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Re: Matchless wd G3L info/history

Thank you for fast answer.
I bought the bike a few years ago because I liked it but had trouble accepting the story since the engine was marked with 41. I shouldn't blame him I bought it from but the bike has been through many owners and a story is probably easy to grow the more people it goes through, many times other stories may well be mixed into the original story. Either way, I have confirmed my suspicions. Now I can at least find the right workshop books and parts. The bike is drivable today but needs some maintenance parts. Next I will try to find out when it came to Norway and why it ended up here.

email (option): bjornkolbeinsen@gmail.com

Re: Matchless wd G3L info/history

S1050 was scheduled for delivery at 1400 per month commencing June 1943. It's rarely clear whether the manufacturers achieved these targets and they were dependent upon supplies of raw materials via the Ministry of Supply.

If they were on target then August / September 1943 would seem about right.

Re: Matchless wd G3L info/history

If I understand you right then my bike can have been produced in August/September 1943

email (option): bjornkolbeinsen@gmail.com

Re: Matchless wd G3L info/history

Can you post a picture of the bike?

Barry

Re: Matchless wd G3L info/history

Barry fuller
Can you post a picture of the bike?

Barry
I try but i do not know how to upload å pictures here on this forum

email (option): bjornkolbeinsen@gmail.com

Re: Matchless wd G3L info/history

Pictures

https://imgur.com/azumWHY

https://imgur.com/bwTYczw

email (option): bjornkolbeinsen@gmail.com

Re: Matchless wd G3L info/history

Yes, Ron is right with the C number, engine numbers ran higher than the frame number.

The bike is not in the postwar Key Cards, so I presume it was left behind in 1945, the British Para's went from Germany to Denmark, and Norway, so I guess it was used by them, if it wasn't imported from the UK or elsewhere after the war.

The pictures don't work, you have to pick the HTML option, or send them to me, then I'll post them.
I have a friend in Norway, maybe you can get in contact with him, he's restoring some wartime Matchlesses, email me for his details, replace the 2 ** for "ik" above.

Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welb**e.net

Re: Matchless wd G3L info/history

I got Bjorn's pictures to work? Ron
bwTYczw
azumWHY

email (option): ronpier@talk21.com

Re: Matchless wd G3L info/history

Ah, yes, looks good!! just to get some nice pannier bags, and maybe take the lower toolbox off? and change the kneegrips for Matchless ones, and pillion seat is postwar.

This reminds me, I once sold a basket case to Sweden, in the 80's, maybe this is the one?

Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welb**e.net

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