Grahams motorcycles

Unit 37 Royds Enterprise Park

Future Fields

Bradford BD6 3EW

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Please note:

If your bike is in for repair, remember to leave your panniers at home!

There is a courtesy bike available for customers – this must be booked in advance, and customers must have their own insurance.

We have a fully equipped workshop staffed by qualified mechanics. Over the years we have invested in a range of top quality workshop equipment, including:

 




  • State-of-the-art remote control hydraulic benches with
    twin-arm lift for bikes without centre stands

  • Specialist fork building equipment

  • Tyre fitting and balancing machines

  • Computerised diagnostic equipment for ABS,
    engine management, CDI, fuel injection and
    service light re-set

  • Specialist BMW tools

  • Brake bleeding and fluid check equipment

  • Digital carburettor and injector balancing equipment

  • DID chain riveter

  • Coolant pressure tester

  • Hydraulic press

  • Parts washer

  • Digital torque wrench

  • MIG welder

  • Number plate machine

  • Induction heater

 

 

 

BMW servicing

Graham's Motorcycles specialise in servicing BMWs.

With Graham specialising in Air Head Boxers and early K models and Stephen spending most of his time working on the newer bikes, there aren't many problems we can't deal with!

We follow the BMW service schedule with a few extra items we feel need addressing (i.e. servicing brake callipers - as opposed to inspecting them).

We use HiFlo filters and Silkoline oils as standard, but if you would prefer we also stock Mahle filters (OEM) with Castrol oil (recommended by BMW).*

Japanese bikes

Although we do specialise in BMW motorcycles we are just as skilled at working on Japanese bikes such as Hondas, Suzukis, Yamahas and Kawasakis.

Unfortunately due to the unreliability of parts and part suppliers we do not work with/on Chinese Motorcycles. We are also not equipped to work with scooters

MOT

At Graham's Motorcycles we are fully equipped to deal with any MOT-related faults, although we don't provide MOTs ourselves. However, we can take your bike for an MOT while its with us for a service.

*Castrol oils and Mahle filters incur a higher charge than Silkoline oil and Hiflo products

One of the most common issues we come across is a 'Brake Failure' warning light. Below is a short explanation of what to do if your bike presents with this.

 


First, don't panic! It could be something as simple as low brake fluid level or low battery voltage.

The best thing to do is to bring the bike to us for a diagnostic check.

If it’s something simple we may be able to fix it for you while you wait. If not, you can leave the bike with us to repair.

It is likely that the servo unit is at fault, in which case there are three options:

1. Replace the unit with a new BMW servo

These units vary in price depending on the model of bike, but generally cost between £1,200 and £1,600 (+VAT and fitting).


2. Have the unit reconditioned by an independent specialist

We can remove the unit and send it away to be fixed by an ECU repair company. We have had limited success with this option to date as not all units can be repaired.


3. Remove the ABS/servo unit 

This is the cheapest and, in our opinion, best option. We can remove the ABS/servo unit from all models of BMW. Unfortunately the ABS is built into the servo unit and so it is impossible to save the ABS. 

Pre CAN-bus motorcycles can be returned to standard brakes without any warning light issues, but we have to leave the ECU on some of the models to prevent errors with the speedometer.

CAN-bus motorcycles can now be returned to standard brakes; however, depending on the model and the various extras, we may have to sacrifice the amber warning light that is used to alert you to any minor problems such as low fuel or bulb monitoring issues.

Please select your model from the drop down box for more information.       

R1100R/GS/RT/RS

The ABS unit can be removed or reconditioned.
Please call us for more details

R1100S

ABS only models:

The ABS can be removed or reconditioned

Servo/ABS models:

The servo unit can be removed and the brakes set back to standard

R1150R/GS/RT/RS

ABS only models:

The ABS can be removed or reconditioned

Servo/ABS models:

The servo unit can be removed and the brakes set back to standard

R1200R/GS/RS/ST

ABS only models:

The ABS can be reconditioned with a lifetime warranty for about £430+VAT.*

Servo/ABS models:

The servo unit can be removed and the brakes set back to standard with fully working amber/red warning lights** for £350+VAT*



*Prices accurate as of 05/06/17 Please check with us before booking in for the work.
**As far as we are aware, while other companies can remove servo units, as of December 2016 we are the only one that keeps the warning lights in full working order. i.e. fuel level warning/bulb monitoring light.

R1200RT

ABS only models:

The ABS can be reconditioned with a lifetime warranty for about £430+VAT.*

Servo/ABS models:

The servo unit can be removed and the brakes set back to standard with fully working amber/red warning lights** for £400+VAT*

Unfortunately, if your bike has cruise control we are unable to remove the servo unit as it will prevent the cruise control from working



*Prices accurate as of 05/06/17 Please check with us before booking in for the work.
**As far as we are aware, while other companies can remove servo units, as of December 2016 we are the only one that keeps the warning lights in full working order. i.e. fuel level warning/bulb monitoring light.

R1200C

ABS only models:

The ABS can be removed or reconditioned

Servo/ABS models:

The servo unit can be removed and the brakes set back to standard with fully working amber/red warning lights** for £350+VAT.*



*Prices accurate as of 05/06/17 Please check with us before booking in for the work.
**As far as we are aware, while other companies can remove servo units, as of December 2016 we are the only one that keeps the warning lights in full working order. i.e. fuel level warning/bulb monitoring light.

K100/1100

The ABS unit can be removed or reconditioned.
Please call us for more details

K1200RS/GT pre-2005

ABS only models:

The ABS can be reconditioned or removed

Servo/ABS models:

The servo unit can be removed and the brakes set back to standard



K1200GT

ABS only models:

The ABS can be reconditioned with a lifetime warranty for £430+VAT*

Servo/ABS models:

The servo unit can be removed and the brakes set back to standard with fully working amber/red warning lights** for £350+VAT.*

Unfortunately, if your bike has cruise control we are unable to remove the servo unit as it will prevent the cruise control from working.



*Prices accurate as of 05/06/17 Please check with us before booking in for the work.
**As far as we are aware, while other companies can remove servo units, as of December 2016 we are the only one that keeps the warning lights in full working order. i.e. fuel level warning/bulb monitoring light.

K1200R/S

ABS only models:

The ABS can be reconditioned with a lifetime warranty for £430+VAT*

Servo/ABS models:

The servo unit can be removed and the brakes set back to standard with fully working amber/red warning lights** for £350+VAT.*



*Prices accurate as of 05/06/17 Please check with us before booking in for the work.
**As far as we are aware, while other companies can remove servo units, as of December 2016 we are the only one that keeps the warning lights in full working order. i.e. fuel level warning/bulb monitoring light.

Due to the unusual design of most BMW motorcycles a slipping clutch is a mammoth task to rectify.

Unlike other bikes, replacing a clutch on a BMW can take between 4 to 10 hours.

The photos below are not intended as instructions but as a display of the amount of work that goes into replacing a clutch.

Yes! At Graham's Motorcycles we can use our diagnostic computer to read fault codes on most models of bike from the following manufacturers:

  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Yamaha
  • Suzuki
  • Kawasaki
  • Harley Davidson
  • KTM
  • Ducati
  • Aprilia
  • Please contact us if your manufacturer isn't listed

It is a common misconception that plugging in the bike will either fix it or tell us which part to order in order to fix it.


Unfortunately, this isn't the case; while the diagnostic software is extremely helpful in diagnosing faults, more often than not, we have to resort to good old-fashioned mechanical ability and know-how.