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Forum: Airheads 07-03-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Rob Farmer
This stuff is the best cleaner I've come across...

This stuff is the best cleaner I've come across for aluminium, stainless etc. it's much better than solvol and leaves a protected finish http://www.meguiars.co.uk/shop/nxt-metal-polysh

Rub chrome...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By Rob Farmer
I'm running 33:11 on my 100/7 with a standard...

I'm running 33:11 on my 100/7 with a standard motor. No issues at all.


As above
If you're planning on a hack I'd leave the standard gearing well alone
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By Rob Farmer
Thanks guys! I sent them an email to ask for...

Thanks guys!

I sent them an email to ask for silicone seal on the glass. They can't do anything about the push button. They're also shorting the GPs lead to 10ft for an additional $10
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Rob Farmer
An automotive style relay...

An automotive style relay http://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/adjustable-delay-timer-relay-delay-on-or-off-12v-10a.html would be the simplists way to do it

The cheapest would be something like this...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By Rob Farmer
Should I have asked for those things before I...

Should I have asked for those things before I placed the order and paid?
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By Rob Farmer
I've just ordered one. I was looking at...

I've just ordered one. I was looking at Arkwrights at the weekend. Looks to be a nice piece of kit.
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Rob Farmer
I think you should know that suspenders have a...

I think you should know that suspenders have a whole different meaning in the UK. A middle aged guy wearing suspenders is going to get arrested pretty damn quick :D
...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Rob Farmer
40mm carbs as well so not a US bike originally....

40mm carbs as well so not a US bike originally. Could be Canadian or a British Import. No recirculation system either so it's not from mainland Europe. Harris caliper in conjunction with the other...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 869
Posted By Rob Farmer
How many times have we heard on this site that...

How many times have we heard on this site that carbs have been rebuilt only to find the diaphragms have split?

its bang on the money again at 4k? so my money goes on the diaphragms.

Who is this...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Rob Farmer
For me this remains one of the best, most usable...

For me this remains one of the best, most usable twin shock off road bikes. But! it needs a swinging arm extension.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By Rob Farmer
It doesn't really show in the photograph but...

It doesn't really show in the photograph but there's still fuel in there from months ago.

For some strange reason the floats sank because they filled with fuel but after being off the bike for...
Forum: Airheads 06-29-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,166
Posted By Rob Farmer
These guys are a few minutes from me and...

These guys are a few minutes from me and generally sort them out for 15 http://www.sep-kegworth.co.uk

There's bound to be someone local to the op
Forum: Airheads 06-28-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By Rob Farmer
If you have the White plastic floats they are...

If you have the White plastic floats they are prone to letting fuel in allowing the float to sink. I've had three fail on carbs I bought new a couple of years ago. I keep a spare on the bike.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By Rob Farmer
Apart from the Showa forks, keihin carb etc...

Apart from the Showa forks, keihin carb etc...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By Rob Farmer
People will snigger behind your back and small...

People will snigger behind your back and small children will point at you and laugh...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,986
Posted By Rob Farmer
Yamaha super tenere would be just the job. Has...

Yamaha super tenere would be just the job. Has the bonus of being shaft drive.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,890
Views: 324,612
Posted By Rob Farmer
I had one of those years ago. It was a lovely...

I had one of those years ago. It was a lovely thing to ride.

Picture taken in Yorkshire?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,700
Views: 412,384
Posted By Rob Farmer
I made a pleasant discovery this morning. I've...

I made a pleasant discovery this morning.
I've been running preload adjuster with the standard springs. It made things better but it was obvious I was still eating up 50% of the suspension travel...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,567
Posted By Rob Farmer
Id be talking to Talon to see if they have a...

Id be talking to Talon to see if they have a suitable hub. http://www.talon-eng.co.uk/product-type/hubs-wheels/
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Rob Farmer
The starter relay is Under the tank on the left...

The starter relay is Under the tank on the left hand side of the frame near the headstock. The starter cables enter from below. The terminals in the block will occasionally come loose preventing the...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,342
Posted By Rob Farmer
That's exactly what I was thinking when I read...

That's exactly what I was thinking when I read the first page.toping out at 60-70 is bang on the money for diaphragms.
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,139
Posted By Rob Farmer
I had a nightmare with conti trail attacks on my...

I had a nightmare with conti trail attacks on my 100pd. The rear felt fine but the front was terrible, didn't grip well in the dry and was lethal in the wet. A split developed across the width of the...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,464
Posted By Rob Farmer
Great Stuff Jakob! I've enjoyed following your...

Great Stuff Jakob! I've enjoyed following your build.

Fifth gear is a helical gear that sits against the engine side of the gearbox case. The bearing next to this is prone to failure.


I'm not...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Rob Farmer
You can run them without any Issues Dan. The left...

You can run them without any Issues Dan. The left pannier will just stick out a bit further.

I sometimes run the old style panniers on mine
...
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Rob Farmer
I Can't speak highly enough of them even from...

I Can't speak highly enough of them even from this side of the Atlantic. Great company to deal with. fast friendly service.

I'm sure it's just a glitch Bomb3r.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,139
Posted By Rob Farmer
Distanzias are being replaced by by Trailriders....

Distanzias are being replaced by by Trailriders. An improved tyre apparently. Developed for British roads (so they'll be good in the wet) http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorcycle/trailrider
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Rob Farmer
Do you mean the ally airbox with the plastic top?...

Do you mean the ally airbox with the plastic top?

If you do do you want the dimensions of the ally box with or without the plastic top?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,155
Posted By Rob Farmer
Great stuff! They were all pissed after the...

Great stuff!

They were all pissed after the first race with 10 more to go :freaky
Forum: Airheads 06-16-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By Rob Farmer
The senior race got a prime time TV slot last...

The senior race got a prime time TV slot last week. John mcGuiness was in fine form and was 20secs clear across the line.
...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By Rob Farmer
Mines as smooth as silk everywhere but it did...

Mines as smooth as silk everywhere but it did cost the best part of $4k for the engine build and all the parts :eek1

Crank, flywheel and clutch were balanced as well as the conrods. It's very nice...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Rob Farmer
There's a bit more to it than just plugging in....

There's a bit more to it than just plugging in. The wiring harness is completely different as is the indicator relay. You could chop the wiring about and get the indicators to energise but they need...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,961
Posted By Rob Farmer
Ferry crossing between Bulgaria and Romania with...

Ferry crossing between Bulgaria and Romania with Tony the crazy German

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Balkans%20and%20Turkey/P1020081_zpsfda6627b.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By Rob Farmer
http://www.moorespeed.co.uk/Content/Images/Level-2...

http://www.moorespeed.co.uk/Content/Images/Level-2-Pages/Moorespeed-BMW-R100GS-Marlboro-left-side.jpg
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,384
Posted By Rob Farmer
So am I after looking up sparkymoto cafe racer...

So am I after looking up sparkymoto cafe racer :puke1
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Rob Farmer
is it a genuine meter?

is it a genuine meter?
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,352
Posted By Rob Farmer
Cycleworks do a whole range of cost effective...

Cycleworks do a whole range of cost effective tools for airheads. Ideal for occasional users. Nice people to deal with as well.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,242
Posted By Rob Farmer
kev, The PAN is beautiful! :thumb

kev,

The PAN is beautiful! :thumb
Forum: Airheads 06-11-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,515
Posted By Rob Farmer
There was a batch that came out from Motobins a...

There was a batch that came out from Motobins a while back that broke up exactly like that, either straight away or in a very short period of time.

as a side issue

There's been an issue with...
Forum: Airheads 06-09-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,329
Posted By Rob Farmer
Just remember "Real" airhead riders have burn...

Just remember "Real" airhead riders have burn scars on the back of their hands from adjusting points next to hot exhausts. The smell of burning flesh, cursing and point adjustment go hand in hand on...
Forum: Airheads 06-05-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Rob Farmer
I'm running a john Deere gator headlight in mine....

I'm running a john Deere gator headlight in mine. Fits straight in and has a good pattern

I think they're around $65 in the States
...
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