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by iansoady
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: alternator
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

Re: alternator

The workshop manual states 50 watts.......
by iansoady
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: dynamo replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: dynamo replacement

Looks similar to the Alton and probably works the same way. I had one fitted to a Velo Venom and hated it. You could hear the whine of the straight-cut gears over the exhaust note - it always sounded as though there was a police car following me - and the regulator was such a poor design it didn't i...
by iansoady
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 53353

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

Quick spray of WD40 and a rub over with autosol and it'll be fine....
by iansoady
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Ariel Arrow points problem
Replies: 24
Views: 3167

Re: Ariel Arrow points problem

I had a similar problem with my Arrow - its setup looks much like yours. I found I had to adjust the position of the cover carefully to eliminate it. I did try sticking a layer of insulating tape round the inside of the cover but that didn't seem to work for some reason. It does look as though your ...
by iansoady
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: what type of satnavs are we using?
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: what type of satnavs are we using?

I don't use one on the bike but for the car have found the CoPilot app for Android much better than the various Garmins etc I've had in the past. On a fairly unpleasant drive from Edinburgh back to Brum yesterday. It said there was heavy congestion round Manchester on the M6 and rerouted us round by...
by iansoady
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Sidecars
Replies: 27
Views: 2865

Re: Sidecars

Sidecar outfits are great fun if you accept their limitations and learn how to drive (not ride!) them. There was what looked like a good basis at the recent H&H auction:
by iansoady
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Where is Dad's HT5 now? 20 KTW
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Where is Dad's HT5 now? 20 KTW

Can't tell you where it is but DVLA think it's not taxed or SORN so probably hidden away somewhere.

I think Jim Susans is still around - web page here: May be worth getting in touch?
by iansoady
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Negative or positive ground?
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Negative or positive ground?

I like negative earth as I'm increasingly confused these days and it's compatible with modern vehicles.......
by iansoady
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Stainless Steel Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Re: Stainless Steel Bolts

Brass nipples on stainless spokes are fine, it's the stainless nipple / spoke combination that galls. I've always found no real problems other other than the stainless / stainless combination although as Paul says you need to select the grade carefully. Ordinary autojumble type fasteners are OK for ...
by iansoady
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Square 4 wiring problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Square 4 wiring problems

Stop light is usually on the same side as the horn so doesn't show a discharge when operated.

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