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CBF1000 => CBF1000 - General Discussion => Topic started by: catford lad on 17 September, 2019, 04:40:22 PM

Title: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: catford lad on 17 September, 2019, 04:40:22 PM
Love the riding position of my mk1, but love the engine of the CB1000r. Anyone tried the cams from the 1000r in the CBF? Thinking of a winter project involving cams, 4 into 1 exhaust and a power commander.
Anyone tried any or all of the above?
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: pedro on 18 September, 2019, 09:01:22 PM
I don't know too much about these things, but the engine is a retuned Fireblade unit. One thought would be to install a non-retuned unit out of a Blade. How possible this is, I don't know, but surely isn't beyond the wit of Man.
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: ToonCBF on 23 September, 2019, 03:37:15 PM
I was wondering about slinging a Blade engine into a Biffer, surely it would fit???

Would be great fun!!!!

Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: catford lad on 23 September, 2019, 04:01:29 PM
Have done a bit of digging on this idea and I think unfortunately the answer is not. The 'blade inlet manifolds are angled upwards, meaning even the throttle bodies probably wouldn't clear the frame, let alone the airbox. Also the cost of all the ancillaries means it would be well expensive - over 2k. And then of course when it's finally time to press the starter it doesn't work/runs rough/blows up. Cry. Start again. That's it - I've talked myself into it!

It does look as though the CB1000 cams (higher lift/longer duration) are a straight swap, and a mark2 pipe should also be a fairly simple bolt-on. I think a power commander with all the above would best be set up by a pro with some dyno time.

Definitely thinking about this as a winter project.....
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: J-man on 23 September, 2019, 10:08:54 PM
Potential wire boom differences between cbf and cbr might become a problem for swapping motors.
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: Westoneboy on 25 September, 2019, 08:17:35 PM

Don't  know if my bike goes any quicker than standard ones as it had a booster plug fitted when I got it.  I wooped a guy on an early blade last week . I was  beating him in acceleration  whilst overtaking cars on a twist country road and matching him on the straights up to the speed limit. I have been riding a blackbird for years and I am still impressed how quick the biffer is .
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: Kamboskid on 03 December, 2019, 05:08:14 PM
Hi, would love to give my Biffer a bit more boost, wonder if a simple but effective mod would to fit a supercharger, any comments on that one?
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: Ianrobbo1 on 04 December, 2019, 11:11:54 AM
It makes me laugh if you want more power just get a blackbird, even standard it'll pull your face off.  :037: :038:
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: iNCORRIGIBLE on 04 December, 2019, 11:26:39 AM
Iwonder if the roads around Chios in Greece are friendly to a standard Biffer without even asking beyond more powerful bikes?  I think the area is a smallish island with no major roads.:125:  Ed.
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: Kamboskid on 08 December, 2019, 06:50:38 PM
I ran a Blackbird for two years in Turkey of all places, it was to say the least a whole different ballgame compared to my previous mounts, I had to change it before I got myself killed, plus the running costs were getting silly, so I switched to VFR Vtec, much better, but it was not suited to the island roads, plus getting it changed to Greek plates was just not worth the hassle.

 So enter the Biffer, great low down torque for poodling around town streets and country lanes, but also capable for touring on Greek mainland motorways and Italian autostradas, but a bit more juice would be most welcome!
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: iNCORRIGIBLE on 08 December, 2019, 07:52:57 PM
Hi Kamboskid. Lovely to hear from you & the lovely islands of Greece.I am an older man now and know that the really important thing is to enjoy your passion ,whatever that may be , for just about as long as you possibly can. The CBF 1000 is capable of doing pretty well all of the motorcycling you can imagine & then some!.Best Regards ,Old Sod .UK' :123:
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: Kamboskid on 09 December, 2019, 04:59:47 PM
Hi Incorrigble.

 Thank you for your kind words sir, I am an old sod too, I enjoy blasting about on the islands and the mainland of Greece, hopefully we may bump (not literally) into each other during the warmer months in 2020! Ride safe and far!
Title: Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
Post by: MohKraats on 13 December, 2019, 07:35:01 AM
If you want to improve your engine,
get a power commander and get it proper mapped on a test bench.
You will hardly get more power, but it will run so much nicer.
Better response, the hick-up when driving slow in a low gear, or when slowly lowering speed will be gone.

A factory bike is set way to lean for environment purposes and so on.
It, however, created a bike that does not run as beautiful as it could.
When tapping E10 fuel, the bike will run less good on top of that, its bad habits will increase.

A power commander (with proper mapping) will cure that.
Even makes riding E10 possible without the negative effect on the behavior of your engine.

I don't want to advertise power commanders, but I am not aware of another device that can be mapped like this one.
If anyone knows other comparable devices, please post.