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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,349
Posted By airhead_irl
Fantastic bike. Best of luck with the new...

Fantastic bike. Best of luck with the new purchase ! I spotted your R65 on DD a dew weeks back. Did it stay local ?
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By airhead_irl
So what's the cure for this vacuum ? Airhead or...

So what's the cure for this vacuum ? Airhead or something else ?
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
I'm looking forward to that too !! I have only...

I'm looking forward to that too !! I have only had it out around the local area to make sure it was running okay. A longer rider is needed ! But the initial impression is very good - light, well...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
A poor phone camera pic from earlier. The...

A poor phone camera pic from earlier. The silencer/muffler needs to be angled up more (it's still not permanently secured).
...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
Ignition woes sorted !

Finally, glad to report that I managed to sort my electronic ignition issues on the NTX. Paul Crowe at C5 Performance managed to make up a kit for my NTX based on a similar kit that he previously...
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,101
Posted By airhead_irl
Drool !!!!!!

Drool !!!!!!
Forum: Airheads 04-04-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By airhead_irl
Very nice....and love the spoke wheels. Great to...

Very nice....and love the spoke wheels. Great to see how the bike evolved over the years. That fly screen looks interesting - any good ?
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By airhead_irl
The mufflers are wrong (they should be the Zuena...

The mufflers are wrong (they should be the Zuena cigar style).
Bikini fairing non-standard (might look good though with matching paint)
Aftermarket plug caps...NGK ? (The originals can be...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By airhead_irl
Absolutely fantastic pics and nice bike too !!...

Absolutely fantastic pics and nice bike too !! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By airhead_irl
I have used Bridgstone BT45s on my '82 R100 ever...

I have used Bridgstone BT45s on my '82 R100 ever since swapping out the Metzelers when I bought the bike years ago. I have no complaints with them. They are still made in the correct sizing, are...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 17,450
Posted By airhead_irl
I reckon so too. He looked very confident and...

I reckon so too. He looked very confident and turned in some great performances during the Sepang tests....he definitely seems to have upped his game from last season.
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,508
Posted By airhead_irl
Aaaaaaargh my eyes !!!!

Aaaaaaargh my eyes !!!!
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By airhead_irl
Very nice looking bike dude !! Well done !

Very nice looking bike dude !! Well done !
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By airhead_irl
I love my R100 (basic model) ! I've had an R1100S...

I love my R100 (basic model) ! I've had an R1100S BCR, R1100RT and R1150GS - these all came and went but I'd never sell the R100. It certainly feels older than the later generation BMWs but that's...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By airhead_irl
It looks like a recovered and reshaped saddle...

It looks like a recovered and reshaped saddle based on the original.
The altered shape doesn't look too pillion friendly at the rear !
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By airhead_irl
BMW and Guzzi......a man after my own heart !

BMW and Guzzi......a man after my own heart !
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7,774
Views: 2,981,018
Posted By airhead_irl
That is such a nice bike ! Kudos !

That is such a nice bike ! Kudos !
Forum: Trip Planning 03-05-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,467
Posted By airhead_irl
The best way to carry a knife in Ireland or the...

The best way to carry a knife in Ireland or the UK would be to store it
either with your camping equipment or with your tools. A knife will only
really be a problem if you are carrying it off the...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
I love the Postman....

Today these arrived and should keep me busy for a while:

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e307/zed_head/Moto%20Guzzi%20NTX%20650/20140227_145052_zpsce471c8d.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 69,840
Posted By airhead_irl
I've just read the entire thread over the last...

I've just read the entire thread over the last few days. Brilliant reading !!
Thanks for sharing and safe travels. Looking forward to the rest of your trip !!
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By airhead_irl
Amen to that ! 100% agree.

Amen to that ! 100% agree.
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By airhead_irl
Short of being on a track, I reckon a person...

Short of being on a track, I reckon a person would be hard pressed to scratch the rocker covers on the road surface regularly.
Not quite knowing what Styles is getting at specifically I reckon he's...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,525
Posted By airhead_irl
I have an '81 R100 and a good friend of mine has...

I have an '81 R100 and a good friend of mine has an '80 SP1000 - having been on long rides together over the years I can safely say that the Guzzi certainly isn't faster than the Beemer. The other...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By airhead_irl
I find BMWs up to the 1150 era to be fine - I've...

I find BMWs up to the 1150 era to be fine - I've owned quite a few and toured with them an never had a problem....ever !
However, I have never owned any of the 1200 era bikes due to the reasons you...
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
Hiya Precis, I've been in contact with this...

Hiya Precis,

I've been in contact with this guy today and he reckons he will have a new version of this in around a month's time. I think he stopped
making them for a while. I was ready to go...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By airhead_irl
This is the reply I got this today when I asked...

This is the reply I got this today when I asked if they are still trading:

Hello Mark,
yes, we do. But now the business is moving to a new owner, Please contact us in march again.
Best regards...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By airhead_irl
Volker's wife responded to my mail in January and...

Volker's wife responded to my mail in January and she said the business would re-open in late January. It seems that it did as the site was updated to show this. I have been looking at it lately for...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By airhead_irl
My kinda woman !!

My kinda woman !!
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,735
Posted By airhead_irl
I run the Hoske pipes on my R100. They sound and...

I run the Hoske pipes on my R100. They sound and look a bit sportier than
the stock pipes. I have them around 2 years now with no complaints.
They also have removable baffles but they tend to be...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By airhead_irl
I would be inclined to inspect the seal/gasket...

I would be inclined to inspect the seal/gasket again. How about where the hinges are mounted....could water enter in that area ?
I have the Krauser panniers which are different to yours so I'm only...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
Buy it.........I want NTX company !! :D I...

Buy it.........I want NTX company !! :D

I have no updates at the moment as I'm working on something else at present. However, I have sourced a bespoke electronic ignition kit in Germany that...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By airhead_irl
I have owned an R1150GS for a few years and it...

I have owned an R1150GS for a few years and it was a fantastic bike. When I was buying I was also considering a 1200 model. However, after speaking to a few owners that had 1200's and telling me of...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
Cheers Neil ! Still a work in progress.

Cheers Neil ! Still a work in progress.
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
Hi Roy, I completely agree: the current wiring...

Hi Roy,
I completely agree: the current wiring is most unusual.
The bike ran when I bought it. However, below 1200 rpm it seems to run on 1 cylinder. Probably due to weak spark.
At the moment I'm...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
That's what I was thinking last night when I was...

That's what I was thinking last night when I was reading your last reply.
Excellent, thanks ! My next port of call will be to Pete at Reboot Guzzi
for one of these base plates.



Cheers Bill !...
Forum: Beasts 01-09-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
Precis, Did you have any problems when fitting...

Precis,
Did you have any problems when fitting the Dyna S system as regards
fitting the new rotor to the cam ?
I found this paragraph below in another NTX thread:

"Dynajet UK had sent me a V65...
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
Good info ! I may have to check out the...

Good info ! I may have to check out the alternatives then. I have Ikons on the BMW's but they are expensive these days (well, relative to the price of the bike).
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
For anybody following this, the wiring as it is...

For anybody following this, the wiring as it is today:

Besides the main cranking battery, the bike also has these.....
...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
Will any 370 mm shocks be suitable ? I have...

Will any 370 mm shocks be suitable ? I have noticed that Triumph Thruxtons, Kawasaki Z1300 and some other bikes use 365 mm - 370 mm shocks. The NTX seems pretty light especially compared to the Z1300...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,467
Posted By airhead_irl
Thanks for your thoughts guys ! Precis:...

Thanks for your thoughts guys !

Precis: Thanks for the info on the Dyna setup. I have been looking at their
website and checking their stuff out. That may be the the best
option as regards...
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