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by john.mitchell
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Strange spares
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Strange spares

The Club has been contacted by a guy who has a large box full of Ariel spares he wants to get rid of. Each has a works drawing with it. They look like some sort of pre production parts and they are probably all different. Dave Owen thinks they may be Pixie. Anyway can anyone positively identify them...
by john.mitchell
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 705


In 1951 I passed my test on 1935 Ariel 350. Could have done it on Vincent V twin If I had owned one.
by john.mitchell
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Double adult sidecar
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Double adult sidecar

I have done many thousands of miles on singles, often over the Alps and always with a pillion. Never used anything but a 23 tooth sprocket.
by john.mitchell
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Uncle Bulgaria
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Uncle Bulgaria

Roger Gwynn has sent the following: "I have just heard from Chiel Fritz that Carlo Jusche aka Uncle Bulgaria died last week after an accident at home. I have asked Hans van der Linden, who was his friend of recent years, to let me have a copy of any obituary that is written. I don’t know of any...
by john.mitchell
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 350
Views: 30407

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Surely, it is deservedly so....
by john.mitchell
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1955 Huntmaster questions
Replies: 35
Views: 1613

Re: 1955 Huntmaster questions

My FH always eventually wet sumps. Years ago I put a thread in the bottom of the sump plate so a bolt could screw in. - It is a lot easier to drain surplus oil that way.
by john.mitchell
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Cheval
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Cheval

Good news. I am discussing the hand over with a member. I haven't rushed to announce it because I got this far before but he faded away.
by john.mitchell
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: moving house.
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: moving house.

I'll certainly miss your input, Dave.
by john.mitchell
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Moving Motorcycle from UK to Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Moving Motorcycle from UK to Germany

Does anyone have any experience of doing this? I want to get a bike from GL15 UK to Glashutten 61479 Germany. Is i still possible with restrictions to ship it in a van or will it have to be crated? Any idea of the cost involved?


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