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Forum: Airheads Today, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6,509
Views: 1,305,027
Posted By Rob Farmer
The gritty reality of Airhead ownership ...

The gritty reality of Airhead ownership

David Nimrod fettling his GS this morning

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Misc%20bikes/Davidandhisairhead_zps82f89cf2.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Rob Farmer
Theyre shite. We'll all take the piss out of you...

Theyre shite. We'll all take the piss out of you and small children will point at you and laugh.
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Rob Farmer
Easy Rider/Iron Horse magazines have a lot to...

Easy Rider/Iron Horse magazines have a lot to answer for.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb188/lrutt/1970%20Triumph%20Tiger/20140917_175006_zpsf4e59627.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 225,592
Posted By Rob Farmer
OOOooo! Lovely :tb

OOOooo! Lovely :tb
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Rob Farmer
Thanks paul

Thanks paul
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Rob Farmer
Apart from the output seal they are essentially...

Apart from the output seal they are essentially the same. never heard of a kickstart on a mono road bike before - not as standard anyway.
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Rob Farmer
Help with brake caliper ID - Could be BMW K100

Just stumbled across a pair of brake calipers in my stash but have no idea what they came off. Theyve been sat in a forgotten box for years.

108mm between the threaded mounting points and...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Rob Farmer
My folks still have one of those. Until recently...

My folks still have one of those. Until recently it was still on a shared line with the neighbours. You'd have a three way conversation with them and the neighbour when you rang them. In some ways I...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Farmer
My last rebuilt master cylinder lasted for weeks...

My last rebuilt master cylinder lasted for weeks after I fitted a rebuild kit. It then let rip in France dumping fluid down the side of the bike, cutting the trip short by several days.

It's great...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 54,023
Posted By Rob Farmer
Too late. The law suits started :lol3

Too late. The law suits started :lol3
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Farmer
The Trade group sell a phosphoric acid cleaner....

The Trade group sell a phosphoric acid cleaner. You get a gallon (British not the cheapskate american gallon) for around a tenner. http://www.tradegroup.co.uk/products/valeting/wheels-and-chrome/
...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Farmer
By the time you've bought a bottoming tap of that...

By the time you've bought a bottoming tap of that size a rebuild kit and a pile of molasses (what ever next!!) fucked and farted about you'll be up to the same cost as a new master cylinder.
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By Rob Farmer
Just for reference. This is my new Kahedo...

Just for reference.

This is my new Kahedo Basic seat. It seems to use a genuine BMW seat base

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Para%20Project/seat1_zpsedf777b7.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By Rob Farmer
If theres any sign of corrosion in the bore I'd...

If theres any sign of corrosion in the bore I'd bin it and buy a new one . Done a few over the years with limited success. If it's manky it's been chucked out for a reason.
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By Rob Farmer
RickA in the UK built this lovely bike using some...

RickA in the UK built this lovely bike using some trick parts. He went for the TAG swinging arm

http://ukgser.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=239688&stc=1&d=1378822493
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Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By Rob Farmer
Proff runs a standard gs tank and paralever seat...

Proff runs a standard gs tank and paralever seat on his g/s. I'm sure he just had to cut a section out of the seat base to allow it to clear the mudguard
...
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By Rob Farmer
I should have one today or tomorrow so will let...

I should have one today or tomorrow so will let you know

http://shop.kahedo.com/images/product_images/popup_images/50_0.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rob Farmer
Cars as well! theres no finer way to kiss...

Cars as well!

theres no finer way to kiss your life savings away

http://www.slateandstoneclothing.com/journal/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ferrari1.jpg
Forum: Airheads 09-15-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6,509
Views: 1,305,027
Posted By Rob Farmer
I agree completely and what a welcome change from...

I agree completely and what a welcome change from the crappy flat trackers and bobbers?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,232
Posted By Rob Farmer
Anytime! Nice description of the work needed...

Anytime!

Nice description of the work needed here http://www.britcycle.com/products/EasyCap/EasyCap_Condensectomy_Booklet.pdf
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rob Farmer
That's easy to say from the comfort of your nice...

That's easy to say from the comfort of your nice warm computer chair. At the side of the road on a dark, wet night miles from anywhere I wonder if you'd have the same bravado :D

This was mine. As...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 225,592
Posted By Rob Farmer
There were a few Daytonas left on the production...

There were a few Daytonas left on the production line when the factory sit in started, when production started again they finished them off with a mixture of Bonneville parts and sold them off...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rob Farmer
You my friend are a brave man taking on a bevel...

You my friend are a brave man taking on a bevel drive Ducati. I too once fell for the charms of a fiery Italian temptress only to have all my love and affection thrown back in my face. I left the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,232
Posted By Rob Farmer
Most magneto problems are down to the capacitor....

Most magneto problems are down to the capacitor. This is a really good idea

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTI2WDEwMDA=/$(KGrHqRHJ!4E-cZP0hCkBPpG)Ydt-Q~~60_35.JPG
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,232
Posted By Rob Farmer
I agree with Matty. Trials is the way to go....

I agree with Matty. Trials is the way to go. www.feked.com is a good source of parts

Good resource here --> http://matchlessclueless.com/resources/spares-lists/
...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Rob Farmer
Your bikes sitting too low at the front so my...

Your bikes sitting too low at the front so my guess is it's hitting the front bump stops.

A front end rebuild is in order I suspect.

This may help...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,232
Posted By Rob Farmer
Holy shit!!! What's happened to the poor thing?...

Holy shit!!! What's happened to the poor thing? Hopefully you'll do something a little more tasteful to it.
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By Rob Farmer
If you chop the frame tube out of the gs subframe...

If you chop the frame tube out of the gs subframe you won't be able to fit the paralever mudguard. The g/s mudguard is shorter which may be an issue if you're fitting a longer swinging arm. I'm...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 54,023
Posted By Rob Farmer
If it makes you feel any better Henry. This is my...

If it makes you feel any better Henry. This is my original pd engine...all scrap metal. Worn out at 90k with hardly anything within tolerance.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 54,023
Posted By Rob Farmer
http://www.tehcute.com/pics/201109/happy-baby-turt...

http://www.tehcute.com/pics/201109/happy-baby-turtle-is-happy-big.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Rob Farmer
Looks like this ...

Looks like this
...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,613
Posted By Rob Farmer
Victor, If you are struggling it may be...

Victor,

If you are struggling it may be worth talking to Steptoe (Neil) he's an independent BMW mechanic in London http://www.gsshop.biz/
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 54,023
Posted By Rob Farmer
My mates 81 r100 had a similar issue a couple of...

My mates 81 r100 had a similar issue a couple of years ago. Original valve seat cracked and dropped out. Bike had a genuine 30k on it. Fortunately the first he knew if it was the starter wouldn't...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Rob Farmer
Yep! looks like a layshaft one as well. Thats...

Yep! looks like a layshaft one as well. Thats going to cost you Mr.

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Airhead%20Gearbox/P1010610.jpg
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Rob Farmer
I run a Innovate MTX-1 in my S fairing. It just...

I run a Innovate MTX-1 in my S fairing. It just happens to fit the standard cut outs making for a neat install. I also have an Innovate LM-2. Both good bits of kit but if you run them on your airhead...
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Rob Farmer
Your best bet is to step up the main jet...

Your best bet is to step up the main jet initially and then possibly lift the needle. Without knowing where your jetting is at the moment it's hard to say but leave the needle where it is and step up...
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 54,023
Posted By Rob Farmer
You're really going through it with this one...

You're really going through it with this one Henry. There's nothing more frustrating and soul destroying than paying out hard earned cash only to have it end in disappointment. Really sorry to hear...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 225,592
Posted By Rob Farmer
76 Daytona ...

76 Daytona

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff38/R_Farmer/Triumph%20Daytona/DSCF0860.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 76,256
Posted By Rob Farmer
No That's Robbie. Post 5...

No That's Robbie. Post 5 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20407812&postcount=5
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 225,592
Posted By Rob Farmer
he's an Actor and doesn't actually ride the bike...

he's an Actor and doesn't actually ride the bike http://heartbeat.wikia.com/wiki/PC_Mike_Bradley

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qB2KkYArTE8" frameborder="0"...
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