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Singles / B40 new carb and timing necessary?
« on: 16 April, 2017, 21:21:44 »
I am currently 2/3 of the way through getting my B40 back on the road and I am close to trying to get it started.

Ive cleaned the carb and replaced the points and the fuel and oil system have been replaced where necessary and cleaned. New coil, HT lead and spark plug.

I was then at my bike mechanics garage picking up my Yamaha from an MOT and service and asked if he had experience in classic bikes. It transpires he is well versed on the BSA and upon discussing mine immediately advised that the original Amal carb will be shot and that I must install electronic timing/ignition. He very matter of fact said that the bike would never run properly unless the carb was replaced and new electronic timing. I feel I should believe him as he has worked wonders on my other bikes.

So do I ignore him and carry as planned.

Give it to him to do and get the bike on the road to enjoy for the summer.

Try and do it myself and if so what carb and what electronic ignition system do I buy???

Any help/advice appreciated.


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