Matchless 1961 G80S

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Matchless 1961 G80S

Postby Ambrose » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:09 pm

My son and I purchased this bike in March last year, which we are delighted with. An experienced Matchless/AJS owner described it as well restored and in excellent condition. We are trying to establish more about its pedigree, as there are certain conflicting details which need clarifying.
The frame number is A80913, which coincidentally is the same frame number as a G3 sold last year by Bonhams!
The engine number is 59/18 36845 which suggests that it is an AJS engine ? The gearbox number is M34283.
Would appreciate views on this.

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Re: Matchless 1961 G80S

Postby alanengineer » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:04 pm

A dating certificate from the club is always a good starting point in identifying what you have. Its cheap and reliable

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Re: Matchless 1961 G80S

Postby G15 Roy » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:15 pm

alanengineer wrote: Its cheap and reliable


I am worth more than that ;)
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Re: Matchless 1961 G80S

Postby kernow kid » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:46 am

G15 Roy wrote:
alanengineer wrote: Its cheap and reliable


I am worth more than that ;)

Ok Roy, you are expensive and unreliable?? :D
Top tip - if it needs more than 2 bolts to hold it on, its probably important...

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