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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 537
Posted By Rob Farmer
Pull the float bowl and look for ghostly water...

Pull the float bowl and look for ghostly water bubbles in there. They are prone to getting water in the tank if the seals worn. I drain my tanks once a year.
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
Richards advice to me was to buy used later...

Richards advice to me was to buy used later rocker arms rather than buying new. New later ones are probably made in China with with less quality checks in place.
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,059
Posted By Rob Farmer
Whaat!! No SS telling them they're doing it wrong...

Whaat!! No SS telling them they're doing it wrong :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 27,003
Posted By Rob Farmer
Old pic of me and the Mrs on the worst bike I've...

Old pic of me and the Mrs on the worst bike I've ever owned. Alternator collapsed while we were in France, loads of Gremlins with the bike, no space for two up riding, unbelievably bland machine and...
Forum: Airheads 12-14-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By Rob Farmer
Jeez! That's barely a challenge. Nothing an oily...

Jeez! That's barely a challenge. Nothing an oily rag wouldn't sort out. You should see the state of bikes we have to deal with.
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
:eek1 She's gonna blow captain!!! If...

:eek1


She's gonna blow captain!!!

If you can't see the difference Henry maybe you shouldn't be riding :lol3
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 92,022
Posted By Rob Farmer
http://deafpigeon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08...

http://deafpigeon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/norton-domiracer-2.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By Rob Farmer
They look like they're made from resin. I have...

They look like they're made from resin. I have Vespa and a guzzi Falcone models.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,233
Posted By Rob Farmer
The problem we have is the vast majority of bikes...

The problem we have is the vast majority of bikes are over restored and fetching ridiculous amounts of money. For those of us who want usable bikes for sensible money there isn't much about.

I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,233
Posted By Rob Farmer
:y0! Me Too! I'm not looking to...

:y0!

Me Too!


I'm not looking to profiteer but do want a bike for myself.

If you are looking for a turn a profit then I'll quite gladly help out.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
That's not pretty. This is pretty ...

That's not pretty. This is pretty

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Para%20Project/MooreSpeedValves.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 92,022
Posted By Rob Farmer
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Norton_Factory_Plaque_-_geograph.org.uk_-_386074.jpg
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Rob Farmer
Yellow lights used to be a requirement in France...

Yellow lights used to be a requirement in France but this stopped in 1993

If we travelled to France from the UK it was "The thing" with some folk to paint the headlamps yellow. In France they had...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 625
Views: 92,022
Posted By Rob Farmer
+ 1 These are the roads they were built for ...

+ 1

These are the roads they were built for

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/100RS/P1010486.jpg

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/commando4.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,233
Posted By Rob Farmer
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5337/9105677877_b2d...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5337/9105677877_b2d58d73d6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eSCYNa)Fly Low (https://flic.kr/p/eSCYNa) by Stay True Prod. (https://www.flickr.com/people/49497217@N04/), on Flickr
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,567
Posted By Rob Farmer
Great pictures Charles. Long range fuel auxiliary...

Great pictures Charles. Long range fuel auxiliary fuel tank on there as well.

were trying to persuade Glynn Roberts to post some of his 80's airhead travelling shots.

He's got some good ones on...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,201
Posted By Rob Farmer
Kev went for a Pretech...

Kev went for a Pretech http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=574752&highlight=pretech

Thats the way I'll be going for my Project bike http://www.pretech.co.uk/
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7,165
Views: 1,435,991
Posted By Rob Farmer
11 ridge Gaitors!! You can't possibly have...

11 ridge Gaitors!! You can't possibly have survived this long riding a bike with 11 ridge gaitors on those Aussie roads.
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
Ok. See what you mean now :thumb

Ok. See what you mean now :thumb
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
The 336 dyno printout with the dip was running a...

The 336 dyno printout with the dip was running a big standard gs exhaust.

This is a standard gs, with a fuelling problem, also running the standard exhaust but with the standard 308 cam. Nice flat...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
Chris, Missed this the other day. I use...

Chris,

Missed this the other day. I use hilltop motorcycles in earl Shilton.
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7,165
Views: 1,435,991
Posted By Rob Farmer
A cold morning for the East Midlands monthly GS...

A cold morning for the East Midlands monthly GS meeting. Brightened up by one of the guys arriving on this BAMW GS. Looks better than the Mono original in my opinion.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
henry, Sounds good to me and I'd be...

henry,

Sounds good to me and I'd be interested. What are you using Arduino or PIC?

I always used an old DOS based program for PCB's (EasyPC http://www.numberone.com/)

I'm a Controls Engineer...
Forum: Airheads 12-06-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
Its never going to happen!! :D

Its never going to happen!! :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,233
Posted By Rob Farmer
Brit bikes are fetching a premium over here and...

Brit bikes are fetching a premium over here and there are companies making a decent amount of money buying bikes in the states and shipping them back. A few years ago it was decent high value...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,842
Posted By Rob Farmer
I'm fixing an engine at the minute that had that...

I'm fixing an engine at the minute that had that failure. Motoren Israel made a nice job of repairing the oil pump housing after the shrapnel passed through it....
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By Rob Farmer
Nice trophy! I'm with Danedg and it being...

Nice trophy!

I'm with Danedg and it being bore related

I had a problem with a 100/7 that had stood for a while. Moisture had got into the bore and corroded a small amount of the bore. The...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By Rob Farmer
This was an issue on the mono g/s when they were...

This was an issue on the mono g/s when they were fitted with the paris dakar kit

There's a small bracket that limits the steering stop enough to prevent the indicators hitting the tank - parts 12...
Forum: Airheads 12-04-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
Effectively completely pointless and irrelevant...

Effectively completely pointless and irrelevant post for this discussion :lol3

An honourable pastime that I frequently indulge in.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,264
Posted By Rob Farmer
Nice work and thanks for taking the time to post....

Nice work and thanks for taking the time to post. We Brits always appreciate you guys taking the time to take care of our heritage...we'll be over soon to collect them :D
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By Rob Farmer
I have a few with purolater and s few with this...

I have a few with purolater and s few with this brand part numbers or the same for both
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 255,184
Posted By Rob Farmer
Guzzi Nick on this site has a sunbeam. He did a...

Guzzi Nick on this site has a sunbeam. He did a write of his trip to Switzerland on it.

Lovely machines and regarded as a gentlemans motorcycle. They don't have a sunbeam owners club they have a...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Rob Farmer
If you want to improve the charging on your Ural...

If you want to improve the charging on your Ural get in touch with Tarka on the forum he fitted a Mitsubishi alternator to one of his, all very neatly done and a big improvement...
Forum: Airheads 12-03-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
The main reason I use a dyno is to get the...

The main reason I use a dyno is to get the jetting right at the top end. I've an air fuel gauge that gets everything else dialled in once the top ends right but it's just too dangerous doing max...
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rob Farmer
Obviously the rubber head inserts the key to it...

Obviously the rubber head inserts the key to it all :D
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rob Farmer
I've just re read this (should have done it in...

I've just re read this (should have done it in the first place)

That a hell of a BHP boost from just pistons and cam. Do you really think this is a realistic achievable gain without serious head...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,855
Posted By Rob Farmer
If it's really, really stuck then you are going...

If it's really, really stuck then you are going to have to spring the frame to cut the stud then push the remains out in a press
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,220
Views: 80,237
Posted By Rob Farmer
The problem on my Moorespeed is down to running a...

The problem on my Moorespeed is down to running a standard ignition with the moorespeed heads, pistons and 324 cam. I need less advance at the bottom end. No need for twin plugging. The engines only...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,855
Posted By Rob Farmer
Wd40 is useless apart from dispersing water...

Wd40 is useless apart from dispersing water (unsurprisingly)

Plus Gas is the best thing...
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,406
Posted By Rob Farmer
Very nice! Cool bike!

Very nice! Cool bike!
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