Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:25 pm

john.mitchell wrote:Mid adjusters made by Viagra?

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:45 pm

I'll do all that Paul. It wasn't that nice with the throttle stuck on. My light switch is my ignition switch. I had to use that to regulate my speed till I could get into the service station.
Today riding to work all seemed fine till I wanted to get above 40mph then it just dogged.
I guessed correctly as it turned out the clip holding the needle in the carb had fallen off. I must have disturbed it when I fixed the cable.

As I had the tank off with my seat still in place I thought it show you how I've got my seat fitted. Rather then using the front bolts that go through the tool box and the very difficult one above the oil tank. I've a metal tounge covered in leather that fits under the tank and holds the front of the seat in place. The rear fixings are easy to undo.
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Paul Slootheer » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:31 pm

Rather then using the front bolts that go through the tool box and the very difficult one above the oil tank. I've a metal tounge covered in leather that fits under the tank and holds the front of the seat in place. The rear fixings are easy to undo.


Clever! :D

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:26 pm

I remember someone telling about that seat mod Paul, and thought what a great idea, as I'm always removing the seat for something or other. In fact it was off again today as my attempts yesterday at fixing the carb failed. My bike still bogs down at anything above 40mph.
I managed to get to Saxon Wharf for my boat job but coming home I thought I'd drop the needle and see if that would fix it. Luckily Phil, (who conveniently runs a motor garage in Southampton :D ) was on my way home so pulled in for some spannering.

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Phil has recently joined the Ariel club and has already finished his first restoration. He's working on a Sq. Four now.
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Now the embarrassing bit! Riding back home from Phil's garage it still misbehaved, and then it dawned on me. That carb of mine is a bit tight to the air filter. I didn't take much care fitting the rubber connection. I somehow managed to block the air intake with the rubber!! When I pulled it off all was fine. Schoolboy Error :oops:

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:33 pm

I've spent the weekend putting things back together on the Electra., but It had a bad effect on the Huntmaster. It must have felt a little unloved so it decided to give me a hard time today!
My first Job was in Camberly and all went very well. Although there was a lot of popping a bit on a closed throttle but otherwise fine.
On my way to my second job in Portsmouth it seemed to get much worse and by now it was demanding my attention.
Last week I must have disturbed the HT lead and left it gently resting on the exhaust pipe whilst I was faffing with the carb. Not good. Luckily i was able to cut the damaged bit off. But there was worse. I'd lost my large stepped nut that is used to hold the top of the air filter on. I was very lucky not to lose it. That would have would have been expensive.
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I've fitted a new twin spark coil so now the HT leads are nowhere near the exhaust pipes.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby robjameson » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:10 pm

Are you using scotchbrite pads as your air filter element?
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:08 pm

Well Rob, I hadn't really thought about it. I didn't put them in to start with but I clearly put them back in when I had the bike painted. hey maybe it's previous owner thought it would clean the air. Logical thinking :D .

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby simon.holyfield » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:38 am

Hmm... I have some fish tank filters in my garage like these:

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You can select different foams & blankets to give you the filtration you want. I might give it a go when I have my FH up and running.
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:59 am

That sure looks the same.
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:03 pm

simon.holyfield wrote:Hmm... I have some fish tank filters in my garage like these:

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You can select different foams & blankets to give you the filtration you want. I might give it a go when I have my FH up and running.


It's been wet lately so they might keep the fish out :D


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