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by Keith.owen
Mon May 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Dynamo / Electronic regulator woes
Replies: 31
Views: 1881

Re: Dynamo / Electronic regulator woes -Updare

Hi, Well I thought that i'd fixed the problem, but hadn't - it returned. I do now believe however, that it is finally sorted. I had used the original regulator box, having removed the electromechanical device, soldering the wires of the new regulator to the terminals. herein was the problem. The ter...
by Keith.owen
Fri May 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9451

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Hi Steve,
have a good one!

I've got Betsy up and running again, after the mag chain incident, and look forward to the weekend to ride her out!

Keith
by Keith.owen
Wed May 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Broken-up Magneto Drive Chain
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Broken-up Magneto Drive Chain

Hi, I have carefully examined the chain and checked the alignment of the sprockets as were, before loosening off the magneto. The sprockets appeared to be more or less in alignment when placing a steel rule across the drive and magneto. On examining the sprockets they appear to be true if I lay them...
by Keith.owen
Sat May 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Broken-up Magneto Drive Chain
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Broken-up Magneto Drive Chain - further comments sought

Hi, I have just removed the sprockets and chain. Following advice from Jane at sprockets unlimited, I have examined the chain carefully and theer are no scuff marks on the insides of the links that might indicate misalignment. What I have found is that: 1) the rollers that have broken are all on the...
by Keith.owen
Fri May 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Broken-up Magneto Drive Chain
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Broken-up Magneto Drive Chain

Hi All, Thanks for your suggestions etc. I have emailed sprockets unlimited to see if they can help me with a new chain. Drags don't have any and further, when they do the chains they now sell have a split link; not sure what to make of that?! I shall strip everything down tomorrow and take into acc...
by Keith.owen
Thu May 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Broken-up Magneto Drive Chain
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Broken-up Magneto Drive Chain

Hi, I felt as though the timing on my VH was a bit retarded even on full advance, so today I decided to check it, and yes points were opening at about 1/4 inch BTDC on full advance (well approximately because sticking something through the plug hole is not that accurate, but based on the notches on ...
by Keith.owen
Thu May 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Water in my gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Water in my gearbox Update

On closer inspection, I found that the rubber boot on the speedo cable is a poor fit (about 1/8" clearance) so it would not do its job of keeping the water out. The speedo cable on the 1951 NH has the same fault - both bought from the same supplier. Easily fixed by winding self amalgamating tap...
by Keith.owen
Wed May 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Water in my gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Water in my gearbox

Hi all, In answer to Paul's question, yes I do have the conical cover on the speed drive cable at the point where it enters the box, and there is a tube protruding from the box , over which the cover slides. Concerning washing, I never use a pressure washer and seldom wash the bike - I tend to remov...
by Keith.owen
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Water in my gearbox
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Water in my gearbox

Hi, I have just removed the kick start cover from the BA gearbox on my VH. Having placed a tray underneath to collect the grease (Penrite semi fluid) I noticed that, when it had settled there was some water in it that had risen to float on the top, which I can only imagine to be from condensation, s...
by Keith.owen
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Primary Chain Lubrication
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Primary Chain Lubrication

Hi Paul,
I certainly did...............about 120 miles last weekend!

:lol: Keith

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