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by marcus whatling
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Saddle springs - comfort
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Saddle springs - comfort

I have fitted these my sq4 very comfortable
Rider 100kg
eBay item number:
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by marcus whatling
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Fourth Gear Skip - GB Gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Fourth Gear Skip - GB Gearbox

Had this happen a few years ago on a 54 sq4 riding along in forth gear then suddenly no gear, like neutral . Pulled over , Nothing visibly wrong so carried on home with 3 gears . When I stripped the gearbox there was no circlip to retain the main drive bearing .Also not much left of the gearbox case...
by marcus whatling
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Changing the clutch sprocket
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Changing the clutch sprocket

I used a press to change mine although a good strong vice would work with an extra pair of hands .
by marcus whatling
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1949 KH
Replies: 19
Views: 1218

Re: 1949 KH

the 49 KH500 is nice to ride but an FH650 is better in modern traffic !
by marcus whatling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Is QH gearing "better" for a Black Ariel?
Replies: 19
Views: 1033

Re: Is QH gearing "better" for a Black Ariel?

So you don't fancy the pyrotechnics of the acetylene lights .
by marcus whatling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: best remedy-lighting
Replies: 35
Views: 2660

Re: best remedy-lighting

Hi John like you Ive been seeing Ted and now his son for repairs . They have even worked on an old car before my Dad owned it (1928 Swift) . As for the phone your right they never pick up . I just call in they have always been in .
by marcus whatling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Is QH gearing "better" for a Black Ariel?
Replies: 19
Views: 1033

Re: Is QH gearing "better" for a Black Ariel?

Like cmfalco I have the early non speedo drive Q box . Mine is from the front wheel . You could check your speedo with a modern GPS type thingy . Hopefully with the High ratio gears you can use a larger engine [primary] front sprocket .
by marcus whatling
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Is QH gearing "better" for a Black Ariel?
Replies: 19
Views: 1033

Re: Is QH gearing "better" for a Black Ariel?

Going up faster hills in 3rd gear with the low ratio there is a long drop down to second gear(you need to slow down a lot) .With High ratio it,s not such a drop . Should be able to run a 24t Primary .
by marcus whatling
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: best remedy-lighting
Replies: 35
Views: 2660

Re: best remedy-lighting

Hi john walsh does your Huntmaster have a belt drive to dynamo a good conversion which increases the rpm to the dynamo
Ted Samon can check your dynamo
by marcus whatling
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 1926 triumph
Replies: 13
Views: 1283

Re: 1926 triumph

Hi Steve try Veteran Triumph good web site Telephone : +44 (0) 777 3324238
email: parts@veterantriumph.co.uk
Also Hinton Motorcycles www.kevindallimore.co.uk/HINTON%20MC/
I have found both very helpfull for Triumph parts .

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