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by chris.shearwood
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sq4 Valve Timing
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Sq4 Valve Timing

I've been looking at Sq4 valve timing and, like others before me, I find the subject a bit confusing. Bruce Longman's Valve Timing Procedure, which can be found on Draganfly's web site, is very helpful but still leads to some head scratching for me. The diagram of the crankshaft simplex sprocket sho...
by chris.shearwood
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Magneto SQ 4
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Magneto SQ 4

Hello Fritz,
I'm sorry I don't have one for sale. Where are you located? There is some information on that greaser here:
Regards, Chris
by chris.shearwood
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: who put those circlips there ??
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: who put those circlips there ??

I had quite a struggle once fitting a new tube and tire to one of the rims of my Sq4 and once I got them on the rim it took a lot of inflating and deflating and bouncing it up and down to centre the tire properly. After finally getting it all done I cracked open a beer, sat down to enjoy it and noti...
by chris.shearwood
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB leaking petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: VB leaking petrol

You could always do what a previous owner did on the 289 of my VH: plug the overflow hole with a wooden peg! Yikes!
by chris.shearwood
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: SQ4 Mk1 RH footrest support // FOUND, thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: SQ4 Mk1 RH footrest support // FOUND, thanks

Avec ta bonne chance tu devrais aller acheter un billet de loto!
With your your good luck you should go buy a loto ticket!
by chris.shearwood
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Front stand
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Front stand

That stand looks to be exactly, except for the colour, like the one on my 1950 NG which I believe to be original to the bike. The measurements correspond too.
by chris.shearwood
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Charging problem?
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: Charging problem?

You can run a wire from the Dynamo wire to the Field wire with a momentary switch in the circuit. Touching the switch should be enough to wake up the regulator. A bit of a bodge but what the H***
by chris.shearwood
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Saddle Seat For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Saddle Seat For Sale

This is just to note that the saddle has been sold.
by chris.shearwood
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1956(?) NH with sidecar
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: 1956(?) NH with sidecar

Hi Frank,
If I remember correctly you've got some pretty good hills out there in BC and you're thinking of buying a 350 with a sidecar!
Regards, Chris
by chris.shearwood
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Primary chain tension - '58 Huntmaster
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Primary chain tension - '58 Huntmaster

Hi Nick,
According to the CVMG roster there is a Nick Pratt in Peterborough who has a Huntmaster. But most of these adjustments are very similar on the various Ariel models and even on any British bike of the same vintage. Do you attend CVMG meetings in your area?

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