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Offline CBFPete

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Another Biffer in Kent
« on: 25 April, 2017, 11:56:52 AM »
Hi Guys, thanks for the add.

Decided to take the plunge, my 2015 CB500f was a great bike but it lacked the thrill it once had, and over the last year this CBf1000A had been luring me in, so i took the plunge.

Now its a CBF1000ATS, registered in March 2013, 7,500miles on the clock.

shes a real dark horse, bought from a dealership and I think she may have a small electric charge/draining issue, but havent figured out if its grips or stator yet.

Only question i have is, do these bikes get hot? as she feels very hot when in traffic, I know there are 4 header pipes.. but i have not yet heard any fans kick in but have only done small trips in the 24 hours i have owned her...


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Re: Another Biffer in Kent
« Reply #1 on: 25 April, 2017, 12:06:07 PM »
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If the bike is left running after a ride out, the fan should eventually kick in, usually within 5-10 minutes.
If it doesn't, it's worth investigating further.
A quick search on this site for 'service manual' should lead you to a download where you'll get a better idea what to look for in the event of a problem.

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Re: Another Biffer in Kent
« Reply #2 on: 25 April, 2017, 01:24:59 PM »
the fan should be clicking on if you are in traffic for they do run hot - i would be concerned until I heard it
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Re: Another Biffer in Kent
« Reply #3 on: 25 April, 2017, 01:48:24 PM »
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They do run hot, leave it on the stand and watch and listen it should come on within 5 mins , if it doesn't kick in it will boil over into the expansion bottle by the left side near rear wheel and the water will appear from the overflow tube underneath.

You don't have a temp gauge/clock.



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Re: Another Biffer in Kent
« Reply #4 on: 26 April, 2017, 09:06:37 PM »
fan does kick in , everything works as it should atm and loving it

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Re: Another Biffer in Kent
« Reply #5 on: 27 April, 2017, 11:00:19 AM »
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If theres a gap i can get through it !!!

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Re: Another Biffer in Kent
« Reply #6 on: 08 May, 2017, 11:50:09 AM »
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*Originally Posted by CBFPete [+]
Hi Guys, thanks for the add.

Decided to take the plunge, my 2015 CB500f was a great bike but it lacked the thrill it once had, and over the last year this CBf1000A had been luring me in, so i took the plunge.

Now its a CBF1000ATS, registered in March 2013, 7,500miles on the clock.

shes a real dark horse, bought from a dealership and I think she may have a small electric charge/draining issue, but havent figured out if its grips or stator yet.

Only question i have is, do these bikes get hot? as she feels very hot when in traffic, I know there are 4 header pipes.. but i have not yet heard any fans kick in but have only done small trips in the 24 hours i have owned her...
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            ]They do get hot  after only a short run ,the fan comes on and I can feel the heat from the engine, glad you posted this as I was not sure that it was normal, judging by the responce  youve had it appears to be normal.
 

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Re: Another Biffer in Kent
« Reply #7 on: 08 May, 2017, 12:35:15 PM »
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Re: Another Biffer in Kent
« Reply #8 on: 08 May, 2017, 02:08:11 PM »
Welcome Pete,

Looks in excellent condition.

Mine gets hot very quickly, and the fan cuts in regularly in traffic. In fact when I first bought it, the red temperature light used to come on, turned out it had not been connected properly.

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