I've used the VMs for many years. Very realiable and just don't wear out like the Amals.
However, lately I've started using the JRC flatslide PWKs. They look at lot more like an Amal, better throttle reponse then the MIK and easier to tune. Quality is marginal.
Probably the best carb would be a Mikuni TM, but you would have to be innovative with the mounting and be willing to spend a few bucks on jetting parts to get it dialed in.
Last edited by motobob; 12-11-2012 at 01:09 AM.