Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Bob.Murphy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:10 am

So how many bike miles this year, Steven ????

(mine haven't done much :oops: ).

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:02 pm

I've done just over 20 thousand miles since January last year Bob. A little less then the previous year and I don't expect I'll do so many next year as I hope to be working just 3 days per week.
I've done around 35 thousand miles since I've had the head off. So it must be overdue a decoke. I've developed a leak from my rocker box so it's a good time to get at it. Just to annoy me the nuts on the front studs got stuck and undid themselves out of the rockerbox. Those front nuts are always a pain.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:24 pm

Things didn't look too bad but at one point oil must have been leaking into the cylinder as the carbon build up was very thick.
Certainly did need a good clean up. The cylinders look absoultly fine, no oil getting past the rings.


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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby nevhunter » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:27 am

It's normal for the RHS side to be more oily. The "first" big end gets more and the mainbearing supplies some too. What are the guides like? Nev

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:45 am

They're great Nev. The valves only needed a light grind in. If the oil hadn't leaked passed the gasket into the cylinder in just the one place it could have gone on for another year.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Paul Slootheer » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:24 pm

I've done just over 20 thousand miles since January last year Bob. A little less then the previous year and I don't expect I'll do so many next year as I hope to be working just 3 days per week. I've done around 35 thousand miles since I've had the head off.


That is realy impressive Steven and a example for most of us I think, at least for me it is!! :o

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2017

Postby Bob.Murphy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:55 pm

Paul Slootheer wrote: That is realy impressive Steven and a example for most of us I think, at least for me it is!! :o


It certainly is, I only managed 2,737 last year (which was higher than the previous few years).

And to think in 2007 (the year I retired) I did 21,338 miles on bikes (I must be getting old).

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