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Exhaust System / Re: How to remove the standard silencer from a MKII.
« Last post by chay on 04 March, 2021, 09:03:39 PM »
Hi Knapdog.

And you can lose another couple of pound by removing the ballast plate on the opposite side of the bike !!

Every little helps ...
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: starting your bike up in winter
« Last post by RICKI on 04 March, 2021, 04:16:51 PM »
Thanks for all your advice, Dont think i will start my bike up till we can go out and play  :028:
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: starting your bike up in winter
« Last post by knapdog on 04 March, 2021, 08:03:34 AM »
My three bikes are laid up in December and brought back to life once the fear of frost has gone and there's no more salt on the road, which is already the case.
The paintwork and wheels would have had a Mr Sheen going over and the engine, forks and exhaust a light spray with GT45.
The bikes have covers on to keep the dust away.
I fill the tanks full with super unleaded with "Ethanol Free" additive added.
All bikes are on Oximiser charges to trickle charge the batteries. I never start up the bikes.
All bikes are on centre stands.
They are usually in hibernation for around three months although I tend to tinker with them during this time by maybe changing the pads, oil change, coolant flush, brake fluid change sort of things in readiness for the Spring.
I also have no problem rewaxing the bike or polishing the headers or my Royal Enfield engine casings as I enjoy it and find it therapeutic.

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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: starting your bike up in winter
« Last post by pedro on 04 March, 2021, 04:04:05 AM »
To have any positive qualities if you start your laid-up bike during the winter, you'd have to run it for a good period I'd say. It'll take a while for the battery to recover it's charge for one thing after starting it and condensation is perhaps another issue, especially in the exhausts.

If your bike is in a dry environment and have a trickle charger connected, I'm not sure there's any benefit to starting it. If (like many) you keep it in a garage or shed that's slightly damp and has no electricity, perhaps that's different. But even then, how often do you start it? A day after having been run, in a damp environment it'll be as damp as before you started it. There's the issue of lubrication too. The least protection given to the engine by oil will be on start-up until the oil starts to circulate well and that won't happen until it's up to operating temperature. So, as already mentioned, there will be wear issues, however small. Or not.

There are things you do to a bike if you are going to lay it up. I'm sure there's a list somewhere, but it includes having the tyres off the ground (or at least use the centre stand), keep the tank full to keep condensation and therefore rust at bay (and to stop the petrol going off), disconnect the battery, and a coating of something to repel water on vulnerable parts, such as the forks. (But remember to wipe it off before rolling it out in the spring and going for an MOT, or the tester might think the seals are leaking (happened to me one time). Anyway, that list is probably not exhaustive and best look for a definitive list if you need to.

So, after all that, I'm in the not starting it camp. I have to say that these days, I don't use my bike in the winter months but, typically Honda, when I do eventually want to start it up, it usually goes on the first prod of the button. (Not sure I wanted to say that. Tempting fate).
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Exhaust System / Re: How to remove the standard silencer from a MKII.
« Last post by knapdog on 03 March, 2021, 08:56:36 PM »
Arrow exhaust fitted.
Healtech exhaust servo eliminator fitted.
For what it's worth, ECU reset with battery removed for 30 mins, ignition switched on and throttle slowly opened fully and released slowly then ignition off ( to reset throttle sensor), ignition back on and engine started with NO throttle and allowed to run until fan kicks in and continue running for another 5 mins. (Don't know whether this works but did it anyway).
Bike runs and sounds a treat. Original exhaust weighed a "ton".

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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: HIGHEST MILEAGE
« Last post by zbyhu on 02 March, 2021, 06:01:17 PM »
Valve clearances was checked every 24000km.
They needed correction at 48000km, 96000km, 120000km, 192000km.
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: HIGHEST MILEAGE
« Last post by Art on 02 March, 2021, 04:11:08 PM »
Now that's putting meat on the bones, we thank you. Your short summary in real money reads

*Originally Posted by zbyhu [+]

Short summary:
1. Alternator failure at 53,000 miles
2. Short circuit in blinker line at 61,000 miles
3. Sonda Lambda (O2 sensor) failure at 61,500 miles (bike worked properly, only bigger fuel consumption),
4. Fuel pump failure at 80,000 miles (only viton rubber in pump detoriated).
5. HISS antena wires failure at 87,000 miles (replaced only wires)

Thats all.

Oil usage no more than 1 pints / 7,500 miles

Any news on the valve clearances?
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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: HIGHEST MILEAGE
« Last post by zbyhu on 02 March, 2021, 10:06:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by frank einstein [+]
Curious as to how many miles/kilometers some of you have put on your "Biffer". Would be interesting to see who has the highest  to report and what year your bike is. I guess I am really trying to find out just how long the engine in this bike can run. I am a newbie and my bike only has 9000 kms. :465:

This is the topic, so I answered according to question :)

I am doing a review of my bike on my YouTube channel, but it is in polish language...

Short summary:
1. Alternator failure at 86000km,
2. Short circuit in blinker line at 98000km,
3. Sonda Lambda (O2 sensor) failure at 99000km (bike worked properly, only bigger fuel consumption),
4. Fuel pump failure at 129000km (only viton rubber in pump detoriated).
5. HISS antena wires failure at 140000km (replaced only wires)

Thats all.
Cluth still not replaced.
Timing chain replaced at 192000km (still was quiet, but I was scared to use it longer).
Water cooler replaced at 53000km after colision with a deer.
Rear shock absorber still not replaced and working fine.
Front wheel bearings still not replaced and are ok.
Oil usage no more than 1l / 12000km.

If You want to know more - ask :).
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Items Wanted / Re: Wanted MK1 givi pannier rack (PL174) for standard boxes (not V35)
« Last post by Art on 02 March, 2021, 08:22:20 AM »
Me too after you. I have a pair of Kappa E21 panniers (same fitting as Givi) and PLX174 pannier frames for V35 panniers. So if there are two PL174 pannier frame sets lying around I'd be interested in the second pair.
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Items Wanted / Wanted MK1 givi pannier rack (PL174) for standard boxes (not V35)
« Last post by sambaman on 01 March, 2021, 09:23:22 PM »
Wanted MK1 givi pannier rack (PL174) for standard boxes (not V35)

I prefer the look of the V35 cases on a biffer but I've got some other ones left over from my last bike.

I know the racks are not THAT expensive new but I thought I might as well ask in case someone's got one lying kicking about in the garage.

Cheers,

Chris
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