Ariel Red Hunter Bobber

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Ariel Red Hunter Bobber

Postby steve.dampier » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:54 am

Here's my Ariel 500 Red Hunter Bobber!

First thing to say it was built up from parts, so no complete bike was cut up in this process. The bike was my daily ride 30 years ago but sat in a shed until 4 years ago when I decided to get it back on the road with a different look.

Engine is 1954, frame is 1952. Very light bike, so goes well. 4 pot caliper front brake is good in modern day traffic.


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1949 - NH

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Re: Ariel Red Hunter Bobber

Postby nevhunter » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:45 pm

I guess you can have fun on it without hurting yourself, and it's not bulk dollars and nothing's monstered. I've seen some really exquisite art work in the construction of these things. I reckon the 1,000 cc HD iron Sportster is the basis of the most classic bikes of this type. The "obvious" V Twin engine seems de Rigueur.. I'm a bit of a convert to Vee Twins in motorcycles. Nothing fits into the frame of a bike better. One cylinder with a "helper" Nev

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Re: Ariel Red Hunter Bobber

Postby steve.dampier » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:58 pm

I agree.
The V- Twin is a great set up in a road bike. My last 10 modern bikes have all been V- Twins, plenty of torque and a slim width profile combined with an engine of character.

An Ariel single is very different to most other bikes of this type and so gets a lot of attention wherever I go on it. The modifications have made it a great bike for riding locally. I ride it every week all through the year and my 2013 Ducati tends to sit in the garage as the Ariel is the choice to hop on and fly around.
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Re: Ariel Red Hunter Bobber

Postby Keith.owen » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:54 am

Steve,
That is beautiful; well done!

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Re: Ariel Red Hunter Bobber

Postby AndiRobinson » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:12 pm

Is that a Hardly-Ableson front end?

I have a collection of parts me and my dad are looking at turning in to a "Special" and the main goal is to have a brake that works and still keep the spoked wheel.

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Re: Ariel Red Hunter Bobber

Postby dave.owen » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:23 pm

not a red hunter, but a KH I built a few years ago. Sadly sold it on.very light and flickable at only 150kg fully fueled
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Re: Ariel Red Hunter Bobber

Postby simon.holyfield » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:45 pm

I rather like that Dave. I bet that exhaust sounded good.
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Re: Ariel Red Hunter Bobber

Postby dave.owen » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:59 pm

No baffles, great round town.it echoed off the walls
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Re: Ariel Red Hunter Bobber

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:41 am

Nice bobber Dave!
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