Out and about.

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Michael.Brown
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Out and about.

Postby Michael.Brown » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:33 pm

Another ride out today before the cold weather and snow comes. Oil return sorted, flooding Carburettor and fuel leaks fixed. Just the charging to do now.

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Mike
1942 Ariel W/NG
1960 Ariel Arrow
1960 Ariel Leader

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Eero.Korhonen
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Re: Out and about.

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:16 am

Great bike and lovely weather!
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Ariel VH 1954, IZH 350 1962, H-D Sportster Hugger 1992, AOMCC Member 133

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Re: Out and about.

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:00 pm

Hello Mike, That is one very fine & good looking Ariel.
I like that deep black.

Please allow me to give one comment....
You have the Altette hanging from the seat stay bracket by it's original (up front) bracket.
Using this angulated bracket fixed to the (cast) seat bracket it can eventually fracture the seat bracket.
That's because of the Altette's weight combined with ongoing vibration.
When suddenly one side of the seat gives away, you are in for a interesting ride.....
Solution would be to use a flat Altette bracket and mount it on the nearby mudguard fixing (use a spacer and longer bolt)
Or mount the Altette up front in it's original position.
Vincent

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Re: Out and about.

Postby Michael.Brown » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:38 pm

Hi Vincent,

Thank you for your kind comments. As regards the horn I am in the process of moving it back to where it should be in front of the engine. Dave Owen mentioned the fracturing possibility as well.

The black does look good but to be honest I would like to paint it Olive drab as it would have been in 1942, but for the moment I am just checking and fettling things whilst enjoying the riding experience.

I love the unhurried ride and the low down torque.

Mike
1942 Ariel W/NG
1960 Ariel Arrow
1960 Ariel Leader


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