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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:29 pm

[quote="Mick D"

On an associated point, I see Tilly has a grease nipple fitted to the rear brake cable, would this be an original design and if so is it available to purchase anywhere? I can't find it in the Draganfly catalogue or on any of the cable manufacturer's websites.
Regards Mick[/quote]


When you get a new cable from drags a grease nipple comes with it. I've one on two of my bikes and can never remember actually buying one seperate

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:09 pm

Mick D wrote:....Would it be correct to assume this is a common occurrence?


It's not a common occurrence

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby adrie.degraaff » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:10 pm

The grease nipple is a standard item in 1956.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:36 pm

I can't say I've ever used that grease nipple. Perhaps I should


Here's Tilly's leaky head. He has a new gasket coming.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:49 pm

Are these gaskets solid copper or a combinated one?
Looking at the extra free surface around the old one, could it not be useful to have a gasket that is wider ?

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:32 am

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:Are these gaskets solid copper or a combinated one?
Looking at the extra free surface around the old one, could it not be useful to have a gasket that is wider ?

It probably would Vincent but if you pardon the pun, they are a bit thin on the ground. :D
It's not solid copper, its combinated, Dont think a solid copper gasket is available anywhere.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Leslie.Ore » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:54 pm

I got a solid one off Pete Collings.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 pm

And does it function o.k. ?
Should be possible to make one with a fretsaw I guess.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby pete.collings » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:50 pm

Before I get deluged with requests for KH head gaskets (!), I believe the one Les brought was for a Huntmaster/A10, which are still available from some suppliers.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:08 pm

Its Crazy Horse time at the Fountain Inn Forest of Dean. The weather is actualy looking very good.


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