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by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH Clutch adjustment?
Replies: 78
Views: 13308

Re: VH Clutch adjustment?

Single spares sec is Pete Kemp, last Friday he went off to a rally in Spain for maybe 3 weeks so if you contact him there might be a delay in the reply.
John Budgen might be another possible source http://www.johnbudgenmotorcycles.co.uk/

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1954 Square in Florida, USA
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: 1954 Square in Florida, USA

'...no detail was spared, every part was researched and imported from the U.K. This is truly a museum quality motorcycle......' :P Impressive front brake though - and good piccie of rear brake cable layout? sq4-rear-brke.jpg Also a photo of several 'Ariel Detroit' newsletters, one looks to be dated ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: JP pistons in Huntmaster problems?
Replies: 15
Views: 4155

Re: JP pistons in Huntmaster problems?

After much research and measuring I'm even more confused. My JPs (FH/A10, 7.25:1 'flat top', solid skirt, +60). seem to have been machined for slightly more clearance (approx half thou) than Hepolites would be. The clearances as far as I can make them out seem to be quite generous for the JPs assumi...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH misting from carb
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: VH misting from carb

Misting - I agree with Paul (my '53 NH with a single-lobe cam misted the oil tank lots and there was nothing wrong with that engine!)
Air filter - can you fit one of those conical K+N ones?

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH cylinder head advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2595

Re: FH cylinder head advice please

BSA A10s (same engine mechanicals) had a reputation for burning exhaust valves - the inlet valves and exhaust valves are physically the same (but different materials) and it's an easy mistake to fit an inlet valve to the exhaust side; it'll run OK as well, for a while! If the valves are burnt Alan's...
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: JP pistons in Huntmaster problems?
Replies: 15
Views: 4155

Re: JP pistons in Huntmaster problems?

Thanks all so far but I remain very confused - there's so much conflicting evidence. One of the reasons I went for the JPs for the FH was because according to one reference I found from someone who'd done some weighing - the flat-top (so I think 7.25:1) JPs were found to be lighter than the equivale...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: JP pistons in Huntmaster problems?
Replies: 15
Views: 4155

JP pistons in Huntmaster problems?

Has anybody had any problems with JP pistons in a Huntmaster? Many years ago - when everyone (Drags, SRM) seemed to be happily supplying them I invested in a pair, pending an engine rebuild. I've now sent various bits away to get the rebuild started and I've been told the JP pistons always seize up ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: Steering Lock

Looks OK to me - possibly except for being bent back a bit, if it is touching the thicker plate at the front (difficult to tell from the photo).

Should be easy enough to pry it off if it is!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Engine strip alloy head VB 600
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: Engine strip alloy head VB 600

Mark: There's 'officially' a brown paper gasket between the barrel and the crankcase, it's easy enough to make yourself. However jointing compound alone is good enough, avoid the silicone ones as eventually bits that oozed out internally will get into the oil and the pump really really doesn't like ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1957 VH gear change lever spring return
Replies: 15
Views: 2374

Re: 1957 VH gear change lever spring return

Leave the kick-start on, hold the lever firmly and pull the k/s quadrant out with the cover (and then remember how many 'unwinds' it does to lose the k/s spring tension!)

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