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New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by BazzaBingo on Today at 10:48:53 am »
So all being well I am off to view and ride this CBF Tomorrow at the Honda dealership in Shipley. Anything I should look for specifically?  It will have a three month warranty and they have agreed to do the 32000 mile valve check. The only obvious one that springs to mind is to check the service history to see if the Stator has been replaced, preferably with an Electrex one.  I dont think that would put me off though if it hadn't.
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New Members / So happy with my new CBF (Spreading Joy All Around)
« Last post by Froggymanny on Today at 06:55:43 am »
Hello everyone everywhere,
I am Emmanuel, I live in a small town just outside Paris in France. Age 54, married, 4 kids, working in the IT industry where I design, sell and roll-out training plans for tech and business users.
I started riding late (besides mopeds as a teenager) with a Hornet in 2013, then a BMW R1200RT in 2019, then back to Honda in 2022 with a CTX1300 (something you don't see everyday in France) and I hitchhiked 400kms last Dec 24th to pick up my 2nd-hand CBF1000F (26000 kms) and get back home on time for Christmas eve  :001:
It may sound like a bit of a stretch but this bike feels like the perfect blend between my Hornet (fun) and the CTX (confort and carrying capacity). Loving  it !
Cheers everyone V

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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: HIGHEST MILEAGE
« Last post by zbyhu on Yesterday at 08:24:53 pm »
Small update:
My CBF1000 have now 239000km.
Water pump started squeaking during work around 221000km so I repaced it fo used pump. I do not know, what was wrong with my pump, as it was clean inside and didn't find any problem with it.
Rear wheel bearings disintegrated around the same mileage.
Apart of that all seem to be fine with the bike.
Tough beast!
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: Tank bag
« Last post by bifftek1 on Yesterday at 05:32:17 pm »
The Givi mt505 on my CBF1000.
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: Tank bag
« Last post by bifftek1 on Yesterday at 05:28:50 pm »
Givi MT505. Excellent.

There is a tanklock version too.
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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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