Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:37 pm

Dont laugh please. Modern electric bike broke its drive belt
Ohh dear. Recovery coming :D
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Obviously not as strong as a metal chain

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Postby roger.fellows » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:52 pm

Is that a leather one I see on the bench? The old materials are the best!!

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:13 am

If It was leather I could have fixed it :D

I had the Huntmaster loaded up for yesterdays trip but couldnt get her started, very unusual, the battery was flat too but even with a freshly charged battery still nothing. So I transferred to the Electric bike. I managed my first job at Porton Down but on my way to Poole the belt broke.

I found the gremlin in my Huntmasters electrics. The relay that turns on my ignition must have been infiltrated by salt water. A new one fixed it. Its in a rubber glove now :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Postby simon.holyfield » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:00 am

You'll have to make one of those nice little round leather boxes to keep a spare belt in Steve!
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Postby jim.haydock » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:59 am

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Praise indeed in this weeks MCN - shame about the drivebelt though!

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:52 am

Ohh dear Jim :D

They hid my leather box in the picture. :D

I've got a spare belt but it's not straight forward changing it, I've got to get the swinging arm out to put it in. If it's anything like my Ariel I'll be in trouble.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:05 pm

hi steven i think i would be looking at trying to do some mods to try and make life a bit better to remove the swinging arm or modify the frame or casing to get the new belt on

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Postby Mick D » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:24 pm

Steven.Carter wrote:I've got to get the swinging arm out to put it in.


Hi Steven

I'd consider threading a sparer belt onto the frame and stowing it out of the way - would make roadside repair of a broken belt much simpler ;)

Love your leather work by the way - not so sure about your electrics though :)

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Postby paul.jameson » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:54 pm

The Club veteran from 1908 has a facility which allows changing the drive belt without the need to remove the rear frame parts. (It doesn't have a swinging arm, but the same problem applies.)
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Postby Knud.Degnbol » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:21 pm

I remeber from my younger days, that Adler in Germany in the late thirties made a front wheel drive car with the drive to the dynamo between the engine and the gearbox. So the gearbox had to come out to change the belt. Sensible people put up to 5 belt into place on that occasion and tied them up with strings (plastic strings were not yet invented) untill they were needed.
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