Search found 341 matches

Go to advanced search

by bh.sprint
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Temperamental Leader
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Temperamental Leader

Hi , This may be a long shot but are the crqnks at 180 degrees, I've know the key move back on assembly and the cranks be out of position and move as they are bolted together.

And can you feel the compression for each stroke as the kick start is pushed down.

Brian H.
by bh.sprint
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: GEARBOX JUMPING in 2nd Gear ONLY
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: GEARBOX JUMPING in 2nd Gear ONLY

Hello Terry, This is not something I have come across but does the engine vibrate differently in 2nd gear or does the clutch slip when the torque in the lower gear is applied and cause a resonance which affects either the carb or electrical system making the engine misfire. Thats the only thing I ca...
by bh.sprint
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Temperamental Leader
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Temperamental Leader

I should have added on the last post that the throttle needs to be fully open when kicking the bike over 10 times to clear the cylinders. I've used it over the years and it does work.

Brian H.
by bh.sprint
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Temperamental Leader
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Temperamental Leader

Re fuel, I've heard a lot about stale fuel and the problems it causes but after not using the bikes for a few weeks or even months they always start fairly easily . The only problem I had was with a tank in which the liner came off with the ethanol content. Aspen fuel lasts longer and does not go of...
by bh.sprint
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Optional extras
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Optional extras

Hello, The phone charger is very useful on camp sites, it saves having to find a mains socket. The power outlets are useful -- forward thinking on Ariels part but intended as a light hearted comment. The side panels are fibre glass so easy to work on and not cutting up original parts. The other side...
by bh.sprint
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Optional extras
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Optional extras

Two extras Ariel did not make.

Mobile phone charger and side panel door to flood the carb for starting on a cold day.

BH.
by bh.sprint
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Screen posts for a Leader
Replies: 2
Views: 883

Re: Screen posts for a Leader

Here is the last picture of the bottom diameter of the rod.

Brian H.
by bh.sprint
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Screen posts for a Leader
Replies: 2
Views: 883

Re: Screen posts for a Leader

Hi,

These should help , the rod is off my Leader. The top of the rod is .306'' dia-- the hole in the nylon fitting is 5/16''
by bh.sprint
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Colours of general fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Colours of general fittings

Hi, My Leader handle bars were plated, it looked like dull chrome rather than zinc or some other plate. The exhaust pipes had a similar finish as though they had been shot blasted and then chrome plated. Brian H. ps I think towards the end of the Leader production there were variations in finish/equ...
by bh.sprint
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Colours of general fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Colours of general fittings

Hi Simon, This may or may not help on colours . When new my 64/65 Leader ( black and Ivory ) had black handle bar cover, ivory rear brake pedal/lever, black foot rests and the rear mudguard was in grey/green primer. I think the colours changed over the years some Leaders had the handle bar cover in ...

Go to advanced search