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AJS "Stormer" Information

Discussion in 'AJS & Matchless' started by frankdamp, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. frankdamp

    frankdamp

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    I did most of the early test riding on the Stormer, but I emigrated to Boeing around Easter 1968, just about the time it went on the market. I've never seen one anywhere in the US I've travelled to. Was the type ever exported here? I've never seen a dealership with an "AJS" sign in the window in the US either.

    I did get the heave-ho from Boeing in its massive shrinkage in 1971 and spent three years at a NASA facility in Virginia before getting back in again.

    Any information on the Stormer's history would be welcome. my e-mail is "dampshop@comcast.net".
     
  2. oldbeezer

    oldbeezer VIP MEMBER

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    They were imported to the States. A friend has a 250 & used to race it in AHRMA. I also know someone who used to be a dealer and I believe he still has 1 or more that were never sold. I will forward your information to them.
    Jim
     
  3. batrider

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    There was a nice article on the Stormer in one of the recent issues of the AJS/Matchless Owners Club Jampot magazine. Will see if I can find it and will send it to you.
    Russ

    Edit: Found the magazine. Orange Stormer on the cover. Please PM me your address.
     
  4. frankdamp

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    Russ:

    Couldn't find your e-mail to reply by PM, so here's my street address:

    Frank Damp
    5506 Doon Way
    Anacortes, WA, 98221-2918
     
  5. batrider

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    Frank.. sent out today. I re-read the article and it is mainly about the new AJS dirt bikes. But it does describe the origins of the reborn AJS brand from the 70s onward.

    Russ
     
  6. franko

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  9. N0rt0nelectr@

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    I saw one at a motorcycle museum in Chandler OK on old 66. DSCN0196.JPG
     
  10. Danno

    Danno

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    There is one being raced regularly in the AHRMA off-road series. I spoke briefly to the esteemed old gent on the Stormer and tried to get him to come here, but he claims to be "not computer-savvy" I did hear some complaints from him regarding parts availability. When I get pic-posting figured out on this new machine, I'll post a couple of shots.
     
  11. Bernhard

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  12. Cliff Stevens

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    Hi Frank, I've just completed this website, I hope you enjoy the read, the AJS Stormer is fifty years old this year, I created this to celebrate its history and development,

    https://ajsstormer.wordpress.com

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    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018 at 1:01 PM