James Motorcycle Resources

Just some pointers for information or links to:

  • James Frame Numbers
  • The history of James Motorcycles and the different models
  • James Parts Suppliers & Services
  • Bike Clubs
  • Forums for James owners
  • Classic Motorcycle sales sites
  • Classified Ads for Classic bikes
  • Regular Bike Shows

James Frame Numbers

James Frame Numbers (downloadable excel sheet)

James frames

(All data copied from Simply Wizard NO ML or autocycle  frame number)
rigid plunger K7 L20 L20S
Captain 1949 Prefix D. 1950 - 1952. Prefix M. 1954.  K7-xxx 1960.  CL20-xxx. 1961.  DL20S-xxx.
1950 Prefix M 1953. Prefix M ? 1955.  55K7-xxx. 1961. DL20-xxx etc. 1962. EL20S-xxx etc.
1951 - 52 Prefix M 1956.  56K7-xxx.
1953 Prefix A5  ? 1957.  57K7-xxx
1958.  AK7-xxx.
1959.  BK7-xxx
Superswift M25 M25S
1962 Prefix EM25 - xxx. 1963 Prefix FM25S - xxx.
1963 Prefix FM25 - xxx. 1964 Prefix GM25S - xxx etc
Colonel
 1954  K12-000101
1955 55K12-xxx.
1956 56K12-xxx
1957 57K12-xxx
Commodore L25
1957.  57L25-xxx.
1958. AL25-xxx.
1959.  BL25-xxx etc
Cavalier L17
1958 prefix AL17-xxx
1959 prefix BL17-xxx
Cadet 150 CADET J15 L15 M15 M16
J15- 1956  56L15-xxx. 1962  Prefix EM15 - xxx 1965  Prefix HM15 - xxx.
1957  57L15-xxx. 1963  Prefix FM15 - xxx etc 1966  Prefix IM15 - xxx etc
1958  AL15-xxx.
1959  BL15-xxx
Cadet 125cc Rigid Plunger J5 Plunger J6
1949:  Prefix D. J5 M for 1952
1950 - 51: Prefix C. S suffix to denote "springer"
1952: Prefix M. J5 for 1953.
Comet RIGID J1 / J3 / J10 J11 L1 Commodore J4
48 - 49 prefix F.  (1950 ?) 1954 - 55.  Prefix J11- 1956  56L1-xxx 51 prefix M & suffix F
51-52 prefix M & suffix F. 1957  57L1-xxx 1952 - 53 prefix J.
53 prefix J. 1958  AL1-xxx
1959  BL1-xxx etc.
COMP 200 trials 200 Rigid trials Colonel Mk.1 Commando J9 Commando K7T
1949 / 50 / 51.  Prefix MDO or DO 1952  Prefix M  (as far as I know.) 1953 / 1954 J9/xxx. 1956.  56K7T-xxx
1955 55J9-xxx. 1957.  57K7T-xxx
1958.  AK7T-xxx
COMP 200 Scrambles K7C Cotswold
1954.  Prefix K7C-xxx.
1955. 55K7C-xxx
1956.  56K7C-xxx
1957.  57K7C-xxx
1958.  AK7C-xxx.
COMP 250 trials Commando L25T Cotswold L25S M25R Scrambler M25RS Starmaker Scrambler
1959.  BL25T-xxx 1959.  BL25S-xxx 1963.  FM25R-xxx H25R 64-66
1960.  CL25T-xxx etc. 1960.  CL25S-xxx. etc. 1964 GM25R-xxx

 

James Motorcycle Information

Simply Wizard  - The best source of information about James Motorcycles

James Autocycles - Autocycles from James, and others

Parts Suppliers

Villiers Services -  The largest stock of Villiers spares in the World. Reconditioning of Villiers engines. Re-lining of brake shoes

Metal Magic   - some James ML spares

Bruce Main-Smith (Manuals) - Reproduction manuals from James and many others

British Motorcycles Parts (Manuals) - Reproduction manuals from James and many others

Classic Transfers - Reproduction transfer from James and many others

Gagg & Sons (Instruments & Parts)

Jeff Hunter Engineering: (email only)

Rubber components for veteran, vintage & classic motorcycles. Footrest rubbers, speedometer mounting rubbers, handlebar grips, knee grips & tank rubbers, foot board rubbers & much more

Email: - jeffalanhunter@aol.com

Telephone: - 0121 745 1954

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