I wonder sometimes why so many of us expect our AMAL
carbs to be immortal. I put it to you that this is not a reasonable expectation! If any other part of the engine is worn out, most of us bite the bullet and replace it. I doubt anyone at BSA
explained to AMAL
(Or Joe Lucas
or Smiths come to that!) that their instruments were required to operate for 40 or 50 years. If the pistons are worn out do we not replace them? Likewise with the big end bushes small end bushes and so on and so forth. We should rejoice that we can once again purchase new AMAL
carbs. This is not a state of affairs we should take for granted. Let's make sure the supply continues by supporting the people trying to run a business making them. Some of us spend thousands on our machines and then baulk at investing in new carbs. While I’m on my soapbox, when was the last time you replaced your air filter elements? Let’s take a look at those awful throttle cables too!