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by pappleton
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Spare engine project... (a W/NG 425cc stroker?)
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: Spare engine project...

I've built a crank assembly using a VB crank and rod with an 85mm goldie piston. In order to balance it I had to remove some weight around the big end eye on the flywheels. Not a lot and I did it on a rotary table on my mill. Big difference in the weights of the pistons, I guess.
BR, Paul
by pappleton
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Fitting new valves and guides
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: Fitting new valves and guides

You certianly seem to live in a remote location. I can think of several advantages - Low risk of covid, hopefully no idiot car drivers and no noisey neighbours for a start!
by pappleton
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: VB rear upper chain guard
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: VB rear upper chain guard

Fitting seats and getting mudguards on- anything like square - are two of my favourite jobs - NOT!
Good Luck,
by pappleton
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Yes my Ariel KH is for sale...NOW SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Yes my Ariel KH is for sale...

Hi Paul,
PM sent
BR, Paul
by pappleton
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Dynamo not charging
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

Re: Dynamo not charging

When I recommisioned my '53 VH after sitting in the shed for some 30yrs, nothing I did could encourage a good charge from the dyno. Before being laid up, the bike had the best charging rate I'd seen on a 6v system - you could even take it out at night! A few pointless hours were spent prodding and p...
by pappleton
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 494


I think Drags do a taper roller set up for that. I would advise that you grind or file a half round relief on the seat in the frame as the bearing outer is considerably narrower than the original. Don't ask me how I found this out....
by pappleton
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New member, '52 VH500
Replies: 82
Views: 7127

Re: New member, '52 VH500

Both of my front mudguards on 53 VH's have the same fractures as yours, and the tinworm! I'm in the process of cutting out a section on both sides and welding in new bits, a right faff. To strengthen the lot I've made a bridge to go on the inside, locating inside the beaded edge that I will then wel...
by pappleton
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Twin or Single Lobe Camshaft and HS Type Followers
Replies: 7
Views: 1000

Re: Wanted: Twin or Single Lobe Camshaft and HS Type Followers

Pretty sure Pete Kemp (singles spares) has these - and single lobe VCH cam
by pappleton
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Balance factor
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: Balance factor

Before this thread gets too old, I got back to the flywheels. with or without the additional weight for the oil, the T/S flywheel was a fair bit out. As Nev says, there must be some oil in there, so I've included the 8gm in the calcs. I noticed on an old forum post by Mr Brenton that his balancer al...
by pappleton
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tachometer tribulation
Replies: 18
Views: 2390

Re: Tachometer tribulation

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I bought this one last year. It's an inductive sealed unit, under a fiver, seems pretty acurate on my single, can be reconfigured for twins or fours.

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