Motorcycle service, track bike prep, mono elekTrik & GSX-R Slingshot restoration
We mentioned a fortnight ago that it looked like Spring was finally on its way.
Well, based on this week’s weather, winter seems to have come back with a vengeance. Daniel has got soaked three times this week out on road test!
Anyway, we all know better weather is on its way and we need to hold on to that belief. Riding season for most of us is just around the corner.
Despite the weather, it’s been a busy week here at mono motorcycles. Let’s take a look.
On Monday we welcomed a beautiful Suzuki GSX-R 750 in for a Translogic Quickshifter, uprated Brembo master cylinder, rear pads & different end can. The owner of the GSX-R plans to head out on track later this year and wanted the very best quality items to ensure his track experience was fun but safe.
We are now agents for Translogic systems, please call for an estimate on their products and installations.
As we seem to have seen a touring bike theme this week, we welcomed the second of three Tigers we will have seen in a fortnight.
Last week we welcomed a regular customers Triumph Tiger 1200 XRT for Major Servicing. Although these bikes usually sail through a Major service, in this case two of the exhaust valves were found to be tight this time. Therefore, 2 shims were replaced.
As everyone knows Sprocket is clearly workshop manager. Here he is telling Daniel that he’s doing a really good job
A day of extremes!
In the morning Daniel commenced the rebuild the rebuild of the Suzuki GSX-R750 Slingshot engine. He fitted all 16 of the valves by hand which is more complicated than it looks!
We originally used a Shanghai Customs eCub kit to build the bike from an authentic Honda C90 Cub frame. Daniel has now removed the original lighting circuits and installed a motogadget m.unit blue running from an additional 12v battery.
To charge the 12v battery, Daniel has added a DC-DC controller. The DC/DC controller steps down the 52v (cub battery) to 13.5v to charge the small battery which in turn can run the m.unit. Once complete our cub will be up for sale!
The Suzuki GSX-R 750 Slingshot restoration has now shifted up a gear. The engine having been professionally vapour blasted and cerakoted by the wizard Wesley at Hi-Spec Coatings and Vapour Blasting looks factory new. Daniel started the engine rebuild with a dry build first to ensure everything was exact. He has then taken the engine all apart and fitted the gaskets ready for the next phase.
It was touring bike Thursday at mono motorcycles. First up on the ramp was the third Tiger of the fortnight, a Triumph Tiger XRx which joins us for interim servicing and arranging an MOT.
Second up on the ramp was the BMW R1200 GS which also joins us for servicing and arranging an MOT.
For all your motorcycle servicing needs contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or email us at email@example.com for more information.
Friday was a busy one.
The two extremes for servicing were the Ducati Multistrada and brand new Honda Super Cub. Honda have done a really good job with the Super Cub. All the cool associated with the Cub series, but utilizing modern composites and manufacturing methods.
The Yamaha YBR 125 Custom joined us for replacement fork stanchions. We ordered these as full legs as they come completely built and are a less expensive way of replacing the stanchions and fork seals. We have also fitted new chain and sprockets.
The Yamaha Diversion joined us for a full carb strip. Although we tend to steer clear of carb work, we did originally ultrasonically clean and rebuild these carbs in April 2021. Unfortunately due to Covid, the bike has only run about 50 miles since and arrived as a non start.
Despite Daniel’s best efforts to get all cylinders firing on a combination of clean fuel and carb cleaner, the Diversion wasn’t having any of it.
Therefore, the carbs have now had to come apart. However, as can be seen from the picture, they have not faired too well being left long term. Despite a fuel defender having been added to the tank, as the bike has hardly been run, the engine has not befitted from getting warm enough to circulate the fuel and the defender regularly enough to protect the insides of the carbs.
mono motorcycles sustainability
We have recently been working with Coryton, a UK based sustainable fuel manufacturer.
Coryton’s slogan “While the world talks about the electric future, SUSTAIN® is a solution for now” will resonate with many in the transport sector.
Coryton’s SUSTAIN® is part of Coryton’s responsibly blended bioethanol and bio-gasoline portfolio which can enable today’s vehicles to produce less greenhouse gas while using the infrastructure already in place.
We hope you find our video informative and lets collectively save the internal combustion engine. Share with your friends. Share with groups, dealerships, politicians (if you know any) literally anyone in the motorcycle community and let’s get the conversation about sustainable fuels going.
Breakfast Club is back!
Join us at the mono motorcycles workshop on Sunday 23rd April from 9.00am – 11.00am for a hearty breakfast and a chance to meet up with friends or make new ones!
We are eager to hear from people with custom or classic bikes which would fit in any of the following categories and would like to enter them to our custom and classic Bike show on Sunday 18th June 2023. Contact Katy vie email to let us know more about your bike and which category you would like it entered in to. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best in Show – Open to all categories.
Best Paint – Consideration will be given to quality, quantity, effect & degree of execution.
Best Custom – A fully customised build, fabricated & modified by the owner, with free range of any style of chassis, engine & bespoke build.
Best Cafe Racer – Traditional, modern or even futuristic variations on the “café racer” theme.
Best Bobber – Any bike which has been adapted to follow the traditional bobber style & theme.
Best flat tracker/scrambler – All motorcycles built or modified in the Scrambler,Vintage MX style, as well as Flat Track & Street Track.
Best Modern Classic – Any fully restored modern classic 1970-1999)
Mini Mayhem – Fully restored classic or custom under 200cc
Best eBike Custom – Fully electric motorcycle, home built or customised
It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas and here is a date for your diary. Friday 1st December 7pm-10pm at The Pallant Centre, Havant, Hampshire.
Join us for a night of laughter, quizzing (general knowledge, generic motorbike questions, Christmas knowledge), fantastic raffle with incredible prizes, licensed bar and maybe a few craft stalls to find those last minute gifts! Tickets are £5.00 in advance with all proceeds going to Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
Motorcycle service season is upon us. Book now!
Interim Service from £80 + Parts + VAT
Full Service from £165 + Parts + VAT
Major Service from £330 + Parts + VAT
Prices are make/model dependant
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T: 01243 576212 / 07899 654446
As always, for all your motorcycling needs contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576212 / 07899 654446, email us at email@example.com or contact us through our contact page.