motorcycle wiring, motogadget, classics & quads. All in a week’s work for mono motorcycles.
As a biting chill surrounds the mono motorcycles workshop, their is a hive of activity within. From the vast grace of the Triumph Rocket 3, to the cooky classic eclectic BSA C15, motogadget phase two for the XJ900 & small quads in for servicing; we’ve seen an eclectic selection of motorcycles through our doors again this week.
We started the week with the KTM RC8 in for a new chain & MOT. The RC8 in the white & orange livery is a diverse splash of colour on a winters day.
The XJ900 has entered the second phase of motogadget modifications.The motogadget key-less ignition system is a phenomenal piece of engineering. With the entire thing being operable from your mobile phone, the motorcycle can not only start remotely, but it can arm the internal alarm system once you & your mobile phone are a few metres away from the motorcycle.
Daniel Morris has been revelling in the game changing versatility of the motogadget system again this week, as he becomes ever more familiar with the diverse applications of the product.
We welcomed a lovely BSA C15 to the workshop earlier in the week. We had already undertaken some works to the head , when this was brought to us as an independent part last year. However, the BSA C15 owner, having rebuilt the C15 himself, was struggling to get the motorcycle to run properly.
We were advised upon receipt of the BSA C15, that all of the carburettor inner workings had been replaced with new AMAL parts. This was refreshing to hear, as we so often hear of people trying to make carbs behave effectively, without wanting to replace any parts with new.
Upon initial inspection Daniel identified that the throttle cable was too tight & was keeping the throttle open 1/4. This would not help the running issues. Daniel also found that the air screw was too tight & therefore the air mix was not set correctly. However, Daniel then stripped & ultrasonically cleaned the carb body & once rebuilt, they were set to factory settings.
Once the BSA C15 was run up & warm, Daniel was able to complete the set up. When the BSA C15 owner arrived to collect her & watched her fire up & run, he was overjoyed.
The other British motorcycle we have in the workshop, is the vast Triumph Rocket 3. Jamie Gladman has re-painted the tank & smoothed out the small dents, back to a blank canvas, ready for the new Triumph badges to be fitted. The Triumph Rocket 3 has also been having some minor modifications, including new heated grips & a full detail & chrome clean.
We welcomed two small Honda quads to the workshop this week too. Both were in need of a service & tightening up of brakes, nuts & bolts as they are regularly hammered around the farm where our workshop resides. One Quad was not starting however. Upon investigation, Daniel discovered that the chain had come loose & chewed through the neutral switch cabling, hence the no start.
The second Honda in the workshop, the FMX650, was brought to us with running faults & starting issues. Once the carb had been stripped, ultrasonically cleaned & rebuilt, Daniel checked the valve clearances. As he had suspected, having owned motor-cross motorcycles in his youth, the exhaust valve clearance was found to be too tight. Once this had been adjusted & the throttle cable had been adjusted, the Honda FMX650 ran perfectly & sailed through the MOT.
Daniel’s son Nathan has joined us this week, helping his Dad with the workshop duties. We are always pleased to have Nathan’s engineering & problem solving with us & it is always great for Daniel to have another like minded soul to bounce engineering ideas off.
In addition to our packed diary, we are forging ahead with our events for 2019. Our first event on the 9th February, is an opportunity for us to celebrate a year at the workshop & to thank our many customers, friends & family for all of their support. We look forward to welcoming some new faces too. Free tea & cake for all attendees.
As always, for all your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 /07899 654446 or through our contact form.