A ‘Triumphant’ week of Triumph’s at mono motorcycles
As we started last week, Daniel & Katy were still beaming from the turnout at our June Breakfast Club. Our best yet with over 80 bikes & many many breakfasts were consumed! Thank you everyone for all of your continued support, all the best, Daniel & Katy.
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Our first bike up on the ramp last week was a newly regenerated KTM Superduke 990.
The KTM joined us as a non start & was also in for a full service.
Following an extensive investigation which involved fuel change, all wiring checked, connectors checked, checked & changed spark plugs, removal of the tank, throttle bodies checked…Daniel had the following to say about the KTM conundrum:
“The KTM 990 Superduke had puzzled for a bit. It would fire for a second then cut out. The only fault the TEXA Diagnostics showed was a fault for fuel pump control. After checking I noticed that the spark was also cut, & that the fuel pump relay control from ECU would disappear after a few seconds. I then removed the headlight cowl, my suspicion was right. Tip over switch as in upside down!” Daniel Morris.
The first of our Triumph major services last week, was an immaculate Triumph Sprint GT 1050.
The GT has been well maintained & in this instance all of the valves were within tolerance.
The second of our 1050 Triumphs last week was up on the ramp on Wednesday.
The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 joined us for major servicing & Scottoiler fitting.
As part of the 12k major service on the Triumph single sided swing arm, not only do we do valve clearance check, caliper strip & clean, plugs, fluids, filters, etc; we also remove the eccentric rear wheel hub. The hub is cleaned & re-greased & grease is added to all the roller bearings, prior to re-assembly. The shock linkage is also removed & the needle roller bearings are greased in the linkage.
Daniel prides himself at being mindful & inventive when it comes to fitting anything to any of our customers bikes. The Triumph Scottoiler install to a 2015 Triumph Speed Triple was no exception. ”Set myself a little mission to see if I could hide the unit & plumbing. Therefore, I mounted the dispensing tube behind the chain guide with the feed tube taking the same route as the brake line with the bottle hidden behind one of the rear panels.” Daniel Morris
Our next Triumph on the ramp last week, was the pearl white Triumph Street Triple 675.
The 675 joined us for an interim service & throttle body balance. The TEXA diagnostic can check the throttle bodies on the new Triumphs (see photo). This does not apply to all makes & models of motorcycle.
We took a step back midweek & checked out just how many Triumphs we had in the workshop. How many Triumph’s do we need, before we become a specialist? Triumph 675, Triumph 765, Triumph Speed Triple 1050, Triumph Sprint GT 1050 & Triumph Trophy!
As we drew to the end of the week, we made an early start on Friday, as one if our regular customers R1 was found to have a flat tyre at the end of the working day on Thursday. After being recovered to the workshop & an early start Friday, he is now back on the road. ‘If anyone can, Dan @mono can!’
Our last guest of the week back in black & up on the ramp, was a Honda CBR1000 RR who joined us for a new body kit fitting.
The challenge was to grind out holes in the plastic to fit the R&G crash bungs. Rather than use a drill, it is better to grind the hole out, as this means it is less likely to shatter or split the fairing.
Monofest1 is now only a day away. A year’s worth of planning finally comes together from 10.30 – 4.00pm on Saturday 6th July at The Barleycorn Tavern, Nutbourne. Lets celebrate biking together safely & mindfully conscious of other road users & the quiet rural setting. Looking forward to a fantastic day!
As always, for all your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or contact us through our contact page.