Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:08 pm

I visited Peggy and Rolys place in Winchester this morning. When we have our little Hampshire club runs we often start off from a Social Club where we have our club nights. But if we have a morning start the club is closed and of course with our advancing ages a loo would be handy. Roly suggested a small garden center near where he lives. Looks perfect and are happy for us to start our runs from their car park.

As I left Peggy suggested I'd have a look at their museum? Didn't now they had one. Well they've a large collection of post office memorabilia.

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Victorian Post Office till
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The Garden Center, thanks Roly. Looks perfect
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Back home I needed to find something amongst the tools in my top box. Strewth I've so much crap in there. Two plug spanners, springs that fit nothing. Bits of chain links that didn't even make up a full one. No wonder the rack broke :D
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:04 am

Had a trip out to Tilly's place yesterday near Bishops Waltham to see if I could find his elusive Volts. They've been missing for a while now. We checked the dynamo by joining F and D together with a bulb and taking it to earth. It lit up great. We think now it must be the mechanical regulater so we'll swap that one today with one that we know does work.
He looks very worrired :D

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby marcus whatling » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:01 pm

Nice looking KH500 56 ? Did you find your volts

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:23 pm

Slightly off topic question - my 1958 Huntmaster kit has a chrome plated brake pedal. Is that correct for 1958?
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:28 pm

Nope not yet Marcus. But hopefully the volts may have been found in my shed. He came around to my place and has borrowed a known to be working regulator from me. Hopefully that will be it. If not he'll have to get another bike :D

I've seen a few chromed rear brake pedals but I don't think they were standard for the year. I'm guessing that when some people had stuff chromed during a rebuild all sorts of stuff got thrown in with a job lot.

Neither of my 58 bikes are chromed. Would look nice though.

Out for few miles today on the WNG. Bit foggy but clear on top of a hill near Winchester.
It's nice that it's going well as I usually ride it to my first rally of the year the Crazy Horse Park End Forest of Dean
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby nevhunter » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:11 pm

If you find the missing volts will that be called re volting? I think my suggestion has a lot of potential. nev

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:35 pm

nevhunter wrote:If you find the missing volts will that be called re volting? I think my suggestion has a lot of potential. nev

:D Positive thinking Nev

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby nevhunter » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:52 pm

Dunno Steve. I think I've used my brainpower allocation for the year. regards Nev

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:20 pm

Had a lovely ride across the New Forest with Mick and his recently rebuilt Huntmaster. Looks great in the sunshine near my favorite cheap joke :D
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Hmm then I finished off the year with an embarrassing moment. My ignition wouldn't ignite. So out with the battery pack again. I'm going to have to rewire the whole bike and do it properly this time.

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Alec.Elliot » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:48 am

Steven.Carter wrote:
nevhunter wrote:If you find the missing volts will that be called re volting? I think my suggestion has a lot of potential. nev

:D Positive thinking Nev

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