A group of over 400 like minded enthusiasts dedicated to the Rudge Whitworth Marque.

Technical information, modifications and restoration topics are discussed in vivid detail. Surplus and new spares are made available to site members and up to date technical, machine dating and component drawing information is available to download, most of which is not available elsewhere. This site has NO connections to the Rudge Enthusiasts Club (see Home, About this site).

Technical help from Rudge experts...

Sam E Radial is on hand to answer those nagging technical questions like "I have been offered a gearbox for my 1930 Special and the seller has sent me some pictures. It has Rudge Whitworth cast into the rear cover as I would expect for this year. Can you tell me if the gearbox is suitable from the numbers?"

I certainly can! Unfortunately, although a 1930 gearbox, this is NOT suitable for your 1930 Special. The numbers show a small N suffix. This was used by the RW factory in 1930 to identify gearboxes destined for the JAP 250cc as these gearboxes continued to use the 'N'arrow teeth form. You will have to confirm this with the seller but it is unlikey that the internals have been changed. You may also note that, despite what the 1930 spares list says, the 250cc gearboxes DID NOT have the external kickstart stop. Now theres a thing!

(Taken from Rudge Numbering -Gearboxes and countershafts  - available free inside!)

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Thinking of purchasing or just purchased a Rudge? Started overhauling the engine?

Perhaps I can help? - I offer a free critique service to nut & bolt level for your newly discovered or newly purchased machine.

I also operate a donation based tool loan service to help you overhaul your engine and gearbox and a free gearbox & magneto loan service to keep you on the road.

Part missing? I have many original patterns for load to get that elusive part made.

Contact the site owner anytime on rudging@btinternet.com for details.

Secondhand spares purchased -make sure your cherished spares  go to genuine owners & enthusiasts directly


Reference files, catalogues, factory handbooks, technical articles and much more to download.

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High quality reference pictures of original components - is your bike original?