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by Akumar
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: 1957 VH discovered in USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: 1957 VH discovered in USA

Hi Paul and Adrie, I will get the color matched and post the information soon. Since Adrie correctly spotted my Velocette, I really would like to share this incredible story for entertainment of all readers (since we all love British bikes and a good story even if it is not an Ariel). This is a 1965...
by Akumar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: 1957 VH discovered in USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

1957 VH discovered in USA

Dear fellow enthusiasts, I have acquired this 1957 VH today (you may also get a chuckle from the license plates of my friend Rick’s truck). This is a fairly complete bike with solid compression. The color is a mystery to me. It does appear to be original paint. Did they make VH in this color? Kumar ...
by Akumar
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: V5C certificate and ownership
Replies: 3
Views: 413

V5C certificate and ownership

Dear fellow enthusiasts, I am trying to get a title certificate (proof of ownership) for a 1951 Sunbeam S8 which I imported from the UK. The vehicle registration authorities here (USA) contend that since V5C is not a proof ownership, they are unable to grant me title certificate. That is somewhat tr...
by Akumar
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Bike storage in moist climates
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

Bike storage in moist climates

Dear fellow enthusiasts, I have a few vintage bikes in storage in a moist climate (near sea). Is there any harm in storing bikes long term in such manner? I am not sure if the sheet metal/electrics can be damaged in such storage conditions. I was also curious if any of you has experienced damage to ...
by Akumar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Horizontal slide Amal carb (4G Square Four)
Replies: 0
Views: 318

Wanted: Horizontal slide Amal carb (4G Square Four)

Dear fellow enthusiasts,

I am looking for a horizontal slide Amal carb for my 4G Square. Any leads are appreciated.

Thank you.

Kumar
by Akumar
Fri May 19, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Solex carb - adjusting fuel mix
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Solex carb - adjusting fuel mix

Hi Stuart,

Thank you. I have ordered a no. 25 jet from David. I will update after it has been installed. I also wanted to point out that the rear left side spark plug definitely seems to be "darker". I am not sure if the valve guide is leaking oil or if the rings are suspect.

Kumar
by Akumar
Mon May 08, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Solex carb - adjusting fuel mix
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Solex carb - adjusting fuel mix

Dear fellow enthusiasts,

This is regarding my 1948 framed Square with a 1937 engine. I was checking the spark plugs and noticed signs of a significantly lean fuel mix. How does one adjust fuel mix on a Solex?

Thank you.

Kumar
by Akumar
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Help identify this Ariel
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Re: Help identify this Ariel

Dear Nev and Simes,

The frame no. is XG49729.

Kumar
by Akumar
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Help identify this Ariel
Replies: 7
Views: 1290

Help identify this Ariel

Dear fellow enthusiasts,

I have acquired a “new” Ariel. Is this a W/NG? Any thoughts are appreciated.

Kumar

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by Akumar
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Break-in notes (4G Square - 1937 engine)
Replies: 20
Views: 1888

Re: Break-in notes (4G Square - 1937 engine)

Dear fellow enthusiasts,

The bike is running fine. I am noticing oil leak from the rocker box gasket.

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I don’t know how much I should tighten the bolts holding the cover in place. Any suggestions or solutions are appreciated.

Kumar

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