nevhunter wrote:The Plunger type of pump fitted to Ariel and Triumph bikes is one of the least likely to "sump" mate. (Unless I'm missing something). Nev
I would agree, but every time I start the VH I get a lot of oil out of the crankcase breather which takes a while to clear. My tarmacked yard is now covered in puddles and trails (my BMWs NEVER do that)
I never had a problem like this with my 'VB', until I once left it ticking over on the prop stand
. I never did that again
I suspect the balls in the pump valves aren't seating properly and while they can be replaced and re-seated the bike has done 62,000 miles so I thought it a good idea to treat it to a new pump - time will tell.
Since buying it I have only ridden it on the road twice as I've been very busy getting No 2 daughter's house ready (four months work). She and her family are now installed and I am now working in the flat they vacated
. One day I'll have time to put some miles on the VH and get to know it better.
I am retired - so the family consider my time to be unlimited and free, and my hobbies don't count for anything
My avatar shows the late Len Rich in 1970 with the bike I now have - a 1958 Ariel VH