Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:57 pm

Fair point, and I have ridden off with the stand down a few times. I'm carefull though to only have the spring just passed the pivot point. Just gives me a fright but nothing else.

Actually thinking about it it's more then just a "fair point". I think it's best not done at all.

Thanks David for raising it, if you pardon the pun :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby brenton.roy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:45 pm

I put a rubber stop on my Guzzi stand. It clanged an drove me nuts.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:48 am

Back again from Ireland and now getting my bike ready for the Annual up in Pershore.
From the trip before last I'd left my Huntmaster behind on Bere Island, fortunately on my last trip I had an empty van coming home so could get it back. Its certainly my favourite bike.
Whilst I was waiting for the ferry in Rosslare a gentleman came up to me and asked how much it was worth. He'd seen it through my open side door. About 4 grand I said. He immediately thrust out his hand. He wanted to do the deal :D :D I politely refused!

Talking of Bere Island, our two ferry operators are a great asset to the island but previous services wasn't quite up to modern standards.
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Last night was Hampshire Club night, a new member joined us with his very orginal 1950 twin port NH. We all loved it.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:41 am

Hmm, a bit of a confession.
I had another look at that electric bike again a few weeks ago, well I kinda bought it.
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I almost feel slightly apologetic about it. But I was always interested in electric traction. Must be nearly 20 years ago I converted an old Beford Raskel truck to electric. The huge bank of heavy lead acid batteries that lasted only 1000miles before needing replacement certainly killed that plan. Then I bought an Aixium electric pick up again which did run for a good few miles but had a top speed of 30mph. I got rid of that around the time of joining the Ariel club arond 2007.
Which was probably a good thing as I remember telling the story at my first club night of my Electric truck to Ray Nunn. So its you then that I get stuck behind every morning heading for work he said :oops:


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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Bob.Murphy » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:10 am

Steve,

There is a review of that bike in "Motorcycle Sport & Leisure" this month. It sounds very good - but the range lets it down for me.

I think we are still too early in the development cycle - I'll be watching with interest.

Hydrogen is the way to go as it matches the versatility of petrol. Producing it requires a huge amount of weather-changing power though.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:24 am

That is nice way to move a Beetle, kind of fragile I think.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Keith.owen » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:08 pm

Hi Steve,
Your electric marvel looks wonderous. I bet it feels strange riding something that makes no noise, has no gears and I imagine accelerates like a rocket!

Be safe.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:34 pm

Eero.Korhonen wrote:That is nice way to move a Beetle, kind of fragile I think.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:37 pm

Keith.owen wrote:Hi Steve,
Your electric marvel looks wonderous. I bet it feels strange riding something that makes no noise, has no gears and I imagine accelerates like a rocket!

Be safe.

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Very strange at first. It has three modes, Sport, Custom, and Ariel or Eco. Naturally I leave it in Ariel mode as I'm more used to that performance level. And the range would be longer. But in sport. Wow.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:51 am

Packed ready for the Annual.
Leaving early so that I can make it to the Morgan Factory tour

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