FZR, Dragstar, Trophy, Firebolt, ZX12R all catered for at mono motorcycles
As we all start to unwind for another extended weekend & the forecast seems to be relatively fair for us all; mono motorcycles & vehicle security have seen another busy & diverse week. From huge developments with the FZR & Triumph Trophy, servicing a 1100 Dragstar, Kawasaki ZX12R & Triumph Sprint ST, to a full engine strip on the Buell Firebolt XB12R; we’ve pulled some late nights this week to ensure our customers needs are met.
The Yamaha FZR Exup Genesis, which has been fully regenerated, finally fired up on Monday after a full engine strip. The list of parts alone is a testament to how labour intensive this kind of regeneration work can be:
Clutch (clutch cover gaskets)
Slave cylinder overhaul kit
Fork stanchions & seals
Head stock bearings
Wheels powder coated:
Exhaust gaskets x 4
Seals for carbs
With the newly powder coated wheels & the paint work being machine detailed as the FZR comes together, the motorcycle has been transformed form the sorry sight we saw when we collected her in snowy February.
The Triumph Trophy 650 wiring loom has thrown a view curve balls at us this week, with the switching mechanism springs causing the fuses to short out. The plastic circuit board inside the switch is ageing & therefore despite soldering all of the connectors, it still was only creating an intermittent switch. After a few attempts, Daniel finally hit on the idea of gluing the springs in place, to enable the switch to remain stable enough to create the connection & it worked! Next stop an MOT & she can be returned to her owner.
Our service diary has been filling up this week with chain & sprockets on the Triumph Sprint ST, interim service on the immaculate 1100 Dragstar. The Kawasaki ZX12R which was initially booked in for a full service, transpired to also have a flat battery & tyres which were dated 2004!
As per one of our previous blogs, keeping an eye on the tyre date is imperative for safe riding, as the older the tyre, the more fragile the compound of the rubber can become. Whilst working on the ZX12R & as part of the full service; Daniel started to clean & re-grease the chain.
The KTM 950 Supermoto service, tyre replacement & detailing is complete. We are now awaiting new decals from the customer to complete the works to the motorcycle. The Ducati 888 we collected last weekend which we initially thought had fuel pump failure, turned out to be the fuel pump sensor.
In amongst the servicing we have an MT-07 with brake issues which we are currently sourcing components for, a Yamaha Diversion for steering lock & assessment of why the fuel gauge isn’t working.
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