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Forum: Airheads Today, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 99,049
Posted By Rob Farmer
Funny how you can quickly go off some people....

Funny how you can quickly go off some people. Just been out to put my chooks away for the night -1 here with snow on the ground. I've a new bike in the garage with less than 200 miles on the clock...
Forum: Airheads Today, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
It's getting cheaper all the time. You do need to...

It's getting cheaper all the time. You do need to ultrasonically clean at least twice afterwards.
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
I had a vapour blaster a few years ago. Amazing...

I had a vapour blaster a few years ago. Amazing bit of kit. Did a great job on anything I pointed it at.
Forum: Airheads Today, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rob Farmer
At least it's just the gearbox. Half a days...

At least it's just the gearbox. Half a days labour and a few new bearings (hopefully) I thought for a minute it was going to be something awkward to sort out.

I use a bearing splitter on the 1st...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rob Farmer
Of course it wasn't meant for you. I'd actually...

Of course it wasn't meant for you. I'd actually hit the quote on the wrong post!! One of the down sides of trying to post on a forum using an Iphone. There seem to be a lot of folks who haven't...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,760
Posted By Rob Farmer
You could buy the Harley and have 90% of the...

You could buy the Harley and have 90% of the riders on this site think of you as a limp wristed pansy or you could buy a Rocket 3!

At least the guys at Triumph have a sense of humour.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,489
Posted By Rob Farmer
What's this top trumps? I rode 6500 miles on...

What's this top trumps?

I rode 6500 miles on my 93 bmw 100pd on a stock seat. Didn't see a single ktm. Not sure what point you're trying to make?
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5,659
Views: 1,139,700
Posted By Rob Farmer
It's more than a cc upgrade. The 750 has gained...

It's more than a cc upgrade. The 750 has gained an additional balance shaft, the auto box has been re programmed for better changes and the gearing has been altered for lower revs at motorway speeds....
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rob Farmer
Apart from you nay Sayers in the usa the rest of...

Apart from you nay Sayers in the usa the rest of the world is getting on and enjoying the nc. Loads of after market stuff appearing for the range including a belt drive conversion...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rob Farmer
With limited success. I think they were all...

With limited success. I think they were all flawed in some way.

I loved the XLV750 but the delicate gearbox was it's downfall....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 959,509
Posted By Rob Farmer
Nope! Next!!

Nope!

Next!!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-27-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,489
Posted By Rob Farmer
Not if you actually want to get anywhere without...

Not if you actually want to get anywhere without braking down or tearing your arse to bits :evil

I rode to Scotland with a couple of Guys on 950 Adventures ( I was on an 1150 GSA) 75 miles in and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 270,859
Posted By Rob Farmer
I hate to break it to you Charles but it was 2009...

I hate to break it to you Charles but it was 2009 - 5 years ago!!

It was directly facing the BMW stand if I remember correctly and just down from this guy
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 270,859
Posted By Rob Farmer
A couple of old ones of my Mates Starfire ...

A couple of old ones of my Mates Starfire

1979 - acting the dick

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Starfire.jpg


A friends A10 - around 1980
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,174
Posted By Rob Farmer
I love a good understatement :D

I love a good understatement :D
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 99,049
Posted By Rob Farmer
He should try one of those monsters. I hear...

He should try one of those monsters. I hear they're pretty good.
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,516
Views: 99,049
Posted By Rob Farmer
8 deg c in the Midlands yesterday. Enjoy your...

8 deg c in the Midlands yesterday. Enjoy your snow fellas :D

Apparently it's on its way to us :cry

As a side issue I've had a persistent issue with pinging at 2-3k on my moorespeed engine. I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rob Farmer
:d

:d
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5,659
Views: 1,139,700
Posted By Rob Farmer
My 750 dct has just cost the equivalent to...

My 750 dct has just cost the equivalent to $10,200. I go green with envy when I see how cheap bikes and cars are in the usa. And we pay $8 a gallon for fuel.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,386
Posted By Rob Farmer
The problem with the dct is you get used to it. I...

The problem with the dct is you get used to it. I took my 100gs out at the weekend and wondered why it was lurching as I came up to a junction. Took a second or two to realise it was still in top...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Rob Farmer
Thanks Rob. It turns out its a krauser mkm 500. ...

Thanks Rob. It turns out its a krauser mkm 500.

Thanks for your help.
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Rob Farmer
Looking for some info on a 4 valve airhead engine

I know one of you learned gents will have something tucked away about this.

I'm after some info, links or anything at all to do with a 4 valve per head 500cc boxer racing engine fitted with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,489
Posted By Rob Farmer
I think we're all going to be in for a shock. ...

I think we're all going to be in for a shock.

It wouldn't surprise me if it was an nc750 derivative with off road oriented suspension and wheels. Now that would make a nice travel bike...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By Rob Farmer
There's an American supplier that makes a repo...

There's an American supplier that makes a repo with the pd front add on moulded in. Can't remember the company name in afraid.


Edit:- http://www.boxercafe.com/fendersBMW.htm
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-26-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,883
Posted By Rob Farmer
Depends which sub forum you're posting in. I...

Depends which sub forum you're posting in.

I love Buells but for every good one out there there are probably 3 bad ones. When they're bad they are a nightmare. Just taking the carb off one is a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Rob Farmer
Those bar levers are typically 1920's. The...

Those bar levers are typically 1920's. The exhaust doesn't look british.
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By Rob Farmer
Does it run ok?

Does it run ok?
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Rob Farmer
Bit of a long shot on a 40 year old bike but is...

Bit of a long shot on a 40 year old bike but is there a sticker on the frame cross member under the seat? There's usually a scheme colour on the bike in this area.

As Mark says the schemes are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-23-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,760
Posted By Rob Farmer
Being as I'm a nice guy! If bhart89 buys a bike...

Being as I'm a nice guy! If bhart89 buys a bike in the UK I'll thrash it round for a while and get it looking all used and dirty. Then he can ship it to the states :D
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By Rob Farmer
Vapour blasting every time for me ...

Vapour blasting every time for me

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Para%20Project/P1010713.jpg
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Rob Farmer
If you are serious on improving your brakes then...

If you are serious on improving your brakes then the handlebar master cylinder is the way to go. You will need a later rubber bar pad as well though.

This was my 78 after I'd fitted the bar master...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 313,044
Posted By Rob Farmer
That's exactly why I bought my ncx. I've still...

That's exactly why I bought my ncx. I've still got four airheads, the lowest mileage one has 90,000 miles on it so I wanted a modern equivalent as a mule, the nc fits the bill perfectly. Comes with...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 313,044
Posted By Rob Farmer
There have been a few. It went at 70Mph on a...

There have been a few. It went at 70Mph on a straight road. Fortunatly the shock caught on the frame tube so the back of the bike didn't hit the wheel. It was a scary moment though. The steel...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 313,044
Posted By Rob Farmer
I had a hagon snap on me a couple of years ago....

I had a hagon snap on me a couple of years ago. Swore I'd never buy another one.

I've just scored a nitron cbr600 shock on eBay. Will give that a go.
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,396
Posted By Rob Farmer
Alutight or similar would sort that out. ...

Alutight or similar would sort that out.

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or Durafix

http://durafix.com/
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,726
Posted By Rob Farmer
Boxer supplies have a selection. I'd avoid the...

Boxer supplies have a selection. I'd avoid the cheaper keihan style one though

http://www.bmwboxersupplies.com/exhaust-c-8.html?osCsid=6ucm9ibsaij70e830bu6u1cjs1
Forum: Airheads 01-19-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,233
Posted By Rob Farmer
Bit of a side issue but have you seen this...

Bit of a side issue but have you seen this Canadian company http://www.e-nproducts.com/products.php might be worth keeping an eye on to see if they do anything to suit airheads in the future.

Nice...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 313,044
Posted By Rob Farmer
+1

+1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,435
Posted By Rob Farmer
My new nc750x dct. Loving the bike ...

My new nc750x dct.

Loving the bike

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/nc750/d6dc6f6b2e7e98eeaf6ac22858d14b26_zps9b2f477d.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 313,044
Posted By Rob Farmer
Thanks mate I'll drop them a line. Postage to the...

Thanks mate I'll drop them a line. Postage to the UK and import duties may kill it. Roll on the trade agreement with the U.S.
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