Rear Mudguard Decal

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Rear Mudguard Decal

Postby Cosmic-Wizard » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:24 pm

Good afternoon everyone :)

Can someone tell me what 'Matchless' decal should be fitted to the rear mudguard of my G5? And also its correct location.

The one I have says 'Matchless Motorcycles (Colliers Ltd.) Plumstead Road London Eng' and is currently fitted at the bottom, just under the number plate.

I have another sticker which says 'Associated Motorcycles Ltd. Plumstead, London, Eng'.

My bike is a 1961 G5 and would I be correct in saying that it should be fitted at the top of the mudguard, above the tail lamp?.

Many thanks.
James :D

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Re: Rear Mudguard Decal

Postby Mick D » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:45 pm

Hi

Here's the rear mudguard decal on my 61 G3 before restoration - the decal is the original one from 1961:

MGuard Decal Original.png


New decal from Classic Transfers:

Mudguard Decal New.png


Would the lightweights have had different decals?

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Re: Rear Mudguard Decal

Postby Cosmic-Wizard » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:08 pm

Thanks for that Mick ;)
It certainly seems like the correct location is above the rear lamp.
I have just found the file upload thingy (lol), so I'll upload a pic of mine and its location.

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Re: Rear Mudguard Decal

Postby Mick D » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:21 pm

Hi

In 1961 the company was AMC, I think the decal you have is more suited to earlier bikes.

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Re: Rear Mudguard Decal

Postby Rob Harknett » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:30 pm

The transfer states Associated Motor Cycles its 1946 to 1963. 30's type had arrows.
Odd thing is, AJS & Matchless lightweights show pt. no. 009194 as the rear guard for both marques. The club show this pt no. for A.J.S and the transfer picture is just the AJS logo.

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Re: Rear Mudguard Decal

Postby Ozmadman » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:49 pm

This is mine which as far as I know is correct for the AJS version
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Re: Rear Mudguard Decal

Postby Cosmic-Wizard » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:56 am

Morning all :mrgreen:

Thanks for your replies. I think I'll remove the sticker that's on there at the mo and fit my new one above the rear light :)

Thanks again
James :P

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