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by iansoady
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Rattle sound from r/h side of engine
Replies: 40
Views: 3964

Re: Rattle sound from r/h side of engine

Yes, I was in the same boat as you - I'd "sold" the bike to myself before seeing it. I'd been assured it was running well. After a 3 hour trip to look at it I did buy it. To be fair, apart from the rattle and the fact it was held together with metric roofing bolts (with square nuts!) it wa...
by iansoady
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Rattle sound from r/h side of engine
Replies: 40
Views: 3964

Re: Rattle sound from r/h side of engine

It's called the death rattle. Gudgeon pin bores in piston worn. Mine was like that when I bought it (which I suspect is why the vendor "couldn't" start it as I'd have walked away if I heard it. On mine, if I took the RHS cover off and waggled the alternator rotor back and forth I could hea...
by iansoady
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 49014

Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Yes, I use it on exhausts as well. No point paying a fortune for expensive HT stuff.....
by iansoady
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 49014

Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

(Almost) duplicate post. Great minds.......
by iansoady
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 49014

Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

It wouldn't hurt to do them again. Copper does age harden.

Wellseal is my adhesive of choice.
by iansoady
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Brightspark easycap.
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: Brightspark easycap.

Tony Cooper: +44121 559 2405. He doesn't do internet AFAIK.

He is indeed a true expert.
by iansoady
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Wanted Golden Arrow
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Wanted Golden Arrow

Thanks Eero - I can't take credit for the paintwork but it is very attractive - has a "Regency" look about it rather than the somewhat garish gold of the SS Arrow.
by iansoady
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Wanted Golden Arrow
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Wanted Golden Arrow

Hi Vic.

If you aren't dead set on a Golden Arrow my Arrow (which happens to be golden) will be up for sale when the weather gets warmer - or earlier?

http://www.iansoady.org.uk/Arrow/
by iansoady
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Wiring diagram
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Wiring diagram

How ingenious!
by iansoady
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: H J Pugh Auction - 17th Feb
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: H J Pugh Auction - 17th Feb

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:This is nice :

https://www.easyliveauction.com/catalog ... c-lot-465/


Yes, be interesting to see how much it fetches. I'm quite happy with my Chinese lathe but Myfords are quality.

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