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The AJS '71 Desert Scrambler

Commemorating the commendable successes of AJS's USA Sales Manager Mike Jackson - in the November 1971 Barstow to Vegas, District 37, Mojave Desert race.
A line-up of some 3,200 riders, faced a gruelling 190 mile course that included such hazards as deep sand, steep dunes, a snowy mountain pass, millions of rocks and out-of-control fellow competitors!

Based on the AJS Cadwell/Tempest platform the '71 Desert Scrambler will be sure to thrill and inspire you with every twist of the throttle.


Available in three hot colours: Forged Black, Blazing Orange, Sundown Metallic Red

SRP £2559.00* inc VAT

Watch the exclsive interview with Mike Jackson himself as he recalls his time in California, racing the AJS Stormer across the Desert in testing conditions. 

Key Features

17 year old learner legal

Ultra smooth Balance Shaft, 4 stroke engine

Centre stand and side stand fitted

Excellent fuel economy

Stainless steel hi-level wrapped exhaust system

Low fuel level warning light

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Not only for sundays

'71 Desert Scrambler

Technical Details (Euro 4)

Engine type: 4-stroke, OHC, air cooled, single cylinder
Displacement: 124cm³
Bore x Stroke: 54 x 54mm
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Max. power: 7.4kW @ 9,000 rpm

Max. Torque: 9.5Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Tank capacity: 13L

Fuel type: Unleaded or E5 petrol

Transmission: five speed, chain drive
Mass in running order: 126kg (wet with 90% fuel)

Max load: 150kg

Starter: electric and kick
Generator nominal output: 100VA
Battery: 12v 9Ah
Brakes: 300mm front single disc/ 210mm rear disc (Combined Braking System)
Wheel rims: Front: 17 x MT2.5 Rear: 17 x MT3.50

Tyres:  Front: 110/70-17 Rear: 130/70-17
Front sprocket: 428 14T
Rear Sprocket: 428  45T
Seat height:
760mm
Length: 2040mm
Width: 830
mm
Height: 1060mm
Wheelbase: 1330mm

Odometer: km

Speedometer: Dual marked
Max Speed: (approx): 60mph
Fuel consumption: (as recorded on the COC)
 118mpg

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Maintenance Information

Tyre pressure - front:     33 psi solo or with passenger (not to exceed 36psi)

Tyre pressure - rear:      33 psi solo or with passenger (not to exceed 36psi)

Tappet clearance In:      0.15mm

Tappet clearance Ex:     0.15mm

Engine oil type:              10w40 Class API, SG (Silkolene Super 4)

Engine oil quantity:         1.0 - 1.1L (check on dip stick)

Spark plug type:             NGK CR6HS (x1)

Air filter part number:     1690100-050000
Oil filter part number:     Gauze type, clean and replace

Front fork oil capacity:    220cc (each leg)

Front fork oil type:          RSF 7.5

Torque Settings:

Front axle nut                            45Nm
Rear axle nut                            65Nm
Steering stem nut                      30Nm

Swinging arm axle nut              60Nm

Rear sprocket nut                      30Nm
Cylinder head bolt M8 x 1.25   22Nm
Spark plug M10 x 1.00            12.5Nm

Magneto rotor                          70Nm

General 8.8 or 9.8 fasteners:
M6 10Nm

M8 25Nm
M10 50Nm
M12 85Nm


For more information refer to your Owner's Hand Book or contact your nearest AJS Dealer.

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*SRP Prices include VAT, delivery to the dealer (standard UK regions), Pre Delivery Inspection, full build up, number plate and 12/24 month warranty (see warranty terms & conditions). 
Prices may vary according to dealer locations and dealer packages and offers. Government first vehicle registration tax and vehicle excise duty are not included and will be added at the current rate.

Specifications and prices are subject to change without prior notice. All photographs are for representation purposes only. Actual model details may be different to those depicted. AJS Motorcycles Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications and prices without notice. E&OE All dimensions are nominal.

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