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

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

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

http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/asp/membersonly/museum/images/b108/MannAction_180.jpg

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

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

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3106/2686013034_02b2ecfb71_b.jpg

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

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3106/2686013034_02b2ecfb71_b.jpg

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

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

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

TRUMPNUT
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

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

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

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

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

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7063/6950965497_d08b3b1d4c_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6950965423_80e65deed2_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6804852842_4fac324eca_z.jpg

From Cycle Guide Magazine,1966.

worn
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.

Speedfiend
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.

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

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

TRUMPNUT
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 !

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

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

TRUMPNUT
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 .
http://youtu.be/0UnJcNEPNQE
But hey when was the last time you heard a Matchless run ?

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

TD
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.

dale