Saturday, 17 September 2016

Ariel W/NG at 1940's weekend

A couple of nice military bikes at the 1940's weekend in sheringham last year.

Here's the Ariel W/NG from the Norfolk Motorcycle Museum:


And a visiting Royal Enfield WD/CO


A G3L pictured this year:



At the Norfolk Motorcycle Museum, I was lucky enough to be able to take some close up pictures of their W/NG:
0.303" period accessory
This bike is based on a frame that would have shipped from Selly Oak in the summer of 1944. Original aluminium cable strap:


Rubber cable sheath; no steering damper on this late machine.


Late 1941 engine.


Usual Ariel decompressor arrangement, and with rocker cover spring clips.


My favourite subject - curly copper fuel line.


Steel primary cover:


And again


Horn bracket, similar to mine:


And again:


Late footrests:


These are Ariel's tapered handlebars:




Original brake rod:


Another favourite subject - speedometer brackets:


Again:




The brake lever is straight:


Mine is cranked:



Here's Steve Carter's:


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