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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:52 pm

Ahh, its 30mm Tony. I've never had one break, just the odd groove cut :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Bob.Murphy » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:48 pm

Steven.Carter wrote: Just behind where I was working is this lovely bird.


Ah yes - A 1950s De-Havilland Heron.

DH made a smaller two-engine version - the 'Dove' and for the Australian market a three-engine version (with engine on the nose) - the 'Drover'.

Engines were the familiar, reliable, inverted 4-cylinder 'Gypsy Major' or six-cylinder 'Gypsy Queen' - as found in Tiger Moths, Chipmunks and others, including the 'DH88 racer'.

Life was slower and less complicated back then (and probably more dangerous).

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:59 am

Bob.Murphy wrote:
Steven.Carter wrote: Just behind where I was working is this lovely bird.


Ah yes - A 1950s De-Havilland Heron.

DH made a smaller two-engine version - the 'Dove' and for the Australian market a three-engine version (with engine on the nose) - the 'Drover'.

Engines were the familiar, reliable, inverted 4-cylinder 'Gypsy Major' or six-cylinder 'Gypsy Queen' - as found in Tiger Moths, Chipmunks and others, including the 'DH88 racer'.

Life was slower and less complicated back then (and probably more dangerous).

Bob.


Theres a pigeon on the roof, do you think hes waiting for takeoff :D
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:59 pm

]Took the bike to work for its first ride, bummer chain broke, didnt even get one mile.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:51 pm

Hmmmm, did the rear brake work ?
I think I know what happend :evil:

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:36 pm

Brake worked, that's just a bit of wire going to the horn.
Not sure, PM me your number Vincent. I'll give you a ring.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:24 pm

Vincent, where would I be without you :D :D .
Heres the offending article :D

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We are not allowed out unless it's going for food, exercise or going to work. Well this morning I did all three.

I picked up some grub for work in the garage and headed off for work, chain broke and had to push the thing uphill to get it home :oops:

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:43 pm

Finished fitting the screen and some wiring.
Theres a rubber gasket that's lives under the base of the screen that hides the fixing screws. Can't seem to get hold of a new one so I've made a leather one, as you do :D
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Just about finished. She needs careful running in.

I've a few ideas for a new leather top box but that will have to wait for a bit


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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby paul.jameson » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:38 pm

Well done Steve - she looks fine. But you are getting slower with the rebuilds these days. Start worrying when it takes you more than 4 years which is what my last two have taken me.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:43 pm

paul.jameson wrote:Well done Steve - she looks fine. But you are getting slower with the rebuilds these days. Start worrying when it takes you more than 4 years which is what my last two have taken me.

Ahh yes, true this one took me a bit longer but at least knew all the bits fitted before I started. Where as you started with a burnt offering!!. Not sure there are many who could have done what you did. Respect :D


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