Big bike week at mono motorcycles! Rocket III, Z1000, Panigale, CBR1000
From the giant Triumph Rocket III Roadster to the Kawasaki Z1000, Ducati Panigale & Honda CBR1000! It’s been ‘Big Bike’ week at mono motorcycles!
Triumph Rocket III Roadster
The mono motorcycles workshop has been dominated this week by ‘Rosie’ the Triumph Rocket III Roadster. The vast 2.3ltr engine bike joined us for some “evil” modifications which were intended to set her apart from the other Rocket’s out there.
The first major change to the Rocket was the fitting of 16” ape hanger bars. To create uncluttered handlebars, the switchgear wiring was to be threaded through the bars. However, this proved to be a little more of challenge than expected, with the sharp angular 90° bend proving a stumbling block.
After an hour of fettling & some dextrous threading of other wires through the bars, attaching the switchgear wiring to them & pulling back through; the switchgear wiring was hidden snugly inside the new ape’s. New brake lines were fitted & the clutch & throttle cables were then extended to fit the new stance of the Rocket.
Our customer also asked if we could move the ignition switch, as it currently nestles deep in the nose of the bike & is quite tricky to access. Therefore & almost like it was meant for the job; the ignition was relocated to the LH side of the bike, inside a blanked off plug & the wiring re-routed.
The next big change was the replacement of the rear mudguard. The original mudguard swept over the back of the back of the Rocket, but the newly fitted shorter one, heightened the back end. The introduction of the new shorter mudguard meant the registration plate needed to be relocated.
Therefore, Daniel attached the number plate bracket to the top of the LH suspension & installed a new double rear light/brake light assembly.
The final process was to give the Rocket a thorough clean & detail. As matt or satin finishes are a bit of challenge, we used some of the Muc-Off Nano Cleaner to get the road debris off, snow foamed & soft clothed the bike, before using ACF50 along the under belly & the Muc-Off Matt Finish Detailer to bring the paintwork back to full lustre.
The Rocket III definitely has been transformed & now has a unique, “evil” & individual stance which will certainly stand out from the crowd.
Our other guests this week included a Kawasaki Z1000 which joined us for fork seal replacement. Once Daniel had started to drop the forks out, he noticed that one of the fairing bolts had been rounded off, so the first job was to drill out the rounded off front mudguard bolt.
Once off, the fork seals were replaced & then the front calipers stripped & cleaned as they had been binding.
Ducati Panigale 959 Corse
On Thursday we welcomed a Ducati Pangiale 959 Corse. The Ducati having been asleep for the winter, was taken out for a spin last weekend by our customer & he noted a fault light had appeared on the dash.
Following an interrogation with the TEXA Diagnostic, it transpired to be an oxygen sensor which had failed. Daniel has therefore replaced with new & the fault light has now gone.
Honda CBR1000 Fireblade
The last big bike of this week is the Honda CBR1000 Fireblade. The Fireblade owned from new, has been sat for about 10 years we believe & is now going to be transformed into a ‘comfy tourer’ with straight handlebar conversions, new pegs, major servicing & a host of other adaptions to transform the bike from Sportsbike to Sports tourer. Watch this space!
We are starting to see our diary fill up & are already booking well into May. If you are seeking motorcycle repair or servicing, please do contact us in advance to avoid disappointment.
We are still looking for trade for our Custom & Classic Bike show in June. If you or anyone you know owns a business aligned with the motorcycle world & would like to book a trade space at the event, please do email Katy on firstname.lastname@example.org
Furthermore, if you have a custom or classic you would like to exhibit at our show, please do let us know on the same email as above.
Our Breakfast Club season is just around the corner with our first one of 2022 being on Sunday 23rd April 9am-11am at the mono motorcycles workshop.
As always, for all of your motorcycling needs, please do contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or through our contact page.