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by robjameson
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Full Face or Open Face Helmets for classic bikes
Replies: 66
Views: 7993

I use a full face AGV helmet with a flip down sun visor inside the main, which is very useful for those of us who do not wear glasses and don't have reactalites. If i did more continental stuff i'd probably go for a flip front type (to stop having to take it off through customs)
by robjameson
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Question: How to reduce motorcyclist deaths
Replies: 4
Views: 898

I would be very interested to see the accident statistics, the amount of young kids being irresponsible on 50cc scooters or 125cc bikes with L plates on in my area is massive. Several have nearly ended up as ornaments on my bonnet and I make sure I pay attention to bikers being one myself!
by robjameson
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Burgess Air Filter for a VH
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Thank you very much David! That is a massive help!
by robjameson
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Burgess Air Filter for a VH
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Burgess Air Filter for a VH

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone would be so kind as to send me a paper template showing where abouts the hole for the carb rubber for a VH air filter should be. I have a filter for a VB (I think) and i need to cover the hole and recut another (or if someone needs a convenient swap?!) I hope someone can ...
by robjameson
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Chrome Platers
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Prestige Electro Plating in Mexborough (near doncaster) are fantastic and very good value for money. Heavily recommend them.
by robjameson
Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: How to remove Bearing cups from headstock
Replies: 11
Views: 2329

Just for reference then - me and Dad make this drift tool for doing the same job on my '57 swinging arm.

Made from 1/2'' round bar bent about 2/3rds down and filed flat on the bottom. Works a treat as long as you give it a good whack and use some colourful language.
by robjameson
Mon May 09, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Bike Insurance. Who are you using? Advice please.
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

I got quotes from both, seemed to have a few hoops to jump through. Eventually got a quote from Peter James (he co-founded FJ) based in brum and seem very reasonable - about £70 for a '57 VH, and they did not argue about AV or ask for anything. Also worth mentioning that i'm 27 and added a Kawasaki ...
by robjameson
Mon May 09, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Painting
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Painting

I use cellulose, when painting on to chrome, i just get a key with some scotchbrite pad or fine wet and dry paper then apply etch primer, primer filler, top coats.

Rob
by robjameson
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: warm starting
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Re: warm starting

I have only ever had this issue with a 2 stroke bantam! i found it to be the fuel evaporating from the carb when left warm. Try leaving the petrol tap switched on for a while until the engine cools.

Hope that helps!

Rob
by robjameson
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH Alloy Head Valve Guide Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 879

VH Alloy Head Valve Guide Issues

I have had huge issues trying to fit a new exhaust valve guide to a '57 alloy head. Got the old one out no worries but the new one just will not go in! It gets half way then won't budge. Is there something i am doing wrong or are they usually awkward? I have heated the head up in the oven, gas mark ...

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