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by Mick D
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: American Ariel import
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: American Ariel import

Enough to set me wondering what else there might be waiting to be discovered. Hi The forks are very 'compressed' judging by the amount of slider extension exposed, (wrong springs?), the centre stand feet have been 'cosmetically enhanced', front stand looks home made, speedo is not original, horn is...
by Mick D
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: GB Gearbox problem
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: GB Gearbox problem

Hi To get from 1st to 4th you should have to actuate the gear lever at least three times, if this is what you are doing I agree with Steve it's probably the plunger that is not engaging with the cam due to a defective spring or stuck plunger. If the box goes from 1st to 4th with less than three leve...
by Mick D
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Idiots guide to servicing Amal carbs
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Idiots guide to servicing Amal carbs

I don't think I have seen a monobloc with so much crud in it before. Getting it clean will probably be difficult but will work wonders. Hi This one was refurbished and is now back on the road: Crud.png Crud II.png Crud III.png The gum was dissolved in acetone and the remaining scale removed by abra...
by Mick D
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 350 NH float bowl
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: 350 NH float bowl

simon.holyfield wrote:I'm referring to the "Amal Carburetter Settings and Spare Parts List" that you can buy from Burlen - it costs about a fiver I think.


Hi

It's a free download from here:

http://amalcarb.co.uk/books-catalogues.html

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021
Replies: 88
Views: 4028

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

I've got to get the swinging arm out to put it in. Hi Steven I'd consider threading a sparer belt onto the frame and stowing it out of the way - would make roadside repair of a broken belt much simpler ;) Love your leather work by the way - not so sure about your electrics though :) Regards Mick
by Mick D
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Swinging arm spindle
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Swinging arm spindle

Hi It took me around a week, (half an hour or so a day), to get mine apart. Using the thread to extract it negates the bushes flexing and absorbing the force as they do when trying to drift it out. There is a spacer between the bushes which may also have corroded onto the shaft - once it moves a lit...
by Mick D
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Swinging arm spindle
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Swinging arm spindle

Hi I had the same issue when I restored my 58FH. My method was to flood with penetrating fluid, (50/50 mix of ATF and acetone), remove one of the securing dome nuts and torque the other, this pulled the shaft through the metalastic bushes. Stop while there is still thread exposed on the side without...
by Mick D
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Steering alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Steering alignment

Hi

Clamp straight edges across the sliders and stanchions, (at the top), they should be parallel when viewed down the forks if the forks are aligned.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 402
Views: 41919

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Thank you Stephen

Your response has given me some 'food for thought', though I don't come anywhere close to your annual mileage I do feel the original seat mountings would benefit from sympathetic 'improvement'.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 402
Views: 41919

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Steven.Carter wrote:all I have to do is lift the seat and unplug.


Hi Stephen

Have you modified your seat attachments? Lifting the seat on my FH is a major operation.

Regards Mick

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