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by paul.jameson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: April Cheval
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: April Cheval

My copy arrived today. It isn't like the Archives to be ahead of the game. Something must be wrong at the moment.
by paul.jameson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Ldr, virtual rally
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Ldr, virtual rally

It would have been my usual LDR bike, the Red Hunter, seen here at Mellon Udrigle on the west coast of Scotland between Gairloch and Ullapool:

Hug in Mellon Udrigle.JPG
by paul.jameson
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: April Cheval
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: April Cheval

My copy hasn't arrived yet. Funnily enough, the copy for the Archives has arrived!
by paul.jameson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Single frame dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Single frame dimensions

I wonder if Ariel ever got them that close!
by paul.jameson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Making the 650 HunterBird
Replies: 67
Views: 2210

Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

This looks like a very fine machine and I will be interested to see what you think of it on the road. When I was a student, which is a while ago now, one of the lads in the Motorcycle Club had a Tri-Ar, which was a 500cc Triumph engine in an Ariel single sided hub swinging arm frame. Sadly, he had a...
by paul.jameson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Making the 650 HunterBird
Replies: 67
Views: 2210

Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Your rear number plate is BSA - Best Scrap Available.
by paul.jameson
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB600 technical information
Replies: 17
Views: 806

Re: VB600 technical information

Bevan,

Your bike left the factory on 12 October 1950 so is a very early 1951 model year bike.
by paul.jameson
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Single frame dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Single frame dimensions

The single frame has a cast lug at the bottom of the front down tube. The KH frame hasn't.
by paul.jameson
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Seat/Mudguard Lug on Anstey Frame
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Seat/Mudguard Lug on Anstey Frame

Interesting.

The frame number suggests a bike from the early part of the 1952 model year. My KHA frame from the very end of the 1952 model year has the older saddle lug arrangement. Maybe they made a lot of KH frames for stock.
by paul.jameson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Ariel Footrest identification
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Ariel Footrest identification

Mid 1930s singles.

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