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County Appeal Tribunal

..Have You Pains in the Legs?I

I Uandrindod Man Falls. I





MOTOR CYCLING. The Call of the Motor Cycle. When the light car and the cycle car were introduced a few years ago there were many who emphatically pre- dicted that the day of the motor cycle and sidecar were over. It was argued, quite erroneously as it has turn- ed out, but at the time not unreasonably, that the small motor car would within the space of a very few years altogether usurp tli, position of the side car com- bination. Never, however, was there a more mistaken prediction. Not only has the light car failed to take the place of its rival, but, as a matter of fact since the introduction of the small car, the number of motor cycles and side car- has increased enormously. The de- mand for a combination outfit is very great indeed, es- pecially among married people. When there is a child a place is generally found for it on the carrier or in the front of the side car. Often it is claimed that motor cycles are greatly overloaded: that they are called upon to carry a far bigger weight than is intended. In some cases thismay be true, but the present day motor cycle is so excellently constructed that it renders it quite capable of carrying an extra passenger in comfort with- out putting any undue strain upon the machine. The modern motor cycle is a marvellous piece of machinery, and is able to withstand the greatest hardships. If proof of this were needed, which it is not, since it L, a recognised fact, we have only to remember the wonder- ful performances of the motor cycle in the present war. To Time the Magneto. Although this is not really a very difficult task it is one of which the majority of motor cyclists fight shy. But it is very useful to be able to do it when occasion arises, and in these days of such acute labour shortage it is a thing that one may very likely have to do for oneself. You want, first of all, to have a clear know- lodge as to when you want the spark to occur. The three usual "positions" of sparking are:—(a) When the piston is a fraction from the top position on its upward compression stroke (when the exhaust valve is closed that is): This "position" is usually chosen for very fast work; (b) When the piston is just at the top on the compression stroke; useful for all-round work; (c) When the piston is a fraction of an inch from the top on the downward, or firing stroke; useful for heavy and side- car work. Between these three positions there is an po,,itions therc, an infinite variety to suit the varying whims of various engines.- To time the magneto remove the cover from the driving gear and loose the chain-wheel on the armature shaft by unscrewing the lock nut, inserting a couple of screw drivers behind the chain wheel and t giving each a slight tap in turn. Leave the chain in position. Open the engine compression tap and with the aid of a bit of wire test the position of the piston. Move the engine pulley wheel until the piston is dead on top of the compression stroke (when both valves are closed). Set the spark control lever at two-thirds re- tarded, and, making suM the piston has not moved, turn the armature of the magneto until the points of the contact breaker are just about to break. The lock nut of the chain which should then be tightened and the gearca.se replaced.



Y stradgynlais Appeal Fails.