Guys,This is great stuff- many thanks!I had one old time Brit bike guy suggest running 'straight 40' for my oil needs. Is that the stuff marked 'SAE 40' I see at auto places?No choke on this bike, just the tickler on the Amal and it's a good starter..though it's rough until warmed up. Should it be idling at 2000 or so?One owner's workshop manual called for NGK 'B8ES' plugs, which i was able to find and I hope these will work with the Boyer. All gapping specs were for the original points set-up....anyone running a Boyer in a 650 twin?
i hope to get the idling dialed in better as well. the bike starts very easily- it runs rough until it's good and warmed up..but i am a fan of the tickler, for sure.front brake is a bit dodgy- it shudders/pulses slightly- drum might be warped?i gotta sort the forks out some too- they don't seem to return that quickly..xStevexOnionville, CT
CJ,Thanks again for the valuable tips.The frame and forks are for sure from a '68 t120...and i think the forks and front wheel/brake are as well. When i hit the front brake, the forks 'dive' and don't return quickly, unless i bump the handlebars downward. I know the forks were honed, due to being dimpled from a previous owner using too long of a bolt to attach the front fender, and the bolt dimpling the fork tube in.
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