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AJS 71 Scrambler 125cc
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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!

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

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SRP Price £2899.00 inc. VAT*

AJS Scrambler Malle Mile

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.

AJS 125cc Scrambler Malle Mile


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AJS 71 Desert Scrambler 125cc Motorcycles

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. 

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Learner legal scrambler 125 AJS
Maintenance info'

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

This 125 scrambler is perfect for commuting and green lane riding

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Best 125cc Scramblers AJS 71 Desert

Not only for sundays

'71 Desert Scrambler

Technical Details (Euro 5)

Engine type: 4-stroke, OHC, air cooled, single cylinder
Displacement: 124cm³
Bore x Stroke: 54 x 54mm
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Max. power: 7kW @ 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
Seat height:
Length: 2060mm
Width: 830
Height: 1100mm (to top of handlebars)
Wheelbase: 1340mm
Ground clearance: 200mm

Odometer: km

Speedometer: Dual marked
Max Speed: (approx.): 60mph
Fuel consumption: (as recorded on the COC)
 1.9L / 100km 149mpg
Emissions:  45g / km

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Maintenance Information

Tyre pressure - front:       32 psi solo or with passenger (not to exceed 36psi)

Tyre pressure - rear:         32 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.

​A range of accessories are available including,  NIMESA rear shocks, rear luggage rack, racing style side number boards, coffee mugs, key fobs and more ...

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