Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Mike Nash » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:11 am

Thanks. I seem to remember you posted something about these a couple(?) of years ago when you first fitted them; I must look it up. My Wipac lamp is looking a bit bubbly with rust.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:52 am

They fit handily into my fairing but not sure if they fit that well into a normal headlights shell. If you'd like to borrow my old one to try your welcome to.


I've had an early start. I'm in Norwich at a Sewerage works, theres been a big in increase in the population here so they are extending. Left at 4 and got here for 7:30. 190 miles, Good going.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:27 pm

Heading home now, this large column seems to me like the gate way to the east, must look up to see what's it about.
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Coffee time
With my new big panniers :D
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And new place for the kettle


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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:44 pm

Steven.Carter wrote: Left at 4 and got here for 7:30. 190 miles, Good going.


Extremely good going for Eastleigh-Norwich I'd have thought. Maybe the M25 isn't mostly a car park these days!

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:24 pm

Simon.Gardiner wrote:
Steven.Carter wrote: Left at 4 and got here for 7:30. 190 miles, Good going.


Extremely good going for Eastleigh-Norwich I'd have thought. Maybe the M25 isn't mostly a car park these days!

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Actually I think it was the first time I never saw any speed restrictions, a few on the way back though. Never held me up.
One of the warnings restricted to 60mph was a "Report of Pedestrians" is that like a flock of sheep or a heard of cows?


I rather like the one "Sign under Test" and as Southampton has a river called the Test I wonderd if it was a village nearby :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Mike Nash » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:49 pm

Steve,
Thank you for your offer re the headlight above; I'll PM you when we can travel more easily. I intend to fit an Avon fairing like yours so the application might work. In addition I'm thinking of a Thorspark ignition system and I'd like to see your installation if I may.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:18 pm

Mike Nash wrote:Steve,
Thank you for your offer re the headlight above; I'll PM you when we can travel more easily. I intend to fit an Avon fairing like yours so the application might work. In addition I'm thinking of a Thorspark ignition system and I'd like to see your installation if I may.
Regards from MikeN.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:51 am

I'm going for a short ride today on Agnes, my 27 :D
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I've made a small box on the side to carry with me an oil can to keep my valve guides oiled, they've previously suffered a bit.
It still ran though :oops:
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Keith.owen » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:30 am

Steve,
Amazing how she kept going; the valve must have been merrily flopping around!

Tough as nails those old Ariels!

I'm afraid I've not been out and about much this last week, what with one thing and another!

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:47 pm

Adrie suggested to me an idea to get some oil up to the guides. Reroute the crankcase breather up the side of the engine through a tee with two small copper pipes blowing onto the guides. Cheers Alan for your help :D

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