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by volker.halbach
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Flexible petrol pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Flexible petrol pipe

In the RH500 road test from 1937 in the document repository there is a close up of the engine. The pipe looks like the second you mention, Brian. But it's a low-res black and white picture. The 1937 catalogue specifies a "large bore tap" without reserve for the Hunters. In the picture abov...
by volker.halbach
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Flexible petrol pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Flexible petrol pipe

In catalogues (e.g. 1936) Ariel specified "Petroflex" pipes for the Red Hunters, but not for the de luxe singles. I don't know whether there was really a difference. In period pictures those Petroflex pipes look like the modern braided pipes without any coloured stripes.
by volker.halbach
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: SAFER RUST REMOVER
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: SAFER RUST REMOVER

Yes, there is no way to drain it through the filler neck. The panel tank is really a complicated construction. Access to the other half, just for checking what it looks like, is really tricky.
by volker.halbach
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: SAFER RUST REMOVER
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: SAFER RUST REMOVER

Thanks, Alan. To get the last surplus drops out I'll try to use a syringe with a tube. I'll try their "safe rust remover" together with a few nuts and bolts. If that's not successful, I can still try oxalic acid and hope it doesn't eat through the metal and create pinholes. I read that two...
by volker.halbach
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: SAFER RUST REMOVER
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: SAFER RUST REMOVER

I realize that it is contentious topic. Of course I might get into trouble in future with a sealer.

At the moment there are no holes in my tank, but it's difficult to prevent rust and here is always fine red silt in the float bowl.
by volker.halbach
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: SAFER RUST REMOVER
Replies: 7
Views: 329

SAFER RUST REMOVER

I am going to seal my panel tank with the Slosh tank sealer. They sell and recommend for tanks their SAFER RUST REMOVER, which is "non-corrosive, non-flammable and non-toxic acid free (ph8)". That sounds easier than the usual acid. Does anyone have experience with it? The rust isn't too ba...
by volker.halbach
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: why Li-ion batteries are no good for motorcycles
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: why Li-ion batteries are no good for motorcycles

I am using a Lithium-ion battery in my 37 NH with an electronic regulator. The capacity isn't good, probably because the charging voltage is too low, and so it doesn't get fully charged. I don't mind, because my ignition doesn't rely on it. The battery came with the bike and must be a couple of year...
by volker.halbach
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Handlebar end caps
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Handlebar end caps

I looked at the sales catalogues and pictures in road tests from the time. From 1936 the VH was always pictured with closed grips and modern twist grip mechanism, and all other single models with straight-pull twist grips with end caps. In the 1935 catalogue all models have the straight-pull grip, b...
by volker.halbach
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: Primary chaincase disaster
Replies: 27
Views: 1855

Re: Primary chaincase disaster

Count me in. I have been looking for an outer cover without any success and found only later covers.
by volker.halbach
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rubber sleeve for panel tank
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Rubber sleeve for panel tank

Hallo Klaus, To contribute to the discussion: Drags ask conspicuously "why is it there?" It's there to seal the gap between filler neck and tank panel to keep water and petrol out. For this it needs to go above, I'd have thought. The gap between filler cap and panel varies depending on the...

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