International motorcycles & a full diary at mono motorcycles
It has certainly been a busy fortnight at the mono motorcycles workshop. With motorcycle makes from all corners of the globe joining us for service, repair, diagnostics, tyres, wiring & electrical faults & much more.
We have welcomed some giants of the motorcycling world & some of the most rare & eclectic; as varied as ever at the mono motorcycles workshop.
09.03.2020 – 10.03.2020 – Monday & Tuesday we welcomed a beautiful Ducati 996 to the mono motorcycles workshop.
The Ducati was with us for a full DESMO Cambelt change Major Service, which involved stripping the bike of its tank & fairings, removing the radiator & throttle bodies to enable the service to be completed.
All valve clearances were in tolerance on this check & the cambelts were replaced with authentic Ducati parts.
Following the DESMO service, Daniel replaced the starter & earth cables, arranged an MOT & then fully detailed the Ducati to make her demon red pop!
11.03.2020 – Wednesday we welcomed the lovely “Spangle” (Ninja 650) to the mono motorcycles workshop.
11.03.2020 – It was a green afternoon at the mono motorcycles workshop on Wednesday afternoon!
First up a glorious Kawasaki Z900rs for an interim service & new tyres, followed by the Triumph Street Triple we serviced having some Pirelli Corsas fitted.
13.03.2020 – On Friday we welcomed a Suzuki 1200 Bandit to the mono motorcycles workshop, for fork seal replacement, tank drain & to helicoil the sump bolt.
Sprocket was lending a paw , but as he has no opposable thumbs; it was more of a supporting role, rather than practical one
14.03.2020 – Saturday we found an air leak coming from a inlet rubber on the Suzuki Bandit.
As we needed to move the carbs to gain access, it would have been a false economy not to strip & clean the carbs in the ultrasonic cleaner.
15.03.2020 – Sunday 15th March was our Open Morning & Breakfast Club.
Wow! How marvellous to see so many bikers getting out, socialising (at a safe distance) & simply enjoying the opportunity to get out & ride, have a great breakfast, enjoy each others company & support each other during this challenging time.
16.03.2020 – On Monday we welcomed a rare Malanca Vespetta Scooter to the mono motorcycles workshop as it wouldn’t start.
Daniel pulled the carb off to find the inlet blocked solid, not only that no fuel was coming out of the tap. As Daniel continued to take the carb apart, he found the entire thing was gummed up, most likely rust & two stroke oil.
Al the parts were ultrasonically cleaned, including the fuel tank. The top of the carb had a considerable crack in it when Daniel initially got the Malanca apart. This then fell apart, as it is has become brittle with age.
Once we had made our customer aware of the situation we put several plan’s in place to move forward. Daniel began trying to source a similar carb, our laser welder expert was given the original parts of the carb to see if they could be laser welded & our customer set about trying to source another original part. This is an on going process.
17.03.2020 – On Tuesday we welcomed a very cool Yamaha MT09.
The MT09 joined us for detailing & an ACF50 treatment. Our customer said “It looks like new!” when he collected his bike.
18.03.2020 – On Wednesday we welcomed one of our regular tourers to the mono motorcycles workshop.
The BMW R1200r joined us for a service, sat nav fitting (made up a quick release connector) & an arranged MOT.
20.03.2020 – On Friday we welcomed the cobalt blue Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R to the mono motorcycles workshop for a Major Service & some TLC.
We are still open & our suppliers have not been affected by the current physical travel restrictions. We are still here to support you, to service or repair your motorcycle & keep you on the road.
Please support your local businesses more than ever at this unprecedented time. We are all in this together & we need to pull together, stand firm, look out for each, support our most vulnerable & above all, remember to RIDE!
Something to focus on & a date for your 2020 diary! The mono motorcycles Summer BBQ is Sunday 9th August, The Greyhound Pub, GU29 9QH.
Further to our announcement on Monday 16th March, we would like to reassure all of our amazing & super supportive customers that we are doing the utmost to protect your health & well being at this time.
With this in mind mono motorcycles will be undertaking the following additional measures:
- Increased cleaning & disinfecting of all hard surfaces in our reception area, including external & internal door handles.
- All customer keys will be wiped with an anti bacterial agent upon receipt & upon return.
- All handle bars & switch gear will be wiped with an anti bacterial agent upon receipt & upon return.
- Daniel already wears gloves to undertake all works on motorcycles.
- If you feel the need to wash your hands during your visit to mono motorcycles, our toilet facilities always have plenty of soap.
- Our once monthly ‘Coffee Stop!’ will be postponed until further notice.
- Invoice payments can either be paid by Bank Transfer or by Debit card over the phone, to avoid the use of our physical card machine. (This is being cleaned daily too)
Our main priority is to keep you on the road, to keep our biking community together, to support each other & above all, to help everyone pull together at this unprecedented time.
Let’s stick together, keep our heads, wash our hands, follow Government & World Health Organisation (WHO) advice, take care of our vulnerable citizens, avoid fake news! , support local businesses & above all lets pull together.
Stay safe everyone. We are here to support you. All the best, Daniel, Katy & Sprocket
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