Got the battery on charge as there was no spark and battery was dead. Had the bike for a while now and have someone who wants to buy as long as I can get it started. Does it need the full 12 - 14 volts ? Is it a negative earth ? as there's a fuse on the neg wire. On the ignition switch is it on click to the right as it's a bit faded.
Strange I have a Continental GT 1966 and it is 6V + earth as Rohan said. If you have sparks it should start, floater the carb. kick start the bike and after switch the ignition on and kick it again, that's the procedure to fire them up. If not than you have another problem to invest.
OK I got my fire arrow to start, it took a lot of kicking to get it to go I ran it for a couple of minutes and shut it down then I tried to restart it and it took a lot of kicking and did not start again ( It fired multiple times ) then I gave up .. for now... I do not have a users manual , and I am wondering what is the starting procedure for the fire arrow (clipper) ? I do not know how to use the air control lever , is their a trick to use to start these ??? Thanks for the tips ,,
Thank you so much for the quick response Don, like I said I'm a newbie here and now I'm not sure what year my bike is ?? but the link you provided to me here with the manual is exactly what I needed, it has much more information than the manual I have does and makes more sense to me on my Lucas ignition, now I will go try to get the timing a little more refined so maybe it will start a little easier , then I have to figure out the starting procedure (what works best ) .. THANK YOU ..
Last edited by kip; 11/19/1512:09 am.
#626279 - 11/19/1512:30 amRe: Starting a Royal Enfield 250 Clipper
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YA HOOO .. my first ride today here in Minnesota sleet ,rain, a little snow and me and my FIRE ARROW down the road on our maiden voyage , IT was GREAT !!!!!!!! a couple of bumps on the float tickler , air lever on, a little throttle ignition off a kick or two , the turn the key on , air lever off , a little throttle , bring the foot kick pedal up in the compression stroke , give it a good steady kick and it comes to life as it should !!!!!!! now for a little refining , and some other tinkering , and I will be motoring , I'm sure I'll be back for more info as I go along ... THANKS for the info your manual download was the ticket , I am sure glad I found this forum you guys r the BEST... (now if I can figure how to down load a picture here) !!! :):)