1954 Matchless G80S

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This 1954 Matchless G80S was purchased by the seller six years ago in Nashville, Tennessee from country music performer Keith Urban and shows just under 23k miles. The bike is powered by a 498cc single equipped with a Keihin carburetor and coupled to a 4-speed transmission with right-side shifting. A service in 2016 included an oil change, chain adjustment, carburetor tuning, and ignition timing adjustment. Approximately 400 miles have been added since 2012. This Matchless is offered with a clean Tennessee title in the seller’s name. The motorcycle is finished with black fenders and a chromed fuel tank with dark green accents. Features include a sprung saddle seat, passenger pillion, “pedestrian slicer” front plate mount, and accessory fire extinguisher mounted on the down tube. Suspension consists of teledraulic forks up front and a swingarm rear end with “jam pot” shock absorbers. A compression release lever can be seen near the left grip and accessory turn signals have been added to the headlight ears. The reverse-sweep Smiths Chronometric speedometer shows just under 23k miles. The seller mentions that the headlight low beam is not working. The 498cc single originally produced 23 horsepower and is linked to a Burman 4-speed gearbox. A Keihin carburetor has been substituted for the original Amal unit. A 2016 service reportedly included an oil change, fresh grease, chain lubrication and adjustment, carburetor tuning, and ignition timing. The seller has performed maintenance personally under his ownership, and no service records are available. The dry-sump lubrication system features a separate oil tank mounted under the seat, and the transmission is shifted on the right side. The seller recommends having the magneto brushes cleaned and basic maintenance performed but reports that the bike runs well and is ready to be ridden.

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