Matchless D80 1935 Sports 500
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Matchless D80 1935 Sports 500

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Matchless Catalogue 1935
MODEL 35/D80. "SPORTS 500" 4.98 H.P. - £54
SPECIFICATION

ENGINE. High efficiency 4.98 H.P. O.H.V. Sports engine with down-draught inlet port, enclosed and mechanically lubricated overhead valve gear, "Lo-Ex" piston, double-camshaft timing gear, extra large double row roller big end bearing, handlebar-operated exhaust valve lifter. Bore 82.5 mm. Stroke 93 mm. Capacity 498 c.c.

LUBRICATION. Full dry sump system with fabric oil filter, as. described on page 4.

CARBURETTER. Large bore " Amal " carburetter with horizontal mixing chamber.

GEARBOX, Heavyweight pivot-mounted four-speed gearbox with special easy-change dogs, Built-in positive stop foot gear control with adjustable pedal.

TRANSMISSION. Oil-bath front chain-case. Heavy [??] in. rear chain protected by effective guard with back panel. Shock absorber on engine shaft.

EXHAUST SYSTEM. Large diameter upswept twin exhaust pipes with tubular silencers. Low exhaust pipes can be supplied at option without extra charge.

STANDS. Spring-up centre stand and separate front wheel stand.

TANKS. Petrol tank : capacity 2 gallons. Separate Oil tank : capacity 3 pints.

SPRING FORKS. New design spring fork with heavyweight round tube girders, long spring motion giving, extreme comfort and good road holding, and finger-adiustcd shock absorbers and steering damper.

BRAKES. " Matchless " chromidium brakes with finned drums on both wheels, with improved operating mechanism.

MUDGUARDS. Deep section, finished black with gold lines. Rear guard quickly detachable for tyre repairs.

SADDLE. Lycett " Aero spring seat.

TYRES. 26 in. x 3.25 in. Cord.

LUGGAGE CARRIER. Detachable luggage carrier, 15- extra.

FINISH. Black and chromium with gold lines and embossed "M" on tank. Chromium-plated wheel rims.

SPEED. Over 80 m.p.h.

"Sports 500" Model 35/D80 with Magdyno electric lighting and electric horn.

"Super Sports 500" Model 35/D90, as above, but with specially tuned engine, internally polished throughout. including flywheels con-rod, valve ports, etc., and with high compression piston.

"Sports 500" Model 35/D80 "DE LUXE," with chromium-edged' mudguards and fitted with Magdyno electric lighting wish large headlamp. electric horn, speeds meter, oil indicator and illuminated instrument panel above handlebars

"Super Sports 500" Model 35/D90 "DE LUXE." as above

When ordering this model please specify dearly whether high or low exhaust pipes are required.

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