Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:06 pm

HI Steven i did not think it would be that but you do a lot miles on your bike i new you would soon fix it and have it on the road again :D :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:39 am

I hate it when something doesn't work, realy bugs me. I can't leave it alone. :D

She made it to Hampshire clubnight last night.. The bolts holding my rectifier are through my rear mudguard. It was no good trying toget my fist and spanner between the tyre and mudguard so off with the wheel. All done now for a while now.

I've a Christmas present for my bike, a rewire.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby will_curry » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:08 pm

Am I right in thinking the only Alton part in the chain drive is the generator sprocket and the
rest is BSA/Ariel?

I've not looked back in your postings but it doesn't seem that long ago you changed from belt
to chain.

I had trouble with the original setup as fitted to a plunger A10 in getting the chain line correct
and in getting the chain tension correct. The culprit was the drive sprocket - a flimsy affair
easily distorted when removing it.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:17 am

Alan's bike first thing before we leave on our autumn run... wonder if it will start :D .. it did :D :D


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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:29 am

Didnt get far :D :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:08 pm

IT does help to have air in the tyres :oops: :lol:

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:06 pm

Yes, he'd checked everything except his tyre pressures. :D I carry one of those plug in tyre inflators which proved handy.

We had a great day, 6 of us headed out on the run finally arriving at the outdoor country museum in Singleton. Despite all the rain we had yesterday the roads were suprisingly dry.

Bob and Terry saw us off, Terry's machine looks very tasty. Comfortable seat for sure.
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Alan got stung in the neck by something shortly before arriving at the museum. During our coffee we think we found the guilty suspect :D
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In the sunshine we left for our return home, we nominated Rodger and his lovely leader to be tail ender :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:19 pm

I can see why if you let him lead you would need a gas mask and your headlights on :lol: :roll:

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:12 pm

Back again from Bere Island, solar pannels still working although not for as long as the days are getting shorter.
The inverter uses around 6 or 7 % of its total capacity overnight and during the day the solar charges it back up most days even if its fairly grey. But I've still had the occasional negative day. I'm thinking its possible that during the deep winter if could drain down a fair bit.
I can turn off the inverter completely and just leave it charging the 48volt batteries but that would kill the internet as I would lose the 240volt sockets.
So heres my plan.
As the wifi router uses 12 volts. I got a Victron 48v to 12v step down converter, then cheating slightly I found the upstairs lighting wires disconnecting them from the 240volt circuit breakers. Then wired them into the step down converter. I now have 12.2 volts upstairs. Its easy to buy 12volt led bulbs that screw into the same light fittings.
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There's still a little loss overnight but only 2%
I managed to get a satellite dish fitted and a tv that has its own batteries. It can run for around 6 hours on its own power. It even came with two lights. I think it was something designed for motorhomes .

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:30 pm

There wasn't much furniture left in the house that hadn't rotted away but one single iron bed was salvageable, a few years ago whilst a bike frame was being blasted I gave them the bed aswell. Powdercoated a nice cream colour.
I forgot the springs and its a short mattress I need so that will have to wait till next year to finish.
Its must be very old as I've never seen the corner fittings like this before.
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On Bere Island we tend to descibe locations east west north or south, so its "I'm going West to the Church" Or, East to the Pub. The south window needs painting or the north gable end, and so on. You might even say in the pub to your mate, which beers mine? Its the west'er one, mines on the East. Much more reliable then left and right. My right is your left. But East is always East
Cupboards are called Presses in Ireland so
So heres the West'er Press , and the East'er Press. I'd have finshed them but I forgot the hinges :D


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One morning I woke up to this,
I've a temporary screen for the window looking over the sea, will do till I can work out something more permanent
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