Clarendon Motorcycle News
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Unit 2, Factory Estate
Argyle Street, Hull
4 days ago
Another crazy week at Clarendon.
Some hours knocked in this week to try and keep everyone happy, if we havent got round to you please be sure we havent forgotten, there's just only so many hours in the day and the phone has been on fire. I'm down an MOT man too which doesnt help, big thumbs up to Tim for the early starts and to Jack for some late (10pm) nights.
The social distancing is working, and the weather has been kind also. I'm impressed by how many people have taken the common sense approach to keeping bikes MOTd regardless of govts deferring. I've had 2 calls this week from police regarding bikes stopped on way to us so be aware they are out to "have a word"
Seen a variety of service work, frame alterations. Dodgy tyres, and a "The front fell off" project.
A few people asking about suspension set ups. I'm booked for tomorrow (sat) and going to enjoy the 2 days off. Back to it Tuesday.
Ride safe everyone and Thank you for your continued support.
Al ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Wow. What a crazy couple of weeks.....
Please be patient with us, we are doing our very best to get everyone safely on the road, and repaired when required.
We've had a nightmare getting genuine parts recently and cant thank the likes of Spares unlimited and Pitstop for keeping aftermarket stuff flowing.
Miles Kingsport and 5 Ways are now open to us, (restrictions apply obviously) but that means Hull is getting back up to strength with keeping you all safely on the road.
Jack and I are burning the midnight oil to get the back log cleared.
Remember also our views on the deferred MOTs..... if you're using it then we can MOT it regardless.... I've had 4 serious issues last week that if left unchecked another 6 months would definitely have resulted in a dangerous failure, 1 was imminent. Your safety is priority to us.
Ride safe, keep safe. Dont give the haters ammunition.
See ya'll soon.
Al ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Well.... I didnt think the address gave open licence to ride anywhere, but many online feel it does. Nothing would make Hulls bike shops happier, but PLEASE be aware, the police are out there and the fines are increasing.
The eyes of the media will be on groups like bikers and how they behave over the next few days.
Ride safe as always, Clarendon are open, but we are already busy, if any of our customers need anything please call to book asap. I will also repeat my advice from last month regarding the deferring of MOT tests.....
IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE IT THEN MOT IT! We see a lot of dangerous defects that if you wheel your bike out the garage this year, eager to get going that you might've missed. Again, the police WILL prosecute if any defects are found.
John @ The Shed is still MOT'ing and I believe Steve@ A&M is opening saturdays.
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** Customer of mine who's had a couple of bad deals is looking for a reliable 125 to get to work. Hes a big lad so no scooters. Might suit xr125 or similar.
Preferably a honda or jap at least
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Sunny Sunday and a day off!
Been an interesting week as always, suspension set ups, scooters literally glued together with red gasket, a Mcams insurance job, luckily my good friend Tim is ok and back working the frontline already. And a stunning brand new z900 cafe racer popped in for a simple sat nav connector.
Bikes this week have ranged from 7 days old to 40yrs!
As always thanks for your support, both customers and the social media groups that are so important for small businesses to survive.
I'm out on 2 wheels today, unfortunately its pedal power 😔
If I dont have a stroke I'll see you all Monday onwards ❤👍
Stay safe ya'll
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WOW! Cracking day at the shop, and this is what 25 years looks like in Suzukis 1000cc range.
Weve been asked a few times about the govts Mot rulings, and although I think on the whole the govt are doing a pretty decent job in unprecedented circumstances, the MOT temporary rules leave road users open to serious issues.
Any MOT tester will tell you stories of things they've found after only a yr since a bike was tested. For us at Clarendon it's a safety issue, our advice is GET IT TESTED IF YOURE GONNA USE IT.
If something Fails on a car chances are it will just stop.
On bikes which arent stable, something failing could have a lot more serious consequences.
Not to mention some insurance companies are now challenging the govts decision, and are not promising to cover bikes that havent had a physical test for over a year.... check with YOUR insurer asap!
Lastly, if you are stopped riding, which IS likely with essential journeys being our only reason for riding our bikes, then ANY defects found WILL be acted upon and prosecuted if deemed non road legal. Feels like a double edged sword to me, great if you are mechanically minded then I'm sure you're able to keep on top of essential maintenance and possible issues. But.... if you're not.... doesnt matter, you can be fined up to 2.5k !?!
The test is £29. Be safe. Ideally dont ride..... we'll test it when this is all over. Gladly!
But, if you are using your bike and it's not had a test in a year, please get it done.
Clarendon and John at The Shed are still testing, we both want our customers safe, and ready to spend a fortune on their bikes with us after this virus is sorted.
Again stay safe people
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Hi All..... fast approaching the weekend and we are still open for MOTs and regular work.
As previously stated frontline staff and key workers are our priority at the moment and it's good to know we are doing our bit to keep essential people at work.
The Govt has stated another 3 weeks of measures, and Clarendon will be adhering to strict guidelines on social distancing in place for customers to bring work and pay/collect.
Please call 01482219999 if you have any issues, and we'll get you back on the road asap.
Stay safe everyone.
Al ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Finally kicking back with a cider, happy knowing we kept some key people moving this last week.
You guys and girls on the proper frontline.... big respect👍
Huge mention to Jack Coker too, without his attitude to work and learning, I'd be half the business I am. Tim is still isolating and trying to shake the cold hes had for weeks which is the right decision....but boy do we miss him. Spanner is still popping in, after all Sue wont have him in the house 24/7 🤣
We're a team, and doing our very best to keep this moving in difficult times. Cant wait till we are all through this and at full strength. It's not about the money, if id've wanted to be rich I wouldn't have chosen motorcycle engineering 🤣🤣
Back in Tuesday, couple of jobs booked for start of the week, still doing MOTs for bikes before and after the extension for the safety conscious of you,
Lastly..... had a few brake jobs in recently, seized calipers. If your bike is hard to push in and out of the garage then this is probably the issue, corrosion build up behind the dust seals.....
We can completely rebuild your brakes, new seal kits including centre seals. *always replace them!!
We dont even need the full bike if you can remove the system (calipers/lines/master cyl.) We have a bench rig that let's us bleed up once they're rebuilt.
Give us a call if your bike is suffering!
Stay safe people.
Al. ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Massive thanks again to the Boss and young Jack for the 30k service and new front tyre on the GT yesterday. Your are the BEST. ... See MoreSee Less