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by steve.clarke
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: blocked oilway in Huntmaster
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: blocked oilway in Huntmaster

Not to mention the waste of time and money I only ever had an engine rebuilt by some one else once when i was short of time ,it had to go back I didn't save any time and they tried to charge me again I went right off AJS twins.
by steve.clarke
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Hydraulic front brake part3
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: Hydraulic front brake part3

Thought I would update the post for info if any one is overhauling one, as it's been a long haul getting this one to work well, fluid retention being the main problem but I have cracked it now, it was hard to bleed easily as the nipple was in-board of the brake plate and on the last bleed fluid leak...
by steve.clarke
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Motorcycles in Toronto in the 1970s
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Motorcycles in Toronto in the 1970s

It's true you miss the prices not sure of the exchange rate then but to put it into context I bought a running 1958 NH around about that time for £15.00
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by steve.clarke
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: blocked oilway in Huntmaster
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: blocked oilway in Huntmaster

Bad thing to say on a forum like this John do you prefer the hat fried or boiled...... :D
Good luck with the rebuild, Steve.
by steve.clarke
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Motorcycles in Toronto in the 1970s
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Motorcycles in Toronto in the 1970s

That is certainly true Barry we have a wealth of suppliers, and still quite a few small engineering firms to service our needs although they have thinned out quite a bit in past years for obvious reasons, I find it easier to get spares now than in the 70's but it is simple now for all with the power...
by steve.clarke
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: A bit of bad luck and a bit of good luck.
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: A bit of bad luck and a bit of good luck.

Hello Paul Funny enough it's a new one from Draganfly but it it came adrift and leaked at the exhaust side with the result of the rocker, spindle and valve running dry I think I caught it just in time it would be a shame as I have just had a new oversize valve guide and new valve fitted, I will stri...
by steve.clarke
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: A bit of bad luck and a bit of good luck.
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: A bit of bad luck and a bit of good luck.

Ok Steve
Advice taken, dissolve and gum up the works I guess.
by steve.clarke
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel
Replies: 890
Views: 66273

Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Ah just what I need a Bofors gun think I will take my VH down there and threaten it if I have to take the head off one more time it's Flak meat! thats a definite for a photo with the old Don R bike.
by steve.clarke
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: A bit of bad luck and a bit of good luck.
Replies: 6
Views: 698

A bit of bad luck and a bit of good luck.

I have been using the VH for the 30 mile a day round trip to work performed well in the torrential rain today when I arrived at work found the left leg covered in oil it had decided to chuck off the EX Rocker oil feed nut (mental note use nut locker) found the washer on the floor 2' from the bike, s...
by steve.clarke
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel
Replies: 890
Views: 66273

Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

It's good to see a D (damp)Day bike still working... :)

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