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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:00 am

I've seen the article now, :D :D :D :D Nice pictures, I probably can't post them because of copyright. I'll ask if I can post just one.

When I got at my steering head bearings I must have disturbed my exhaust as it blows badly. I must get at get today. Its easier if I take the fairing off. Only two nuts at the top and two fixings at the bottom.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby john.whiting » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:23 am

Talking of vans<I was behind a big one when the nearside rear door swung open on a corner,then blew part shut with the wind......I pulled up,rang 000 ,and gave the cops location and rego no.,and said how urgent it was to stop the van......anyhoo,about 3 days later at home,a cop car turned up,and cops came to the door.........."Do you have something to report about a van?".....So much for urgent.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:13 pm

john.whiting wrote:Talking of vans<I was behind a big one when the nearside rear door swung open on a corner,then blew part shut with the wind......I pulled up,rang 000 ,and gave the cops location and rego no.,and said how urgent it was to stop the van......anyhoo,about 3 days later at home,a cop car turned up,and cops came to the door.........."Do you have something to report about a van?".....So much for urgent.

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My repair job on my blowing exhaust didn't start well. I tried to pull her up on to the center stand only for it to fall over, just caught it in time. The off side hinge pin had disappeared. With the exhaust off it was an easy repair with a bolt and split pin.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby simon.holyfield » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:12 pm

Hmm. Strikes me that a split would be more secure than the original circlip?
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:53 pm

The orginal has a circlip both ends. This problem has been threatening for a while though as I've replaced the circlip a few times. It never fell out though as it couldnt get passed the center stand spring. Clearly it was eventually successful :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:21 pm

I've had a job in Wallingford waiting to get done now for the last few months but it keeps getting cancelled the day before. This time all looked good and I left early this morning full of hope. This time it was canceled just as I arrived. Wasn't best pleased. Still it was a sunny day with a nice tea and bacon sanwich in Blewbery.
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Later Tilly was keen to pop out to see me for a tea and a chat at my workshop but unfortunately his KH was Not. It blew a head gasket on his way over. What a noise. Very impressive. I took a short video of it for him, purely for investigitive reasons of course.
He didn't seem so appreciative :D :D
https://youtu.be/37GWwAb5QPk
Sorry Tilly


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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Keith.owen » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:23 am

Hi Steve,
I'm just catching up on your blog.

I noticed your issues with the side stand and the circlip. I hope you will forgive me, but this is potentially dangerous. Early Commandos had a similar arrangement and Norton where obliged to change it after a number of instances of the side stand coming off and ending up in the hapless riders' rear wheel; hence reputable vendors of Norton spares now only sell upgrade kits. If you could fit a split pin I would strongly urge you to do so. Probably nothing bad will happen, but it is better safe than sorry!

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Mick D » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:06 pm

Hi
This is how my new project, a 58 FH arrived:
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Would it be correct to assume this is a common occurrence?

On an associated point, I see Tilly has a grease nipple fitted to the rear brake cable, would this be an original design and if so is it available to purchase anywhere? I can't find it in the Draganfly catalogue or on any of the cable manufacturer's websites.
Regards Mick

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby simon.holyfield » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:26 pm

Blimey. Seeing that, I think I will turn up some special pins and retain them with nylocs or split pins.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:27 pm

Hi Keith, well my problem was with my centre stand, but your still correct though, the thought of losing either stand is frightening.
When my pin disappeared it still had the other one holding on to the centre stand.


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