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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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    My weekend was sadly optimistic and the Arrow is turning out to be a substantial container of wriggly things.

    Quite apart from the cosmetics, I've discovered bodged metric fastenings into UNF / UNC threads, prop stand fitted by a retarded gorilla who bent the bracket as he didn't understand how it was supposed to go together despite having Ariel's superb workshop manual. The piston bosses were so worn the gudgeon pins were rattling inside them (apparently this is known as the "death rattle") so a rebore / + .020" pistons is now in progress. I suspect this is why it "wouldn't start" - or rather, why the vendor didn't want it to. Wiring is full of horrible crimped pre-insulated connectors. On close inspection, paintwork & chrome far worse than my superficial check showed.

    It's my own fault as I'd sold it to myself on the basis of the photos, and after a 3 hour drive persuaded myself it was OK. Still, there are good bits.......

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