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by allan.walker
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tachometer tribulation
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Tachometer tribulation

They are Chinese after all!
Seriously, though, there are bound to be dodgy ones. At least when buying through Ebay you can usually get the problem sorted.
by allan.walker
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tachometer tribulation
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Tachometer tribulation

I have three of these- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Inductive-Hour-Meter-Tachometer-Maintenance-Reminder-with-Backlight/352906129245? One is fitted to a Rotax-engined Armstrong, one on a Bullet and the other on a Square Four. They run on a button cell and are triggered by wrapping a flylead around one...
by allan.walker
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: FS: Plunger frame, Plunger brake pedal and 350 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Plunger frame for sale

I'm afraid that it's too far away from sunny Scarborough..... :(
by allan.walker
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: First day out
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Re: First day out

Are the wheels of your bike both 19"? On my swingarm square the back wheel was 18" in the first place resulting a very limited ground clearance when cornering. When I changed to 19" in the back it was perfect. That's interesting, Klaus. The tyres on the blue bike appear to be Avon Ro...
by allan.walker
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: First day out
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Re: First day out

That looks great!

Out of interest, has the frame been lengthened, or has the primary chaincase been shortened, to get the engine and gearbox to fit?
by allan.walker
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1958 Square 4 cylinder head problem
Replies: 19
Views: 912

Re: 1958 Square 4 cylinder head problem

I've not delved into my Mk2 yet, so I don't know if it has the same problem. However, I know that Indian Enfield Bullets can have a similar issue. The stud holes close up around the stud, making head removal very difficult. The solution is thicker, hardened steel washers (supplied by Hitchcocks) und...
by allan.walker
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: HELP PLEASE Isolastic Bushes
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: HELP PLEASE Isolastic Bushes

I don't know if this helps, but have you tried a Google search for 'metalastik' which is, I believe, the type of bush you require?
by allan.walker
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: brakes aka vincent
Replies: 31
Views: 1464

Re: brakes aka vincent

New front brake levers with 'whiffle-tree' compensators are available from Hitchcock's.
by allan.walker
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Suppliers
Topic: Devon Rim Company TOP!
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Devon Rim Company TOP!

I've only had one 'Valtru' rim (for a Matchless, actually) which I bought via Ebay when Ebay had a discount voucher offer. The finish was as expected. Not as shiny as the polished ones, but also quite yellow in appearance, compared with other stainless rims I have had including from Central wheels a...
by allan.walker
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: brakes aka vincent
Replies: 31
Views: 1464

Re: brakes aka vincent

So now I have another question . Can I use the Rim that I have for the single side 7" hub or do I get a rim that is for the full width Drum . I have the spokes that I need for what ever rim I use . Brake plates are now shiny chrome . I would be very wary of using a rim punched for the single-s...

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