mono motorcycles welcomes all makes & models to our workshop
Let’s see what has been happening in the mono motorcycles workshop this past fortnight.
Over the past few weeks, we have completed a major wiring project, begun to welcome new projects & seen our diary suddenly begin to fill up.
On Monday 11th May we welcomed one of our good friends & supporters Yamaha VMAX to the mono motorcycles workshop, to continue her modification programme.
We are looking at ways of up-rating the headlight assembly & painting the engine & rocker covers. The distinct Gorilla artwork is courtesy of Jamie Gladman of J.A.A Custom Paint. Follow the link below to see our live Facebook video.
On Tuesday 12th May we welcomed a BMW R1150RT to the mono motorcycles workshop.
The RT having been worked on elsewhere, was brought to mono motorcycles as sadly the previous works had caused some damage & the BMW had no spark.
The first phase was to assess the damage. We already knew that one of the coils had been snapped, the alarm had been bridged & that the crank sensor wiring had been cut (for reasons we are unsure of) We also knew that the alternator had been damaged & we had to assess the collapsed wheel bearing (which is what another establishment had originally had the BMW in to complete)
Second phase, Daniel had to get a spark. The crank shaft sensor having been cut in half, was replaced. Under testing & having replaced all the plugs (3 of which were missing) Daniel then had a spark. Next phase was to fire her.First, we needed to drain the tank down & add fresh fuel. The plan was, once we had her running, then we could fix her.
Later that day Daniel worked his technical expertise & the BMW burst into life.
She lives! Daniel got the BMW R1150RT running for the first time in what we believe is a year. Her damage was extensive, but with care & consideration; Daniel completed the first phase of her regeneration.
Some of you may have seen our recent extensive wiring project we undertook, for a Yamaha R1 based Pendine Sands Land speed motorcycle built by Paul Milbourn Custom’s. She’s had a preliminary micro run & here is what she looks like with her clothes on.
On Monday 18th May the first job was Daniel’s Triumph Street Triple RS. He spent some time fitting a Dynojet Power Commander V (previously set up on another RS by Steve Jordan) & gave the RS a service
Also on Monday, a KTM 990 Superduke R joined us for a major valve clearance service. We love the old 990s (Daniel has had a couple & crashed one!) Fantastic fun bike even if the seat is rock hard!
On Tuesday 19th May we welcomed a stunning Norton Commando 961 Sport to the mono motorcycles workshop. The Norton joined us with an intermittent cut out fault for Daniel to diagnose.
Once Daniel had removed the fuel tank, head light & air box to inspect wiring loom, he set about testing to try & find the fault. He found through diagnosis & testing, that a fuse connector had ‘backed out’ & was causing an intermittent cutting out fault. As with all of the motorcycles which come through our doors, Daniel road tested the Norton for 10 miles without fault.
Wednesday was another busy day for mono motorcycles. The second Malanca having arrived in boxes at the weekend, has now been gone through & so we have made a list of bits it needs to go back together.
With the BMW R1150RT now running we needed to change the bearings in the rear diff & rebuild the alternator. Once Daniel had taken the rear diff apart, we found out why there was an issue. The bearing had completely collapsed & in doing so had destroyed the seal. With parts now on order, we await the next phase of the BMW’s regeneration.
We have welcomed all manner of custom & café racers over the years & this week we welcomed our latest.
The lovely little Honda CM125 had been customised by her owner to a point, but once put back together she wouldn’t run. We have taken on the project to re-wire & get her running, but in addition in collaboration with her owner; we are also making some minor alterations to give the Honda a little more of Café Racer look, as opposed to a chopper style.
Sprocket continues to be a great source of joy for Daniel & Katy & he has really helped keeping their moods lifted during these challenging times.
We have re-opened our diary completely now & have some interesting motogadget wiring modifications in the pipeline, motorcycles are being transported to us from all corners of the country & our service bookings are beginning to come in thick & fast. At time of press we are currently booking from the first week in July.
Despite the fact that we are open, we are still working behind closed doors & we are still only seeing people strictly by appointment or if they have phoned ahead. We have strict COVID19 social distancing measures in place to protect us, our customers & anyone’s motorcycles which come into the mono motorcycles workshop. Please see our COVID19 protocols on our website.
To bring us some much needed cheer, we are hosting our fist virtual breakfast club & quiz this coming Sunday, 24th May. From 9.30am-10.30am we will be live on our Facebook business page catching up with people, having some fun with our motorcycle & general knowledge quiz & if we can, raising some much needed funds for SERV Blood Runners.
For all your motorcycling needs, please do contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or contact us through our contact page.
Stay safe everyone, look after yourselves & remember we are here to support you however we can.