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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby duke63 » 27 Jun 2019, 07:35

Single side swing arms have no alignment adjusters so if it is out of line it must mean a worn bearing.
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Stonesie » 27 Jun 2019, 13:50

I had a quick Google for you and found a decent DIY guide.
https://www.vfrdiscussion.com/index.php ... nt-1029619

It should give you an idea if it's something that you fancy tackling or if you want to leave it to a garage.
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 27 Jun 2019, 20:42

It's riding fine and the noise has all but gone. I'm fairly sure there is an issue with either the bearing, chain alignment, the chain, or all of the above.

But, I'm going to bury my head in the sand and my wallet in the freezer. As I'm thinking of getting shot in the near future I don't think it's worth spending the money.

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Cav » 28 Jun 2019, 10:44

You can easily check for frozen links in the chain and general chain condition. Same too for sprockets.

A bearing is also cheap enough to replace and do yourself - I replaced all 3 on my ninja for £60 and it makes a great difference to the bike when they are starting to wear out.

Even if you get rid of the bike at the end of the year, if you can spare £60 for a bearing (almost certainly less) it's worth it :)

Worth spending an hour looking over the thing
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby duke63 » 28 Jun 2019, 12:02

I would definitely remove the wheel and if you can slacken the chain off and remove from the sprocket to isolate that from the argument even better.

Problem with SSSAs is if the bearing collapses it will write off the swing arm.
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 16 Jul 2019, 20:14

So it's time to draw a line under this thread, it's only been a few months ago hardly a long term review.

I've covered a smidge over 10k since the end of Feb, and somewhere between 7-8k on the Avon's.

What have I taken away from the experience?

The vfr is a very underated bike, it's very capable regardless of what you ask it to do. From popping to the shops, long distance commuting, and a blast with the lads, it does it all very well. The Avon's are insane and are no where near done! I reckon there is at least another couple of thousand left in the rear yet.

I've enjoyed owning it, and I'm sure the next owner will enjoy is as much as I have.

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Blade » 16 Jul 2019, 20:36

So have the vfr and ktm both gone in px
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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby D6Nutz » 16 Jul 2019, 20:55

Blade wrote:So have the vfr and ktm both gone in px
No, just the KTM. The vfr is going up for sale at the weekend, I've already got offers for the luggage.

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Re: Nutz's VFR 800

Postby Rossgo » 17 Jul 2019, 08:49

Shame to see it go Nutz but moving onto to bigger and better things

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