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by Keith.owen
Tue May 19, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 2020 Annual Rally Sparsholt Cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: 2020 Annual Rally Sparsholt Cancelled

Hi Steve, all, I guess it was inevitable :cry: But remember the Monty Python Song 'Always look on the bright side of life..........' The important thing is that we are all well and hopefully able to carry on and do it next year! Things could be very much worse. I glad that the venue is being held fo...
by Keith.owen
Mon May 18, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 21173

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Earl Grey,
Good stuff but I tend to prefer a good strong brew of PG tips, with a little milk and sugar, myself!

Keith
by Keith.owen
Mon May 18, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rigid rear Stand - issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: Rigid rear Stand - issue

Hi, I have fixed it of sorts. I had some hefty Thackeray washers and replaced the lightweight bronze washer on the spring side with one of them, replacing the original bolt with one that is longer so that I could crunch up the washer and then fit a locknut to keep it all in place. It seems to work, ...
by Keith.owen
Mon May 18, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 21173

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Hi Steve,
is that a Sunbeam your friend is riding?

I always hankered after one................but I don't think the boss would take kindly to my having yet another bike!

Keith
by Keith.owen
Fri May 15, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rigid rear Stand - issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: Rigid rear Stand - issue

Hi, thanks for the thoughts. I took the old gal out today since I hade a lunch time conference call from the office. The stand bangs constantly as I go over the bumps in the road. I must admit that I get on the bike and roll it off the stand before then starting it (stood astride). This is not life ...
by Keith.owen
Wed May 13, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rigid rear Stand - issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: Rigid rear Stand - issue

Hi, I guess a clip of some sort will have to be the solution. Not ideal because it is a bit of a balancing act getting it onto the rear stand. oK once I'm behind the bike with the stand on the floor and my foot on it, but until I get to that point all is a bit precarious on anything but a level surf...
by Keith.owen
Tue May 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rigid rear Stand - issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Rigid rear Stand - issue

Hi, I have found of late that my rear stand is taking quite a hammering, in particular due to the poor state of the roads in my area; the stand keeps thumping up against the frame as a result of the bumps in the road, (I manage to avoid most of them!). I have included a picture below and imagine thi...
by Keith.owen
Wed May 06, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel staring in Poirot
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

Re: Ariel staring in Poirot

Amazing pictures!
This makes me think back to my childhood. How things have changed! :lol:

Keep them coming!

Keith
by Keith.owen
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 21173

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Hi Steven, As usual, amazing workmanship! Unfortunately I cannot justify taking the bike out except for picking up repeat prescriptions from the local dispensary. But when I do, it is by the long way round, but never far from home, just in case. I have to say that it is at times like these that I co...
by Keith.owen
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Making the 650 HunterBird
Replies: 67
Views: 3710

Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Hi,
This is fascinating. Keep it coming!

I am intrigued by how you fit the wheels since I guess the spindles must need re-machining to fit the Ariel fork legs, swinging arm?

You have my respect.
Keith

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