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Hi All. After recently completing my James ML restoration idle hands set in again. I said to myself no more projects, but after the opportunity of an early Matchless G3 panel tank came up I

We used to bang 4" nails into a plank and bend them round pram wheel axels!!!

Thanks Ron.. I have hit a bit of a mile stone this week, forks together wheels on, all I need is a saddle and I can start scooting around on it! I am really please with the the rolling chass

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Hi Both. This is fantastic, it gives me a starting point.....I shall fettle away. Ron once I have experimented I shall let you know which length/s work best.

Currently I am just piecing all of the bottom end engine components together to get ready to send them off for rebuilt....

I am slowly plodding on, the battery carrier is looking much more acceptable, not perfect but authentic I think is the word🙂

I am confident the battery will not drop out of it now anyway.

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The bottom end has now been sent away for rebuilt so I have now started on the resto of the last few components.......the chain guard is in a sorry state so lots of repair needed.....the horn was not working, so I have fully stripped it also for rebuild. It looks as if it been sat in water for some time 🙈

Can I ask, how does the lower chain guard fix to the frame?

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MT 210 is not impossible, you've got to be lucky or rich! or both. there's no substitute really, (all the indian/Chinese copies are totally different) have been working on repro's and there is a couple underway, but progress slow, not my top priority, and am waiting for anothet guy to do his bit.

Anyway, some pictures so you know what to look for.

Lex

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Lower part chainguard attachment is a long bolt that goes through the 2 sides, and there's a tubular spacer inbetween, and bolts to the lip welded on the frame.

Lex

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21 minutes ago, welbike said:

MT 210 is not impossible, you've got to be lucky or rich! or both. there's no substitute really, (all the indian/Chinese copies are totally different) have been working on repro's and there is a couple underway, but progress slow, not my top priority, and am waiting for anothet guy to do his bit.

Anyway, some pictures so you know what to look for.

Lex

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This is my mt210 lex 😉😉

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My saddle bungie kit from Czech Republic arrived today via Steve. I shortened them enough to give a firm springiness and formed the the hooks to the bare ends. My nose bracket has suffered some abuse by a previous owner, so had to make the best of that. But I'm pleased with the result, especially as I didn't need to remove the saddle from the bike.  Ron👍

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Thanks gents for all the advice on the rear tail lamp...I shall hang on for the correct MT210........I am sure one will come along. I have plenty of other job and parts to keep me busy in the meantime 🙂

You beat me to it Ron, good job on the seat bungees, looks good! 

Before I get stuck into mine I have finally got the horn working and prepped for painting, including the troublesome chain guard which is now much more serviceable.... 

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I don't think I've seen a specific diagram for the panel tank Steve. But you just have to follow the same diagram for a bike with a three position switch.....It's just that the instruments are in the tank and not the headlamp. The only addition is a live and earth for the wandering lead lamp. 

As a tip, I put snap connectors in all these leads and colour coded them....Makes life a bit easier if you have to take the tank off.  Ron 

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