Clarendon Motorcycle News
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|Monday – Friday||9:00 – 6:00|
|Saturday||8:30 – 2:00|
Unit 2, Factory Estate
Argyle Street, Hull
11 hours ago
Is anyone else forgetting what day it is?
Clarendon Motorcycles are still open for essential work 😉
Suppliers are still supplying
Delivery drivers still delivering
We're keeping shop front down most of the time, and its proving easier to book jobs together which let's us have an extra couple of days off when its quiet.
Telephone will divert to my mobile after 6 rings or so, please keep it calling and I can answer questions and book you in from mobile.
Testing times for all of us, but as #jocko says.... To feel the light, you must experience the darkness
Stay safe everyone.
Al X ... See MoreSee Less
What to do??????
While we're all sat at home missing our bikes (and next weekend is gonna hurt, it's looking like a scorcher if long range forecasts pan out) the more experienced of us are probably going to start, or finish that project. I've got an SR250 ready to build that Liv my 8yr old daughter is going to have a big hand in, when I've found the bloody swingarm spindle I've misplaced 🤦🏻♂️
The rest of you, especially the ones trying to escape housework, it's a good time to get familiar with your bikes. A good way to start is a good clean, inspect everything you can see, you might spot a potential problem that due to relaxed MOT rules could get worse before your bike's next in for test. Let's be realistic, with everyone feeling it financially I dont envisage a flurry of service bookings once alls back to normal.
My advice is start by removing calipers, check they're all working correctly and just clean with brake cleaner, dont go too far, but it's a start and a confidence booster. Jack the bike up if you can, feel for play in bearings and bushes. Grease and lubricate all you can get at.
Give it a go!
And if anyone gets stuck or needs advice, I'm still in shop during the week and my phone will divert to mobile so I'm happy to offer advice to customers. To be honest itll be nice to have a chat, we're a social lot us bikers and I'll.miss that the most.
Al and the team @ Clarendon motorcycles. ❤👍 ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
Well people, I'm open tomorrow (sat) morning for last of MOTs before the new rules come in.
The shop is cleared of bikes and weve taken the measure of removing the tools whilst we're on lockdown. Although we are fully covered both inside and out with 24hr recorded CCTV, and Alarmed theres always some desperate numpty who'll try.....and if they do we aren't far away. Good to have all the businesses on Factory estate working together!
We've helped quite a few frontline workers this past week, but now it's time to do what the Govt is asking and put our families and the NHS before income. I'd like to say call me for emergencies only, but in my mind I think the next 72hrs will limit even that.
Please stay safe and do what you're asked.
STAY AT HOME.
This is the closest thing in our lifetime (hopefully) that is comparable to the spirit needed during the Blitz and WW2.
Look after each other, this whole thing might just give us all a nicer perspective when it is all over.
And whilst your bored at home, check this picture out.... it could be worse, you could have to sweep up after Spanner!
Most of this came from under his chair/desk.
Stay Safe ❤❤👍
Al. ... See MoreSee Less
So.... reading the DVSA website....not taking Karen's advice on facebook this follows....
All motorcycles needing a test on or after 30th march can still be used and be granted a 6month extension. You must keep up to date on revised guidance online.
However MOT stations and garages are still allowed to stay open and for the time being we are allowed to continue MOTing.
Because..... (as is always the case) an MOT is NOT proof the vehicle is road worthy and if you are stopped WHICH THEY ARE DOING TO CHECK NON ESSENTIAL TRAVEL and your vehicle isnt confirming, then you WILL BE PROSECUTED!
I find this ludicrous, so the stance is..... as customers you pay for the Privilege of getting a professional to check your bike over annually for safety and conformity. They now say you dont need to, but if caught with anything wrong you'll get done!?
My advice is.... if you're not using it then fine.... enjoy the deferred time and the 29 quid in your pocket. If you ARE USING YOUR BIKE FOR ESSENTIAL TRANSPORT then while they let us test get it tested. Were all worried about the virus AND our incomes and outgoings, the last thing we need is more outgoings in fines and points/increased insurance due to woolly guidelines on road worthiness.
Please be patient, I'm on my own, and trying to get things in order.
Alan. ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Just extended MOTs for 6 months. In seasonal trade I'll get a grant but now stand to lose at least 6I in projected MOT slots as well as all the work it brings in.
So were being asked to lock down for 3 weeks but MOTs suspended for 6 MONTHS?!?!?
Sounds like the Govt know we ain't riding for a while. ... See MoreSee Less
News filtering through already. Garages in list as retail that are essential.
Clarendon will remain open while were needed but to reflect strict protocols.
No customers within workshop.
Card payment preferred.
Please no social visits or customers arriving with company unless it's to provide a lift home whilst bikes are being worked on.
All non essential items such as luggage or sat navs/phones/cameras to be removed before drop offs.
With your cooperation I can keep you guys moving, safe and legal and maybe just help in saving lives by getting you where you need to be to provide care, support, food and medicines.
I'll do my best. But I need all my customers to do the same.
Al. ... See MoreSee Less
**UPDATE ON SITUATION**
Its unprecedented, and after tonight's speech from the prime minister I am taking advice tomorrow morning on our place in what's happening.
Clarendon has a lot of nhs/care staff, delivery and transport workers who rely on us to keep them on the front line. However we cannot do that if we cannot receive parts and consumables.
Parts suppliers and online shops are allowed to trade I've been informed but untill I speak to them in morning I cannot make decisions. Delivery drivers are linked to be prioritising food and medical supplies, but when I'm not sure.
With fresh decisions being made on a daily basis due to some of the publics lack of adhering to Govts advice, its understandable details are sketchy on who fits into what categories.
By tomorrow I'm hoping to know where we stand, legally and morally. We will do what we are told. I'll update this page then.
Whether I can provide emergency support only for frontline service providers is a question I will ask also.
Please follow the advice our Govt are asking us to.
Be British, be proud, and do the right thing.
Stay safe ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Lots of businesses are struggling, but this is a time to pull together and be strong where we can, who knows when you might need help yourself and as my dad used to say...
"Its just the right thing to do"
No gimmicks, while the Govt let's us go to work I'll be there, if ANY Key Workers requested by Govt get to work on 2 wheels and have issues Clarendon will recover, and fix your bikes for the cost of parts only (subject to how terminal) if we can get you back on it in less than 3 hours then the labour is on us.
Note* please dont say you work saturdays in Asda and bring me a project in boxes! But you get the idea!
Take it seriously people. I hope we all laugh in a year and it was all an overreaction, my money is on not.. so let's look out for each other and do the right thing.
Ride, work and Stay safe ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
Another excellent visit to the lads for rear tyre change on the GT. Quickly and efficiently carried out by young Jack and I was back on the road within 30 mins. I trust this young man completely to fettle my bike. Thank you. And isn't it lovely weather to bed in a new rear! ... See MoreSee Less