have suspension in the back too.
Here is some pictures so that you can see it.
MY serial number is located on the frame, the front braket of the engine and
we read it as:
53
93 55 53
Thanks
SERGE


I'm very confident that your bike is a Comet of 1950-52 vintage, Serge. Have a look at this page:
http://www.cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/james/

I have not been able to track down anything related to those numbers. The numbers you need are on the alloy crankcase of the engine, and the frame number which will most likely be on the steering head of the frame.

James Comet c1950 unrestored.jpg
James Comet c1950 unrestored


Fri Jan 27 2006
tomncoralimgxtra.co.nz
James headlight switch
I own a 150cc James,possibly 1939, It's missing a head light switch. On top of the headlamp there is a brass badge inscribed Villiers VEC Wolverhampton.anyone know where I can get an replacement? Looks as though it had some sort of spring under the switch.
Cheers Tom Davies
 

James 150cc c1939.jpg
James 150cc c1939


Mon Dec 12 2005
spidersman1imgcsimg
1948 james motorcycle with villars motor
i need a front rim and information on what i have.motor is in good shape plus have a spare motor.


Sun Dec 11 2005
sn-apperukimgyahoo.co.uk
Model ID?
Hi

I wonder if you could definitely identify the model of my first motorcycle which I think was a Commadore. It had a 250cc AMC two stroke engine, fully enclosed chain case, welded control levers. Sorry about the quality of the photo but it was taken on a Poloroid camera about 1967! It shows me and a work mate Michael Corley, outside the Duckam's Oil blending works in Fulham where we both worked in the quality control lab.
 

James Commodore 250cc 207BUO.jpg
James Commodore 250cc 207BUO


Thu Sep 29 2005
clareimgsnyder.on.ca
villiers transmission diagram
A friend has a 1952 James with a Villiers 197? engine. The transmission is in pieces in a box. We need a diagram of the trans showing where all the parts go - blow-up diagram would be fine.


8th August 2005
mcontellaimgonsolidated.net
I have a 1945 Simplex Servi-Cycle, a small bike made in New Orleans from 1935 to 1960, which I am restoring and now have running. I had one when I was about 14. I'm also in the market for a James ML.  I had one of them when I was in my late teens. They are somewhat rare but can still be found occasionally on ebay in the U.S.

Thanks for your interest,

Milt

Information on the James ML (Military Lightweight) may be found on the James Information Site


1st August 2005
subject: James 1956 Captain 197cc.
Email: rapleyimgmetservcieimg
message: Looking for sales brochure, colour pics, details, etc.


Thu Jun 23 2005
fosteriimggofree.indigo.ie
James Comet
Hi
Need some assistance and information if possible, have come across a James Comet
Frame No J3/2044
Engine 98cc ?
Can you tell the age of bike from this, and any other info, thanks
Are parts available
Iain Foster
Coolbeg, Rossnowlagh, County Donegal
Many thanks....


Mon Apr 25 2005
tlizzy999 at macimg
1942 James military Lightweight 125cc
Looking for parts book or coil and electric diagrams. Thanks


Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005
subject: help needed
Email: ronkrill at sympatic.ca
message: i put another gear box on my 57 250 commodore and the engine doesnt want to go i9n. the frame brakets are rubbing on the back of the gear box,. i tryed to lift the front of the engine push it down ,every thing ,what the trick. you tell me.


April 26, 2002
by James Franklin -- j.v.franklin at worldnet.att.net
James Logo

Common Name Designation Years of Manufacture
Superlux (JDL) Superlux 1946-49
Superlux (2F) Superlux 1948-54
ML ML 1946-48
Comet 1 Comet 1 1949-55
Cadet Cadet 1949-55
Captain Captain 1948-53
Cadet J5 1953-54
Commando J9 1953-55
Captain K7 1953-59
Cotswold K7C 1953-57
Colonel K12 1953-57
Cadet J15 1954-55
Comet 100 L1 1955-66
Cadet L15 1955-59
Commando (7E) K7T 1955-57
Commodore L25 1955-62
Cavalier L17 1957-59
Commando (10E) K7T 1958-58
Commando L25T 1958-62
Cotswold L25S 1958-62
Flying Cadet L15A 1959-62
Captain L20 1959-66
Sports Captain L20S 1961-66
Superswift (2t) M25 1961-63
Cadet M15 1962-65
Commando M25T 1962-66
Costwold M25R 1962-64
Superswift M25S 1962-66
Cotswold (Starmaker) M25RS 1964-66
Unknown Model M16 1965-66


January 1, 2002
Subject: Help with JAMES & other British & European Two Strokes.
The British Two Stroke Club of Australia Inc. was founded in 1989 to serves the needs of owners or those persons interested in Australian, British & of later years European two & three wheeled vehicles powered by twostroke engines. When requested, assistance is provided to all enquiries
The club & can be contacted at BTSCA Inc. P.O. Box 6058 KARINGAL, VICTORIA, 3199, AUSTRALIA .
beere at alphalink.com.au


October 21, 2001
I have recently purchased what appears to be a M25, however most of the cycle parts are missing, does anyone know of anywhere these items can be obtained. --  Thanks Tony  --  NVTMC at aolimg


October 10, 2001
Hello from New Zealand
Could you help with a James my friend is fixing up here are some details.
eng no 1ea 9220
frame no h 9563
gbox no mmb 209
mag no 4 pg 12802
Any info or what model or year this bike is would be much appreciated.  Thanks
Dave Murphy  --  dmurfruff at xtra.co.nz


April 12, 2001
The British Two-Stroke Register operates an e-mail group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BritishTwoStroke You'll find a few James fans here (including myself) who will only be too happy to sympathize with you. --  Mark Gattenhof  -- mgatt at turboweb.net.au


February 24, 2001
I have a 43 James ML WD. Can you help with any part sources?  --  Thanks!  --  Jonathan Lewis --  lewisj at sprynetimg


November 6, 2000
I got my grandfathers old bike and I'm trying to figure out what it is so far it looks like a James ML military bike but I'm having trouble finding pictures of any 42-45 military versions can you be of help?    Thank you   --  Steve  --  stja at televarimg


May 1, 2001
I am 22 years old and a have a James ml bike and was wondering where to get parts? I live in the United States. thanks for help  -- Chris  -- rider1 at compuageimg


April 23, 2000
Please take a look at our homepage dedicated to James Motorcycles at http://freespace.virgin.net/mw.berrie [404]
The site has been established for 5 years now
Mike Berrie  --  MICHAEL BERRIE  -- mw.berrie at virgin.net


I am looking for a 175 -178 cc engine and transmission for a james ml . I am almost certain it carried a Villiers 2 stroke If anyone would know the location of this item it would be appreciated  --  Roy N. Eddleman Thanks so much. --  sploogie at YadTel.Net

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