Can anyone identify the make/model of this bike my grandfath

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Can anyone identify the make/model of this bike my grandfath

Postby qwabmeiyaadn » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:08 am

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Re: Can anyone identify the make/model of this bike my grand

Postby dave16mct » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:04 pm

Looks like a 1955/6 Matchless G80CS, or possibly G3LCS.
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Re: Can anyone identify the make/model of this bike my grand

Postby Rob Harknett » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:36 pm

dave16mct wrote:Looks like a 1955/6 Matchless G80CS, or possibly G3LCS.
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Agree with Dave, although AJS were only badge different, with a little photo shopping you can just make out the Matchless winged M logo on the timing cover.
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Re: Can anyone identify the make/model of this bike my grand

Postby ajscomboman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:38 pm

dave16mct wrote:Looks like a 1955/6 Matchless G80CS, or possibly G3LCS.
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Looking at the bottom of the ali sliders, they're square as opposed to the rounded style for 56, also the rear pillion pegs would indicate that the bike is more likely a 55.

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Re: Can anyone identify the make/model of this bike my grand

Postby 1608 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:46 pm

The attire and western bars are very ' Wild bunch' too.

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Re: Can anyone identify the make/model of this bike my grand

Postby Mick D » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:25 pm

1608 wrote:The attire and western bars are very ' Wild bunch' too.


Wild Bunch.png


:D

Me thinks you mean:

Wild One.png


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Re: Can anyone identify the make/model of this bike my grand

Postby Rob Harknett » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:01 pm

m logo.001_.jpg
Matchless logo.
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Re: Can anyone identify the make/model of this bike my grand

Postby raffles » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:30 pm

Looking at the pipe size I would say it is a 350
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Re: Can anyone identify the make/model of this bike my grand

Postby alanengineer » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:53 pm

55 onward wheel hub, earlier forks, N1 magneto, so it could be up to and including 55 350

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