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by Roger James
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: steering head bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 143

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: 163

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: 163

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...
by Roger James
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Speedometer Ratio
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Speedometer Ratio

David, Not sure whether this information helps but, on the Clock face of the Leader speedometer it is marked up 1584 that I've always taken to be the relevant ratio for use on the Leader. On the Arrow it is 1632. (you often see Arrow looking speedometers for sale on ebay, and they will be a straight...
by Roger James
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Trials Arrow
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Trials Arrow

Photo of a Trials Arrow at the Jack Thompson Classic Trial Sunday, at Canada Heights, Swanley, Kent - Rider/Owner Roy Haines. More photos of this machine and other Ariel Trials machines (plus loads of other makes) Dozens of photographs can be found on the Sidcup & District Motorcycle club websit...
by Roger James
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted Leader or Arrow
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: Wanted Leader or Arrow

Hazel, Are you still after a LeaderArrow standard size 47T rear sprocket? (a larger 49T sprocket was fitted to the Arrow 200). I know I've got a couple kicking around that have either badly worn teeth, ie rounded off or one with a broken tooth either would be ideal for you to machine down to fit a l...
by Roger James
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Brian Lowe travelled across the United States on Ariel Leader
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Brian Lowe travelled across the United States on Ariel Leader

Wow thanks again Paul for finding this, I wonder whether Brian never actually put pen to paper about his epic journey on the Leader but everyone remembers that he did it from the details outlined in the London branch report, in any event I certainly enjoyed reading it (and appreciate you typing it o...
by Roger James
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Brian Lowe travelled across the United States on Ariel Leader
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Brian Lowe travelled across the United States on Ariel Leader

Many thanks for trying to find the article Paul. Sure hope we get to read the full story one day, will make very interesting reading.

Roger
by Roger James
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Brian Lowe travelled across the United States on Ariel Leader
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Brian Lowe travelled across the United States on Ariel Leader

Hi Paul, From an undated page from an old Cheval we can see that Brians jaunt across America took place in 1976 so might have been in print late 76 more likely 1977. Roger
by Roger James
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Brian Lowe travelled across the United States on Ariel Leader
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Brian Lowe travelled across the United States on Ariel Leader

Hi All, Club member Brian Lowe travelled across the United States on his Ariel Leader in the 1970's I was wondering whether anyone has a copy of Cheval magazine telling his story that they could share with us, I would certainly like to catch up and read about this epic journey. Many Thanks. Roger

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