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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #30 on: 28 April, 2022, 04:23:51 AM
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Any engine can burn oil but since you've just picked this one up from a dealer you're probably getting a whiff of its final wipe down with an oily rag and/or some over spray of maintenance fluid.
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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #31 on: 28 April, 2022, 12:53:52 PM
I had one for 7 years and I never had to top up the oil between services. Now if you had bought a 'boxer.'...... :164:
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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #32 on: 28 April, 2022, 04:16:00 PM
Likey just to be a messy oil change.  You just can't get the staff nowadays. 
When cold, give the exhausts a clean just forward and rearwards of the oil drain plug.  They're stainless so a petrol rags will be fine.  Clean all round the tubes the best you can and also the thin, flat plates that hold the top and bottom together.
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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #33 on: 22 May, 2022, 11:06:14 PM
Update
Absolutely love this bike. No more burning smell so as others have suggested it was probably residue on the pipes.
I have a thin build and am average height but this bike is quite manageable for me. I can flat foot it and parking lot manoeuvres are easy. It's a shame there isn't anything more recent to replace it.

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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #34 on: 23 May, 2022, 08:16:34 AM
I've heard it said Honda introduced the NT1100 to fill the gap left in their model range when they discontinued the CBF1000. I don't see it as that but if you can resist the temptation of the likes of DCT gearbox and all the optional extras it'll set you back less than £12,000 which is just about where the CBF1000 would be priced if it was still in production.

Honda say "The new NT1100 offers everything you need in one motorcycle"

MCN said "Put simply the new Honda NT1100 is a low-ride Africa Twin with new bodywork and road-going 17in wheels. Designed to be friendly, easy-going and comfortable, Honda talk about it in the same breath as the old Deauville and Pan European. It has a whiff of CBF1000 about it in the flesh, too. Itís a hugely competent tourer - soft, friendly, comfortable, well-built and generously equipped. It takes the spacious, upright stance of the Africa Twin and mixes it with more road focused handling and a low seat to help shorter riders feel more comfortable."

I could be tempted, judge for yourself.


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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #35 on: 23 May, 2022, 04:10:15 PM
Unfortunately the NT1100 hasn't been announced for North America. That being said, it would be nice if it came to all of North America as opposed to only Canada like the Biffer did, as getting parts for the Biffer can be a pain.
Insurance costs could be higher as it jumps the displacement class above 1000cc.
No hurry for me anyway, at least not yet as I thoroughly enjoy the Biffer. Might look at adding luggage, but that will be next summer I imagine.

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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #36 on: 23 May, 2022, 05:12:07 PM
Think I would miss the sound and feel of the 4 cylinder although all the bells and whistles would be nice.
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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #37 on: 24 May, 2022, 03:33:29 PM
Every bike is a compromise. There isn't a perfect bike as we all know.
We've been waiting a long time for a mk3 but I don't think the NT1100 is it.
I'm a little disappointed with the styling to be honest and very disappointed that it's not a four cylinder.
If I was tempted I'd wait two or three years anyway to get the inevitable glitches out of the way.
With my biffer I'm nearly there. As with most bikes, I've added a fender extender, rear hugger, heated grips, gear indicator, touring screen and aftermarket exhaust. Lots of us do that but I could easily do without all of that and it would still be a great bike.
If I were to wave a magic wand and have just one upgrade it would probably be a top quality rear shock and fork springs to make the ride a little more plush.
I'm 5'10", 85kg, 30" leg. This bike fits. I'm on my second. I've had loads of others. I really like it..


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Re: Considering the CBF1000
Reply #38 on: 24 May, 2022, 03:48:29 PM
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