Built Magazine feature, holiday & a busy mono motorcycles workshop
After a very relaxing week off in the New Forest with plenty of forest & beach walks with Sprocket & Axle; we are back in the workshop this week ready & raring to go!
HOWEVER…..You must have been living on the moon to not see our social media posts & excitement at being featured in Built Magazine Issue 36!
We are absolutely delighted with the outcome of the article & thank the Built team for featuring us in their great publication.
We would also like to thank Derek for lending us the XJR, Olly for lending us the Honda CB750, our Enfield customer for lending us his Custom Chrome 535 Continental & Tom for lending us his ‘Monster’ eCub which all feature in the Built Magazine article.
We welcomed the Ducati 1098 to the mono motorcycles workshop before our holiday. It was originally booked in to assess & fix an issue with the lights & the dash whereby they would all go out after about 1-2 miles of riding.
It was only upon receipt that we also discovered the Ducati had a running fault, which sounded like either the timing was out or it was not running on all cylinders.
Under investigation, Daniel found that the main relays for the Ducati were faulty, in particular the headlight relay which was badly corroded (see photo)
As part of the process, Daniel also replaced the dash back light relay, fuel pump relay & main relay to avoid any other issue arising. The Ducati, having now been collected by the owner, will now have to continue it’s journey elsewhere, as the tools to check compression are not standard.
It was definitely a Japanese theme at the mono motorcycles workshop today.
On ramp 1 we welcomed the missile that is the Suzuki GSXR 1300 Hayabusa which joined us for a complete brake overhaul including new brake lines/pads & a new chain & sprocket kit.
Upon test riding, the rear brake wasn’t doing much & you can see why! There was so much corrosion in the seal seats it evicted the seals out! The calipers were completely stripped & were then put through the ultrasonic bath!
Once the calipers had been ultrasonically cleaned, they were rebuilt using all new seals & pads.
On ramp 2 the Kawasaki ER6f which was with us the week before last, re-joined us as the customer’s pass light had failed. Daniel replaced the switch gear to ensure all of the wiring was working correctly.
Another busy day at the mono motorcycles workshop.
Daniel had the Suzuki GSXR 750 up on the ramp for chain & sprockets, the Kawasaki ZZR1400 joined us for battery assessment/optimate charge lead fitting & Gary was laying out & testing our next Honda eCub kit ready for when the Cub frame comes back from paint this weekend.
They say variety is the spice of life & no more so than the mono motorcycles workshop today.
Daniel began work on the Honda Shadow Bobber. The Shadow having been customised over the past few years, has started to blow the main fuse after being ridden for about an hour. Initial findings point towards a dead short in the wiring, but more investigation is needed.
The Malanca Vispetta returned to the ramp today & starts a very unique conversion journey! Watch this space!
Charity Christmas Quiz
Tickets are now on sale for Charity Christmas Quiz in aid of SERV Blood Runners. Tickets are £8 & can be purchased at the mono motorcycles workshop or over the telephone.
The Quiz takes place on Friday 3rd December 7-10pm at The Pallant Centre, Havant. All proceeds from the ticket sales & the raffle will go to SERV.
Our last Breakfast Club of 2021 is Sunday 24th October from 9am-11am. Join us for a chance to catch up with friends, drop in for a pitstop. Tickets for Charity Christmas Quiz will be on sale too.
As always, for all your motorcycling needs, please do contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or contact us through our contact page.