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by alan.moore
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Dans son jus VG
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Dans son jus VG

Re Vincent's post. Lovely original condition VG.... However, not being picky as I think it is a great bike but... as the subject of top girder links has been an ongoing theme on the forum for many years (and is usually picked up as being wrong) .... this bike appears to have the Chamfers at the top....
by alan.moore
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Man and sloper come a cropper.
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Man and sloper come a cropper.

Chris, I echo everyone else's comments and wish you a speedy recovery. One benefit of having the Police Collision investigators attend the scene is that the cause of your crash has been identified and the state of the road will have been well documented. I know your health is your first priority but...
by alan.moore
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: W/NG Restorations
Topic: 1942 RN WNG restoration-Updated 16/07 Petrol Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: 1942 RN WNG restoration-Updated 17/06 Handlebars

Yes to the 2Ba screw. I fitted one to the '39VH and also added a second one on the opposite side of the bars to stop them rotating forwards. I need to decide where the bars on the WNG are going to 'sit' before I start drilling so will be doing that after the tank, seat, footrests and levers are fitted
by alan.moore
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: W/NG Restorations
Topic: 1942 RN WNG restoration-Updated 16/07 Petrol Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 425

'42 RN WNG resto-Handlebars

The handlebars that came with the bike were the proper 1 inch tapering to 7/8 inch but for some reason at sometime in their life they had been significantly shortened, probably due to being damaged. They were also bent rearwards slightly from the centre section. As we all know originals are like 'He...
by alan.moore
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: W/NG Restorations
Topic: 1942 RN WNG restoration-Updated 16/07 Petrol Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: 1942 Royal Navy WNG restoration-Colour

I spent an age researching the correct colour as period photos tend to be all black and white and looking at any colour pics / sample colours on a computer screen does not show what the actual colour looks like. Seen loads painted in the later darker green Olive Drab which is not correct for '42. I ...
by alan.moore
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: What tube sealant are you using?
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: What tube sealant are you using?

Rob I have used it in the past but now just carry a canister of sealant for punctures. Odd that it is only now you are having issues, how long has the sealant been in? I think 'Slime' say that the sealant has a 2 year life span after being put in a tube, which would mean a tube change every 2 years ...
by alan.moore
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: W/NG Restorations
Topic: 1942 RN WNG restoration-Updated 16/07 Petrol Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 425

1942 RN WNG restoration-Updated 16/07 Petrol Tank

NB Updated posts are at the end of Topic Thought it was time I posted a few pics and info about the ongoing restoration of my 1942 Royal Navy WNG. It was despatched on 17th September 1942 to the Royal Navy and has an Ariel 'service repair' engine BH692 which dates from April -June 1940. It has under...
by alan.moore
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Real WNG on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Real WNG on Ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ARIEL-350-MOTORCYCLE-WAR-DEPARTMENT/323829945876?hash=item4b65c4d614:g:kboAAOSwOXlc~SU~ This one looks a lot more original than the previous post....Frame number relates to contract C121450 which had a supply date of Aug to Oct 1942 and the engine number is in this same co...
by alan.moore
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Head steady on FH.
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Head steady on FH.

Les I think all the twins of this era (Triumph, Norton, Bsa etc) had head steadies to dampen out the secondary high frequency vibration inherent in these twins. It is this high frequency vibration that tends to damage engine mountings and the steadies direct this into the frame where it is dissipate...
by alan.moore
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Thorspark Electronic Ignition on a VH
Replies: 24
Views: 828

Re: Thorspark Electronic Ignition on a VH

Bob, Could you test the polarity with a small bar magnet, if the magnets in the rotor attract the same end of the bar magnet they have the same polarity pointing outwards. As you say the fact that Thorspark say you get a strong flash and a weak flash from the strobe light would suggest there is a di...

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