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by simon.holyfield
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Strange Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Strange Noise

Clutch centre nut is loose, as predicted. Possibly the basket as well, we'll see...
by simon.holyfield
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Strange Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Strange Noise

I'm really pleased you guys seem to understand my noise - I thought it was quite hard to describe! I haven't got to grips with the SQ4 yet. This week, workshop time has been spent helicoiling Honda brake calipers. Give me a cable operated drum any day. While discussing the CX brakes, my RE riding so...
by simon.holyfield
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square Four ammeter face melts
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Square Four ammeter face melts

This could be a faulty ammeter or possibly one of the spade connectors touching the headlamp shell? As I understand it, for the ammeter to melt it would suggest a short circuit from somewhere in the ammeter to the frame (headlamp shell). There is a few of turns of thick wire in the ammeter, have a ...
by simon.holyfield
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: You haven't seen one like this
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: You haven't seen one like this

adrian.hannam wrote:One for the "Cruel Indignities" file.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/brisban ... 1233624285


Too right. Give the forks a good home and take the frame to a man with a jig and a lot of Ariel spares...
by simon.holyfield
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Strange Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Strange Noise

brenton.roy wrote:Is it a grease filled box Simes? If so, pop in some gear oil.


Yes, it's a BA with semi fluid grease. I'll have a look - thanks for the suggestion, I haven't topped up in a while.
by simon.holyfield
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Clutch question
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Clutch question

Dave.Barkshire wrote:I think it's just the basket. I do have the toothed washer.


There's two isn't there? One inboard, one outboard - maybe the inboard one doesn't have the tooth.
by simon.holyfield
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Clutch question
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Clutch question

Is it the basket moving or the mainshaft? Looks like one or both of the toothed washers is missing.
by simon.holyfield
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Strange Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Strange Noise

Mick D wrote:Hi

Clutch hub nut come loose gets my vote.

Regards Mick


I hope so Mick. Problem is, on a SQ4 you have to remove the exhaust to get the dome off. I've not had time to do that yet.
by simon.holyfield
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Strange Noise
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Strange Noise

JohnnyBeckett wrote:can it be the chain rattling in the case or is the chain to loose and rubbing in the case :?:


The chain is a bit loose for my liking, but no sign of any damage - but I have only looked through the inspection hole so far.
by simon.holyfield
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Chain Tension
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Chain Tension

Reading the various owners guides in my library, I noticed Ariel specify "3/8" up and down movement" for primary chain tension. Now, if I read this as +3/*"/-3/8", I end up with a very loose chain. If I set my chain to 3/8" movement between the uppermost point of stretc...

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