Motorcycles from far & wide join mono motorcycles this week
Following our fantastic weekend at Prescott Bike Fest & the Kickback Custom Show, we returned to the workshop on Monday for another busy week.
First up on the ramp on Monday morning was the Honda CRF450.
Daniel has begun to rebuild the CRF with an extensive parts list to replace including new clutch hub, washers, gaskets & new bolts. Being bound by imports from Japan, we are still waiting for kick start components to arrive.
Once the mechanical engine parts were fitted, Daniel began the electrical works include a new starter solenoid. Daniel has also built new starter & earth cables in house, as they are no longer available for this model
On Tuesday we welcomed a lovely Suzuki GSXR K4 to the workshop for an interim service & headstock bearing replacement.
Wednesday afternoon we welcomed a beautiful Cagiva Mito Evo 1 for full machine detailing & NANO Seal paint protection treatment.
This particular motorcycle had been in a museum for about 20 years our customer told us & only has 1606 Km on the clock from new.
During the 1990’s,this 7 speed 2 stroke was the arch-rival to Aprilia’s AF1 125 FUTURA & later the RS125, a similar 2-stroke 125 cc race-replica. Valentino Rossi’s first proper bike was a Cagiva Mito 125cc which he raced in the 1993 125cc Italian Sport Production Championship.
Once the machine detailing was complete Daniel used Gtechniq C1 crystal lacquer NANO sealant. This lacquer fills the imperfections in the paints surface, stopping the water & dirt getting trapped in those imperfections. It’s design is taken from the Lotus flower which has a completely flat surface, making water bead off naturally.
The Gtechniq C1 crystal lacquer is applied with a small soft cotton pad to avoid any scratches to the paint surface. The ceramic seal that this creates, behaves as a protective barrier, preventing light scratching. This is Concours D’Elegance level detailing.
Thursday morning we welcomed a beautiful Triumph Speed Triple 1050 for interim servicing.
The ‘Racing Yellow’ Speed Triple was one if the special edition models released by Triumph to celebrate 21 years of the Speed a triple & sports the commemorative ‘Speed Triple 94’ tank-mounted plaque.
The Honda Monkey bike was back on the ramp on Thursday to have her wiring completed.
Friday morning saw a Triumph Trophy with a running issue join us.
The customer advised as he arrived, that he had not been able to get the bike above 50mph on the journey to the workshop. When Daniel ran the Trophy, it sounded like it was only firing on 2 cylinders.
Following an investigation, it appears that the ECU has misfired & in the process of doing so, has burnt out a coil. Our customer has authorised the works to be completed & parts are now being ordered.
The final bike on the ramp was an immaculate Kawasaki Z1000SX. The Z1000SX joined us for some security upgrades.
This Sunday is our next Breakfast Club. We look forward to welcoming many of you out to the workshop for a hearty breakfast, to catch up with friends, make new friends or drop in for a pitstop.
monofest1 is only two weeks away & we are all very excited at mono motorcycles. We are really looking forward to the day & hope many like minded bikers will join us on Saturday 6th July for this celebration of motorcycling.
As always for all your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or through our contact page.