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by kevin michael
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: sq 4 gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: sq 4 gaskets

hi that's an interesting alternative brian , perhaps the acid in traditional sealants ,hylomar ets is meant for a slight etching effect as with self etching primer , who knows, but the availability of the pastel shades wil no doubt attract the more fashion conscious ariel owner, a very rare animal i...
by kevin michael
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: sq 4 gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: sq 4 gaskets

hello ,thank you paul and paul for your views on gaskets, ripper Norton you have there by the way , shall try silicne only on the primary case as I have regasketed it twice using silicone and gasket, and plain gasket without getting it drip free ,I had a mk 3 combat commando years ago it didn't leak...
by kevin michael
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: sq 4 gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 928

sq 4 gaskets

hi all just degunged my sq4 crank oilways, put the crankcase halves together with a silicne type jointing gaskety stuff ,for the coupling gear,and primary cases I have paper gaskets, otto one for the head,and other paper type gaskets, can they be used on their own? does anyone use sealant along with...
by kevin michael
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: One to throw rocks at
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: One to throw rocks at

really nice patina if its original , kneepads don't look worn at all ? , red plug leads and the wire just under the tank spoil it a bit, lovely bike tho I love to have that
by kevin michael
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Ariel Spares for Sale - Last Update July 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 10723

Re: Ariel Spares for Sale

hello ,would like the brake plate and brake wedge and pegs,these are listed on the,other ariel spares, part of the list, I have a 53 sq4, im not sure what the abbreviation fwh is and whether these are suitable, would you perhaps know if these would fit, cheers kevin m
by kevin michael
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: sq 4 solex carb problem
Replies: 4
Views: 946

Re: sq 4 solex carb problem

thank you simes for the solex document that's just what iv been looking for, I don't like to touch without full knowledge first ,not familiar wjth solex carbs yet, now I can play cheers
by kevin michael
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: sq 4 solex carb problem
Replies: 4
Views: 946

sq 4 solex carb problem

hi all, hoping someone might know about solex carbs and mixture setting, nothing in the handbook, my sq4 runs really smooth when the choke is about 1/4 on ,it misses a bit when the choke is fully off at lowish speed ,could it be too lean when choke is fully off? is it detrimental running like that, ...
by kevin michael
Sun May 29, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: clutch slip on sq 4
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: clutch slip on sq 4

thanks nev it was jammed , I had a look after you put that . the thread has gone. don't think a helicoil will be enough as its only a half inch or so deep to screw into so its a new plate or fill with weld and tap a new thread cheers for the pointer regards kevin
by kevin michael
Sat May 28, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: clutch slip on sq 4
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

sq4 rear brake fulcrum adjuster

hi all just converting the back brake to an upward lever and the fulcrum adjuster doesn't seem to adjust , it appears to be a sealed unit ,if that's the case would I need a new plate or cab it be repaired? or indeed could I use the cable adjuster , anyone dealt with this? would appreciate some advic...
by kevin michael
Tue May 24, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 53 sq4 speedo drive oil leak
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: 53 sq4 speedo drive oil leak

now have a new cable on with the shrink sleeve also used ptfe tape on the thread , now it doesn't leak at all so a large ta to mr slootheer for that one, also running oil overflow pipe into a small bottle so no drips from that either just a one drip per journey leak from the primary now so a new gas...

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