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Re: Valuation - In search of a CBF1000
Reply #10 on: 03 September, 2021, 10:48:28 AM
Yes I must agree with you Knapdog your MKII looks good, the replacement exhaust looks much better than the large original. The large original single exhaust put me off moving onto a MKII . Do you need to make any modification to the ECU etc when changing the exhaust ?

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Re: Valuation - In search of a CBF1000
Reply #11 on: 03 September, 2021, 12:52:29 PM
*Originally Posted by Rick [+]
Yes I must agree with you Knapdog your MKII looks good, the replacement exhaust looks much better than the large original. The large original single exhaust put me off moving onto a MKII . Do you need to make any modification to the ECU etc when changing the exhaust ?

Don't need to change the ECU. All I did was remove the exhaust servo and fitted a Healtech Exhaust Servo Eliminator.

BTW, this bike is a 2017 registered bike, though manufactured in 2013. Some just hung around in the showroom.
I bought it last year for 6995 from Earnshaw's with full luggage. One owner, 5000 miles. It was mint.
I missed out on a privately owned 2015 with similar mileage for 5800. At the time, dealers' prices were around a grand more.
Last Edit: 03 September, 2021, 01:01:52 PM by knapdog
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Re: Valuation - In search of a CBF1000
Reply #12 on: 04 September, 2021, 09:26:47 PM
2600 for a 2012 mk2 with 41k - is this a fair price? Lots of history, new stator, brake discs, wheel bearings, includes 3 piece luggage.

I am really torn, Mk1, Mk2, Low mileage (<15k), Higher mileage (41k), etc.
2012 Mk1, 12k, 3 piece luggage, 3400 (mot history and stamps only, no paperwork/invoices, etc)
2009 Mk1Gt, 23k, 2800, new stator, well looked after by elderly gentleman
2008 Mk1Gt, 13k, 3200, mot history only
2007 Mk1, 32k, 2700, comprehensive history
2012 Mk2, 41k, 3 piece luggage, 2600 (good history)

decisions, decisions..
Last Edit: 04 September, 2021, 09:28:12 PM by mrshabbs

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Re: Valuation - In search of a CBF1000
Reply #13 on: 06 September, 2021, 11:15:32 AM
Your task for today is to list on paper all the CBF1000 options into three columns of must haves, don't cares and don't wants. Then decide on your maximum budget and buy the first CBF1000 that ticks all your boxes and is within your budget. Make allowance for the likes of say if heated grips were essential and the CBF you're looking has everything but heated grips then haggle for a price reduction to allow you to get heated grips fitted within your budget. Ask them to reduce the price by 100 which should be enough to get a pair of Oxford premium grips fitted. If its a dealer they may even supply and fit a pair to clinch the sale, if private then negotiate 100 off. Most asking prices are ONO anyway and reductions are expected especially when you give a good reason for the reduction.

What to have clear in your mind is the total cost (your budget) has to include all the options on your list and your budget isn't negotiable.

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Re: Valuation - In search of a CBF1000
Reply #14 on: 11 September, 2021, 08:40:07 PM
Hi folks,
Just signed up as I too am considering a CBF. Really wasn't looking to change but the advent of E10 fuel has made me reconsider my elderly GS500e winter hack. That said it's in amazing condition for a 1994 bike and only has 13k miles with me being the 3rd owner! Currently I can get E5 super unleaded at my local Esso garage but they run out every few days now! I've found a stunning 2007 CBF with "comprehensive service history" plus all old bills, old MOT's, Honda top box and it's totally original. The only sticking point for me is that it has 68k miles on it. The service history makes me less concerned and the guy will take my GS if I want. It has clearly been well looked after judging by the pictures, it's just I've never bought a high mileage bike and am a little nervous. Thoughts?  :020: :020: :020: Thanks. Edd.

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Re: Valuation - In search of a CBF1000
Reply #15 on: 12 September, 2021, 09:00:00 AM
*Originally Posted by edd3647 [+]
...It has clearly been well spruced up judging by the pictures...

Fixed that for you. Have you ever watched Shed and Buried? Every so often you'll see Henry & Sam and from time to time a pair 14 year olds make an old bucket look proper bling with little more than an oily rag!  If I was a gambling man I'd wager you're 1994 GS500 with its 13,000 miles is more or less of equal value to a 2007 CBF1000 with 68,000 miles. Auto Trader Bikes is your best friend for price comparisons.
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