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by Roger James
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Leader parts
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Leader parts

Thanks for that Dave, quite a pile of parts there that look to be in very good condition, not the normal rusty condition stuff, including very hard to find rear chaincases. Jess.
by Roger James
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Airel arrow
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Airel arrow

The attached photo is a good illustration to show where the frame buckles, obviously this was serious but even a minor buckle to the underside of the frame can throw out the steering geometry and frame is somewhat weakened. Jess
by Roger James
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Airel arrow
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Airel arrow

Best place to look for the problem is on the underside of the frame below the headstock around the steering stop lock bolted to the frame, look for creasing in that area, there is no need to remove the dummy tank to do this. Early Leader steering stems were prone to bending as they were hollow insid...
by Roger James
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Airel arrow
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Airel arrow

There should be at least a 2 1/4" gap between head and back of mudguard. Jess
by Roger James
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Ariel Leader Panniers with brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Ariel Leader Panniers with brackets

Adam, Are these panniers still for sale? The one with the bracket inside would originally have been fitted to Police Leaders, the bracket was for a second battery to help supply enough power for the radio. I have an ex Police Leader to restore but no pannier with the bracket inside. Roger
by Roger James
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Annual Rally Oswestry Showground Video recording
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Annual Rally Oswestry Showground Video recording

Hi All, In the 1980's the club held a couple of annual rallies at Oswestry Showground, (1986 but I cannot remember the other date), at one of the rallies someone spent a great deal of time over the entire weekend taking a Video camcorder recording, right from the outset of members arriving, the run ...
by Roger James
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: GP2 Clip Fitting Carbs Wanted for Arrow racer project
Replies: 0
Views: 399

GP2 Clip Fitting Carbs Wanted for Arrow racer project

Wanted for Arrow racer project - Pair of Amal GP2 Clip fitting carbs as used circa 1960. To be fitted to a period crankcase tuned by Hermann Meier. Thank you. Roger
by Roger James
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: steering head bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: steering head bearings

I know they are available to purchase from Draganfly if that's any help. I don't know whether they are items that they've had specially made for the Leader/Arrow frame or purchased off the shelf somewhere.
by Roger James
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Classic Bike show Papplewick Pumping Station
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Classic Bike show Papplewick Pumping Station

Some more pics taken at Papplewick pumping station Sunday and Monday just gone. Jess
by Roger James
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Classic Bike show Papplewick Pumping Station
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Classic Bike show Papplewick Pumping Station

A few photos for you of the Ariel motorcycles that were on display last Sunday and Monday at the re opening and steaming up of the Papplewick Victorian pumping station museum. A small collection of classic motorcycles, many of them race or ex race machines were taken along by enthusiasts as an addit...

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