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by chris.shearwood
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1928 model E
Replies: 17
Views: 2624

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

paul.wirdnam wrote:..but the problem is that many other people seem to have gone off SQ4s......they must be out of fashion.


I've heard they overheat on the rear cylinders too. :lol:
by chris.shearwood
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: clutch and mainshaft
Replies: 46
Views: 2025

Re: clutch and mainshaft

Mick D wrote:I'm assuming your impact driver ratings are in pounds force inches,


I think Johnny is talking about impact wrenches not impact drivers. I bought a cheap one recently that is rated at 350 ftlbs not inlbs.
by chris.shearwood
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: clutch and mainshaft
Replies: 46
Views: 2025

Re: clutch and mainshaft

As for torque figures and because I have a good range of torque wrenches I have torqued the gearbox sprocket to 60 LBFT and will torque the shock absorber and clutch centre to 50 LBFT Both of those torque values seem low to me. I have never used a torque wrench to put on those nuts but have just ti...
by chris.shearwood
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Black Ariel & sidecar?
Replies: 18
Views: 1908

Re: Black Ariel & sidecar?

Richard,
Great story. Thanks for sharing. Made me chuckle!
by chris.shearwood
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square Four MkI - first rides after restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 2097

Re: Square Four MkI - first rides after restoration

Gui.dorey wrote:Now, I'll have to tackle the oil leaks which still are way too much, especially from the drive side.


What is the oil level in your primary case?
by chris.shearwood
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square Four MkI - first rides after restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 2097

Re: Square Four MkI - first rides after restoration

I have a Thorspark ignition kit. Anybody using one on a Square Four? If so what is the best way to check the timing with a strobe light? What does one use to put some marks and check? I was thinking of using the front crankshaft, by unscrewing the inspection cap and putting some marks on the nut. H...
by chris.shearwood
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: MORGO PUMPS
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: MORGO PUMPS

£200 is a mere drop in the bucket of expenses needed to put a Sq4 together. I think the peace of mind from improved oiling is worth it.
by chris.shearwood
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Shock absorber knocking
Replies: 56
Views: 2831

Re: Shock absorber knocking

Hi Cam, I agree with John - I too think you should get on that bike and ride it. You mentioned using 40 weight oil - why not 50? Did you use running-in oil to seat the rings? My Sq4 could emit clouds of smoke right after its refurbishment but after a few hundred miles there was no trace of smoke. Re...
by chris.shearwood
Wed May 29, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Returned from Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 1832

Re: Returned from Australia

I think it has to do a bit with the mindset of Australians. That is the only country where I was strip searched before being allowed in and I've been to many countries!
by chris.shearwood
Tue May 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Side stand for NH
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Side stand for NH

I don't trust the sidestands on any of my Ariels. The rear stands are almost always the ones I use.

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