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by alan.bedford
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: ARIEL LEADER ENGINE PROBLEM
Replies: 24
Views: 18139

Re: ARIEL LEADER ENGINE PROBLEM

Richard wrote "Hi i was wondering did you ever get to solve your problem as my arrow has similar problems". As promised this is what I discovered. First despite having stripped and cleaned Carb and fuel tap etc I decided to look again and was surprised to discover my in line filter was ful...
by alan.bedford
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: ARIEL LEADER ENGINE PROBLEM
Replies: 24
Views: 18139

Hello all, Sorry it seems that some messages I thought I had put were never sent. I am in fact away for next ten days and using another persons lap top but simple answer is yes everything got sorted out and bike has been running well ever since providing I follow a set sequence . I will put full det...
by alan.bedford
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: ARIEL LEADER ENGINE PROBLEM
Replies: 24
Views: 18139

Thanks for all your replies - the leader is still waiting for me to do something apart from run her to and from the shops just a couple of miles which she does without and problem. To answer some of the points made - the bike has been subject of a restoration by previous owner a few hundred miles ag...
by alan.bedford
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Pushing my Bike Home
Replies: 2
Views: 2241

Re: Pushing my Bike Home

First off my apologies for duplicating this topic which in fact I placed as "Ariel Leader Engine Problems" listed on 24th May - I had looked on the site for any response and for whatever reason couldn't locate the topic, this coincided with me having just pushed her home so hence this thre...
by alan.bedford
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Pushing my Bike Home
Replies: 2
Views: 2241

Pushing my Bike Home

Thanks for previous info regarding cable routing etc every thing now fine clearly the restorer had no idea how to route things correctly - I also found he had omitted to replace the washer under swinging arm nut hence the slight play. THAT said I could really do with some help regarding the newest p...
by alan.bedford
Fri May 27, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: ARIEL LEADER ENGINE PROBLEM
Replies: 24
Views: 18139

Cant see this as being coil as there are two seperate coils and condensers and if coil breaking down there would surely be misfire on at least one cylinder and for this to be coils both coils have to breakdown simultaneously without any hesitation off the engine so coils? ......the symptons (except ...
by alan.bedford
Tue May 24, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: ARIEL LEADER ENGINE PROBLEM
Replies: 24
Views: 18139

ARIEL LEADER ENGINE PROBLEM

HELP PLEASE WITH MY ARIEL LEADER I AM GETTING A TAD FRUSTRATED AT NOT BEING ABLE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. BIKE STARTS FIRST OR SECOND KICK AND RUNS FINE NOT SMOKEY AND WILL CRUISE ALONG NICELY 50-55MPH.COMPRESSION IS EVEN ON BOTH CYLINDERS AROUND 80 PSI 1ST PROD RAISING TO 125+. MY DILEMMA IS THAT I C...
by alan.bedford
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Leader Info?
Replies: 4
Views: 3279

Leader Info?

having just acquired a 59 Leader I was hoping to find various threads of useful information here on the web site and am disappointed to discover nothing. so maybe I can start a topic off by asking a couple of what will be obvious questions to those familiar with the two stroke models but are a myste...

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