Hey folks. My first question here. I have a 1989 CBR250R that I'm trying to get back up and running. Worked 6 months ago. After the run I changed the front brake handle which had its end broken off (from previous owner) and left it. I then came back last week after travelling and it doesn't want to run and the front brakes are jammed onto the disk. I could hardly move the thing and I was worried I would warp the disk. I had forgotted to put the bike in the garage for the 6 months due to my idiocy and it was subjected to the elements. Do I bleed the brakes to sort this out? It couldn't have been the new brake handle could it? (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130557188780&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:AU:1123) The other major question : Since the bike wasn't running I decided to give general manitenance first by changing sparkies and oil before I troubleshoot. I started with sparkies today and went for the toughest one - the spark plug for 3rd cylinder from the left when you're sitting down on the bike. Funnily enough, it seemed to be lower than the rest of the spark plugs (as in scewed in further which did no make sense)- the socket could not screw it out. It was as if the socket was not 'meshing' with/catching onto the spark plug to be able to screw it out. I hope spark plug didn't catch any cylinder head when I tried to start it. Can spark plugs melt from that? The other spark plugs could be removed but not this one. Any ideas? This is what it looks like - almost nothing to catch onto: http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/2696/img20120531174639.jpg http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8237/img20120531174636.jpg http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2140/img20120531174610.jpg This is a good spark plug: http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/2359/img20120531174741.jpg THanks and sorry for so many questions at once. I hope we can sort this out, man I feel like an idiot for leaving it out and not covering it up at least.