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by johnwalsh
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: high carbon build up
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: high carbon build up

Very droll John. All back together and I've never had a bike produce so much blue smoke, must have produced a years worth of carbon! Anyway, the plugs remained very wet for some time and oil dripping from the breather tube so decided to bite the bullet and go for a 5 mile ride. Plugs now sooty so lo...
by johnwalsh
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: high carbon build up
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: high carbon build up

Barrel just fitted and rings seem to make an even sweep of oil residue, no streaks, so it can only improve with time.....hopefully. I notice that the new rings appear to be cast as opposed to the previous set which I Believe were steel. That could make a difference as perhaps the previous set were n...
by johnwalsh
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: high carbon build up
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: high carbon build up

Thanks for all the advice chaps all taken on board. I remember you (Steve) having a similar problem and solving it with a change of pistons. Unfortunately the pistons are relatively new so I'm reluctant to change them at this stage. I have already sauced and fitted a new set of rings thinking they m...
by johnwalsh
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: high carbon build up
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: high carbon build up

Thanks for the suggestion Johnny,I see no reason for flooding though as all is as standard. I am currently looking to try and fit/devise some form of valve stem seal, but thats proving rather difficult. I don't want to disturb the new guides for machining and finding something like ( umberella type ...
by johnwalsh
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: high carbon build up
Replies: 12
Views: 434

high carbon build up

Not been on here for a while ( Hooray! you all say) but I have a problem with an over oiling problem ( 58 Huntmaster) which I believe is entering the combustion chamber via i/l valves. I know this seems to have been an issue with square fours and well covered on here before, has anybody found this p...
by johnwalsh
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Annoying resonance
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Annoying resonance

I have had a number of those taps over the years and found that they all eventually became too stiff to opperate without carrying a short tube for leverage. I don't believe they were ever factory fitted and to my mind are better suited for use as a gas tap( thats natural gas ). The other problem is ...
by johnwalsh
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Annoying resonance
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Annoying resonance

I had an annoying eng speed related resonance on my AJS which turned out to be a loose fitting cover btn eng and g/box. When riding it sounded very much as thoughit came from the front wheel area. Is there any such cover on your bike ( I have no knowledge of your model). On the AMC models also, the ...
by johnwalsh
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Balance pipes
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Balance pipes

The one on the right looks like a modern plumbing compression fitting.
by johnwalsh
Wed May 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Returned from Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 1812

Re: Returned from Australia

Australia seems to be paranoid about the importation of foreign or alien plants and bugs etc. why? Are there any other countries as strict.
by johnwalsh
Thu May 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Urgent assistance needed in Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Urgent assistance needed in Italy

Well done to your friend for riding such mileage per day on an old side valve. I can imagine how he must be feeling. Congrat him for me for his charity raising, sorry I wasn't in a position to give any assistance.

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