Motorcycle service, repair, diagnostics, wiring, charity event and Seasons Greetings

These past few weeks have been full on.

First a fully festive family long weekend away in Gloucester, then our successful Charity Christmas Quiz in aid of SERV and a full diary. As we head towards our festive break, we take a little look at just some of the bikes we have welcomed to mono motorcycles in the past few weeks.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and Royal Enfield Classic 500

We are seeing more and more examples of the Royal Enfield range at our workshop. A couple of weeks ago we welcomed a stunning Royal Enfield Meteor 350 which joined us for pre-sales checks and TEXA Diagnostic scans and a Royal Enfield Classic 500 which joined us for servicing and pre-sales checks. Two great sales from DJK Motorcycles Ltd

Remember we can service motorcycles under warranty and have the very latest TEXA UK Diagnostic technology to reset service lights and undertake a wealth of diagnostic procedures.

Contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or email us for more information info@monomotorcycles.co.uk

Suzuki GSX1250 FA ST

We first met the owner of the Suzuki GSX1250 FA ST at our September breakfast club. He was originally toying with investing in a new bike.

However, the engine of his GSX1250FA ST was still sound at 60,000 miles and the body work was intact.

Therefore, he decided to invest the money in some upgrades including a wheel refurbishment, uprated fork springs, a new rear shock, Major Servicing, rear rack refurbishment, powder coating casings, repairs to fairing, brake pads and a deep clean.

Our customer was very happy with the end result and the bike looks great.

Honda VFR 750

We welcomed a very tidy Honda VFR 750 to the workshop only last week. The bike had recently been serviced elsewhere, but shortly after the customer noted a fuel smell.

Under investigation the plastic fuel pipe going directly into the carb was leaking quite badly.

Once we had authorisation from our customer to proceed with the purchase of the pipe, we were able to rectify the leak for him.

Suzuki Versys 1050

Be prepared. A good motto to have as a motorcycle owner.

Another motorcycle which has joined us recently was a regular Suzuki V-Strom 1050. The bike was booked in for an Interim Service and brake pads.

Upon receipt it was noted that a repair in the rear tyre was leaking. It was also noted that the chain was very rusty and also very loose.

Having spoken with the customer, he authorised the purchase of another rear tyre and a new chain/sprocket kit. As the bike does a lot of miles, this was a sensible solution for the issues which had been presented. However, this did mean that the customers final invoice was considerably more that the initial booking.

Here at mono motorcycles, we pride ourselves on our transparency. Every booking is confirmed with a confirmation email which includes estimated costs, so the customer has an idea of how to budget. We also never order additional parts without having sought the approval of our customers.

Ducati SS 600

The Ducati joined us after the customer advised he had been riding and suddenly black smoke poured from the dash area.

Our initial thoughts were it could have been a trapped wire. However, under investigation we uncovered a burnt out reg/rec, this then led us to the stator wires which were shorting out on the frame.

Further investigations found both the starter and earth leads burnt and a battery which had boiled dry! This was caused by the reg/rec not being able to cope with the charging, this then over charged the battery, in turn caused the battery to overheat and then buckled the plates in the battery. On top of this when cranking, the low voltage in the battery caused a spike in the amperage when the starter was cranked and this in turn melted the cables.

As you can imagine, the repairs were extensive and were a financial investment by the customer.

Having provided the customer with an estimated idea of repairs and parts required, he authorised the repairs.

All the wiring was repaired, uprated power cables were fitted, a new reg/rec was fitted and then the bike was charging. However, as we were unable to get the bike running at receipt, we were not aware that its starter motor was failing. With the customers authorisation we purchased a new starter motor and with that fitted the bike is now starting and charging as it should do.

This is a prime example of how quickly what we think is going to be a couple of hours work can turn into six hours and another example of the ‘be prepared’ motto spoken about above.

Triumph Rocket III Trike

We welcomed back the stunning Triumph Rocket III Trike which joined us for a replacement clutch, heated grips, additional rear indicators, fitting a new front tyre and wiring in a SAT Nav.

Thank You

Thank You to everyone who supported our Charity Christmas Quiz in aid of SERV Wessex – The Blood Runners this evening. Our final tally was £852.57.

We would just like to thank the The Pallant Centre for hosting our event, for Mistyblue Bikers Corner for giving us an opportunity to find those last minute gifts, to Shelley Saunders for all of her incredible support, to Katys Dad and Mum for running the raffle, to our lovely friends for helping organise and tidy away at the end, to everyone who donated raffle prizes and to every single person who attended this evening and helped us raise money for SERV Wessex Blood Runners. Thank You.

Offers

Keep your hands warm this winter with our motorcycle heated grip options.

DAYTONA 4 stage integrated switch heated grips £95 + Fitting

JMP 5 stage heated grips £70 + Fitting

All of our heated grips are wired to go off with the ignition.

For more information contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576212 /07899 654446 or email us at info@monomotorcycles.co.uk

Events

Learners/L-plates Basic Motorcycle Safety and Essential Maintenance information session.

Join us on Saturday 13th January 2024 for a morning of basic motorcycle safety and essential motorcycle maintenance information morning.

The session is aimed at learner riders, those on L plates and those who are new to biking.

We will cover areas such as: Checking tyre pressures, tyre tread/depth and legal requirements, greasing the chain, checking the chain/sprockets, checking brakes, how to check oil levels, coolant levels (if appropriate), checking fork seals for leaks/fork stanchions for marks or rust, how to charge the battery, checking headstock bearings for play/notching, MOT expectations, etc

Note: We will not be teaching you how to service/repair your own motorcycle. This session is an information session only.

Find out more on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1045880939948375?ref=newsfeed or on our website https://monomotorcycles.co.uk/event/basic-motorcycle-safety-and-essential-maintenance-information-session-2/

Basic Motorcycle Safety and Essential Maintenance information session.

Join us on Saturday 10th February 2024 for a morning of essential motorcycle safety and basic maintenance.

The session will be 1 ½ hours + a 15-minute break + Q&A time and will cover the essentials of motorcycle safety and identify basic motorcycle maintenance needs.

The session is aimed at complete novices, those who are new to biking and those who wish to feel more confident in understanding their motorcycles basic maintenance needs.

We will cover areas such as: Checking tyre pressures, tyre tread/depth and legal requirements, greasing the chain, checking the chain/sprockets, checking brakes, how to check oil levels, coolant levels (if appropriate), checking fork seals for leaks/fork stanchions for marks or rust, how to charge the battery, checking headstock bearings for play/notching, MOT expectations, etc

Note: We will not be teaching you how to service/repair your own motorcycle. This session is an information session only.

Find out more on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1520145365194294 or on our website https://monomotorcycles.co.uk/event/basic-motorcycle-safety-and-essential-maintenance-information-session/

Breakfast Club is back in 2024.

Breakfast Club is back in 2024 with brand new caterer Cattle Box Kitchen (CBK) on board. CBK are based in Funtington village and only use the finest local ingredients in their breakfast muffin range.

Join us in 2024 for delicious breakfast’s, chat with us about motorcycle service and repair, catch up with friends or drop in for a pit-stop.
We look forward to welcoming you to the mono motorcycles breakfast club 2024.

Every fourth Sunday from April until October. See our Facebook page or website for full details.

 
Festive break and into 2024.

As we prepare for our festive break, we would like to say a very big Thank You to all of our customers, supporters, family and friends for all of our continued support.

This year has been a year of two halves, but as we hurtle towards the end of another year we look back on this year and are pleased with how far we have come.

We wish you all a peaceful, restful festive time however you spend it and with whom. Take care of yourselves, be kind to each other.

Merry Christmas from Daniel, Katy, Oaklie, Sprocket and Axle