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by bob.keevil
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Manual
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Manual

Hi Simon IN the black Ariel Leader/ Golden/ Arrow book there is a fair double page spread of the bottom end rebuild and also a fork rebuild. There is a good copy of the old rebuild article from the sixties Motorcycles Mechanics mag in one of the Classic bike mags from the late /90s or early 00s.Hope...
by bob.keevil
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Tight wad arrow
Replies: 6
Views: 3965

Re: Tight wad arrow

Hi Brian
Thanks for the heads up on the air line, a trip to my mates air line seems to have sorted it out as we were back to my starting system appears to be working again
Cheers Bob K
by bob.keevil
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Tight wad arrow
Replies: 6
Views: 3965

Re: Tight wad arrow

Hi John With my other two arrows I have bored many who asked about starting with my routine. Fuel on tickle fuel until I get a wet thumb, fuel off .switch on the sparks. close choke and kick about four or five times and put the choke in and ride away with a big grin.Thats why I am now !!!!! Cheers B...
by bob.keevil
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Tight wad arrow
Replies: 6
Views: 3965

Tight wad arrow

Hi all Having just about done my first bike build I an asking the experts out there about starting. When its been stood for a couple of days it a pig to start on the kick starter but will start on the drop in only a few yards. I can tickle and flood the carb and kick and kick for no go or leave it f...
by bob.keevil
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Temperamental Leader
Replies: 11
Views: 5524

Re: Temperamental Leader

hi Trevorc Welcome to weird world of two strokes. It seems to me that the fact that ever thing is as per book it often depends on the two stroke gods.Timing and seals are the main catch out I find in my limited time with arrows but stale fuel and damp air can also catch you out. My problem is that t...
by bob.keevil
Thu May 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: arrow wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 5489

Re: arrow wiring

Hi Bob
Thanks for all the info. I knew I was going in over my pay grade so I will take a step back and try to absorb all your helpful advice. Thanks again
cheers. Bob K
by bob.keevil
Wed May 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: arrow wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 5489

Re: arrow wiring

Hi Bob
The arrow does not run a regulator just a rectifier and can get the battery a bit over charged on a long run with no lights on.


Cheers Bob K
by bob.keevil
Wed May 01, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: arrow wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 5489

arrow wiring

Hi All Getting above myself and trying to fit a harness to project Tightwad Rusty I connected a solid state rectfier to the three leads from the alternator and as I connected the battery the rectfier rapidly got hot. Is the alterator shot or should I look elsewhere for the problem,the ampmeter showe...
by bob.keevil
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: 1961 Arrow where do these pats go?
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

Re: 1961 Arrow where do these pats go?

Hi Bernie
Why did you replace the chain tensioner ? was the chain broken as they look a bit chain links to me.
Cheers Bob K
by bob.keevil
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: arrow timing
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: arrow timing

Hi Roger
Your suggestion of turning the back plate worked. No idea why as it was standard but thanks anyway

Bob K

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