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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Keith.owen » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:18 pm

Hi Steve,
Happy New Year!!

I am so pleased to see that you are continuing your blog. I really enjoy reading about your antics!

I hope we can catch up sometime fairly soon.

Safe riding!

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:16 pm

Cheers Keith, the show must go on :D

I had to insulate this bit of kit in Havant. Apparently top secret. If I was ever told what it was they'd have to kill me! Then the guy there proceeded to tell me what it did. Worrying :D

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Then coffee in at Fort Nelson.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby roger.fellows » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:27 pm

Go on then, Steve. Don't leave us guessing.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:40 pm

Well Rodger, not too sure I was listening. He mentioned something about ion beams and substrates. I'm back there on Friday so I'll ask again :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby charles.bulloch » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:49 pm

Could it be an rf sputtering unit?

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:20 pm

charles.bulloch wrote:Could it be an rf sputtering unit?

That was what I was told last time. I think I remember my bike doing a little of that then. :D Not sure it's the same machine. It looks different.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:51 pm

Had a small job in Addlestone right next to the M25 at a school. You'd think it would be very noisy but wasn't too bad. That stretch of M25 between the M3 and the A3 has a lot of sound fences which do seem to work.
Then down to Aldershot to lag some refrigeration kit that's fitted into containers. So nothing very exciting.

The carb seems very smooth now that I dropped the needle one notch. I suppose I didn't realise how bad it was as I'd got used to it. But it's actualy quite enjoyable at slow speeds now.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:32 pm

Cold start this morning but still fairly quiet on the roads as I guess allot are still on holiday.
My job today was at a girls school in High Wickham. The one real disadvantage of riding is when I arrive on time and I'm left hanging around waiting for my contact who's stuck in the traffic, that's when I realy got cold. I must tell him to buy an Ariel. Anyway I had a few moments so took a couple of pictures of the school and grounds.
This is some fancy artwork done to a fallen tree.
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I stopped for coffee in a garage in High Wickham on the way back. I queued for ages to pay only to be told I'd have to get a ticket. What for I said. You have to get your coffee first and then bring me back a ticket from the machine. So I got the coffee and took the ticket to the back of another stupid queue!! . When I eventually got back to her I said , I'm a motorcyclist and I don't do queues. She looked at me as if I was mad. Probably was by then :D

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Then down to some serious business. I stopped of at Keith Owens place on the way home for free tea and biscuits, I've just done some leather work on his NH project but here's himself and his VH waiting for his tank to come pack from the menders

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Keith.owen » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:03 am

Hi Steve,
At least you didn't have to get a ticket from one of the family members to get your tea!

It was truly great to see you; last year work commitments seriously got in the way of Ariel building, but hopefully I can get the NH up together soon. Most of it is there ready for reassembly so as soon as the kitchen is finished I should be able to give it the time it needs.

The saddle cover is wonderful - Steve you are a real master craftsman!

I hope your impending trip to Malaga is relaxing and truly enjoyable.

e must get together again soon.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:43 pm

Cheers Keith,

Dave, you were asking me how I was getting on with my new carb.
Today I rode back out to Havant. My route takes me up the steep side of Portsdown Hill, and as I opened up my throttle and tried to get past a slow car it started to choke back a bit. I must admit I'd thought it was all just fine but it seems that it's not happy big handfuls. So I've just fitted a smaller main jet.

The writing on the jet itself is so small this was the only way I could read it, take a picture and zoom in.
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