Gentleman I'am afraid that all discribed and discussed above can be thrown in de bin! Bear in mind that our Steven Carter did 100.000 miles(!) on his Ariel Huntmaster come rain, come shine, COME FROST!!, with little more effort than regular oil changes, Steven made some sensible changes on his bike to do so, but even more: He's making his way up to do another 100.000!
In other words: It all can be done on a Ariel!