Major motorcycle brands always catered for at mono motorcycles.
A distinctly international flavour to our calendar this week at mono motorcycles with a varied selection of the major motorcycle brands joining us. Yamaha, Triumph, Suzuki, Ducati, Kawasaki have all been through our doors this week with varying needs & diagnosis abound.
We welcomed the Yamaha TW125 to the workshop on Monday for a major service. The TW125 has seen some adventures in her time, including previously running completely out of oil. With an entire service, headlight re-wiring & full safety check undertaken; she is now ready for the winter riding season.
It was noted during the service that the front tyre of the TW125 had only 5psi in it. It should have been 22psi. As the tyre on the TW125 was quite wide, it is understandable that it may not have been noted in riding. However, checking tyre pressures regularly is an important safety measure, helps the performance of the motorcycle, reduces fuel consumption & prolongs the life of the tyres themselves.
One of our regular customers brought his Kawasaki ZX6 to us to replace the tyres, which gave Daniel Morris the opportunity to use our abba skylift. The abba range is an amazingly versatile workshop tool, enabling maximum manoeuvrability around a motorcycle.
Another regular customer brought his Yamaha R1 to us on Tuesday. The R1 has had a missfire issue since our customer acquired the motorcycle. Having had the R1 into the workshop recently for unrelated works, Daniel Morris advised the R1’s owner that he felt a coil had failed & hence the miss-fire issue.
The R1 owner purchased a coil & once the motorcycle was in the workshop, Daniel Morris set about identifying which coil had failed. As there are four coils in the R1, it was going to be a task to identify the culprit. The first coil tested, failed & replaced, has now made the Yamaha R1 run like it has never done before.
One of our very first customers returned to the mono motorcycles workshop this week with his Yamaha FJR1300, as it was ascertained during his previous works to fit a new wheel & tyre, that the headstock bearings were in need of replacement. Daniel Morris noted once he started to undertake the procedure that the bearings were extremely lose, which can be dangerous if not addressed.
Some of the signs for headstock bearings failing are heavy steering or very light steering & lack of control of the front end of the motorcycle.
We welcomed two new Triumphs to our workshop this week. The Triumph Street Triple & Triumph Speed Triple.
The Triumph Street Triple required a full valve clearance service & chain assessment. The abba skylift was put through it’s paces once again, as Daniel Morris needed to grease the shock linkages & then remove & grease the headstock bearings, which is all part of the major service.
In this case when undertaking the valve clearance check, all of the clearances were within the manufacturers tolerances & therefore did not require adjustment.
The second Triumph Speed Triple was brought to mono motorcycles to have some additional spotlights wired into the Triumph. The customer had already purchased & positioned the lights prior to the Triumph being brought to the workshop.
The Suzuki Van Van has returned to the mono motorcycles workshop, as the owner has requested a gear shift indicator be added.
The Ducati 996 has had it’s new Termignoni exhausts fitted this week & the engine is in the final stages of the rebuild.
Daniel’s son Nathan has been working with us more & more recently, which is a great addition to the workshop. Nathan is very competent mechanic, having learned so very much from his Dad.
As the business calendar continues to grow, so to does our social calendar. monofest 1 has now been secured for 2019, breakfast club 2019 & some additional events are all listed on our Facebook page.