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by simon.holyfield
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square Four question
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Square Four question

Mine has one on each side. Could you take a picture of the side with two?
by simon.holyfield
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Spanners New Old Stock
Replies: 8
Views: 2228

Re: Spanners New Old Stock

Anyone know what parts list these are in?
by simon.holyfield
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1277

Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

dave.owen wrote:Re oil level, fill to level then tip bike to left at 45 degree's.
Let surplus oil come out, when upright oil is at required level.
Dave


Great idea, thanks!
by simon.holyfield
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Lathes
Replies: 14
Views: 2563

Re: Lathes

Poor guy. 53 is no age, he should have had another 40 years enjoying that workshop!
by simon.holyfield
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 MkI - too lean or too retarded?
Replies: 12
Views: 1873

Re: Square 4 MkI - too lean or too retarded?

I'd assume it was advanced, from that colour but it is hard to tell.

I will say though that I don't find it very easy to fine tdc on my bike.
by simon.holyfield
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 MkI - too lean or too retarded?
Replies: 12
Views: 1873

Re: Square 4 MkI - too lean or too retarded?

I'd check the ignition settings. I use B6HS and they are much darker than that.
by simon.holyfield
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Tyre age
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: Tyre age

Change it. Its never worth the risk, and you will be amazed at the difference new rubber makes to your riding. Recently I took delivery of a 1978 CX500 with tyres fitted in 1998 - I rode it home, thankfully in the dry. Tramlining is terrible, and they would be lethal in the rain. They are off now, w...
by simon.holyfield
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: air filter rubber
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: air filter rubber

Do you have them for FH as well Adrie?
by simon.holyfield
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Lathes
Replies: 14
Views: 2563

Re: Lathes

I'd echo Mick and Bob's comments. I've used my mini lathe a lot over the year or so that I have had it. They are very useful for all sorts of small jobs, just like the bench grinder or pillar drill - some things are just easier if you have a lathe, and you can make countless fasteners, spacers etc. ...
by simon.holyfield
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Simes' FH Rebuild
Replies: 200
Views: 18724

Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Today, I have been mostly making bits of mudguard... Sorry it has been so long since I updated this post, but life gets in the way. I've had a couple of VMCC Machine Exams to do (chalk and cheese - a 1929 Scott TT replica and a 1971 Garelli step-thru), a new grandson, a CX500 has joined the stable a...

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