I have recently got my 1948 Ariel NG from the back of the garage. It’s a lovely bike and I want to start using it more. But I found a patch of oil on the floor not directly under the forks but adjacent to the bottom of the mudguard. It looks like oil has leaked from the fork leg and it has run down the mudguard. There’s plenty of oil on the leg itself. At first I thought that it might be the plugs but on investigation I couldn’t find any. Is it possible that this early model (first with telescopic forks?) didn’t have them?
Some advice on this would be welcome. Clearly the forks need to be fettled. I’ve never done this on an Ariel before so any tips, advice, things to look out for etc would also be welcome. And do I need any special tools? All that kind of information. Thanks in advance.
PS registered May 1948, engine number BK5541, frame number BP13204