I wish you old buggers would stop stockpiling the spares too!!
I have had an ariel for slightly over two years (I now have three !) and I am already having to "hoard" some parts.
There is no avoiding it, as I intend to run my ariels until I die (hopefully another 30 years), and certain parts are going to be needed and not getting any cheaper nor any more available.
Stuff that Drags/the Club has so I am not worried about, but it's things like decent pistons (see the other thread), spares sets of chaincases, head's, barrels, crankcases, cranks (I have a completely rebuilt one with new big end and new conrod in the loft) that I am going to need to have.
Is this neccessity or is it simply depriving others of bits needed for completing a bike ....?.
John "Josh" Nashwebmaster@arielownersmcc.co.uk
2009 royal Enfield,1978 t140 bonneville, '67 CJ750, 196-ish Ural M62 outfit, 1960 k750, ''51 kH500, ''49 soon to be Ariel bobber, 47 VH twinport, '44 Ariel WNG, '43 Ariel WNG, '41 Ariel WNG and piles of rusty scrap ....