Sports bikes, tourers, track bikes & pedal mopeds at mono motorcycles
It certainly has been a week of extremes at the mono motorcycles workshop this week.
From sports bikes, to track bikes, to tourers & 50cc Mobylette’s; mono motorcycles pride themselves on rising to every challenge & supporting our wide ranging customer base varied & eclectic tastes.
First up on Monday morning, we welcomed one of our regular customers Kawasaki Ninja for interim servicing & a health check.
Later on Monday, the popping yellow Triumph 675 Daytona track bike joined us again for new rubber & track prep.
On Tuesday Daniel began the assessment on the immaculate Yamaha R1. This R1 is no stranger to the mono motorcycles workshop, as we were originally tasked with getting her road ready after being a non runner upon receipt earlier this year.
Following a Major Service, carb overhaul & full mechanical health check & the R1 having been back with her owner since May; she has recently picked up a miss fire. Despite the customer having since replaced the plugs & coils; she still wasn’t running correctly.
Following a compression test & by looking at the plugs showing No3 was dry & with a strip down & testing on No3 revealing there is an issue there; the next phase will be a full carb overhaul, ultrasonic clean & full investigation once they are apart.
We welcomed another Triumph to the workshop this week. Our regular customers Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 joined us for interim servicing & new front brake pads.
As part of Jason’s Apprentice studies, Daniel was instructing him in how to check battery voltages & the capabilities of the TEXA diagnostic software.
A Namibia Orange BMW R1200GS joined us on Tuesday for wiring a new DENALI horn, additional lighting & front & rear camera fitting.
The challenge for wiring non genuine BMW parts, is that the canbus system can make it difficult for the additional products to be seen & or sometimes can detect things like camera’s & spotlights as an electrical fault.
Wednesday was a hive of activity at the mono motorcycles workshop.
With the BMW having taken more time than anticipated due to nature of the wiring, it was completed first thing Wednesday morning. Daniel then readied the Yamaha MT07 for fork oil replacement & headstock bearings, while Jason stripped down the CCM, ready for fork seal replacements.
Thursday was a day of extremes at mono motorcycles as we welcomed back the Mobylette.
After getting her fly wheel sorted a few weeks ago, she has since been ridden through France & sadly been run out of fuel. Since then, she has not run properly, despite fresh fuel having been added. Therefore, her carb has been cleaned as a first port of call & the jets blown out with the air line, as it could be seen they were clogged. The Mobylette has subsequently been found to have blown her head gasket, so our next task is to source the original Mobylette parts
On Friday the Arlen Ness Custom was back on the ramp, as Daniel continued her wiring. Friday he is focused on chasing the wiring through the handle bar tubing & through the frame.
Sadly, it very much looks like our Sunday 22nd September Breakfast Club will have to be cancelled due to poor weather predicted for Sunday, meaning our last Breakfast Club of 2019 will be Sunday 27th October.
However, that is not the end of this years gatherings. On Saturday 14th December, the mono motorcycles Christmas Charity Quiz in aid of SERV will be taking place at The Pallant Centre, Havant from 7.00pm – 10.30pm. This year’s tickets are £15.00, £10.00 of which goes directly to SERV & £5.00 covers a hot filled roll & soft drink for every attendee. Last year we raised over £1000.00 for SERV & we look to increase that this year with you generous support.
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As always, for all you motorcycling needs, please contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 or through our contact form.