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  • Offline memorysmith   gb

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    New Member keen on touring
    on: 21 January, 2024, 01:39:12 pm
    21 January, 2024, 01:39:12 pm
    Hi, just collected my 11 plate MK1 from a mate and ready to start touring. Got addicted to touring last year using my 865 Bonneville but want to café racer that and not really abuse it in the rain so much. Hence buying the CBF1000. Only had one ride on it so far but love it. Now going to be trawling the forums as much as possible for more knowledge.

    Riding 31 years but really 4, 1 when I passed my test and 3 recently. Bikes owned are RD125LC, Mutt 125cc, Honda CBR650 Neo Café Racer, Ninja 250, HD Nightser 1200, Bonneville 865.

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    Re: New Member keen on touring
    Reply #1 on: 21 January, 2024, 04:17:46 pm
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    If I was a gambling man I'd wager  what you have there is a very low mileage SC58 CBF1000 A-9. To be sure, to be sure check the 10th digit of the VIN after ZDCSC58B0, it may be a rare as hens teeth A-B. Either way the CBF1000 is an excellent choice for a Sports Tourer that ticks many boxes in its class and is very capable of putting on the (s)miles. Maybe take it on a RBLR 1000 this summer. A big plus for me is the ease in which the CBF 1000 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 there is little point in owning an old CBF if you're not, you may want to download the Honda Workshop and Owners Manuals here.

    Enjoy the ride, enjoy the forum.
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    Re: New Member keen on touring
    Reply #2 on: 21 January, 2024, 05:13:09 pm
    21 January, 2024, 05:13:09 pm
    Welcome! I had one for 7 years and enjoyed every mile, touring this country, the Balkans and Europe. I only got rid of it when it got too heavy for 'an old man'. The only weakness is the Rotor. They seem to fail regularly on some bikes but not others. I took a spare one and although I didn't need it another CBF1000 did. It was changed on the roadside so it isn't too difficult. It is still going strong with my son - I must check what the mileage is now.

    Enjoy!

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    Re: New Member keen on touring
    Reply #3 on: 21 January, 2024, 05:40:25 pm
    21 January, 2024, 05:40:25 pm
    Very nice looking with the lower fairings (aftermarket??).  I had an '09 (red) and enjoyed that, then about 3 years ago sold it in favour of a Versys 1000.  Then I added a VStrom 1000 to the stable.  A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a MkII (2010) and currently adding the necessary sport touring accessories..... then the others go, as I'm gettting a little older and weary of climbing onto adventure height bikes. 

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    Re: New Member keen on touring
    Reply #4 on: 22 January, 2024, 07:58:16 pm
    22 January, 2024, 07:58:16 pm
    *Originally Posted by Art [+]
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    If I was a gambling man I'd wager  what you have there is a very low mileage SC58 CBF1000 A-9. To be sure, to be sure check the 10th digit of the VIN after ZDCSC58B0, it may be a rare as hens teeth A-B. Either way the CBF1000 is an excellent choice for a Sports Tourer that ticks many boxes in its class and is very capable of putting on the (s)miles. Maybe take it on a RBLR 1000 this summer. A big plus for me is the ease in which the CBF 1000 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 there is little point in owning an old CBF if you're not, you may want to download the Honda Workshop and Owners Manuals here.

    Enjoy the ride, enjoy the forum.

    It does indeed carry the A. Is there anything special about this variant worth knowing?

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    Re: New Member keen on touring
    Reply #5 on: 22 January, 2024, 10:54:20 pm
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    Nothing special really, much the same as any other SC58 or 14 year old motorcycle. The A indicates it was manufactured/assembled in 2010 so it's a SC58 CBF 1000 A-A

    One thing worth checking is the condition of the radiator fan bracket, you can eye ball it with a torch from either side behind the radiator except you're hampered by those fairing lowers. What you're looking for is excessive corrosion, the brackets have been known to suffer badly and fail with the fan running which results in damage to the radiator. A good rub down and a couple coats of Hammerite every 5 years sorts them out, they're just such a pita to get off and back on again.

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    Re: New Member keen on touring
    Reply #6 on: 23 January, 2024, 03:58:27 pm
    23 January, 2024, 03:58:27 pm
    Hi
    Ive had my mk1 10 years in July, pound for pound best bike i've owned in 47 years, great touring bike, my wife and i regularly do 2 tours each year, mostly Spain and Portugal, we've done 300 miles in a day in comfort and i'm 6ft 2. My only major mod is Maxton suspension front and rear.
    Enjoy!

     


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