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  • Offline NS400R   gb

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    Evening all
    on: 16 September, 2022, 10:33:35 pm
    16 September, 2022, 10:33:35 pm
    Just bought a MK2.  It is minty with 13k on the clock.  A bit a a departure for me as I have always been either a sport bike of a trail bike man. But I needed a commuter and this seemed to fit the bill.  I’v commuted far a week now on it and have to say it is rather lovely.  Comfy, adequate power and very practical.  Other bikes are a ‘17 Fireblade, an ‘88 NS400R and an ‘83 MTX80R.

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    Re: Evening all
    Reply #1 on: 17 September, 2022, 08:45:53 am
    17 September, 2022, 08:45:53 am
     Hello and  :405:  :031:

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    Re: Evening all
    Reply #2 on: 17 September, 2022, 09:47:35 am
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     :405:
    Sounds as if you're spoilt for choice there, you'll find the CBF1000 is an excellent choice for a Sports Tourer that ticks many boxes in its class, its also very capable commuter too. I've commuted in and out of London on mine, the panniers have to come off to allow filtering in the narrowed streets and it comfortable deals with the blanket 20 mph speed limits in 3rd, 4th or 5th gear. The biggest plus for me is the ease in which the CBF1000 can be serviced and maintained at home by the home mechanic without the need of any special tools or diagnostic equipment. If you’re allowed spanners and you haven't already, you may want to download the Honda Workshop and Owners Manuals here.

    Happy days
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    Re: Evening all
    Reply #3 on: 17 September, 2022, 10:38:00 am
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    Cheers both

    Definitely spoilt for choice.  I used to have the same engine in a different format years ago.

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    Re: Evening all
    Reply #4 on: 17 September, 2022, 10:45:31 am
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    You is on the wrong side of the road there fella  :038:

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    Re: Evening all
    Reply #5 on: 17 September, 2022, 10:49:16 am
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    Typically I’ve used the NS or Fireblade for touring.  NS has done the Dolomites in Italy, the Fireblade the South of France.  NS has been weapon of choice for marshalling at the TT.
     I’m pretty handy with a set of spanners.  NS overhaul, Fireblade valve clearances checked.  I also make parts to keep NS400R bikes on the road.  Inlet manifolds, chain sliders, exhaust hangers etc

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    Re: Evening all
    Reply #6 on: 17 September, 2022, 10:50:17 am
    17 September, 2022, 10:50:17 am
    *Originally Posted by Art [+]
    You is on the wrong side of the road there fella  :038:

    TT, one way at the Gooseneck, no speed limits 😎

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    Re: Evening all
    Reply #7 on: 17 September, 2022, 10:50:58 am
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    And the current blade

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    Re: Evening all
    Reply #8 on: 17 September, 2022, 07:45:42 pm
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    Welcome. Many years ago I had a blade too. A 2002 954cc incarnation. But time and tide and all that. Looks like you are well equipped to look after the bikes you've got. I guess you are learning that the CBF is a nice, well mannered, comfortable ride, which can pick it's skirts up when required (although you are better served in that dept elsewhere). It's the sort of bike that after a hard day at the coal face it can take a tired rider home safe and sound. Hope you enjoy it.

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    Re: Evening all
    Reply #9 on: 17 September, 2022, 09:21:52 pm
    17 September, 2022, 09:21:52 pm
    No doubt about enjoying it.  ‘Tis an epic bike.  Will I get rid of the ‘blade or stroker?  No way.  Bit this is definitely a  keeper.  But then I tend to buy and keep!  It is so versatile