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This bike had a two speed gearbox operated by a hand lever. There was a manual oil pump which had to be given a squirt or two (when I remembered) and it had a belt and belt-rim final drive with chain primary. There were foot-boards instead of footrests and the front brake was bicycle type operating on the wheel-rim while the rear brake had a large block which clunked into the belt rim when applied. Both were mere token gestures when it rained but even so, I did manage to complete the Coventry to Brighton run one year whilst praying for a dry day all the way. I got there o.k. and, to be fair, it was quite a surprisingly enjoyable bike to ride..

  • Manufacturer: Sun
  • Model: Sun-JAP
  • Engine: 300cc JAP (J.A.Prestwich)
  • Year: 1922
  • Decade: 1920s
  • Machine Type: Road

One Response to “1922 Sun (JAP)”

  1. My dad before the war ..probably his first bike.

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