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    Back in the saddle after 37 years…
    on: 26 October, 2023, 08:05:38 am
    26 October, 2023, 08:05:38 am
    Hi Everyone
    Finally got back on a bike after a rather long hiatus. Just bought a 2013 CBF1000 that’s currently having a wash a brush up, as it’s been off the road for while.
    I live at the foot of the beautiful Malvern hills, and can’t wait to start riding again

    Nick

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    Re: Back in the saddle after 37 years…
    Reply #1 on: 26 October, 2023, 08:16:46 am
    26 October, 2023, 08:16:46 am
    Welcome back to 2 wheels and the Cbf1000 is a great choice.  Just take it easy at first . A lot has changed in 37 years

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    Re: Back in the saddle after 37 years…
    Reply #2 on: 26 October, 2023, 10:49:56 am
    26 October, 2023, 10:49:56 am
    Thank you, I certainly will!

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    Re: Back in the saddle after 37 years…
    Reply #3 on: 26 October, 2023, 11:57:54 am
    26 October, 2023, 11:57:54 am
     :405:

    The CBF1000 is an excellent choice for a Sports Tourer that ticks many boxes in its class. Just be mindful of the recently installed Welsh 20's, I fell foul to three mobile speed traps a couple of weeks. I must have managed to scrubbed enough off because fortunately no paperwork has dropped on the door mat as yet and the 14 day deadline passed last Sunday.

    A big 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.

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    Re: Back in the saddle after 37 years…
    Reply #4 on: 26 October, 2023, 03:31:25 pm
    26 October, 2023, 03:31:25 pm
    Hi
    Good luck with it, spot on advice to give yourself time, it's certainly different to when i started in the 70's. I bought my CBF after having a Honda Blackbird for 7 years from new, i thought i 'd never sell it, but just didn't need the power, i bought the cbf as it's super comfortable (i'm 6ft 2) and thought i'd keep it a year, 9 years later it's still here and the best pound for pound bike ive ever owned, 7 two up trips to spain,portugal, scotland and all over ireland, and never been short of power.
    I look st shinier stuff all the time, but come back to the same conclusion, what would i really gain for all that money that i don't already have?
    Enjoy!

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    Re: Back in the saddle after 37 years…
    Reply #5 on: 28 October, 2023, 07:30:03 pm
    28 October, 2023, 07:30:03 pm
     :405:After such a long lay-off can I suggest you look at a Bikesafe' course if there are any available near to you? It is usually free or very cheap and lasts a day. I'd then look to IAMRoadsmart or ROSPA for a longer and more comprehensive course. It will revive everything you ever knew and teach you a lot more! You'll enjoy your riding and be be safer. You also might find some sensible riding partners if that is your thing! :028:

     


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