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by ian.scott
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: Rear wheel puncture
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Rear wheel puncture

Having returned from last weeknds run on an AA recovery trailer, I am now fitting another new tube and was wondering if anyone had any success fitting puncure proof foam to the tube BEFORE having a punture . This being the third rear punture I have had over the last few years. I have a security bolt...
by ian.scott
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Control cable parts
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Control cable parts

I just bought a universal throttle cable kit from JJ Cables, unfortunately he is now on 2 weeks holiday.


Ian
by ian.scott
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Girder fork top spring mount
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Girder fork top spring mount

I made it myself. Originally it was only roughly made to try out but as it solved the problem so I and tidied it up and refitted it.

Ian
by ian.scott
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Girder fork top spring mount
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Girder fork top spring mount

I had to fit a similar spacer to my VH as the front mudguard continually crashed into the girder fork bridge casting in spite of fitting a new OS spring. This was initially when used in trials trim but since our roads have deteriorated into their current state it is needed on the road as well.

Ian
by ian.scott
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cruising speed VH
Replies: 25
Views: 844

Re: cruising speed VH

I felt my VH could do with a higher gear, it was fitted with a 23T as standard so I fitted a 24T as made by the Ariel Spares, but found it felt 'flatter' and unhappy so I went back to a 23T.

Ian
by ian.scott
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Saddle springs - comfort
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Saddle springs - comfort

You wil find it very hard to find good ones as most of the ones for sale are cheap Indian/Chinese copies, epecially the ones with very wide coil spacing. When I used to trial my VH I found that the springs would collapse and take on a 'set', so I had a pair made by one of the spring specialists to c...
by ian.scott
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: ARIEL 500 RED HUNTER 1934
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: ARIEL 500 RED HUNTER 1934

It looks partially restored to me ( Tank and rims) but looks very complete and worth completing any work needed to get it back on the road.

Ian
by ian.scott
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Ariel Leader Speedo Cable
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Ariel Leader Speedo Cable

Hi
Its a magnetic one

Ian
by ian.scott
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Petrol tap
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Petrol tap

That is the type of tap which I use 5050-30. But I believe it should be the single level one 5050-32

Ian
by ian.scott
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Petrol tap
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Petrol tap

In my 36 parts book it shows 5050-30 petrol tap 2 level 5050-32 petrol tap petrol tap (large bore) Hunter models From that I would assume that Hunters have the single level tap and others have the tap with reserve, however for practical reasons , I have fitted my Hunter with the Two level tap Iam

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