Two, three & four wheel motorcycles at mono motorcycles this week
It’s been a two, three & four wheel kind of week at mono motorcycles workshop.
From Quads to Can Am & Ducati to Triumph; we cater for every model, make & CC at mono motorcycles.
Honda Sportrax Quads
On Monday we welcomed two Honda mini quads which are used around the farm where the mono motorcycles workshop is based. Both quads are worked ‘hard’ & when it comes to servicing, it shows.
Both quads were in need of new chains, rear brake pads & one needed new brake shoes.
As mentioned before, we are as an industry struggling to get parts in as quickly as we would do before, which is making some tasks take longer than we anticipated.
Can Am Spyder RT Limited
On Monday we also welcomed a Can Am Spyder to the mono motorcycles workshop for it’s Annual Service. The Can Am’s often have three oil filters. This model only had the one, but not situated in the easiest of places to gain access to, under a side panel, which involves lifting part of the nose cone up too.
We welcomed a simply stunning Triumph Bobber to the workshop on Monday. This beautiful machine has been built by the same customer who built the Yamaha XS650 Flat Tracker we wired up a few weeks ago.
As with all of this customers bikes, the Bobber joined us to have the wiring competed & as always, hidden & secreted away to complete the aesthetic.
Triumph Speed Triple
On Tuesday we welcomed a Triumph Speed Triple to the workshop initially for a rear brake overhaul (failed on the MOT) However, when the Speed Triple arrived at the mono motorcycles workshop, it was found that the front tyre was badly misshapen & under inflated & the rear tyre was near the legal limit.
Once we had advised our customer of our findings, he agreed to have both tyres changed.
When James took the rear brake caliper apart he found that the pistons were completely seized. Although one piston freed off relatively easily, the other involved some considerable encouragement. Once the caliper was cleaned & the seals replaced, it was refitted, new pads fitted & the entire thing was torqued up.
On Wednesday James & Nathan began our latest Honda C90 eCub build (this one is for us to use as a demo bike)
The eCub kit being supplied by our good friends at Shanghai Customs, allows the classic Honda C90 to be transformed into an electric motorcycle. The full build video having been filmed by James, will be available to watch in the next couple of weeks.
Triumph Daytona 675 Track Bike
We welcomed the Daytona to the mono motorcycles workshop, a little over a week ago. However, as we had to wait for parts, again the bike remained with us a little longer than anticipated.
Once Daniel had re-shimmed the Daytona as three of the exhaust valves were too tight; he set about removing & cleaning the fuel filter. They do not make these filters anymore & therefore it had to be cleaned rather than replaced.
James & Nathan assisted with a fork seal replacement & rebuild on the Daytona & once she had been rebuilt, she was ready to go home to her happy owner.
On Thursday, we welcomed a Triumph Thunderbird to the mono motorcycles workshop for a Major Service. In this case all of the valves were within tolerance. Once the Triumph had it’s rear brake pads replaced as they were badly worn, an MOT arranged & all of the filters, plugs & oil replaced; the Thunderbird was ready to return to her owner.
On Friday we welcomed our dear friend Andy’s Ducati Diavel to the mono motorcycles workshop. The Diavel has been being looked after by Daniel since she was purchased nearly two years ago.
On this visit, the Diavel had new brake fluid reservoirs fitted, rear brake pads & a Winter treatment detail.
As always, for all your motorcycling needs, please do contact Daniel or Katy on T: 01243 576212 / 07899 654446 or contact us through our contact page.