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New Members / Re: So happy with my new CBF (Spreading Joy All Around)
« Last post by pedro on Yesterday at 07:52:08 pm »
Well that looks an excellent bike! You will indeed find the CBF to be great at pretty much everything. It does have great carrying capacity (but don't overload the top box, it might make the front end go light), is comfortable enough to spend hours in the saddle and fast enough to be interesting. All this in an easy to ride package.

I hope you have many happy miles on it. Oh, I mean kilometres.
New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by Art on Yesterday at 04:14:26 pm »
MOT history without advisories, while a good indicator, could be due to the motorcycle being MOT'd alongside an annual service where it wouldn't look good if a dealer failed the MOT immediately after servicing.

Don't forget to ask if there are any service receipts.
New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by BazzaBingo on Yesterday at 04:05:42 pm »
Many thanks Art. I should have looked back up the thread!!

Checking the MOT history for this bike there are no advisories ever and always a pass. I am hoping this indicates a well looked after bike.  Will take your list with me.
New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by Art on Yesterday at 03:59:19 pm »
When checking service history the stamps in the service book will only tell how regularly, or irregularly, the motorcycle was maintained. Ask if there are any service receipts, unlikely if there have been three or more previous owners, paperwork gets lost. My SC58's service book showed 4 services during 12,000 miles and 6 years, not too much information there. Fortunately the motorcycle came with all the previous service receipts from the previous owner which showed;

The first Service was an annual service including oil & filter replacement plus inspect brakes, lights, fastenings and steering head bearings.
The second service was an engine oil & filter change and a 'look see' inspection of crankcase breather, drive chain, brakes, brake fluid, clutch and clutch fluid.
The third service was an engine oil and filter change only.
The fourth service was a used motorcycle pre sales 'look see' and 'fluids top up' service.

So there it was 6 years, 12,000 miles and very minimal servicing, more ammunition for the haggle. I haggled it was overdue a major service including valve clearance inspection, spark plugs, air filter, brake & clutch fluid replacements, coolant replacement. I then went OTT commenting on the tyre tread wear, brake pad wear and that they'd had it up for sale for over 6 months. One of my best haggles, price reduced to £2,750 and included 4L of engine oil and an oil filter for me to service at my leisure.

Happy days.
New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by Art on Yesterday at 03:27:45 pm »
The service history is unlikely to tell you anything more than a service was carried out on whatever date at whatever mileage, mostly stamps in service books are worth very little in determining what was carried out.

Other things to look out for are as per my earlier post

*Originally Posted by Art [+]

That'll be an SC58 CBF 1000 an excellent choice for a Sports Tourer that ticks many boxes in its class. A big plus for me is the ease in which it 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 you haven't already, you may want to download the Honda Workshop and Owners Manuals here.

Some points to look for apart from the usual MOT history, service history, general condition, even tyre wear etc include

Corrosion in the bend of the swinging arm below the shock, in front of the rear wheel and below rear brake fluid reservoir.
Corrosion of the radiator fan bracket, difficult to see because it hides behind a rubber shroud behind the radiator but needs checking because if the bracket fails you'll most likely be looking at replacing the radiator and fan.
Clogging of the radiator fins from road fling especially if there is no front fenda extender is an indication of corner cutting in the maintenance schedule.
How clean is the brake and clutch fluid? There's an inspection window in the handlebar fluid reservoirs and the rear brake reservoir is clear.

Its a 15 year old motorcycle so pay particular attention to the condition of the coolant hoses, brake hoses, brake discs, throttle cables etc. A word of caution oil changes at 2,000 mile intervals are not necessary and in my opinion may be a clue to the owners lack of understanding of service schedule requirements.

Valve clearances can be left, assuming there is no rattling, clanging or banging from the engine. I left my valve clearances check until the 48,000 mile service and then only found 2 exhaust valves slightly tight.

Too much is made of stator failures and not just with the SC58's, I know of too many stators and regulator/rectifiers that have unnecessarily been replaced.

New Members / Re: Newbie and looking at CBF 1000 tomorrow
« Last post by BazzaBingo on Yesterday 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.
New Members / So happy with my new CBF (Spreading Joy All Around)
« Last post by Froggymanny on Yesterday 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

CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: HIGHEST MILEAGE
« Last post by zbyhu on 28 January, 2023, 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!
CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: Tank bag
« Last post by bifftek1 on 28 January, 2023, 05:32:17 pm »
The Givi mt505 on my CBF1000.
CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: Tank bag
« Last post by bifftek1 on 28 January, 2023, 05:28:50 pm »
Givi MT505. Excellent.

There is a tanklock version too.
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