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Post  FBKev on Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:13 am

There is a Fluff Brown AJS 250 on Ebay , https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FB-AJS-MX250-Red-Devil-AJS-Stormer-Villiers/253897931173?hash=item3b1d7ef9a5:g:AqoAAOSwnXZbq6rB
Out of interest is the engine a Villiers/Starmaker derivative? I Know that Fluff suffered from Alzheimer's and couldn't even remember that he used to make motorcycles, Also IRC that read somewhere that he had recently passed away.
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Post  piston 197 on Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:00 am

The man reckons it it one of the first ?? perhaps he just means the model ?
they first built bikes in 1968, the first model was the Alamos scrambler, it had a Starmaker engine, white tank, MP forks British Hub wheels and an underslung exhaust, they only made a handful and works rider was Malcolm Davis, ( i had one)
This was replaced in 1969 with the Y4 which was still using largely Starmaker parts, but used conical wheels and leading axle forks,by 1970 they were using there own version of the engine, this now had a six stud head ( 4 thru bolts and 2 studs) and a few other mods to cases and gearbox shell.
Subsequent models also included 360 and 410 cc versions, as far as i know the Red Devil model came out in 1978 ?
The main dealer was Stormer Motocross, based in Ross-on-Wye
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Post  FBKev on Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:14 pm

My cousin used to race on a 420 Maico & his best mate had a 410 Stormer that would have been early to mid 70s & I remember reading that Fluff was going to continue production under the FB AJS name IRC that he made the 250 in MX & enduro/road legal form. So he reckons it is around 79 which would make it one of Fluff Browns (I believe he was in andover) 1st bikes in his name.
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Post  piston 197 on Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:31 pm

Fluff Brown was involved right from the off( 1967 Villiers) and under the auspices of NVT 1968-1974 ( Norton Villiers triumph) Fluff Brown purchased the rights from NVT as early as 1974 and moved the whole lot, lock stock and barrell to Goodworth, Clatford ( near Andover), They were sold as FB-AJS from 1974 to date, although since 2002 they have just developed chinese motorcycles which are built to their specification and sold as AJS models , such as the Cadwell motorcycle and Modena scooter
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Post  FBKev on Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:47 pm

Thanks John, it turns out I didn't know how much he was involved in the earlier years. Just shows a little knowledge can be dangerous.
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