Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Bikes or not. Whatever
User avatar
Steven.Carter
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Posts: 3646
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:45 am
Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:49 am

Stupid gearbox, always likes to play up when the camera is watching. I even tried to free it by moving the rear wheel, daft realy as the drive chain is not fitted yet :D

jim.haydock
Posts: 56
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:27 am
Contact:

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby jim.haydock » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:09 pm

Steve,

I had the same kickstart problem when I built the VH which I fitted with a GB gearbox (photo). After consulting with Geoff Brown I bought a new quadrant and ratched pinion which improved things no end, but it still occasionally got stuck. I was also having a strange problem changing up from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th. I found by trial and error that if I lifted the gear lever ever so slightly before pressing down to engage 3rd/4th then it worked fine. On closer examination I found that the gearchange lever shaft was a loose fit in the outer case bush and I ended up changing the outercase for another one that I had and which was a much better fit and cured the problem, as a bonus the occasional kickstart problem has all but disappeared and if it does stick slightly it frees off with a good firm boot.

By the way for anyone considering fitting a gps speedo in a panel tank I should also have added to my previous post that I did have a slight problem as the depth of the tank under the panel was about 8mm or 5/16th inch too small. This could be due to it being of Indian manufacture as (although I've not taken measurements) the depth appears to be less than on the original panel tank that graces my 1946 NH. I got round the problem by fitting a thick rubber band under the bezel (photo). The rubber band used is one of the wristbands that are commonly used for rallies and festivals and I bought a number of black coloured ones off ebay figuring that any spares would come in useful somewhere along the line.
Attachments
DSC_0391.JPG
DSC_0395.JPG

User avatar
Steven.Carter
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Posts: 3646
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:45 am
Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:33 am

My leather gaskets have proved successful in keeping oil leaks at bay so in an attempt to keep smoke in the wires I'm making a leather loom.

20200409_200106.jpg




20200410_103407.jpg

User avatar
Vincent.vanGinneke
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Posts: 3168
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:14 am
Location: "The Dutch Branch"
Contact:

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:25 am

Posh !

User avatar
Steven.Carter
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Posts: 3646
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:45 am
Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:03 pm

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:Posh !


Very :D , Herman's wire and fittings too, should give a good smoke seal.
15865166000157206549681142210150.jpg

Mick D
Holder of a Waxed Cotton Anorak
Holder of a Waxed Cotton Anorak
Posts: 332
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Contact:

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Mick D » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:15 pm

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:Posh !


And once oily - flammable :o

Regards Mick

User avatar
Steven.Carter
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Posts: 3646
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:45 am
Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:02 pm

Mick D wrote:
Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:Posh !


And once oily - flammable :o

Regards Mick

I dont leak oil, :D maybe a bit.

After much tidying .

Screenshot_20200410-170441_Gallery.jpg


Screenshot_20200410-170620_Gallery.jpg


My thinking is to have the ignition module and relay and all its connections out of the cold and wet. A few of my electrical problems were down to corrosion.

Under the seat will look so much better

User avatar
Steven.Carter
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Posts: 3646
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:45 am
Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:12 pm

Now I've to sort out under the nacell. Hopefully that will tidier after I'm finished.

20200410_170053.jpg

User avatar
Vincent.vanGinneke
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Posts: 3168
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:14 am
Location: "The Dutch Branch"
Contact:

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:06 pm

That's what I call a proper fire wall !

User avatar
Steven.Carter
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Holder of a Golden Anorak
Posts: 3646
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:45 am
Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:50 pm

Guess what's it's made off?
15865444885344192069561726389505.jpg


15865445753866211363554530492528.jpg


The indicator relay pushes out the back so I can hear it

Also theres repeater lights for the indicators on the on the speedo. And I think an ignition light. All realy posh :D


Horn works, bit strangled duck, but it works.

I'm going to wire

this plug for the leadlights and indicators into the fairing for easy removal
Attachments
20200410_195422.jpg


Return to “Main Chat Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests