Motorcycles, classics, puppies & plenty of variety at mono motorcycles
What a very eventful fortnight. With extended ‘light restoration’ , a new member of our family & plenty of motorcycle projects in between; it’s been a busy December so far at mono motorcycles.
Last week the parts arrived for the GasGas & Daniel set to work tackling the tasks needed to bring the trials bike up to spec. Daniel cleaned the clutch & replaced the oil. He has also replaced the water pump as the mechanical seal had failed, hence the pink liquid previously seen.
Once Daniel began to remove the rear wheel to replace the chain & sprocket; he then noted just how battered the exhaust was. Daniel then set to bleeding the brakes. However, despite his best efforts, he finally succumbed to replacing the brake pipe as they would not bleed up. The exhaust was re-seated & once the rear wheel was reassembled, the GasGas took a while to kick over, but once it started, the engine sounded great.
On Tuesday last week, we welcomed back one of our regular customers popping green Kawasaki Z1000SX. The Z1000SX joined us for fork seal replacement.
Last Friday we took a day off. This was a very special day as we were collecting the latest member of our family. Here he is to introduce himself.
“Hello. My name is Sprocket & Daniel & Katy have adopted me. I was left in a box at Amicii Dog Rescue (a registered charity) with my 3 siblings when we were only 4 weeks old. I don’t know who my mum is, but Dora Fodor from Amicii took us in, looked after us & cared for us & now after a 2 day journey from Romania, with my passport stamped & checked; here I am with Daniel & Katy. I am so glad they adopted me, because I can already tell they love me a lot & I love them too.
Thank you to all the wonderful people from Amicii Romania & UK who have given up their time to help me be safe & find my forever home. I also want to thank my sponsors, who paid for me while I waited for my forever home.
Hope to meet some of you soon. Love from Sprocket”
This week we begin the week with our dear friend Alan’s Bond Marquee 3 Wheel Mini Car, with a 190cc (250cc capacity) Villiers Engine.
Daniel spent some time sorting some issues with the headlight wiring & dimmer switch. Next week we have Alan’s 3 wheeled Villiers AC Petite joining us to fit a cut out switch.
Our main project of this week has been the ‘light restoration’ of ‘Spartacus’ (for that is his name) the rare Honda GB500TT.
The ‘light restoration’ process involves a full strip down, professional polishing of all metalwork by our good friend Mike from Portsdown Polishing Services, rebuilding of forks, replacing the exhaust, throttle cables, new bar ends & an in-depth & enhanced detailing process from mono motorcycles, which was to include painting the engine.
Once the strip down was complete, we sent the metalwork off to Mike at Portsdown Polishing Services for professional polishing. As the forks in particular had anodised over time, the project’s focus was to bring as many components back to as close as original as was possible.
Once the metal work began to be returned, it was stunning to see these components looking as shimmering as they did. One of our Facebook followers asked if we had had them chromed, they were so perfect.
While the GB500TT was in a state of strip down, Daniel gave the engine a light paint covering with a heat resistant paint.
Once the engine was painted & refitted, the new exhaust system (provided by our customer) was fitted.
With the engine casings being returned with a simply outstanding finish, Daniel began the process of rebuilding the GB500TT.
On Friday Daniel had re-assembled the Honda GB500TT & proceeded to complete a full machine detail, winter protection & nano sealed all the paintwork.
The end result was simply stunning. The Honda GB500TT had been transformed with a sensitive & delicate ‘light restoration’ with professionalism from Daniel Morris of mono motorcycles & the expert polishing skills of Portsdown Polishing Services.
We have a new venture staring at the mono motorcycles workshop from Saturday 21st December 2019. mono motorcycles ‘Coffee-Stop!’ opens from Saturday 21st December. Delicious ‘Steel Horse Coffee’, Hot Chocolate & Teas are available to purchase 9am-1pm (alternate Saturdays)
Sadly, as most people already know, we have had to cancel this year’s Christmas Charity Quiz due to lack of ticket sales.
However, we would like to say a huge thank you to those very kind people who donated their Christmas Quiz ticket money to SERV, despite the quiz having been cancelled. Thank you so much for all your kindness. You know who you are.
mono motorcycles Events Calendar 2020 is now published. Get your diaries out, tick off the dates & don’t miss a thing! mono motorcycles events are back in 2020! See you there.