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  • Offline Berstard   gb

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    Hi from Brighton
    on: 18 September, 2022, 12:26:01 pm
    18 September, 2022, 12:26:01 pm
    Recently bought a 2009 CBF. I must admit I wasn't taken by it's looks or weight (I'm 67) BUT it's so lovely to ride, so smooth, tractable, controllable, manoeuvrable, comfortable that I actually enjoy riding it, unlike the many "more fashionable" bikes I've had in recent years.  It's such fun! Oh, and the other half is happy to ride pillion on it!

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    Re: Hi from Brighton
    Reply #1 on: 18 September, 2022, 01:42:33 pm
    18 September, 2022, 01:42:33 pm
     Hello and  :405:
     +1 your comments regarding the looks, and the ride. Honda’s hidden gem I like to think.
     Have been there as well with “the fashionable bikes” and the cbf has beaten them hands down.
     Hence a one bike garage at mine now, and don’t forget you cannot see most of it when your riding it.  :001:  :031:

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    Re: Hi from Brighton
    Reply #2 on: 18 September, 2022, 02:27:20 pm
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    What you have there is a SC58 CBF1000 an excellent choice and much over looked Sports Tourer that ticks many boxes in its class. I no longer do pillions, the big plus for me is the ease in which it 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.
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    Re: Hi from Brighton
    Reply #3 on: 21 September, 2022, 08:12:30 pm
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    welcome aboard (literally), i too have a mk1 which i bought after 7 years on my dream bike, honda blackbird.  i thought the biffer would only be a stop gap, 8 years later i may now never sell it. Seven trips around portugal and spain 2 up and never missed a beat, one breakdown in 8 years (3 weeks ago due to a failed stator, read around they are famous for it). but thats it in 42k miles, having owned bikes since 1976 and having had all thev japanese and a moto guzzi, pound for pound its the best bike i've ever owned. Bar none.

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    Re: Hi from Brighton
    Reply #4 on: 23 September, 2022, 12:20:51 am
    23 September, 2022, 12:20:51 am
    Welcome. It certainly is an awesome bike. I have a 2008 one. I think the looks these days are not terrible, but are dated a little and probably always were out of the Honda bland design dept. But they're nowhere near a 10 pinta (to mix metaphors). Indeed, some of the more modern looking offerings often either hit the spot, looks-wise or are terrible. The CBF is neither of those. Yes, I'm 66 now and although still able to push it around on the flat, it's not the lightest of bikes, but once astride it the weight does disappear, except that it does feel planted on the road. No bad thing.

    Anyway, there's nothing wrong with looking a bit old. Many '70s and 60s bikes are style icons, to the extent that new bikes are emulating their looks. Keep your bike for long enough and like those flares at the back of the wardrobe, they'll come back into fashion. Maybe.

     


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