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by david.anderson
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Improving the front forks
Replies: 16
Views: 7812

Re: Improving the front forks

Doc1.docx Doc1.docx For those interested in improving the Ariel fork damping please see the following link where details of the Eddie Dow type dampers are provided. (http://www.audioworld.net/BSA/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2895.0;attach=7512) While Dow dampers are a big improvement and w...
by david.anderson
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Improving the front forks
Replies: 16
Views: 7812

Andy try some PTFE (teflon) tape. wrap several turns (generally 4 to 6 turns of tape, or more with loose threads) around the thread before screwing it in. Teflon tape is used by plumbers to seal threads in water pipes to prevent leaks and is available at hardwares or plumbers supplies. Make sure you...
by david.anderson
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Fishtail Muffler pressings
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Benton the first 3 systems he did for me are still perfect, no yellowing. Both the exhaust pipe and muffler he did for my NH were flash chromed and both yellowed in a blotchy fashion. I have seen other mufflers that he has done where the stainless is not flash chromed and the muffler went slightly y...
by david.anderson
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Fishtail Muffler pressings
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: Fishtail Muffler pressings

1 have had 5 complete exhaust systems made by overlander for various bikes. the stainless exhaust systems are flash chromed so as to blue rather than yellow. well that is what is supposed to happen and used to happen. The last 2 systems I had made yellowed within 2 minutes of running and went blotch...
by david.anderson
Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Balance factor
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Re: Balance factor

Dean My NH and VH are both balanced to 66% and are both vibration free at 60mph. My VH vibrates lightly above 70mph. For sustained high speed or track work a balance factor of 68 or 70% may be better. I have just checked the balance factor on a friends NH which vibrated badly at 60mph. It was balanc...
by david.anderson
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Anstey suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: Anstey suspension

Bill quite a simple job. just undo the top nut. the spring will push the top cap up as you undo the nut. If you encounter sidecar springing it is helpful to partly undo the bottom nut and push the centre spindle up. that way it will be easier to push the spring down and engage the top cap and nut. r...
by david.anderson
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Correct colours for 49 NH?
Replies: 8
Views: 2401

Re: Correct colours for 49 NH?

Peter for Australia try ford falcon LeMans Red 1992 paint code R. alternately ford falcon XD 1981 Monza Red. these colours are virtually identical and an exact match for the original paint on my 49VH. I sanded back some of the original paint to get a good match and dripped the Le Mans Red onto the o...
by david.anderson
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: How much oil comes out the breather??
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

John am I reading right that you have not fitted the crankcase breather pipe but are running the engine with the breather hole open. If that is the case I would expect a lot of oil would be blown out. When I first fitted a 10.5 to 1 piston to a VH it blew a lot of oil out the crankcase breather due ...
by david.anderson
Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: damaged VH barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: damaged VH barrel

Robin If the head is getting close to touching at the outer mating surface you can use the principle of a double ground joint. Use course valve grinding paste on the outer surface and fine valve grinding paste on the spigot and lap the head in by rotating it until there is an even polish all around....
by david.anderson
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1928 piston
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Ray try JP Pistons in South Australia. they supply a piston for a 28 model A B or will make to a pattern or sample. http://www.jp.com.au/JPPistons.html. My experience with them has been good, they will even supply a single ring out of a set. The Singles Spares of this club may also be able to help. ...

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