1955 Matchless G3LS

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  • I dunno what other bits I need. The commercially available battery eliminators are pretty much just a cap in a nice box, I think I can hold it in securely a p clip and I think I have some heat shrink tubing that I can hopefully get right down over the terminals to keep them insulated.

  • Yea match up the connectors and wire gauge, and use some silicone as a vibration dampener. That’s pretty much your £30 kit for £10.

  • Funnily enough I was looking that blue one listed on Marketplace yesterday. Did you see that one when you were looking for yours?

    If you need any info about anything Pm me. My dad is a member of the AJS and Matchless club so has some good connections.

    Such good value for money these when you consider the price of some of the stuff on the market.

  • No I hadn't seen it, kind of avoid marketplace as it seems pretty dodgy sometimes.

    I should maybe get in touch with the club, I noticed today that according to the v5 it was first registered in the eighties which I hadn't realised before buying it. Would be interesting to know it's story.

  • https://www.jampot.com/sections.asp

    My dads a member of the West Midlands section. Good Bunch of guys, I go to the meetings sometimes and go on their ride outs they do. The number for Colin is on that page, he knows loads so if you are ever looking for info he would be your man.

  • Cheers for that.

  • Oh nice! Proper cool bike.

    Dyno tech ecosse at Hillington, that guy looks after a few of my customers old enfields with Amal carbs, so he is very 'up' on them, often you'll get the right casing and slider size/spring, but the jetting will be basically random compared to what you have ordered or require. He likely has a shelf full of bits for them ;)

  • Forgot to update the thread,

    I picked up an oem Mikuni on ebay and fitted it, started first kick. Needed a bit of fettling to set the idle and stuff but been a couple runs on it and it seems to run great.

    I gave up on the battery eliminator/capacitor thing. I think it might work to keep the lights illuminated on a bike with an alternator (maybe?) but it wasn't working on this and the ammeter was all over the place. I picked up a battery and the lights and horn work as they should and from what I can tell, it's charging properly.

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1955 Matchless G3LS

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