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  • Offline mac1776   gb

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    Hellllooooooooooo
    on: 28 October, 2022, 06:24:58 pm
    28 October, 2022, 06:24:58 pm
    Hi All,

    I'm Mac from near Reading, I'm no spring chicken and have been riding for approx 43 years so hope to get the hang of it soon!

    My bike is a fab Mk2 in white, I bought (a week ago) with a view of touring Spain/Portugal next year. In the interim I will be off out on local sorties and further afield when time permits. I also have a 400cc scooter (shopping trolley) and an air-cooled RD 350 Yamaha.

    I feel this bike has real potential and am really looking forward to discovering more about it through time. I am presently recommissioning an early Yamaha R1 and am more than happy to maintain my own bikes (and other people's too!)







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    Reply #1 on: 28 October, 2022, 07:18:52 pm
    28 October, 2022, 07:18:52 pm
    Welcome.  Youíll find the CBF bland compared to the R1!  But a decent tourer/commuter it definitely is

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    Re: Hellllooooooooooo
    Reply #2 on: 28 October, 2022, 07:30:09 pm
    28 October, 2022, 07:30:09 pm
    Haaaa, cheers. Its not mine, its been stood for a few years so just getting it back on the road

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    Re: Hellllooooooooooo
    Reply #3 on: 28 October, 2022, 11:05:54 pm
    28 October, 2022, 11:05:54 pm
     Hello and   :405:  :031:

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    Re: Hellllooooooooooo
    Reply #4 on: 29 October, 2022, 03:23:24 pm
    29 October, 2022, 03:23:24 pm
    *Originally Posted by NS400R [+]
    Welcome.  Youíll find the CBF bland compared to the R1!  But a decent tourer/commuter it definitely is
    LOL cbf1000 is far from bland , my two mates on R1 used to have trouble keeping up with me , :037:

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    Re: Hellllooooooooooo
    Reply #5 on: 30 October, 2022, 08:22:56 am
    30 October, 2022, 08:22:56 am
     :405:

    The SC64 is an an excellent choice for a Sports Tourer that ticks many boxes in its class. A 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 youíre allowed spanners and you haven't already, you may want to download the Honda Workshop and Owners Manuals here.

    Shame on NS400R for suggesting

    *Originally Posted by NS400R [+]
    Youíll find the CBF bland compared to the R1!

    Riding styles may be bland but there's no way the CBF1000 is bland. The R1 is based on a track motorcycle and that's where it belongs, take it off the track and its left wanting in many respects.

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    Re: Hellllooooooooooo
    Reply #6 on: 01 November, 2022, 10:49:24 am
    01 November, 2022, 10:49:24 am
    Fab stuff,

    Thank you for the link

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    Re: Hellllooooooooooo
    Reply #7 on: 01 November, 2022, 02:36:12 pm
    01 November, 2022, 02:36:12 pm
    *Originally Posted by Art [+]

    Riding styles may be bland but there's no way the CBF1000 is bland. The R1 is based on a track motorcycle and that's where it belongs, take it off the track and its left wanting in many respects.

    Depends on your point of view.  I run a 2018 Fireblade on the road.  Iíve toured Scotland and the South of France on it.  It is comfortable, practical, exciting and supremely capable.  Iíll take it over the CBF anyday.  It is absolutely a road bike.  Good fun on track too.

    The CBF ainít sporty by any stretch of the imagination.  Basic suspension and brakes rule that out.  Sport tourer was the VFR remit  which it fulfills well although oddly I donít find my sonís VFR anything like as comfy as the blade although the screen is streets ahead of the CBF.  Iíll stand by the bland 😉

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    Re: Hellllooooooooooo
    Reply #8 on: 01 November, 2022, 03:32:02 pm
    01 November, 2022, 03:32:02 pm
    I have just two questions
    Can you ride you're 'blade to its full potential on the road?
    Can you ride your DC64 to its full potential on the road?

    Without risk of losing your licence of course
    Last Edit: 01 November, 2022, 03:32:46 pm by Art

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    Re: Hellllooooooooooo
    Reply #9 on: 01 November, 2022, 04:22:59 pm
    01 November, 2022, 04:22:59 pm
    A bit of an irrelevant question as anything over 125cc is more than enough for road use, so by your measure a CBF500 would be the equal of the thou 🤔

    More realistically, am I quicker, safer and having more fun on the Ďblade than the CBF for the same level of commitmentÖ.  Yes. Does the CBF get out of shape in places and at speeds that donít impact the Ďblade?  Yes. Sorry to disappoint 😉. The CBF is a good bike.  But you need to be honest with yourself, it is both basic motorcycling and bland.