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by PeterW
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Huntmaster R&D
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: Huntmaster R&D

Never seen that article but the Huntmaster I had in the 80's had been tuned by the previous owner - apparently Road Rocket head, pistons & cams but I didn't have any details. Think he taught engineering. I had it for 9 years during which it was 100% reliable & certainly went well :¬) Huntmas...
by PeterW
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1950 NG 350
Replies: 16
Views: 848

Re: 1950 NG 350

Untaxed since 1981
Looks a nice little project for someone
by PeterW
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: '57 NH
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: '57 NH

Welcome back - great looking bike :¬)
by PeterW
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: first and last ride
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

Re: first and last ride

My neighbour is a big Vespa fan, commutes on them in all weathers, goes to rallies all over the place.
Mind you, he has two because one is always in bits. I suspect he's a masochist.
by PeterW
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Indian reproduction forks
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Indian reproduction forks

I was watching a film on youtube about the cannonball run. Great stuff. However a chap with repo forks on his Brough had them break. The investigation showed they could have sheared at any time so he was lucky he was going slow when it happened. Different design but you never know what quality metal...
by PeterW
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Arthur Bourne trip to ISDT
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Arthur Bourne trip to ISDT

Snippet of an article from Oct 1948


by PeterW
Wed May 13, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rigid rear Stand - issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1487

Re: Rigid rear Stand - issue

Fit a mud-flap on the rear guard and fit a spring clip to that to hold the stand?
by PeterW
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH Carburettor Configuration?
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: FH Carburettor Configuration?

Personally I reckon if the carb was way out it would do it more frequently than now and then. Do the plugs look alright?
Sticky inlet valve or worn guide?
Worn slide?
Poor fuel?
by PeterW
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: W/NG on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: W/NG on Ebay

I think I'd have to go one way or the other with it. Looks a weird mix as it is. Bearing in mind how expensive WNG forks are I think I'd strip the rack, pannier, headlight mask and petrol cap surround (not something I've seen before) off. Then paint over the stencilled number and run it as a fun, mo...
by PeterW
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Ariel NH350 Pre 65 Trials on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Ariel NH350 Pre 65 Trials on ebay

For green lane use it looks a hoot :¬)
I'd buy it if the garage wasn't already full and the missus keeps giving me looks....

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