Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

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Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:47 am

Hope everyone has a great new year.

Here we go again, another year and Decade.
My mileage on "WE" has reached 110347 from 95993, thats 14,354miles in 2019. She did realy well, only my bad wiring let it down.
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So its WEfurbishment time, if you pardon the pun. I've decided to completely rebuild her. I've a spare engine ready, my gearbox must surely need some TLC, I'll fit all new cables and and chains. She'll be good for another 100,000 miles.

This will be her 3rd rebuild as far as I can make out. Funny, as I was looking for some bits on ebay yesterday I saw this. Must have been just after her first rebuild.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:04 pm

One other job I must do is fix the center stand, its going over to far
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With more and more stuff that needs fixing it would be daft not to replace the engine with my rebuilt spare. It will be interesting to see the sludge traps, to see how full they might be after all those miles.
Anyway the engine is out :D
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:02 am

It is looking good Steven.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:43 pm

Eero.Korhonen wrote:It is looking good Steven.
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Cheers,,, got the stupid battery holder separated from the inner primary cover courtesy of Alan.
The screw slots had suffered at the hands of my screwdriver so it needed re slotting then some heat did for them.

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:39 pm

Early last year I changed out the rubber swinging arm bushes for bronze bushes with a grease nipple. Thats about 5thousand miles ago so nows a good chance to see how they are doing. So far it looks good. I can't feel any play with a good tug in both directions. I'll take out the swinging arm itself out tomorrow for a good look
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:03 pm

Got Swinging arm out, looks good still. Not too much to take apart now.
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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Dan Rodd » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:02 pm

Nice to see a working bike,shows what can be done with a little maintainance and not having an obsession with autosol!

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:48 am

I seem to make a mess with autosol :D

Its all in bits, almost a bit sad really :?

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Sean.O'Brien » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:20 pm

You've got quite a lot to do Steve, if you're going to make it to the Crazy Horse?

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:03 pm

Sean.O'Brien wrote:You've got quite a lot to do Steve, if you're going to make it to the Crazy Horse?

Think Sean I'd be Crazy to try :D I hope to get her ready for the Iron Horse though.


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