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by Anthony Woolhead
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Leader resto complete but alas a problem
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Leader resto complete but alas a problem

Hi Brian, although I have cleaned the carb on several occasions I never checked the numbers, it will be my next step.

Tony.
by Anthony Woolhead
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Leader resto complete but alas a problem
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Leader resto complete but alas a problem

Thanks for your interest Dave, I changed the 2 centre seals and the offside seal. The nearside looked in very good order.

Tony
by Anthony Woolhead
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Leader resto complete but alas a problem
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Leader resto complete but alas a problem

I completed the resto on the bike including new rings on the pistons, the bores were in very good shape. All this was achieved for just over a grand and around 600 pleasurable hours of graft. However, it proved to be extremely hard to start and would only run on a high throttle opening. This prompte...
by Anthony Woolhead
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Leader clutch plate
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Leader clutch plate

Hi guys, just putting my stripped engine back together and noticed one of the clutch plates has the cork wearing off in a couple of places. If anyone has a serviceable plate anď would like to sell it to me, please get in touch with me. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Tony
by Anthony Woolhead
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Crankshaft connection bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Crankshaft connection bolt

Many thanks for your support guys, I cracked it, I found a chrome plated steel tube from an old vacuum cleaner, about 2'-6" long x 1 1 /2" dia. Over the end of this I fitted a huge 5' long x 35mm socket, which I bought to undo the nearside flywheel bolt. The 1/2" drive fitted nicely o...
by Anthony Woolhead
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Crankshaft connection bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Crankshaft connection bolt

I don't know what's happened to my last post, I can't find it so here goes again. Thanks for all your replies about crankshaft nearside bolt. I solved the problem by making a strap spanner from a length of 1" x 1" oak ( yes you've guessed it, I am a retired carpenter/builder) with a length...
by Anthony Woolhead
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Flywheel bolt
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

Re: Flywheel bolt

Thanks for your message Johnny. Would that be an AF spanner or perhaps a UNF? I don't want to get the wrong one.
by Anthony Woolhead
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Flywheel bolt
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

Flywheel bolt

Can someone tell me the correct spanner size for the nearside flywheel bolt, leader? It measures 1 3\8" across the flats. My spanners finish at 1 1\4" so I need to source one to fit. Any tricks to hold the flywheel would be appreciated. At present I am trying to make a strap spanner. Tony....
by Anthony Woolhead
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: leader rectifier, boffin required
Replies: 3
Views: 5692

Re: leader rectifier, boffin required

Thanks Simon, how will I know which wires go where?

Tony
by Anthony Woolhead
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Colours of general fittings
Replies: 6
Views: 5832

Re: Colours of general fittings

Hi Simon, my 59 leader had admiralty grey where yours has ivory. This included the brake pedal, rear mudguard and footrests. My handlebars are plain alloy. I cleaned them up and sprayed them silver just to tidy up. I have changed to ivory, much nicer. The handlebar cover should also be ivory. Hope t...

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