mono motorcycles wiring & electrical expertise, Funtington, Chichester.
With our heads still reeling from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it was back to another packed diary at mono motorcycles. Daniel Morris’ motorcycle wiring expertise was in great demand this week.
This week we have had the stunning Triumph Daytona 675R, Harley Davidson custom, Buell Ulysses, KTM 1050 Adventure, Honda CBF600 & have finished the week with a Yamaha 400 XS cafe racer & Yamaha Midnight Star.
Our week started with Daniel dropping the engine out of the Buell Ulysses to access four sheered exhaust studs. Due to the nature of the Buell configuration (having the fuel tank built in to the frame & the oil in the swing arm) to access the the studs, the engine had to be dropped out & the studs manually drilled out & re-threaded. This, as can be imagined, is a very labour intensive task. However, once the studs were re-threaded & the exhaust re-fitted, the Buell fired up & was taken out on a considerable test ride.
The stunning Triumph Daytona 675R joined us on Tuesday for an interim service & engine management light switch off. TEXA diagnostics located a low voltage fault code which was cleared & the throttle TPS was reset.
MCI Tours KTM 1050 Adventure at mono motorcycles for an interim service & new tyres. MCi Tours, located at New Barn Offices, literally next door to mono motorcycles, has all their service work completed by mono motorcycles. When you consider that the KTM can clock up 6000 miles in the space of a month, regular servicing/tyre replacements are essential. MCi Tours is the The UK’s longest established Fully Bonded Motorcycle Tour Operator find them at www.mcitours.com or follow their daily adventures on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MCiTours/
The story of the Harley Davidson 883 custom. Having recently completed servicing works, fitting new lights, etc to the Harley, she was dutifully returned to her owner in late June. 100 miles later, her drive belt snapped! It happens, it’s all part of motorcycling.
A few weeks on, having sourced a new drive belt & rear brake light switch, an imperial 3/8 UNF, not a standard 883 addition & not readily available; the correct switch arrived three weeks after being ordered!
Once the switch was fitted, Daniel discovered some underlying wiring loom issues, the main one being that the loom was not a standard 883 loom. However, after identifying that the loom was incorrectly wired to the back light, then that there was a break somewhere in the loom & through some extensive manual electrical wiring diagnostics (the Harley is too old for the TEXA software) Daniel managed to correct the issues & finally have the front & rear brake lights working independently of each other.
Daniel’s expertise in wiring & electrical diagnostics, allows him to see faults in almost virtual reality, becoming part of the loom & chasing the faults through logical physical mathematical diagnosis.
Even with the TEXA diagnostic software as part of the mono motorcycles repertoire, it is Daniel’s knowledge of wiring that gives him the greater understanding & the skills to interpret the data he receives from the diagnostic & correct the issues as they arise.
The Honda CBF600 joined us for a new exhaust & timing chain tensioner. The exhaust was a pattern part from Black Widow & has made a great addition to the CBF. Not only does it look great, but the motorcycle can now perform better, due to the air loss from the blowing exhaust having been eradicated.
We finish our week with a very beautiful Yamaha Midnight Star for some wiring upgrades due to a faulty alarm.
We have also taken receipt of a Yamaha 400 XS cafe racer with some considerable issues, the main one being no reliability due to a charging fault. Numerous components have already been changed out of the XS, but now she has bee brought to mono motorcycles for Daniel Morris’ attention. Watch this space!
Our next breakfast club is this coming Sunday, July 22nd from 8.30am – 11.30am. Join us at our workshop at New Barn Offices, Funtington, Chichester for a hearty breakfast or drop in for a pit stop! Daniel & Katy look forward to seeing you.
For all your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or through our contact page.