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by robjameson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rear brake cable.
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Rear brake cable.

Shame, I always like the simple answers!

Have you tried JJ cables from Warwickshire? They should have all the info you need. Their number is 01926651470
by robjameson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rear brake cable.
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Rear brake cable.

Lee, forgive the stupid question, but have you made sure the brake shoes are correctly adjusted on the fulcrum adjuster?

It’s surprising how much of a difference it makes, but I do know others who have missed that.
by robjameson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 7981

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

I sympathise, due to an administrative error, my wedding anniversary coincides with the April Stafford show. Usually I can get away with it if the anniversary falls mid week, but this year I’m buggered!
by robjameson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rebuilt 1939 VH wet sumping
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Rebuilt 1939 VH wet sumping

I had this happen to me on a late VH, as I was cleaning it to sell. Presumably the bike knew I was selling it so decided to act up. You haven’t threatened it have you Alan? Actually what I found was some detritus had unseated the ball valves on the oil pump, and in a couple of weeks it completely we...
by robjameson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: 1954 red hunter parts wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: 1954 red hunter parts wanted

I have a slightly rusty exhaust pipe for a ‘54 VH, I also have a silencer which is shiny but rattles like hell because the baffle has dropped.

If you wish to PM me I will happily send photos.
by robjameson
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Petrol tank cap seal material?
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Petrol tank cap seal material?

Cork works and is available in pre made gaskets from eBay etc.
by robjameson
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1958 VH petrol tank knee pads
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: 1958 VH petrol tank knee pads

Use the same principal as you would installing an old windscreen. Piece of paracord around to work the grips on.
by robjameson
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Ariel 3....an idea before its time?
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Ariel 3....an idea before its time?

Honda made a ‘Gyro’ which is a similar set up. I’m unsure of its commercial success but there seems something of a cult following.

Ariel 3’s have been reaching silly money on eBay uk recently too.
by robjameson
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: A chat today was amusing
Replies: 22
Views: 846

Re: A chat today was amusing

As a younger member of the club (in my mid thirties) I see this as a cycle which will bring about the end of the club and most classic British bikes on the road. 1.People hold onto their bikes for too long, hoping the value will increase as much as possible as they become more of an asset than a bi...
by robjameson
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Plunger suspension ride height adjustment
Replies: 39
Views: 1311

Re: Plunger suspension ride height adjustment

We have Dave Owen to thank for the plunger springs in Chris Read’s KH. He supplied them to me at an LDR, I believe they cost me a bottle of chateauneuf du pape. From what I recall, they were the heavier gauge springs, as the lighter gauge ones I took out of the bike were completely knackered, and ha...

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