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  • Offline TOMAS_MK2   cz

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    Argentinian in Czech Republic says hello!
    on: 17 January, 2023, 08:20:20 am
    17 January, 2023, 08:20:20 am
    so... Hello!  :001:

    just purchased a 2012 Honda CBF1000F. No Honda panniers, no ABS.
    47 thousand km (allegedly, I trust it to be true, but I don't have a service record, unfortunately).
    I was born in Argentina 36 years ago, and been living in Prague for the last 2. Now that I've gotten my License (from scratch, since I couldn't exchange mine for the local one)...
    I was about to buy a Vstrom650, because I needed something reliable that could take 2 people on longer journeys, but I don't have a lot of money.
    Luckily... i came across this beauty. 2K dollars less, with an inline 4 (which is what I really wanted) and really comfortable for 2. I am 2 meters tall and I'm surprised by how comfortable this thing is!
    Didn't even know it existed, in Argentina we only had older models like the cb900F from the eighties or just the recent cb500
    and, although it's pretty powerful, it is amazingly progressive and forgiving. I find it really relaxing that it's so easy to put the power down and cruise around.
    I've always been a fan of the FZ6 and FZ1 models from Yamaha... but with my height, they are not that enjoyable after a few hours.
    If I could ask for 2 things... it would be a shaft drive and ABS, but I guess I should have spent almost twice as much to get an FJR1300 or whatever.
    And somehow I imagine that the Honda is a bit more of an allrounder, being probably just a bit lighter on her toes. But I've never tried the 1300 from Yamaha.
    Anyway. I wonder if anybody reads this...  :164:
    See you around!  :031:

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    Re: Argentinian in Czech Republic says hello!
    Reply #1 on: 17 January, 2023, 10:30:04 am
    17 January, 2023, 10:30:04 am
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    Re: Argentinian in Czech Republic says hello!
    Reply #2 on: 17 January, 2023, 06:52:18 pm
    17 January, 2023, 06:52:18 pm
    Welcome Tomas,  excellent first post :401:

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    Re: Argentinian in Czech Republic says hello!
    Reply #3 on: 19 January, 2023, 08:48:19 pm
    19 January, 2023, 08:48:19 pm
    Hi Tomas
    I'm sure you'll never regret your choice, i bought mine after 7 years with a honda blackbird that i  thought i would never sell, i thought maybe keep it a year..
    That will be 9 years in july, best bike i've ever owned.
    Let us know how you get on

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    Re: Argentinian in Czech Republic says hello!
    Reply #4 on: 22 January, 2023, 07:47:18 pm
    22 January, 2023, 07:47:18 pm
    Hi Tomas,

    Welcome to the forum.
    I am sure you'll continue enjoying the CBF. It's safe and reliable. I actually have 2 MKI CBF's. My first one, with Greek number plates, bought new in 2006, now has 222000kms and it's still going strong after surviving a .... river flood (engine completed flooded after a river decided to pass through my garden...) 2 years ago and I have a second one with 35000kms, bought used last year, with Norwegian plates. Apart form the stators and the no3 cylinder HT cap, they don't seem to be able to die.

    P.S. I am Greek, currently living and working in Norway.

    Vlassis