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Enfield Model S #590131
03/14/15 4:08 am
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I have been asked to find out a bit more about some bikes our club has acquired and one is, I think, a Royal Enfield model S of 250cc. Both Engine and frame numbers are S812. Can anybody shed some light on its date of manufacture and perhaps somewhere that I can get a few more details on that model.

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Re: Enfield Model S [Re: BobH] #590137
03/14/15 6:27 am
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Hi Bob
YES I CAN!
It just so happens I have a 1951 Model S (S191)
This model first came out before WW2
then they brought it back for 1951, 2 and 3
there is an oil filter at the bottom of the timing cover on the post war models
I think they were just getting rid of some old parts
by your frame number, I would say yours is a 52 or 53
51 did not have a tank badge 52 & 3 did
this model has a rigid frame and telescopic forks
I have a parts book and can help with information if needed

Cheers
Dennis B





P.S.
You might also check with Graham Scarth
he might be able to date the bike for you
(i'm not sure which one of these is right, but one of them will work)
<graham.scarth01@gmail.com>
or
chairman@royalenfield.org.uk



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Re: Enfield Model S [Re: Dennis B] #590143
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Dennis Yours certainly looks significantly better than our one which appears to have many non RE parts but it should do for one of our members as a project bike.

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Re: Enfield Model S [Re: BobH] #590856
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This 1937 ModelS is owned by a friend of mine here in Niagara Canada. Not many made it across the pond but I think it has beautiful lines.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_lVCC9aDALT4/SZMH9j7E8LI/AAAAAAAAGqQ/3f6ostNCDfc/s1600-h/100_3357.jpg

Here is a write-up that appeared some years ago.
http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2009/02/1937-royal-enfield-250-model-s-saved.html
Cheers
Don


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Re: Enfield Model S [Re: BobH] #591139
03/21/15 3:06 pm
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Re: Enfield Model S [Re: BobH] #597130
04/29/15 12:58 pm
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I have recently managed to read a couple of books on the Enfields namely : Royal Enfield : The post war models by Roy Bacon and The story of Royal Enfield Motorcycles by Peter Hartley and neither mention the Model S. Anybody have a clue on how many were made post war ? and why did Hartley and Bacon choose to ignore the model ?

Re: Enfield Model S [Re: BobH] #597185
04/29/15 7:31 pm
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Gordon May made up for the scanty cover in other books by publishing pics of all years and models of Enfield production in his book. Great resource.

Although he was obviously limited to what had been photoed or published back then too, but it did cover ALL models.

This webpage has nought to do with me, just for illustration.
http://www.royalenfieldbooks.com/by_miles_the_best.html

Re: Enfield Model S [Re: BobH] #605838
06/23/15 11:56 am
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250cc Model S # 812 was despatched from the Redditch factory on the 28th September 1951. It went to Shimwells of Birmingham, a UK export company.
Gtraham Scarth
(UK REOC chairman)



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