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by Mick D
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Lathe user?
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: Lathe user?

simon.holyfield wrote:there are no BSF threads on Ariel machines in my garage


You may want to check the side stand pivot and rear brake torque arm to hub on your FH - to avoid 'loose nuts' or confusion - ;)
by Mick D
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Which Shocks
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Which Shocks

Hi I haven't ridden the bike yet but the dampers are certainly damping on the rebound and showed no signs of leakage so fingers crossed. Not sure why your spring is stuck, mine are an easy fit over the body and into the lower slider - maybe check your spring diameter and gauge - I'm sure it will fre...
by Mick D
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Which Shocks
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Which Shocks

very rusty though they are Shame Simes Mine were pretty good: Damper Before.png Powder coated the upper shrouds, replaced the lowers with stainless ones from Draganfly, polished the collets, sprayed the damper bodies, and re-assembled: Damper.png (Looks a lot ncer without the greasy hand prints :oo...
by Mick D
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Which Shocks
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Which Shocks

Hi

My priority would be to match the dimensions of the original Armstrong ones. Do you have yours? if not I can measure mine.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Kick start lever
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Kick start lever

Hi

Shouldn't the pinch bolt locate in the annular groove in the shaft and prevent the lever coming off? I'd confirm the pinch bolt is the correct diameter and not worn. Also check the lever is of the correct design.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cleaning off crankcases
Replies: 23
Views: 1567

Re: cleaning off crankcases

Hi

I'm a convert to soda blasting, washes off with water leaving no residue, gentle enough to leave a surface that can easily be polished, cheap media and easily made / adapted tooling - what's not to like?

Great for carburettors too

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: FW Front Hub Locking Ring Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: FW Front Hub Locking Ring Cover

Thanks Vincent
That makes sense, my confusion stemmed from referencing the photo of the locking ring, (4227-56), on the Draganfly web site which does not have the holes for the rivets.
Regards Mick
by Mick D
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Oil laek from dynamo gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Oil laek from dynamo gasket

Hi
Hot grease, the recommended chain lubrication, can manifest as oil.
Regards Mick
by Mick D
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Dummy Cyclone 4sale
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Dummy Cyclone 4sale

Hi Simes
I'm aiming at sub 6, on target at the moment but you never know.
Regards Mick
by Mick D
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Oil laek from dynamo gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Oil laek from dynamo gasket

Hi
It might be just coincidence - reseal the dynamo cork and see what happens.
Regards Mick

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