Matchless G3L S 1954

This famous company was founded in 1899 by H H Collier and had its works at Woolwich in London. The first TT race in 1907 was won by Collier's son Charles on a 432cc Matchless, the first of many triumphs in the Isle of Man. After the First World War race machines were based on production models but were still successful. In 1931 Matchless merged with AJS and gradually the two marques lost their separate identities. Matchless went into decline in the 1950s.

Matchless G3L S 1954

Postby zygy3 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:33 pm

Matchless G3L S 1954 350CC
This is my Lovely Classic Motor Bike...
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Re: Matchless G3L S 1954

Postby Tman » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:03 pm

Sorry, nice bike or not, I never click on links from one-time posters... :1204
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Re: Matchless G3L S 1954

Postby Stuart SS » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:11 pm

zygy3 ; its not personal but as Tman suggests ~ we have been having issues with 'newbies' posting spam ~

We would throughly enjoy some shots of your Matchless ~ How about some "photo shop" or similar snaps to begin. And some history ~

Give us some details of your pony ~ I saw a 500/650 Matchless only yesterday ~ a tad rough but still a classic ~

I always was led to believe the Matchless has a "licorice" bottom end (??)
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Re: Matchless G3L S 1954

Postby zygy3 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:06 am

Stuart SS wrote:zygy3 ; its not personal but as Tman suggests ~ we have been having issues with 'newbies' posting spam ~

We would throughly enjoy some shots of your Matchless ~ How about some "photo shop" or similar snaps to begin. And some history ~

Give us some details of your pony ~ I saw a 500/650 Matchless only yesterday ~ a tad rough but still a classic ~

I always was led to believe the Matchless has a "licorice" bottom end (??)


at first, sorry im not spammer but thanks for your suggestion haha...
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Re: Matchless G3L S 1954

Postby Stuart SS » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:21 am

Mate

That is VERY Sweet ! You have to be VERY pleased with that beast ~

Thanks for sharing ~

But again having expressed myself regarding singles.. I followed a fellow club member home on his Velocette home yesterday and that sure did sound sweet~ under "stress" ~ :158
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Re: Matchless G3L S 1954

Postby Tman » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:43 pm

Velocette schmelocette Stu.

Here's the latest project in the Tman workshop-

http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g81/T ... 0_0581.jpg

Nice Matchie too. The tank looks like it should be on a twin.
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Re: Matchless G3L S 1954

Postby Stuart SS » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:26 pm

Tman ~ looks intriguing stuff.

Ms M reckons I should sell both my bikes and get another project ~ I just went bug eyed and said NOOOOoooo!! :158

When I was an apprentice and earning a humble $22 a week ~ a nieghbour farmer revealled he had a 350 Velocette complete and the only thing wrong with it was the forks seals were U.S. ~ $25 ~ Instead of explaining my plight and offering to pay it off ~ he sold it to a cousin and he then srtripped it down and made a Go-Cart out of it ~ !!!

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Re: Matchless G3L S 1954

Postby Tman » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:51 am

Yep, I guess we've all got those tales to tell.

Anyway mate, I find that as I get older so do my bikes; there's something about plinking along on a rigid-girder on a country lane on a nice day which is almost spiritual. Old Dig seemed to understand that too, but without a bike (or bikes) to work on it'd be pills or the bottle for sure.
That's why I have no time for the " Jap classic" cobblers. Good reliable bikes no doubt, but where's the involvement? Where's the lurrve? :220
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Re: Matchless G3L S 1954

Postby zygy3 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:53 pm

I want another classic motorcycles...
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Re: Matchless G3L S 1954

Postby fido » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:16 pm

Lovely bike :50
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