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by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: ariel sq4 front wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 2661

Re: ariel sq4 front wheel

Took the full-width front wheel off my VH recently and found that after some 2000 miles the new (from Drags) linings were still only contacting the drum for about half their area. Not surprising that the brake is pretty rubbish then! There are many comments scattered around this forum about the impr...
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel
Replies: 890
Views: 115632

Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

You're supposed to cut the end of the grip off on the throttle side and then move the twistgrip along the bar so that the bar end sticks out slightly. That way if the bar end digs into something like a wall (or the road...) there is less chance of the twistgrip holding the throttle open when you don...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: sq4 MK II piston clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: sq4 MK II piston clearance

Paul: The bore size should be the same whatever type of piston is fitted, unless you want to depart from the manufacturer's spec. If the design of piston requires a different clearance the piston manufacturer machines it to a different size to fit the bore size with the clearance that the piston nee...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: kickstart return
Replies: 12
Views: 2875

Re: kickstart return

Bit of an odd problem - I wonder if something could be catching/rubbing on the kickstart quadrant (I've never come across a kickstart spring getting weaker with age unless maybe it's very corroded). With the clutch in (disengaged) how free is it when the kickstart is depressed? (should be very very ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel
Replies: 890
Views: 115632

Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Got a house that colour out in the country not far from me - it's called 'Lilac cottage' but I've not seen lilac that's as painful as that! (Steve - I had an A10 iron head with push-in siamese pipes like you've illustrated on mine when it was an FH - as I remember it fitted at the top but was a bit ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: whats it for!
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: whats it for!

On the later bikes with the wick feed oil drip for the secondary chain that hole is just blanked with a small screw (I guess no-one changed the tooling at the factory....)
SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Gunge in tank
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Gunge in tank

Some owners of modern Triumphs with nylon petrol tanks (eg my Sprint ST) are using Flowliner Armour Coat (from Wyldes in Leeds) or Sureseal (from tank care products http://www.tankcareproducts.co.uk/ )(might need slightly warmer conditions than Flowliner). The Trumpy tank is ethanol proof but doesn'...
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Need Sq 4 MK II Cylinder Block
Replies: 8
Views: 1649

Re: Need Sq 4 MK II Cylinder Block

Don't be too quick to write the block off, the liners don't necessarily need a lot of support at the bottom end. (Just trying to provide some words of comfort - my only experience of running barrels with big chunks out of the bottom is with cast-iron ones. Maybe worthwhile posting pictures for the o...
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: ARIEL VH piston
Replies: 1
Views: 731

Re: ARIEL VH piston

Pete Kemp (Club singles spares) had some bare ones......

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel
Replies: 890
Views: 115632

Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

The new SRM oil pump looks quite impressive! I guess it gives a increased oil flow en better oil pressure? They claim a lot more flow for it (there used to be some figures on their web site) and it certainly looks very clean inside that timing cover even after lots of miles (70,000 now Steve?) - a ...

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