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by MARK.WALSH
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Saddle springs - comfort
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Saddle springs - comfort

Expensive but worth it
I recently rode a pre war Norton inter with those barrel springs - very nice ride and not at all choppy.
Mark
by MARK.WALSH
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: partial loss of oil pressure - square 4
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: partial loss of oil pressure - square 4

You were 100% right Simes! Just took the ball bearing out and cleaned it and kicked the bike over to make oil issue out with any potential obstruction. Replaced the bearing and spring and started her up. 100 PSI on tick over from cold Must have been a bit of muck in the system, or in the oil pipe fe...
by MARK.WALSH
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: partial loss of oil pressure - square 4
Replies: 4
Views: 546

partial loss of oil pressure - square 4

Hi all can anyone shed light on the following. After much cursing and time I managed to fit a remote oil filter to my 51 square 4 Immediately prior to fitting it oil pressure was 100psi on tick over when cold and very gradually (5mins or so) would drop to 80psi. After that it would further reduce as...
by MARK.WALSH
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Misfire
Replies: 45
Views: 5349

Re: SQ4 Mis-Fire

Simes difficult to say. Could either be ignition or carburation. Mine has a tendency for the pilot to partially block causing problems at the lower end but usually I can nurse it through to the main jet where the problem will disappear. I also have a volt meter fitted and if travelling at low speeds...
by MARK.WALSH
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: square 4 remote oil filter fitment.
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: square 4 remote oil filter fitment.

Simes
thanks-I did bend the return pipe about 130 degrees, but I think a length of copper pipe may give me better clearances. I was trying to minimise the joints to reduce the inevitable leaks. I will have another look at it today.
Cheers
mark
by MARK.WALSH
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Ammeter Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Re: Ammeter Repair

I rebuilt my red dot ammeter after my crash 3 years ago - what fun! I had to get an non working britax ammeter from an auto jumble sale and transfer the gubbings from the red dot into the emptied out casings. (with some delicate repair work) I added a bulb for the ignition and it all worked fine - i...
by MARK.WALSH
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: square 4 remote oil filter fitment.
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: square 4 remote oil filter fitment.

Whoops must have hit the submit button... in error.. Anyway to continue with the topic - what a nightmare of a job! Probably has taken me over 6 hours in the heat of summer and I haven't even finished yet. I looked at Simes blog on line and my routing of the pipes looks something similar, but there ...
by MARK.WALSH
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: square 4 remote oil filter fitment.
Replies: 3
Views: 448

square 4 remote oil filter fitment.

Hi All
Ive just spent the best part of the day installing a remote cartridge type oil filter on my square 4
by MARK.WALSH
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Anstey Shimmy
Replies: 37
Views: 3996

Re: Anstey Shimmy

I must admit I haven't ridden the Ariel for a few weeks and have been using other bikes from the stables - mainly a garden gate Norton inter. Its when you go back to riding the Ariel again you realise how pronounced the issue is with handling compared to other period bikes. Thing is - as you reacqua...
by MARK.WALSH
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Anstey Shimmy
Replies: 37
Views: 3996

Re: Anstey Shimmy

Chaps all good ideas with the damping and well needed with the Anstey set up. I never just use the back brake due to the strange effect on grab - as described a bit like a loose wheel for a second or two. Front brake first followed by the rear for best results (and that's not great) I also notice th...

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