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New Members / Newbie from Sunny Scotland
« Last post by RTB1000 on Today at 09:15:32 AM »
Hi all,
Just bought myself a beautiful brand new (2007) black CBF with 6500 miles on it!!
My KTM 990, way too big and heavy, was stolen in September last year and sadly I was insured by MCE who went bust the next week. Finally paid out via FSCS so was able to buy the bike that nine months of research lead me to.
Only ridden 85 motorway miles so far and I love it already.
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: Poor idle and stalling when hot
« Last post by Art on Yesterday at 11:56:46 AM »
The problem with someone else experiencing the same symptoms is that, contrary to popular belief, it may not be caused by the same fault. There are several reasons for an erratic idle and one solution will not fit all. Work through a logical troubleshooting procedure of the fault, test and prove that any suspected faulty parts are in fact faulty.

By all means post your results here, what you checked, what was good and what you found the problem to be. Making notes and documenting servicing, maintenance and repairs to any motor vehicle is the correct thing to do, it's what all the main dealers do now, it builds up into a great resource for future servicing, maintenance and fault diagnosis.



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For Sale Board / Re: FS: CBF1000 Mk1 2008 25k miles
« Last post by jeff851 on Yesterday at 11:50:01 AM »
Price dropped to £2300
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: Poor idle and stalling when hot
« Last post by spanners on Yesterday at 11:06:49 AM »
Not checked for codes yet, that was next job, was just putting it out there incase anyone else suffered the same.
Ive got the manual so time to start digging. Its only the idle that suffers, as soon as i pick up the revs over 1200 its fine and pulls like a train through the rev range
Ill make a note of everything i do and what i find and post it here incase anyone else suffers in the future
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: Poor idle and stalling when hot
« Last post by Art on Yesterday at 07:41:20 AM »
Are there any current or stored fault codes? You don't need any special tools or software to read the Diagnostic Trouble Codes, the procedure is mostly explained in the workshop manuals, or there is a how to here.

What condition are the spark plugs in and when were they last inspected or replaced?

If there are no DTC's and the spark plugs pass muster there could be many other causes, not something that can be diagnosed over the internet. You need to logically work your way through a troubleshooting process, if you’re allowed spanners and you haven't already, you may want to download the Honda Workshop and Owners Manuals here, the troubleshooting section should be of interest.

 If you're not careful this could become a money pit
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Poor idle and stalling when hot
« Last post by spanners on 24 June, 2022, 09:29:51 PM »
Hi all, looking for a bit of advise on my cbf1000a8.
Went for a long ride today and when the bike is hot the idle drops to about 900 rpm, sometimes dropping and surging to 500 rpm and stalling. Starts up on the button straight away. When blipping the throttle to keep it running it seems "fluffy" for want of a better description. instead of a nice crisp response. Once its cooled a bit its ok, back to a nice stable idle at abt 1100 - 1200 rpm. Bike is normally used for short distance commuting.
Heres hoping for diagnosis
chris
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New Members / Re: 'Nother newbie
« Last post by Art on 23 June, 2022, 11:25:09 AM »
 :405:

The CBF1000 is a much over looked and excellent choice for a Sports Tourer that ticks many boxes in its class.

Enjoy
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Engine tick sound
« Last post by Art on 23 June, 2022, 11:21:26 AM »
A mechanics stethoscope will only enable you to pinpoint the noise. For example to distinguish if it is coming from the vicinity of the valve shim/bucket, cam chain tensioner or somewhere else.
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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Re: Engine tick sound
« Last post by Nikita on 22 June, 2022, 10:20:36 PM »
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
:405:
Difficult to pin point or diagnose rattles from video, it could be the cam chain tensioner, valve clearances or something else. If you're allowed spanners a mechanics stethoscope is your best friend, cheap as chips off eBay.

May be there is some resource where i can read about how to use stethoscope to understand what cause the noise? It is a new experience for me. Thx!
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New Members / Re: 'Nother newbie
« Last post by Mongoose on 22 June, 2022, 09:06:03 PM »
Thank you
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