Honda, Enfield, Norton, Triumph, Suzuki, BMW, Yamaha @ mono motorcycles
This week has been the busiest of the year so far & that is saying something!
Last Sunday (24th April) we held our first Breakfast Club April of 2022! What an incredible morning full of sunshine & smiles. It was marvellous to see such an eclectic collection of motorcycles, to catch up with friends & supporters of mono motorcycles & fantastic to welcome many new faces to our event. We would both like to say a huge Thank You to everyone who continues to support us. All the best, Daniel & Katy
On Monday morning there were several projects underway.
In between all of this, Daniel replaced the fork seals on a Suzuki GT500 & helicoiled the exhaust barrel.
Tuesday morning, Daniel had two bikes up on ramps. He finished off the Suzuki GT500 which joined us for fork seals, exhaust barrel helicoil & clutch adjustment & then he competed a Full Service on a Honda CTX 1300.
On Wednesday Daniel completed a Service for the beautiful BMW 9T, completed the brake pads for the CTX 1300 & got back on the Norton Commando in the afternoon.
Today we finally had the Norton Commando 750 running. The amount of work Daniel (with the help of Norman White & advice from Andover Norton) has done to the Norton is incredible. The Norton of course has been owned by the same man from new & she is now 50 years old!
With an entire engine overhaul, end float sorted by Norman White, new camshaft, all new internals, new stator, new flywheel, back plate drilled to fit, servicing, powder coating & polishing; the Norton has now undergone the mechanical part of the restoration.
Later in the year, we are looking at completing the restoration with frame powder coat & paint correction to the tank, hump & side panels. What a privilege to work on such a stunning motorcycle, with such an incredible history.
The second stunning motorcycle we had running in the mono motorcycles workshop was the incredible Chrome Royal Enfield.
The Continental GT engine was built into this one of a kind frame & the first time we met the bike was back in 2020 when the importer needed some help with the wiring.
After discovering that the entire bike had only been tack welded together, we then embarked on a three month rebuild of the bike, which involved fully stripping, re-welding, re-chroming, re-assembling the entire bike & installing a full motogadget system.
Most recently we have had the tank fully stripped, re-chromed & had a professional tank liner installed. If there is one thing which can be said about mono motorcycles, it is that we do get to know the bikes in our care very well. Come & see the Chrome Enfield for yourself at our Custom & Classic Bike show on Sunday 12th June.
Later in the day, Daniel & Katy got the CBR929 Fireblad up on the abba Skylift, dropped the forks out, stripped them down ready for fork seal replacement. You can tell how long the bike has been sat due to the grey colour of the fork oil!
Due to parts delays & projects taking longer than anticipated; Daniel was at the workshop by 5.30am this morning, working behind closed doors, catching up.
By 9am this morning he had finished the forks for the Honda CBR 929 Fireblade, completed the service on the Triumph T120 & stripped the Triumph Daytona track bike down ready to replace the crank shaft sensor. As the day goes on, the Royal Enfield will have it’s new back brake foot peg modification fitted, a BMW GS will be Serviced & later he will commence the wiring & modifications to the Yamaha XJ900.
mono motorcycles recommend Dunlop tyres for a whole host of different bikes. The range is incredible!
From racing to road, touring to track, whatever the weather, whatever your needs, Dunlop has you covered! We can proudly announce that Dunlop are our sponsors for the mono motorcycles Custom & Classic Bike Show on Sunday 12th June 2022. Pop the date in your diary, enter your bike in the show & we will see you there!
We are still looking for a few motorcycles for our Custom & Classic Bike Show in June & have openings in the Best Chopper/Custom, Best Paint, Best Bobber, Best Engineering & Mini Mayhem Categories. Contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org with your bike details & a couple of photographs & we will get you in the show!
We are, as you may be able to tell, very busy at the moment & already have bookings out to September this year. Therefore, if you are looking for service, repair or wiring, please do contact us well in advance or send a message through our contact page.