The Beast lives

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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Sat May 02, 2020 8:08 pm

The Beast'y now charges well so time for a clean and tidy up.
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sat May 02, 2020 9:36 pm

HI IF it was me i would be out riding it and do the cleaning and tidying up as i go now it is running enjoy it 8-) :)

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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Sun May 03, 2020 12:38 pm

Just filling the forms in to change it to historic vehicle, it does not need mot and has insurance
so good to go soon, I am one of those that never see a cop but let me ride a un-taxed
bike 10 yards and one will be on my tail.
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sun May 03, 2020 9:02 pm

HI sounds like the luck i would have yo do not see them all day but as soon as i go out their they are and because its a old bike they follow you to see if you are all good :x :x

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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Tue May 05, 2020 4:20 pm

Seems to be running ok, battery charging lights work,
needs a clutch cable and a fuel filter as there's a bit
of muck coming out of the tank and the puddle under
the silencer is water, does a steady drip drip when ticking
over, just like my old Morini had to drill a hole in the bottom
of the silencer on that to stop it rotting them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMsE0YN2nnU
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Wed May 06, 2020 5:00 am

Nice tick over and great patina!
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Wed May 06, 2020 6:45 pm

hi if you use led light bulbs the the amp meter will hardly move to the minuses on tick over and the lights are a lot brighter 8-)

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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Wed May 06, 2020 7:15 pm

Yep I agree, I have been thinking of going led, the headlight bulb holder could also do with replacement.
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby RalphM » Thu May 07, 2020 3:49 pm

A big part of the noise on my NG seems to come from excessive end float on the rockers
any idea how much float there should be and are springs or spacers/shims used?
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Re: The Beast lives

Postby nevhunter » Fri May 08, 2020 12:39 am

No shims or springs, just a fixed spacer washer on the W/NGs.. Most noise in Ariel singles comes from the cam followers being an "ordinary" (read worn) fit on the shaft they pivot on. There's not much end thrust on the rockers as the push rods are very close to vertical. ..Nev
Note a change here. The end float is determined by the dimensions of the shaft which pulls up against the pushrod side of the rocker box including a steel washer about 1/8th inch " thick. The rocker is trapped between the washer and the larger diameter of the non oil feed end. I never recommend thin shims on a situation such as this. Better to accept the extra play which is unlikely to cause any issues. It's well lubricated and usually doesn't change in end float. Not so with the earlier greased ones. Nev
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