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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:29 pm

Pete Kent and Les Ore made our excellent breakfasts this morning. The best bacon baps I’ve had for ages, although I left my bap today for a stop on the way home.

Passed this church on the way home, strewth that was some scaffolding job on this church in Westbury


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Membury services on the M4 was where finally got to eat my Bap. Very nice and sheltered under the station forecourt.
Got talking to the the guy repairing petrol pumps. Apparently the diesel was taking a long time to fill people's tanks. He showed me the filter he'd taken out . Wow it was full of gunge. He said BP won't admit to dirty tanks but that filter told a different story.
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Postby roger.fellows » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:28 pm

I was advised a long time ago to avoid filling stations where the tanker is present, and for long enough after for the grot to settle. Pump filters are probably better these days, but our tap filters and carbs are more susceptible than modern injectors etc, I suppose.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby john.whiting » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:16 am

Petrol doesnt pick up sludge,but diesel certainly does.If you have a diesel vehicle,its a good idea to carry a spare set of fuel filters,wrapped in a heavy plastic bag and bubblewrap.You would be amazed at how many service station tanks leak groundwater into the fuel.Its also common for operators to fill tanks with water to lift the maximum ammount of fuel into the suction outlets when there are fuel shortages,or when they are strapped for cash.Regards John.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:41 am

Good job we use petrol. Very interesting.



Another wet day. I'm working in Farnbourgh at a school called Samuel Cody. Named after a famous early aviator.
At least the boiler house was nice and warm so could dry out a bit.
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Here's Samuel Cody.
He seems quite a guy.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Mike Nash » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:33 pm

My old granddad saw the coming of Cody. He was herding cattle on Laffan's Plain when Cody started flying there. And later, he lived near him in Ash Vale where he had a car with rubber bumpers with which he'd push your cart out of the way if he wanted to get past.
Yes, quite a guy! Lucky you never got in his way! MikeN.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:45 pm

Yesterday had a trip up to Corby. Another Sewerage works.

Came back home via the M1 as I had another job at Gillette in Reading. Long day and felt a little tired.
Newport Pagnell services had this on the wall. Home of Aston Martin
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:48 pm

Yesterday had a trip up to Corby. Another Sewerage works.

Came back home via the M1 as I had another job at Gillette in Reading. Long day and felt a little tired.
Newport Pagnell services had this on the wall. Home of Aston Martin
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Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:50 pm

Yesterday had a trip up to Corby. Another Sewerage works.

Came back home via the M1 as I had another job at Gillette in Reading. Long day and felt a little tired.
Newport Pagnell services had this on the wall. Home of Aston Martin
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:55 pm

Up in London this morning but I cheated, and went by train.
Just the one thing of general biking interest are the old BMW C1 scooters with a roof. They were nearly a success. Don't see any around now anymore but there's always a couple parked at Waterloo station.

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When I got back home I got the bike out in the lovely afternoon sunshine and rode across to Porton Down for another job.

Tonight's Club Night

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:17 pm

Got to my first job this morning near Poole Dorset only to find my battery hanging off. Mustn't have put it back on properly so I've lost my nice stainless battery strap. Bummer!!

Cable ties to the rescue :)


It got worse. As I left my second job also near Poole I felt something not good, I kind of a thump. Then a big bang. My drive chain broke!!

Mick Smith to the rescue :D
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