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by robjameson
Mon May 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FERCing final drive chain
Replies: 1
Views: 227

FERCing final drive chain

I purchased a new final drive chain at stafford as my old one has got to the end of its adjustment. 100 links as quoted, and when I fit the new chain, it is towards the end of its adjustment! When I counted the links on the old chain, I discovered that I had a half link in the chain, so I was runnin...
by robjameson
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Suppliers
Topic: Classic Bike Insurance : A Rant.
Replies: 15
Views: 3114

Re: Classic Bike Insurance : A Rant.

I have just received my renewal from peter James, up an extra £6 from last year. Small change really, but 7 years ago, it was £80. Perhaps I’m just a tight git, but in my opinion, insurance should go down not up - unless you claim.

Are peter James still the best bet?
by robjameson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rear brake cable.
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Rear brake cable.

Shame, I always like the simple answers!

Have you tried JJ cables from Warwickshire? They should have all the info you need. Their number is 01926651470
by robjameson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rear brake cable.
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Rear brake cable.

Lee, forgive the stupid question, but have you made sure the brake shoes are correctly adjusted on the fulcrum adjuster?

It’s surprising how much of a difference it makes, but I do know others who have missed that.
by robjameson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 225
Views: 12601

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

I sympathise, due to an administrative error, my wedding anniversary coincides with the April Stafford show. Usually I can get away with it if the anniversary falls mid week, but this year I’m buggered!
by robjameson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rebuilt 1939 VH wet sumping
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Rebuilt 1939 VH wet sumping

I had this happen to me on a late VH, as I was cleaning it to sell. Presumably the bike knew I was selling it so decided to act up. You haven’t threatened it have you Alan? Actually what I found was some detritus had unseated the ball valves on the oil pump, and in a couple of weeks it completely we...
by robjameson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: 1954 red hunter parts wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: 1954 red hunter parts wanted

I have a slightly rusty exhaust pipe for a ‘54 VH, I also have a silencer which is shiny but rattles like hell because the baffle has dropped.

If you wish to PM me I will happily send photos.
by robjameson
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Petrol tank cap seal material?
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: Petrol tank cap seal material?

Cork works and is available in pre made gaskets from eBay etc.
by robjameson
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1958 VH petrol tank knee pads
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: 1958 VH petrol tank knee pads

Use the same principal as you would installing an old windscreen. Piece of paracord around to work the grips on.
by robjameson
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Ariel 3....an idea before its time?
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Ariel 3....an idea before its time?

Honda made a ‘Gyro’ which is a similar set up. I’m unsure of its commercial success but there seems something of a cult following.

Ariel 3’s have been reaching silly money on eBay uk recently too.

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