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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 341,264
Posted By Rob Farmer
I can see why I feel right at home on the NC....

I can see why I feel right at home on the NC. Damned sure they were aiming at the airhead owners market when they designed them. Virtually identical dimensions, power output to my PD
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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 341,264
Posted By Rob Farmer
That's even more impressive than mine. Mines in...

That's even more impressive than mine. Mines in imperial mpg.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Rob Farmer
Just going back to the twin plugging. Doesn't the...

Just going back to the twin plugging. Doesn't the twin plug 1150 kill the lower plugs at higher rpm? Maybe the 1200 does as well.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Rob Farmer
Unfortunately they never stay like that for long...

Unfortunately they never stay like that for long but it's nice to have them shiny at least once.
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,704
Posted By Rob Farmer
Right! That was easily sorted wasn't it (only 7...

Right! That was easily sorted wasn't it (only 7 pages as well. Must be an Advrider record). The next task is to get the man a nice 65ls for not a lot of cash.
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Rob Farmer
Nice? ...

Nice?

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/airhead%20engine/db729bada86d2cf0521fd93f87056c11_zps3eb3fb81.jpg
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Rob Farmer
i spent a lot of money and a huge amount of time...

i spent a lot of money and a huge amount of time on twin plugging. All I ended up with was a bike that ticked over sweetly and picked up cleanly just off tickover. Apart from that there was no...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Rob Farmer
Twin plugging works against the bike at higher...

Twin plugging works against the bike at higher rpm.

I have a pair of Richies heads on mine as well as the 324 cam. It easily pulls into the redline in top gear making progressive power all the way.
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Rob Farmer
He has an uncanny habit of ringing me when I'm...

He has an uncanny habit of ringing me when I'm soaking in the bath...good job it isn't facetime on the Iphone :D
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Rob Farmer
I was running dellortos on my moorespeed but had...

I was running dellortos on my moorespeed but had a hint of pinking at 2-3k. I've gone back to bings. The pinking has disappeared completely proving it was my jetting and not the engine mods.

Just...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Rob Farmer
You need one of those high pressure cycle pumps...

You need one of those high pressure cycle pumps for pumping up shocks - they go to around 300psi.

Good shocks when they're new but do need to be rebuilt from time to time.

They definitely need...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5,748
Views: 1,180,227
Posted By Rob Farmer
Crazy isn't it? Once you've had a frunk there's...

Crazy isn't it? Once you've had a frunk there's no going back.
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,704
Posted By Rob Farmer
That sure is good scotch you're drinking. A...

That sure is good scotch you're drinking. A couple more and you'll be hugging everybody and telling us all you love us :1drink

:lol3
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,704
Posted By Rob Farmer
Henry, Just out of curiosity why are they...

Henry,

Just out of curiosity why are they rare in Boston?

Were the monos a big seller in the states?
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,704
Posted By Rob Farmer
The RS bars make it feel like you are riding with...

The RS bars make it feel like you are riding with your hands in a bucket. Very strange until you get used to.

Personally...the gearing on those mono RS is fine and is the same as any other 1000cc...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 341,264
Posted By Rob Farmer
Out on mine today and thought I'd do an...

Out on mine today and thought I'd do an economical run to see just what I could get. Zeroed the trip and mpg average and set off at a very steady speed, didn't exceed 60 and spent most of the 20...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,704
Posted By Rob Farmer
Run away as fast and as far as you can! Buy a...

Run away as fast and as far as you can! Buy a Honda and enjoy life. Only pain, suffering and a rapidly shrinking bank balance await the unwary in Airhead land.

If you can take the pain and...
Forum: Airheads 03-25-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By Rob Farmer
That's a common issue on the earlier 5 speeds ...

That's a common issue on the earlier 5 speeds

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Airhead%20Gearbox/P1010610.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 291,957
Posted By Rob Farmer
:tb

:tb
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Rob Farmer
In the uk it would be worth at least $1500 in...

In the uk it would be worth at least $1500 in that condition.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,501
Posted By Rob Farmer
You guys must have an equivalent to this site...

You guys must have an equivalent to this site http://www.anyvan.com brilliant way to ship anything about.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 291,957
Posted By Rob Farmer
That's a great looking bike. :clap

That's a great looking bike. :clap
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,355
Posted By Rob Farmer
Nobody rushes Tony Archer. I hope he's quicker...

Nobody rushes Tony Archer. I hope he's quicker with yours than most folks.

Looking forward to seeing it finished.
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,649
Posted By Rob Farmer
Ah yes! The inferior non pd model. ...

Ah yes! The inferior non pd model.





Just kidding Babbitt. Looks like a really nice bike :thumb
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,127
Posted By Rob Farmer
I wish I'd run the same test with the standard...

I wish I'd run the same test with the standard lights only.
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,127
Posted By Rob Farmer
I tested mine a few years ago...

I tested mine a few years ago http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=11346276&postcount=13
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 291,957
Posted By Rob Farmer
That is Red Marley. Started by Len Vale-Onslow in...

That is Red Marley. Started by Len Vale-Onslow in the 1920's

len was quite a charector and was still riding his own bikes when he was 100 years old
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 291,957
Posted By Rob Farmer
I remember Burton Bike bits having several of...

I remember Burton Bike bits having several of those in crates on the street. A returned shipment from Saudi I think they were.

That model was known as the Cardinal
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By Rob Farmer
I messed about with a thermal image camera a...

I messed about with a thermal image camera a while back.

It works well for balancing at tickover. Anything above that was a faff and needed two people

You can see the cylinder on the left of...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Rob Farmer
Just fit ate calipers or a drum brake. Absolutely...

Just fit ate calipers or a drum brake. Absolutely no chance of ever locking a wheel with those fitted :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,450
Views: 532,658
Posted By Rob Farmer
Just listen to the sound of the motus in those...

Just listen to the sound of the motus in those videos. I'd forgive a lot of technical detail for a bike that sounded that good.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 269,514
Posted By Rob Farmer
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/engli...

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/chuffed
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,270
Posted By Rob Farmer
I've recently bought an NC. The standard...

I've recently bought an NC. The standard suspension lets them down big time. budget for at least a quality rear shock and you will be very surprised how competent they are.

Motorway it will sit at...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By Rob Farmer
To a certain extent I'd agree with that. I...

To a certain extent I'd agree with that.

I was struggling down a narrow, steep, rough track on the coast in Southern Ireland years ago. I was riding a bmw K1 that had a very limited steering...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,183
Posted By Rob Farmer
Fisons? They used to be a big name in the town....

Fisons? They used to be a big name in the town. It's all changed now.
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,624
Posted By Rob Farmer
I don't get any ass on anything I ride so no...

I don't get any ass on anything I ride so no change there :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7,109
Views: 1,174,574
Posted By Rob Farmer
You gotta be from California. right? You...

You gotta be from California. right?

You need one of these http://youtu.be/pn_5dMHsCPE
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,624
Posted By Rob Farmer
Wouldn't it be funny if that was the new Africa...

Wouldn't it be funny if that was the new Africa Twin :D
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By Rob Farmer
Those disks were made by pfm Mark. There were...

Those disks were made by pfm Mark. There were lots of problems with them warping. Maybe that's why motorworks stopped selling them

Pfm are made by these guys http://www.thestopshop.co.uk
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,183
Posted By Rob Farmer
yep! We have a clutch of Chickens that were...

yep!

We have a clutch of Chickens that were supposed to have saved a fortune in eggs. We could have lived on gold plated, eco, organic eggs from the local farm shop until eternity with the amount...
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