Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue May 05, 2020 11:15 am

duncan.galloway wrote:It's fantastic. What do you use to waterproof the leather?

Mr Sheen. And I also give it a rub over with my oily rag at times too. They seem to get quite damp but never let's the water through.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue May 05, 2020 11:17 am

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:Louis Vuitton eat your heart out !

He comes to me for lessons :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri May 08, 2020 12:32 pm

Dragged my WNG out today. :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Fri May 08, 2020 3:34 pm

HI Steven nice Ariel W N G its well kitted out for carrying gear 8-) :)

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Fri May 08, 2020 9:51 pm

Yes, today was NG day.
Went to mum & dad :| to do some tidying up, I like to think he heard me coming…. :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat May 09, 2020 8:24 am

Ahh, what a lovely thought. :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed May 13, 2020 4:07 pm

Had a school to measure in Shepperton. Nice ride up this morning, had my coffee and sandwiches by the side of the river Thames. Noticeably busier on the motorway as we've now got a slight easing of the lockdown.
Coming home I kind of noticed a shaking in the steering after around 60mph. I've only just started heading up to 60 but overtaking a lorry coming home I felt this shaky feeling through the bars. I checked the steering now its home and there was play in the steering so I've tightened it up, I'll give a ride later to see if it's fixed. It was a bit loose.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Thu May 14, 2020 5:20 am

Great scenery, perfect spot for coffee.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Thu May 14, 2020 7:22 am

I hate to write this… but could the case be to far to the rear?
On Burney with camping gear -last year- a slight weaving set in above a certain speed (forgot to note what)
I suspected the weight was to far back, perhaps I make up some sort of tank bag for a few heavy bits.
Ben Mitchell solved this by making a box that sits further to the front , over the rear part of the seat, or perhaps he shortened the seat?

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu May 14, 2020 12:31 pm

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:I hate to write this… but could the case be to far to the rear?
On Burney with camping gear -last year- a slight weaving set in above a certain speed (forgot to note what)
I suspected the weight was to far back, perhaps I make up some sort of tank bag for a few heavy bits.
Ben Mitchell solved this by making a box that sits further to the front , over the rear part of the seat, or perhaps he shortened the seat?

That's possible, but it does seem better now I've tightened those yoke nuts. My box is empty most of the time except for a few tools. But as I've now done my bike properly, I dont need them now :D


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