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warm starting

Postby micheal.wright » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:20 am

I hope someone can help, on the ariel arrow 250.

The bike will .start first kick if it has been left for 3 months you can then ride the bike wherever you want once it is switched off and 20 minutes has elasped that will not go again until the next day,
When trying to start it, it has a good spark but the plugs are wet. Trying to cure this problem - it has had electicronic ignition crank seals another carb plugs and leads but the problem remains. It has been resprayed, new exhausts, and chrome it looks very pretty but I am so dispondant Im thinking of keeping it in the garden as a water feature. Any ideas?


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Re: warm starting

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:44 am

Maybe the hole in the petrolcap is blocked.

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Postby tony.barnett » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:45 am

Can't help with a diagnosis Michael but if you don't find any help here (its a relatively young forum and membership is growing) then maybe try the Leaders and Arrows Yahoo Group here:-

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ariela ... adergroup/

But if you do, please point them to this forum. the more the merrier:-)
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Re: warm starting

Postby robjameson » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:42 pm

I have only ever had this issue with a 2 stroke bantam! i found it to be the fuel evaporating from the carb when left warm. Try leaving the petrol tap switched on for a while until the engine cools.

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Postby Phil.Green » Wed May 11, 2011 8:58 pm

Arrows have a tendency to be reluctant warm starters. Assuming ignition timing is correct and plugs are correctly gapped: 1. Ensure petrol cap breather is clear and not obstructed when you sit on the seat. 2. Ensure the main and pilot jets are clear - have a GOOD look, I once found a human hair in a main jet, removed it and bingo! 3. If everything ok, tickle the carb, no choke, ignition on, 1/4 turn on the throttle, good kick and she should fire.

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