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by Akumar
Thu May 28, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1956 Square Four in Michigan, USA
Replies: 1
Views: 215

1956 Square Four in Michigan, USA

Dear fellow enthusiasts,

Is this a club member's bike? The registration 291 MRE seems to be of UK origin. Check here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/202997053661

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by Akumar
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Expensive Solex carb
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Expensive Solex carb

Hi Paul,

What carb modification you made? Could you please share?
by Akumar
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Bikes sitting for too long - What can go wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 925

Re: Bikes sitting for too long - What can go wrong?

Dear fellow enthusiasts, Thanks for helpful comments. I am also looking at this MK II with same situation of extended storage. Does anyone know this bike? The seller says it has been in storage since 80s. It does say engine was rebuilt. But exact details are missing and that makes me wary. Here is t...
by Akumar
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Bikes sitting for too long - What can go wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 925

Bikes sitting for too long - What can go wrong?

Dear fellow enthusiasts, I hope you are staying healthy. I have a general question. I have been looking for a MK II Square Four. I talked to owner of one bike. This bike was fully restored in mid 1970s. Since then, the bike has been sitting in a living room. My question is what can go wrong with a b...
by Akumar
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Chopper Square Four in USA
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Chopper Square Four in USA

Dear fellow enthusiasts,

For those with strong arm and pelvic bones: https://www.ebay.com/itm/264649567830

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by Akumar
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Ariels sold at Las Vegas auction this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Ariels sold at Las Vegas auction this weekend

Dear fellow enthusiasts,

Here is graphic showing Ariels sold this weekend at Mecum auction here in USA.

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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: 1856

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: 1856

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: 615

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: 1489

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 ...

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