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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / USB Port
« Last post by pedro on Today at 11:50:01 pm »
I feel the need to add a USB port to my Mk1 CBF1000 so that my smart phone can be charged whilst doing service as a satnav. The phone goes on a holder attached to the handlebars. So here's a few questions:

1. I could wire it direct from the battery, in fact I have an optimate plug directly onto the battery which I could utilise. Is this a good idea? The USB socket I've bought obviously has a reducer from 12v to whatever the USB is, 5v I think. But that would be an always live connection. Not that I would be leaving the bike with my smart phone on it! So is that reasonable or not? If the thing to do is wire it to an ignition on only arrangement, where could I do that on the bike?

2. Where have people placed the USB socket so it doesn't interfere with anything? I suppose the handlebars, but I wondered if anyone has dash-mounted one.

3. The mount I've got for my phone is a pretty cheap affair. I've been looking at the Quad Lock system to replace that. Looks better made and I guess is safe enough, but it ain't cheap. Anyone any experience of them and what's your thoughts?

Suspension, Forks, Steering, and Chassis Set-up / Vfr800 shock
« Last post by panda on Today at 11:43:25 am »
Can a vfr800 2012 rear shock be fitted to a mk2 biffer? Been offered a high end replacement at a rely keen price and with my bike at the 50k mark on the original shock, im seeing if this could be a cheap upgrade.  I know the vfr units are slightly longer but are the any major hurdles to stop the fitment? Im a pretty confident mechanic and have modified many different bikes over the years.
Alarms, Immobilisers, and Security / Re: Key won’t turn past “on”
« Last post by mike1950 on Yesterday at 05:56:11 pm »
Thanks, will give it a try.
Alarms, Immobilisers, and Security / Re: Key won’t turn past “on”
« Last post by Art on Yesterday at 04:53:45 am »
Does the barrel get lubricated as part of the service schedule? If I was a gambling man I 'd wager not and what you're experiencing is some corrosion or other contamination of the ignition switch. Lubricate the barrel and key then jiggle the key to free the barrel.
Alarms, Immobilisers, and Security / Key won’t turn past “on”
« Last post by mike1950 on 29 November, 2022, 10:18:25 pm »
I put my CBF 1000 away til spring and tried to start it . Key won’t turn to start. Tried both keys. Everything worked fine til fall came. Any suggestions will be appreciated
General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Bike won't fire
« Last post by ChrisT on 28 November, 2022, 12:32:27 pm »
*Originally Posted by jm2 [+]
Likely flooded, but some of this petrol being dragged out of tanks at the moment is causing all sorts of bikes minor/temporary running issues.

Is the bike at home (or somewhere safe and secure) ?
If so, charge up the battery overnight and follow the flooded engine procedure - turn over (5 secs) with the throttle fully open, pause for few minutes and then turn over again for a full 5 seconds.
Thanks for the advice - it worked for me.
Items Wanted / Re: Centre Stand For MK1 Non ABS 2009
« Last post by Art on 27 November, 2022, 01:34:36 pm »

Obviously you'll need the two springs too. Unclear if the exhaust silencers are the same, do you have the centre stand stop bracket and rubber on the underside of the right hand exhaust silencer and the cut out on the left hand exhaust heat shield?

Items Wanted / Centre Stand For MK1 Non ABS 2009
« Last post by BiffedUp on 27 November, 2022, 08:43:17 am »
Am based near Horsham
Suspension, Forks, Steering, and Chassis Set-up / Re: lower steering stem bearing cup
« Last post by Art on 25 November, 2022, 10:46:47 am »
Well done, getting the cup square onto the stem is key.
yes, that's the point, it's done, so i can reflect on the difficulties with a cold beer instead of a cold floor !
 I did freeze the cup for a couple of hours to give myself the best chance and used a drill with a polishing bit on the inside of the stem. just kept on thinking i was doing something obviously wrong, in the (warm) light of day i think it was just awkward to get square, in retrospect i would probably take the fairing off to improve the access but those plastic sections can be so easy to damage, anyway i finally managed without excessive dismantling and it should be a while before i do it again.
I'm sure there will be another problem soon!
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