Ducati, Aprilia, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM all at mono motorcycles this week.

What a fantastic turn for the mono motorcycles and DJK Motorcycles Open Day on Sunday 24th March.

People rode from far and wide to support the event and to find out more about what is new at Mono Motorcycles and DJK Motorcycles Ltd.

Cattlebox Kitchen served over 100 breakfasts and served gallons of coffee/tea.

There was a wide spectrum of bikes and riders who attended the event. It was great to see some of our regular customers, followers, family and friends and lovely to welcome those who are newcomers to mono motorcycles and DJK Motorcycles.

We look forward to welcoming you all again on Sunday 28th April for our first breakfast club of 2024. Keep an eye on our social media channels and our website www.monomotorcycles.co.uk for all our latest updates and don’t forget, if you are looking for a new bike for 2024, head over to the DJK Motorcycles website at https://www.djkmotorcycles.co.uk/

This week has been dominated by diagnostic and wiring work, interspersed with service and repair work.

Aprilia RSV.

The Aprilia RSV joined us with an overheating fault. When we plugged in TEXA the Aprilia had several fault codes – Oxygen sensor fault P0130, Front cylinder open circuit, Rear cylinder open circuit, Oil pressure LED, Can line fault and when we ran the bike it was only running on one cylinder, hence why it was overheating. The next phase of the diagnostics involves physical removal of components to check what does and doesn’t need replacing and or repairing. This one is ongoing.

Ducati Diavel.

The Ducati Diavel joined us with a sporadic electrical fault which has eventually stopped the bike running. The diagnostics and physical assessment of the Diavel all point to a break in the loom. However, this is not as straight forward as it sounds as this means a physical assessment of the bike and some hands on diagnostics using testing equipment to trace where the bike is losing its power. This one is ongoing.

Suzuki GSX650X.

The Suzuki GSX650X joined us for a Full Service. When the bike was dropped off the customer asked us to check the rear tyre as it felt out of shape. He was right, badly out of shape. We were able to fit him a new tyre from our new stock and got his rear brake pads sorted at the same time.

Kawasaki Versys.

The Kawasaki Versys joined us for some post-sales modifications including crash protectors, fitting rad guards, heated grips, fork protectors and fitting a lowering kit. Another great sale from @ DJK Motorcycles Ltd

KTM 690 SMC.

The KTM 690 SMC would start but wouldn’t idle and when you blipped the throttle, the bike would cut out.

The bike had been to a KTM dealer and they said it needed a throttle body at £1800 fitted.

TEXA pulled a few fault codes mainly for throttle position and live reading showed no data back from the throttle sensors. A sweep with a multimeter showed both the TOS sensors working.

On investigation the throttle sensor and butterfly sensors were plugged into each other and the TPS sensor plug was plugged into the side stand!

Once they were all plugged in correctly and addition re-set, the KTM is back up and running correctly. All repaired for less than the VAT from KTM!

Kawasaki Bighorn.

The Kawasaki Bighorn has started its 6v to 12v transformation.

Daniel has stripped out the main wiring loom and replicated the main harness.  He has also cleaned up the switches.

Daniel has removed the old stator and replaced it with a VAPE electronic ignition and 12v charging system.

Now the loom is replicated (only loosely wrapped for fitting and testing purposes) he needs to fabricate a battery tray for the 12v battery and then fit the loom and test everything works.

Once he has completed the testing he will then wrap the loom and secure all of the connections. Then he will need to replace all of the bulbs to 12v. This includes changing the headlight to run on a 12v bulb.

MOT test centre update.

Having raised the funding for the MOT test centre, we have now paid the company for the MOT package. Once their project manager contacts us, he will be making the application on our behalf and once the application is in, it can take three months for the DVSA to approve and give the license.

In this time, Daniel and Katy will need to have their training. Daniel will be trained as an MOT Tester and Katy as an AE – Authorised Examiner as you must have two people running the one site.

Once that is done, we then have to wait for the DVSA to come out and sign Daniel off. This means they have to come and watch him complete an MOT and then and only then can we actually start offering MOT’s.

Events.

Breakfast Club is back in 2024 with brand new caterer Cattle Box Kitchen (CBK) on board.

CBK are based in Funtington village and only use the finest local ingredients in their breakfast muffin range.
Join us in 2024 for delicious breakfast’s, chat with us about motorcycle service and repair, catch up with friends or drop in for a pit-stop.

Our first Breakfast Club of 2024 is Sunday 28th April. We look forward to seeing you then.

For all your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or email us at info@monomotorcycles.co.uk