A distinct Japanese motorbike theme this week at mono motorcycles
Sometimes our weeks are dotted with bikes from all manufacturers, however this week there has been a distinct Japanese theme.
Although Monday was officially a bank holiday, when you are self-employed it doesn’t really mean much as no one pays you to not be at work.
Therefore, we took advantage of the quiet & caught up with some paperwork, some parts ordering & Daniel got a chance to prepare the GSXR track bike ready for Silverstone GP in a few weeks’ time.
One of the tasks for the GSXR was to clean the injectors out again, after some issues with the old tank meant they were blocked.
Daniel has recently invested in a fuel injector cleaning kit from Motion Pro. Therefore, one of the services we can now offer at mono motorcycles is fuel injector cleaning. If your bike is running rough at idle or not revving out correctly, it could be that you might have a blocked injector. Check out our YouTube video for more information.
Contact mono motorcycles for more information about the injector cleaning service we provide T: 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 E: email@example.com
Honda CB600F Hornet
Up on the ramp on Tuesday we welcomed a Honda Hornet which joined us for some front-end upgrades including a KOSO LED headlight, KOSO digital dash, KOSO speed sensor & SHIN YO LED indicators.
Daniel began the transformation by removing the original front end light/dash cluster. He then had to modify the KOSO dash brackets to allow the dash to be fitted at an off-centre position.
Once the positioning for the dash was established, Daniel then turned his attention to the headlight. The new LED headlight needed to be fitted onto existing brackets. However, to get the right stance, this meant more modifications.
Once Daniel had modified the headlight bracket & re-welded it, it was sent off to powder coat for a fresh clean finish.
With the bracket at powder coat, Daniel was then able to turn his attention to the lighting circuit wiring loom. With the original headlight & dash removed, it was obvious that the original wiring was far too long & cumbersome.
Therefore, to ensure a clean & minimalistic finish, Daniel shortened the loom by about 6 inches to lessen the amount of wiring on display behind the new LED headlight.
With the new LED indicators fitted, Daniel had to install resistors to slow the LED flasher unit’s down.
The customer has more alterations planned for the Hornet with a new tail tidy on order, which once it has arrived, we will fit & change the indicators to match the front.
Sometimes things are not what they appear to be. On Wednesday we welcomed a Yamaha DT400MX to the mono motorcycles workshop. The DT having undergone a full restoration, including a new wiring loom, needed some electrical adjustments & assessments as things didn’t seem to be working quite as they should do.
Daniel had originally been tasked with wiring up the indicators, rear brake light, speedo & rev counter lights/backlights & to add an in line fuse on the positive battery line.
This should have been a relatively simple task, something Daniel has not seen before. However, based on the wiring diagram & the loom which had been fitted, nothing seemed to be working as it should do, nor did it seem to match. Upon further investigation, it was also found that the front bulbs were 6v & the rear 12v.
After a couple of hours of tracing wires, checking back to the wiring diagram & wondering why the loom fitted seemed to have quite a few wires with nowhere to go; Daniel finally checked against other wiring diagrams for the same brand & found that the one fitted in the bike was for a DT100, whereas this bike was a DT400.
Although this is not an issue as the crossovers are able to work, because Daniel was not aware of this in the first place, it created unnecessary additional work. Obviously, if he had known the loom was for a different version of the same bike, he would have been able to adjust accordingly. When we called the customer, the customer was not aware that the loom fitted was for a different model in the DT range either.
Daniel persisted with his assessments & rewiring of the lights, etc, but still things were not working properly.
Checking through the wiring loom again, he found that the indicators were wired round the wrong way, there was no power to the flasher relay or brake light switch & inside the main loom he found a broken wire which didn’t seem to go anywhere!
With new lightbulbs on order & an understanding of the many reasons for the originally identified issues now in hand, the wiring can now be completed.
Honda CBR1000 Fireblade
Up on the ramp this morning we welcomed back one of our regular customers Honda CBR1000 Fireblade. The Fireblade joined us for Annual Servicing & for us to arrange an MOT.
The gentleman who owns the CBR is so mindful of how booked up we can get, that he booked the CBR service way back in February.
If you know what time of year your bike service is due, we are able to make bookings months in advance to ensure your bike service schedule is kept up with.
mono motorcycles events
Our most recent breakfast club was another great success with lots of new faces & familiar friends alike.
We are already planning events for 2023 & are opening entries for our second Custom & Classic Bike show in June 2023. if you would like to enter your bike, then please do check out the event information below.
Its back! The second mono motorcycles Custom & Classic Bike Show is back on Sunday 18th June 2023.
Bike entries are Free!
Trade contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Best in Show,
Best Cafe Racer,
Best flat tracker/scrambler,
Best Modern Classic (any fully restored modern
Mini Mayhem (Fully restored
classic or custom under 200cc),
Best eBike Custom (fully electric motorcycle)