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by paul.wirdnam
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 147
Views: 49462

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

An update. After today's run, I've now done a total of 315 miles on the 4G and all seems to be well..better than I expected if I'm honest. For the last 80 miles, I've been running it on Halfords Classic 20/50 oil, same as my '48 KG which also has shell bearings and a cartridge filter --- both bikes ...
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: WNG 4 sale on Carandclassic
Replies: 14
Views: 460

Re: WNG 4 sale on Carandclassic

The horn bracket is the correct way up ;)
by paul.wirdnam
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FS: Ariel 1948 KG 500
Replies: 2
Views: 361

FS: Ariel 1948 KG 500

The third and final Ariel that I'm selling. 1948 KG 500. The first year of Ariel's new twin. And this bike has all those unique 1948/9 features like the "ARIEL TWIN" timing cover, the shaped / contoured Lucas dynamo, early crankshaft & cases, CP gearbox ('48 only), poor turning circle ...
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Dragonfly clutch plates
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Dragonfly clutch plates

I'm going to buck the trend and speak out in favour of bonded plates. On a couple of bikes, one an Ariel 4F and the other a Matchless Silver Hawk, I have lost all clutch lever control due to cork plates getting too hot in heavy town traffic. This happened about 20 years ago --- in fact, the only rea...
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FS: Ariel 1935 4F Square Four -SOLD-
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: FS: Ariel 1935 4F Square Four -SOLD-

Paul Miles does have some nice old horses and he does shop and change, maybe he will offer you one that you can't refuse. Paul and I are good friends and we often ride together. But he would never own / ride an Ariel and I would never own / ride a Velo. Weird, isn't it? I do like his Zenith though....
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FS: Ariel 1935 4F Square Four -SOLD-
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: FS: Ariel 1935 4F Square Four -SOLD-

Hi, just curious as to your dislike of Velo’s ? You obviously know your onions , looking at your fabulous 4F , so wondered what was behind it ? (I’m not defensive of them btw, I don’t own one but I’ve had one though) I've never owned one Dave so I shouldn't be so unkind. But having been in the VMCC...
by paul.wirdnam
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FS: Ariel 1935 4F Square Four -SOLD-
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: FS: Ariel 1935 4F Square Four -SOLD-

Well I do seem to remember you regretted the sale of your model G some years ago, maybe a G then? (and sell off the Ariels you don't ride anymore) You have a good memory Dave and I had been thinking about a G. But having bought Dave Owen's super-charged* Model F about 18 months ago, I doubt I would...
by paul.wirdnam
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FS: Ariel 1935 4F Square Four -SOLD-
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: FS: Ariel 1935 4F Square Four -SOLD-

I'd probably be mugged here for saying 'Velocette' so best to keep it all things Ariel. I think you've already owned the very best of Selly Oaks offerings. Does a veteran interest you? maybe a White & Poppe? I would never consider a Velocette, even if it was the last form of transport on this p...
by paul.wirdnam
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FS: Ariel 1935 4F Square Four -SOLD-
Replies: 18
Views: 1109

Re: FS: Ariel 1935 4F Square Four -SOLD-

Dave.Barkshire wrote:You can go shopping now. Another dream bike maybe?


:shock: Any suggestions?

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