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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 312,004
Posted By Rob Farmer
Matchless G15. Owned for 41 years and cost 345....

Matchless G15. Owned for 41 years and cost 345. He turned down my offer of 350 for it :D

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Misc%20bikes/Matchless_zpsy3xu424c.jpg
Forum: Airheads Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 983
Posted By Rob Farmer
I'll second that! In a hot headed moment a few...

I'll second that! In a hot headed moment a few years ago I punched a drivers side window out. The Police were not amused and it ended up in a world of grief and me in the local courthouse with them...
Forum: Airheads Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Rob Farmer
Looks like you have the wrong tyre size fitted. I...

Looks like you have the wrong tyre size fitted. I have one just like that but mines melted the sidewall of the tyre :D
Forum: Airheads Today, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 983
Posted By Rob Farmer
Due to an ageing population we are increasingly...

Due to an ageing population we are increasingly coming across old folk clogging the roads up and during at a fraction of the posted speed limits. A lot of the country lanes where I live are very...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By Rob Farmer
Ive an excellent SW Motech one on my NC. It has a...

Ive an excellent SW Motech one on my NC. It has a selection of adapter plates that just attach with QD fittings to allow the rack to be increased in size or fit a top box.
...
Forum: Airheads Today, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By Rob Farmer
Take the swinging arm out with the driveshaft in...

Take the swinging arm out with the driveshaft in place. Hold the bevel box vertical and lower the driveshaft down onto it. Makes it very easy to do.


Edit - missed aw's post earlier
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 05:11 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 191,475
Posted By Rob Farmer
Thanks IM

Thanks IM
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 191,475
Posted By Rob Farmer
Out on my Lovely 100GS this morning. I put this...

Out on my Lovely 100GS this morning. I put this bike together with these roads in mind and it doesn't disappoint. 81 100RS motor, Over size Moorespeed valves. 9.5:1 pistons and a 336 Cam for extra...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 384,117
Posted By Rob Farmer
Hi Dron, That's a good way to run in your...

Hi Dron,

That's a good way to run in your bike. Nice luggage on your nc as well
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,160
Posted By Rob Farmer
Why does that conjure up images of Homer Simpsons...

Why does that conjure up images of Homer Simpsons car?

http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/0/05/TheHomer.png/revision/latest?cb=20090908145331
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,135
Posted By Rob Farmer
Mine leak like a sieve but then I do ride in...

Mine leak like a sieve but then I do ride in British rain. Not the little showers you guys get. I wrap everything in carrier bags.
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Rob Farmer
I have a stencil cutter if you have suitable...

I have a stencil cutter if you have suitable artwork
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By Rob Farmer
Hey Bomb3R! You cant just bugger off and leave us...

Hey Bomb3R! You cant just bugger off and leave us in suspense you know. What's the crack with the clutch?
Forum: Airheads 05-20-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By Rob Farmer
The 100GS has ABS as standard :lol3 ...

The 100GS has ABS as standard :lol3

Seriously

I went from an 1150 GSA to a 100PD and only occasionally missed the GSA. If you are going anywhere you will only be travelling maybe 5mph slower...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rob Farmer
It's a sym xs 125 it's a bike not a scoot. To be...

It's a sym xs 125 it's a bike not a scoot. To be fair to it it's doing its job and taking him to his first job every day and will probably last him until he passes his full bike test or more likely...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rob Farmer
It's the metrology that lets these bikes down....

It's the metrology that lets these bikes down. They wear out in no time at all but are getting better as time goes by apparently. A neighbours son has what looks like a modernised Honda 125. I was...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rob Farmer
The description of the bike you want matches the...

The description of the bike you want matches the Honda nc700. You could buy new, fit some quality shocks and kit the bike out with some farkles for your budget.

There are quite a few of us who...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 384,117
Posted By Rob Farmer
Just fitted my new fuel carrier to the SW Motech...

Just fitted my new fuel carrier to the SW Motech pannier frames

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Honda%20nc/f4cde5ff80f7a696219f26f23e858807_zpswsd3sntb.jpg
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 153,899
Posted By Rob Farmer
Well known/documented issue so doesn't count.

Well known/documented issue so doesn't count.
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,048
Posted By Rob Farmer
I think they know it will break but have a good...

I think they know it will break but have a good sense of humour :lol3


Just pull the gearbox. It's not a big job and is a good oppourtunity to clean things up and lube the splines.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,081
Posted By Rob Farmer
I bought one in 89. If you kept it stock I'd...

I bought one in 89. If you kept it stock I'd agree with you but changing the front and rear suspension transformed mine.

That isn't me on it (obviously) its the only picture I have of the bike. I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 384,117
Posted By Rob Farmer
Thanks! I nice, quick way to turn off the...

Thanks!

I nice, quick way to turn off the ABS is needed then.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 384,117
Posted By Rob Farmer
How are other DCT riders finding the bikes off...

How are other DCT riders finding the bikes off road? I had a couple of fairly steep climbs today on shale and stone. No problem going up at all, the DCT is great for this but coming down was a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 384,117
Posted By Rob Farmer
Unfortunately by the time the Cogents arrive at...

Unfortunately by the time the Cogents arrive at these shores they aren't a cheap option.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,794
Posted By Rob Farmer
Agreed. That's a 120 laverda gets the vote...

Agreed. That's a 120

laverda gets the vote from me as well. As an ex Jota rider nothing on two wheels beats the sound of one on the overrun. Accelerate hard through the gears and then in third or...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 384,117
Posted By Rob Farmer
I know. I've been in touch with Maxton. When I...

I know. I've been in touch with Maxton. When I have a spare $500 to spend on the nc I'll fit their excellent fork conversion.

As a short term fix and to save the hassle of trying different spacers...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 384,117
Posted By Rob Farmer
Item 261680768999 - $35 U.S.

Item 261680768999 - $35 U.S.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,576
Posted By Rob Farmer
It looks like the Super Tenere with a spray job.!...

It looks like the Super Tenere with a spray job.!


Shame you boys in the Colonies wont be getting your hands on them...we'll let you know what they're like :evil
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 384,117
Posted By Rob Farmer
I've just ordered a pair of these on Canadian...

I've just ordered a pair of these on Canadian Ebay. Looks like a cheap way of bolstering the sag in the front forks.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzA4WDg1MA==/z/CRcAAOSwj0NUeb-z/$_57.JPG
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Rob Farmer
an 8mm shanked bolt with a nyloc nuts is a better...

an 8mm shanked bolt with a nyloc nuts is a better option.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By Rob Farmer
I bet Christmas is a laugh at you house ...

I bet Christmas is a laugh at you house

https://www.radioclash.com/wp-content/uploads/2005/12/bah_humbug-e1269152112652.gif
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 312,004
Posted By Rob Farmer
Boyer needed to do something. I've been a long...

Boyer needed to do something. I've been a long term fan of their micro digital units but the past two I've fitted have had curves that were nowhere close to the bikes they were fitted to.

I must...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 285,333
Posted By Rob Farmer
Just stumbled across some of my old pics ...

Just stumbled across some of my old pics

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Guzzi/RIMG0023_zpshguqg7e3.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,810
Posted By Rob Farmer
Personally I'd just pay for a dyno run. It costs...

Personally I'd just pay for a dyno run. It costs the equivalent to around $40 and completely remove the guess work out of it.
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Rob Farmer
Your putting a 1000cc BMW engine in a dneiper...

Your putting a 1000cc BMW engine in a dneiper :eek1 I'd get the brakes upgraded first.

Fitting the heavy flywheel in is easy but you will need the complete clutch as well. If you're pulling a...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Rob Farmer
Yep! just read the headline and try and give the...

Yep! just read the headline and try and give the OP a kicking :D
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rob Farmer
Its a Yamaha so is fair game. They were awful...

Its a Yamaha so is fair game. They were awful bikes anyway.
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Rob Farmer
So why are the Yanks the only people in the world...

So why are the Yanks the only people in the world to need dual plugging?
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 746,177
Posted By Rob Farmer
I hate to tell you guys but Cafe is so last year!...

I hate to tell you guys but Cafe is so last year!

Looks like hardtails are the next fad. Time to chop up those cafe machines. At least you save a few quid and don't need the expensive shocks.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Rob Farmer
A question for you guys. I was reading this the...

A question for you guys. I was reading this the other day and it mentions that the US and Canadian octane number are approx 4-6 numbers lower than the rest of the world. So all this winging about low...
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