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 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:00 pm

Great rally again, many thanks to Pete Kent, Les and Mel for the great breakfast and route for our ride on Saturday. I decided to have my bacon roll for Membury Services on my way home. It was lovely.
So nice in fact someone asked me how much it was as he was going to have one. Well is said, you'll have to do the Crazy Horse next year if you want one of these :D

And cheers Pete Collings. I rang Pete Friday night and he kindly brought me a clutch cabe with him on Saturday. I managed to get home with my repaired one but it was nice to know I had a spare.

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

Postby Bob.Murphy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:38 am

Steven.Carter wrote: I rang Pete Friday night and he kindly brought me a clutch cabe with him on Saturday. I managed to get home with my repaired one but it was nice to know I had a spare.


Steven,

In my 'yoof', when I used to do high mileages on my Square and 'VB', I had spare cables taped alongside those in use - it made changing over much easier as they didn't have to be routed under the tank and so on at the side of the road.

Tip: tape over the ends when not in use - to keep the damp out ;) .

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

Postby iansoady » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:57 pm

And always fit the new cables and use the old ones as spares then you know they fit.......
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:04 pm

Cheers lads. I must get something orgainised.
I even had trouble with my throttle cable. The thing stuck open just 20 miles from home on the A34. I pulled into a petrol station and It freed itself. I took it all apart this evening and oiled the cable with my cable oiler. It's a brilliant thing and worked a treat.
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Bob.Murphy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:07 pm

Steven.Carter wrote: I even had trouble with my throttle cable. The thing stuck open just 20 miles from home on the A34.


I used to have a black plastic cover that fitted over the end of the throttle and then tapered down over the cable. It was a pain to fit but kept the rain out and the throttle didn't stick again.

Are they still available, I don't recall seeing one recently ??

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

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:49 am

those small rubber sleeves from DellOrto would do I think.
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Bob.Murphy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:34 am

There are a couple of rubber cable caps in the BMW (2-valve 'Airhead') parts list here (look under Control Cables, then Control Cable Parts):

https://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R%20Series%202%20valve%20Twin&bikeref=R90-6

And here:

https://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=15&M=20&Ct=FA&SbCt=BA_15_20_FA_50&spPage=1

The BMW throttle assembly is quite different to those on Ariels (gear-driven chain giving straight horizontal pull) and it may be difficult to fit one of these boots to the normal throttle.

I use the rubber sleeves on my two BMWs. The cover I was thinking about covered the whole chrome part of the conventional Amal twist grip with an in-built weatherproof sleeve for the cable.

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:45 pm

I'll give that a crack.
I dont use the mid adjuster as that made it go stiff very quick

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

Postby john.mitchell » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:51 pm

Mid adjusters made by Viagra?
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby paul.jameson » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:25 pm

It is all about keeping the water out of the cable. I lubricate before fitting, then put some grease between cable and ferrule and again between ferrule and twistgrip. Fit the ferrule with the slot to the back ( having soldered the short length of copper wire to it that you wrap round the friction adjuster screw so that when the throttle cable breaks you don't lose the ferrule) as this minimises the amount of water getting in. Let's just say that this lengthens the intervals between cable lubrication significantly.
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