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About ChrisBezz

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    Staffordshire, UK
  • In My Garage:
    1999 VFR 800fi in yellow.
    Purchased September 1999 new.

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  1. Another update.... As the weather turned for the worse, cold, plus the dreaded salt on the roads here in the UK, I cancelled the booking. Salt and VFR aluminium don’t mix well! so, my VFR is still with it’s seized wheel nuts as of now. She is happy in her heated garage and I’m off for a holiday in Mexico shortly! I haven’t tried again to undo them so I’ll re-book at my workshop and get the problem sorted when I return from My holiday. thanks for all the advice and suggestions, what a brilliant website this is! Chris B. Staffordshire, UK
  2. Can someone explain me why I’ve got two threads on the forum relating to my original starter enquiry?🤔 Did I press the wrong key?
  3. Dutchy, don't tempt me.... I have a weakness for tools! (ask my Wife!) "Also handy too loosen 65 year old clutch baskets..." Also, I didn't make it to Foleys Motorcycles yesterday. Cold weather and more important- icy roads in Staffordshire told me not to risk the journey, so I telephoned and cancelled, maybe next week if I spot a "window in the weather"!!
  4. An update - I’ve booked my VFR into Foleys motorcycles of Stoke on Trent, tomorrow, Friday. I've used Foleys over the lifetime of the bike, which was 20 years old in September. I trust them, always good service, honest people. So hopefully they will coax these nuts off, job done!
  5. @Dutchy. I’m not familiar with impact guns so I don’t understand the workings of these guns.....
  6. CalumL, Thanks for your comments. WD40 was all I had, my old tin of penetrating oil was almost empty, I was trying to get at the back of the domed nuts. Not easy. Regarding roadworthy status, I had the bike recommissioned and serviced in June at my normal garage. She is taxed, tested and insured, also serviced, all good! I am not sure about the tyres because of their age, so I was going to take the rear off to put in my car boot and go to see my tyre man for his opinion. So that is where the problem started. I'm worried about the studs shearing. Yes, I'd be better going down to my tyre man on the bike, but the weather here in Staffordshire is rubbish at the mo. I might be worrying about nothing regarding the tyres, after all they passed the MOT along with the rest of the bike!
  7. Well, I suppose I’m open for some criticism over this, but my ‘99 VFR hasn’t moved out of its heated garage for 3+ ish years. Yes, I know, how could I have left her sleeping, but life hasn’t allowed.... Anyway, I wanted to remove the wheels for a tyre check / renewal at my usual depot. Except the rear wheel nuts won’t move. Even with a long steel 75cm pipe helping with the job. Any ideas how to remove these stubborn nuts? I’m concerned if I lay on with the pressure too much I may well snap the studs.... Plus, trying to press the rear brake lever as well as applying pressure on the lever seems to be an acquired art.... I've been at this for 3 days, also using WD40 to penetrate the treads with no luck. Any help would be welcome.....
  8. Well, I suppose I’m open for some criticism over this, but my ‘99 VFR hasn’t moved out of its heated garage for 3+ ish years. Yes, I know, how could I have left her sleeping, but life hasn’t allowed.... Anyway, I wanted to remove the wheels for a tyre check / renewal at my usual depot. Except the rear wheel nuts won’t move. Even with a long steel 75cm pipe helping with the job. Any ideas how to remove these stubborn nuts? I’m concerned if I lay on with the pressure too much I may well snap the studs.... Plus, trying to press the rear brake lever as well as applying pressure on the lever seems to be an acquired art.... I've been at this for 3 days, also using WD40 to penetrate the treads with no luck. Any help would be welcome.....
  9. I’m just wondering how you remove a brake pedal from a 5th gen VFR? There seems to be an exhaust pipe in the way?
  10. Hmmm.... I don’t fancy a white bike! - especially at that age and with the list of problems! No offence meant to you, or your bikes....
  11. I have the same problem... Bike dropped to the right when parking. ( I changed my mind at the last moment...) lost it!!! i didn’t know I had damaged it..... I will try the remedy? A new footbrake pedal in the UK is £50ish.......
  12. Lovely looking bike. I love the colour and the back scene. For me, the tank bag spoils the lines, yes I know it’s an essential but would have been so much better without.....
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