All makes and models of motorcycles catered for at mono motorcycles
Despite it being a very wet fortnight, this hasn’t stopped a wide variety of bikes coming into the mono motorcycles workshop.
Let’s take a look at some of the bikes we have welcomed through our doors in the past two weeks.
On Monday 6th November we welcomed a Honda VFR 1200 for an Interim Service and to assess the front brakes. On the initial test ride Daniel noted just how difficult it was to turn. Back at the workshop he found that the front tyre was completely out of shape, the front wheel bearings were worn out, the front brake pads were on the metal and the calipers were quite sticky.
Once we had a conversation with our customer and he authorised the additional repairs we were able to make the bike road worthy and safe once again.
Also up on the ramp on Monday we welcomed a Kawasaki Versys 650. The Versys was with us for Major Servicing. Thankfully in this case all of the valve clearances were within tolerance. However, whilst the service was in process it was discovered that the water pump is leaking. It was also found that the number plate light was not working, the rear brake switch needed adjusting and the rear brake pads needed replacing.
Once we had discussed the additional work required on top of the service, our customer authorised the additional parts and work.
Once the water pump repair kit and pads arrived, we were able to get the Versys back together and back to her owner.
For all your motorcycle service and repair requirements, contact Daniel and Katy on 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or email us at email@example.com
First up on Tuesday we welcomed an immaculate 70 plate Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX for Interim Servicing. For all modern motorcycles we also carry out a TEXA UK diagnostic to check for fault codes and all motorcycles are road tested.
We noted during the service that the front tyre was 7psi too low and the rear tyre 4psi too low. This may not sound much, but even the smallest amount of tyre pressure loss can affect handling and if left unchecked can make tyres go out of shape and decrease handling further.
Always check the psi in your tyres if you are heading out for run, making sure the tyres are cold when you check the pressure. Warm tyres will give a false reading as they expand when warm.
If you are uncertain of what the tyre pressures should be for your make and model of motorcycle, refer to your owners manual or handbook.
If you are concerned you may have a puncture, slow puncture or you have noticed your tyres are too old or out of shape, we can source tyres overnight and fit the very next day.
Oaklie then moved on to fitting a set of tyres on a Triumph Tiger 900 GT and Daniel turned his attention to the installation of the new indicator switches and headlight on the Honda CB450.
The wiring on the CB450 is starting to show it’s age and most of the wires having been worked on several times in its 50 years of existence don’t match anything on the wiring diagram.
We had some lovely classic and custom bikes with us on Friday.
The Yamaha FS1E returned for the next phase of work including a new clutch, battery and to assess and repair an oil leak.
The Suzuki GSX-R 750 which we have been fully restoring this past year went out on its maiden test ride yesterday. Just need to adjust the clutch as it feels a little snatchy.
We welcomed back a Yamaha XS750 Custom which we undertook a full motogadget rewire on a few years ago. The XS has undergone a full strip down, engine cerakote and rebuild this year and now back together doesn’t seem to be charging.
We were back in black today!
On ramp 2 we welcomed back the stunning BMW R nineT for servicing, handlebar change, foot rest change and a new battery.
On ramp 3 we welcomed a BMW K1200S for cam chain tensioner replacement and fuel tank float replacement.
It was a day of motorcycle electrical fault finding on Tuesday.
First, we welcomed a very tidy Triumph Daytona 600 with an intermittent LCD dash fault.
For no rhyme or reason the LCD dash would just disappear. Based on the explained behaviour of the bike, it is possible that there is a live feed fault.
Unfortunately, as is the case sometimes we were unable to replicate the fault in the timeframes we were working to. Therefore, this bike has been returned to the customer with a couple of options attached. One option is to re-book the bike at a time the customer does not need it for a week and spend the time putting the bike through a series of tests to get it to replicate the fault. The other option is to remove the wiring loom and track down the live feed fault in real time.
The Suzuki GSX750 had been dormant for three years and the wiring loom had been attacked by a mouse. The customer had managed to repair part of the loom, but the bike would not start. As the wiring loom was so damaged, we suggested to the customer that it might be a better plan to source an intact second-hand loom. Our customer agreed.
Under Daniel’s guidance Oaklie cleaned up the second-hand loom, re-greased all the connectors and replaced the loom into the GSX750.
Once fitted the bike would turn over, but had no spark. Daniel then repaired a wire in the loom and running on a remote tank, the bike started and ran.
The main focus on Wednesday a Full Service on a Kawasaki Z750. As part of the service we also had to address the seized calipers identified a couple of weeks ago when the bike had new tyres fitted. We were unable to get the calipers apart at the time and the bike was re-booked.
When Daniel took the calipers apart Tuesday evening to soak them to free them off, he also found the pins seized and the seals had failed. Therefore, seals were put on order, but would not arrive until Thursday.
Brakes. Looking after your brakes is an essential safety feature of motorcycle riding.
As part of the caliper strip for the Kawasaki Z750, Daniel had to drill out the pins and once the calipers were apart they were ultrasonically cleaned.
Once dried the calipers were fully serviced and new brake pads fitted. Our customer should now notice a considerable difference in brake performance.
On Friday morning we welcomed a Moto Guzzi V7 850 for its first service.
Remember, we can service your motorcycle even if it is still under warranty. As long as we use genuine parts your warranty is not affected.
ONE MONTH TO GO! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Tickets are on sale now for this years Charity Christmas Quiz in aid of SERV Wessex Blood Runners.
Doors open at 7.00pm, quiz starts at 7.30pm.
Small licensed bar and amazing raffle with incredible prizes.
Tickets are £5.00 each and all proceeds go to SERV Wessex Blood Runners.
Tickets can be purchased at the mono motorcycles workshop or over the telephone. T: 01243 576212. Purchases made over the telephone will be left at the door on the night.
Gather your teams (recommended 6-10 per team) and join us for a great evening. Quiz categories will cover general knowledge, general motorcycle themes and Christmas.
You don’t need to be a biker or even own a bike to enjoy this great evening.
Breakfast Club 2024
Breakfast Club is back in 2024 with brand new caterer Cattle Box Kitchen on board! We are so excited about this new collaboration and are really looking forward to the mono motorcycles breakfast club season in 2024!
Why wait until spring to service your motorcycle? Book in with us during the winter months and you will be road ready as soon as the warmer weather returns!
Contact Daniel or Katy for more information or find out more at our website.
T:01243 576212 /07899 654446 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep your hands warm this winter with our motorcycle heated grip options.
DAYTONA 4 stage integrated switch heated grips £95 + Fitting
JMP 5 stage heated grips £70 + Fitting
All of our heated grips are wired to go off with the ignition.
For more information contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576212 /07899 654446 or email us at email@example.com
For all your motorcycling needs contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576212 /07899 654446 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org