AJS Silver Streak 500 (1938)

The AJS Silver Streak 500 was a motorcycle manufactured in 1938. It featured a single cylinder engine with a capacity of 498 cc and a compression ratio of either 5.9 or 7.1:1. The bike had a dry sump lubrication system and could hold 2.8 liters of oil. It had a 4-speed Burman gearbox and a chain final drive. The front suspension was a girder fork and the rear was a rigid, spring-loaded saddle. Braking was done with front and rear drums. The bike had chrome plated rims with wire spokes and a fuel capacity of 11 liters. The dry weight of the bike was 150 kg. Overall, the AJS Silver Streak 500 was a powerful motorcycle with a classic design.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: AJS Silver Streak 500

Year: 1938

Engine: Single cylinder, single port, push-rod OHV with polished heads and ports
Capacity: 498 cc / 30.4 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 82.5 x 93 mm
Compression Ratio: 5.9 or 7.1:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Lubrication: Dry sump
Oil Capacity: 2.8 L / 6 US pt
Exhaust: 1-into-1, high level
Induction: Amal carburetor
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 3.7 kW / 4.98 hp
Transmission: 4 Speed, Burman gearbox
Final Drive: Chain
Gear Ratios: 1st 13.3 / 2nd 8.8 / 3rd 6.4 / 4th 5.0:1
Front Suspension: Girder fork

Rear Suspension: Rigid, spring loaded saddle
Front Brakes: Drum
Rear Brakes: Drum
Wheels: Chrome plated rims with wire spokes
Front Rim: 3.0 x 26
Rear Rim: 3.5 x 26
Dry Weight: 150 kg / 330 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 11 L / 3.0 US gal

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