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by Joe Stokes
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: My Harris Matchless
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: My Harris Matchless

Why is it that whenever I fix a fault or find a solution to a problem, another one appears? 😁 Very true yesterday I had a set of BT45's fitted because the tyres had gone hard over time and offered no grip in the wet. While the front brake callipers were off we discovered that the brake pads were de...
by Joe Stokes
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: Chain and sprockets for a Harris Matchless?
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Chain and sprockets for a Harris Matchless?

A quick update I have now fitted a new chain and sprockets to the Matchless, it took me about an hour to fit them yesterday. I went for 18T front and 47T rear and took it for a little ride last night to see how it performed. It now pulls well in all gears and 50mph in top is about 4,000 rpm, I didn'...
by Joe Stokes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: My Harris Matchless
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: My Harris Matchless

Hi John I will let you know how I get on with the chain and sprockets. I'm still not sure I will go for a 17T or 18T front sprocket yet, Gary at Sportax recommends going for the 17T as this is the standard size for the MT500 so I will probably go with this. After all what is the point of asking the ...
by Joe Stokes
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: WELCOME!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: New Member

Thanks Gary
See you on Monday
by Joe Stokes
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: Chain and sprockets for a Harris Matchless?
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Chain and sprockets for a Harris Matchless?

Thanks for all the feedback, if I brought a chain and sprocket set from Force (front 18T rear 47T) I would need a chain with 104 links, do you supply these? as 102 is standard for the MT500 I think. Also do they come with a split link or soft rivet? I find split links more suitable for my needs.

Joe
by Joe Stokes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: My Harris Matchless
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: My Harris Matchless

Hi John
What chain and sprockets do you use on your matchless? I need to lower the gearing on mine.
Regards
Joe
by Joe Stokes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: My Harris Matchless
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

My Harris Matchless

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by Joe Stokes
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: Chain and sprockets for a Harris Matchless?
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Chain and sprockets for a Harris Matchless?

Sorry guys I don't own an MT but having recently brought a Harris Matchless I thought this was the best place for information and advice as it basically uses the same engine as in the MT500. My bike is on standard gearing and it is over geared and wont pull top gear properly (front 20T rear 46T 530 ...
by Joe Stokes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: WELCOME!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 348

New Member

Hi I have just brought a Harris Matchless G80, I had fancied one when they started production but the cost was prohibitive at the time. After selling two bikes I had some room in the garage so when a good one came up I had to go for it. It has only done 7,800 miles and is totally original with the e...