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by johnwalsh
Wed May 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Returned from Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 882

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: 533

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: 236

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: 198
Views: 8587

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: 466

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: 466

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: 295

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 ...
by johnwalsh
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SA Bush and Fork Oil Seal Holders?
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: SA Bush and Fork Oil Seal Holders?

I found the new and correct springs on mine were easy to fit, without any straps etc.
by johnwalsh
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Rims and spokes
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Rims and spokes

I had my FH wheels built up in stainless. Unless one has a definite preference for the chrome look ( original) then I don't personally see the point of chrome as it will inevitably rust if not on the outer surface if constantly cleaned and polished then more than likely on the inside where rust won'...
by johnwalsh
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Simes' FH Rebuild
Replies: 198
Views: 8587

Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

I believe they are for the rear section of chain guard. Do you need the twisted piece of oil pipe for the chain oiler? I have one you can have but no grommet.PM me if required.

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