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by Bob.Murphy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: French Parrot
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: French Parrot

There are some very interesting bikes there and some beautiful examples of those familiar to us Brits.

Interesting to see the new BMW R18 in the flesh - an 1,800cc boxer cruiser motor that is appearing in all sorts of weird 'cruiser' configurations (if you read the Bike Press).

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1928 model E
Replies: 17
Views: 2171

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

Nah ! . . They overheat ALL OVER if you get stuck in traffic (been there) :lol: .

(Still want another one though :oops: ).

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition
Replies: 64
Views: 3752

Re: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition

....and always use a new one one,not NOS. Yes . . . But . . I restored a Series III Landrover with the 2286cc petrol engine. I renewed everything but it wouldn't run. I took the new condenser out and put the old one back in - Bingo ! Beware pattern parts badged as Lucas ;) . Sometimes it pays to ha...
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Sidevalve Valve Collets
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Sidevalve Valve Collets

A bit of grease on the collets can sometimes help. I recall putting the valves back in a friend's Ford van - with the 100E motor. Bloomin' thing, lying over the motor with my head near the steering rack, working upside down against gravity . . . . :evil: . It was a long time ago and I was a great de...
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Gearbox Sprocket Nut
Replies: 0
Views: 700

Gearbox Sprocket Nut

I received an unsolicited e-mail from SRM Classic Bikes - plugging their new sprocket nut that incorporates an oil seal. It is intended for BSAs but I thought it might be of interest here. Here's the link in case anyone is interested. http://shop.srmclassicbikes.com/product/gearbox-sprocket-nut-oil-...
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 20644

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Steven.Carter wrote:On the way home I stopped off at a dealer and had another look at this thing.

Its of no use to you Steve . . . You don't sit still long enough to charge it :lol: .

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: bikeshow Reading 1956
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: bikeshow Reading 1956

And just to the left, and below the 'Stoker' banner is what appears to be an Italian 'Capri' scooter. I started my two-wheeled career on a Capri 80 of 1950s vintage. It had a little Garelli two stroke motor with an integral three-speed gearbox and chain drive to the rear wheel which was in a convent...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Sidestand
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: SQ4 Sidestand

I've never seen a 'Green Lane' with tarmac & white lines before :lol: :lol: .

Its a different world over there - some fantastic vehicles (not just bikes).

A Square Four with a Field Stand ?? Probably a lot better than the nasty little side (prop) stand I had on my '53 model.

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: clutch and mainshaft
Replies: 46
Views: 1932

Re: clutch and mainshaft

. . . oh and what wire is best Alan I bought a tub of this (along with a pair of lockwire pliers): https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motamec-Motorsport-0-81mm-Aircraft-Spec-DTD189-Stainless-Steel-Safety-Lock-Wire/292122863466?epid=2144491544&hash=item4403e1276a:g:KD8AAOSw2alZb0kf Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Flexible petrol pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: Flexible petrol pipe

or plain black rubber pipe. I went to buy black petrol pipe at a stall at the 'Bristol Classic Show' and was warned only to use "Ethanol Resistant" stuff. A while later my 'Airhead' BMW sprung leaks all over its fuel pipework and I had to replace it all. Be sure you know what you're buyin...

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