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by Mick D
Tue May 21, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Side stand for NH
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Side stand for NH

Hi

The theory is that you can't accidently leave it down and have it throw you off the first time you tackle a left hander.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Tue May 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Passenger footrest Hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Passenger footrest Hardware

Thanks Simes

That would be helpful, I think I'm going to look for a solution with an OD of less than that of the screw head to allow it to sit in the forward lug of the clevis - I don't have much clearance to play with between the clevis fork and the footrest - maybe O ring(s).

Cheers Mick
by Mick D
Tue May 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Passenger footrest Hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Passenger footrest Hardware

Hi I'm trying to work out the assembly of the passenger footrest hardware on my 58 FH, would I be correct in assuming?: The Thackery washer is placed over the pivot pin Pivot pin screwed into the frame lug / footrest and tightened to provide sufficient friction to prevent the footrest flopping about...
by Mick D
Sun May 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Simes' FH Rebuild
Replies: 197
Views: 7748

Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Hi Any reason why I shouldn't fit the swinging arm grease nipple here? It's totally inaccessible to clean off any spilt grease, would need accurate alignment to ensure leak free filling and being biased to one side could result in the distant side not being correctly lubricated or a lot of purged gr...
by Mick D
Sat May 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: What is the best setup for brazing/heating
Replies: 21
Views: 416

Re: What is the best setup for brazing/heating

simon.holyfield wrote:I use it with MAPP


Blimey!

Just had a look at the cost of MAPP compared to propane - you must have money to burn ;)

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sat May 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: What is the best setup for brazing/heating
Replies: 21
Views: 416

Re: What is the best setup for brazing/heating

Hi Alan

Yes but it would be more efficient if you build a small hearth with fire bricks to concentrate the heat.

I have a cyclone burner and a needle point burner which cover my current needs.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sat May 18, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: What is the best setup for brazing/heating
Replies: 21
Views: 416

Re: What is the best setup for brazing/heating

Hi I use propane and Sievert torches, good for heating to silver solder / brazing temperatures. Cup Alloys website is a good starting point: https://www.cupalloys.co.uk/home/ You need a 'Calor' type bottle, I think mine is an 18kg one - as you say a plumbers torch isn't up to it. I also have oxy / a...
by Mick D
Sat May 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Straightening twisted handlebar bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Straightening twisted handlebar bracket

Errr One has to assume it was deformed cold to it's current condition which would rule out cast iron - I'd identify which area(s) is deformed and reform it at red heat. Sorry I didn't explain my thoughts well enough in my post above, got my axis and radials confused - hope this photo explains where ...
by Mick D
Fri May 17, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 1951 NH Red Hunter Project
Replies: 46
Views: 5782

Re: My 1951 NH Red Hunter Project

Hi

Looks very nice, but are you sure the timing / mixture are correct? that exhaust is very blue.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Thu May 16, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Straightening twisted handlebar bracket
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Straightening twisted handlebar bracket

Hi

I'd investigate whether the deformation is as indicated below, a twist on this axis:

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Regards Mick

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