Welcome to 2016! Did you have a good time over the holiday period? All rested and ready to go!? I’m not really ready having trouble getting into the swing of things. I don’t think the constant rain and grey skies are helping.
Anyway! we have reset our opening times back to normal, moving back to our half day Saturday. We have also made some changes to the blog as you can see. Giving it a bit of a spruce up for the new year and changing the header to a drawing of the newer looking GSXR. I have also littered this post with a number of other sketches of bikes.
I did promise to post more often last year but did not keep it up. I’m not doing that again this time. The real world tends, in our case, to push our digital presence into the background. It is possible this would be different if our business was more digitally based. A lot of what we do does not require a computer.
That just leaves me to say that we wish you all the best for the coming year.
PAID MOTORCYCLE MARKET RESEARCH
Ace Cafe London have been contacted by market research company “Forensic Fieldwork Ltd” who are looking for owners of the below listed motorcycles to attend a focus group. We trust that this may be of interest to you or someone that you know who may fit the criteria. Please feel free to share it.
Get Paid: £100
Venue: London W.1
Date: Monday 9th June
You will be required to produce your original V5 documents and photo ID.
Yamaha FZ8 Fazer
Yamaha XJ6 Diversion
Contact: Aaron Sion, Project Principal:
Tel: 020 3435 5715
We introduced recently plastic repair patches for those who wanted an easy way of replacing missing pieces from their farings. It saves time and effort looking for matching plastic material that needs cleaning before it can be used as an insert.
This post illustrates what can be done with our 200 X 130 mm patch and a meter of welding rod.
We have had a broken faring in the workshop that we were going to repair and sell on. It has been on the shelf that long I can no longer remember what bike it came from. A couple of times it has been raided for spares to repair customers farings. I thought it was time to repair it and in so doing demonstrate what can be done with one repair patch.
The faring in question has had the end of the windscreen finger cut off to repair another. A template was cut from a piece of card as a guide from the intact side. Then laid on the repair patch and cut round. A bit of heat was applied to the cut out to shape it so it mimicked the curve of the finger. Then the edge of the faring and shaped piece had the edges chamfered so they could be tacked and welded together. In a number of places it needed over welding to build up the material so it was identical to the other side. Once the heat had dissipated it was machined and rubbed down with some wet and dry for a smooth blended finished. When painted you would not know that the bit had been missing in the first place.
Nose cone custom to except Honda fireblad headlights
Aka Alan France has updated his blog.
If you go to this page you will see pictures of all the mods we did on his first project.