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by chris.shearwood
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Club Membership Benefits
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Club Membership Benefits

I think the best manual for Ariels and many other makes is: Nicholson's Modern Motorcycle Mechanics.
http://www.britcycle.com/Products/moder ... hanics.htm
by chris.shearwood
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Colonial handlebar
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Colonial handlebar

The upper photo on Page 88 of Bacon's book shows a regular handlebar while the bottom photo of a Californian dealer's showroom seems to show higher bars.
by chris.shearwood
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Dispatch Certificate
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Dispatch Certificate

You can get a dating certificate from Draganfly showing most of the details you want:

https://www.draganfly.co.uk/index.php/t ... _pathway-2
by chris.shearwood
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1939 'RH' at Yesterdays
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: 1939 'RH' at Yesterdays

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:anyone spotting anything more ?


One of my pet peeves: chromed barrel shaped seat springs instead of painted black cylindrical shaped ones.
by chris.shearwood
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 4G Conrod Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: 4G Conrod Advice

At the time I put my 1946 Sq4 together new conrods were not available (except for the Carillo ones) so I installed the old ones that had an unknown number of miles on them. When I would be out on that bike with a nice stretch of open road ahead of me I was usually thinking about those seventy year o...
by chris.shearwood
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Powder Coating frames !!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: Powder Coating frames !!!!!!!

Hi John,
I too am all for powder coating frames but I'll remind you to make sure you have removed all the old grease from inside the frame tubes before the frame goes in that oven.
Regards, Chris
by chris.shearwood
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Club Membership Benefits
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Club Membership Benefits

Another benefit of AOMCC membership is the opportunity to attend Section meetings and rallies with like-minded club members around the world, particularly in the United Kingdom. Where are you located?
by chris.shearwood
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: 1939 XWD VH500 first startup
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: 1939 XWD VH500 first startup

Hi Alan,
Congratulations! The bike looks and sounds great. Was that some oil dripping?
Regards, Chris
by chris.shearwood
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 wheel rim size.
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Square 4 wheel rim size.

I think Chris might have found the only reference to use of a 4.00 x 19 WM3 on an Ariel rear wheel. I can't find one in my books, but I don't have the 1939 book Chris refers to. Hello Paul, The reference I found was for a WM2-19 rim not a WM3-19. The 1939 Sq4 Parts List is in the Document Repositor...
by chris.shearwood
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 wheel rim size.
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Square 4 wheel rim size.

.... rear single sided hub, which I believe should always be laced to an 18 not 19 inch rim (at least according to the books and that is what I fitted to my first one). Would/could that size rim ever be fitted to a post war Sq4 or is it an ordering error? Hello Malcolm, I don't think Ariel publishe...

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