A distinctly Japanese & European flavour at mono motorcycles this week.
A distinctly Japanese & European flavour at mono motorcycles this week. Honda Blackbird, Yamaha TDM, Kawasaki ZZR1200, Suzuki SV650 & 3 BMW’s to complete the set.
On Monday we re-set the workshop following Jamie’s Art Showcase on the previous Sunday. What a wonderful celebration of this amazing man’s talent & even though the weather was bleak; we still had a great turn out for him. For more information on Jamie’s work & J.A.A Custom Paint, please see his Facebook page or our ‘Mono recommends’ page.
Once the workshop was ‘re-set’, we set to work with a full valve clearance service on the immaculate Honda CBR1100 Super Blackbird.
In this case, the Blackbird’s valve clearance check showed that all were well within tolerance & non needed replacing.
As part of a major service, we always ensure that we monitor other main areas of the motorcycle. In this case, we ensured the headstock bearings & rear shock linkages were cleaned re-greased, the chain cleaned & re-greased, in addition to the extensive list of mandatory checks & replacements required during a major service. Upon investigation the vacuum hose to the pressure regulator was found to be split & was therefore replaced.
Alongside the Blackbird, we welcomed a Yamaha TDM900 to the workshop for an interim service & to assess some running issues. The Yamaha’s revs were hanging up at 3000 revs on idle.
After removing the airbox & checking the TPS sensor was all OK, Daniel discovered that the choke pin was stuck. After freeing this off, removing the throttle bodies, stripping & cleaning them & setting the TPS sensor; the Yamaha was running as she should be.
The first of our BMW’s was delivered to us on the back of a recover truck on Monday morning, having broken down over the weekend.
Our customer advised us that the BMW C1 simply seemed to stop & when he had tried to start it, the battery appeared to be dead.
Upon investigation, the drive belt was discovered to have disintegrated & simply fell off the motorcycle when unearthed. Thankfully our regular supplier had one in stock & the C1 was on its way.
Daniel managed to get ‘Big Blue’ Kawasaki ZZR1200 , the latest addition to the mono motorcycles family of bikes, up on the ramp mid week.
Despite having a full service book stamped by Kawasaki, Daniel naturally wants to ensure she is to his standard & therefore set about commencing a full valve clearance check & began some minor modifications.
Our second BMW of the week, a BMW R1200 GS belonging to one of our customers, was brought to us as a non start. Following a full diagnostic sweep to ascertain if there were any underlying fault codes & testing the battery output; Daniel then identified that the starter motor was beginning to fail. Once we had discussed with our customer, he agreed to ere on the side of caution & get the starter motor replaced.
A Suzuki SV650 was brought to us as a non-start on Thursday. The customer advised that he had undertaken some minor wiring works, after which the motorcycle wouldn’t start. Daniel discovered that an immobiliser circuit had been damaged in the process. The wiring loom was repaired & the SV started first go.
Our final BMW of the week, the BMW R1200RT joined us Saturday morning for a full diagnostic sweep as part of the motorcycles ongoing service requirements & in advance of her being sold.
With the weather still being relatively unpredictable, we are all longing for warmer & longer days.
As always, for all your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or through our contact page.