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by pete.collings
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Idle W/NG
Replies: 41
Views: 2175

Re: Idle W/NG

Should be a test for your wet weather gear as well as the bike ??
by pete.collings
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vehicle recovery for MOT exempt bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Vehicle recovery for MOT exempt bikes

My insurance renewal from Carol Nash includes a premium for a vehicle recovery service underwritten by AXA, but the AXA policy details states the bike must have a current MOT. I have emailed Carol Nash asking for a definitive reply as to whether my VH, as a MOT exempt vehicle with no current MOT, wi...
by pete.collings
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Gold Star big end
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Gold Star big end

Many years ago, I got an Alpha VH crankpin reconditioned at Alphas, there was slight marking on the wear surface but a light grind cleaned up the surface without breeching the hardened surface. They made an oversized conrod liner to match the reground crankpin, using standard 1/4" rollers, but ...
by pete.collings
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: clutch and mainshaft
Replies: 46
Views: 1932

Re: clutch and mainshaft

I used to "recycle" the six hole washers by cutting them into three pieces, so there were other edges to knock over to secure the bolt head. This of course depended on the area around the hole not being too damaged. However, drilling and wiring the bolt heads is a better course of action. ...
by pete.collings
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH Shock Absorber Query
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: FH Shock Absorber Query

If it is free to rotate, you will eventually end up with little drive and a lot of noise! It should not be able to ride over the top of the sprocket cam, although different spring lengths (including a worn/old spring) might allow this to occur. I used to tighten the nut until it bore hard against th...
by pete.collings
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: vch headgasket
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: vch headgasket

I had a problem in the past with blowing from the head/barrel joint when mating a VHA head with a new make alloy barrel. I think the head had been lapped in too many times, as there was alloy to alloy contact between the head and barrel, rather than liner spigot to head contact. I cured this by dela...
by pete.collings
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Aftermarket alloy singles barrel and piston.
Replies: 14
Views: 949

Re: Aftermarket alloy singles barrel and piston.

I can't answer Q1 or Q2, but would advise the piston is of the type used in the wartime WNG model, and if using it with three compression rings, it is advised (elsewhere on the forum) to use the earlier oil pump with a smaller feed plunger, to avoid oil making its way into the combustion chamber. I ...
by pete.collings
Sat May 25, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Changing castrol R oil
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Changing castrol R oil

Thanks for the feedback, I'll try using a hybrid synthetic/vegetable oil, and aim to remove as much of the current oil as possible by removing the sump plate as well as draining/cleaning the oil tank, and then keep a good eye on the oil tank return filter to see if anything untoward appears.
by pete.collings
Thu May 23, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Changing castrol R oil
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Changing castrol R oil

When I purchased my all alloy VH 2 years ago from the widow of a club member I knew, she gave me a small folder of information relating to the bike. He was into competition singles, and amongst the notes was a comment that the bike was run on Castrol R oil. Having eventually sorted out some incorrec...
by pete.collings
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Scew thread size & type?
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: Scew thread size & type?

Keith
I had PM'd you, but message has not been picked up yet.

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