How do we get
Easily. Hillington West rail station is a short walk, and
we are only a few minutes from the M8 motorway.
Travel directions and map - click here
When are you
Our business hours are 9am - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday.
We do not open for business on Sunday or Monday.
What do you
Our basic workshop labour rate is £50.00 per hour
Special services, or work outside our normal opening hours
may be at an extra cost.
What types of
bikes do you work on?
Anything that can roll into the workshop, within reason. Quads,
customs, cruisers, racers, tourers, scooters - all welcome.
Are there any
things you won't work on?
Mini motos. Pit bikes.
you keep a lot of parts in stock?
We keep common consumables, like filters, spark plugs and
so on. We do not keep dedicated parts such as the clutch lever,
footrest, or mirrors for your bike. Parts for particular models
would have to be ordered in, but that is usually quite quick.
you do MoTs?
Not in our own workshop, at this time. We can check and
prep your bike and take it for its MoT.
you sell bikes?
No. We don't have a showrooom.
you stock accessories?
No. We just have a busy workshop, and do not have the space
for a display of accessories. If you want us to supply and
fit something like heated grips or a chain oiler, just ask
us and we will talk about it.
service my bike while it is under the manufacturer's warranty?
Can you really
turn lemons into peaches?
Easily. All it takes is money, time, and decades of experience.
How much does
it cost to run my bike on the dyno?
A dyno run with a printout of your bike's performance costs
£30.00 plus VAT. You would have to make a booking with
us to do this. If you want the bike to be run and a printout
generated after we have serviced your bike let us know in
What is a dyno?
Dyno is short for dynamometer. A dynamometer is in essence
a rig that positions a big heavy roller below the rear wheel.
The faster the bike can accelerate the roller, the more power
it is making. When the dyno is used along with other devices
that analyze things like exhaust gases, or control ignition
timing, etc, it can provide lots of information that tuners
can use to improve the vehicle.
So what happens
on a dyno run?
There are plenty of youtube clips of bikes being run on dynos.
Tether the bike to the machine, run the bike, gather data.
Afterwards, you may have some information that will allow
you to make informed decisions about what work to do or bits
to buy next.
should I bother having the bike run on a dyno?
dyno will help diagnose problems and optimise the performance
of your motorcycle.We have years of experience on road and
track bikes. We have used the dyno to de-bug bikes that other
workshops, including franchised dealers, just could not get
to run properly. If you have purchased a bike and its previous
owners have fiddled with different exhausts, fuelling, and
ignition settings then it would be wise to check that it is
all operating as it should and the modifications are not doing
more harm than good.
What is a Power
The PC is a fuel injection adjustment unit that works with
the bikes' standard ECU. It is a device used on fuel-injected
bikes, that modifies the signal delivered to the injectors,
allowing the fuel/air ratio to be varied and adjusted through
the rev range. This means that a bike's fuelling can be adjusted
quite precisely, and will compensate for a different exhaust
or other modifications.
What is carb
Before fuel injectors there were carburettors. Carburettors
regulate fuel and air and mix them together to feed the engine.
By changing the sizes and positions of various parts in the
carb (jets and needles) you can vary the ratio of fuel to
air. This is not as easy or quick as it sounds, but with the
help of the dyno and its accessories, the carbs can be adjusted
very effectively and will compensate for different exhausts
or other modifications.