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    Won't start? Plugs, then points, then petrol.
    Indeed. It has been stood for a while so I suspect the petrol has evaporated off in the carb leaving the oil so that will be off for a clean in any case.


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    Use 2T oil.
    I'll ask him to put in whatever oil I like the smell of.

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    And I'll probably put the right stuff in as you're probably unlikely to smell it from Hull........

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    And I'll probably put the right stuff in as you're probably unlikely to smell it from Hull........
    Can't you e-mail it to me?

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    And I'll probably put the right stuff in as you're probably unlikely to smell it from Hull........
    It would need to be strong to be noticeable there.

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    That's uglier than Taipan and Weeksy put together

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    Nice bike.

    A couple of Ariel specials have appeared in Classic Bike over the years. There was an Ariel Racer from October 2007. This bike ran a standard crankshaft, Suzuki RM125 conrods and Honda CR125 pistons. Apparently, the bore and stroke dimensions of 54 x 54 are the same as the Suzuki T20 and pre-1981 Yamaha TZs.

    Another bike featured was am Ariel 500-4 made by coupling two 250s together. This was in the July 2013 edition.

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    One of those was my Dad's first bike. He also had a Leader as well. He planted one can't remember which (the arrow I think) in the front of a morris minor via a head on collision. My Grandad got to the scene and seeing the car thought my dad would be dead or in a very bad way. Dad was perfectly fine though not even a scratch. My Grandad said "you won't do that again son will you"!

    Keep us posted on the bike and I'll send a link to me Dad he loves Arrows.

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    That is gorgeous

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    Thanks all.

    Now arrived and tucked away in the garage. I will be investigating over the weekend to see why it won't start. I have noticed some blackish oil under the exhausts so I suspect it's been badly flooded, together with petrol evaporating off the mix in the carb

    I suppose it's a bit like selecting a new pope although the smoke emanating from Soady Towers will be blue not white.....

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    I suppose it's a bit like selecting a new pope although the smoke emanating from Soady Towers will be blue not white.....
    Best to it at night so the environmentalists can't see it.

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    But I am an "environmentalist"......

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    Hmm, best keep your eyes shut.

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    Many a true word.....

    I've just been getting to grips with the Arrow, which in general is in good fettle and seems to have been cared for. I think it's going to make for a pleasant bike and look forward to having it up and running.

    But I can't understand how people can ride around with the wrong brake & clutch levers (making operation much heavier than it needs to be), incorrectly routed control cables compounding that error, electric cables cobbled together with blue crimp-on connectors (my pet hate), odd metric bolts here & there instead of the correct UNF ones which are very easily available.........

    All details which a weekend in the garage and a few quid can easily put right (and which task I am getting stuck into).

    Ah well, it all makes work for the (ex-)working man to do.

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