Triumph & BMW celebrated at mono motorcycles, Funtington, Chichester.
Triumph test rides, servicing & wiring upgrades. BMW S1000RR modifications & servicing. Yamaha XS charging diagnosis. Yamaha R1 clutch replacements. Kawasaki ZX6 road ready ‘health check’. Aprilia starting issues. The major manufacturers continue to come through the mono motorcycles doors.
Daniel Morris started his week with a Triumph Thruxton R test ride, as his Triumph Street Triple RS was at Triumph for a recall. Daniel has had his eye on the Thruxton R for some time & has been considering investing.
Although, he found that the Thruxton R had plenty of torque & was a fantastic ride; he felt that if he were to invest, the Triumph Thruxton R would be a second motorcycle, as the Street Triple RS still ticks every single box for him.
mono motorcycles started our week with a regular customers BMW S1000RR in for a full service & modifications.
The 2014 S1000RR has seen some miles since she was purchased only a couple of months ago, as the owner is a frequent rider on the Welsh roads. However, as a regular customer, even though he lives nearly an hour from our workshop in Funtington, Chichester; he always brings his motorcycles to us for servicing & repair.
The BMW S1000RR still had the standard exhaust fitted. However, our customer had already purchased a SC Project performance exhaust. Once the pipes had been modified & the SC Project exhaust fitted, the BMW not only looked more sleek, but the performance of the motorcycle was noticeable.
Another regular customer bought his Yamaha R1 to us as the clutch was slipping. As this motorcycle is a commuter bike, it was essential for us for get her back on the road, safely, as soon as was possible.
Once the clutch plates were fitted, Daniel Morris made a temporary repair to the blowing exhaust, which the customer approved.
Our second BMW this week, was the 798 GSA which belongs to another of our regular customers. Our customer has decided to use the GSA as a second motorcycle.
However, having only just purchased the BMW, he wanted to ensure it was not only road safe, but that a full service & valve clearance check was undertaken, prior to using it.
Daniel’s son was in the workshop this week, assisting his Dad. A very competent mechanic at such a young age, but when your Dad has over 30 years in the business, you couldn’t ask for a better mentor.
Daniel was asked to assist one of the local major dealers to help them code a second key for a Triumph Speed Triple 2016. Daniel used the TEXA diagnosis software to enable the key to be coded.
The Yamaha XS has been through a thorough diagnosis & Daniel Morris has ascertained the following.
With the motorcycle running, Daniel identified there was no AC switching voltage coming from the stator. Upon removing the stator casing, there was no live switch to the electro magnet. On supplying a live feed to the electro magnet & replacing the casing; Daniel then had 20v AC at the yellow wires from the stator (now charging).
By connecting both of the regulators supplied by the customer, Daniel then had DC voltage of 17-19V. This is too high to charge the battery, telling us both regulators are un-serviceable.
We are now awaiting our customers thoughts on the process & what mono motorcycles will be undertaking next on the XS.
A stunning Aprilia RSV 1000 GEN1 joined us for a starting issue.
We finished our week with another Triumph Street Triple RS at the workshop. The customer benefited fro some mapping & wiring upgrades & a TEXA health check.
We are looking for some classic motorcycles for a ‘display’ at our next breakfast club on Sunday 26th August. If you or anyone you know could commit from 9am – 11am on Sunday 26th August, in Funtington, Chichester; we would be greatly appreciative. We are collecting for our chosen charity SERV Wessex Blood Runners.
As always, for all your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on 01243 576 212 / 07899 654446 or through our contact page.