Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Thu May 14, 2020 2:03 pm

HI Steven wen you was in shepperton you was not far from kempton park you could have had your own bike show that we have mist this month
because of lock down i just hope we have the off road show at the end of the year and meet some of the club members :D

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Postby Steven.Carter » Sat May 16, 2020 7:56 pm

I was hoping to Kempton but it will have to wait.

I've figured out the strange feeling in my steering. I thought it was play in the steering bearing but no, it was a bit better but riding it today I could see my wheel oscillating as I got near 60mph. It must be the front wheel out of balance. I now have progressive fork springs fitted since its rebuild. where as before my old springs were much firmer.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sat May 16, 2020 8:36 pm

HI Steven some times you can move the tyre round on the rim to rebalance it or you will have to put a weight on the lighter side and have you check the spokes are tight :?: KEEP SAFE

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun May 17, 2020 6:15 pm

Thanks Johhny, my mate had a good look at my wheel today and he says its 1/4" out of true, that would certainly cause my problems.

I met up with with Andrew this morning and had a lovely ride over to Devils Dyke north of Brighton. Perfect weather bikes went great and my mate didn't breakdown :D

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This is not a breakdown , just routine maintenance.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Keith.owen » Mon May 18, 2020 9:45 am

Hi Steve,
is that a Sunbeam your friend is riding?

I always hankered after one................but I don't think the boss would take kindly to my having yet another bike!

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Mon May 18, 2020 11:50 am

In the background...…..I dont think Harleys are allowed out yet :lol:

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon May 18, 2020 3:42 pm

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:In the background...…..I dont think Harleys are allowed out yet :lol:


Well in the background, I was keeping a very anti social distance

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon May 18, 2020 3:45 pm

Keith.owen wrote:Hi Steve,
is that a Sunbeam your friend is riding?

I always hankered after one................but I don't think the boss would take kindly to my having yet another bike!

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Yes, a nice S8, Keith

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon May 18, 2020 3:48 pm

Steven.Carter wrote:
Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:In the background...…..I dont think Harleys are allowed out yet :lol:


Well in the background, I was keeping a very anti social distance

I stopped to put the kettle on, boils in around 20 minutes so I pull over and switch on. I can set it to say 95 degrees and it keeps it at that with its thermostat.

My mate likes his Earl Grey, I'm more builders breakfast myself
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Keith.owen » Mon May 18, 2020 4:36 pm

Earl Grey,
Good stuff but I tend to prefer a good strong brew of PG tips, with a little milk and sugar, myself!

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