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by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 128
Views: 6520

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Steve Re. cracked mudguards, do your engines get the SRM balance treatment when they do your rebuilds? I have memories (decades old) of a mate's A10 that used to vibrate...very noticeably (!) at about 60mph! However, I got SRM to do a dynamic balance on my FH bottom end (small-bearing) during its re...
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted:1957-58 Mudguard stay
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Wanted:1957-58 Mudguard stay

mwilliams3850 wrote:hi kevin, i tried to pm you but it keeps getting stuck in the outbox ....
Regards. Mike


I believe messages only disappear from the outbox when they're opened by the recipient, so they ain't stuck, it's just how it works.......

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Burman tranny parts.
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Burman tranny parts.

Drags still open for online spares orders (see their website).
How much more info than the exploded gearbox diagram do you need, Dave?

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH Rebuild Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: FH Rebuild Issues

Mick I mislaid my original mag bolt, tried every which way to get the new bolt to fit with no success and as I don't recall the original being that tricky (albeit a very long time back now) AND as I generally think things should be made easier if possible (too many memories of trying to fix things a...
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH Rebuild Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: FH Rebuild Issues

Mick: Seat bolt above the oil tank: Don't fit it, it's too much of a pain (I'm not the first to have reached this conclusion) Magneto bottom extended nut: Caused me a lot of grief as well, I ended up cutting down the hex. end (mine was a new stainless one, I think they've got the length of the hex h...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: NH -57 finally ready for registration
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: NH -57 finally ready for registration

Very nice, Vesa - looks like you at least had most of the original tinware!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: W/NG on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: W/NG on Ebay

Interesting rocker feed arrangement.
Does the seller think that the casting number on the head is an engine number? Oh dear :(
(Looks a bit like a '54/'55 head too - with the straight finning above the push-rod tubes)

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: 58 FH Air Filter
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: 58 FH Air Filter

Mick - PMed you about this....

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New member, '52 VH500
Replies: 82
Views: 2742

Re: New member, '52 VH500

I don't think having a 'flame back' is necessarily anything out of the ordinary - I've set the carb (pre-monoblock 289) on fire on my '51 before now and that was in the middle of a long trip (in midwinter - I think several hours in sub-zero temperatures had made my starting technique a tad clumsy an...
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: mk1 square four . oil issues
Replies: 37
Views: 1021

Re: mk1 square four . oil issues

Grinding off surface imperfections? Surely only necessary if you've found someone using 50-year old machinery to 50-year old tolerances? I'd hope that anyone doing my machining was using modern equipment that could produce better finishes, to better tolerances...and accordingly I wouldn't need to ru...

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