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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue May 30, 2017 10:07 pm

I've arrived in Kings Lynn about 170 miles from home. The forks must have been very bad as I've noticed that I can go around corners more confidenty than I did before.
I stopped off in Ely just for a rest.
Here's the Cathedral.
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There's a Russian gun in the grounds of the Cathedral. Queen Victoria gave it to Ely after the Crimeon war.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby simon.holyfield » Wed May 31, 2017 5:49 pm

Lovely city. Did you enjoy the roads around the fens?
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed May 31, 2017 6:39 pm

I did yesterday Simon but coming home was a different story. Staying overnight in Kings Lynn I made my regular mistake. Watching too much TV, and what was on? Stupid "Car Crash Britain" should have been called Bike Crash! As far too many items were bike crashes. Made me very nervous coming home today . Even made the bike worried as it miss fired going through a tunnel near Baldock. Or maybe it was frightened of the dark :D
I was working at King's Lynn water treatment works. And my lovely customer met me with Coffee and a huge bag of Marchmallows
Did you know that orange is the new yellow.
Most sites now insist that we wear orange rather then yellow. Not sure of the reason why.
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Anyway, I hope it was a water treatment site as I was parked near reactor no 6 :D
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed May 31, 2017 11:30 pm

Orange because you all LOVE Holland !

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:13 am

I'm getting ready for our annual next year Vincent :D
I dragged the Cyclone out yesterday for a short ride up to Petersfield and got together with our Bob Keevil. I arrived as he was trying to fix his petrol tap, successfully as it turns out.
I haven't ridden the Cyclone for nearly a year and it went OK but had a low speed miss fire. Clearly leaving the bike that long the fuel would have gone stale and maybe has gummed up the carb. I tried dropping the needle a bit to see if that would make any difference but no. When i got home I tried swapping the carb with a spare I had, but that seemed to make it worse. I'd obviously forgotten why it's not on a bike!! Finally I thought I'd have a look at the plugs and caps. Both caps were corroded where the HT lead screwed it. Just proves 90% of carb problems are electrical :D
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:42 pm

Got a good soaking this morning heading for Worthing, and also my misfire came back, nothing too serious, I made it to my job ok .
Still, a guy driving one of those large Toyota pickup trucks had a worse day. On my way home an Italian truck in front of me in the nearside lane approaching a roundabout thought better about going straight on and turned right instead. Pitty the pickup was in his way though. Nobody hurt but the Toyota looked a bit secondhand afterwards. I left my phone number incase he needs a witness.
All this all excitement must have been too much for my poor bike, the misfire came back with a vengence.

Hopefully I've found the misfire, there's definitely smoke leaking out of this .
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby iansoady » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:05 am

I loathe those pre-insulated crimped connectors which are rarely properly crimped. Give me old fashioned soldered bullets any day. I've just spent a happy hour or two stripping those monstrous things off my Arrow and soldering bullets instead. Very therapeutic.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:57 am

This all sounds very grand for me but I'm with my wife's family in Florence for a few days at a wedding so nothing much to report Ariel but I've found a nice moto guzi combination
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Mike Palmer » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:36 pm

That Guzzi combo is beautiful Steven, thanks for posting.
Oh, and enjoy Florence.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Paul Slootheer » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:10 pm

Lovely combination.
Enjoy your stay Steven, it's beautiful a city!
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