Sometimes the old ones are the best!

0 Comments Posted April 21st, 2016 in Servicing, Suzuki, Workshop Tips, Yamaha.

Here at BSD, no two days are ever the same, we see all makes of bikes old and new. However we have noticed over the last couple of years, owners are tending to keep their beloved bikes longer, gone are the days when you would change your bike before the first M.O.T was due! Pictured […]

If you look after your bike, it will look after you!

0 Comments Posted June 18th, 2015 in Servicing.

The customer that owns this 1997 Ducati 916 Biposto has been bringing his bike to BSD for the last 15 years. We first saw the bike in 2000 when he brought it secondhand with around 11,000 miles on the clock, got Mark to give it the once over and let him know if there were […]

BSD Servicing!

0 Comments Posted June 17th, 2015 in Servicing.

 Here at BSD we don’t just do dyno and tuning, servicing is one of our major customer requests, using manufacturers’ OEM filters, NGK spark plugs and Silkolene oils. We have been involved with Ducati servicing and parts for many years now with a regular customer base, along with Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha, Triumph and now […]

2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure 8,000 mile service plus new tyres

Posted June 15th, 2015 in BMW, Servicing.

The owner of this BMW Adventure – the very last of the air-cooled models – did not buy it from his local BMW dealer but had it delivered, new,  from Sunderland. So he had no real reason to go BMW to get it serviced and brought it to us for the BSD stamp in its […]

2000 Ducati Monster 750 service and new belts – it maybe old, but it’s a goodun!

Posted May 29th, 2015 in Ducati, Servicing.

For some reason this year we’re seeing bikes that have been buried in garages for ages then sold – and the new owners are bringing these low mileage (but old) machines to us with problems… So with a service there’s a lot more to check, and you have to go round meticulously and not ignore […]

1994 Honda FireBlade in need of a little TLC… and left us making 120 very usable bhp

Posted November 10th, 2014 in Honda, Servicing.

The owner of this early Blade rode it in because it wasn’t running right. And all the stuttering and rough running was no surprise, as it was only firing on three cylinders. We took the carbs to bits and where it’d been stood on the side stand, leaning toward the left, the old fuel had […]

August Update!

0 Comments Posted August 5th, 2014 in Servicing.

  Wow, what a summer we have had here at BSD, the work has been non stop because of the mild Winter at the beginning of this year. We have constantly been re-mapping ECUs, servicing any make of motorcycle, performing engine refreshes, general repairs and tyre fitting. On the ECU remapping side of things KTM […]

Ducati 1198S service and new belts… after it turned up running on one cylinder (ouch)

Posted May 21st, 2014 in Ducati, Servicing.

The owner of this 1198S rocked up and complained his bike running badly and the clutch was noisy. Now, when we got out to it the poor thing was only firing on one cylinder. Oh dear, this can be bad. Previously we’ve had Ducatis turn up here (after not having their belts serviced) with a […]


0 Comments Posted January 23rd, 2014 in Servicing.

This is not our usual type of bike that we work on but we do like a change sometimes. The owner of this CCM phoned us explaining that the exhausts that were getting very hot and that according to what he read it was caused by the pilot jets getting blocked. He brought the bike […]

Suzuki GSXR1000K4 suspension issues!

Posted October 17th, 2013 in Servicing, Suzuki.

One of our local customers bought this very tidy K4, but noticed riding it home in the rain that the front suspension had no rebound and was very hard to turn into a corner. The guy he bought from assured him that the forks had been rebuilt after a seal change, but was it done […]