Author Topic: Fueling issue 2006 Electra X 535 Amal 932 carb  (Read 72 times)

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Sigreen

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on: July 30, 2020, 03:18:14 pm
Hello everyone. Some advise on fueling please. I'm having some trouble setting up the carb on my 535 electra X. It has 220 main 106 pilot & needle on the lowest slot, wide pipe, cams. I can get the bike to start & idle, but it was revving up & down on tick over. I've cleaned the carb & it's better but running rich & can't seem to get it to balance. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Si


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Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 06:13:23 pm
Is that a new carb conversion or one that came with the bike? The stock carb was a Mikarb CV29 which, along with the stuffed-up lean-burn exhaust, was frequently junked by the Electra-X owners.

106 will be the needle jet, the pilot jet is a non-adjustable brass bush buried deep inside the carb unless it's one of the newer Amal Premier carbs. Is the throttle slide closing properly?

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Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 07:08:53 pm
Hi. It's not the stock carb. And yes, sorry it's the needle jet at 106. Yes, I stripped the carb again & cleaned the slide. It was better but still misbehaving. So I drained the tank, fresh fuel & cleaned the tap filter. And hey presto! It's even worse now🤣 rough as a bears arse, running richer & more smoke. Idle screw right in, popping & banging when you give a little throttle. What's next?


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Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 10:52:44 am
What I meant was, did you fit this Amal yourself or was it already on the bike when you got it? If you fitted it yourself was it part of a specific kit intended for the Electra-X or purchased separately?

Normal position for the pilot air screw is one and a half turns out. Popping and banging it the carb when opening the throttle? The slide is too lean, fit a richer one.

There's a thread running on Hitchcocks' forum where someone has also been struggling with an Amal Mk1 concentric, you might find it helpful.

https://messageboard.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10817

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