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 » Fri May 29, 2020 1:19 pm

Had a job today at a gas plant near Dorchester. They are converting old maize plants waste into gas and pumping it into the grid. Clever stuff. Very modern equipment on an old set of farm buildings. I peeked around the door of an old barn hoping to find an old bike. I did find one. :D
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri May 29, 2020 1:23 pm

I was very close to West Bay, never been there before, lovely spot and the ride back towards Weymouth was perfect.

With this pandemic going on the Cruise ships have no work but tied up in Southampton would cost a fortune so they've all weighed anchor in Weymouth bay for free :D
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Fri May 29, 2020 3:14 pm

HI Steven that is what you call barn fresh is that it in the van going past to your place :lol: :lol: look like you had a nice day it is a nice place 8-) 8-) take care

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Frank Godber » Fri May 29, 2020 11:41 pm

Looks like a Honda CB100/125, Iv got 80% of a CB100 I recued from a skip along with a Honda Express

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:39 am

I had no idea what it was Frank, well spotted. I wonder if anyone will bring it back to life.

Measured a job yesterday at Sandhurst military college. The boiler room has had all the asbestos stripped out so no insulation in there at all. Wow was it was hot. 110f according to the thermometer.

Back home I had to bring my VW works van in for an MOT plus the stupid engine light is on. So I put my WNG in the back of the van so I could get home, poor bike must have thought it had done something wrong. Never normaly in a van unles broken down :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Keith.owen » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:13 am

Yes,
they do develop personalities.

I'm told that I talk to Betsy, but of course I always deny it; yes, I've been accused of thinking more of the bike than her indoors!!!! :lol:
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:38 pm

HI Steven if you get a cheap fault code reader you can turn the engine fault light out and most of the time the light will go out and a lot of the time it will stay out to do the mot if the engine is running OK :?: save on giving the garage money and it will tell you what is wrong with it i do this lots of time for my customers to get their mot :?:

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:37 pm

Well it's with the garage now, but sounds like a good idea for the future.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:40 am

Back to Dorchester yesterday to fit a cover over some electrical equipment box.
Then after a nice coffee my next job was near Bridgewater.
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The forcast yesterday was fairly wet but I seem to have missed the worst of it. But the roundabouts looked treacherous, very wet after the hot spell, looked very slippery. One roundabout built on the side of a hill looked almost imposible, I can take it very easy but the other traffic can't understand why I'm so slow.

The phrase "how to win friends and impress" Not! :D
When I arrived at Bridgewater I parked next to my customer who happened to have arrived on site at the same time, as he got out of his van my bike fell off its side stand, out of self preservation he caught it. All I had in my hand was the trottle grip :D

We've some large exhaust blankets to make here. These are being stripped off and replaced.


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Then another coffee stop on the way home, nice safe spot :D


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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:39 am

Great place for coffee and a roll!
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