CBF1000 => CBF1000 - General Discussion => Topic started by: NJD on 12 July, 2019, 11:05:27 PM

Title: Centre stand height?
Post by: NJD on 12 July, 2019, 11:05:27 PM

Seems the centre stand on this bike suffers from dwarfism, or am I missing something?

Never known a bike to have the rear tyre on the ground even when on the centre stand. How am I supposed to spin the wheel to lube the chain etc?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Centre stand height?
Post by: oldtimer03 on 12 July, 2019, 11:21:45 PM
Hi, my Mk1 is totally standard, normal suspension etc, and using the centre stand leaves the rear wheel about two inches off the (flat) floor. Unfortunately I have no solution for you, but what you have is not normal, so Id question what is not standard on your machine. Good luck!
Title: Re: Centre stand height?
Post by: richardcbf on 13 July, 2019, 07:50:26 AM
I agree with oldtimer03

e.g., Has a non-standard (shorter) main stand been fitted and/or the fork tubes been lowered/'dropped' and/or has the overall length of the rear shock been increased either by the addition of a 'shim' or a by fitment of a longer, perhaps non-Honda, shock?

Here's what the Main (centre) stand should look like:

and here are the Honda Workshop manuals for the front and rear suspension.
Title: Re: Centre stand height?
Post by: NJD on 13 July, 2019, 09:34:46 AM

This is one of those tuck your tail inbetween your leg moments: we live on a hill and the pathway is slanted, but level in parts, and it turns out I just needed to move it backwards to a very specific spot to give enough clearance between the ground and the underside of the rear wheel. Embarrassing, but at least it wasn't anymore difficult than that.

I did attempt to adjust the rear suspension with the c-spanner provided in the toolkit, however, and found that the bottom of the shock moved before the adjuster did (twisted). I've got a spare shock (like for like replacement) that I purchased because I wasn't happy with the condition of the one on the bike while looking it over at the shop and that adjusts fine (with a bit of force the more you put it towards the higher end, mind). Is this an indication of anything? I shouldn't have to pull as hard as I was on the c-spanner only for it to slip. One thing I thought was attempting to torque up the bolt that I can get too, but wanted advice before continuing. A shock that's fitted to the bike, and tightened in place, shouldn't be harder than one that's off the bike to adjust -- without anything holding it in place.