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by johnwalsh
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Annoying resonance
Replies: 15
Views: 372

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: 372

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: 325

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: 1042

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: 568

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.
by johnwalsh
Mon May 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Split Primary Chain Case
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Split Primary Chain Case

I've seen a number of alloy chain cases on different marques with the engine sprocket bulge modified in a similar fashion. One in particular was an AMC twin. It was obviously done by somebody that knew how to machine as it was very tidy and appeared factory spec. As a bonus too it could be a damage ...
by johnwalsh
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Simes' FH Rebuild
Replies: 199
Views: 9306

Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

May I make a suggestion, it would make more sense if the top section fitted inside the front and the bottom section fitted on the outside of the front. This would be in accordance with the direction of travel of the rear chain and elliminate the chain possibly catching on the casing. I only have the...
by johnwalsh
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: excess gear lever movement
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: excess gear lever movement

How about an extra thick piece of hose or built up rubber boot on the end of the lever as a temporary fix.
by johnwalsh
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: excess gear lever movement
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: excess gear lever movement

Why don't you remove the lever and reattach it lower down on the splines. I know it means you will need to press down further, but perhaps a little less painful.
by johnwalsh
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SA Bush and Fork Oil Seal Holders?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: SA Bush and Fork Oil Seal Holders?

I scrounged a piece of old steel tubing the correct dia from a local metal workers and hacksawed/cut the required notches to locate in the seal holders. Place the tube in a vice ( no need to go welding a handle onto it) and turn the fork end with a bar though the axle holes ( definitely do not turn ...

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