Can Am to Royal Enfield, no two days are the same at mono motorcycles!
This week has seen plenty of variety in the mono motorcycles workshop, with a very international & diverse flavour.
On Monday, we welcomed ‘Tango’ the bright orange Honda CB500X to the mono motorcycles workshop. Tango joined us for new chain & sprockets & shortening of the side stand.
We also welcomed two Yamaha MT09’s to the mono motorcycles workshop. The first MT09 joined us for an interim service & fitting a new exhaust & the second MT09 joined us for a full detail & ceramic sealant.
On Tuesday we welcomed a stripped down Honda XL 100 to the workshop today to ascertain if we could convert the XL from 6v to 12v.
Daniel spent this afternoon repairing broken wires & trying to determine if the XL had a spark, before being able to test if there was enough energy to complete a conversion. As yet, the spark has not been forthcoming. Watch this space!
On Wednesday we welcomed back our customers Honda CM125 Cafe Racer. We are working on the Honda in stages, to enable our customers budget to be kept in check for him.
Daniel started to fit the exhaust which had been supplied with the Honda, only to find that some parts were missing & it was not an appropriate fit. Daniel continued fabrication, while the customer decides which stance he prefers for the exhaust when we can fit it. Daniel then made a tentative start on the wiring. The CM was a runner before the modifications, but now needs upgrading to be functional again.
On Thursday we welcomed our first Can Am to the mono motorcycles workshop. The Can Am Spyder RS-S joined us for a full service.
To ensure Daniel could gain access to the Can Am to service the bike, we had to roll the front two wheels up on the ramps & lift them simultaneously. The Can Am has a hand brake, so this stopped the bike from rolling backwards on its rear wheel. We also put a chock under there for security purposes.
Obviously unlike a 2 wheeled motorcycle, the Can Am body is based on the Ski-Doo & is produced by BRP.
The Can Am Spyder boasts –
ENGINE TYpe: Rotax® V-twin, liquid-cooled with electronic fuel injection and electronic throttle control
BORE & STROKE: 3.82 x 2.68 in. (97 x 68 mm)
POWER 100 hp: (74.5 kW) @ 7500 RPM
TORQUE: 80 lb-ft. (108 Nm) @ 5000 RPM
Friday we had a right Royal (Enfield) Day!
We welcomed back a Classic 500 for upgraded handlebars & an Enfield Bullet for Carb adjustment & oil change. It was noted that the Bullet running too rich & upon removing the carb it was found that the jet was a 220, whereas the original carb would have had a 110 jet! In this case we therefore believe to get the mixture right, we would need a 160 – 180.
On Monday we released our blog about the eCUB build completion. If you would like to read more about the eCUB, please follow the link. https://monomotorcycles.co.uk/honda-ecub-build-by-daniel-morris-proprietor-mono-motorcycles/
As always, for all your motorcycling needs please contact Daniel or Katy on T; 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or contact us through our contact page.