Re: 1940s 125cc James Moped

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My James has a Villiers motor on it. Nice to know my 800$ bike is worth more than 2000$ in USA (more because mine only needs fresh fuel to run... and it is licensed...)

> P D Wrote:

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> The motor is likely a Villiers . Looks smaller because that's how 2Ts

> were made back then .Same as my Simplex 125cc :

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> https://i.postimg.cc/QdQghrpd/HPIM1800.jpg

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> My Simplex makes 4 HP and will do 50 MPH , on a good day . 40 - 45

> comfortably .

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> The motor design didn't change much since the late 30s , but for a

> switch from rotary valve to a timed internal crankshaft intake . Not

> sure if that was the best move , but, much more simple .

>

> Anyway , the Villiers are believed to be a bit better motor , so ...

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