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by Keith.owen
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: what makes it a red hunter
Replies: 19
Views: 356

Re: what makes it a red hunter

Hi, I thought that the major difference apart from colour scheme was: Hunters have a steel flywheel not a cast one The head was flowed Different carb spec The front wheel is bigger (not 19") Also VG had a valenced front mudguard At least post war, that is. But could be wrong. They are all nice,...
by Keith.owen
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New member, '52 VH500
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: New member, '52 VH500

Hi, Concerning the magneto; it really is not realistic to expect it to be o.k after 60 years and for the cost of a refurb you can have the assurance that it's not going to be the reason you find yourself stuck by the roadside. Magnetos are very reliable when properly maintained (which is why they us...
by Keith.owen
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!

Hi,
Isn't that just amazing! :o

Are they all road worthy? I guess he must take a different one out each day!!!!

Ha, ha :D

Keith
by Keith.owen
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Sleepless Night
Replies: 36
Views: 1367

Re: Sleepless Night

David,
Every day we see news of the destruction in Aus.
This thread however brings it closer to home. Keep safe.
Keith
by Keith.owen
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 1415

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Hi Steve,
Happy New Year!

I'm glad to see that your still out and about, albeit suffering with the electrics!

here's wishing you a year free of electrickery!

:mrgreen: Keith
by Keith.owen
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: ebay ariel
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: ebay ariel

Yes,
A bargain!

Now remember the more you ride it the cheaper the 'per mile' price becomes!

Keith :mrgreen:
by Keith.owen
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Lycett pillion saddle for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Lycett pillion saddle for sale

Hi Dave,
I'm interested.
Keith
by Keith.owen
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Fuel Prservative
Replies: 24
Views: 3587

Re: Fuel Prservative

Hi,
I've not used it before so I shall probably just not worry about it since it will be just a few months at most before I take the bike out again, if not before (if there's s nice dry spell)!

No snake oil required!

Keith :mrgreen:
by Keith.owen
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Fuel Prservative
Replies: 24
Views: 3587

Fuel Prservative

Hi,
Can anyone recommend an additive that I can use to stop the fuel in my tanking going stale?

This is the time of year when the bike is laid up, but, i'd rather not have to drain everything down.

Keith
by Keith.owen
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 58226

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Ouch!
Indeed you were lucky that the debris didn't find its way into the crank case or oil pump!

Is this because the sprocket wasn't hardened, or what?

What does Alton say?

Keith

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