Cool new air cleaners for Amal

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El Skitzo
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Cool new air cleaners for Amal

Post by El Skitzo » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:00 am

After a 9 month wait from seeing the initial prototype through to final production, I finally have the first of the new "Slinky" air cleaners from Bench*Mark Customs out of Carlsbad California.

These little suckers are only 3-1/4" inches in diameter and 2-1/8" in depth, and screw directly only your Amal 900 series carbs. It's CNC machined aluminum two piece body, adapter plate with stainless steel perf metal, mounting hardware & a UNI Filter foam element.

Here's what the look like out of the box:

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And here's what they look like on my bike:
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Post by Thespis » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:38 pm

Hmmm, pity mine's got Mikunis on it .... they are very nice!
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Post by Prof » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:43 pm

Agree with Thespic... very fancy... good to see something a bit different.
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Post by Chainblock Dave » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:12 pm

Swwet and sexy!!!
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Post by drewseventyone » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:28 pm

NICE, bet they cost a bomb.

The more I look at it, the more I'm loving that oil tank too.
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Post by Ol Fart » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:14 pm

They, are beautiful.
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A custom bike or a chopper should be something that has had the original essence of its existence altered to project the skills, objectives and artistic vision of its creator so the viewer or “beholder” and the creator can be positively stimulated by the actual bold or sublime beauty of the bike. Both need to project an essence of suitability, practicality, function and righteousness that has no stand for mediocrity or aesthetic blasphemy.

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CARB CLEANERS,

Post by CustomMead » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:29 am

GOODAY! ALL!
NOW WHAT A BEAUTY, VERY NICE FINISH,IT'S
NICE TO SEE NEW THINGS ON THE MARKET, I SEE THE CLEANERS
HAVE AN INTERNAL THREAD, DOES'NT THAT MAKE IT EASIER TO
RUN UP AN ADAPTER OF SORTS ????????
THEY CERTAINLY LOOKS GOOD LOOKING DOWN PAST TANK-SEAT
VERY CLASSY.......



THANK'S FOR THE PICK'S
TIM. CUSTOMMEAD...
getitchangeit...

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Post by Bacca » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:17 am

Wouldn't mind something like that for me Trumpy America instead of the fake ones on it.

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Re: CARB CLEANERS,

Post by El Skitzo » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:08 pm

CustomMead wrote:I SEE THE CLEANERS
HAVE AN INTERNAL THREAD, DOES'NT THAT MAKE IT EASIER TO
RUN UP AN ADAPTER OF SORTS ????????
These MkII Amal carbs have threaded throats on them, so what ever you want to put on them needs to be threaded so as to screw onto the carbs.

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Re: CARB CLEANERS,

Post by CustomMead » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:25 pm

El Skitzo wrote:
CustomMead wrote:I SEE THE CLEANERS
HAVE AN INTERNAL THREAD, DOES'NT THAT MAKE IT EASIER TO
RUN UP AN ADAPTER OF SORTS ????????
These MkII Amal carbs have threaded throats on them, so what ever you want to put on them needs to be threaded so as to screw onto the carbs.

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G'DAY, "EL SKITZO"
WHAT I MEANT WAS WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE-UP ADAPTERS FOR THE CLEANERS TO FIT CARBS WITHOUT
HAVING A THREAD ON THEM ALREADY?? I HAD A BIT TO DO WITH
AMAL CARBY'S THROUGH THE YEARS MYSELF!! NO PUN INTENDED..
JUST A THOUGHT!!
SEEYA, TIM. CUSTOMMEAD.
getitchangeit...

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Re: CARB CLEANERS,

Post by El Skitzo » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:58 pm

CustomMead wrote:WHAT I MEANT WAS WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE-UP ADAPTERS FOR THE CLEANERS TO FIT CARBS WITHOUT
HAVING A THREAD ON THEM ALREADY??
Ah ok sorry.

Yes you can get these air cleaners to suit CV, Super E, Super B, Keihin, Bendix and Linkert 4 bolt, although they will be 4" diameter not 3-1/4" like for the Amal.
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Post by Thespis » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:04 pm

Hey El Skitzo

do you have any contact details for the maker? I googled benchmark customs with no success.

ta
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Post by El Skitzo » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:09 am

This is their blog
http://bnchmark.blogspot.com/

Their own online shop
http://benchmark.bigcartel.com/

I bought mine through Lowbrow Customs as I'm a regular with them
http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/
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Post by Flarris » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:19 pm

You could also try Wes at
http://dragstripracer.blogspot.com/
in Oz , Lowbrow are excellent as well, cheers.

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Post by Thespis » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:57 pm

Thanks all. I've been dealing with Lowbrow for a year or so now, but somehow missed these ;-)

:roll:
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