Motorcycle service/repair: all makes & models, Funtington, Chichester.
“I never wanted to be a superstar, I just wanted to be myself. I hope people remember me that way” Joey Dunlop.
The Isle of Man TT is one of the highlights of the motorbike racing calendar. Michael Dunlop has consistently smashed lap records in a variety of disciplines. Michael Rutter astounded on the SES TT zero bike with the first ever 120mph+ lap. Dean Harrison set a new record in the Supersport race, breaking the record by 8.749 seconds. Peter Hickman secured his first TT win in the four lap RL360º Superstock TT Race, setting an astonishing lap record of 134.403 mph!
The Isle of Man TT never ceases to amaze the millions of global watchers, with the sheer resilience & determination of the riders. John McGuinness took a 115mph lap to a standing ovation during this weeks coverage & Ian Hutchinson, despite still walking with a stick, proved he could still be competitive.
In amongst the joy & enjoyment, we do have to take a moment to think about the families of those who have passed this year. Dan Kneen succumbed to his injuries on the 30 May & new comer Adam Lyon 4 June. We all know the dangers of the TT, but it is never easy when we lose such young & talented riders.
The Duke of Cambridge’s presence this year has drawn a lot of attention to the TT. The Duke spent time with the Norton team & was seen to be grinning intently whilst sat on the hand built Norton SG7. The Prince, a seasoned motorcyclist, is known to have taken incognito to the streets of London on his motorcycles & last year made headlines by opening the new £6 million paint shop at Triumph.
mono motorcycles Daniel & Katy, have been glued to coverage of the TT for the past two weeks, but have also been very busy at the workshop.
We started last week with an assessment on a Z750 & began prepping the forks for replacement. Then Daniel moved on to chain & sprockets for a Triumph 1050, followed by an interim service for a very clean Ducati 1098 Streetfighter. In amongst these jobs, we found ourselves dashing back & forth to the MOT station, as we had six motorcycles to get through this week! The stunning 1971 Triumph Trophy 650 & the 1971 Norton Commando sailed through their MOT’s & are now able to be sold on by their owner.
On Sunday 3 June, Daniel & Katy were at Whiteways Cafe, Bury Hill promoting the new workshop & opening bikers eyes to the benefits of motorcycle security options. As Thatcham approved DATATOOL installers, mono motorcycles & vehicle security pride ourselves for being on the cutting edge of the very best motorcycle security technology money can buy.
This week, we have brought a really tidy 1200 Bandit in for clutch repairs. A regular customers 125 Sinnis Cruise Star came in for some crash repairs & we have undertaken yet more MOT’s. Daniel was working offsite on Wednesday at one of our long standing customers, Bob, as he is lovingly rebuilding a Honda CB750F. Daniel & Bob have been working together for about a year now & Bob cannot extol Daniel’s virtues enough.
To end our week, we have booked in a simply stunning Harley Davidson custom for fork seal repair & general refurbishment upgrades.
We are having a great response to our upcoming breakfast club & look forward to welcoming bikers local & from far & wide for a chat over a breakfast roll & tea! Daniel & Katy look forward to welcoming you to mono motorcycles & vehicle security breakfast club on 24 June, from 8.30 – 11.30 at Row C, Unit 4-5 New Barn Office, Funtington, Chichester , PO18 9DA.
Next week we look forward to a packed diary with a BMW R80RT in for wiring, two touring bikes for major service works, security, servicing, refurbishment & helping prep another Ducati for sale!
As always, for all your servicing & repair needs, contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or through our contact form.