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by Ian.Taylor
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 31 VF Chaincase question
Replies: 1
Views: 421

31 VF Chaincase question

Did Ariel put an inspection hole at the bottom of the Chain case to check the lower part of the chain on the 31 VF ?
Thanks
Ian
by Ian.Taylor
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Oil in magneto
Replies: 22
Views: 3671

Interesting thread on the breather. When I had my 53 VHA I can't remember having to clean oil from the timing cover or any other area after runs.
What it did do was leak from the rubber push rod gaskets between the head and barrel.
by Ian.Taylor
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: I've Found a Bike
Replies: 57
Views: 4613

Memory might be fading but it looks like Kens old Ariel. Lot's of great back roads Steve to ride on. Manitoulin Island is a great ride up to the Trans Canada . The scenery through Northern Ontario is great. http://www.manitoulin-island.com/ Stay off the 400 series highways and ride the secondary roa...
by Ian.Taylor
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: F/VF oil pump and Valve question
Replies: 0
Views: 374

F/VF oil pump and Valve question

I'm going to use a pump from a 55 VH on my 31 VF. Has anyone else used the later pumps on the early 500's? Does it over oil? The original pump was scored badly (bike had a very hard life ) The hand book states to use Nil & Nil for both valve clearance. At this time I have set mine to Int (.001 )...
by Ian.Taylor
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 30/31 F rear rack bracket?
Replies: 2
Views: 683

I received an E mail from Josef and it seems the guy who makes the items has a bracket. They maybe going into production. he will let me know.
Easily made I would guess but for me to travel looking for the proper size steel I would waste more in gas than to have Josef make it.
by Ian.Taylor
Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 30/31 F rear rack bracket?
Replies: 2
Views: 683

30/31 F rear rack bracket?

Does anyone know who sells this rear bracket
I asked Josef where I got the rack from but no reply.

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by Ian.Taylor
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Suppliers
Topic: Black Ariel parts
Replies: 5
Views: 3470

Recently bought the rear carrier and tool boxes from Josef for my 31 VF.
It's nice when you buy a part that looks nice but also fits perfect!
by Ian.Taylor
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 31 VF rear rack & chain Guard?
Replies: 0
Views: 450

31 VF rear rack & chain Guard?

I now have the rear rack & stays for the bike. The question is how does the chain guard now mount at the rear end? Every photo I have seen including Ariel's own ads does not show the center stay with the rear rack . I've goggled period Ariel's hoping to see a detailed photo. Zip.. Can someone po...
by Ian.Taylor
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted "Q" Layshaft
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Pat came through with the repair kit. Problem solved.
by Ian.Taylor
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 31 VF Tappets/springs etc ?
Replies: 0
Views: 421

31 VF Tappets/springs etc ?

When I purchased the bike many years ago the owner had at some time fitted straight rods as push rods. No tappet springs at all. Now I'm at the point of trying to figure out how things go here. I ordered the springs A6/252 and still need the cups (2)A6/690. The lifter nut/washer is easy to make and ...

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