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by bh.sprint
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: MK 2 Ariel Leader
Replies: 31
Views: 6469

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: 6469

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: 6469

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: 6469

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: 1249

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...
by bh.sprint
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Front and rear hubs Ariel Golden arrow
Replies: 12
Views: 2518

Re: Front and rear hubs Ariel Golden arrow

Evening Kevin, The workshop manual does have a cross-section drawing of both the rear and front wheel, they are not totally clear but should help. Some riders use bearings with the rubber seals on each side so do not need to make sure the other dust keeper out seals are in as good a condition as was...
by bh.sprint
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: V5 needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1931

Re: V5 needed

Hello Ivor,
I've attached the page from the Cheval, I've managed to cut off the title but the text is OK.

Brian. H.
by bh.sprint
Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Ariel Leader Exhaust To Barrell Joint
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: Ariel Leader Exhaust To Barrell Joint

Hi Simon, My experience over the years with the threaded exhaust collars/ nuts is that they are not that good at sealing the exhaust pipe or holding it very securely. The lug on the pipe which fits on the foot rest seems to do most of the holding in place. I think the idea is that the chamfer on the...
by bh.sprint
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: V5 needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1931

Re: V5 needed

Hello Ivor,
Paul Jameson did an article on the procedure for getting a new log-book/V 5 in the December issue of the Cheval, now the local DVLA offices are closed.

I can scan a copy if you don't have access to the mag. article.

Brian.H.
by bh.sprint
Wed May 21, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: 6 volt versus 12volt
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Re: 6 volt versus 12volt

Hello Barry, 12 volts is a good up grade, the lights can be a bit brighter and if using a Boyer power box there is no need be to concerned about over charging and it has an emergency start facility. The electronic ignition does help to make the bike start easier, since it stays constant and does not...

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