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CBF1000 => CBF1000 - General Discussion => Topic started by: Biker Mike on 06 August, 2011, 07:57:39 AM

Title: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 06 August, 2011, 07:57:39 AM
Anyone want to start the ball rolling on this:
I'll tabulate the incoming data.
All I need to know is the bike model and the description and make of the option fitted (e.g. CBF1000FA:hugger:Red Fox).
If the item turned out to be a load of rubbish, please state Bad Buy (see below)
Table will be sorted on popularity.
Items can cover anything fitted permanently or semi-permanently to the bike (not clothing please).
Let's see how this goes.... :465:


Ok - Thanks for the early feedback.
As a result, I'm expanding this a little.

I would ask that you rate the bits you've fitted as follows:

RATING (and typical technical description)
1 = What a load of *!?*
2 = Naff, generally disappointed.
3 = OK, but nothing to write home about.
4 = Good - would recommend to a mate.
5 = Excellent, bees knees, highly recommended.

(and don't forget to give the manufacturer please).
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: RickyB on 06 August, 2011, 08:24:14 AM
I have a Givi top box, rear hugger, fenda extenda. All good. :028:
Just got a givi screen, but not fitted yet so can't really say how good it is. :027:
Tyres - Pilot Sport 2's. Excellent :152:
Hein Gericke magnetic mini tank bag with sat nav holder is a bit fiddly and a hassle to carry around with you. Better of with a sat nav bracket and ditch the tank bag for a top box. 
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: RickyB on 06 August, 2011, 08:30:38 AM
Woops!. I meant Pilot ROAD 2's  :138:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: alan sh on 06 August, 2011, 09:15:25 AM
mk 2.
full luggage (is that 3?) - Honda stuff. Not as big as Givi but acceptable for 2 weeks holiday. 4 out of 5.
crash protectors. R&G. Essential. 5 out of 5.
heated grips. Oxford Sports. 4 out of 5.
Autocom. 5 out of 5.
satnav. Garmin Zumo 550. 4 out of 5.
mra screen. 4 out of 5.

that's about it. I don't think a hugger is that essential. Mine is a Skidmarx - 4 out of 5 (it's white, the worst colour).

Alan
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: gedspeed on 06 August, 2011, 03:12:32 PM
Honda heated grips 5/5 good easy to control.
Honda genuine hugger 1/5 rubbish, too short, stops nothing and encourages chain wash.
PR`2 tyres 5/5 excellent, fast breaking in handle well, suits CBF


Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: golfsharpy12 on 06 August, 2011, 09:32:37 PM
2010 GT  - Honda Lowers and Luggage - 5/5

Scott oiler - 5/5 Best invention ever

Pyramid Fenda Extenda - 3/5  Could be longer but works OK

Oxford Heated Grips - 4/5 essential for winter riding

Pilot Road 2s 5/5

NWS Hugger 4/5

MRA Vario Screen 5/5 Buffeting now gone

Aldi magnetic Tank Bag - 10/5 Brilliant, Waterproof turns into a Rucksack and lower section can be used as a map case without the upper section and all for £19.99. 

Steve

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Nuff on 06 August, 2011, 09:48:39 PM
knuckle deflectors. the bike doesn't look right without them.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Gumby 1000 on 06 August, 2011, 09:55:18 PM
Here are my top 10 Mods/Accessories for my 2009 CBF1000A:

Number ONE would be a Sargent or Corbin Seat, but until such is made available...

1) Profile Mirror Extention Blocks, SW-Motech
Rated: 5/5

2) Top Box, Honda (Givi Monokey with Backrest Pad),
Rated: 4.5/5

3) CalSci Tall Screen, Rated: 4/5

4) CalSci Tall Screen with Adjustable Brackets (Laminar Flow or "Gumby Brackets"/CAD Drawings and photos available Free upon request), Rated: 5/5

5) Fender Extender, Powerbronze, Rated: 5/5

6) Rear Hugger, Powerbronze, Rated: 4/5

7) Rad Guard, Powerbronze, Rated: 5/5

8) Akrapovic Homologated Exhaust, Rated: 4.5/5
(Would be 5/5, but too pricey)

9) Fairing Buzz Fix Mod (removal of black meter panel cover and trimming to prevent contact with clear meter cover),
Rated: PRICELESS

10) Honda Optimate 3+ battery charger by TecMate, Added Quick Attach leads to battery for easy charging and battery optimizing, Rated: 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Justbrowsing on 07 August, 2011, 12:45:47 AM
2006 - ABS

Hugger
Fender extender
Faring lowers
3 pc full givi luggage with inner bags
Givi screen with spacers
Baglux tank cover and small and large tank bags
Oxford sport heated grips
Blue flame black exhausts wth carbon cones
Beowolf rad guard 4/5
Loud replacement horn 5/5
Led rear bulbs 5/5
Gel pillion seat 4/5
Private plates
Avon storm tyres 4/5

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: C.T. on 07 August, 2011, 08:32:06 AM
2006 ABS.

Ermax Belly Pan 5/5
Beowulf Warrior Cans 4/5
Oxford Heated Grips 4/5
R & G Crash Bungs 4/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: richardcbf on 07 August, 2011, 10:41:34 AM
2009 ABS ('GT') Silver

- Top Box & Hard Panniers (Honda, colour coded) 4/5
- Pannier inner bags (Honda) 4/5
- Camera Backpack, fits in Pannier (Amazon 'basics') 4/5
- Heated Grips (Honda) 5/5
- Knuckle deflectors (Honda) 4/5
- Tank pad (Honda, carbon effect) 5/5
- Fuel filler cap pads (Honda, carbon effect) 5/5
- Rear Hugger (Honda, colour coded) 3/5
- Touring Screen (MRA, non-'Vario') 4/5
- Stainless Steel Radiator Guard (Beowolf) 5/5
- Tyres (Avon 'Storm') 4/5
and perhaps...
- Bungee spider (Tesco, £1) 5/5
- Alarmed Disk Lock (XENA XZZ6) 4/5
- Disk Lock reminder cord (unbranded) 5/5
- Chain & Padlock 'Hardcore (Oxford) 4/5

Edit:
- Pyramid Plastics Extenda Fenda (front mudguard extension, black) 5/5
- Tyres: (Michelin Pilot Road 4) 5/5
- Gammatronix Battery level Alternator Charge monitor
(Tri-Colour LED, rubberised, fully waterproof, 1.2m lead - NEW MODEL:  MONITOR BIKE ON THE ROAD AND IN THE GARAGE! Auto Mode Switching!) 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Buzz54uk on 07 August, 2011, 10:56:38 AM
2008 ABS ('GT') Black

- Honda, colour coded Top Box & Hard Panniers 4/5
- Honda Top Box & Pannier inner bags 4/5
- Oxford Heated Grips 5/5
- Honda Knuckle deflectors 4/5
- Beowolf Stainless Steel Radiator Guard 5/5
- Continental Road Attack 2 Tyres 5/5 (so far)
- TomTom Rider 2 5/5
- Scala G4 PowerSet  4/5 (poor FM radio)
- LED indicators all round LED stop and tail lights 5/5
- HID4U Hi & Lo
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: my1000cbf1300 on 07 August, 2011, 11:15:46 AM
cbf1000 a-8

custom paintwork
carbon dash, fuelcap and tank pad  (honda)
ermax bellypan
heated grips (honda 360 degrees)
gear indicator (gipro)
bar risers  (rfx)
fenda extenda (pyramid)
rear hugger (honda)
blueflame end cans  ( 3 out of 5)
rear seat cowl (honda)
sw motech quicklock evo rear carrier and pannier frames
givi e52 maxia rear box
kappa k40 pannier boxes
tom tom rider sat nav
( just after a beouwolf radiator cover to finally finish it all off )

 all of the above i would rate as 5/5 except the blueflames which are vastly overpriced new.
ebay is the place for endcans !
 
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Brit182 on 07 August, 2011, 12:53:30 PM
Bloody Hell! You blokes know how to spend money!  :001:

Honda Knuckle deflectors 4/5
Honda Hugger 3/5
Honda rear rack 4/5
Honda matched top box 4/5
Stebel Horn 5/5
Grip Puppies 3/5
Road Pilot 2s 4/5
EBC Brake Pads (does this count?) 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: gedspeed on 07 August, 2011, 08:38:58 PM
*Originally Posted by my1000cbf1300 [+]
cbf1000 a-8

custom paintwork
carbon dash, fuelcap and tank pad  (honda)
ermax bellypan
heated grips (honda 360 degrees)
gear indicator (gipro)
bar risers
fenda extenda (pyramid)
rear hugger (honda)
blueflame end cans
rear seat cowl (honda)
sw motech quicklock evo rear carrier and pannier frames
givi e52 maxia rear box
kappa k40 pannier boxes
tom tom rider sat nav
( just after a beouwolf radiator cover to finally finish it all off )

 all of the above i would rate as 5/5 except the blueflames which are vastly overpriced new.
ebay is the place for endcans !

Honda hugger five out of five,you need to get out more :008:


Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: my1000cbf1300 on 07 August, 2011, 09:21:44 PM
It fits well, looks good and keeps everything clean,why not 5 out of 5.
Have you had a bad experience with one ?                               

Honda hugger five out of five,you need to get out more
Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ecosse on 07 August, 2011, 10:19:42 PM
MRA with ??? adjustable screen bracket = 4/5
Knuckle deflectors = ?/5 - had them from beginning, so don't know the difference they make
Protective film = 5/5
ACF50 and FS365 = 5/5
Homemade mirror extenders = 5/5
Homemade electric fused distribution system 5/5
Pyramid hugger = 4/5 as a hugger, 0/5 as chain guard
Motech carrier and Givi topbox = 5/5
HID conversion = 5/5
Autocom = 2/5

Many more mods, but this ten.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 07 August, 2011, 10:32:16 PM
*Originally Posted by my1000cbf1300 [+]
It fits well, looks good and keeps everything clean,why not 5 out of 5.
Have you had a bad experience with one ?
Hi my1000cbf1300.
Who was this question directed at please?
Incidentally, do you know the make of your bar risers please?
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Justbrowsing on 07 August, 2011, 10:41:23 PM
Oops. Forgot the honda knuckle deflectors 4/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 07 August, 2011, 10:43:39 PM

Honda hugger five out of five,you need to get out more :008:


Ged
You're probably right Jed. Being retired means I've more time on my hands than most though  :oldie:
I've updated my local data, to include your hugger rating, but what rating would you give your Blueflames please?
(I'll update the files on the site tomorrow, after I've added whatever came in after 20:00 this evening).
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 07 August, 2011, 10:49:06 PM
*Originally Posted by Justbrowsing [+]
Oops. Forgot the honda knuckle deflectors 4/5
Thanks.
Can you check out the doc attached to reply #23 and help me fill in some of the zones where your ID appears please. Cheers.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: bordersmike on 07 August, 2011, 11:41:37 PM
Added to my GT: Combined hugger/chain guard, front mudguard extender - both Pyramid I think (definitely first item), both score 4/5 as I think a bit more length would improve performance (ooo-er missus!); BrakeAway mechanical cruise control - 5/5; Palmer adjustable screen brackets - 5/5; Givi screen - 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: gedspeed on 07 August, 2011, 11:45:11 PM
*Originally Posted by my1000cbf1300 [+]
It fits well, looks good and keeps everything clean,why not 5 out of 5.
Have you had a bad experience with one ?

I have one on mine. it looks good, thats where it ends,i get exactly the same rubbish on my shock as before but now have a hugger bit at the bottom to trough the c--p,when driving in the very wet the hugger washes me chain clean,annoying when on a long ride and you have to journey back with it jingling in your ears  :232: its just too short by far, thats it rave over. :015:

Oops forgot my hand grip deflectors 4/5

Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 08 August, 2011, 06:48:44 AM
DATA SO FAR
<see later posting for current data>
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 08 August, 2011, 04:46:53 PM
Results so far show the #1 most popular accessory is the hugger.
This might have been knocked off the top spot by Top Box and Panniers, but the fact many of you have the pre-equipped GTs has probably skewed the figures for these items.
The Pyramid Hugger is seen as a better item than the Honda model, although nobody's jumping over the moon with any of them except maybe my1000cbf1300.
Next up at #2 are Heated Grips. Honda wins this by a head from Oxford since all users think they are exceptional (and so they should be for the price).
In position #3 is a Screen Upgrade. There's a fair variety of options available for this, although the CalSci and MRA adjustable versions seem to be the most popular, albeit by a small margin.
Position #4 is taken by  the Top Box and as previously mentioned, I strongly suspect this would sit at number one if Honda didn't market a fully loaded touring version of the Biffer. I believe the slightly larger Givi version just edges out the Honda model, but it's only obvious if you take into account the matching panniers from both stables.
Fender extenders take position #5 with the Pyramid model being most popular.
Again, nobody except Gumby 1000 appears to be ecstatic with them, they just believe they're a good extra. And by the way, Gumby 1000's is a Powerbronze model, not a Pyramid version.
Position #6 is held by Panniers. Please see my earlier comments vis-a-vis Top Boxes, to see how I interpret the situation on this item.
Position #7 is held by Knuckle Deflectors, dominated by satisfied users with the Honda variety (not sure who else produces them since the data is a little incomplete for this item).
Position #8 is taken by Radiator Guards with the Beowulf appearing to be the most popular and also to be highly recommended.
Position #9 is taken by OEM exhausts. Various models have been bought from Blueflame, Akrapovic and Beowulf. Not sure if use of these is driven by 'drop damage' or simply that the owner wants a better sound or performance. The Blueflame models are marginally more popular, but there remains a question of VFM due to high pricing.
Finally and perhaps a little surprisingly, position #10 is held by the Tankbag, the best of which is the VFM Aldi version (when available).

Quite honestly, I'm a little surprised at the results. I expected to see more cruise controls and certainly more crash bobbins.
One thing's for sure though, there's a diverse set of Biffer owners out there, yet muck thrown about by the rear wheel, cold hands in the winter months and less than perfect wind turbulence management are driving the most changes to the stock Biffer.
Come on Honda, at least sort these top three without an increase in the base price…
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: java on 08 August, 2011, 06:48:48 PM
2009 CBF1000A

New additions to my bike:

-Carbon dash, fuelcap and tank pad  (Honda). Just for the look!  :062: 3/5
-Heated grips (Honda). Keep my hands warm!  :495: 4/5
-Rear hugger (ermax) 4/5
-Radiator grill(powerbronce). Looks nice and protect my radiator  :062: 4/5
-Garmin 265wt GPS (great help to keep me on the right track  :300:) 5/5
-Sena SMH10 stereo helmet headset intercoms (a good way to hear my wife when she gets really upset!  :087:) 5/5
-Kuryakyn power point 12 volt outlet (for my Garmin GPS) 3/5
-Large CalSci screen (very Quiet  :152:) 5/5
-Flow laminar adjustable screen brackets 4/5
-New Fiamm Air Horns (louder than my wife!   :028:) 5/5
-Knuckle deflectors 3/5
-New LED stop, signal and tail lights  :062: 5/5
-Honda, colour coded Top Box & Hard Panniers  :062: 5/5
-New longer rear axle ( to attach my Uni-wheel motorcycle trailer) 5/5
- and finally my new Uni-wheel motorcycle trailer ( to haul my wife cosmetics! :157:) 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: steve on 08 August, 2011, 07:19:41 PM
 :001:   cbf1000 in silver 09.                                             1.hugger and fender extender, on bike when i bought it an unnamed 4/5.                                                                  2. scottoiler v type 5/5.                                                     3. honda knuckle deflector.4/5.                                          5. symtec heated grips. 4/5.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Bilbo on 08 August, 2011, 08:42:33 PM
Mirror Wideners, they do have a downside in filtering but for me 5/5

Hyperpro progressive front springs and rear damper 5/5

Honda heated  grips well they work but I have no comparison so ?/5

Honda knuckle deflectors well they do work but but not massively and the price is OTT so 3/5

Honda top Box 5/5

Honda GT panniers with inner bags well they do not have 2 locks one for locking on the bike the other for opening so 4/5

Honda genuine hugger well they work for me but others are not happy the damper clean but you do get dirt on the top of the hugger 4/5

Storm 2 tyres I know they were flamed in an article ok for me but I have not tried others so 4/5 I am tempted to say 5/5

Bespoke Viking Vinyl modified seat with gel pads 5/5

Standard Screen 1/5 the Givi well it could be better 4/5

Pegs well if you are tall and have a tall instep MFW round offset pegs 5/5
 
R & G Crash Bungs 4/5

And as of this weekend a tank protector as my new Held jacket has been rubbing on it  :003: 5/5
One last item not asked a made to measure jacket from Hideout Leathers  :028: 10/10
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: gedspeed on 08 August, 2011, 09:03:20 PM
*Originally Posted by steve [+]
:001:   cbf1000 in silver 09.                                             1.hugger and fender extender, on bike when i bought it an unnamed 4/5.                                                                  2. scottoiler v type 5/5.                                                     3. honda knuckle deflector.4/5.                                          5. symtec heated grips. 4/5.

Eh Steve, How can you rate a hugger when you dont know who made it LOL  :435:

 :008:
Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 08 August, 2011, 09:16:36 PM
*Originally Posted by gedspeed [+]
*Originally Posted by my1000cbf1300 [+]
It fits well, looks good and keeps everything clean,why not 5 out of 5.
Have you had a bad experience with one ?

I have one on mine. it looks good, thats where it ends,i get exactly the same rubbish on my shock as before but now have a hugger bit at the bottom to trough the c--p,when driving in the very wet the hugger washes me chain clean,annoying when on a long ride and you have to journey back with it jingling in your ears  :232: its just too short by far, thats it rave over. :015:

Oops forgot my hand grip deflectors 4/5

Ged
You ever considered an R&G Shocktube Ged?
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: steve on 08 August, 2011, 10:16:50 PM
eh, ged,  it keeps the crap off the  the underneath  of bike so it works.  4/5.  they should come factory standard  cos its just a mudguard.  :150:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: gedspeed on 08 August, 2011, 11:10:43 PM
Hi Mike,
I think they are seriously over priced, also if you can see it you can see what`s going on,mind you if me shock goes rusty i may buy one before i sell it  :001:, the shocktube only does a small part of a worrying area, I keep the area well coated with ACF50,seems to work well despite a poor hugger :028:


Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: gedspeed on 08 August, 2011, 11:19:19 PM
*Originally Posted by steve [+]
eh, ged,  it keeps the crap off the  the underneath  of bike so it works.  4/5.  they should come factory standard  cos its just a mudguard.  :150:
I think you missed the point of the chart, Its to show WHO`s i.e. MAKERS , parts are good both in value and usage, if your part is unknown what good is that to the chart  :192:

 :008:
Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 09 August, 2011, 05:53:54 AM
*Originally Posted by java [+]
2009 CBF1000A

New additions to my bike:

-Carbon dash, fuelcap and tank pad  (Honda). Just for the look!  :062: 3/5
-Heated grips (Honda). Keep my hands warm!  :495: 4/5
-Rear hugger (ermax) 4/5
-Radiator grill(powerbronce). Looks nice and protect my radiator  :062: 4/5
-Garmin 265wt GPS (great help to keep me on the right track  :300:) 5/5
-Sena SMH10 stereo helmet headset intercoms (a good way to hear my wife when she gets really upset!  :087:) 5/5
-Kuryakyn power point 12 volt outlet (for my Garmin GPS) 3/5
-Large CalSci screen (very Quiet  :152:) 5/5
-Flow laminar adjustable screen brackets 4/5
-New Fiamm Air Horns (louder than my wife!   :028:) 5/5
-Knuckle deflectors 3/5
-New LED stop, signal and tail lights  :062: 5/5
-Honda, colour coded Top Box & Hard Panniers  :062: 5/5
-New longer rear axle ( to attach my Uni-wheel motorcycle trailer) 5/5
- and finally my new Uni-wheel motorcycle trailer ( to haul my wife cosmetics! :157:) 5/5
java, that's some serious investment in extras my friend. I'm thinking a sophisticated alarm system as well as an industrial padlock and chain are in order ...
(worth looking at, if you find yourself in the UK - http://www.almax-security-chains.co.uk/index.asp?pg=11 (http://www.almax-security-chains.co.uk/index.asp?pg=11) )
For example, in UK, I'd (maybe we'd) expect to pay about £10 max for a power socket. I see that Kuryakyn is listed at $80 - just for a power point ! and where did you find to locate air-horns?
Any photos of your bike you can post to the site - including your trailer rig please?
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: java on 09 August, 2011, 03:24:03 PM

java, that's some serious investment in extras my friend. I'm thinking a sophisticated alarm system as well as an industrial padlock and chain are in order ...
(worth looking at, if you find yourself in the UK - http://www.almax-security-chains.co.uk/index.asp?pg=11 (http://www.almax-security-chains.co.uk/index.asp?pg=11) )
For example, in UK, I'd (maybe we'd) expect to pay about £10 max for a power socket. I see that Kuryakyn is listed at $80 - just for a power point ! and where did you find to locate air-horns?
Any photos of your bike you can post to the site - including your trailer rig please?
Mike

Hi Mike

Yes Mike, I put some money back on my bike, but so far I'm happy with the CBF and planning to keep the bike, even as a second motorcycle for a while. Really expensive things as a motorcycle trailer I'll be able to attach it to another motorcycle if I want to do that in the future.
The Fiamm air horns I got them from a local hardware store. They cost me $29.99.
On the forum I have a few posting of my motorcycle and trailer. You can take a look of some of my pictures here:

https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,9901.15.html (https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,9901.15.html)

https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,11104.0.html (https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,11104.0.html)

 :047: :047:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: johnstg2 on 09 August, 2011, 08:44:26 PM
3 part Honda luggage 5/5
HID headlights 8/5 (yes,they're that good!)
Honda hugger 1/5 (too short)
Pyramid extender 4/5
ProGrip heated grips 4/5
Beowolf rad guard 5/5
LED stop/tail 5/5
LED indicators 2/5 (not bright enough)
Multi-colour single LED voltage monitor (4/5)
17T Renthal sprocket (4/5)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: RickyB on 10 August, 2011, 06:17:16 PM
Hi Mike
Just tried out the Givi screen and I give it a 4.
Cheers
RickyB
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ant on 11 August, 2011, 01:33:08 PM
CBF1000 RED

Pyramid extender 4/5
Beowolf rad guard 5/5
R&G Bungs 4/5
Skidmarx rear hugger 4/5
Rentec rear rack/grip 3/5 (Nice rack but going rusty)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: olafje1 on 11 August, 2011, 08:51:50 PM
top sellerie custom seat 5/5
bodystyle rear hugger 5/5
homemade dual HID projection headlight 5/5  :001:
GIPRO gear indicator 5/5
Piramid fender extender 5/5
homemade LED stop/tail 5/5
LED indicators 5/5
memjet injection module 5/5
Laser exhaust 5/5
Hepco & Becker topbox 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 12 August, 2011, 01:37:35 PM
DATA SO FAR
<see later posting for current data>

I've trimmed the pie chart to exclude tyres (consumables) and items for which there is only one hit (refer to the PDF file for single hit items).

NB: If your id appears in the table, it's because I'd like some more information from you reference your bike, the part manufacturer if possible and/or the rating you'd give the accessory.
Thanks.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ian1894 on 13 August, 2011, 10:14:34 AM
Personally I'm not keen on top boxes, so I like my SW Motech Alurack, it's quite discrete when the top box is off and fairly quickly removed 4/5.
http://www.motorbikesandparts.co.uk/sw-motech-alurack-removable-topbox-rack-honda-cbf1000f-10-p-24670.html?osCsid=8s1osb1i1tcpdasepoecdauei3 (http://www.motorbikesandparts.co.uk/sw-motech-alurack-removable-topbox-rack-honda-cbf1000f-10-p-24670.html?osCsid=8s1osb1i1tcpdasepoecdauei3)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Airgar on 13 August, 2011, 03:51:15 PM
HID Headlights 5/5 (best mod ever!)
LED side markers 5/5
Ermax Belly Pan 4/5
Ermax Hugger 4/5
Oxford Heated Grips 5/5
GIVI V35 Panniers with liners 4/5
GIVI top box 5/5
GIVI 3D603 Tank Bag 5/5
Michelin PR2 Tires 5/5
Honda Knuckle Deflectors 4/5
Honda Carbon trim Kit 5/5
MRA Windscreen 3/5
Top Sellerie custom seat 5/5
Garmin Nuvi GPS 5/5
R & G Aero Crash Bungs 5/5
Pazzo shorty levers 5/5
Carbon look fenda extenda 4/5
D.I.D. chain 5/5
Mirror extenders 5/5
New Girlfriend for back seat 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ant on 16 August, 2011, 02:01:09 PM
Forgot david silver (honda) hard panniers 5/5
Ant
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 16 August, 2011, 06:52:54 PM
DATA SO FAR

<see later posting for current data>

I'll probably wrap this up soon, probably end of this month.
Data patterns haven't changed significantly since my comments earlier in the month.
Many thanks to all those who have contributed.
As part of a final tidy-up, I'd appreciate those individuals who are identified in the PDF, letting me have the missing info regarding bike, manufacturer and/or rating.
It's not the end of the world if you don't, but it might help someone else decide what manufacturer to choose for the next squidget they buy...
If you believe there's mileage in keeping this going for a longer period, let me know.
In the meantime, go ride.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: kleopapas on 23 August, 2011, 03:28:58 PM
R&G Bar Ends - 5/5
R&G Aero Crash Bungs - 5/5
R&G Front Fork Protectors - 4/5
Pyramid Fenda Extenda - 4/5
Scottoiler - 5/5
TomTom Rider 2 - 4/5
BT023 Tyres - 5/5
DID Chain & Sprockets - 5/5
Honda Heated Grips - 4/5
Givi V46 Top Box - 5/5
Oxford Lifetime Soft Panniers x60 - 5/5
Kriega Tail Pack/Tank Bag - 5/5
K&N Air Filter - 4/5
Honda Carbon Tank Protector - 5/5
Interphone F3 Comm Kit - 4/5

Kleo
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: dunelm on 23 August, 2011, 07:25:48 PM
Hm, intersting thread.
Some might say that the CBF1000 is basically not that hot and after spending lots of dosh bringing it up to speck, not that much of a bargain either.  :008: :008:
 
 :031:

David
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 23 August, 2011, 08:04:56 PM
*Originally Posted by dunelm [+]
Hm, intersting thread.
Some might say that the CBF1000 is basically not that hot and after spending lots of dosh bringing it up to speck, not that much of a bargain either.  :008: :008:
 
 :031:

David
Could also be that the Biffer is a spec'd just right David, and that further customisation is giving owners free choice from the many aftermarket manufacturers rather than saddling them with less than perfect parts (vis-a-vis Honda's hugger) and in addition, enabling them to set their own ceiling and timeframe on expenditure.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: aggy on 23 August, 2011, 08:40:57 PM
best bit i add to my cbf is my bum every morning. :028:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: lagerlout on 24 August, 2011, 04:19:19 PM
Ermax Fairing lowers 5/5
Powerbronze hugger (Could be longer) 3/5
Powerbronze or Pyramid Fender extender 5/5
Oxford heated grips 2/5 finger tips still bloody cold
Ermax screen 4/5 (lot less turbulence around my lid)
Honda pannier / Top box 5/5
Hein Gericke satnav holder (sits on bars above stem cap) 8/5
Small tank bag 5/5 (for wallet, mobile, keys, pen, torch leatherman), very small fits inside helmet when going walkabout)
tank / petrol cap protector 5/5
Meta alarm 3/5
Oxford disc lock 4/5
Twin power accessory sockets 5/5
Optimate battery charger with on bike connector 3/5
17t front sprocket 3/5 (not actually sure it's improved anything but its a bugger getting the slave cyl casing back on so its staying put)

Thats about it

Still want aftermarket cans
Gel seat

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: kleopapas on 24 August, 2011, 07:09:02 PM
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]
...
Hein Gericke satnav holder (sits on bars above stem cap) 8/5
...


Hey Lagerlout, are HG still stocking that satnav holder? It's so good you gave it an astonishing 8/5 so I'm now desperate to get my hands on one...

 :016: Kleo
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: gedspeed on 25 August, 2011, 12:01:26 AM
*Originally Posted by kleopapas [+]
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]
...
Hein Gericke satnav holder (sits on bars above stem cap) 8/5
...


Hey Lagerlout, are HG still stocking that satnav holder? It's so good you gave it an astonishing 8/5 so I'm now desperate to get my hands on one...

 :016: Kleo
:008: :008: :008:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: lagerlout on 26 August, 2011, 05:48:18 PM
*Originally Posted by kleopapas [+]
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]
...
Hein Gericke satnav holder (sits on bars above stem cap) 8/5
...


Hey Lagerlout, are HG still stocking that satnav holder? It's so good you gave it an astonishing 8/5 so I'm now desperate to get my hands on one...

 :016: Kleo

Think so, It cost me £15 last year, its designed to attach their tank bag but with a strap around the
bar risers it perfectly fine strapped to the bars. I know its a cheapskate mod
but a satnav is a satnav at the end of the day and its got me to and from places i'd never have found without it
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 26 August, 2011, 05:58:46 PM
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]
*Originally Posted by kleopapas [+]
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]
...
Hein Gericke satnav holder (sits on bars above stem cap) 8/5
...


Hey Lagerlout, are HG still stocking that satnav holder? It's so good you gave it an astonishing 8/5 so I'm now desperate to get my hands on one...

 :016: Kleo

Think so, It cost me £15 last year, its designed to attach their tank bag but with a strap around the
bar risers it perfectly fine strapped to the bars. I know its a cheapskate mod
but a satnav is a satnav at the end of the day and its got me to and from places i'd never have found without it
Could be worth 9/5 if this is the same thing.
So popular the price went down! :152:
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: lagerlout on 26 August, 2011, 06:04:25 PM
*Originally Posted by gedspeed [+]
*Originally Posted by my1000cbf1300 [+]
It fits well, looks good and keeps everything clean,why not 5 out of 5.
Have you had a bad experience with one ?

I have one on mine. it looks good, thats where it ends,i get exactly the same rubbish on my shock as before but now have a hugger bit at the bottom to trough the c--p,when driving in the very wet the hugger washes me chain clean,annoying when on a long ride and you have to journey back with it jingling in your ears  :232: its just too short by far, thats it rave over. :015:

Oops forgot my hand grip deflectors 4/5

Ged
*Originally Posted by bordersmike [+]
Added to my GT: Combined hugger/chain guard, front mudguard extender - both Pyramid I think (definitely first item), both score 4/5 as I think a bit more length would improve performance (ooo-er missus!); BrakeAway mechanical cruise control - 5/5; Palmer adjustable screen brackets - 5/5; Givi screen - 5/5
*Originally Posted by bordersmike [+]
Added to my GT: Combined hugger/chain guard, front mudguard extender - both Pyramid I think (definitely first item), both score 4/5 as I think a bit more length would improve performance (ooo-er missus!); BrakeAway mechanical cruise control - 5/5; Palmer adjustable screen brackets - 5/5; Givi screen - 5/5
*Originally Posted by bordersmike [+]
Added to my GT: Combined hugger/chain guard, front mudguard extender - both Pyramid I think (definitely first item), both score 4/5 as I think a bit more length would improve performance (ooo-er missus!); BrakeAway mechanical cruise control - 5/5; Palmer adjustable screen brackets - 5/5; Givi screen - 5/5

......BrakeAway mechanical cruise control - 5/5;

Hi Bordersmike

Do you know if this would this fit on a bike with oxford hotgrips?
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: lagerlout on 26 August, 2011, 06:05:46 PM
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]
*Originally Posted by gedspeed [+]
*Originally Posted by my1000cbf1300 [+]
It fits well, looks good and keeps everything clean,why not 5 out of 5.
Have you had a bad experience with one ?

I have one on mine. it looks good, thats where it ends,i get exactly the same rubbish on my shock as before but now have a hugger bit at the bottom to trough the c--p,when driving in the very wet the hugger washes me chain clean,annoying when on a long ride and you have to journey back with it jingling in your ears  :232: its just too short by far, thats it rave over. :015:

Oops forgot my hand grip deflectors 4/5

Ged
*Originally Posted by bordersmike [+]
Added to my GT: Combined hugger/chain guard, front mudguard extender - both Pyramid I think (definitely first item), both score 4/5 as I think a bit more length would improve performance (ooo-er missus!); BrakeAway mechanical cruise control - 5/5; Palmer adjustable screen brackets - 5/5; Givi screen - 5/5
*Originally Posted by bordersmike [+]
Added to my GT: Combined hugger/chain guard, front mudguard extender - both Pyramid I think (definitely first item), both score 4/5 as I think a bit more length would improve performance (ooo-er missus!); BrakeAway mechanical cruise control - 5/5; Palmer adjustable screen brackets - 5/5; Givi screen - 5/5
*Originally Posted by bordersmike [+]
Added to my GT: Combined hugger/chain guard, front mudguard extender - both Pyramid I think (definitely first item), both score 4/5 as I think a bit more length would improve performance (ooo-er missus!); BrakeAway mechanical cruise control - 5/5; Palmer adjustable screen brackets - 5/5; Givi screen - 5/5

......BrakeAway mechanical cruise control - 5/5;

Hi Bordersmike
*Originally Posted by Biker Mike [+]
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]
*Originally Posted by kleopapas [+]
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]
...
Hein Gericke satnav holder (sits on bars above stem cap) 8/5
...


Hey Lagerlout, are HG still stocking that satnav holder? It's so good you gave it an astonishing 8/5 so I'm now desperate to get my hands on one...

 :016: Kleo

Think so, It cost me £15 last year, its designed to attach their tank bag but with a strap around the
bar risers it perfectly fine strapped to the bars. I know its a cheapskate mod
but a satnav is a satnav at the end of the day and its got me to and from places i'd never have found without it
Could be worth 9/5 if this is the same thing.
So popular the price went down! :152:
Mike


Thats the kiddie, bit cheaper than £400 or so on a motorbike satnav
Do you know if this would this fit on a bike with oxford hotgrips?

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 26 August, 2011, 07:39:28 PM
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]

17t front sprocket 3/5 (not actually sure it's improved anything but its a bugger getting the slave cyl casing back on so its staying put)

I read somewhere on the forum that if fitting 17T sprockets from Renthal, you may need to shim the sprocket, to avoid it 'rocking', which will accelerate wear.
As standard, the Renthal sprocket is slightly thinner than the stock sprocket.
Hope you're not in this situation lagerlout.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 26 August, 2011, 08:05:54 PM
DATA SO FAR
<see later posting for current data>
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: lagerlout on 26 August, 2011, 10:18:28 PM
*Originally Posted by Biker Mike [+]
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]

17t front sprocket 3/5 (not actually sure it's improved anything but its a bugger getting the slave cyl casing back on so its staying put)

I read somewhere on the forum that if fitting 17T sprockets from Renthal, you may need to shim the sprocket, to avoid it 'rocking', which will accelerate wear.
As standard, the Renthal sprocket is slightly thinner than the stock sprocket.
Hope you're not in this situation lagerlout.

No mine is the honka one, i miked it and it was slightly thicker that the 16T it replaced
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: johnstg2 on 27 August, 2011, 11:12:31 AM
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]
*Originally Posted by Biker Mike [+]
*Originally Posted by lagerlout [+]

17t front sprocket 3/5 (not actually sure it's improved anything but its a bugger getting the slave cyl casing back on so its staying put)

I read somewhere on the forum that if fitting 17T sprockets from Renthal, you may need to shim the sprocket, to avoid it 'rocking', which will accelerate wear.
As standard, the Renthal sprocket is slightly thinner than the stock sprocket.
Hope you're not in this situation lagerlout.

No mine is the honka one, i miked it and it was slightly thicker that the 16T it replaced

I fitted a renthal 17T and you are correct it is slightly thinner than the OE one. It slid back and forth along the output shaft. Not much, maybe a few thou, so I cut a shim from some sheet metal and this held it firmly in place.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: golfsharpy12 on 29 August, 2011, 09:41:57 PM
Mike - my hugger was NWS

Steve
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 29 August, 2011, 09:51:26 PM
*Originally Posted by golfsharpy12 [+]
Mike - my hugger was NWS

Steve
Steve,
I understood NWS was taken over by Pyramid, hence the reason I put your hugger from reply #5 as a Pyramid rather than as an NWS (since it's no longer possible to buy your hugger under the NWS brandname).
Happy to change it in the report if you believe this information is incorrect.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Rev Ken on 29 August, 2011, 10:51:18 PM
I've added very little ....

Except...

2 Hugger (Honda)
4 Heated Grips (Honda)
4 Top Box and panniers (Honda)
4 Pannier inner bags
4 Bar risers
4 Zumo 550
4 Bagster petrol tank cover
5 Nautilus horn
5 HID headlamp conversions (dipped and full beam)
2 LED side lights
2 Led Rear light (not impressed - it may last but not as bright as 'standard')
3 Bikeviz bullet lamps at front (one not working - must contact Bikeviz - they have good customer service)
4 Bikeviz 'flashing' brake lights (illegal - but a definite safety aid for dozy following drivers)
3 'U' lock
3 Disc lock
4 Radiator guard (Beuwolf) (spelling?)
3 Front mudguard extender (Pyramid)
5 Crash bungs (used both sides!)
5 Cramp buster
4 Knuckle deflectors (Honda)
5 going on 6 Michelin PR3s

4 Oops, forgot the MRA windscreen.

Oh and I've got a chain oiler I haven't found the time, or frankly the best method, to install.

I really don't understand those folk who are forever adding things to their bikes......... :164:

I keep on adding! This time it is private plates' - a gift for my 70th Birthday from my daughter and family, and transferred to the Biffer (well it was over three years ago....) :oldie:

And then there is a temperature gauge - velly cheep - and a temperature sticker on a wing mirror with figures that show green when the temperature is low - got a bundle on trial, gave some away on this forum, but there is now a new supplier who hasn't got his act together yet. A very useful warning on frosty mornings!

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 30 August, 2011, 06:41:10 AM
DATA SO FAR ....
Seems Rev Ken is competing with java to build a Biffer LeadWing...  :001: (no dis.)

Probably best not to leave these bikes in Inner City Car Parks - might seem to some like Christmas has arrived early.

<see later posting for more current data>
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: ray smith on 30 August, 2011, 11:45:06 AM
fender extender plus homemade rubber extension.pyramid 5/5
stainless steel front axle nut. probolt 5/5
stainless steel rear axle nut. probolt 5/5
stainless steel rear sprocket nuts. probolt 5/5
titanium gear linkage pivot bolts. made by me 5/5
titanium bungee points. made by me 5/5
stainless steel gear linkage adjusting rods c/w stainless steel nuts. (l/h included). made by me 5/5
all cable/hose clips guides in stainless steel. made by me 5/5
titanium engine spacers. made by me 5/5
stainless steel fairing bolts and side panel bolts(mushroom headed all made by me) exposed fasteners,washers replaced with stainless steel 5/5
oxford heated grips. free from site member 5/5
zumo 220 sat nav. HG 3/5
hagon rear shock, remote preload. hagon 5/5
maxton tweaked front forks. 5/5
scotoiler with lubetube. fitted new. 5/5
givi screen fitted with mra spoiler. 4.5/5
sw motech rear rack fitted with givi v46 topbox. 5/5
v35 givi panniers. (ironwork removed unless touring) 5/5
two bike bullet rear led lights. 5/5
renthal medium handlebars. 5/5
expensive headlight bulb (can,t remember which make)4/5
imho the piece de resistance are the two stainless steel rear wheel adjuster nuts i made which completely cover the extremely amateurish and disgusting looking adjuster studs. made by me 10/5
stanless steel/titanium wheel spacers, front and rear. made by me 5/5
stainlees steel sidestand pivot nut. probolt 5/5
knuckle deflectors. gift 3/5 (renthal bars wider than original)
skidmarx hugger. 4/5
argus battery bug. 5/5
stainless steel pivots for front and rear footpegs. the standard rear ones could have only been made by a first year apprentice. made by me 10/5
fiamme horn. 4/5
JUST REMEMBERED SOMETHING ELSE!
titanium brake pad retaining pins probolt 5/5
titanium caliper slider pins probolt 5/5
stainless steel frontmudguard mounting bolts. made by me 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 30 August, 2011, 05:53:54 PM
Is this the stock list from your local accessory shop Ray?

If you provide a rating for each and give me some manufacturers names against the bits (where poss.), I'll forego any rides out during September to add it all to the file.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: gedspeed on 30 August, 2011, 06:34:20 PM
Does Ray ever get time to ride the bike?, or does he lock himself in the garage all winter  :008:


Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 30 August, 2011, 06:48:50 PM
Don't tic him off Ged, sounds like Ray's a useful bloke to know if you're after a bit of stainless.
Must be in the industrial kitchen building business
:001:
OK Ray - How much for knocking up a Givi pattern pannier frame in SS?  :008:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: ray smith on 30 August, 2011, 07:43:35 PM
list updated as requested by bikermike. well gedspeed, as to wether or not i ride my bike i,ll let you decide. I bought it new in may 2006 and i,ve just been to buy an oil filter to do the 52000 mile oil change :001: I,m an engineer with 36 years experience in manufacturing,sales,design etc. however 18 months ago i left that all behind and now work in an acute physciatric unit for adolescents with severe and complex mental health problems. OH! forgot to mention that the sw motech rack is held on with titanium bolts. I CANNOT stand rust
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 30 August, 2011, 08:32:24 PM
Thanks Ray.

With all due respect, I'll leave out the bespoke 'custom' parts unless I hear from other members who have taken the same route you have.

Glad to hear you're in such a worthwhile occupation after your time in engineering. I retired in Jan 2010 following 31 years with IBM and now provide as much of my time as I can to my local Multiple Sclerosis Society centre on a voluntary basis, so I have some empathy for your present involvement.
For me, in one word, rewarding. More so than in the previous 31 years anyway.

Like you, I can't stand rust, but then I discovered ACF50.  :018:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: HYPNOMAN on 31 August, 2011, 12:26:34 AM
Hi ray,
Did you notice any improvement to the rear/ride after fitting the Hagon shocker. I still find my Mk 2 a little bit harsh on some of the bumpy roads around where I live.
Kev
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: ray smith on 31 August, 2011, 04:11:01 PM
hi kev, yes there is a big improvement in ride quality and handling. my original was harsh to and then became dangerous hence the change
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: lagerlout on 10 September, 2011, 09:35:25 PM
.....................renthal medium handlebars. 5/5

Hi Ray

How easy did you find removing all the switchgear from the original bars, specifically the throttle mechanism, as i find the bars a little narrow    :028:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: ray smith on 11 September, 2011, 11:14:47 AM
hi lagerlout, it,s a while since i changed them but it was no problem. all the cables and wires remain in place. at the time there was some debate as to wether to drill the locating holes for the clusters either side. some said not to but i couldn,t stand the idea of filing the locating pegs off and having the clusters move on me so i drilled the holes and made sure i de-burred them both outside and inside. that was probably about 5 years ago and no problems. it,s better to use a slightly blunt drill bit because as it breaks through t,other side it doesn,t snag therefore not creating a stress point. regards ray
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Josiah on 16 September, 2011, 06:35:06 PM
Here's wat I specified on my CBF when I bought it (2008).
Full luggage kit (GT version was a twinkle in Mr Honda's eye at the time)
4 Scottoiler
5 Tank Pad
0 Honda Hugger cahanged by the dealer to a Pyramid hugger score 4
4 Honda wind deflectors
1 Givi Crash Bars (would fit crash bars again but not Givi)
3 Honda heated grips.
and I also have a fender extender (still on the garage bench)

Josiah (still) :125:(and taking koffy for it)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 16 September, 2011, 07:13:37 PM
Can I have some ratings please Josiah?
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Roger on 18 September, 2011, 10:55:21 PM
HI
My votes as follows
Honda Full luggage   5/5
Honda Hugger         2/5
Powerbronze hugger  4/5...chain fling still there
Honda heated grips....4/5
Michelin PR2s 5/5
Baglux Tank cover    5/5
Baglux tank bag   4/5

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: vlassishlk on 23 September, 2011, 01:10:21 PM
I know these are more than ten but I cannot decide which ten are better.....

Regarding tyres I have tried Michelin Pilot Road I&IIs and Bridgestones BT023.
I cannot fault any of them but the BT023s were a nice surprise as they are a bit better than the Michelins I think.

I have always used D.I.D chains (50ZVM or 50VM). Not a problem with them.

I have used OEM, EBC and Goldfren pads. Goldfren are the cheapest but they are a bit "vague". They do stop the bike but they feel a bit "vague". OEM and EBC are similar.

 :001: Vlassis
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: r32 on 23 September, 2011, 05:56:50 PM
Honda Heated Grips 5/5
Honda Hugger 5/5
Sat Nav (Garmin Zumo) 6/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: epr on 25 September, 2011, 10:04:43 PM
mra vario screen 5/5
honda heated grips 1/5
michelin PR2s 5/5
honda panniers & topbox 3/5
hein gericke 12v socket 4/5
scottoiler 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: withy on 26 September, 2011, 02:32:43 PM
Hi 2007 ABS blue
        givi tall screen
        carbon clock covers
        mirror extenders
        rear hugger
        rear seat cowl
        beowulf end cans
        givi top box
        tail tidy
        ermax lowers
        pilot road 3s
        fender extender
        wind deflectors
       
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 26 September, 2011, 04:57:22 PM
Hi withy.
Welcome to the forum.
Do you think you could give your extra goodies some ratings for me and where missing, some manufacturers names also if poss. please?
Cheers.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: withy on 27 September, 2011, 10:12:11 AM
hi mike sorry about that
               givi tall screen 3/5
        carbon clock covers honda 4/5
        mirror extenders hand made 5/5
        rear hugger honda 3/5
        rear seat cowl honda 3/5
        beowulf end cans 4/5
        givi top box 4/5
        tail tidy ermax(i think) 5/5
        ermax lowers 4/5
        pilot road 3s 5/5
        fender extender pyramid 2/5
        wind deflectors honda 5/5
       
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 01 October, 2011, 04:25:25 PM
DATA SO FAR...
Still a few holes to fill by individuals who haven't given ratings, etc. however, the data is providing some useful insight to our buying habits and maybe helping those with Christmas in mind, to drop hints to their nearest and dearest as to what might look good on their bikes.
I've already discussed this material with the MD at Powerbronze and used it to highlight some potential opportunities and maybe less palatable, market leadership elsewhere for specific accessories.
Maybe time to start thinking what we would like that possibly isn't available at present from the major suppliers (keep it clean please). You never know, maybe someone online will already have found it...
Again, I discussed the screen issue with the guy in charge of development at Powerbronze, so it's nice to know we're being heard.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 05 October, 2011, 03:34:06 PM
OK Boys and Girls,
This thread has now been running from early August and since then, I've seen a few of you mention under other threads some of the new toys you've bought (excluding complete bike packages).
Just so you know, I'm quite happy to add them in this data survey also, but ONLY if you post details of your purchase under this thread.
No need for the window dressing if you've expounded on the item elsewhere. Just provide the item description, manufacturer/supplier and a rating.
Be honest with the rating, especially if you've bought something you subsequently thought was a mistake (better to give it a week or two to let the initial enthusiasm of a new buy settle down a little before passing final judgement).
Thanks in advance.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: jverlaan on 15 October, 2011, 11:05:44 PM
Givi V35 hard side bags             4/5
Givi top box                              4/5
Givi magnetic tank bag              5/5  I love this as I can hunker down on it with my head in behind the windscreen and chill on quieter roads ( my back loves this )
Honda heated grips                    2/5 at $300 no were near as warm as my wifes $99 oxfords on med. when mine are on high (b.s.)

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Danish on 06 November, 2011, 11:21:07 PM
 :002: I discovered why my lower fairing doesn´t look quite like the upper fairing. The lower fairing is Pb324 and the upper is Pb324c. The litte c stands for candy. It was not easy to see because the colour changes in the light and goes green in sunlight. Then I bought a Puig spoiler and painted it. The Candy Xenon blue is made by 3 layers, a base, the blue and clear. Now the Puig is instead of the lower fairing.

Danish
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: gedspeed on 06 November, 2011, 11:43:24 PM
New Honda heated grips ( the ones with the button in the grip) only 3 settings, hot, very hot and too bloody hot, but neat

4/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 07 November, 2011, 06:39:38 AM
*Originally Posted by gedspeed [+]
New Honda heated grips ( the ones with the button in the grip) only 3 settings, hot, very hot and too bloody hot, but neat

4/5
OK, just an idea.
There's been a lot of discussion regarding the 180 and 360 Honda Heated Grips.
One set's rubbish and the other set is as good as it gets.
If someone could post a pic of each, it might make it easier for the folks to spot the differences when they go shopping....
Mike.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: themains on 07 November, 2011, 11:04:11 AM
Must have, heated hand grips (Honda)
rear pillion seat cover, Honda
"Ventura" rear rack and bag
magnetic tank bag
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: gedspeed on 07 November, 2011, 11:51:18 PM
*Originally Posted by themains [+]
Must have, heated hand grips (Honda)
rear pillion seat cover, Honda
"Ventura" rear rack and bag
magnetic tank bag

Themains, This is not the `what you want section` its the what you have and how you rate them section cobber :016:

Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: madasaskaven on 10 November, 2011, 05:51:28 PM
Used my R&G  heated grips yesterday. They were that warm could only cope with level 2 out of 5. And not as expensive as Oxford or Hondas own.

Mick
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: RogerG on 11 November, 2011, 02:34:12 PM
*Originally Posted by madasaskaven [+]
Used my R&G  heated grips yesterday. They were that warm could only cope with level 2 out of 5. And not as expensive as Oxford or Hondas own.

Mick

I must agree, Just start using my R&G heated grips, and for £40 including postage its a 5 out of 5 for me.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Tom McMurdo on 18 November, 2011, 12:16:39 AM
Hi, have only had my 07 reg cbf a month or so. Ordered a Give topbox and siderails to fit, very pleased, easy to fit and good quality 5 out of 5.
Also bought a Pyramid fenda extenda, far to short and doesn't help to keep crap of downpipes at all 2/5.
Bike came with Honda colour co-ordinated hugger, again too short and doesn't do job its meant to.
Had Avon Storm tyres on previous 2 bikes, bmwF800ST (yuk) and Bandit 1200 (oh how I miss it) and will be putting them on cbf when time comes. I like the feedback they give. 4/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Danish on 06 December, 2011, 05:12:00 PM
I bought this LED taillight on ebay germany. Each LED have a little reflector. Seller is MVH-racing.Rating 4/5. Juwelery.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: FrasMac on 27 December, 2011, 03:16:40 PM
Being the GT model, mine has
Full Honda Luggage, 5/5
I've added:-
R&G Heated grips 5/5
Honda fender extender 4/5
Honda hugger 4/5
Buffalo magnetic tank bag 4/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: AlanKillackey on 09 January, 2012, 07:52:56 PM
R&G Heated grips 5 out of 5.
Fitted on Saturday let the glue dry and took the bike out on Sunday to test them started off on 5 then had to put them down to 3 as they were to hot with my summer gloves on.
Next job to do when i have some spare cash is HID lights as the lights at the moment I think are very poor.
Safe riding folks and a Happy New Year  :300:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: bigDpelican on 11 April, 2012, 09:28:27 PM
This thread is the best. I'm picking up a 08 Biffer tomorrow and have evil plans to farkle it. With 100s of 1000s of Ks riding I know what I need to add to make the bike more practical. And can rate it based on functionality on previous bikes. 
Oxford heated grips 4 (some units fail to auto off).
Givi screen 5 with madstad adjustable brackets 5.
Givi pannier frames 4, fibreglass panniers off an aerial square four 4 (they're better than I expected, narrow, strong, almost waterproof).
Mechanical cruise control 4 (thumb lever type -brand?, tried kaoko but not easy to use 2)
Crash posts 5 (whatever brand to fit)
Rear shock with remote preload 5 (will try Hagon but can't rate yet).
Venturer rear luggage  rack 4  - for soft luggage, strapping things to, and to keep pillion from falling off...
will fit but can't rate:
xenon HIDs, hugger, fender extender, radiator guard.

Title: Re: Top Five Mods & Accessories (I always remove)!
Post by: Badger61 on 11 April, 2012, 10:45:26 PM
 :015:
1, Scott oilers, hate them hate the mess  :004:
2, Heated grips, I've got good gloves  :039:
3, Huggers, bad experience with an exploding one on my first Blade  :720:
4, Panniers and boxes, add weight where you really don't want it and if I need that much stuff I'll use the car  :181:
5, Bridgestone touring tyres or "nippon slipoffs" as I call them  :151:
Title: Re: Top Five Mods & Accessories (I always remove)!
Post by: gedspeed on 12 April, 2012, 12:23:11 AM
*Originally Posted by Badger61 [+]
:015:
1, Scott oilers, hate them hate the mess  :004:
2, Heated grips, I've got good gloves  :039:
3, Huggers, bad experience with an exploding one on my first Blade  :720:
4, Panniers and boxes, add weight where you really don't want it and if I need that much stuff I'll use the car  :181:
5, Bridgestone touring tyres or "nippon slipoffs" as I call them  :151:

Have you thought of doing something else other than biking Badger?

Maybe you would be more happier with a trike  :008:


Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: pedro on 12 April, 2012, 03:20:15 AM
I add petrol and go.......

(Although I do have a GT, so I can lug luggage)  :155:
Title: Re: Top Five Mods & Accessories (I always remove)!
Post by: Badger61 on 12 April, 2012, 07:20:50 AM
*Originally Posted by gedspeed [+]
*Originally Posted by Badger61 [+]
:015:
1, Scott oilers, hate them hate the mess  :004:
2, Heated grips, I've got good gloves  :039:
3, Huggers, bad experience with an exploding one on my first Blade  :720:
4, Panniers and boxes, add weight where you really don't want it and if I need that much stuff I'll use the car  :181:
5, Bridgestone touring tyres or "nippon slipoffs" as I call them  :151:

Have you thought of doing something else other than biking Badger?

Maybe you would be more happier with a trike  :008:


Ged

Quite happy biking thanks, have been for over 30 years just without the above.

Not knocking those who go that route shows how adaptable the CBF is and good luck to you.

Just a bit of fun and my take on it.  :028:
Title: Re: Top Five Mods & Accessories (I always remove)!
Post by: gedspeed on 12 April, 2012, 08:14:55 PM
*Originally Posted by Badger61 [+]
*Originally Posted by gedspeed [+]
*Originally Posted by Badger61 [+]
:015:
1, Scott oilers, hate them hate the mess  :004:
2, Heated grips, I've got good gloves  :039:
3, Huggers, bad experience with an exploding one on my first Blade  :720:
4, Panniers and boxes, add weight where you really don't want it and if I need that much stuff I'll use the car  :181:
5, Bridgestone touring tyres or "nippon slipoffs" as I call them  :151:

Have you thought of doing something else other than biking Badger?

Maybe you would be more happier with a trike  :008:


Ged

Quite happy biking thanks, have been for over 30 years just without the above.

Not knocking those who go that route shows how adaptable the CBF is and good luck to you.

Just a bit of fun and my take on it.  :028:

I know how you feel, sometimes some can go just too far with add ons, sports exhausts !! naa, makes you want to say its a CBF for gods sake(sorry ken) not a Fireblade !!  :232:


Ged
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Badger61 on 12 April, 2012, 08:40:07 PM
Oh dear, one is not amused  :020:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: taximan on 09 May, 2012, 09:58:10 AM
Ok Biffer mk2

1. Givi touring screen. Well made, easy to fit, nice price and it works. 5/5

2. Fender extender skidmarx. Must have piece of kit. 5/5

3. R & G crash bungs, rad protector and bar ends. HAVE U SEEN THE PRICE OF A RAD!! Just hope the bungs dont get tested. 5/5

4. Rear Hugger skid marx. Hmmm not brillant. 3/5

5. Honda rear rack and topbox. Brill quality does the job, but the price :005: 4/5

6. Honda heated grips, expensive :005: but would'nt be without them, they work v well.  5/5

7. Almost forgot scottoiler, bit messy, but would'nt be without one, its nice to know that the poor old chain [oft forgotten about] is getting a little bit of tlc.

Hope the above is of use. :028:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Timmo on 09 June, 2012, 06:13:38 PM
OK, it's a little while since Mike did a summary, but it seems for huggers and fenda extendas, Skidmarx are the ones to go for, and for radiator covers it's Beowulf.

If anyone can name a good brand of HID I'd appreciate it.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: jools691 on 17 June, 2012, 11:46:26 AM
CBF 1000 AT9 ABS GT
1. Honda deflectors 5/5
2. Honda hugger/chain gaurd 3/5
3. Pyramid fender extender 4/5
4. Scottoiler E system 5/5
5. Honda 360 heated grips 5/5
6. Go-Cruise 5/5 (plastic device that clamps on to throttle to give a cruise control, available from sportouring.com £19.99)
7. Powerlet cigarette socket harness kit 5/5
8. Givi touring screen 5/5
9. Beowolf chrome radiator gaurd 5/5                         
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: destroyer on 13 August, 2012, 03:23:22 PM
I've got few more than 10 and they are all good, some are even essential. In order of front to rear:

1. HID headlights
2. LED marker lights
3. LED 20Watt auxiliary lamps (fitted under nose of fairing)
4. Pyramid Fender extender
5. 12v aux socket in dash, for sat nav, phone etc.
6. Voltage monitoring LED in dash (pre warns of alternator failure)
7. Oxford Heated grips. essential.
8. Baglux tank cover and tank bags (15 ltr and 45 Ltr)
9. Honda carbon look fuel filler protection kit.
10.RG engine protection mushrooms
11.Ermax colour coded lower fairing
12.Ermax colour coded hugger
13. Scorpion flamed cans
14. Givi wing rack and side rack
15. Givi business case, 47 ltr topbox, 2 x Givi 36 ltr panniers.
16. Optimate charger.
17. Bridgestone BT023 tyres, great in all weathers.
18. Colour coded rim tape and CBF1000 logos for wheels.
19. Tracker. So when some as~ho*e steals it I can go 'round his house with some mates and point out the errors of his theiving ways!

phew!

Christ, that lot must have cost me as much as the bike!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: richbloom on 03 September, 2012, 01:25:17 AM
2008 Honda CBF 1000 Silver ABS
Honda Knuckle Deflectors installed by dealership can't rate them but they look nice
Honda heated grips 4/5 grips are big and hard
12v aux socket in dash 5/5
Honda full luggage colour coded 4/5 would be 5/5 if the ignition key would open it
Engine protection mushrooms 5/5 looks good hope they work if i ever need them bought these on ebay too
Givi windscreen 3/5 I bought the bike with it but over 100kmh I get head buffeting
Mirror extenders on ebay 5/5 these are cheap and great
Honda Valve caps cheap and I actually get compliments on them $4 on ebay 5/5 for the price


I just ordered a hugger, lower fairing colour coded, Madstad Honda CBF1000 6-9 2006-2009 Adjustable Screen Mount Bracket, MRA Honda CBF1000 & CBF1000GT 6-9 2006-2009 Vario Touring Motorcycle Screen, front and rear steel braided brake lines, SHORAI LITHIUM ION BATTERY and front and rear Michelin Pilot Road 3

I would like a automatic chain oiler, radiator guard, led lighting, fender extender colour coded if possible, new shock, new fork springs as the stock are way to soft and some seat modification or a new seat.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Thiss on 03 September, 2012, 07:42:45 PM
*Originally Posted by destroyer [+]
6. Voltage monitoring LED in dash (pre warns of alternator failure)

Sounds useful, given what I've read on other posts and having no idea if my has ever been changed - can you tell me more please ?

Tks
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Bifferman on 06 September, 2012, 03:14:28 PM
*Originally Posted by Thiss [+]
Sounds useful, given what I've read on other posts and having no idea if my has ever been changed - can you tell me more please ?

Tks
Read this thread if you are looking for a quality voltmeter: - https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,12722.0.html (https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,12722.0.html)

Andy

 :149:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Thiss on 07 September, 2012, 07:42:20 AM
Got your email Andy on the subject - tks - I'll put it on my shopping list along side a new "turn alert" - took mine off the old bike and started fitting it last night (hence the wiring diagram request) and fried the fekker in the process.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: BORN AGAIN BIKER on 17 September, 2012, 12:17:22 PM
Late MK1 GT in silver.
Honda lowers and lugage 5/5
Scott oiler 5/5
Powerbronze fender extender 5/5
Powerbronze hugger (black) 2/5 this would have been 4/5 if not for the aggro I have had.
Honda Knuckle deflectors 4/5
Beowulf Radiator Grille 5/5 works well and a nice bit of bling
Smidsy Indicator warning 4/5 easy fit, just knowing it is there keeps me focused
Bikeviz LED side lights 5/5 this should have been the first mod I did.
Bikeviz bullet lamps 5/5 best mod I have fitted and only took an hour  :152:
Wish list
Bikeviz bullet lamps, already purchased.
Coms
Gear indicator
Heated grips
Flash paint job
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Thiss on 17 September, 2012, 01:39:00 PM
Tracked down a new Datatool turn alert on eBay and fitted it at the weekend - dead easy jobby if you're handy with a soldering iron.

Potential life saver - 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: BORN AGAIN BIKER on 17 September, 2012, 01:57:40 PM
*Originally Posted by Thiss [+]
Tracked down a new Datatool turn alert on eBay and fitted it at the weekend - dead easy jobby if you're handy with a soldering iron.

Potential life saver - 5/5

Was it a one off or have they more available as I am in the market for one?

Graham
 
Title: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: vfrphil on 17 September, 2012, 05:32:28 PM
59 plate Mk 1 silver Gt with the following

*Nice big scratch and slightly bent brake pedal from where Dad dropped it :-/
*Heated grips (So nice! In winter And allows all year round biking and able to use less bulky gloves) although I'm not sure if these were standard on the GT's
*Garmin Zumo 550 works well despite not being able to hear it
*Bagster baglux and tank bag/rucksack invaluable for any trip/day out and it expands.
*Autocom it's wired up but have yet got round to fitting mic/earphones to my lid yet but I know it works as was plugged into dads lid.
*black rear hugger (not sure of the make) although it could be better at keeping the shock clean.

Wish list:
* different screen but not sure which one yet.
* fender extender
*rad guard
*new front pads!
*Hand guards/ or the ones that attach to the fairing.

 
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Thiss on 17 September, 2012, 05:55:45 PM
*Originally Posted by BORN AGAIN BIKER [+]
Was it a one off or have they more available as I am in the market for one?

Graham

It was here - http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/bridge-motorcycles-ltd (http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/bridge-motorcycles-ltd) - none listed now, but you could mail them

My original one fried (cos I got my wires crossed!) and I contacted DataTool direct to see if they had any left - they hadn't but suggested I rang round some dealers...
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: 4ShoreRider on 16 October, 2012, 06:08:40 PM
Honda full luggage (4/5 as top box hard on passengers back until added cushioning to it),
wind deflectors 4/5 (essential here to extend riding season),
Honda grip heaters (5/5) which are the "great equalizer to the cold https://www.cbf1000.com/Smileys/cbf1000/152.gif, (https://www.cbf1000.com/Smileys/cbf1000/152.gif,)
a Wolo air horn (4/5) which has been used many times to get attention of inattentive drivers
Givi wind screen (4/5), which again is a main stay in cold weather as it deflects air over you, but causes more "dirty air" for the passenger,
Deer Whistles (?/5) don't know if they work or not, but at least I haven't hit any lately https://www.cbf1000.com/Smileys/cbf1000/001.gif (https://www.cbf1000.com/Smileys/cbf1000/001.gif)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: riles on 23 October, 2012, 11:27:51 AM
Have you got one of these on yer biffer?
They cost nothing at your local tyre/tire centre/center and might be just what you need one day!!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: G200Sleepr on 01 February, 2013, 02:47:42 AM
Acumen DGV5 Gear and voltage counter - 3, I would have given this a 5, however of late the voltage meter has stopped working, and the gear indication is sometimes a bit laggy. I really liked this, and I really want to like it still....

RJAYS 48L Top Box - 4, Almost the same capacity as the honda one, has a back rest, I was able to wire a LED stop light into it as the reflector and lens was already fitted. Best part of all, $150AUD

Motodry Side panneir bags, 4, Wish it was the colour coded real deal, big capacity and only $150 for the pair.

Cigarette Lighter jack fitted to dash, 4, Great addition, rarely use these days.

Pirelli Angels,  3, These tyres are quite grippy, and look the part too with their angel halos/devil horns (depending on wear). However, at only 10 dollars a tire cheaper than the Road Pilot 2/3's I will be returning to these as the Angels had given me only about 6-8000km whereas i get between 12-16000km from the Michelins, with the same traction.

Projector HID Headlight Upgrade, 5+++++++++++++, I would rate this a much MUCH higher number. I would give this a 10 out of 5 if I could, it looks great, and the light performance is brilliant. low beam is bright and clear, high beam is much much better of an improvement. It is nice that the bike has a symmetrical look now. On low beam it uses 70w (2 x 35w ballasts, 15w more than standard) and high beam is 70w (40w less than standard). The way it is wired, during the day I only have the angel eyes on, drawing about 1w of power (They are still more visible than the headlight was anyway). Lots less stress on the actuator YAY  :046:


That is my mods so far.

G2.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 01 February, 2013, 07:23:32 AM
Same as this one then?
http://yowaustralia.com/content/rjays-top-box (http://yowaustralia.com/content/rjays-top-box)
I'm guessing this is a home market only as it's not a make I've come across previously.
Mike
Title: Re: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: G200Sleepr on 03 February, 2013, 09:43:31 PM
*Originally Posted by Biker Mike [+]
Same as this one then?
http://yowaustralia.com/content/rjays-top-box (http://yowaustralia.com/content/rjays-top-box)
I'm guessing this is a home market only as it's not a make I've come across previously.
Mike
Yep, that's the one. Good top box really. Agree its probably a home market
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Danish on 04 February, 2013, 08:29:30 PM
This is an alternative to the carbon-dashboard. They can be ordered from here:
http://www.tachoringe.de/catalog/index.php (http://www.tachoringe.de/catalog/index.php)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: bobdeane1947 on 14 February, 2013, 09:14:24 AM
My 2009 GT came with luggage - top box is really useful. Keys match ignition 5/5
Touring Scotoiler 5/5
Hugger 5/5
Heated grips (Honda) 3/5 Never as hot as my old VFR
Baglux Tank Cover and tankbag 5/5 no tank scratches and so easy to refuel.
MRA Vario screen 3/5 Noisier than standard but less buffeting.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ossymosis on 20 February, 2013, 11:15:23 PM
After 6 months of owning the biff I have found that it has had the Xenon HID main lights mod but not the LED position lights.

So I think the cheapest mod has to be replacing the position bulbs with HID LED's. Cost 99p for 2 T10 HID LED and 99p postage.  :028:

they are brighter and easy to fit, only need to remove the fairing on the sides and swap the bulbs. easy peasy.

Ossy

next on the list is a gear indicator display
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Stuart Fordyce on 15 March, 2013, 08:21:57 PM
Only had mine about a month so yet to start serious modding. However, the Givi racks and Scottoiler are essential accessories in my view (at least for a daily commuter like me).

Further modifications likely to follow include replacement silencers for a bit more noise, as since moving over from a Ducati I've found on my usual commute that people are tending to pull out on me a bit more. I would also like to fit a better rear shock, and stiffer spring for touring. Might do something at the front too, as some adjustment would be nice! 
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Neo1 on 04 April, 2013, 04:38:26 PM
I'm guessing when you talk about knuckle deflectors, you mean the older model CBF? Are there deflectors available for the 2011 year? Because I had a 2008 with them, and they make a huge difference, and would get them if I could! My new model doesn't have them and I noticed my hand are getting direct wind right away!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: richardcbf on 04 April, 2013, 05:01:22 PM
*Originally Posted by Neo1 [+]
I'm guessing when you talk about knuckle deflectors, you mean the older model CBF? Are there deflectors available for the 2011 year? Because I had a 2008 with them, and they make a huge difference, and would get them if I could! My new model doesn't have them and I noticed my hand are getting direct wind right away!

Don't think so, see this discussion.....
knuckle deflectors for Mk2 - help needed
https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,13390.0.html (https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,13390.0.html)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: angelmoto on 07 May, 2013, 11:51:42 AM
Mk 1 2006 orange (No ABS).

Knuckle deflectors (5)
Honda Hugger (4)
Honda Heated grips (3)
Full Honda luggage (3 pieces, top box and hard panniers in original honda colour) (5)
Fuell filler cap pad and tank pad(Honda carbon effect) (5)
Crash bungs (5)
Pilot Road 2 (4)

MRA screen recently ordered (shorter model, no vario screen), not arrived.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: angelmoto on 10 May, 2013, 09:52:36 AM
*Originally Posted by angelmoto [+]
Mk 1 2006 orange (No ABS).

Knuckle deflectors (5)
Honda Hugger (4)
Honda Heated grips (3)
Full Honda luggage (3 pieces, top box and hard panniers in original honda colour) (5)
Fuell filler cap pad and tank pad(Honda carbon effect) (5)
Crash bungs (5)
Pilot Road 2 (4)

MRA screen recently ordered (shorter model, no vario screen), not arrived.

The MRA touring screen arrived and I have tried it on the road this morning with a wonderful feeling. I feel less buffering and noise, with the screen in the upper position and the seat also, I can feel the air only in the helmet, with no turbulences. Is the same feeling of a naked bike, but  my chest is covered by the screen.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: keswick on 14 May, 2013, 12:27:52 PM
Just got my cbf 1000 A. Bought an Oxford 38l. tank bag, rode 100 miles in stormy weather, it didnt shift and actually helped keep wind/rain off me.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: johnstg2 on 22 May, 2013, 09:31:08 PM
Honda 3 part luggage 4/5 (would have got 5/5 if pannier rails didn't rust)
Honda fairing lowers 4/5 (can vibrate a bit at certain revs)
Ermax hugger 5/5 (great colour match & easy to fit)
Pyramid fender extender 4/5 (prevents that sauna when riding in heavy rain)
Hein Gericke LED mirrors 4/5 (good, but might have been a little brighter)
HID dipped headlight 8/5 (If you only ever do 1 mod, this has to be it)
Honda heated grips 5/5 (integrated control very neat, price outrageous though)
GIpro gear indicator 3/5 (good but should have a LCD display)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: cbrog on 05 June, 2013, 08:48:02 PM
Full Honda Coloured coded luggage 5/5/
Custom seat with red piping4/5 , showing slight sings of wear
radiator protector 4/5
fender extender 4/5
ermax lower fairing 5/5 Think these look better than the Honda ones
michelin pilot 2 tyres 5/5 great handling , especially in went (had the same on my old cbr600 with same handling
socket for honda optimiser 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: coldrider on 05 June, 2013, 11:24:53 PM
Ok, here goes:

Pyramid Fenda Extenda 4/5
Calsci medium screen 4.5/5
Acumen DGV 3.5/5....voltage reading low, gear indicator fine
Migsel GPS center mount 5/5
Honda Canada heated grips 5/5
ThrottleMeister throttle lock 5/5 .... looks good and works (not often used though)
Pazzo long levers 5/5
Givi V46 topbox 5/5
Custom Motorcycle seat 4.5/5
Akropovic exhausts 4.5/5 .... pricey
K&N air filter 5/5
Stebel horn 3.5/5 .... still much better than OEM though
Skidmarx hugger 4/5
LED tail light 5/5
BikeVis LED position lights 2.5/5 ....brilliant but don't last
Philips Xtreme Vision headlight bulbs 4/5 ..... brighter than OEM and fine for the infrequent night riding I do
Honda hand deflectors 3/5
Ohlins rear shock/front fork rebuild  6/5
PR3s 5/5

Terrifyingly long list and afraid to add up the total cost.  Obviously its a hobby bike.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 12 June, 2013, 06:17:18 PM
Is that like a hobby horse with wheels?
http://www.gltc.co.uk/cord-hobby-horse//gltc/fcp-product/10000002331?kpid=10000002331&gclid=CNq8nuuC37cCFdLLtAod_CAATw (http://www.gltc.co.uk/cord-hobby-horse//gltc/fcp-product/10000002331?kpid=10000002331&gclid=CNq8nuuC37cCFdLLtAod_CAATw)
 :018:
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: coldrider on 13 June, 2013, 01:01:04 PM
Maybe.  Lots of opportunity for add-ons there!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: czbird on 24 July, 2013, 08:00:02 PM
2012 ABS

Givi engine guards TN460 - 1/5 (horrible vibe at 5.500, had them removed)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Gurns on 16 September, 2013, 01:03:37 AM
1) Givi 3 part luggage 5/5
2) Givi large windshield 3.5/5
3) Honda tank protector 5/5  really I just need pie protection, then my belly wouldn't rub on my tank!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: r32 on 12 October, 2013, 12:16:41 PM
My number ONE mod for a MKII is to fit a new silencer.
I don't like loud bikes, but having fitted a Remus to mine and having left the baffles in it meets EC certification but just sounds so much more like a motorcycle should.

Wish I'd done it sooner............................
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: snowman9 on 16 February, 2014, 02:13:47 AM
Just finished reading this thread from whoa to go.

As a newbie, I've found some interesting stuff in it!
I'm quite curious about the three colour led voltage indicator but can't find any current link to it. Biker Mike?

I'd also like to see a tricoloured led system for coolant temp. - ala Goldie locks & three bears - blue: cold, green: nice, red: hot.

Does anyone know of a product like this?

Also, is there any chance that the previous survey results be retabulated and posted?

It would appear that interest has been lost.


Cheers
Shaun

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: richardcbf on 16 February, 2014, 08:14:12 AM
*Originally Posted by snowman9 [+]
.....I'm quite curious about the three colour led voltage indicator but can't find any current link to it.....
Here's one, the Sparkbright http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/products.html (http://www.sparkbright.co.uk/products.html)
plus, these are links to a couple of related posts....
*Originally Posted by Bifferman [+]
It arrived yesterday and a nice and well executed piece of kit.   Comes with compressive and clear instructions.  The number of voltage points and colour/flash frequency can be tailored to suit your own preference.  The 8mm LED looks just about right to me and is a similar size to the old Lucas warning lights on cars of the 60's and 70's and look nicely in proportion to the surrounding bezel.

Piccies attached for y'all to see, the last was with my 'little Helper' :002:

Andy

 :149:
and
*Originally Posted by Bifferman [+]
Been meaning to post a couple of pics of the fitted product so here now.

Andy
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: snowman9 on 16 February, 2014, 08:31:30 AM
My apology.

It was Bifferman re led voltage indicator.

Thanks for the link :)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: alan sh on 16 February, 2014, 11:12:16 AM
Also, look up Gammatronix on Ebay. That's the sort I have.

Alan
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Bifferman on 16 February, 2014, 12:34:15 PM
*Originally Posted by alan sh [+]
Also, look up Gammatronix on Ebay. That's the sort I have.

Alan
Alan
 
The Sparkbright and Gammatronix are now very similar indeed;  both waterproof electrics, both a range of LED size (8mm seems about right to me), they both offer the same default KISS tipping points at same voltages specifically for the CBF1000, they both offer a larger number of warning light options if you want a LED that lights up like a Christmas Tree and nobody can remember what all the different flashing warnings mean  :087: .  Even the price is more or less the same.  Both manufacturers equally helpful.  Only difference of any note seems to be Sparkbright who are a smaller outfit.
 
Toss of a coin, both will do the job equally well.
 
Andy
 :149:
 
p.s. I wouldn't be without one on a MKI, a pity that Honda couldn't have supplied a similar warning device as standard.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: snowman9 on 02 March, 2014, 10:51:51 AM
'p.s. I wouldn't be without one on a MKI, a pity that Honda couldn't have supplied a similar warning device as standard.'

Indeed.

And if I might be so bold, I would venture to say that if you own a MKI, a voltage indicator should be no.1 on the accessory list.

I purchased and have fitted a Gammatronix model 'E' and run it connected to the battery (always on, link removed).

It glows orange (instructions say yellow but it looks orange to me) on static voltage and turns green on startup.

Very pleased. 



Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: arbra on 16 March, 2014, 04:07:14 PM
Just installed a "large" screenshield form Cal-Sci on my biffer... still got some breeze reaching my helmet but my body is completely protected from the wind and turbulances. A must on a Mk1. 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: MentalMoses on 25 March, 2014, 03:24:19 PM
just fitted some givi tn460 engine bars and a beowulf rad guard.
the givi bars were a pig to install.
i'm reasonably confident in doin stuff like this but the instructions made this job out to be a piece of p***.
took me 2 hours of sweat and blood, but eventually sussed it.
the beowulf rad guard was a 10 min job thankfully.
skidmarx hugger is being made to order and i recieved the new link pipe for the beowulf warrior can i kept from my 600 biffer
thats my job for tomorrow

photos attached

https://flic.kr/p/mqAE8e

https://flic.kr/p/mqBUFG

https://flic.kr/p/mqBMwG

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: parkmoy on 25 March, 2014, 04:57:53 PM
*Originally Posted by MentalMoses [+]
the instructions made this job out to be a piece of p***.
took me 2 hours of sweat and blood, but eventually sussed it.

What was the main cause of your problems?
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: MentalMoses on 25 March, 2014, 06:24:38 PM
the givi engine bars didnt seem to fit. the reason for this was the angles of the bends in the tube for a start. also getting a spanner on the engine mounting bolt on the left side(looking forward)
i had to remove the sidestand and the left side footrest which released a thick metal plate behind the footrest, this gave access to the head of the bolt.
i fitted the right hand side engine bar and the tube that went thru to the left side and when i fitted the left hand side engine bar there was a fair amount of tension to get the sidestand back on.
it took a bit of brute force to locate the sidestand bolts.
it was a bit of a faff but i got it done in the end
the destructions that came with the bars were just 2 photos and didnt really explain much at all
it would have been slightly easier possibly if there were 2 people to do it.
1 to do the brute force and 1 to do the bolting up.
still its done now and saved dosh by not going to my local bike shop
 :002:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: MentalMoses on 16 April, 2014, 08:54:57 PM
Fitted some LED sidelight bulbs today. job was quite easy and good results. very happy. also the skidmarx rear hugger came last week so thats now fitted
 :001:
heres some pics

     
     
     
     
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: potman2 on 05 May, 2014, 02:19:12 PM
Got full luggage,(so i can carry the kitchen sink) 5/5  hugger, pyramid 4/5, Oxford heated grips 5/5, sat nav Tom Tom (hard to handle a map at speed) 5/5 Givi screen 4/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: MentalMoses on 14 May, 2014, 02:35:47 PM
Received my Givi panniers yesterday from Motocard in Spain. £399 for boxes and holders. very happy with them lovely people at Motocard.
the biffer is now a wide ass old girl.
g/f says i need to go out and practice filtering through traffic to get an idea of the width. its near as dammit a metre wide at the rear now.
my old CBF 600 had the proper Honda luggage and didn't seem anywhere near as wide.
anyhoo. just waiting for my MRA x-creen to arrive and I'm all set for Stelvio in about 7 weeks with the lads
 :007:

here's some photies






Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 14 May, 2014, 02:51:20 PM
*Originally Posted by MentalMoses [+]
Received my Givi panniers yesterday from Motocard in Spain. £399 for boxes and holders. very happy with them lovely people at Motocard.
the biffer is now a wide ass old girl.
g/f says i need to go out and practice filtering through traffic to get an idea of the width. its near as dammit a metre wide at the rear now.
my old CBF 600 had the proper Honda luggage and didn't seem anywhere near as wide.
anyhoo. just waiting for my MRA x-creen to arrive and I'm all set for Stelvio in about 7 weeks with the lads

Unless you're planning to invest in the Givi version, you might want to consider getting a short length of 22mm pipe insulation foam, so you can make a backrest on that top box for your g/f.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: jockytam23 on 26 June, 2014, 07:05:51 PM
Powerbronze hugger  5/5
powerbronze fender xtenda  5/5
powerbronze chrome rad cover 5/5
R&G crash bungs  not tested
oxford heated grips  5/5
Givi screen  5/5
Handlebar bridge 5/5
12v socket marine 5/5
arrow exhaust   4/5
decals  nice enough looking
Honda tank decal  5/5
carbon wrapped bottom v on the fairings 10/5 this is a great addition looks good and keeps the white nice and costs little.
GT pack 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: 4fingers on 09 July, 2014, 07:25:24 PM
Does the Givi screen make a big difference? Need some opinions before I part with too many spondulies!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: captkerk on 25 July, 2014, 04:45:43 AM
front fender extender  3/5 could be longer but looks and functions ok
House hold bug screen over rad to stop bugs, dirt, small rocks  4/5  prevents clogging of and damage to rad fins
Rear carrier frame, Hondaline, 5/5  top notch accessory allows all sorts of carrier tops to be fastened securly to bike.
Cal Sci windshield 4/5  could be a bit better finished, some sharpish edges, but does a very good job of cutting out turbulance and protecting one from bugs and the elements when required
Air temperature thermometer, lab type, 4/5.  Bike should have had this as part of the digital read-outs available.  One of the more important pieces of info you may need on a long trip, or when you push the riding season envelope, as we might, in the north
Hondaline (Givi) panniers, 4/5, very nice fit and finish.  a bit finnicky to load, but they work well, fit securely, and look good.
I added a 12VDC power outlet to the front of the bike frame, just inside the fairing.  Very handy. 4/5

Pete
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Mvalkeinen on 04 August, 2014, 02:55:27 PM
Leovince slipon 5/5 excellent sound
12v at my dashboard 5/5 so useful
Under fairing 4/5
Honda topbox+panniers 4/5 don't like the topbox that much
K&N airfilter 4/5

I've been trying to find another dashboard for my cbf, ideas where I can get one?
Also interested in getting knuckle deflectors and another saddle. I guess ebay is cheapest for this?
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: captkerk on 08 August, 2014, 03:42:32 AM
There are many aftermarket hand protectors mostly used for dirt bikes  Moose racing, Bark Busters, etc.  They are plenty tough.  Ensure you have enough handle bar space to mount the inner bracket.  I notice these bikes don't have a lot of room for accessories on the bars close to the controls.  Pete
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Montblanc on 08 August, 2014, 10:31:59 PM
I just got my bike and have a lot of questions about the best mods and accessories so am looking forward to the results of this poll. Thanks to let me know when the results are in. :460:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 08 August, 2014, 10:45:15 PM
*Originally Posted by Montblanc [+]
I just got my bike and have a lot of questions about the best mods and accessories so am looking forward to the results of this poll. Thanks to let me know when the results are in. :460:
This thread required a lot of maintenance to compile the entries so it hasn't been updated for a while.
That said, the results haven't changed dramatically since the last time I produced the stats:
https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,11600.msg149809.html#msg149809 (https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,11600.msg149809.html#msg149809)
Just make a quick review of subsequent postings to see what's new on the scene. I doubt you'll find too much to be honest.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods &amp; Accessories
Post by: powerglide on 23 August, 2014, 05:54:18 PM
A Power Commander is really the best thing to get for the Biffer.
The flat top in the middle of the register on an unmodded CBF1000F is really annoying.

I didn't see it in the chart though.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Montblanc on 23 August, 2014, 06:49:25 PM
I have a CBF 100 FAC and don't notice a flat area in the middle of the range. It pulls strong and hard until about 9500 revs.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods &amp; Accessories
Post by: powerglide on 25 August, 2014, 10:05:48 AM
Mine died of :/
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods &amp; Accessories
Post by: Mvalkeinen on 25 August, 2014, 11:14:44 AM
*Originally Posted by powerglide [+]
Mine died of :/

Do you notice any differerence in fuel economy since fitting your PC?
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: LUCFCB on 25 August, 2014, 01:04:22 PM
2008 ABS

- Givi top E55: 4/5
- Givi side E41: 3/5
- Pilot Road tyres: 5/5
- optimate charger: 5/5
- garmin 340 lifetime maps: 4/5
- R&G Aeor style crash protectors: 2/5
- givi touring screen: 3/5

coming soon:
- radiator cover sw motec
- hand guards sw motec kobra
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 25 August, 2014, 01:25:13 PM
So, why did you mark down the Givi side cases, the R&G crash protectors and the Givi screen?
 :084:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: LUCFCB on 26 August, 2014, 10:20:48 AM
 :084: correct, I should give some arguments:

- crash protectors: bolt at right side too short, special tooling needed to mount, and after mounting both protectors can be turned by hand.

- side cases: the locks for the top opening are rubbish. You may need some attempts to change the codes, and it is not something you can do several times without breaking the locks. On the other hand, it is also not very difficult to 'crack' the code in short time.

- the Givi screen, is close to 4 honestly. It provides much better protection from wind but the noise and buffeting between 60-80 km/h are heavy. (If I compare with my former Transalp and Givi large screen)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Rev Ken on 26 August, 2014, 11:32:18 AM
Unless you've got lower fairings I can't understand your experience with R&G crash protectors. It sounds as if you didn't get the right ones. Mine were simple to fit, although you do need a torque wrench as it is fairly critical. The bolt has less tensile strength so it will bend and not break the engine mounting if you drop the bike at slow speeds. Naturally if you drop the bike at high speed, they won't save the bike from major damage!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 26 August, 2014, 11:48:35 AM
*Originally Posted by LUCFCB [+]
...the noise and buffeting between 60-80 km/h are heavy...
If you ride along at 70km/h, lower your head slowly until the noise/buffeting have reduced to a minimum, then just decide by how much you lowered your head and whether or not you were still looking over the screen rather than through it.
I suspect you'd benefit from an MRA vario screen on top of the Givi, but if you lowered your head a lot, the deeper MRA Xcreen might be a better option.
Let us know how you get on.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: LUCFCB on 26 August, 2014, 11:50:56 AM
@Rev Ken ... no lower fairings, so you're probably right that I did not get the right ones... (may happen when you order over Internet, and I usually suspect first my technical skills rather than wrong delivery) However, they are now safely mounted (with orginal parts ... hope I don't need them ...)  :016:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: LUCFCB on 02 September, 2014, 12:49:28 PM
@Biker Mike ... thx for suggestions on the screen. mounted in lower position now. Test ride in windy and rainy conditions ... much better. This was helpful ... :028:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: kleopapas on 10 September, 2014, 05:55:43 PM
*Originally Posted by kleopapas [+]
R&G Bar Ends - 5/5
R&G Aero Crash Bungs - 5/5
R&G Front Fork Protectors - 4/5
Pyramid Fenda Extenda - 4/5
Scottoiler - 5/5
TomTom Rider 2 - 4/5
BT023 Tyres - 5/5
DID Chain & Sprockets - 5/5
Honda Heated Grips - 4/5
Givi V46 Top Box - 5/5
Oxford Lifetime Soft Panniers x60 - 5/5
Kriega Tail Pack/Tank Bag - 5/5
K&N Air Filter - 4/5
Honda Carbon Tank Protector - 5/5
Interphone F3 Comm Kit - 4/5

Kleo

Biker Mike I neglected to advise you of a couple of new bits:

Stebel Nautilus Compact Air Horn (139db) - 5/5
Michelin PR4s - 5/5
Tapered Head Race Bearings - 5/5
Crash Protectors fitted behind rear foot pegs (off fleabay) - 5/5
Skidmarx Rear Hugger - 5/5
RAM Mount for TomTom - 4/5
R&G Heated Grips - 2/5 (left hand failed after a year)

Kleo
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: bluey on 26 October, 2014, 08:45:43 PM
The best mod i can think of is a little extra training it makes your bike go that much better makes you more confident and its cheap  :047:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: John Toh on 31 October, 2014, 01:34:37 PM
BMC air filter - 5/5
Rear hugger - 4/5 (keeps most of the grime off the shocks but sits a little too close to the tyre for my liking)
Ermax lower fairings - 4/5 (doesn't fit as nicely as it should, and it creates a buzz which I' still trying to eliminate)
Hepco & Becker 40l panniers - 4/5 (very useful, but makes filtering a pain)
SW Motech alu rack - 5/5 (a later addition which needed a little modification to get it to fit on top of the H&B frame)
Set of louder horns which I have forgotten the brand - 5/5 (would have fixed Hella Dual Tones but I couldn't find a suitable space for them. And I think all bikes should come with louder horns as standard)
Volt meter - 5/5
Honda main stand - 5/5
Motovation bar ends - 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: biscuits69 on 30 January, 2015, 11:31:55 AM
Hi all, just bought my cbf1000a6 at Christmas for my 70th present to myself! Can anyone suggest the best aftermarket cans for this bike? Glad to meet you all, safe riding, biscuits69
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 30 January, 2015, 12:04:10 PM
Hi Biscuit.
 :405:
What were your other 69 presents?
 :001:
Do a search on cans and you'll soon see a common flavour emerging.
LeoVince seem popular at the moment, but there're a few others to consider also.
Mike
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: richardcbf on 30 January, 2015, 03:45:42 PM
*Originally Posted by biscuits69 [+]
Hi all, just bought my cbf1000a6 at Christmas for my 70th present to myself! Can anyone suggest the best aftermarket cans for this bike? Glad to meet you all, safe riding, biscuits69
Best in what way (e.g., weight saving, sound, looks)?

 :405:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: biscuits69 on 30 January, 2015, 04:44:56 PM
Hi, lighter in weight, letting the engine breathe better? sound.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: LUCFCB on 12 February, 2015, 01:40:48 PM
Well, got the extra day training as suggested here ... Great experience and 150 euro well spend.
Got a top sellerie seat with gel, this is also a 5/5. Very comfortable and better riding position for me on long trajects
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: biscuits69 on 13 February, 2015, 11:16:06 AM
Hi all, thanks for all the feed-back, the Motorcycle Show is on in Edinburgh March 8-9, so may take a shopping list with me. safe riding to all.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Hagar on 13 February, 2015, 09:13:25 PM
*Originally Posted by biscuits69 [+]
Hi all, thanks for all the feed-back, the Motorcycle Show is on in Edinburgh March 8-9, so may take a shopping list with me. safe riding to all.

Think you will find that its the 7th 8th March (Saturday Sunday)  :028:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: bobilovsky123 on 12 May, 2015, 10:16:08 PM
Ohlin Rear Shock Absorber and front springs....5/5. Transforms a good bike into a brilliant bike. :495:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Rev Ken on 12 May, 2015, 10:46:49 PM
*Originally Posted by bobilovsky123 [+]
Ohlin Rear Shock Absorber and front springs....5/5. Transforms a good bike into a brilliant bike. :495:

+1 on the Ohlin rear shock, and happy with uprated front springs as I couldn't afford Ohlin at that time. I can go round corners!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: thebudda08 on 12 July, 2015, 04:27:21 PM
hi everyone new here and just got cbf 1000 and spent a fortune on goodies , a little more than 10  :001:
 
1 v trec brake/cluted levers    5/5
2 ring dlrs                             5/5
3 brake/clutch covers             5/5
4 coloured brake res /oil caps 5/5
5 hugger,fenda extenda         5/5
6 bagster tank cover              5/5
7 denali sound bomb              5/5
8 puig smoked screen             5/5
9 go pro mount into puig screen   5/5
10 12v adaptor                       4/5
11 gear position indicator       5/5
12 opimate  charging point       5/5
13 back off brake light modulator 5/5
14 rg mushrooms / exhaust protectors 5/5
15 staunch shock cover          5/5
16 wing mirror extenders           5/5
17 kn air filter                           5/5
18 red leds in topox connected to the brake light 5/5
19 belly pan 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: alan sh on 12 July, 2015, 08:00:46 PM
OK - I have to ask:

What are 'ring dirs'
what is a 'staunch shock cover'
What is a 'denali sound bomb'
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: richardcbf on 12 July, 2015, 08:19:46 PM
*Originally Posted by alan sh [+]
OK - I have to ask:

What are 'ring dirs' = 'Ring' (brand) Day Light Running Lights
what is a 'staunch shock cover' = 'Staunch' (brand) Rear Shock absorber spring cover
What is a 'denali sound bomb' = 'Denali' (brand) 12v Horn ("Sound Output: 120 dB at 3 feet")
:016:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Robo on 12 July, 2015, 08:25:48 PM
*Originally Posted by alan sh [+]
OK - I have to ask:

What are 'ring dirs'
what is a 'staunch shock cover'
What is a 'denali sound bomb'

Come on Alan like Richard Say's the power of search ,, but

http://www.rg-racing.com/browseType/Denali_Sound.aspx (http://www.rg-racing.com/browseType/Denali_Sound.aspx)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/staunch-rear-shocktube-cover-for-Honda-VFR400-NC30-/321797008665 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/staunch-rear-shocktube-cover-for-Honda-VFR400-NC30-/321797008665)

http://www.ringautomotive.co.uk/uk/content/accessory-lighting-styling (http://www.ringautomotive.co.uk/uk/content/accessory-lighting-styling)

 :028:


Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Westbury71 on 13 July, 2015, 12:39:33 PM
 'denali sound bomb' - having never come across such a device, I found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqgM8Z5RI38 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqgM8Z5RI38)  :005: Wow that is loud. For £30 or so, I am very tempted.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: thebudda08 on 13 July, 2015, 01:19:02 PM
yes it's brilliant,the video does no justice at all and  the wiring kit is so easy but its extra
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: nonvon on 29 October, 2015, 08:22:35 PM
Model MKII
Crash protectors PUIG - 5/5
Wind deflector PUIG - 4/5
Passenger seat cover TRIBOSEAT - 5/5 (Prevents passenger from crashing on you when braking - really good accessory)
Exhaust protector ALTRIDER - 5/5 (Prevents the staining of the beautiful MKII exhaust from the passenger's shoe soles)
Top Box and side cases GIVI - 5/5
Gear indicator GIpro - >>5/5 (Great accessory)  :300:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: chippyuk on 26 December, 2015, 12:53:52 PM
rear hugger 4/5
full belly pan 5/5
full Givi box's 5/5
heated oxford grips 1000000000000/5  :028: :152:
Garmin sat nav 4/5
front mud guard extender 4/5

all in all a really great bike, good at everything you need it to do. :046: :046: :046:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Montblanc on 09 May, 2016, 05:30:41 PM
Here is my summary of mods and ratings:

MRA screen                4/5   Still needs a bit of tweaking on the angle. Better than the original screen.
Garmin 340 Sat Nav    5/5   Wouldn't leave home without it
Bagster seat               4/5   A bit better than original seat. Passenger seat much better than original, hence the 4/5
Michelin PR 4's            5/5   Second set. Works well for the bike. The last set did just over 10k miles
29L luggage                5/5   Bought second hand. Essential for travel. Waterproof. Versatile - use top box only in town
Leo Vince Carbon         5/5   Lighter muffler, much better sound, looks better


Once I have heated grips and wind deflectors the set-up will be complete.

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: shumba on 09 May, 2016, 05:35:32 PM
*Originally Posted by Montblanc [+]
Here is my summary of mods and ratings:

MRA screen                4/5   Still needs a bit of tweaking on the angle. Better than the original screen.
Garmin 340 Sat Nav    5/5   Wouldn't leave home without it
Bagster seat               4/5   A bit better than original seat. Passenger seat much better than original, hence the 4/5
Michelin PR 4's            5/5   Second set. Works well for the bike. The last set did just over 10k miles
29L luggage                5/5   Bought second hand. Essential for travel. Waterproof. Versatile - use top box only in town
Leo Vince Carbon         5/5   Lighter muffler, much better sound, looks better


Once I have heated grips and wind deflectors the set-up will be complete.

 It sounds like you have got another bike a bit at a time  :002:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: SaturnV on 17 June, 2016, 07:17:59 PM
Got the GIPro gear indicator today - all fitted ok

Next on my list will be a battery voltage display and water temp gauge...
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Tommo2 on 12 August, 2016, 02:08:42 PM
2016 CBF 1000 GT FAC

Honda luggage - 5/5 but pricey
Honda grips 5/5. 3 settings
Tom Tom GPS 4/5.
Cheapo £15, Chinese, 20mm mirror extenders off Ebay 6/5. Clear rear view now.
17 t sprocket 5/5. Excellent value. Good improvement (in my opinion)
Tap washer screen conversion! 3/5 (see other posts)
Powerbronze hugger 4/5. had to make it fit!
Powerbronze fenda extender - 5/5. Glued on with Gorilla glue - no unsightly rusty screws.
Carbon look fork protectors £7 off Ebay 6/5. Look good and serve purpose.
Roll back the handlebars nearer to rider. 4/5
That's it, for now..............
Tommo
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Tommo2 on 28 October, 2016, 01:21:33 PM
Now added:

Scorpion exhaust. Lighter and fruitier than OEM 5/5
Bagster seat - Lower but seems comfier than OEM, can't move around on it though...4/5
MRA variable screen. Works a treat, but ugly.... 4/5

Wish List:

Would like a gear indicator.....but too tight to buy one.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ranger 600 on 31 October, 2016, 09:34:55 PM
Mk1 2006.

Bar raisers ,Fleabay £20 approx
Large touring screen £70 approx
Screen adjustable brackets, Fleabay £60

Adjustable brackets and large touring screen invaluable (only problem is in heavy rain it comes under screen and blows directly onto visor.

R
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Tommo2 on 01 November, 2016, 12:47:17 PM
Hi Ranger,

Have you got a link for the bar risers please. Cannot find them on Ebay. Take it you did not have problems with the cables etc? Is it a worthwhile modification?

Tommo2
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ranger 600 on 01 November, 2016, 08:46:40 PM
Enter ,  ' motorbike handlebar riser 22.2 '  . They are the 30mm spacers , £23.69 from motorcycle superstore.  Theres several similar ones. 

Yes i found they releave my back over longer distances compared to standard.

R
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Bigtwinthing on 01 November, 2016, 09:15:10 PM
Heated Grips, Gel Seats, Fairing hand covers, Delkevic Tri Ovel cans, Tom Tom, Battery Indicator light for <11volts, WP Rear Shock, Revalved front Forks with Heavier Oil,2 extra teeth Rear Sprocket, Crash Bungs, MRA Screen, Camera Mount, Pilot Rd 2,s and Full Luggage, Honda Rear Hugger.  Deep fat Fryer ( Not really :001:)
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Tommo2 on 02 November, 2016, 06:05:34 PM
Thanks Ranger. Now ordered :031:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods &amp; Accessories
Post by: sjsmith on 31 December, 2016, 08:53:01 AM
Hi PowerGlide,

Following your recommendation I've had a look but dont see one for the 2012 CBF1000FA. Seeing as the engine is the detuned 2007 CBR1000 would it be the one to choose for the CBF?

Cheers
Stephen

*Originally Posted by powerglide [+]
A Power Commander is really the best thing to get for the Biffer.
The flat top in the middle of the register on an unmodded CBF1000F is really annoying.

I didn't see it in the chart though.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods &amp; Accessories
Post by: SaturnV on 31 December, 2016, 04:13:32 PM
*Originally Posted by sjsmith [+]
Hi PowerGlide,

Following your recommendation I've had a look but dont see one for the 2012 CBF1000FA. Seeing as the engine is the detuned 2007 CBR1000 would it be the one to choose for the CBF?

Cheers
Stephen

This is the one for the MK2 CBF:

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/95767

Though as Montblanc says, shouldn't really be necessary given that CBF1000 power output is smooth & linear across the whole rev range..  If you or PowerGlide are experiencing flat-spots in acceleration that may point to an actual problem in the fuel injection / engine management system which needs to be diagnosed first IMHO.  Otherwise you could be wasting a few hundred quid on something you don't need...
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: sjsmith on 31 December, 2016, 09:37:45 PM
All,

I've been through this thread looking with interest at the accessories people have put on their Biffers. Its been very enlightening and motivating and I thought I'd add what I have done even though it is an old thread.
I've picked up that the versions we got here in South Africa arent or werent as up to spec as those in europe.

MkII CBF1000FA
1) RAM Mounts GPS/Mobile holder - 10/5 {grips like nothing and very easy to insert/extract a mobile device}
2) USB 5V port (twin) - 5/5 {use it to keep the mobile charged while riding with GPS app such as Waze/Google maps sucks the battery empty}
3) SHAD 48l Top Box - 5/5 {got it a few months ago, fits 2 helmets with a little bit extra very nicely}
4) Oxford heated grips - 4/5  {they have been on for about 4 years now and the grips are becoming sticky and deforming, low setting no longer working}
5) Interfone F5 helmet intercom system - 5/5 {easy to install, easy to operate, not sure this counts?}

Consumables
1) DID 530/120 chain - 5/5  {got 42000km out of my original chain, just replaced a short while ago}
2) Battlax 023  - 5/5   {better than the original 057s, managed to get about 28K km on them though}

Desirables still to get:
1) Some sort of gel seat
2) a larger wind screen

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods &amp; Accessories
Post by: sjsmith on 31 December, 2016, 09:46:38 PM
Thanks SaturnV

You make a good point. I sometimes feel a slight flat spot at around 3000 rpm but other than that the bike pulls really well, especially when I wind it up a bit. Plenty well!

And translating 300 Pounds into our rubbish currency is a bit crazy, so I will have to pass on that gadget as interesting as it is to an IT techie like me.

Cheers
Stephen

*Originally Posted by SaturnV [+]
This is the one for the MK2 CBF:

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/95767

Though as Montblanc says, shouldn't really be necessary given that CBF1000 power output is smooth & linear across the whole rev range..  If you or PowerGlide are experiencing flat-spots in acceleration that may point to an actual problem in the fuel injection / engine management system which needs to be diagnosed first IMHO.  Otherwise you could be wasting a few hundred quid on something you don't need...
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods &amp; Accessories
Post by: SaturnV on 31 December, 2016, 11:03:39 PM
*Originally Posted by sjsmith [+]
Thanks SaturnV

You make a good point. I sometimes feel a slight flat spot at around 3000 rpm but other than that the bike pulls really well, especially when I wind it up a bit. Plenty well!

And translating 300 Pounds into our rubbish currency is a bit crazy, so I will have to pass on that gadget as interesting as it is to an IT techie like me.

Cheers
Stephen

Hi Stephen, no worries & know what you mean; I'm an IT & techno junkie too but my rule is anything around 100 quid per item is allowable if I can 'justify' it to my internal accountant lol.  For example the Heal-Tech GI Pro gear indicator; didn't really need one but it was useful and vaguely justifiable; heated grips likewise.  But £300 for a device that was doubtful whether it was even effective or needed?  No thanks!  I noticed a certain sluggishness around 3k too but always put that down to the heavy spring weighting on the throttle twist-grip (compared with sportsbikes I mean).  I take it you're still on the stock standard exhaust can?  If that's been replaced for an aftermarket one that could change everything e.g. back-pressure and throttle response?
Cheers,
Tim
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Pojken on 13 January, 2017, 12:19:14 PM
Hello. I have a CBF 1000 year 2010 FAA.
Bought it summer 2013.
Living in Sweden. I have  done just small things to mine bike.
1.New Pilot Road 4 summer 2016. And the text in red "CBF1000" on the rims...
2. USB contacts near the steering 2015
3. Led lights (the small in front) and the flashers and reg plate 2014.
4. Leo vince slipon 2015.
5. K & N airfilter 2015.
6. Power commander 5, 2016.
Would like to do some more but need more ideas.
Anyone who has something like mine and what do you think about it all.
Not long now til summer 2017.

Title: windstoppers for handlebars.
Post by: Pojken on 13 January, 2017, 01:59:19 PM
Does anyone have windstoppers for the handlebars? In example Norway there is about 20-25 degrees in the valleys but when you go up to the mountain it can drop to 8-10 degrees...
I have heating grips but it gets very cold from the wind in the front of the hand. Where can i buy these???
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: SaturnV on 13 January, 2017, 03:13:51 PM
http://www.barkbusters.net/

Not cheap but they get good reviews; full kit comprises metal bars for crash protection and plastic hanguards that fit onto the metal pieces for wind and rain protection...
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods &amp; Accessories
Post by: Bloitz on 13 January, 2017, 05:34:34 PM
*Originally Posted by sjsmith [+]
Thanks SaturnV

You make a good point. I sometimes feel a slight flat spot at around 3000 rpm but other than that the bike pulls really well, especially when I wind it up a bit. Plenty well!
A few fixes for that:
1) Get a NC750X. It does redline at around 6500 - 7k though.
2) Get an electric motorcycle

Honestly, the vast majority of motorcycles don't have much go under 3000 rpm.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: davidjg on 14 January, 2017, 03:08:39 PM
Hi
Have now had my CBF1000 mk2 for the last 18 months (12,000 miles) and the two things I have got which I will never go without again for any bike, whilst not being mods, are:
1. Chain Monkey -makes checking and adjusting the chain so simple and quick: and
2. Profi Cat Laser chain alignment tool -makes sure your chain alignment is perfect and again simple and quick to use.

David
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Pojken on 17 January, 2017, 11:08:33 AM
*Originally Posted by SaturnV [+]
http://www.barkbusters.net/

Not cheap but they get good reviews; full kit comprises metal bars for crash protection and plastic hanguards that fit onto the metal pieces for wind and rain protection...

Hi, barkbusters didnt have them anymore so i bought them from touratech,,,not cheap but i hope they are great...installing the power commander 5 right now so hope summer comes fast.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Montblanc on 18 January, 2017, 08:11:45 AM
Thanks to post your experience with the Touratechs as am in the market for hand protectors (hoping to start the season early!). Would be useful to know what model you purchased, cost, how well they fit, color and how pleased you are (or not) with them. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: sideways on 21 February, 2017, 05:03:28 PM
Pilot 4 tyres 5/5
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Pojken on 24 February, 2017, 09:49:50 AM
*Originally Posted by Montblanc [+]
Thanks to post your experience with the Touratechs as am in the market for hand protectors (hoping to start the season early!). Would be useful to know what model you purchased, cost, how well they fit, color and how pleased you are (or not) with them. Much appreciated.

Hi. Touratech hand protectors. Ordered them 16 jan, got them home 20 feb. cost about 1000 swedish krona.
Easy to fit, under one hour. Had to loosen brake and clutch to get it under to fit them but it was easy.
They are black. Lets see in the summer how they work, here is still a little bit snow and about -6 degrees cold so have to wait for a while.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: SaturnV on 24 February, 2017, 10:08:16 AM
*Originally Posted by Pojken [+]
Hi. Touratech hand protectors. Ordered them 16 jan, got them home 20 feb. cost about 1000 swedish krona.
Easy to fit, under one hour. Had to loosen brake and clutch to get it under to fit them but it was easy.
They are black. Lets see in the summer how they work, here is still a little bit snow and about -6 degrees cold so have to wait for a while.

That's equivalent to £88.88 according to online currency conversion...  So not a bad price!  Do they have the metal bars to protect hands in the event of a fall or are they just weather protection?

 :062:  :031:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Bloitz on 24 February, 2017, 08:00:20 PM
*Originally Posted by Pojken [+]
...

Love the rim stripes. Hmmm, getting the urge to black out my rims ...  :084:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Pojken on 27 February, 2017, 09:04:26 AM
*Originally Posted by SaturnV [+]
That's equivalent to £88.88 according to online currency conversion...  So not a bad price!  Do they have the metal bars to protect hands in the event of a fall or are they just weather protection?

 :062:  :031:

Hi. No not metal bars, these are only for wheather protection. Dont know if they have such things but take a look at touratech.com. Might have them. I want to get out riding now but the wheather doesent seem to be om my side.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Pojken on 27 February, 2017, 09:12:09 AM
*Originally Posted by Bloitz [+]
Love the rim stripes. Hmmm, getting the urge to black out my rims ...  :084:

Got the rim stripes from ebay. CGD graphichs from united states. You can put any text you want on them. I have "Honda CBF 1000". Cost about 20 euro.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: lph114 on 27 February, 2017, 08:26:46 PM
I too have the Touratech hand guards, in black, then finished them off with white Touratech  top guards, looks very effective. Expensive at around £100.00 but look the part. I also have taken off the original lower fairings and fitted Ref Fox belly pan and hugger both in white. plus:
Flame end can, stebel horn, white Givi box, running lights , Touratech Alu rack, Airflow screen. Looks great.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 28 February, 2017, 09:31:01 AM
*Originally Posted by lph114 [+]
I too have the Touratech hand guards, in black, then finished them off with white Touratech  top guards, looks very effective. Expensive at around £100.00 but look the part. I also have taken off the original lower fairings and fitted Ref Fox belly pan and hugger both in white. plus:
Flame end can, stebel horn, white Givi box, running lights , Touratech Alu rack, Airflow screen. Looks great.

Pics please.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: lph114 on 28 February, 2017, 12:30:27 PM
Not sure if I've done right, but pics are in my Gallery page under LPH114
Paul
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 28 February, 2017, 01:15:00 PM
*Originally Posted by lph114 [+]
Not sure if I've done right, but pics are in my Gallery page under LPH114
Paul
Sorry.
Guess I should have looked there first.
 :016:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Pojken on 01 March, 2017, 08:12:37 AM
*Originally Posted by lph114 [+]
Not sure if I've done right, but pics are in my Gallery page under LPH114
Paul

Hi. I looked at ypur pics in the gallery. Where did you buy the frontlight? Is it good and easy to install, cost ?
I should need more light when its dark...
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: lph114 on 01 March, 2017, 10:01:42 AM
Hi
Thanks for your interest in the "front light"

They do not throw a beam and are "daylight running" lights, mainly to be seen, not to see !
Fitting is a bit fiddly, but if you download Honda's own fitting instructions all becomes clear, you just have to buy a couple of small brackets. They are wired into the lighting circuit and only come on with the ignition.
I bought them from ebay and paid about £35.00 , an awful lot cheaper than Honda ones, but I can't remember which site, though should be easy to find if you search "daytime running lights"
They are very bright ! worth fitting I think.
Good luck.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Pojken on 02 March, 2017, 02:17:46 PM
*Originally Posted by lph114 [+]
Hi
Thanks for your interest in the "front light"

They do not throw a beam and are "daylight running" lights, mainly to be seen, not to see !
Fitting is a bit fiddly, but if you download Honda's own fitting instructions all becomes clear, you just have to buy a couple of small brackets. They are wired into the lighting circuit and only come on with the ignition.
I bought them from ebay and paid about £35.00 , an awful lot cheaper than Honda ones, but I can't remember which site, though should be easy to find if you search "daytime running lights"
They are very bright ! worth fitting I think.
Good luck.

Thank you. Looking for really bright lights not daytime lights so i will be continue searching.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Taurus66 on 26 March, 2017, 11:35:49 AM
Not sure if anyone knows this or tried it it, but i recently bought a 2005 honda Varadero tall touring screen.. with a couple of slight modifications ie cuts for the mirror mounts and dremel out the lower slots for fixing , i got the screen to fit with little hassle..

Tried it out yesterday and it seems to work pretty well for me..
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Pojken on 09 May, 2017, 07:05:04 AM
*Originally Posted by Montblanc [+]
Thanks to post your experience with the Touratechs as am in the market for hand protectors (hoping to start the season early!). Would be useful to know what model you purchased, cost, how well they fit, color and how pleased you are (or not) with them. Much appreciated.

Hi again. Now i have tried out the touratech handguards and they work very well. I"am pleased and the wind doesent come on the hands as earlier. I have also put on power commander 5 and got it tuned in also. Big difference...i dont need to use gears as much as earlier and the tuning company said that earlier it took a lot of fuel even in 5th gear..now it is also fixed and more power...going to Norway on a biking tour in next month for about 9 days and it will be a great ride i hope. Take care.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: shads44music on 21 October, 2018, 09:53:59 AM
 Hi,With all the extras to go on my bike will I need something to help run them I.E.  Sat Nav USB point phone road save cameras front and rear heated grips !!!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: HGP on 21 October, 2018, 12:52:35 PM
Hi Shads
I have accessories wired through a seperate fusebox and controlled by a 5 pin relay fitted under the left hand side panel. picture posted recently in one of the threads in the electrical section of the forum. Hope this helps.
Gavin
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: shads44music on 21 October, 2018, 01:12:14 PM
Thanks I will look
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: iNCORRIGIBLE on 05 February, 2019, 08:16:21 PM
loobtech Chain Oiler,£22. Rating 5.
Cree Daytime LED Spotlights,£11 the pair delivered.Rating 5.
Panel mounted voltmeter, £3 delivered.Rating 5.
Stebel Nautilus Horn with relay,£35 delivered, Rating 5.
12v Charging socket,Halfords.£11,Rating 5.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: iNCORRIGIBLE on 12 February, 2019, 07:11:19 PM
Added audible" indicators on " repeater alarm.I see various riders leaving them on whilst sailing past junctions every day ! Ed. :005:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Leofric on 12 February, 2019, 07:18:03 PM
How did you wire in the audible indicators ? I have a buzzer I got from Heine Gericke years ago that I keep meaning to fit , it just has 2 wires, red and black , no instructions or connectors.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: iNCORRIGIBLE on 12 February, 2019, 07:51:34 PM
Hi Leofric.Tap into left hand indicator cable(orange connector) adjacent to the bulb holder & wire to red cable of the new buzzer via a diode.Do the same for the Right hand indicator cable(light blue connector) again via its own diode before attaching to the red of the buzzer as before.Connect the black cable of the buzzer to the nearest earth point extending the length as needed.Ed. :002:p.s.suggest you wire up temporarily on the bench & apply 12v so you get the diodes the right way round.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Leofric on 13 February, 2019, 05:54:44 PM
Thanks will see if I can figure it out.
Regards
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: iNCORRIGIBLE on 13 February, 2019, 10:32:08 PM
 Hi Leofric.I am sure you will be OK but please message me if you have a hiccup.Thees guys can be lifesavers! Ed.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Biker Mike on 26 February, 2019, 07:56:18 PM
Glad to see this thread is still ticking over 7 /12 years on...  :028:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: iNCORRIGIBLE on 04 March, 2019, 07:45:40 PM
Latest add ons .Stainless steel Radiator Guard from Bike Beauty UK,£55,Looks good & should help rad protection & Puncture safe tyre compound added.Got a minor puncture two days later & only knew it when routine checking showed a nail head.Removed & then rode on.£17 delivered. Ed. :001:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Kamboskid on 14 June, 2019, 11:49:41 AM

Lets see, got a 2009 model,

 with,

 LED
 DIGITAL WATER TEMP GUAGE
 DEFENDERS
 OIL TEMP GUAGE
 RADIATOR GUARD
 TWIN TANK BAG SET
 GIVI TOP BOX WITH REST
 GIVI MONOKEY SIDE BAGS
 Thinking of louder pipes, but being warned against it, also my backside gets numb after a few hours in saddle, do gel seats work? 


Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 30 June, 2019, 04:11:10 AM
My 07 has
Fender extender
colour coded hugger
heated grips
crash bars
two led spotlights on the bars
extra blocks on the bars
led running lights that turn into the front indicators
the full complement of colour coded luggage
permanent feed to the twat nav
x2 GoPro brackets and USB lead's to the power
bar mount for Senna 20s  :028:
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ali-bear on 01 July, 2019, 11:41:22 AM
My CBF1000FAC has:

Progressive fork spring kit from Hyperpro
Leo-Vince exhaust can with servo eliminator box
Puig windscreen in light smoke
Givi full rear luggage
Givi tanklock bag
LED side-lights
Sat-nav with power supply tapped-off from side-light wiring

Only seven (must try harder)!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 01 July, 2019, 11:51:05 AM
You can use some of mine I've ended up with more than 10 when I thought about it.  :112: :062: :300:




*Originally Posted by Ali-bear [+]
My CBF1000FAC has:

Progressive fork spring kit from Hyperpro
Leo-Vince exhaust can with servo eliminator box
Puig windscreen in light smoke
Givi full rear luggage
Givi tanklock bag
LED side-lights
Sat-nav with power supply tapped-off from side-light wiring

Only seven (must try harder)!
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Gianluca on 03 July, 2019, 06:12:59 AM
*Originally Posted by Ali-bear [+]
My CBF1000FAC has:

Progressive fork spring kit from Hyperpro
Leo-Vince exhaust can with servo eliminator box
Puig windscreen in light smoke
Givi full rear luggage
Givi tanklock bag
LED side-lights
Sat-nav with power supply tapped-off from side-light wiring

Only seven (must try harder)!

Can you tell me how do you feel Hyperpro progressive springs?
I have to decide what kind of springs to mount, Hyperpro, mhlins or Mupo.
And have you used a particular oil in the fork?

Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ali-bear on 04 July, 2019, 08:44:18 AM
I recommend the Hyperpro  :046:
The standard springs are too soft and the front just squishes under your weight. I think its set up for a 60kg rider.
With the Hyperpro kit you get a bottle of oil, it is the same as in the Honda manual for this bike and we used that. The damping is OK but sometimes I think we could have used the next grade up in viscosity. But its still a CBF and not a FireBlade.
The fitting instructions tell you to set the air gap smaller than standard. I think this makes all the difference.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: oldtimer03 on 04 July, 2019, 03:04:09 PM
Just a tangential thought, but Honda springs are actually not bad IMHO, but the fork oil is frequently left unchanged (the manual doesn’t mention a changing schedule). It made a huge difference to my Mk1 when I simply replaced the 4yr old oil (standard grade). It’s worth trying - it might save a heap of money.
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Eh2zed on 21 July, 2019, 09:41:47 PM
08 Mk1.
Rear hugger
Licence plate helmet lock
Stebel air horn
Givi top box
VStrom side cases
Engine guards
Highway pegs mounted on engine guards
Folding brake and clutch levers
Aftermarket brake and clutch reservoir covers
Battery voltmeter and gear position indicator
Oxford heated grips
Throttlemeister
GPS Ram mount
Plug for heated vest

Kitchen sink
Beer fridge
Flush toilet
Air conditioner
Queen bed
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 28 August, 2019, 06:26:01 PM
I've just bought a small addition to the screen, I hope the details arent breaking any rules, but the sheer quality and builds of this is to be admired, I can honestly see years of use out of this it seems so well made, it arrived before it was supposed to and was well wrapped, also a bit cheaper than others of the same type.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Adjustable-Clip-On-Windshield-Extension-Spoiler-Wind-Deflector-Gray/133137340701?hash=item1eff9a991d:g:PU8AAOSwtmtcmFgr
Title: Re: Top Ten Mods & Accessories
Post by: Shed on 28 August, 2019, 07:45:16 PM
Have you tried it out yet robbo? I replaced the bog screen for an MRA, (which was a definite improvement), and I've considered trying one of those spoilers a few times, more so for tedious blatting along the motorway, but have never took the plunge. Any good?  :084: :084: