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by Mike Gott
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Lancs Branch Christmas Meet and Eat - Venue Change
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Lancs Branch Christmas Meet and Eat - Venue Change

Our last-minute planned meet at Rivington Upper Barn this Sunday (12:00) has had to be changed due to the barn being closed as it is set up for the parties and knees-ups that it is hosting throughout the week. We will instead be at The Crown at Horwich, this prominent Victorian pub is easily found a...
by Mike Gott
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Sidecar Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Sidecar Wanted

A friend in Huddersfield who has a plunger BSA A10 is looking for a complete single adult sidecar to attach to it. I have said that I'd put the word out - so...I've done it. If anyone has anything that fits the bill, please let me know and I will put you in touch.

Mike
by Mike Gott
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: W/NG General
Topic: Rear footrest pedal
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: Rear footrest pedal

I always had it that the early W/NG's were supplied with ordinary rubber footrests front and rear but the spec was changed to all steel ones after Singapore fell and rubber supplies became increasingly difficult. On visits to REME workshops for overhaul/repair etc, the rubber footrests of the earlie...
by Mike Gott
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Olive drab...
Replies: 30
Views: 2334

Re: Olive drab...

Has anyone ever done a W/NG in the Malta "dry stone wall" finish? Incidentally, mine is in what is supposed to be NATO matt green (obtained from a local firm which buys, does up and sells ex-WD Land Rovers) - which I believe has some chemical component which is supposed to make it invisibl...
by Mike Gott
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: Loss of Oil - alternative method....
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Loss of Oil - alternative method....

......Now come on, your pulling my leg?........it could be true! Oh yes, it is. I'll withold name but he was a member of the Lincolnshire Branch who lived in Louth and he was on the way to a British motorcycle shop in Laceby near Grimsby when it happened. Metal detectorists should go to the area ne...
by Mike Gott
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: Loss of Oil - alternative method....
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Re: Loss of Oil - alternative method....

An old friend - no longer in the club or with bike - was riding down Barton Street, a Roman road in Lincolnshire, on his W/NG when he felt something hit his left leg. Stopping, he realised that the dynamo had fallen off. Returning to where he'd felt it leave the bike, he scoured the verge and surrou...
by Mike Gott
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: handlebars
Replies: 20
Views: 2398

Re: handlebars

When I was restoring mine I needed handlebars and was directed to club member Jurgen Anderson in Denmark who had some original factory spares ones still in the Ariel wrappings and I bought a pair off him. Is he still around? If he is, an email may be worthwhile.

Mike
by Mike Gott
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: Loss of Oil - alternative method....
Replies: 11
Views: 2131

Loss of Oil - alternative method....

Elsewhere, I have noted that my '41 W/NG had to deputise for my NH on the Annual rally this year thanks to a last-minute problem with the '57 bike. The W/NG had been laid up in the back of the garage waiting for a re-bore and general freshen up at the time, but rose to the occcasion and carted Louis...
by Mike Gott
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Kung Po NH, bean shoots and crispy noodles please.
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Kung Po NH, bean shoots and crispy noodles please.

My NH in it's latest incarnation, posed in Chorley, Lancs. (No, I'm not doing deliveries). I bought the NH in field bike mode with most "unimportant" bits missing, and put it together in normal claret NH mode in a non-mains connected lock-up on a tight budget shortly after we moved to Lanc...
by Mike Gott
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: W/NG Restorations
Topic: Tiny W/NG, Big Pillion Rider or summat else?
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Tiny W/NG, Big Pillion Rider or summat else?

I took the following picture on Douglas Head during this year's Annual. Anyone who knows my wife Louise will know that she's a whole 5' 0" tall and 7 stone dry, so how come my 1941 W/NG seems to have shrunk? The W/NG was in the back of the shed awaiting an engine overhaul when it was called upo...

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