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by chris.shearwood
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: BA Gearbox Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: BA Gearbox Problem

Thanks to all who replied. Alan, Thank you especially for letting me know that a gear box can work properly with gears that are in worse shape than the ones I have. I will be looking for the problem elsewhere although it seems that I may be dealing with a series of small problems which combine to cr...
by chris.shearwood
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Suppliers
Topic: Removing old tank sealer
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Removing old tank sealer

Many years ago I had sealed the tank on my VH with a sloshing solution which was used in the small aircraft industry (Product EC-776 by the 3M company). When gasoline with ethanol came on the scene the carb got gummed up but good. To remove the sealer I used Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) which dissolved...
by chris.shearwood
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: BA Gearbox Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 563

BA Gearbox Problem

My Sq4 with a BA gearbox was having a problem with occasionally popping out of second gear. With the box apart I haven't found anything obviously wrong or broken. I'll attach a photo of the offending gears. Are they worn enough to cause this problem? I kind of doubt it but don't have enough experien...
by chris.shearwood
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Running without lights
Replies: 32
Views: 1315

Re: Running without lights

Hi John,
These smart helmets are supposed to become available soon and would solve your brake light problems!
https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tali ... afety-ces/
Regards, Chris
by chris.shearwood
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rigid Sqs
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Rigid Sqs

wade.edwards wrote:Chris, would you mind posting a forum picture of your 46?


Here you go Wade:
by chris.shearwood
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rigid Sqs
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Rigid Sqs

Hi Wade,
I don't know how rare they are but my 46 Sq4 has a rigid frame.
Regards, Chris
by chris.shearwood
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Won’t start after hot
Replies: 21
Views: 1158

Re: Won’t start after hot

Can’t find anything on the Draganfly website so I’d appreciate it if someone could post a link to what I need please , especially the studs as the tufnol spacer I found on eBay but is only 3mm thick. Would this be enough??Again I appreciate any help. Another source for spacers is : https://surreycy...
by chris.shearwood
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tight spot magneto drive chain
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Tight spot magneto drive chain

Alan,
Do you have another mag sprocket to try?
by chris.shearwood
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tight spot magneto drive chain
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Tight spot magneto drive chain

Bent mag armature shaft?
by chris.shearwood
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Colt Mudguard For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Colt Mudguard For Sale

I thought somebody might be interested in this mudguard for sale at British Cycle Supply in Nova Scotia, Canada:

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