I just got a '71 A65 Lightning running after replacing the wiring harnesses. All the electrics work great, got a new battery, bike started on the third kick. But, it only runs with the choke on full. I thought I knew these Amals pretty well, I moved the needle up from top notch to middle to bottom, almost no difference. I have the idle screws out 1.1/4 turns. As soon as the choke is pulled up beyond the slide, it dies. It has new main jets and needles, 200 mains and the needles have the two lines on top.


Scott in Maine
1960 A7, future project
Trying to get a friend's A65 running.....