CBF1000

New Members => New Members => Topic started by: rjt_honda on 04 October, 2020, 02:13:09 PM

Title: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: rjt_honda on 04 October, 2020, 02:13:09 PM
Hi, am looking into buying a CBF1000!  Found what appears to be a good one!  Is a 2013 model BUT i am really confused.  The pictures look great BUT when I googled it for reviews i get a totally different looking bike (on MCN for example) MCN show pics on a model from 2010 onwards that has a different fairing and dash to the one I see?  Are there two models?  A model F (digi dash) and a model A with a more standard dash and older styled fairing?  Appreciate any advice and sorry if a stupid question!  Thanks
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: Crispy on 04 October, 2020, 03:06:41 PM
 :400:

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Yes there are two models, the Mk1 is 06 to 10. The one youíre after is a Mk2.
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: rjt_honda on 04 October, 2020, 03:08:40 PM
But this is the strange thing, the bike is from 2013 for sure, but doesnt have the digi dash or the droplet fairing either?  Have seen some on ebay, also from 2013 and see here also two different models in 2013.   I saw on MCN the new model was introduced in 2010, and this is what i couldnt understand why this one looks like the old model ????
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: Crispy on 04 October, 2020, 03:12:04 PM
Iím quite certain the Mk1 has two exhausts and the Mk2 one exhaust. Sorry but Iím only familiar with the Mk1.
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: rjt_honda on 04 October, 2020, 03:20:31 PM
Definitely has two exhausts

Just dont get if it is from 2013 and the mark 1 was only made until 2010?

Cant imagine only registered three years after manufacturing??
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: Art on 04 October, 2020, 03:25:34 PM
Nothing strange in that the SC58 (MKI) was produced from 2006 through to 2012 and the SC64 (MKII) was produced from 2010 through to 2013.

What are the first 9 digits of the VIN number?

If they are ZDCSC58B0 then what you have there is the earlier SC58 or MKI as some have re-invented it as. The 10th digit will reveal the year of manufacture where 6, 7, 8, or 9 indicate 2006, 2007, 2008 or 2009 and A, B, or C indicate 2010, 2011 or 2012.
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: rjt_honda on 04 October, 2020, 03:30:18 PM
Will need to ask current owner as havenít bought it yet!  Are the mark ones just as good and reliable? Looks in pretty good condition.  I know it has approx 21k on the clock, the last official service receipt was at 12k.  The owner now (took it as a part ex) says the fluids and oil look good so maybe some home servicing, but of course, for piece of mind, I would need a service.  What can I expect to pay for this service considering when the last one was done and what mileage it has now? Would probably look for an independent garage to service rather than a main dealer - any thoughts? Just need to work out what it is gonna cost me and how to reflect in the price....
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: Art on 04 October, 2020, 03:45:33 PM
The cost is the cost of motoring whether that be on two wheels, three wheels, four wheels or more. Sooner or later they all need servicing and the servicing costs are proportionate to the service schedule.

A big bonus in owning a CBF1000 is the ease in which it can be serviced and maintained at home by the home mechanic without the need of any special tools or diagnostic equipment. You can download the Honda Workshop and Owners Manuals here (https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,20598.msg247195.html#msg247195) or just  SECTION 4 MAINTENANCE here (https://bob.ollis-brown.co.uk/manuals/cbf1000/2006-2008-CBF1000-A-4%20MAINTENANCE.pdf) and have a leisurely read.

edit: Regardless of what the engine oil looks like having covered 9,000 miles it will be well past best. Since the engine has been neglected its probably safe to assume other fluids and service items have too and you should factor in a full on 16,000 mile service in the purchase.
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: rjt_honda on 04 October, 2020, 03:51:15 PM
Am a bit of a mechanical numpty hence me wanting to take it somewhere....  thatís why I was interested in knowing the costs.  Will certainly need doing, just not sure what we be needed with 22k on the clock and 10k since previous service
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: ivor hugh jarse on 04 October, 2020, 04:59:16 PM
I would advise everyone to do home service on older bikes - if you pay someone local to show you how to do it you'll save a small fortune over time.  There is something very satisfying knowing that you yourself are keeping the bike at a certain level of repair
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: Shed on 04 October, 2020, 05:59:00 PM
If you decide to go for the bike, I'd personally avoid any stealership as they'll most likely shaft you for what is a fairly straightforward task.

Whether or not there is any knowledge of a service between 12k & 21k, as a new owner you can always start afresh.

As a rough price guide for the parts:

For around £60-65 total, you can get all the Oil, Oil Filter, Air Filter, Coolant, and renew the Brake (& Clutch) Fluid.

A set of 4 Iridium spark plugs is about £30-35, and full set of brake pads (3x pairs), also around £30-35ish.

You need to get the bike first though, and then decide if you want to tackle a few of the tasks, or if you're not keen, get someone else to do it for you.

You'll find loads of advice on here if you decide to proceed with it.  :028:
Title: Re: Hi! Potential new owner here!
Post by: rjt_honda on 04 October, 2020, 06:20:39 PM
Going to see the bike in the morning....... for the first service I would go somewhere to get it done, there are some recommended local bike service garages....  isnít the exotic stead I normally choose but comes with full luggage and appears in good condition.  Wait and see how it looks in the flesh!