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Suspension, Forks, Steering, and Chassis Set-up / Re: Centre stand
« Last post by Art on Today at 02:08:03 PM »
Just like that ^

It surprises me too as well as the number of times this subject crops up. Even fully laden with an over loaded top box, large tank bag and a pillion seat full of camping kit its not too much effort. Technique is key in getting any motorcycle on to its centre stand. As above pulling on the handle bars is a schoolboy error and just turns the task into an Olympic weight lifting event.

Of course if the dog bone (shock link) has been modified to lower the motorcycle and the centre stand hasn't been shortened it will require a little extra effort.
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Suspension, Forks, Steering, and Chassis Set-up / Re: Centre stand
« Last post by knapdog on Today at 08:25:58 AM »
I'm surprised that some find the bike difficult to get on to the centre stand.
1. Stand close to the bike with a straight back. Important.
2. Push the centre stand down with right foot, holding handlebars with left hand.
3. Slightly rock bike until you feel that both centre stand legs are firmly down.
4. Grab "grab" handle, or rack, with right hand.
5. Simultaneously, step up on to centre and pull on grab handle.
 The bike rolls over on to the stand easily and smoothly. You should not be pulling up on the handlebars.  They are just for steadying the bike.
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New Members / Re: New member form The Netherland
« Last post by knapdog on Today at 08:10:01 AM »
Croeso.
Great to have you!
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New Members / Re: Another newbie
« Last post by Busa1 on Today at 06:50:05 AM »
It's a cbr engine restricted isn't it? Can you  derestrict it?
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New Members / Re: Another newbie
« Last post by Busa1 on Today at 06:47:17 AM »
Yes it has ABS first bike I have ever had with ABS feels kind off strange at first
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New Members / Re: Hello from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
« Last post by Art on Today at 01:31:51 AM »
 :405:

The SC58 CBF 1000 is an excellent choice for a Sports Tourer that ticks many boxes in its class. A big plus for me is the ease in which it can be serviced and maintained at home by the home mechanic without the need of any special tools or diagnostic equipment. My advice would be to replace all the fluids - engine oil, coolant, brake & clutch fluid and front fork oil. Maybe replace the air filter and spark plugs too. If its anywhere near or beyond 48,000 miles (72,000 km) you may want to check the valve clearances too. That way you'll know exactly where you are on the service schedule.

 If you haven't already you can download the Honda Workshop and Owners Manuals here.
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New Members / Re: New member form The Netherland
« Last post by Art on Today at 01:18:02 AM »
Tyres choice is a hot topic much like engine oil. Bridgestone BT-023's work for me, good for 10,000 miles (16,000 Km) all year riding.
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New Members / Hello from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
« Last post by Steady Eddie on Yesterday at 11:51:06 PM »
Hello All, After 3 BMW boxers I have defected to Honda, bought a 2007 CBF that has been laid up for 3 years, so no doubt I will be picking the collective brains of you folks. So far I have removed the petrol tank, removed the fuel pump and emptied out two gallons of stinking liquid that once was petrol, along with a scary amount of rust flakes. Next step is the vinegar and the nuts and bolts to get rid of the remaining rust, then on to the fuel pump....
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New Members / Re: New member form The Netherland
« Last post by Longside on Yesterday at 10:23:00 PM »
Welcome, bike looking good.  :401:
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New Members / Re: Another newbie
« Last post by Longside on Yesterday at 10:18:39 PM »
 Welcome, l bought a 400/4 f2 new back in the day. Enjoying my cbf, and the forum.  :028:
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