The most original 1956 VH in years

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The most original 1956 VH in years

Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:25 am

The only thing missing is the seatplate mentioning; only clean with water and soap.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ARIEL-RED-HUN ... 463e47631d

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Re: The most original 1956 VH in years

Postby Gary.Durrant » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:48 pm

:cry: that looks lovely, and makes the one I looked at seem expensive.

would be a shame to do anything to it

bad timing for me though, I go on holiday in a couple of days & won't get a chance to have a look :cry:
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Re: The most original 1956 VH in years

Postby Gary.Durrant » Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:54 pm

got me thinking about buying it unseen now....

as I'm an Ariel virgin, how much work is it to replace the pushrod oil seals & gearbox main seal as mentioned in the ad?

thanks

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Re: The most original 1956 VH in years

Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:41 pm

Don't bother about the seals, just ride it and put some grease in the gearbox.

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Re: The most original 1956 VH in years

Postby Gary.Durrant » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:42 pm

sounds good to me :D
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Re: The most original 1956 VH in years

Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:50 pm

I would check the carbslide for weare, you will have much more fun if it's tight.
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Re: The most original 1956 VH in years

Postby Gary.Durrant » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:54 pm

just emailed the seller a few questions

bought bikes unseen before & been lucky/ honest seller, so we'll see
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Re: The most original 1956 VH in years

Postby Gary.Durrant » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:27 pm

heard back from the seller- he says can't be ridden far with gearbox seal as it is... so how difficult to sort out?

may not be charging that well (says it charges ok at revs, but I may be unnecessarily concerned about that because of my lack of knowledge of bikes this old- different problems with my old Jap bikes)
bike was in use last year

I'm all excited now!
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Re: The most original 1956 VH in years

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:42 pm

Well I haven't worried about gearbox oilseals leaking a bit, certainly hasn't ever stopped me riding one with a leak. He might mean something different.
Its a fairly involved job to change, but can be done easily without removing the gearbox and with bit of help from us here.

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Re: The most original 1956 VH in years

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:43 pm

Thereabouts do you live?


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