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 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:14 pm

That's great news Keith.

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:13 pm

Didn't go anywhere except for the workshop but my clutch has got very stiff again. I always use those universal clutch and brake kits which seem to work reasonably well. I just fit it up to the lever, cut the outer to the right length then pull all the inner through the gearbox and then solder the nipple on. Afterwards I just cut off the what's left.
I realy must get some of those rubber bits Paul mentioned to stop water getting into my cables.

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

Postby Keith.owen » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:11 am

Hi Steve,
What 'rubber bits' are those?

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:30 pm

Something like this. It might keep the water out of the cable.


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

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:53 pm

I was up in your part of the world today Keith at Gillettes.

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I tried it, but I failed. The Shaving Test :D
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Apparently they pay volunteers to come in and get shaved on a daily basis to try out their different shaving foams.
I failed. I could pass the tango'ed test though :D
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:26 pm

I've decided I'm spending too much on coffee. In the winter I've realy got to use coffee shops as it also gives me somewhere to warm up and get out of the way but summers coming. I've decided to bring a flask just where to put it

Ive made a leather flask holder that fits inside my fairing. Maybe the engine will keep the tea warm :D

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

Postby Keith.owen » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:24 am

Hi Steve,
Maybe what you need is a 'beer cooler' - a duct in the fairing where you can put your Becks Blue', for the summer, that is.

Good to see that you're out and about as usual!!

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:33 pm

Didn't think of that Keith :D
Bit of excitement today, I met Michael Bolton who came over to my friends place to take a close look at his VH. Looks like Mike will have a new bike in his garage. Congrats, you'll love your new bike. Personally I hate it. It goes better then mine :D :D

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:08 pm

Looking at the Mike's new VH today made me realise how scruffy my Huntmaster is getting so I started a clean clean up but straight away I noticed something missing, the large nut that holds the swinging arm on!. The spindle had sheared near the missing nut!!
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Now this is the second time this has happened. Wonder what I'm doing wrong.


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

Postby Bob.Murphy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:31 pm

Steven.Carter wrote:Now this is the second time this has happened. Wonder what I'm doing wrong.


I'd blame the pot-holes if I was you :lol: .

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