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by bh.sprint
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: fuel tap help needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1835

Re: fuel tap help needed

Hi, Attached a picture of the parts which make up the Ariel Leader/Arrow tap. The forked valve part which is the one you want/need, is the one which I use in the Leader taps. I don't have any spare at the moment, the ones I have are all destined to fit into the taps which are on order. I will be mak...
by bh.sprint
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: MK 2 Ariel Leader
Replies: 31
Views: 5278

Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

I've only done a few miles so far but the engine is running OK, with a fair amount of torque in the lower revs. I reached a speed of 40 to 45 mph for a short time but generally I'm taking it easy letting the engine run freely. The temperature gauge works OK, its only connected to the off side cylind...
by bh.sprint
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Ariel Bantam at the National Motorcycle Muesum
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: Ariel Bantam at the National Motorcycle Muesum

Here's a bit more of the story, I'll post the rest when I can find them. The scan is not very clear but it's just readable

Brian.H.
by bh.sprint
Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: MK 2 Ariel Leader
Replies: 31
Views: 5278

Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

A bit more progress on the instrument panel, the warning lights need wiring up but it's starting to come together. The speedo connected and almost ready for a longer road test.

Brian.
by bh.sprint
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: MK 2 Ariel Leader
Replies: 31
Views: 5278

Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

A bit more progress on the MK 2 Leader, the temporary front mudguard in place and the forks painted. Wiring nearly done
but still quite a few smaller items to sort out.
by bh.sprint
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: MK 2 Ariel Leader
Replies: 31
Views: 5278

Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

Hi Roger, I like the look of the Leader with a fairing on . The more I see it the more it seems to look OK but it takes a long time to get it fitting right and then there are all the joints between the fairing and the original metal panels. I'm coming over to Shirebrook to collect the wheel some tim...
by bh.sprint
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: MK 2 Ariel Leader
Replies: 31
Views: 5278

Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

Hi Steve, The MK 2 was only ever a drawing by the Ariel drawing office and I bought a copy of it at an annual rally some years ago. One has been made already but was sold to someone else who may or may not keep it in it's present form. This one has Honda pistons and alloy barrels with a longer co-ro...
by bh.sprint
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: MK 2 Ariel Leader
Replies: 31
Views: 5278

Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

Hi Roy, The side panels are in fibre glass with a white gell coat. I will eventually need to paint them ( I intend to paint them silver but may change my mind if it does not look right ) but I'm trying to get all the other bits done before finishing some of the cosmetic jobs. The engine works out at...
by bh.sprint
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: MK 2 Ariel Leader
Replies: 31
Views: 5278

Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

The MK 2 Leader, a bit nearer to completion. A few electrical items and the front wheel/mudguard/fairing screen and smaller items to sort out.
by bh.sprint
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Rod kits
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Rod kits

Evening David, Replacement con-rods with new big ends and little ends used to be available from DRAGS. There are some modern con-rods available which can be made to fit the Arrow/Leaders but they either need new crank pins making or the flywheels boring out to take the bigger pins, which all = expen...

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