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by robjameson
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Taper or Ball bearings in the headstock
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Taper or Ball bearings in the headstock

I looked in to this earlier in the year - the BSA races will not fit an Ariel frame, they are about 4mm too deep. Your only option for taper roller bearings is Draganfly, as they are made especially for the task.
by robjameson
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: RAISED HANDLEBARS
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: RAISED HANDLEBARS

We encountered exactly this problem in my old job, we ended up making a jig and knurling the bars ourselves.
by robjameson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Insurance for bikes not in use.
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Insurance for bikes not in use.

Peter James insurance will provide laid up cover on a chassis number.
by robjameson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Insurance for bikes not in use.
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Insurance for bikes not in use.

Peter James insurance will provide laid up cover on a chassis number.
by robjameson
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Swinging arm oil tank, tool box, seat base & NH crank +
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Swinging arm oil tank, tool box, seat base & NH crank +

Hi Ian,

I would be interested in the tool box if still available.
by robjameson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Work bench / table
Replies: 16
Views: 1388

Re: Work bench / table

If money and space are no object, in a professional environment I use a probike electro-hydraulic lift. They are excellent, and I cannot find fault with them. Aside from them costing around £1800. At home I have a very good lift, the backbone of which being a trolley jack. Dad kindly donated this to...
by robjameson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Loose valve guide
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: Loose valve guide

You will need to get the head looked at by a professional with a ‘serdi’ or similar. They will re drill the hole to the correct angle, machine an oversize guide and then recut the seat. I have had this done on two heads, I attempted to just fit an oversize guide once, but that ended with it loosenin...
by robjameson
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 14
Views: 972

Re: Newbie question

PR is a 1956 swinging arm frame, MD is a 1956 KH 500 twin engine. The only way of telling if they left the factory together is to check the archives.
by robjameson
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Moving Motorcycle from UK to Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Moving Motorcycle from UK to Germany

John,

It won’t need to be crated, just have documentation to say why it is moving I think (just in case it is checked at a border).

Chas Mortimer or Moving Motorcycles both good options.
by robjameson
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Cork clutch plates
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Cork clutch plates

I recorked the clutch on my VH last year, using brewers corks off eBay. I sanded them down to about 1/4”, they work great!

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