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by Keith.owen
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Suppliers
Topic: Trestan Paint Finishers
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Trestan Paint Finishers

All, It is so nice to be able to give a whole hearted recommendation, particularly when in these days it is so frequent to be confronted with indifference. At the recommendation of Andover Norton I took my barrels and heads to be stove enamelled by Trestan in Southampton. They did a lovely job. Two ...
by Keith.owen
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Exhaust blow back
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Exhaust blow back

Hi, Found the problem :oops: I thought I'd try raising the needle just to see if it had any effect (playing with the choke is not easy when riding around where I live). Anyway, when I went to remove it I found that the nuts on the manifold studs were somewhat loose, so I tightened them up and gave i...
by Keith.owen
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 12616

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Steve,
I'm amazed at the miles you do. I rode into work this morning to fill up with petrol and did the long way 'round - 10 miles?

:lol:

Keith
by Keith.owen
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Exhaust blow back
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Exhaust blow back

Hi, I have found a bit of a leak between the silencer and exhaust so tweaked that up. The clamp on the stub at the head is quite tight and I don't think anything is getting in/out there. I am a bit wary of over tightening it - I don't want to find out the hard way! I have been riding her quite hard ...
by Keith.owen
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 12616

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Wow Steve,
What a difference ................it must have been boiling in summer and freezing in winter with the corrugated roof!

Glad your' out and about on the bikes again!

Keith :mrgreen:
by Keith.owen
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 12616

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Hi Steve,
Good to hear from you again; I was beginning to wonder what was up!

Safe riding!

Keith
by Keith.owen
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Man and sloper come a cropper.
Replies: 14
Views: 869

Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Hi Chris, After reading the first posts on the subject I had that sinking feeling...............it is always in the back of one's mind that things can go wrong. Thanks for letting us all know what happened and most importantly that you are on the mend. As per Bob, I hope you make a full recovery and...
by Keith.owen
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Thorspark Electronic Ignition on a VH
Replies: 24
Views: 827

Re: Thorspark Electronic Ignition on a VH

Hi Bob, I originally had an Armours silencer; bought in 1978. It was not correct. Towards the end there was a baffle, basically a plate welded across the body with holes drilled in it. It was too restrictive and things improved when I punched a big hole in it, but at the same time the bike made so m...
by Keith.owen
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Thorspark Electronic Ignition on a VH
Replies: 24
Views: 827

Re: Thorspark Electronic Ignition on a VH

Hi Bob, Are you sure that the problem isn't with the float chamber level? If the level is too low the whole carb will run lean; if too high, it will run rich. The main jet will have no affect at throttle openings below 3/4 - in fact on low throttle openings below 3/4 you could run without one fitted...
by Keith.owen
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Exhaust blow back
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Exhaust blow back

I had it done by Owlesbury in Winchester, 01962 855 969. I think it was 67% (or what ever Nev Hunter suggested) and yes, it has smoothed out a lot of the vibration.

Keith

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