Matchless Silver Arrow 1930

Matchless Silver Arrow 1930

This motorcycle arrived with us as pictured above. meanwhile we have already had a lot of work to get this motorcycle back on the road.

The work that we did is:


  • Engine block disassembled.
  • All parts cleaned.
  • All parts checked for wear.
  • Replaced the oil pump and adjusted the new one so that it is the same as the old one.
  • Cylinder drilled and faces for set pistons.


  • Gearbox disassembled.
  • Everything has been ultrasonically cleaned.
  • Gears checked for damage or wear.
  • Gearbox checked for function.
  • Replace output shaft for secondary transmission with the counter gear.


  • Checked that the frame is straight.
  • replace swingarm rubber bushings
  • Have footrest plates cut.


  • Have Magdyno rewound and replace the original magnets with stronger magnets because of no spark during kickstart. This is an weak point of these magdynos.
  • Complete wiring harness made.
  • Headlight mounted and connected.
  • Taillight including brake light mounted in our Red Hand Classics license plate holder and connected.
  • Amp meter connected in the headlight.
  • New dashboard mounted and the gauges and buttons mounted in it.

Paint parts:

  • Dashboard sprayed.

Fuel supply:

  • Have the carburettor overhauled.
  • Custom made throttle cable.
  • Custom made choke cable.
  • Fuel tank derusted and treated with anti-rust oil.

Oil supply:


  • Throttle lever cleaned and lubricated.
  • Throttle lever made working.
  • Custom made clutch cable.
  • Custom made throttle cable.
  • Custom made choke cable.
  • Custom made brake cables.

Wheels / brakes:

  • Wheels checked for runout.
  • Brake drums cleaned and moving parts re-greased for smooth operation.
  • Brake lining checked on brake shoes.
  • Front brake drum adapted for operation with coupled brakes.
  • Brake rod made according to drawing.
  • Brake cable holder at footrest made according to drawing.
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