Search found 386 matches

Go to advanced search

by Ian.Taylor
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: valve guide Interference fit ?
Replies: 0
Views: 76

valve guide Interference fit ?

I'm about to do both valve guides on my 53 VHA.

The gentleman who is going to do the job would like to know what the Interference fit would be

Also for valve to guide clearance I think the inlet is .0025
Exhaust .004 would this be correct.
Thanks Guys
by Ian.Taylor
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VCH/HT crank seal on a VHA ?
Replies: 0
Views: 116

VCH/HT crank seal on a VHA ?

I'm planning of installing the VCH crank seal 1249-49 and the Shim 1297-49 to my VHA.

The parts books doesn't show where the Shim goes. I'm guessing between the seal & Sprocket
by Ian.Taylor
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1953 Tappets
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: 1953 Tappets

My Oct 52 built VHA has Nil & Nil clearance . I set my rockers snug then back off until they move back & forth freely with NO tappet clearance. I cruise between 55-60 mph with no issues even when it was close to 40c here recently. My old 32 OHC was Nil & Nil .On a hot motor i discovered ...
by Ian.Taylor
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: deck height ?
Replies: 25
Views: 3059

Re: deck height ?

Putting the original VH Crank back in solved the problem.
by Ian.Taylor
Tue May 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Thorspark?
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Thorspark?

Thanks Steve
I am considering this route at some point.
by Ian.Taylor
Mon May 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Thorspark?
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Thorspark?

Hey Guys
Has anyone installed the Thorspark electronic ignition on their Single?

Seems like an easy fix to a dud mag armature as long as the generator is working good. They say it draws just 1/4 amp
by Ian.Taylor
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tachometer tribulation
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Re: Tachometer tribulation

Allan I had 2 of those . The seller sent another when I told him it was defective..The replacement doesn't read accurately either.
by Ian.Taylor
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tachometer tribulation
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

Re: Tachometer tribulation

I tried 3 tachs that run off the ignition wire and not one read anything close to the actual rpm on my 53 VHA, VF31 or my 36 ES2..Idle would be close as it reads about 700 rpm ,once underway forget it.
I even wired it up to my 77 Suzuki GT 750 and it was also way off.
Conclusion..waste of money.
by Ian.Taylor
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Engine case chips
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Engine case chips

Wade I use 3 Bond used for sealing 2 stroke cases.

Any Motorcycle dealer in Canada should carry it or order it.
by Ian.Taylor
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tight spot magneto drive chain
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Re: Tight spot magneto drive chain

John
Great idea Thanks for sharing

Go to advanced search