The gears are boxed!

That’s right, the gears are finally boxed and another small step towards bike completion. In the end, it was not as tricky as I expected getting the kickstart case cover back together. Once again, the logic of the Burman engineers back in the early 1950s made my life...

A plug from Draganfly

The Draganflys.  A pleasant surprise on Saturday when Draganfly’s newsletter arrived in my inbox and there was reference to www.squariel.com.au. A big thumbs up for the Draganfly crew and great to get acknowledgement from them. Seeing the massive ramp up in hits to my...

Gearbox Update

Stripped Burman Gearbox Thread Repaired I wrote previously that I was pondering on the best way to repair the stripped drain plug thread on the Squariel’s Burman GB gearbox. I have never been a great fan of Helicoil type of wire inserts as I have seen many of them...

Burman GB Gearbox Overhaul Part II

The Burman GB gearbox was introduced to the Ariel Square Four from 1952 and all GBs are pretty much the same. Except where they are not, of course!  Now that the parts are cleaned up and I have had a chance to look at it properly, I am well impressed with the...

Burman GB Gearbox Overhaul Part I

What did we do before the internet? It was not that long ago that we had to learn stuff and remember things.  Now information (or ‘alternate truth’ as can often be found on the interweb) is right at our fingertips. YouTube was short on Burman GB gearbox...
The Gearbox

The Gearbox

As with the engine, it is on a shelf awaiting attention. It always performed well with no major clunks or bangs so like the engine, I am hoping for no surprises when its time comes to be taken...