Here is a photo of the bike taken on June 19, 2016
Want to go for a ride? Check out this video.
This is my Matchless. I purchased it in 1986 for $700. I have spent that many times over in cosmetic and mechanical restoration. There is always more to do, but I don’t own a bank!
If you need a copy of the original G9/G11 manual, look here (it’s about a 50 MB download).
If you are seeking any documentation, I urge you to visit Christian’s archive.
I scanned my copy of the owners manual, you can find it here.
I scanned my copy of F. Neill Service and Overhaul Manual AJS and Matchless Twins
It is a fun bike to ride, and it handles pretty well considering the era it comes from. This is a particularly good picture … there is no oil spot on the ground … yet. (actually, if you look at my BMW, you will see the oil spot 🙂 I took the Matchless picture first)
The G11 was manufactured from 1956 until 1958. It is basically a G9 bored out with a higher compression ratio.
I tore the rear wheel down and had lots of problems getting it right again. I put together a page to show the sequence of assembling it.
22-February-05 – I just completed assembly of a ’57 Petrol Tank. The underlying tank I purchased NOS a few years ago. I purchased the panels from the UK and had them chromed locally. Here are some photos:
And here is a “completed” photo:
|Bore||72 mm||Stroke||72.8 mm|