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Author Topic: Amal Carb ?  (Read 1982 times)

Charro

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Amal Carb ?
« on: October 29, 2007, 10:26:43 PM »
Hello, when I bought my used 03 Bullet it came with the following mods, 30mm Amal MK1 concentric carb, and a Goldstar exhaust.  Amal  less that 2000 miles on it.

I belive I have the carb dialed in, got a nice tan plug. Starts 1-2 kicks, good acceleration.

Only problem is I cant get a smooth  tickover. Hear what almost sounds like a squeak from the pipe. When decelerating with throttle off, it feels like the bike surges.  Lean condition on idle?

Adjsuted the pilot screw some what, don't belive this model carb has a pilot jet.. Any help and advise is greatly appreciated.

Not willing  to give up this qiuck on the Amal and go Mikuni. The Amal just looks great on the bike.

Thanks Andy
« Last Edit: October 30, 2007, 01:46:26 AM by Charro »
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mtrude

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Re: Amal Carb ?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007, 12:14:46 AM »
Hello, maybe this site can help,
 http://www.jba.bc.ca/Bushmans%20Carb%20Tuning.html#REBUILD
Should be an set of articles about Amals and Mikunis on british bikes. Good luck, mtrude

Charro

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Re: Amal Carb ?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2007, 01:59:29 PM »
Mtrude, thanks for the link, just what I thought, no pilot jet, just a pilot orfice. Tried blowing it out with carb cleaner, link said that you have to ream out the crud. 

The bike is an 03 it had 1700 mile on the clock whe I bought it. That will tell you what the inside of the carb was like.

Thanks Andy
« Last Edit: October 30, 2007, 02:01:04 PM by Charro »
2014 Continental GT (on order)
2004 Triumph Sprint RS
2004 Triumph Speed Four
2001 Triumph Bonneville
2006 Triumph Scrambler
2010 Vespa GTS
"Tell me what kind of horse you want to ride. I'll tell you what kind of rider you are." (Old Mexican proverb)

mtrude

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Re: Amal Carb ?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007, 10:02:18 AM »
Hello, Carb cleaner is o.k., so is the compressed air for cleaning electronics, The best way is a blow gun and shop air from a compressor. Be careful when your digging out crud, you dont really need a bigger hole.Good luck, mtrude