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Can anyone tell me if and where to obtain a set of pannier frames and bags for a G3l matchless. Thanks Graeme 

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I think this has been asked and answered several times here.  Pannier frames you need to hunt out on eBay and military/bike jumbles and same for bags if you want originals, but hens teeth and usually worn out.....but v good repros are available......I am pretty sure you will find that source if you search on here.  There are also very poor frames and bags out there.......

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If you search here on "pannier frames" you will find a thread of someone asking how to fit the frames....thats worth a read.   You can try asking on the BSA M20 site about the frames.  There are a couple of folk on there who have had them for sale.  The good repro bags.....here you go......pegasus-drive@sky.com

 

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On 8/6/2019 at 7:46 AM, fv1609 said:
1 hour ago, matchlesswdg3 said:

If you search here on "pannier frames" you will find a thread of someone asking how to fit the frames....thats worth a read.   You can try asking on the BSA M20 site about the frames.  There are a couple of folk on there who have had them for sale.  The good repro bags.....here you go......pegasus-drive@sky.com

 

 

Ok. thanks for your help 👍

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IIRC, there is also an article on the BSA M20 site regarding making your own bags........... 

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As an aside to this thread. There are pannier frames without the wingnut held supports for the bottom tray. They have a simple slider affair. I've only ever seen these in original pictures, fitted to G3L's. I wonder if they were made by or specifically for Matchless?  I found some and fitted them to my G3L, just to have something different.  Ron 

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Very interesting. I never knew there were ones like that. The frames are for a friend. My m20 has the wing nut version. 

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I guess they were cheaper and easier to make. They do tend to rattle with empty pannier bags. However there is a forum member who makes spot on frames (wing nut type). No doubt he'll make himself known to you. Ron

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