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by Simon.Gardiner
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 382
Views: 16009

Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

johnwalsh wrote:.. Mine tends to run a bit too hot for my liking.

John
In my very limited time with my 650 last year I also thought it ran very hot - much hotter than the singles.
Maybe this is how they are.

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: ARIEL 500 RED HUNTER 1934
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: ARIEL 500 RED HUNTER 1934

Google reveals
web site http://www.yardwjo-vintagebikes.com/4901.html
(contact details additionally include a mobile number)
possibly run by Philip Williams
and might have been renamed Vintage Oily Rag Motorcycles Limited in 2016
Puzzling, not in a good way.

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Id help please
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: Id help please

dave.owen wrote:The frame number is on the front downtube nearside. Just below the headstock.

Dave

And possibly nicely obscured by the exhaust pipe!
Front-end mods have given it a 2LS front brake - do I spot a Bantam petrol tank?
(Nice find!)

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Identifying a frame
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Identifying a frame

charles.bulloch wrote:...I had them go on my NH and thought I was going to crash in Glen Coe in a cross wind.


I had a heavily-laden A10 start wandering across the road in Glen Coe in a cross-wind. It wasn't the bike, it was the flippin' cross-wind!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Identifying a frame
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Identifying a frame

Charles From the frame number, the dispatch recs will have the model and some other details - so to the Club for that (or maybe some kind person hereabouts might be able to find the details from the number). (As I understand it, the s/arm bikes have had the details additionally listed in frame numbe...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Ariel Fieldmaster KH500 twin
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Ariel Fieldmaster KH500 twin

Those rear frame tubes that support the back mudguard look a bit odd to me. And that's a '56 tank (from the tank cap)?
Nice looking bike, wonder if it was built from a basket-case....

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Anstey Shimmy
Replies: 32
Views: 803

Re: Anstey Shimmy

For several years I rope a plunger 350. Don't ever recall any 'shimmying'. The only time I ever felt anything 'strange' about the back end, I discovered I'd been riding for a while with one of the rear wheel spindle nuts loose. (I did pay a lot of attention to making sure the link bolts were tighten...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: buying a square 4
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: buying a square 4

You can date engine/frame/gearbox from the info here if you can get the numbers
https://www.draganfly.co.uk/data/pdf/ariel_vin.pdf

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 350 nh
Replies: 66
Views: 2641

Re: 350 nh

Nico Your bike has a 4-speed CP gearbox, which is very very similar to the BA gearboxes fitted to many other older Ariels. I expect the gear selector has not been 'timed' correctly. It's quite easy to get at - just take the outer cover off - but setting the correct 'timing' can be a bit confusing. T...
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Morgo plunger pump for singles
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Morgo plunger pump for singles

Agree with Dave, standard pump is more than up to the job - what are the 'weak scavenge' symptoms Rob, sump full of oil and pump never returns a continuous stream of oil? My quick test for a half-decent pump - take it off, swill it with petrol or paraffin to get rid of the thick oil, then with thin ...

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