Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby john.mitchell » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:10 pm

Oh dear????
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:30 pm

john.mitchell wrote:Oh dear????

:D :D . My Daughter is enjoying the limelight again :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby john.mitchell » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:27 pm

Surely, it is deservedly so....
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:22 pm

I've had this scratch I can't itch for some time. :D
Packing my tent and gear for rallies is a bore, I hate putting them up and can never get them back in thier bag.
The idea of a small camping trailer that can be towed behind my bike but big enough to sleep in.
My plan is to arive on site... Stop.... Lift lid.... Pour beer.! Well after a couple of false starts I think ive found the itch. Let the scratching begin :D :D .

Ebay found the trailer. It was in Milton Keynes so rode up on Friday and picked it up. The guy selling it was a lovely guy and had quite a collection of bikes, even an Ariel KH. He was surprised to see a Huntmaster with a tow bar turn up though :D

It looked very long, almost too long. Well it was, A previous owner made a platform on the draw bar to take a cool box. The law says a trailer must be under 2.5 meters from rear axle to the rear most part of the trailer. So the cooler tray had to go.
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Alan plus his angle grinder made the trailer legal again.

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First job is to obtain a pair of gas struts to hold the lid up. Then I can get designing the tent part.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby dave.owen » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:57 pm

Will it have an en suite
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:02 pm

dave.owen wrote:Will it have an en suite

I'll park it next to the toilet block :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Bob.Murphy » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:25 pm

Will it have a leather tent ??

You realise you will be limited to 60mph on Motorways & Dual carriageways - and 50mph in 60 zones.

And you won't be allowed in the RH lane of 3-lane(+) Motorways.

And you'll need to practice reversing :lol:

Next it'll be an enormous Winnebago with an Ariel clinging to the back :roll: .

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:42 pm

Leather is appealing but heavy, I didn't think I'd be worrying the speed limits, but it did pull realy well. It made 60mph up the hills on the A34, what more can I ask for. Could be interesting getting it up to Dent next year though. I'll paint the lid eport colour red to match the bike

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:25 am

Fantastic! if you ever need to electrifry (pun intended) your FH then you have space for some batteries !

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Bob.Murphy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:27 am

I wasn't going to mention batteries :lol: .

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