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Old 11-30-2010, 08:36 AM   #46
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Dad's 1958 Ariel Cyclone

Yes, Ariel was part of the BSA group and used a lot of BSA components including forks and even engines in the case of the A10 based Huntmaster and Cylone models.
For this one, a high compression, lumpy cam Road Rocket spec version.

So much for "badge engineering" being a new thing!


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Old 11-30-2010, 09:00 AM   #47
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Yes, Ariel was part of the BSA group and used a lot of BSA components....
Good point - I'd forgotten about the BSA Ariel 3....

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:11 AM   #48
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Good point - I'd forgotten about the BSA Ariel 3....
I was doing my best to try! Makes you wonder what was in the air in the executive offices here!

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:51 AM   #49
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I was doing my best to try! Makes you wonder what was in the air in the executive offices here!
Moped disease - cheap urban transport for the masses; except that I don't think that many were sold. I had the misfortune to ride one once, back in the early 70's. It was truly awful.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:19 AM   #50
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Ariel 3, etc.

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I had the misfortune to ride one once, back in the early 70's. It was truly awful.
Truly sad how far they fell from the top!

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:26 AM   #51
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El Mur

Sorry to rain on anyones' parade, but in my last year as a starving student (1966), I borrowed $1,250.00 from my mother to purchase my first new bike - a '66 Lightning! That was was worst p.o.s. I ever owned, in fact, if you gave me one, I would phone the police!
I sold it two-years-and-many-hundreds-of-dollars-later, and, until Buel sufaced, I never owned a worse bike!
Rant over, enjoy your day!

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Old 12-01-2010, 09:22 AM   #52
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until Buel sufaced I never owned a worse bike!
Glutton for punishment huh?
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:20 PM   #53
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:17 AM   #54
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:25 AM   #55
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it's easy

Grab your bedroll, and head out to the orchard to meet the farmer's daughter!

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Old 12-05-2010, 09:43 AM   #56
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Chuck checking out this barn salvage.



He is aperfectionist and he is right at the beginning of
what will undoubtedly be a great restoration but...



It starts second kick- in sandals no less! He has got it running very nicely
and this is abike that graces Key West with it's presence.


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Old 12-05-2010, 10:11 AM   #57
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Just about no one owns one of these. A 350 fury. What...is there 2 in the world?

I think both it and its Triumph twin (the Bandit) never made it to the market. Just a couple prototypes floating around which I last heard were in museums. There was a scrambler version too.

Stylish bike, and to my eyes a lot cooler than the frumpy Honda 350's it was designed to compete with. You got to wonder if perhaps the British had gotten these on the market and reliable in timely manner (yes, a big "if"), it might have turned the corner for the British motorcycle industry.

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Old 12-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #58
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I think both it and its Triumph twin (the Bandit) never made it to the market. Just a couple prototypes floating around which I last heard were in museums. There was a scrambler version too.

Stylish bike, and to my eyes a lot cooler than the frumpy Honda 350's it was designed to compete with. You got to wonder if perhaps the British had gotten these on the market and reliable in timely manner (yes, a big "if"), it might have turned the corner for the British motorcycle industry.

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Totaly agree...
Look at it, all the latest improvements, brakes, electrics, shifter on the left, electric start, overhead cam. Oddly enough chain drive on the right side.
did someone say scrambler?





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Old 12-05-2010, 12:15 PM   #59
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and if...

your going to make a chopper...
Let's get the motor in there level...

This one looks proper to me.

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