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Howard and Johnson

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HJ was a motorcycle produced by Howard and Johnson of Birmingham.

This machine was a sole model lightweight with a 269cc two-stroke Wall engine and a Roc two-speed gearbox with chain-cum-belt transmission. There was also the option of a lower cost single speed version. It had an Amac carburettor, Runbaken magneto and Best and Lloyd lubrication. The spring front-fork was an HJ patent whereby two curled leaf-springs replaced the normal solid-steel top links of a Druid-pattern fork.

Possible also used 269cc Liberty and Villiers engines

No further models were offered.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9