I'm having problems with my Ariel 3, and wondering if anyone can give some advise, or an opinion.
My ped starts up great, it will run for about 5 - 10 minutes, and then dies. It seems to simply stop running, and once it does, it becomes very difficult to get going. If I can get it moving at all, it will sputter along, and will only keep running if I use the chock.
I originally thought it may have been a fuel problem, and have cleaned the tank, fuel lines, fuel filter, and all petcocks. I have just rebuilt the carb, and have changed the plug, but still have this stalling issue.
I have also changed the "spark plug boot", but I notice the High Tension wire has been partially melted through.
This wire from the coil to the plug is the next thing I'm looking at.
My question is: would the melt point in the wire cause the bike to stop running once it heats up? The insulator on the wire has been melted through, and although I do not see any actual wire showing, I am wondering if this is the problem.
Any Ideas? Any suggestions?