Newly acquired '56 VH500

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Newly acquired '56 VH500

Postby fpassmore » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:54 pm

Mentioned my new (to me) Ariel in another thread but thought I should post a pic now that I have done some cleaning and prep work like cleaning the collapsed gas tank liner material and changed the oil.

Picked this up from an AOMCC member and avid owner of Sq4's, KHA, Vincent's, MV Augusta amongst many others. Very happy to have done the deal I must say.

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Re: Newly acquired '56 VH500

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:38 pm

That looks to be an extremely nice bike!

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Re: Newly acquired '56 VH500

Postby Brian_Walker » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:34 am

Great find looks to be so original and complete makes me jealous, two weeks into my restoration and I haven't even finished stripping mine down yet and lots of parts are needed to take it back to original.
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Re: Newly acquired '56 VH500

Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:40 am

Being the owner of a 1956 VH for 48 years, (my main transport now), i can say it's a nice original bike, it's not nice that they have cut the rear mudguard wich is difficult to make or find.

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Re: Newly acquired '56 VH500

Postby MBolton » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:51 am

Very nice. You did well to find it. I love my 57 VH which I have had for 3 months now. Some fabulous country around Kamloops. My wife and I were there last September on the Rocky Mountaineer.

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Re: Newly acquired '56 VH500

Postby fpassmore » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:17 pm

Thanks gentlemen. I agree Adrie, the mudguard is a small problem but one I can live with.
The riding here in the interior of BC is pretty spectacular with a large variety of terrain and roads that can provide almost any style of riding you could wish for.
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Re: Newly acquired '56 VH500

Postby rein.heerkens » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:34 pm

Nice looking Ariel

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Re: Newly acquired '56 VH500

Postby fpassmore » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:16 pm

Thank you Rein, I was thinking of you yesterday as I am assembling one of my gearboxes and installed the clutch arm you kindly provided a while back. I trust all is going well for you and your family.

Frank
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Re: Newly acquired '56 VH500

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:02 am

Nice bike, all it needs is to be on the road.
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Re: Newly acquired '56 VH500

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:07 pm

lovely looking bike. Well done

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