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by Ian.Taylor
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tight spot magneto drive chain
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

Re: Tight spot magneto drive chain

I never had a problem on my VHA but I did on my 31 VF. Same issue a tight spot then a very loose spot. New sprockets & chain ordered , installed and the same ! Upon further investigation I came to realize the mag when pulled back was slightly crooked. I now make sure the mag is even with the pla...
by Ian.Taylor
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: optional foot change for Burman Q box
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: optional foot change for Burman Q box

If you can find one I bet they go for good money
by Ian.Taylor
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Nice article in TCMC!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: Nice article in TCMC!!

Just received my issue in the mail Friday..Congrats Steve..
Some of the Cyclones I've seen here in Canada have chrome headlight covers.
I wonder if they added the chrome for certain markets?
by Ian.Taylor
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE 1932 Red Hunter
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: FOR SALE 1932 Red Hunter

Nice bike and I like the foot shift option
by Ian.Taylor
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Black Ariel photo
Replies: 12
Views: 989

Re: Black Ariel photo

I would say 1930 as the generator is up front other than that it looks like my 31 VF
by Ian.Taylor
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1953 single rear brake cable
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: 1953 single rear brake cable

I had my original rear brake cable on my 53 VHA for many years and still do but I replaced it with a new one as the sheathing was falling apart. As with both cables it just loops in a U shape and will not now or ever go over the frame as Drags suggest Even if it did it wouldn't line up correctly wit...
by Ian.Taylor
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Chain Tension
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Chain Tension

I insert my finger under the chain and lift up.If it goes close to 3/8 it's good.
I do the rear chain this way as well.
I was taught to take measurement from rest position to full movement Re 3/8 ,up or down whichever is your preference
by Ian.Taylor
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New club Facebook page
Replies: 58
Views: 4246

Re: New club Facebook page

Years ago i refused to use the internet, now my kids laugh at me for using it. FB has opened new doors for me, met new people and became friends , even finding other Vintage nuts locally FB can get political at times but it does allow advertising of events many may never know about. The old days it ...
by Ian.Taylor
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 88 Years on the Road and still alive
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Re: 88 Years on the Road and still alive

Love the bike. Love the exhaust..
by Ian.Taylor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Annoying resonance
Replies: 15
Views: 2156

Re: Annoying resonance

My VHA made an annoying rattle. it turned out to be the damper knob that was vibrating.

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