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Offline NJD

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Centre stand height?
« on: 12 July, 2019, 11:05:27 PM »
Hi,

Seems the centre stand on this bike suffers from dwarfism, or am I missing something?

Never known a bike to have the rear tyre on the ground even when on the centre stand. How am I supposed to spin the wheel to lube the chain etc?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Centre stand height?
« Reply #1 on: 12 July, 2019, 11:21:45 PM »
Hi, my Mk1 is totally standard, normal suspension etc, and using the centre stand leaves the rear wheel about two inches off the (flat) floor. Unfortunately I have no solution for you, but what you have is not normal, so I’d question what is not standard on your machine. Good luck!
« Last Edit: 12 July, 2019, 11:23:12 PM by oldtimer03 »

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Re: Centre stand height?
« Reply #2 on: 13 July, 2019, 07:50:26 AM »
I agree with oldtimer03

e.g., Has a non-standard (shorter) main stand been fitted and/or the fork tubes been lowered/'dropped' and/or has the overall length of the rear shock been increased either by the addition of a 'shim' or a by fitment of a longer, perhaps non-Honda, shock?

Here's what the Main (centre) stand should look like:
https://www.bike-parts-honda.com/honda-motorcycle/1000-MOTO/CBF/2007/CBF1000S7/Accessories/MAIN-STAND/17MFA6I1/08M5001/3/2074

and here are the Honda Workshop manuals for the front and rear suspension.
https://bob.ollis-brown.co.uk/manuals/cbf1000/2006-2008-CBF1000-A-14%20FRONT%20WHEEL-SUSPENSION-STEERING.pdf
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https://bob.ollis-brown.co.uk/manuals/cbf1000/2006-2008-CBF1000-A-15%20REAR%20WHEEL-SUSPENSION.pdf
« Last Edit: 13 July, 2019, 07:52:40 AM by richardcbf »
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Re: Centre stand height?
« Reply #3 on: 13 July, 2019, 09:34:46 AM »
Hi,

This is one of those tuck your tail inbetween your leg moments: we live on a hill and the pathway is slanted, but level in parts, and it turns out I just needed to move it backwards to a very specific spot to give enough clearance between the ground and the underside of the rear wheel. Embarrassing, but at least it wasn't anymore difficult than that.

I did attempt to adjust the rear suspension with the c-spanner provided in the toolkit, however, and found that the bottom of the shock moved before the adjuster did (twisted). I've got a spare shock (like for like replacement) that I purchased because I wasn't happy with the condition of the one on the bike while looking it over at the shop and that adjusts fine (with a bit of force the more you put it towards the higher end, mind). Is this an indication of anything? I shouldn't have to pull as hard as I was on the c-spanner only for it to slip. One thing I thought was attempting to torque up the bolt that I can get too, but wanted advice before continuing. A shock that's fitted to the bike, and tightened in place, shouldn't be harder than one that's off the bike to adjust -- without anything holding it in place.

 


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