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Hi Guys,

can somebody give me any information about Matchless G3L 1948? It is the same as war time model or what kind of deferences he has?

Thanks Radek


Hi Radek


A 1948 bike will have several differences.... 7 inch front and rear brake (WW2 5 1/2 inch ) It will have a lug or mounting on the front frame downtube for sidecar mounting......the gearbox will not have low 1st and 2nd gears...it will have 1 inch Carburettor...(not a bad thing ) It will have only 3 positions on headlight switch (4 for WD ) It will not have flat gear change pedal...the carrier will not have pannier mounting lugs...There are also engine changes inside to oil pump drive but not to notice. It will have a wide alloy band to clamp primary chaincase etc etc.

hope this helps.

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