Ariel, Riding, Breaking and Fixing Diary 2022 Retired!

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Ariel, Riding, Breaking and Fixing Diary 2022 Retired!

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Hi all
Happy New Year all
Well first year retired, I wonder what will this be like.

Speedo reads 12,812 miles so 7,514miles covers in 2021
Not too bad considering lockdown.
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Same as before but more hectic and knowing you, even more miles on your Ariel!
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Happy New Year, Steve (and All).
First year retired...welcome to another Club!
Some of us find it gets very busy :D

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Cheers lads

Frst job is to get my bike back together.
I had felt something not quite right in the steering dept. Turns out my steering head is a bit loose.
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Leather covered wiring harness? I might have guessed!
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It is, works great :D
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Fitted the rocker box, if you shine a light in through the rocker caps you can easily see if you've got the rockers seated on the push rods.
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Thought I'd better take a look under the timing cover, all was good. Chain was a tiny touch loose, after tightening it up I packed some new grease.
My leather gasket is still working great. No need to replace it.
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Then on to an oil change, it's been 3 thousand miles or so since I last changed, a bit too long.
Magnetic sump plug has done its job
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Roger, if I do that 10 miles, should wear out that fine groove in the middle of the tyre, Good for another 1,000 after that :D
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Gave a 50 mile run and alls good. Nice not having oil running down my trousers
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