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  • Offline abtx   gb

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    Considering a CBF1000
    on: 12 May, 2023, 03:43:31 pm
    12 May, 2023, 03:43:31 pm
    In particular, this one:

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/bike-details/202305087133963

    FSH, 2 owners. I noticed the sticker and thought the previous owner is or maybe was on this forum, so thought I'd snoop around and make a post.

    Seems like a good one to get, lots other cheaper CBFs don't look as good and miss service history. What do you reckon?



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    Re: Considering a CBF1000
    Reply #1 on: 12 May, 2023, 04:17:40 pm
    12 May, 2023, 04:17:40 pm
    Hi Abtx,
    No I'm not the previous owner of this machine but...
    - she's a stunner, really. this color is gorgeous and its seems in great condition. Maybe the exhaust pipes to look at, but doesn't seem bad
    - It has all the costly bits (bags and case, crash protectors, heated grips...): definitely something to factor in.
    - she's hardly out of the factory, with 20k miles
    - it's the MK2 so it will be better/longer tolerated than the carburetor version (low emission areas..)

    I've run it through the small XL calculator I had built myself when choosing (actually my previous) bike. And it ranks among the best oppties in a 20-entry list I had built for my own survey.

    By the time I'm sharing my enthusiasm it may well be gone... definitely go for it!  :028: :028: :028:

    (and hopefully soon... welcome to the band)

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    Re: Considering a CBF1000
    Reply #2 on: 12 May, 2023, 04:22:21 pm
    12 May, 2023, 04:22:21 pm
    Hum - now that I'm thinking of it...
    https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,23704.0.html
    (silly me)

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    Re: Considering a CBF1000
    Reply #3 on: 12 May, 2023, 04:35:41 pm
    12 May, 2023, 04:35:41 pm
    That's the bike! Shame I wasn't looking for one in march, but hey, at least I know it's a good one!

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    Re: Considering a CBF1000
    Reply #4 on: 12 May, 2023, 04:42:30 pm
    12 May, 2023, 04:42:30 pm
    *Originally Posted by Froggymanny [+]
    Hi Abtx,
    No I'm not the previous owner of this machine but...
    - she's a stunner, really. this color is gorgeous and its seems in great condition. Maybe the exhaust pipes to look at, but doesn't seem bad
    - It has all the costly bits (bags and case, crash protectors, heated grips...): definitely something to factor in.
    - she's hardly out of the factory, with 20k miles
    - it's the MK2 so it will be better/longer tolerated than the carburetor version (low emission areas..)

    I've run it through the small XL calculator I had built myself when choosing (actually my previous) bike. And it ranks among the best oppties in a 20-entry list I had built for my own survey.

    By the time I'm sharing my enthusiasm it may well be gone... definitely go for it!  :028: :028: :028:

    (and hopefully soon... welcome to the band)

    This is true, all very good points. I'm a new rider so it also factors in cheaper insurance as compared to other more edgy bikes.

    I'm getting close to pulling trigger on this one.

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    Re: Considering a CBF1000
    Reply #5 on: 17 May, 2023, 09:39:27 pm
    17 May, 2023, 09:39:27 pm
    So... did you make your move?..

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    Re: Considering a CBF1000
    Reply #6 on: 17 May, 2023, 10:03:47 pm
    17 May, 2023, 10:03:47 pm
    Yes, I paid the holding fee and await the prep. They mentioned a week on their end plus up to another one for the delivery.

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    Re: Considering a CBF1000
    Reply #7 on: 18 May, 2023, 04:46:58 pm
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    *Originally Posted by abtx [+]
    Yes, I paid the holding fee and await the prep. They mentioned a week on their end plus up to another one for the delivery.
    :046:

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    Re: Considering a CBF1000
    Reply #8 on: 28 May, 2023, 01:42:31 pm
    28 May, 2023, 01:42:31 pm
    *Originally Posted by Froggymanny [+]
    :046:

    Few days in, couple of hundred miles of getting to know the bike later, and I love it. The seat is maybe bit hard after couple hours ride, but other than that it's just amazing. Can't wait to do some touring on it.

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    Re: Considering a CBF1000
    Reply #9 on: 28 May, 2023, 01:53:39 pm
    28 May, 2023, 01:53:39 pm
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    Come on down and join us on the RBLR 1000 to properly get to know your new steed  :028: