With a lull in shop jobs and a break in the weather, today was a good time to give focus to the 63' matchless. I've been wanting to fire it up for the past few months but held off so as to have it outside while fluids were introduced. One of the biggest chores was pre-filling the oil system. It seemed to be a wise idea to add oil into the filter chamber and both oil lines as well. I had rebuilt one of the petcocks but question the newer brass type to its fuel holding ability. It took many kicks to get fired off. Later it was noted that the choke was being used backwards making starting somewhat difficult. However the engine settled down and a few rides around the parking lot were had.