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by Simon.Gardiner
Wed May 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: ID this bike ?
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: ID this bike ?

adrie.degraaff wrote:Very good.


High praise indeed !
(And rightly deserved!!)

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Side stand for NH
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Side stand for NH

As far as I'm aware swing-arm Ariels don't have a reputation for rolling off the sidestand. (Mine never has in over a decade of use, and I almost always use the sidestand.)

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Fri May 17, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 1951 NH Red Hunter Project
Replies: 46
Views: 5782

Re: My 1951 NH Red Hunter Project

Looks fantastic, James - hope you're enjoying it!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1952 Ariel 500cc single racing bike
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: 1952 Ariel 500cc single racing bike

Hi Derek - welcome to the forum. As Simon H. says, tasty looking bike. Ariel 500 single engine - looks to have a standard (1954-on) cast iron barrel, do I see aluminium paint? This basic engine goes back to the 1930's (or even further), the details changed but most parts are interchangeable so ignit...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun May 12, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Smiths PA2240 Speedo
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Smiths PA2240 Speedo

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:perhaps your outbox is full, then it wont send messages.
try clearing some or all messages in there and try again.


I think someone said the messages stay in the outbox until they get read - they don't get sent as such....
(So it's not like Windoze..... :D )

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Fri May 10, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FH 650 Huntmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: FH 650 Huntmaster

Oil filter under seat at a guess, and electronic ignition.
My German isn't up to much but the description looks like it might be aimed at selling the bike, not describing it, which always annoys me.
That doesn't mean the bike itself isn't honest though!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu May 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB head gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: VB head gasket

As paint specs seem to be ever-changing, does that trick also work with modern paint?

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed May 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Spark plug for 350 with tuning
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: Spark plug for 350 with tuning

Unfortunately I don't have a shed full of NOS Champion/Lodge/KLG spark plugs and I don't know of anyone who can sell 'em to me 'over the counter' , I have to go with what I can reliably get my hands on fairly quickly (or not use the bike...). I think all 'modern' manufacturers make to a cost - last ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed May 08, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Spark plug for 350 with tuning
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: Spark plug for 350 with tuning

...I would love to have a pink Lodge or a vintage KLG plug... Madness :lol: Fit something that you can readily get in the different heat ranges (these days I swear by NGK but it's only for that reason, the ranges are documented and most suppliers know what I'm talking about!). You have reminded me ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed May 08, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: KH 500 oil capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: KH 500 oil capacity

I think 51/52 might have been a 'crossover' year (my nominally late '51 VH is actually an early '52 model year but - being early - still has the BA gearbox and the 'angular' 6-pint oil tank. My '53 NH had the more 'roundy' tank that I reckon was 5 pints, so I'd say put 5 pints in the oil tank and th...

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