The Classic Motorcycle

The wrong carburetto­r


First, let me say I really enjoy my copy of The Classic MotorCycle each month. Not just because my 1955 CB34 Gold Star was featured in your December

2014 issue, but because the publicatio­n is first class and I like old motorcycle­s!

In the latest issue, I was particular­ly interested in the story about the Rocket Goldie replica. Yeah, it’s a 650 twin (not my cuppa’) but still a sporty Beesa, and that’s always of interest to me.

However, a couple of times in the article the Amal carb was mentioned as a ‘Monobloc.’ Well, it wasn’t – the bike is fitted with some series (probably 900) of an Amal Concentric carb. I know it’s not a big deal but thought I’d mention in anyway.

The pictured Monobloc was on my Goldie when I acquired it in 1972. I’ve since fitted a 10TT9 since my engine was bench tested with that type of carb in May of 1955. Seemed appropriat­e.

The Rocket GS rep is great and from the article the owner is happy with it, as he should be. Again, this is no criticism of the magazine at all, just an observatio­n that I thought should be brought up. I’m really glad I don’t have to fact check anything anymore…

Keep up the great work and take care.

Ray St.Clair, Tucson, AZ, USA.

 ?? ?? The Amal Monobloc previously fitted to Ray St Clair’s Goldie.
The Amal Monobloc previously fitted to Ray St Clair’s Goldie.

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