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It's October time again and that means it's nearly time for the Classic motorcycle mechanics show at Stafford on the 14th & 15th! We will be on our usual stand M24, just inside the main hall before the restoration theatre.
Spares will be available to purchase and our technical staff we be on hand to help with any of your enquires.
You can now follow us on Instagram @burlenltd. by clicking the link at the top of this page!
We are now stocking T-Shirts again! These are currently only available in black. The front
bares the AMAL logo whilst the back has an exploded image of a MK1 'Premier' Carburettor.
T-shirts are priced at £15 each and can be ordered by clicking the image.
Back in stock!!!
We now have a supply of 'New old Stock' T160 Throttle Slide Rods available to buy. The rods are £14.50 each + VAT and can be bought using the link below:
Once again we will be at Stafford this October for the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics show, with a wide variety of spares and carburetters available to purchase. So why not come along and visit our stand!
In addition this year we are celebrating 50 years of MK1 Concentic production and will have commerative T-Shirts available to buy at the show!
We are now able to supply air filters suitable for both the 600 & 900 series MK1 Concentric's! These are spin-on conical filters have a billet adaptor, chrome end caps, stainless steel mesh with washable element.
ABF 954 - 600 Series MK1
Overall length of carb & filter is 13.5cm from flange. The filter extends beyond the rear edge of the carb by 66mm.
ABF 956 - 900 Series MK1
Overall length of carb & filter is 13cm from flange. The filter extends beyond the rear edge of the carb by 60mm.
We now have in stock NIgel Clark's Classic Motorcycle Restoration and Maintenance book!
This book is a complete workshop guide to restoring and maintaining your classic British motorcycle. Covering the principles of restoration and maintenance, and therefore applicable across all post-war classic British marques such as BSA, Matchless, Triumph, Norton, AJS and Royal Enfield. This book covers everything from general maintance procedures to full engine strips and rebuilds - and essential resource for the home classic restorer.
We will be attending the 22nd Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Stafford this month. Our stand will be in its usual location just inside the main hall near the information desk. Staff will be on hand to help and a also a selection of carburetters and spares will be available for sale!
The AMAL Carburetter Company, (Burlen Fuel Systems Ltd), the world’s sole manufacturers of all genuine new AMAL Carburetters and spares, are pleased to announce to our trade customers the reintroduction of the 375 Monobloc Carburetter.
The new 375 Carburetters are made from Aluminium and come with “Stay-up” Floats and forged alloy hard anodised Throttle Slides as standard.
A new feature is the re-designed bottom Jet Nut sealing arrangement intended to stop leaks from the bottom of the Carburetter. The Carburetters have undergone a lengthy testing programme and are direct replacements for worn out originals.
3 sizes are available; 25/32”, 13/16” and 7/8” and the .1055” Needle Jet originally used by many of these Carburetters has also been re-introduced to complement them.
375 Carburetters were standard fitments on some of the most popular bikes of the 50's and 60's such as the Triumph 5TA, 3TA and Cub, the BSA Bantam and C15 and the Ariel Arrow.
• Lightweight Aluminium body for improved performance and durability
• Re-designed Main Jet Cover Nut and Jet Holder to reduce leaks
• Hard Anodised Throttle Slide
• “Stay-up” Float”
These products are available from the AMAL website www.amalcarb.co.uk, directly from the AMAL Carburetter Company via telephone on 01722 412500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Article taken from: Vintage Bike Magazine, Vol 2009-3, Summer 2012, By Dick Harris.
Trying out an AMAL Premier Carburetter, in real life.
"It appears that one of the most problematic things about keeping Brit Bikes running properly is the carburetors. The old Amals are prone to warpage and wear, not to mention fuel leakage, etc. Well, help is on the way! No, not from Mikuni or some other make, which will introduce problems of their own.
This hope is the new Amal Premier from the Burlen Company, which took over building Amal carburetors. I was fortunate to get a couple of these "premiers" from John Healy of Coventry Spares to give them a real world trial.
When they arrived...
We are extending our successful range of Burlen batteries to offer 12 volt and 6 volt batteries suitable for most Classic and many modern motorcycles.
The new batteries use Absorbed Glass Matt construction and valve regulation to provide a maintenance free battery with excellent performance and life. AGM batteries typically will self discharge 1% to 3% of their charge per month. The discharge rate of traditional lead acid batteries is around 1% per day!
The design of the valve regulation system means that the batteries can be positioned on their side if required, do not leak acid and do not discharge gas when being charged.
AGM batteries provide excellent cranking charge for electric starters, even in cold temperatures. Batteries are available for classic and modern motorcycles.
Information required for ordering:
The AMAL Carburetter Company, (Burlen Fuel Systems Ltd), the world’s sole manufacturers of all genuine new AMAL Carburetters and spares, are pleased to announce the launch of a new Lightweight Premier Carburetter in Aluminium.
As a further step in the improvement and development of their carburetters AMAL are now offering special light weight versions of their 600 Series Premier carburetters with the body and float bowl cast in aluminium. The carburetters include all the parts developed by AMAL for the Premier carburetter – hard anodised aluminium throttle valve, ethanol resistant Stay-up float, removable pilot Jet and aluminium needle valve and have been comprehensively tested on the road and have already clocked up several trials successes. Genuine AMAL jets guarantee accuracy and consistency of performance.
The carburetters are available with bore diameters of 20mm, 22mm, 24mm, 26mm and 27mm and both right-hand and left-hand versions are available. The aluminium carburetter offers a weight reduction of around ¾ lb over the traditional zinc alloy type.
The carburetters can be supplied to standard specifications or customised to suit individual requirements and are supplied with the usual two year AMAL warranty, backed by our technical advice service available to all AMAL customers.
Available now directly from the AMAL Carburetter Company via telephone on 01722 412500 or by email at email@example.com
AMAL have re-introduced the Type 16 “Standard” Touring twist grip, the popular choice fitted by leading British motorcycle manufacturers from the 1940s to the 1960s. The Twist Grip, which has a polished aluminium finish rather than the original chrome, is manufactured to a high standard using the original AMAL drawings to ensure accuracy. The correct Imperial sizes of threads and bolts ensure that the twist grip is ready for installation and should not require any additional fettling.
Most of the new Amal Premier carburetters are supplied with a pilot jet 622/502-17 which replicates the proportions of the earlier pressed in pilot bush. A range of alternative premier jets are now available from 622/502-15 up to 622/502-23 to enable the enthusiast to fine tune the pilot circuit.
14/249 a single and 14/250 a 90 degree double threaded banjo are now available from the AMAL Carburetter Company. The banjos are cast in aluminium with ¼” BSP threads for attachment of fuel lines and can be used with Type 302 and 504 float chambers, and bottom feed Type 14 remote racing float chambers.
The original AMAL Type 313 Double Rotor Positive Stop Twist Grip was previously manufactured from 1949 to 1967. Originally designed to meet the requirements of machines fitted with twin carburetters and supplied with optional positive stop for racing or sports machines, the Twist Grip is a faithful reproduction of the original, manufactured to a high standard using the original AMAL drawings to ensure accuracy. The correct Imperial sizes of threads and bolts ensure that the polished aluminium twist grip is ready for installation and should not require any additional fettling.
Now available to Norton and Velocette owners is the original "T" Bar fast idle throttle stop (RKC/603). They feature on our new 276 carburetters.
After many years of faithful service, we thought it was finally time to retire the old site and replace it with a slicker, more advanced website.
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