Ouch!

pictures (or stories) of hideous injuries sustained by your ariel
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Ouch!

Postby Leslie.Ore » Mon May 08, 2017 1:30 am

Primary chain does a Harry Houdini,see main chat for further details :D
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Re: Ouch!

Postby john.whiting » Mon May 08, 2017 6:19 am

Why do Ariel primaries get smashed by chains letting go.?Ive never seen any other bike with it happen,and Norton twins even 750s had the same 1/2" chain.Of course ,they had steel primaries.But Ive also never seen a BSA,Matchy or Tri 650 case smashed.It seems common in the fours too.Why?

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Re: Ouch!

Postby adrie.degraaff » Mon May 08, 2017 6:55 am

john.whiting wrote:It seems common in the fours too.Why?

In most cases; not enough oil, the chain won't last 500 miles when dry.

I can see it has a one part footrest, so 1954 and a twin :D .

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Re: Ouch!

Postby Leslie.Ore » Mon May 08, 2017 10:25 am

1956 :)

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Re: Ouch!

Postby alan.moore » Mon May 08, 2017 7:46 pm

Les,
Could you work out from the broken chain why it failed?
What sort of mileage did it have on it?
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Re: Ouch!

Postby nevhunter » Mon May 08, 2017 11:34 pm

That single row chain is doing a big job. Only use a good quality chain and a 1/2 link often has to be used which isn't a good idea. Split rollers are a no no . They end up in the bottom of the case in large numbers. Nev

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Re: Ouch!

Postby Leslie.Ore » Tue May 09, 2017 9:23 am

A case of tired chain and not enough lube,had great difficulty getting cases oiltight,so just sprayed sticky lube on it each time I went out on it.Obviosly wasnt enough.Have brand new chain now with no half link involved.Will try and get cases oiltight when I sort it.


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