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by Keith.owen
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Making the 650 HunterBird
Replies: 26
Views: 647

Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Hi,
This is fascinating. Keep it coming!

I am intrigued by how you fit the wheels since I guess the spindles must need re-machining to fit the Ariel fork legs, swinging arm?

You have my respect.
Keith
by Keith.owen
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: lockdown
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: lockdown

I love it!!!
Poor Greta!

:lol:
by Keith.owen
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Next Generation
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Next Generation

What a lovely photo. Reminds me of when I was courting my now wife. Its only now that she moans about it; she didn't appreciate being picked up in the side car during the winter based on my reasoning that it was a nice (dry) day! Following on from Steve, I do think I had the embarrassment of the bik...
by Keith.owen
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Norton belly up ?
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Norton belly up ?

It's such a shame ................
All the promise and yet it happens again and again; a complete crook takes everyone for a ride.

Still, thank goodness not everybody feels the need to defraud their fellow man - believe it or not there are still good people about!
Keith
by Keith.owen
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: First start of the year
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: First start of the year

Hi, Everything seems to be fine and judging by the state of the oil (it remains clean even though I change it frequently) and the various gauzes, etc, there is no debris to be found. Engine runs quiet and burns hardly any oil, neither does it leak except a few drops from the crankcase breather where...
by Keith.owen
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: First start of the year
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: First start of the year

Hi Nev, I don't disagree with your observations concerning the oil pressure gauge, and its limited usefulness over and above confirming that something is going to the rockers. The feed to the rockers on my machine, which is 1950, is not adjustable and I believe this was he last year that a gauge was...
by Keith.owen
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: First start of the year
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: First start of the year

Hi Nev,
The pump on tmy VH is a Morgo, bought a couple of years ago.
There is nothing in the sump filter to indicate wear (I have a single spares magnetic sump filter) and no nasty noises thus far..............

Long may it stay that way!

Keith :mrgreen:
by Keith.owen
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: The Motorcycle: Design ~ Art ~ Desire

Congratulations!
It's a shame I'll not be able o make it to Oz!
Keith :mrgreen:
by Keith.owen
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 6520

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Looking at the way things are in Shropshire and other parts, looks like we could do with learning from our Dutch cousins!
Keith:mrgreen:
by Keith.owen
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: First start of the year
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: First start of the year

Started my VH on Saturday.
Tickled carb and she started 2nd kick.
All fine. Dynamo charges, oil pressure good (normally at 40psi on starting then drops to just under 20 when warm (not sure how accurate the gauge is though!).
Keith

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