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  • Offline Gushmul   gb

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    Re: wobble at slow speeds
    Reply #20 on: 15 September, 2022, 10:19:39 am
    15 September, 2022, 10:19:39 am
    *Originally Posted by doctoras9 [+]
    Hi
    What Rev Ken said

    Mine also wobbling 50-60km/h (when I take both hands off from handlebar) from the first ride years ago until today,  with 4 different pair tires during that period

    IMHO the phenomenon is due to hard engineís brake, the weight transferred to the front wheel and cannot be absorbed smoothly by the soft front suspension, because of simple telescopic fork without any adjustment.
    Fatter sae oil fork, or aftermarket springs can help.
    But the solution would be to upgrade it to a closed cartridge, just like Andreaniís

    https://www.m4tuning.com/en/honda/220227-fork-cartridges-kit-misano-evo-andreani-honda-cbf-1000-105-h25e.html

    I actually test rode two other CBFs before the one I bought, all three of them had the wobble! Interestingly mine felt quite settled during the warmer weather, things cooled off a lot at the start of this week and I've kept forgetting to do my tyre pressures, but I've noticed my wobble has increased quite a bit when I let off the throttle at 30-40mph (your 50-60km/h range). Hopefully I remember to check my tyre pressures this evening or tomorrow morning before I leave for work, but I bet they're a bit low and that's the cause for the increased wobble. It really is strange that Honda let a bike come out of the factory with this "feature".

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    Re: wobble at slow speeds
    Reply #21 on: 15 September, 2022, 12:06:17 pm
    15 September, 2022, 12:06:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by Gushmul [+]
    I actually test rode two other CBFs before the one I bought, all three of them had the wobble... It really is strange that Honda let a bike come out of the factory with this "feature".

    Low speed wobble, or any other wobble, isn't a feature of the CBF1000.

    No wobble on mine or on the others I've ridden.

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    Re: wobble at slow speeds
    Reply #22 on: 15 September, 2022, 07:02:59 pm
    15 September, 2022, 07:02:59 pm
    *Originally Posted by MexiCan [+]
    Nice offer jm2, however, I am actually 3300 mi from you (on the other side of the Atlantic). Any suggestions as to what to do mechanically?
    Wrong Ridgeville - I'll be 1,300 mi from you end of November.  Okay, that may be a bit far for you (but I'll be putting in the majority!).

    After ditching your mechanic;  find someone who knows what they are doing.  It looks as if you may have gone from too tight head bearings to too loose.  But I wouldn't trust that the replacements are even in correctly and you may have to bin those and start again.
    But really you ought to be able to feel tight or notchy bearings and test for those too slack (get your mrs/gf/mum to sit on the pillion perch and have a wiggle).

     


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