Motorcycles, moving house & monofest1
Wow! What an amazing fortnight with a myriad of motorcycles, moving house & monofest1!
Tues 2nd July – After moving house the weekend of 29-30 June, we were back in the workshop on Tuesday & Daniel was straight into fabrication for the XJ900. The XJ is in the process of having the suspension reconfigured to give a smoother ride. As we did not build the chassis in the first place, it has taken some consideration to fathom how to reinforce the suspension, as the XJ would have originally had a twin shock set up & this had been reduced to a one shock system by the original custom house.
Our second bike up on the ramp this week, was the black Honda CBR1000.
In the sunlight the paintwork has a stunning fleck in it which sparkles. The CBR joined us for servicing, fitting a new hugger & a full machine detail. It was while we were prepping to fit the hugger, that we found out why the owner had had issues with it. The bolt to fit the hugger, had been sheared off & the only way to gain access, is to drop the rear wheel & swing arm out. The customer is re-booking the CBR for this process.
On Wednesday we welcomed a beautiful Hayabusa to the workshop for some wiring upgrades.
Our next guest last week was the new Ducati Scrambler ‘Desert Sled’
The Ducati joined us for servicing & replacement of the running in oil, heated grips & SAT NAV cable routing. Once the service was complete, this modern Ducati was plugged in to the TEXA diagnostic system to check for fault codes & reset the service light. The ‘Desert Sled’ also had her new ‘Barkbusters’ hand guards fitted.
On Friday we welcomed the stunning Aprilia Tuono V4 which joined us for some new shoes!
We also welcomed the classic ‘Big Bang!’ Yamaha R1 to the workshop on Friday for some upgrades & modifications.
The iconic R1 still draws such an affectionate ‘Gasp!’ from many riders of a certain generation & inspires awe in new generations who understand this iconic motorcycles place in motorcycling history. Enjoy!
Our final guest of last week, was the cool grey Honda Pan European. The Pan joined us for fork seal replacements. Upon inspection the one fork had been leaking extensively, however, thankfully it would appear that in this case no fork oil has made it’s way onto the brake pads.
Sat 6th July – What an amazing day for our very first monofest1!
The sun shone all day for us & people came & went throughout the day, grabbing a breakfast, or relaxing in the garden listening to the great tunes from REACTOR1 & savouring the delicious burgers & pizza’s put on by our hosts, The Barleycorn Tavern.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported the event on Saturday. We would also like to thank our amazing volunteers who stayed with us all day, Stu, Andy, Sarah, Derek, Katy’s Dad & Mum, Katy’s Niece Erin & friends Mia & Nathan. Thank you to Zoe Cano for bringing her sense of adventure, to Jamie Gladman for his artistic excellence, to REACTOR1 for giving us some awesome tunes, SERV Wessex for whom we raised £105 for & to The Barleycorn for hosting our first monofest event. Monofest2 is already in the pipeline with more music & a beer festival. Watch this space!
Mon 8th July – First up on Monday was the BMW R1200GS.
The R1200GS joined us to have the front shock absorber stripped out. This was then packaged up by mono motorcycles & sent to Firefox Racing to be recommissioned. Our customer has arranged directly with Firefox & once the recommission is complete, the shock absorber will be sent back to mono motorcycles for refitting.
A happy ending story.
During our last breakfast club, a lot of attendees met our ‘Row C’ cat. ‘Row C’ cat had appeared a couple of weeks before our breakfast club & sort of adopted us all with her friendly manner. We were lead to believe she had had a litter & concerned for her well being, one of the ladies on site took her to the vet. It transpired she was not a mum, she was only 7 months old & not micro-chipped. The same lady has now taken ‘Row C’ cat home to look after her & inspired by Daniel’s play on words, she is now known as Rosie (Row-C)
On Wednesday we welcomed one of our regular customers Yamaha Fazer.
The Fazer joined us for new Renthal high rise handlebars, OXFORD heated grips & Venhill brake lines.
Another BMW S1000XR joined us on Wednesday for a major service & valve clearances. Good news for our customer as all the clearances were in spec.
A busy workshop, is a happy workshop! Bookings being taken from 8th August. Book early to avoid disappointment
Thursday we welcomed a Honda CBR125, who joined us for new chain & sprockets & front & rear pads.
From Katy. “Well, this has been a very long time coming. I have been battling my way through my MOD1 for a month & a half, but on my 4th attempt, I got it in the bag!
Today, I passed my MOD2! I am over the moon, relieved & super excited to be able to get my SV on the road & really begin my biking journey. Thank you to the moon & back to Daniel for supporting me through this & to my family who quietly let me get on with it. Huge thanks to Mark Charles of M&C Motorcycle Training, who has the patience of a Saint & supported me through my MOD1 demons! Now my biking journey can really begin!
As always, for all your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 M: 07899 654446 or through our contact page.