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by nevhunter
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1950 NH Tail-lamp wiring route
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: 1950 NH Tail-lamp wiring route

One of the RH stays has two tabs to keep the wire in place. There's also a disconnect device in the wire so you can lift the hinged part to extricate the wheel without it having to stretch the wire too much. I don't know what should be done with the stop lamp wire. Nev
by nevhunter
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: NH 350 big end condition check (video)
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: NH 350 big end condition check (video)

A big end fails by the hardened surface flaking from the highly finished surface where the roller s run on the crankpin. Usually the piston and bore get scratched and sometimes the scavenge oil pump by the very hard fragments of steel. This happens over a relatively short time, once it starts and th...
by nevhunter
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Hartley on gearing
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Hartley on gearing

Over gearing can keep the revs down a bit but can make a bike feel underpowered as any rise or headwind makes it just die and you need to down change much more. Many think the bike will go 10% faster is the gear is 10% higher. Not so. VW Kombi vans went slower in top than 4th and many overdrives are...
by nevhunter
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: such a shame..car and motorcycle museum fire.
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: such a shame..car and motorcycle museum fire.

Vehicle Museums going up in smoke is not rare. Such a waste of irreplaceable objects. . Nev
by nevhunter
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH oil tank.
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: VH oil tank.

The smaller tank is much easier to remove and clean and will never hit the rear guard (as the larger one may do at times). More around also. If you aren't worried about authenticity. Nev
by nevhunter
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 4G Handlebar Mounts and Chaincases
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: 4G Handlebar Mounts and Chaincases

Original bars after 36 (OTA) had a screw to limit bar rotation (downwards at the grips) They can still move a fair distance in the other direction though. The rubber mounts were discontinued early in the war with the W/NG to use direct clamping. Nev
by nevhunter
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH oil tank.
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: VH oil tank.

The neatest way would be to free the back panel or knock it out through a small hole at the rear with a slightly rounded (on the end)rod working onto a flat part of an anvil. Alternatively weld a threaded 1/4" rod in the centre of each dent and heat and pull the area out The bayonet cap has a l...
by nevhunter
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB leaking petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: VB leaking petrol

Pressure the kicker with force like you would get a spade into the ground with. Don't stab at it. Do NOT straighten your leg fully in case it kicks back, and something will get damaged, like your hip, ankle or achille's tendon. Have the forward part of your foot on the pedal, not the ball. This way ...
by nevhunter
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: who put those circlips there ??
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: who put those circlips there ??

I always put 1 circlip in the piston before the gudgeon pin goes in. Cover the crankcase to make sure NOTHING falls in there. Circlips have a habit of flicking to other places when you are installing them. Nev
by nevhunter
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB leaking petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: VB leaking petrol

I'm sure all that complexity is not achieving much. Forget the choke. Leave it open. Cold, tickle till some fuel comes out then bleed some compression away on the decompression lever then give it a decent kick with throttle about 1/4 open. If it doesn't start then check the spark. Magneto. Most star...

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