Motorcycle service, repair, wiring, diagnostics & more at mono motorcycles
We’ve seen a bit of everything this week at mono motorcycles. From servicing, to carb rebuilds, engine strip downs, motorcycle repair & much more.
On Monday we welcomed a lovely Triumph Street Triple R in for an oil leak assessment. The customer had pointed out the oil was coming from around silver casting.
On inspection the water pump is attached to the oil pump on this motor so bit of a strip down to repair but as you can see in the photo the seal has a chunk missing! Once the components had been cleaned & the gasket replaced; the rebuild could take place.
First up on Tuesday morning we welcomed back our regular customer & great supporter of mono motorcycles Suzuki GSXR 1000. The GSXR joined us on Tuesday for an annual service & fluid change.
Also on Tuesday, we welcomed a devilish black Brand new MT07 which joined us for a full Black Widow Exhaust System. Sounds very cool now!
On Wednesday Daniel set up the Bandit carb balance.
The carbs having been completely cleaned, ultrasonically cleaned & rebuilt were then refitted & the bike run up to check the carb balance. This was after Daniel drained two bowls of fuel & oil from the sump!
Some of the things we find can be truly frightening. The front brake caliper on the Bandit was so tight, two of the bolts snapped as we tried to undo them.
The bolt on the right (see above) was one we managed to get out in one piece compared to another bolt (used as illustration only) you can see just how much it has stretched! The torque figures are there for a reason!
Thursday was a busy busy day with three bikes up on the ramps before 11am!
First up we welcomed one of our returning customers Royal Enfield’s. The Enfield joined us about a month ago when we checked the jets, cleaned & balanced the carbs. However, the Enfield sports an Amal carb (not standard) & despite the Enfield running correctly after the works were completed, the jetting is still not 100% correct for the style of carb. Having set the carb up correctly & test ridden the Enfield, it is now running better than ever.
The Aprilia RSV1000 joined us two years ago for servicing & repair after a failed theft attempt. The Aprilia re-joins us this year for an annual service.
Our last on Thursday morning was another returning customer, the Honda CBF1000. The CBF1000 joined us for chain & sprockets this morning.
Thursday afternoon we got the Malanca back up on the ramp.
The Malanca joined us in lockdown as a box of bits & has been the ultimate jigsaw puzzle.
Malanca’s are very rare & therefore there are no parts for them anywhere, no drawings & no instructions. Therefore, sadly, each time Daniel has attempted to move the project forward, he has found another part/component missing. The additional challenge now is that the powder coating was undertaken with the bolts for the brake calipers in situ so they are melded to the brake drum.
We are very keen to reunite the Malanca with her owner. Fingers crossed by the weekend she can return to a rolling chassis.
On Friday we welcomed back another returning customer & his BMW R1200. The R1200 joined us for a full service & we arranged an MOT.
The TS50 was back for a chain rubber as age had deteriorated it.
We are taking the bank holiday weekend off as a much needed break. However, for all your motorcycling needs do contact us on T: 01243 5762121 / 07899 654446 or contact us through our contact page & we will come back to you upon our return on Tuesday 1st September.