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 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:33 pm

Uneventful ride to Rosslare till I got there. The ferry was running an hour late and with some time to kill the security guys took pity on me and let sit with them in their warm portakabin. Even made me a tea. After a while there was this gust of wind and a crash! Blooming bike got blown over. I suppose if the bike was going to have an accident it was better without me.
At least I know where the the fairing hits the ground so I'll make something for here on both sides to protect it should it happen again. The mirror miraculous didn't break.




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Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:40 pm

Stuck on a bit of thick leather. Should realy have done it before as if was always going to be vulnerable.

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

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:20 pm

Why is it not embossed with the Ariel logo ?? :D :D

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:55 pm

I was thinking about writing, "Ouch` :D

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Postby nevhunter » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:15 pm

the Ground only hit's your bike in self defence. Nev

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:21 pm

We are lagging a work boat in Southampton. She's being fitted out in a huge shed which used to be used for all the flying boats that used to take off from Southampton water.

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Postby john.whiting » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:10 am

Coincidence?...Rotec in Victoria make small replica 7 and 9 cylinder radial aero engines ......not cheap tho,could buy a nice 4 for the price,but a person I know bought one for a lounge room ornament.....

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:30 am

It's a small world John


Yesterday I popped out to see young John Hulme. He was keen to try out a modern bike so we swapped bikes for a short ride around Andover. He rode the Yamaha and I could have ridden his Royal Enfield but went for his BSA. Great fun till the choke got stuck on, reckon he did it deliberately :D

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

Postby iansoady » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:45 am

I must admit the C15 I had in the 70s was one of the worst bikes I ever had (although there is strong competition for the title).......
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby PeterW » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:25 pm

I had a 1959 C15 as my first proper bike. Great fun & never let me down (apart from the battery slowly draining at night). It had a chromed Cibie headlight very similar to this one. I sold it to a chap called Dave Marks in Lingfield in the 80's. I'd love to know if 622CYD has survived.


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