Motorcycle engine builds & events at mono motorcycles, Chichester.
The mono motorcycles workshop has been a hive of engine build activity this week. With the parts having arrived from The Netherlands, the USA, Germany & other sources in Europe; the Buell & the Z1000 are on the final straight of their rebuild.
In between the rebuilds we’ve completed service calls for DATATOOL, fixed an oil leak & detailed a Harley Davidson Heritage Softail & supported Nathan Morris as he received his GCSE results. Never a dull moment a the mono motorcycles workshop.
We started the week with a DATATOOL service call for a Kawasaki H2. As authorised installers for the DATATOOL Tracker & Alarm ranges, we are also a local port of call for any service work which needs attending to.
Once the service call was completed, Daniel Morris was back in the workshop & back on the Buell rebuild. With the crank having been reformatted by Twinmotorcyles in The Netherlands, we were able to begin the process of bringing the Buell Firebolt XB12R back to life.
Throughout this week, Daniel Morris has rebuilt the Buell engine from the inside out & his expertise has meant he has been able to focus on ensuring the engine is perfect, before it is placed back in the frame.
For those familiar with the Buell range, you will know that the frame constitutes the fuel tank & the oil is in the swing arm. This means for all engine work, the engine has to be dropped out to work on it. The swing arm bolts directly on to the engine, making a rebuild a little more challenging. As Daniel Morris says “rather than put the engine back in the bike, you put the bike back on the engine”
With the Buell frame back on the engine, Daniel Morris continues the rebuild for our customer.
The Kawasaki Z1000 has been waiting for it’s 5th gear to arrive from the USA. As we have mentioned before, often times, motorcycle rebuilds are dictated by the availability of the parts. With all of the components now in place, Daniel Morris has rebuilt the gear box, sprayed the casings & now the engine has been dropped in.
The next phase of the Z1000 rebuild is to wire the motorcycle back up, ensure all of the bolts are back in place, tank on, seat on & fire her up.
Aside from the heavy weights engines being rebuilt, we also welcomed a stunning Harley Davidson Heritage Softail. The Softail was originally brought to us for an oil leak. When the the customer arrived, he also asked us to detail her as well.
While in the workshop, Daniel Morris identified an additional oil leak. Once the primary drive gasket had been replaced & the rocker cover gasket had been resealed, we set about detailing & chrome polishing.
The end result speaks for itself. The paint correction on the tank & fenders, makes the vintage red vibrant & the chrome polish shimmers in the sunlight.
Our new equipment arrived this week in the shape of a compressor, tyre machine & new promotional gazebo.
Behind the scenes, preparations have been underway for the mono motorcycles breakfast clubs. Our next breakfast club is planned for Sunday 26th August & features a Classic Motorcycle Display & collection for SERV Wessex Volunteer Blood Runners.
Furthermore, we have two breakfast clubs, after this Sunday. The 23rd September will be held at The Barleycorn, Nutbourne & the last breakfast club of this year, Sunday 28th October will be held at the mono motorcycles workshop.
On Monday 27th August, Daniel & Katy will be attending The Emsworth Show, giving our new promotional gazebo an airing & speaking with members of the community about the work we are doing at mono motorcycles.
The mono motorcycles Charity Christmas Quiz in collaboration with The Pallant Centre, Havant & in aid of SERV Wessex Volunteer Blood Runners, is being held on Friday 30th November, 7pm – 10pm. See social media for details in the run up to the event.
We are already planning events in to 2019. Our mono motorcycles ‘Thank you’ open morning, the Jamies Airbrushed Art showcase & 2019 breakfast club schedule are already out.
As always, for all your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576 212 / 07899 654 446 or through our contact page.