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by Steven.Carter
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: '57 VH, Four and a half years later...
Replies: 28
Views: 4379

Re: '57 VH, Four and a half years later...

Looks great

Steve
by Steven.Carter
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Trip tp Bere Island
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Trip tp Bere Island

I have a job to do in Ireland and the thought a trip on the bike was appealing, the bag on my bike took ages to pack but I had visions of me having to unpack it all for customs at Fishguard. The Lady at the port did pull me over, oh no!! I thought but she said, is that an Ariel Square four? Classic....
by Steven.Carter
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: A gearbox should not exert willpower. However......
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Thats a good way of doing it Andy, but when I first lined up the white mark on my thorspark I must have had it a little too advanced because it ran backwards, I'm sure I saw exhust coming out of the carb!!!

Steve
by Steven.Carter
Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Spare Hole
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Clutch cable passes through it

Steve
by Steven.Carter
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Twin plugs in a single
Replies: 31
Views: 4128

How about fitting a Thorspark electronic ignition to the end of a normal magdyno and running it to a twinspark coil. don't bother with a capacitor as the whole thing can do in excess of 100miles on 8 AA batteries
by Steven.Carter
Wed May 30, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Thorspark Ignition AA
Replies: 13
Views: 4551

Back to your questions The instructions were easy to follow but if you run into difficulty they are easy to talk to. The parts seem very reliable, I have done many thousands of miles on a similar unit in the Huntmaster and now my VH is always a first kick starter. The timing is done by lining up the...
by Steven.Carter
Wed May 30, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Thorspark Ignition AA
Replies: 13
Views: 4551

I'm not sure Julian if you can use the clutch for timing as the engine shock absorber would move around too much but the last time I checked out the timing on my VH I removed the timing cover and used the engine timing sprocket. I'm just off to work now so will get back to you this eveing with more ...
by Steven.Carter
Tue May 22, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Ariel 350 1947 hard to start?
Replies: 11
Views: 2077

Here's a few things to try. Are you tickling the carb, how have you set set the advance retard leaver? Should be around 1/3 towards fully advanced. Points gap? Good compression? . When kicking bring the piston up to compression then just use the valve lifter to bring the piston over top dead centre....
by Steven.Carter
Tue May 22, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Number of topics
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: Number of topics

I agree, great stuff. Thanks
Steve
by Steven.Carter
Mon May 21, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: 1950 350NH basket case
Replies: 44
Views: 7915

Re: 1950 350NH basket case

Well done Peter. Lugging,,,,,,,, aha, I get it, you will make a welcome addiction to the Hampshire Mob :D I'm looking forward to seeing your bike, have you got the oil returning to the tank ok?

Steve

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