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by paul.wirdnam
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Strange Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Strange Noise

Simon, I had a very similar noise on '48 KG about 4 weeks ago. At the roadside, I eliminated the engine and thought at one stage it was the speedo cable, so disconnected that from the CP box which didn't make any difference. I limped home with this intermittent noise. Clearly from clutch /gearbox ar...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Hello all.
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Hello all.

Evening Ian....you know where I am....
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 138
Views: 42013

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Paul Slootheer wrote:Looks great Paul, you're doing well! :D
Regards, Paul


Thanks Paul...but as they say, it's not over until the fat lady sings, or in my case, until the lacquer coat is on. :|
by paul.wirdnam
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 138
Views: 42013

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

I've finally got to the tank, which is the last thing I have left to do before I attempt to start this monster for the first time in nn years. Finished the painting, so just the gold lining left to do and then a 2K lacquer coat but I'm a little nervous since any mistake and I'll probably have to sta...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: For Sale: 1939 Ariel 500cc OHV "Special"
Replies: 0
Views: 496

For Sale: 1939 Ariel 500cc OHV "Special"

I've offered to help sell this bike from Peter Batten's estate. All details in the link below:

https://dorsetvmcc.co.uk/1939-ariel-spe ... er-batten/
by paul.wirdnam
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New club Facebook page
Replies: 58
Views: 2575

Re: New club Facebook page

I am apparently a founder member of your new Facebook group as I joined and posted pictures on it right away. Just looking briefly at Facebook, it contains the following Ariel related groups: 1: Ariel Motorcycle Club: 390 members started November 2010... closed group. 2: Another so called Ariel MCC...
by paul.wirdnam
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New club Facebook page
Replies: 58
Views: 2575

Re: New club Facebook page

Lee, Dave, Robert...if you're reading this, it's a great shame that you've introduced moderator Approval for new Posts on the Group? It wasn't like that for the first few hours. Why have you done this? It sort of defeats one of the benefits of FB Groups in my opinion: posting a question to get an an...
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New club Facebook page
Replies: 58
Views: 2575

Re: New club Facebook page

I've used FB for years but it has only really become useful to me when I've joined specialist Groups like the "Ariel Motorcycles", "Slovenský Arielklub" etc. These are the places to go to get quick answers to my questions....sadly, if I post the same question on here, I could wai...
by paul.wirdnam
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: Snapped timing chain
Replies: 27
Views: 3564

Re: Snapped timing chain

I've only had one chain break on me...rear chain on a Matchless. It broke on the solid side of the split link (below). I hadn't realized that it had broken until I got home and investigate the occasional nasty noise coming from the back as it sometimes caught a tooth on the rear sprocket. I spoke to...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 138
Views: 42013

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Another month passes but I'm getting there....slowly. Head, manifold and siamese pipes went on ok, but I had to modify the bracket on the silence somewhat. Bowden cables all done, wiring harness all done and the lights & horn actually work. No idea if the charging works. Fitted the cartridge oil...

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