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Re: replacing Mikunis with Amal, BSA lightning [Re: redrooster] #757574
11/30/18 1:22 am
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Red, got your PM, thanks! I'll check out Dime City!

Ok, got 'em bookmarked. One more question, if you don't mind: How do you keep the foam in place?





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Re: replacing Mikunis with Amal, BSA lightning [Re: Mark Z] #758007
12/03/18 9:17 pm
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Hi Mark,
Just cut the foam slightly larger than the metal gauze supplied and fit in front of the gauze,when the stack is pushed onto the carb it is held in position along with the gauze.,
Bit fiddly but probably 1/2 hour job. Cut well oversize first then trim.

Last edited by redrooster; 12/06/18 7:47 pm.
Re: replacing Mikunis with Amal, BSA lightning [Re: redrooster] #758765
12/10/18 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by redrooster
Hi all, the mik's came in a box with the bike when I got it so I have been riding with them for a while, judging by all replies I think I will persevere and get them right, sort out the mounting and all should be good. Been persuaded off of the Amals.

Your choice. I put Miks on my 71 A65. I really wanted Mk2 Amals, but the Miks were cheap so I went with that. Many jets changes later they work well. However, I only get 35mpg, where I used to get 40-45 with the Amals.
They can look very "trick," if that's what you're after, but they are relatively huge, space is limited, as are options for mounting.
FWIW: I'm going back to Amals on this bike. They might be junk-metal crap, but they fit the bike. Might not be as fast as the Miks, but if I wanted to go fast I would not be riding 45 year-old bikes.
Good luck with getting the jetting correct. laughing


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