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by david weare
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 7" half width hub brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: 7" half width hub brakes

Cables: All but brake cables are made from DIY lengths from a friend who restores bikes professionally. The brake cables I make from inner and outer I bought a long time ago from a place in Sheffield. It is slightly larger than standard, enough so that standard ferrules don't fit the abutments on b...
by david weare
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 7" half width hub brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: 7" half width hub brakes

I've had three sets done in the last few years, most recently by these folks: https://villiersservices.co.uk/index.php?main_page=page&id=9&chapter=4 I've always used original shoes and had them relined with the softest lining available. Bedding in, I use double sided sellotape stuck to the ...
by david weare
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 7" half width hub brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: 7" half width hub brakes

When the 8" BSA brake was fitted to my sidecar I changed the fork bottoms and kept the Ariel yokes in place. This allows all the BSA wheel fittings to be used . . . BUT the Ariel forks are a little wider than the BSA so the rim had to be offset and the wheel spindle doesn't protrude much from ...
by david weare
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 7" half width hub brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: 7" half width hub brakes

You can make these brakes work pretty well. Certainly we'll enough for Norfolk riding! You'll need to adjust your riding style if you are not used to 50s technology, but replacement soft linings and proper setup works wonders. The biggest change for me came from using sandpaper, stuck to the brake ...
by david weare
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 7" half width hub brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 379

7" half width hub brakes

Hi All Another '55 Huntmaster question. (Sorry been posting loads of newbie questions) Just wondering what the general consensus in the club is on these 7" cast iron HWH brakes. Do people tend to 'Upgrade' them to something else? I've given mine an initial adjustment. Rear doesn't seem to do mu...
by david weare
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Engine oil for FH650
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Engine oil for FH650

Hi Johnny Yes this is my thinking. Maybe I'm being overcautious - but I what you describe is what I would expect to happen. Best David HI Davei if you fit a oil filter it is filtering the oil wen it is returning to the oil tank, and not in the flow to the engine so if you have crap in the engine it ...
by david weare
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Positive or Neg earth on 55 huntmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Positive or Neg earth on 55 huntmaster

After some general fiddling and checking connections have the battery charging and all lights working.

Thanks again for the advice.

Best David
by david weare
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Positive or Neg earth on 55 huntmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Positive or Neg earth on 55 huntmaster

Hello
Thanks for the quick reply.
Yes wired it up as pos earth and brake light now working - So something going right.
Will take for a spin and see what's what.
Not that familiar with the dynamo on these bikes - so just don't want to blow anything up just yet.
Thanks again fellas
D
by david weare
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Positive or Neg earth on 55 huntmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Positive or Neg earth on 55 huntmaster

Dear Forum just got a 55 Huntmaster. Running quite well. But no lights! So the headlamp was blown. I took the 6v Lucas battery off - charged it. (Positive to positive, in the conventional way) Replaced the bulb. So bike was wired up like photo when I got. With the fuse coming off the battery negativ...
by david weare
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Engine oil for FH650
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Engine oil for FH650

Thanks Simon. Yes those who do not want detergents seem to choose monograde even though there are detergent free multigrades available. INteresting to hear about Morris & ZDDP. Will look further into that, Best David Earlier thread on oils for Huntmaster: http://forum.arielownersmcc.co.uk/viewto...

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