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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 02:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
I agree Just got the new rear tire in....

I agree


Just got the new rear tire in. Looks great. Now I just need some good weather and some spare time to change the tires.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
Thanks. If it tests as asbestos, we'll clean the...

Thanks. If it tests as asbestos, we'll clean the shed like that. I'm not that worried, can't change it anymore anyway.

Anyway, we've been working on the bike again.

I started with the magdyno....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
I'll get it tested to be sure. We'll need to...

I'll get it tested to be sure. We'll need to clean the shed properly, the kid of the guy I bought the bike with also playes there regulary. There was a lot of dust, I used a wire brush to clean the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
Curious and slightly concerned. I've had some...

Curious and slightly concerned. I've had some really serious health problems in the past, that does make you a bit more careful. They told me they can't (easily) open up my chest again (surgically)....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
We've been working on the other Ariel again,...

We've been working on the other Ariel again, taking it completely apart and that got me wondering: What are the chances on the gaskets containing asbestos? I know the head gasket is likely to contain...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 271,889
Posted By MIOB
Fantastic looking bike!!

Fantastic looking bike!!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By MIOB
Great photos! Thanks for posting! I wish we...

Great photos! Thanks for posting!

I wish we had events like that over here :cry

(then I'd buy/build a pre 65 trials bike)
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 271,889
Posted By MIOB
It isn't, believe me. It somehow ruins the spark...

It isn't, believe me. It somehow ruins the spark plug if it doesn't start in 2 kicks (no, it doesn't soak it). Should be fine when I figure aout the cause.

My Ariel (350cc) dies start in 1 kick...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
Thanks! The stories about the K100 aren't that...

Thanks! The stories about the K100 aren't that good (the ones I read) so this comment got me searching. Found two really classic looking tires and as a bonus they were dirt cheap. I just hope they...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 271,889
Posted By MIOB
A well tuned, technically sound Matchless will be...

A well tuned, technically sound Matchless will be easy enough to start with a kickstarter. My Ariel ussually starts in one kick, my Enfield in a few at most (it needs some finetuning after years of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 1,797,720
Posted By MIOB
Almost ready to ride :freaky

Almost ready to ride :freaky
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 1,797,720
Posted By MIOB
Yep, looks like an Amal Pre Monoblock (that is...

Yep, looks like an Amal Pre Monoblock (that is how they're called).
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
The Speedmaster you mean? I have had some...

The Speedmaster you mean?

I have had some horrific experienceswith a brand new Avon tire on my (sports)bike (and subsequintly their customer service).

I does make you feel alive when u survive...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
I hit a snag during my latest ride on the Ariel: ...

I hit a snag during my latest ride on the Ariel:

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_43963.jpg

A flat. Which sucked. On the other hand: I really, really needed to replace those...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-23-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 1,797,720
Posted By MIOB
http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/gallery/a...

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/gallery/ariel/IMG_0695.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
I sanded most of the pits away and polished the...

I sanded most of the pits away and polished the tank. It looks good enough for me.


I did have problems my second to last ride. It stalled and the would start easy enough, but would have no power...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16,481
Views: 10,004,799
Posted By MIOB
I understand the reason, I just don't unserstand...

I understand the reason, I just don't unserstand why it has to be written down in such a disrespectfull manner.

And thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
I mounted a pre monoblock of an Ariel NH 350 on...

I mounted a pre monoblock of an Ariel NH 350 on te Matchless. The float chamber on these bikes sits under a different angle so I replaced it with one that seems to have the right angle. Now I have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
The oil tank is only very, very slightly dented,...

The oil tank is only very, very slightly dented, but the dents have some remains of filler in them so they stand out more right now.

The pitting in the fuel tank is quite deep, I'm not sure there...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
I also prefer the pre monoblock, a new one of...

I also prefer the pre monoblock, a new one of those is 3 times as expensive as a concentric though :cry (at leats over here they are).

A clogged idle 'jet' in e pre monoblock is a bit of a pain...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16,481
Views: 10,004,799
Posted By MIOB
Comments like these are unnecessarily...

Comments like these are unnecessarily disrespectful. Why would you place a comment like that?


It's comment like this that made me decide to post less photos online. In a few weeks I have a shoot...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
Thanks :) I do love patina, but the rest of...

Thanks :)

I do love patina, but the rest of the bike has none, so the tank sticks out a bit. I'm not sure yet about what I'll do about it.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
Thank you! The underhang was there in case I...

Thank you! The underhang was there in case I wanted the rear fender to rotate a bit to make it longer (then I'd only have to fill 2 holes), but I cut it off half an hour after this photo. So it's...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
My Ariel has one too and yes: it leaks...

My Ariel has one too and yes: it leaks everywhere. So it really fits the rest of the bike ;)

Anyway, I've done a ton of stuff on the Matchless since my last post. Most noticeable: I stripped the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
Hey Brendan, The concentric is now on my...

Hey Brendan,

The concentric is now on my Enfield and I changed the jetting slightly (the Ariel has it's original pre monoblock now), so I don't think I can help you.

I am pretty sure someone at...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16,481
Views: 10,004,799
Posted By MIOB
http://www.motor-forum.nl/download.php/download_do...

http://www.motor-forum.nl/download.php/download_document/1202278/45c14514c76fbac0573a1e3cd36e6262
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 271,889
Posted By MIOB
They started salting the roads again here :( ...

They started salting the roads again here :(


I'll be keeping my Ariel and Matchless inside until the salt is gone.

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0985-2.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,654
Posted By MIOB
I was at my local motorcycle shop last thuesday,...

I was at my local motorcycle shop last thuesday, they have 2 for sale (didn't ask for the price)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,654
Posted By MIOB
You might be better of in continental Europe....

You might be better of in continental Europe. Over here (Holland) there are quite a few Britt bikes for sale. Prices have soared the last 10 years, but I expect them to only go down from now on as...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16,481
Views: 10,004,799
Posted By MIOB
This.

This.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16,481
Views: 10,004,799
Posted By MIOB
Not sure if this qualifies as nsfw, so in a link:...

Not sure if this qualifies as nsfw, so in a link:

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_33951.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16,481
Views: 10,004,799
Posted By MIOB
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Miob80/IM...

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Miob80/IMG_3285_zps53d77af0.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/Miob80/media/IMG_3285_zps53d77af0.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16,481
Views: 10,004,799
Posted By MIOB
Stylish :clap

Stylish :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
I put soime elbow grease onto the Pre monoblock...

I put soime elbow grease onto the Pre monoblock and bought a 'filter' for it. I'll see how it goes.

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_3032.jpg




I also shortened the rear...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
I really don't like the chaingueard it came with...

I really don't like the chaingueard it came with and it's not going to be like the original bike anyway, so: Sorry :D
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
I'm not that impressed... The forks on my '53...

I'm not that impressed... The forks on my '53 Ariel NH seem much better (and they really need some new oil)
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,815
Posted By MIOB
I made some progress. I spend quite some time...

I made some progress. I spend quite some time looking for a tank. Found one. Now it looks like this:

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2769.jpg

Just a shame I can't make the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,850
Views: 1,797,720
Posted By MIOB
http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/I...

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2922.jpg

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2881.jpg

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2912.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,954
Posted By MIOB
I sumbled across the same video just over a week...

I sumbled across the same video just over a week ago. Vey cool!! :clap:clap:clap



The NH is still going strong, lovely bike to ride. The other Ariel needs some more work.... :eek1
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