Trade EXPO, Motorcycle Museum & plenty of wiring for mono motorcycles.
A truly eventful week at mono motorcycles. A trip to the National Motorcycle Museum & the Stoneleigh Motorcycle EXPO in Coventry started a week which has seen a rainbow of motorcycles through our doors.
Daniel & Katy headed north towards Birmingham on Sunday 20th January, ahead of attending the Stoneleigh Motorcycle Trade EXPO on Monday 21st January. Somehow, neither Daniel or Katy had ever been to the National Motorcycle Museum & neither were disappointed. Room after room of immaculately presented motorcycles from the golden age of the 1800’s, right through to the sports bikes Daniel & Katy eagerly watched racing in their youth. Icons like Trevor Nation, Barry Sheene, Wayne Gardner, Freddie Spencer, all names from Daniel & Katy’s childhood were mentioned in relation to some of the fastest motorcycles of their time.
Monday saw Daniel & Katy attending the Stoneleigh Motorcycle Trade EXPO. The EXPO is the only UK motorcycle specific trade show & the largest in Europe. It was great to catch up with the DATATOOL team & chat about their new innovations & get the low down on the new DATATOOL TrakKING Adventure S5.
Daniel & Katy spent some time checking out what was new & made some more industry connections to benefit the mono motorcycles portfolio. mono motorcycles are now very pleased to be able to offer OXFORD security products to compliment the DATATOOL trackers & alarms. In addition, we have also gained accounts with VENHILL Engineering Ltd, who specialise in bespoke brake lines & BIKE IT, who have a wealth of motorcycle related products in their catalogues.
Every new account we can secure, enables us to broaden our supply chain & in doing so, ensure our customers have the very best options available to them.
Once back in the workshop, the spectacular Triumph Rocket 3 was collected & ridden home by her very happy owner.
We then welcomed one of our regular customers to the workshop, to have his rear brake pads fitted to his gorgeous Yamaha R1. The R1 has been professionally wrapped to give it a unique pale green/aquamarine sheen. In addition, the owner has fitted some rather amazing new LED lights.
We welcomed a Honda CBF125 to the workshop on Tuesday, initially to assess a charging fault & to assess why the headlights weren’t working. Upon investigation, Daniel discovered that the stator had burnt out. The customer had mentioned that the heated grips which were fitted to the motorcycle when he aqquired it, seemed to drain the battery. He had therefore disconnected the heated grips, to see if this would help.
Once a new stator had been purchased & fitted, Daniel ensured that the heated grips were wired into the ignition; ensuring they would not drain the battery going forward.
The next phase of the motogadget conversion for the XJ900 has been on hold this week, while her owner considers his speedo options. When you are investing so much energy into such a unique build, every decision has to be carefully considered.
An immaculate Honda CB650F joined us at the end of the week for heated grips & a USB charger. The Honda hasn’t even reached it’s 600 mile initial service yet.
Nathan Morris continues to learn with his Dad in the workshop. This week, he has been getting to grips with fork refurbishments, wiring looms & oil pumps.
Our ‘Thank You’ Open Morning is nearly upon us. We look forward to welcoming friends, family & supporters of mono motorcycles for Tea/Coffee & cake on Saturday 9th February.
We are forever mindful of the safety of the motorcycling community around us & therefore wish anyone riding in the extreme cold conditions we have seen this week, very safe riding. One thing to watch out for, particularly at this time of year, is oil & diesel on wet roads. As the air is so cool & the roads are not drying; it can make riding conditions pretty treacherous. Check forums, news feeds & any groups you are members of for friendly warnings about tricky road conditions & above all, look out for each other, always.
As always, whatever your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 / 07866 654446 or through our contact page.