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Jawa Perak Type 11

Date Published:
29 Dec 2015
Oregon, United States

1954 Jawa Perak, or Type 11(250cc) twin port single. The Perak is a special bike in the Jawa line up as it was designed in secret during the Nazi occupation of the Czech Republic. Realizing the war couldn’t last forever the folks at Jawa wanted to have something brand new and fresh to offer the public when the war concluded, also banking on the fact that most motorcycle manufactures would only rehash the prewar products when the ball started rolling again were hoping to gain a larger volume of sales. Fresh restoration (completed last year). This includes a top quality paint job of the tank, fenders, frame, front end, hubs tool box and battery box, it was expensive but done to the very highest standard. The tank was replated at Browns, so the plating quality of that is unquestioned. The following are new items on the bike: Wheels: Rims, Buchanan Spokes, tubes, rim strips, front and rear brake arms, brake shoes, wheel bearings, Heidenau tires Front end: fork bushings, steering damper and friction discs, handle bars, grips, cables, high/low horn switch. Clutch and brake levers, headlamp glass and trim ring, fork boots, fork boot clamps, speedometer w/ new rubber gasket Exhaust: Exhaust headers, collars and mufflers Tank: gas cap and gasket, petcock, key, gasket for switch and ampere meter. Rear suspension: rear shock covers, Motor: kick start lever, shift and kick rubbers, clutch plates, primary drive chain, counter-shaft sprocket, shift shaft, rear drive chain. The cylinder was honed and existing piston reused as they were still good, new head gasket. Frame/Electrical: foot rubbers, wiring harness, tire pump, seat, seat friction dampers and seat spring, Nuts and bolts, horn, center stand, cable guide/shield(located on front down tube), converted to a 12 volt system with power dynamo upgrade, has a brake light added to the system. So this means it has an electronic ignition (no points or condenser) and 12 volt lights for safer evening rides.