It includes every single detail on your bike, specific to its year and model. It is often the case that until a bike is completely stripped that you know the extent of the work that needs doing. Genuine parts are supplied and fitted whenever possible! A broken anything means no riding and no fun. Contact or Visit Us So. But anything more than that is invariably an indicator that the mag needs looking at.
All these parts are paid for through your engine rebuilds and he can put in any parts either fine used or new into your engine. He often does not produce the parts himself and will mark up parts by 100% that he has bought in. Ditching the old wires for a modern wiring harness. Because this usually takes about 10 hours, charging the battery overnight works great. He sent it out to a specialist tank restorer.
Stotfold Engineering looks forward to the comments aroused by this publication from the professional classic bike restoration faternity and prospective customer alike. But he is selling magneto spares. Take note that Stuart doesn't handle other electrical repairs. A halogen heater keeps out the February chill, while a transistor radio warms away the February blues. He should be happy to do so, as you are a prospective customer and he make a living from you, so your experience will generate more work for him by you telling others how good he is.
There are two types of brakes out there for older bikes: drum brakes and disc brakes. His workshop is a small grotto of parts, new and ancient. See if you can use one at your local maintenance shop, or buy one online. They likely got started the same way. Most bikes come factory with a 4-2 exhaust system if you have four cylinders, and 2-2 if you have two. Another pit fall to watch out for is the restorers hourly rate. Each have their own fields of expertise, be it a particular make or model of machine, or a certain engineers skill, but one thing that is shared amongst all of them is their love for motorcycles.
There is a fine balance between taking something back to bare metal versus knocking a hole in it. Not having to worry about old, faulty controls and never having to replace a fuse is pretty much a dream. The ancient, wheezy electrical device for checking coils. We specialise in Triumph engine builds. It's magnetos and dynamos only.
He would be a lair as we would if we said Stotfold Engineering can cast you a new crankcase, but we know someone who can and would be happy to point you in that direction as long as you gave us the opportunity to quote on the machining of it. We have predominantly Classic British Motorcycles For Sale but all types and make of Classic Bikes are catered for. We could sub out parts of the work if something extra is needed, but instead we quote for a job or point customers in the right direction, even calling other workshops for info that may help them while they are with us. However, when it gets to more challenging technical tasks, you may find the details to be lacking. And don't run suppressed spark plug caps.
And as much as we wish we could control the cost of things, any prices in this article are just estimates. The complete bike has been languishing in a leaky damp shed and covered with a tarpaulin causing it to sweat, or maybe you you have just purchased it as an easy restoration project. You can often find Stuart at Kempton Park autojumble which is close to his home. Obviously asking if it was going to be done in house is also a good idea. We're based in Hanslope, near Milton Keynes, where we have a fully equipped workshop in which we can offer you an extensive range of services and improvements to your motorcycle.
What happens when he needs a two stroke cylinder liner replacing on a high performance racer and the ports have to be replicated to the standard tuned opening times, you guessed it; the specialist in this field. Check out all the different styles of handlebars out there. If you supply your bike broken down for inspection supplying notes on what you think needs repair he should be able to give you a fairly accurate quote. The old Champion spark plug tester. Payments may be made by most major credit cards, bankers drafts, building society cheques and cash.
He tells the restorer it does not seem to run smoothly and the electric start seems noisy. The chance of you bringing him a problem that he hasn't seen and can't deal with are remote. Ask them to give you a quote for the most it will cost. Then, give it a charge. The next thing to do is flush and bleed your brakes.
What your exact build looks like will vary depending on the condition of your bike, and the plan you set with your mechanic during the once-over. Ben surveys his motorcycle, considering next steps. Custom flat trackers and street trackers from Richard Pollock When you're down at Cosmo's, it's the 1970s all over again. As I said previously if you can find a company that can carry out most of your requirements in house you are lucky. Albans, London, Rugby, Daventry and Coventry.