View Full Version : My new toy .

03-02-2012, 8:30 PM
Danm can't get pics to load !
It's a Matchless Baby !!!!

03-02-2012, 10:25 PM
damn it, you had me all worked up, and then ,..nothing, doh. cant wait ta see tha pics

03-03-2012, 8:17 AM
Is it a G50? Huh? Is it???


http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/asp/membersonly/museum/images/b108/MACHLESS MANN_600.jpg

03-03-2012, 9:42 AM
G80? (here's my great-uncle Tommy's)


03-03-2012, 10:08 AM
G80? (here's my great-uncle Tommy's)


AAARGH!!! I forgot about that bike. Man, what a beaut!

Nick, you better get some photos loaded. The pressure is mounting.

03-03-2012, 10:14 AM
ah I miss my Matchless G2! Congrats man, get the pics up!

03-03-2012, 11:41 AM
Lets see if this works . It's a G12cs in a 63 factory short track frame . Matching numbers . I'm not going to chop it ! I think more of a era styled cafe

03-03-2012, 11:45 AM
More pics Note the factory race tank . How bad ass is that !

03-03-2012, 2:24 PM
congrats, Nick!

03-03-2012, 5:44 PM
Beautiful, don't do a thing to it!

03-03-2012, 10:07 PM
Maybe these photos of Evel Knievel will give you some ideas...




From Cycle Guide Magazine,1966.

03-04-2012, 12:51 AM
If you want a cafe bike, find a basket case or a messed up bike, just don't touch that one or change a thing.

03-04-2012, 10:26 AM
Cool! Thoose Matchy twins are neat engines. Despite(maybe because of) the third main bearing, the bottom ends tend to be kinda fragile. That engine is the reason for the Matchless-Norton hybrids. The Matchless frames were very rugged, the engines- not as much. Not to say they're all bad, they just need a little extra special treatment. There are guys racing them in AHRMA and WERA, so somebody must have sorted it out.

Great find. Congrats!
Join the Matchless-AJS owners club for sure.

03-04-2012, 8:32 PM
Nice looking bike:cheersmate:

03-05-2012, 3:51 AM
Hey Nick,..That's awesome, Do you have it running yet?

03-06-2012, 6:08 PM
It runs but it is missing three case bolts so it just poors oil out .
This is not my first Matchless , I already know this bike pretty well do to I had the motor apart awhile back to check out the crank . They had a run of cranks that were brittle in the early siwties . But this one checked out fine .
Mike , those pics are of the later G15 highbred . I had one of those a few years ago almost took it on the first EDR .

I'm not going to cut up anything but since the fenders are no on it and it is missing the braces , I figured the easy route to get it on the street is a "butt Stop " seat and some low bars . Not really sure on what to do all I know is it is super sweet to own it finally !

03-06-2012, 7:05 PM
Congrats , love em pre units ! can't go wrong with AMC gearboxes either , nice find...

03-15-2012, 11:48 AM
That's an awesome bike. Nice find.

05-19-2012, 2:43 PM
Still lots of work to do . I plan to ride this to born free from Reno NV in a month . There was some old gas/slime in the bottom of the tank but all I did was clean the carb , Drain the oil from the cases , Put in new oil of coarse and put in some fresh fuel to the tank . This was the first time it started in 14 years . Last time it ran was in 98 and then the last owner removed the case bolts to make new ons or get them plated and one was busted off in the case . I found new ones and remoed the leftover bolt from the cases . I still need to repair the base gaskets since they leak like crazy .
But hey when was the last time you heard a Matchless run ?

05-19-2012, 4:59 PM
Perfect how it is. Just needs fuel in the tank.

05-23-2012, 5:26 PM
Beautiful, don't do a thing to it!

I kinda agree...but how bad ass would it be with low bars and a fiberglass section seat kinda backwards of the tank.

As long as you leave most of it alone you can't fuck up.