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Forum: Airheads 05-01-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By airhead_irl
I'm planning a trip for a few weeks...

I'm planning a trip for a few weeks time.....still debating whether to use rolls bags or the BMW panniers. The exhaust side pannier sticks waaaaay out ! They are the Krauser type of pannier.
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By airhead_irl
Tesch panniers, hmmmm never heard of those before...

Tesch panniers, hmmmm never heard of those before ! Any good ?
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By airhead_irl
I've heard that too. In fact, the NTX's handling...

I've heard that too. In fact, the NTX's handling really surprised me when I first took it for a long ride.
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By airhead_irl
Hey, thanks ! For sure it is a nice region....

Hey, thanks ! For sure it is a nice region. Although, the sun does certainly help !! It's magical when the weather is in accordance.
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By airhead_irl
Yep, a native Corkonian ! Well done for...

Yep, a native Corkonian ! Well done for spotting/recognising the places.
I'm not surprised with the obsession - they do get under the skin. What did you have ?
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By airhead_irl
Good question Neil. I have the NTX on the road...

Good question Neil. I have the NTX on the road just over 12 months now. And the GS just a little over a month on the road. So right now, it's all about the GS. I'm planning to hit Europe in late May...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By airhead_irl
From a recent trip on the GS....

From a recent overnight trip in south-western Ireland (Cork/Kerry) on the GS with a Yam Fazer 1000 for company:

...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By airhead_irl
Hahaha !! I love that one !! Brilliant Bill. :D

Hahaha !! I love that one !! Brilliant Bill. :D
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By airhead_irl
The Secret Confessions of a Boxer addict.....

Well, it all started after owning some steeds from the Land of the Rising Sun (Z900's, a KZ1300-6, Yamaha XTZ750s) and then a Triumph Sprint RS 955i. This really was a great all round bike with a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-29-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,312
Posted By airhead_irl
That's a great find !! Interesting to see how...

That's a great find !! Interesting to see how they perform.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-29-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,312
Posted By airhead_irl
The shocks are fine, no complaints at all. Now,...

The shocks are fine, no complaints at all. Now, they are no Ohlins but for the money, they are great. I think Triumph Thruxton owners view them as an upgrade for their bikes over the original...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
I agree about the ultrasonic cleaner Rob. I was...

I agree about the ultrasonic cleaner Rob. I was lucky in that there was one where I work and they were throwing it away because the on/off switch was broken. It just stays on but I only need to plug...
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
Problem solved - cleaning the carb(s) along with...

Problem solved - cleaning the carb(s) along with new seals and slide needles, plug caps and wires has it running just like it was meant to ! Happy days.....:D
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
That's what I'm certainly hoping Bill !

That's what I'm certainly hoping Bill !
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
I replaced the needles and needles jets as...

I replaced the needles and needles jets as maintenance. Those holes that Rob mentioned are awkward to get to with the compressed air gun I was using but I blew them out the best I could after...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
Well now that's the thing......the carbs were not...

Well now that's the thing......the carbs were not removed for the compression test. With hindsight, I know they should have been. There's 95k kms on the bike now so maybe it would be a good move to...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
Cheers Boxerboy. I had the atomiser out last and...

Cheers Boxerboy. I had the atomiser out last and cleaned it after the bits above. The carb is assembled for now until the new pieces arrive in the post to replace the old needles, choke gasket,...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
Yeah, I have this part on order too so that will...

Yeah, I have this part on order too so that will be replaced along with the needle.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
Even considering that the GS has a lower...

Even considering that the GS has a lower compression engine at 8.5:1 ? The mileage is 59k miles.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
I've ruled that out by trying another pair,...

I've ruled that out by trying another pair, cheers. Checked the gap and also measured the coil and leads so hoping this carb cleaning will resolve the issue. I've also since ordered new needles and...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,029
Posted By airhead_irl
That looks nice !!

That looks nice !!
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
Ok, thanks for pointing that out. I (incorrectly...

Ok, thanks for pointing that out. I (incorrectly !) assumed that the wear is usually further down the taper. In that case I guess new needles and needle jets are the way forward......
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
Okay, the carb on the right hand side was removed...

Okay, the carb on the right hand side was removed last night. Here are my findings:

The diaphragm - this looks fine when inspected under microscope - no tears or holes and the rubbers feels good....
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
I removed the carb tonight to clean it...

I removed the carb tonight to clean it ultrasonically in work tomorrow (I will do the other in a day or so). A quick inspection showed the diaphragm to be good but I may inspect it under...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,029
Posted By airhead_irl
There's two designs of y-pipe. I believe the...

There's two designs of y-pipe. I believe the variant with the equal pipe length in the one to go for. The earlier type did not get great feedback. I think Rob Farmer on here compared stock vs earlier...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
Very interesting. I'll will check this out. I'd...

Very interesting. I'll will check this out. I'd love an easy fix like that ! I'm told the diaphragms have been replaced by a previous owner but it's certainly worth verifying.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
Bill, your response is much appreciated. I hope...

Bill, your response is much appreciated. I hope to inspect the carb later this evening/tonight. I have access to an ultrasonic cleaner so this should aid with the clearing of the transfer/tranition...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
The best way I can describe it is that the engine...

The best way I can describe it is that the engine feels like it's misfiring between idle and 3000 rpm. Now, if I pull the throttle cable on the left hand carb, the revs rise nice and smoothly (as is...
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By airhead_irl
R100GS - sick on the r/h cylinder

Hi guys,

My (new-ish to me) '91 R100GS is running a tad crap on the right hand cylinder. From idle to ~3000 rpm there is a stutter/roughness present. Timing is okay, valve clearances set, new...
Forum: Airheads 03-23-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By airhead_irl
Have you checked Motorworks in the UK ? They sell...

Have you checked Motorworks in the UK ? They sell component parts for these Krauser boxes.
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,448
Posted By airhead_irl
Brilliant story and really brilliant photos !...

Brilliant story and really brilliant photos ! Safe travels.
Forum: EMEA 03-14-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By airhead_irl
+1. I find the detail on the Michelin maps makes...

+1. I find the detail on the Michelin maps makes them far superior and only use Michelin maps now.
Forum: Airheads 03-14-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,100
Posted By airhead_irl
Never underestimate the powers of the Honda 90...

Never underestimate the powers of the Honda 90 !!! :D
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By airhead_irl
Some great ideas there guys ! ...

Some great ideas there guys !
ScreamingChicken: which top box do you use on that rack ?
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,101,930
Posted By airhead_irl
Us Scottish and Irish have similar thing Kam !!!!...

Us Scottish and Irish have similar thing Kam !!!! :rofl

That R1 looks like it belongs in paddock/parc fermé........with a blue paint scheme, you could change your name
to Valentino or Jorge !...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-06-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5,536
Views: 1,101,930
Posted By airhead_irl
Kam, me auld flower, maybe 'tis time to invest in...

Kam, me auld flower, maybe 'tis time to invest in these rider pillion grips - you can ride pillion while Sarah pilots the bike:

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,995
Posted By airhead_irl
For sure, the open face style leaves the face...

For sure, the open face style leaves the face vulnerable. However, I am not sure your statement about the full face being safer in ALL situations is correct. Accordingly to some study (I read this...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,737
Posted By airhead_irl
I'm freezing already looking at those photos !!

I'm freezing already looking at those photos !!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,995
Posted By airhead_irl
As an open face rider, I'll keep myself low in...

As an open face rider, I'll keep myself low in here and not draw comment.....:D
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,919
Posted By airhead_irl
My way of thinking too ! :D

My way of thinking too ! :D
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