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by robjameson
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Front Forks Mk 1 Square Four
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Front Forks Mk 1 Square Four

The Paul Goff kit will fit on a 56-59 Ariel fork with very little issue, and the two way damping works extremely well when the air gap is set correctly. I can imagine that with a little machining work you could persuade the kit to fit the earlier forks. The main issue is that they come threaded for ...
by robjameson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Imagination required!
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Imagination required!

it doesn't take much imagination for me to suspect that an early step might well be a visit to my workshop to rummage through Dad's spares. Well, if you look on the bright side, it’s an improvement from the number of parts pillaged for the VH (which for those of you who don’t know, was the entire b...
by robjameson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Imagination required!
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Imagination required!

I’ve spent most of the last three years battling to keep various cars/bikes on the road, while completely renovating the house my wife and I purchased. Unfortunately, being a Mrs Jameson, she has very expensive taste and has too great an understanding of my ability to do things, so I have to say tha...
by robjameson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: MKII Square with swingarm
Replies: 18
Views: 1220

Re: MKII Square with swingarm

ANY square four with an unknown, questionable, slightly doubtful, ‘did the sludge traps’ engine, I would strip for peace of mind. If I bought a square tomorrow, I’d strip it, check it and replace the rods for club ones. If you don’t, and you throw a rod, replacement crank cases are like hens teeth, ...
by robjameson
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1957 VH Front brake shoes.
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: 1957 VH Front brake shoes.

I can highly recommend the combination of the mini hydraulic conversion mated with a brembo master cylinder, with mintex linings.

The slight downside being that it can be a little snatchy at low speed.
by robjameson
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cleaning off crankcases
Replies: 23
Views: 1768

Re: cleaning off crankcases

Perhaps there should be a thread on the correct dishwasher tablets for bike parts!
by robjameson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Late Front Mudguard
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Late Front Mudguard

I believe John Ellis (two stroke spares) has some fibreglass ones if you are really stuck. Plus they don’t rust!
by robjameson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Plastic Nacelle wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Plastic Nacelle wanted

Steve, speak to Ben Mitchell (the one who was at the rally), I believe that he may have one going, but that’s only because as we were coming off the ferry, he had a nice looking original one attached to the luggage on his square four!
by robjameson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Roadrider tyre pressures.
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: Roadrider tyre pressures.

I run 26psi in the front and 28psi in the rear, on a swinging arm VH. I weigh 13 and a half stone
by robjameson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Exhaust Clamps for Mk1 Square Four
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Exhaust Clamps for Mk1 Square Four

Yeah, I have one of those on the single, used them on other bikes too. They are absolutely fine, but you have t9 take care not to overtorque them or they snap.

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