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Encountered and solved this problem that may help others.

Removing the front mudguard and brake hose clamp and the 8mm bolt that secures them would not play, it was just spinning and jumping and would not withdraw as it should. The bolt passes through the brake hose clamp, mudguard and fork leg bracket and is secured inside the mudguard with a special square nut/spacer which is exposed to road fling and corrodes. It is held in place by two ABS tabs that after 16 years were no longer up to the job of holding the nut and flared resulting in the special square nut/spacer spinning with the bolt.

Solved with a goodly dousing of maintenance spray (penetrating oil) and a 21 mm open ended spanner (others may try an adjustable) to hold the square nut while withdrawing the bolt. Left the tabs flared as they were and refitted the nut/spacer and bolt with a goodly smear of copper grease and a 21 mm open ender to hold the nut/spacer while torquing the bolt to 12 Nm.

if a picture speaks 1,000 words...
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New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by BazzaBingo on 26 January, 2023, 09:16:49 am »
*Originally Posted by Rev Ken [+]
I can't think of a better buy for you. :028: It should cover more miles than you'll ever ride as the engine is bullet proof, with only the rotor being a point of weakness, for SOME riders. It is always highlighted as there is nothing else to complain about!  :037:

I rate this bike as the best I've ever had in 68 years riding as it is a great allrounder. :020: I had one for 7 years and only changed it when it got too heavy for my old frame.  :034:

Thanks.  That last bit is my only concern. My knees are pretty shot.  The only worry is reversing it down our drive into the garage which slopes slightly downwards.  I can manoeuvre the big scooter but its only 170kg.   Will see how I get on with the CBF next week.  Worst comes to the worst ill just buy a cover and leave it at the top of the drive.
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New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by Rev Ken on 25 January, 2023, 11:22:11 pm »
I can't think of a better buy for you. :028: It should cover more miles than you'll ever ride as the engine is bullet proof, with only the rotor being a point of weakness, for SOME riders. It is always highlighted as there is nothing else to complain about!  :037:

I rate this bike as the best I've ever had in 68 years riding as it is a great allrounder. :020: I had one for 7 years and only changed it when it got too heavy for my old frame.  :034:
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New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by BazzaBingo on 25 January, 2023, 04:30:12 pm »
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
Its a Honda and its reliable, it's very reliable. My point is your buying a 14 year old motorcycle with 30,000 miles on the clock, and as reliable as the CBF 1000 is how many more miles will you clock up on it?

For example, I've had my 16 year old SC58 since 8,000 miles, it's now past 60,000 miles and has required very little outside of regular servicing, all done by myself and which has included engine oil & filter, spark plugs, air filters, brake & clutch fluid, coolant, front fork oil, valve clearance adjustment etc. Other than that and apart from the usual tyres, brake pads, drive chain & sprockets it has only ever needed:

1x pair of exhaust clamps
1x helicoil repair to gear lever
2x stators
3x replacement bulbs
2x puncture repairs
1x side stand pivot bolt nut
2x front fork oil changes
1x battery
1x fork centre bolts and sealing washers

...and as reliable as that is the cost of motorcycling ain't what it used to be, especially when you're not doing your own spannering.

Thanks again. Sounds like you have had an extremely good experience with that bike and its testament to how good it is that you have done so many miles on it.  I'm kind of used to shelling out money for cars, motorhomes and bikes on services and repairs. Ive never been mechanically minded so I am quite prepared to pay servicing cost. My local mechanic charges 25 an hour and has a pretty good reputation (he may have put his prices up now I suppose). I can live with a few hundred a year for someone else keeping on top of it. 

To be honest I would get something newer if I knew what to look for but what?  From my research these old CBF's seem pretty bullet proof and tick a lot of boxes for me such as being able to get on and off it for kick off, good pillion room (Very important) and reliable.

In terms of the miles ill do on it year in year out. Not much I bet. two to three thousand a year I imagine tops. Most of my bike mileage is done on the Honda Vision which hangs off the back of the motorhome. 
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New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by Art on 25 January, 2023, 02:52:50 pm »
Its a Honda and its reliable, it's very reliable. My point is your buying a 14 year old motorcycle with 30,000 miles on the clock, and as reliable as the CBF 1000 is how many more miles will you clock up on it?

For example, I've had my 16 year old SC58 since 8,000 miles, it's now past 60,000 miles and has required very little outside of regular servicing, all done by myself and which has included engine oil & filter, spark plugs, air filters, brake & clutch fluid, coolant, front fork oil, valve clearance adjustment etc. Other than that and apart from the usual tyres, brake pads, drive chain & sprockets it has only ever needed:

1x pair of exhaust clamps
1x helicoil repair to gear lever
2x stators
3x replacement bulbs
2x puncture repairs
1x side stand pivot bolt nut
2x front fork oil changes
1x battery
1x fork centre bolts and sealing washers

...and as reliable as that is the cost of motorcycling ain't what it used to be, especially when you're not doing your own spannering.

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New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by BazzaBingo on 25 January, 2023, 01:30:21 pm »
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
Looks tidy enough but it would have been well preped by the dealer.

If I was a gambling man I'd wager the offer was made in the safe knowledge that the valve clearances, having been checked at 16,000 miles, would not need either checking or adjusting at 32,000 miles.

The bottom line is these SC58's are heading into their teenage years. If you're allowed spanners and know what's what its an excellent motorcycle for the home mechanic to maintain without the need for any special tools or diagnostic equipment. If you need to rely on a workshops for servicing and to keep it in a roadworthy condition that's going to come with cost.

Im definitely not allowed spanners. Even if I knew how to use them my Arthritis means its a total PIA just for me just to check tyre pressures. I have a local mechanic though that looks after my bikes. I assumed rightly or wrongly it being a big honda tourer it would be reasonably maintenance free as long as its maintenance schedule is adhered to. If its something that needs constant adjustment and maintenance then perhaps I should think again.
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New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by Art on 25 January, 2023, 01:14:32 pm »
Looks tidy enough but it would have been well preped by the dealer.

*Originally Posted by BazzaBingo [+]
...the Honda dealer said they would do the 32000 mile valve check as part of the pre delivery service

If I was a gambling man I'd wager the offer was made in the safe knowledge that the valve clearances, having been checked at 16,000 miles, would not need either checking or adjusting at 32,000 miles.

The bottom line is these SC58's are heading into their teenage years. If you're allowed spanners and know what's what its an excellent motorcycle for the home mechanic to maintain without the need for any special tools or diagnostic equipment. If you need to rely on a workshops for servicing and to keep it in a roadworthy condition that's going to come with cost.
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New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by BazzaBingo on 25 January, 2023, 12:03:08 pm »
Hi all

Just resurrecting this thread. Still waiting for a decent weather window to try a CBF but came across this one and spoke to the dealer.  Its actually slightly cheaper than the one I looked at private but with not so many extras and a few more miles but a year younger.  MOT history checks out perfect and it has a full service history. Valve checks were done at 16000 and the Honda dealer said they would do the 32000 mile valve check as part of the pre delivery service.  Only extra it seems to have is heated grips. No top box but they said they would fit one. Only offered me 1800 for my 2014 Piaggio BV 350 which I paid 3600 for in 2021. I maybe could do better private. Three month warranty of course. 

Any thoughts on this one?  https://www.craigshonda.com/used-bikes/honda/cbf1000/143974.htm

https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/results?registration=Nu09trz
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For Sale Board / 2009 CBF1000GT for sale
« Last post by Moose1 on 24 January, 2023, 11:34:39 am »
Hello Chaps,

Selling my CBF1000GT after circa four years of ownership.

I am based in Dublin Ireland.

Bike details here:

https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-for-sale/honda-cbf1000-gt/33175075

4250.

Thank you for all of your knowledge and previous posts which have been great to really get to know the bike and understand its following. Hopefully new owner will feel same.

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Hi, everybody!

I have bought a Givi PLXR174 kit for my CBF1000 2007. This kit is a tubular side-case holder for the Givi V37 and V35 side hardbags.

I would like to buy the newer V37's, but i have a little hesitation... Can the pillion reach and use easily the grab rails without problems, with the V37's installed?

Has anyone installed the V37's on a CBF1000 2007 mkI ?

Thank you for your time!
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