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CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: Running too hot?
« Last post by Art on 12 December, 2019, 06:33:05 PM »
New radiator and cap would suggest you can rule those out. Question is what led you to replace those? You've had the thermostat out did you test it? Have you re-fitted it? No need to keep replacing the coolant, assuming its recently replaced with the correct 50:50 mix of the correct coolant just drain it off into a suitable container and re-use it. You say the fan is working so the fan relay should be OK too.

I'd start off checking the coolant level, air locks, leaking hoses, blockages in hoses or cylinder block, water pump operation and coolant temperature sensor.

Section 7 of the workshop manual is your best friend, it covers the Cooling System. Download it for free here
CBF1000 - General Discussion / Running too hot?
« Last post by Roybill on 12 December, 2019, 10:31:22 AM »
Bought second hand mark 1 2009 CBF1000A end of September 2019. Suspicious smell of fuel for the first couple of weeks at least not the same smell as my fazer. Talked to prev owner and he hadn't changed spark plugs recently or anything of that nature. It was Like a steam engine in Rain; didn't know whether Rain or coolant but enough steam to fog clocks and mirrors. Contacted prev owner, no known issues. Eventually on week 4/5 got overheat light. Stopped and brought to workshop. Took off lower fairing. Took out thermistor. Overheated again. Bought brand new Honda radiator and pressure cap.  Replaced coolant for the third time. Fan coming on and cutting off when finished. Checked this for 15mins. Been riding through traffic for 25km each morning and each evening. The bike smells like its on fire (really hot), 4 days later I need to top up the coolant again. No overheat light but steams like an old steam engine in the rain this morning. I put it on side stand and a torrent of liquid (I hope rain water) came gushing off radiator. I can feel a ridge on top of radiator. Does any of this sound familiar. Is there anything I can do to reduce the heat of this thing? :110:
Items Wanted / brake Discs 2008-A8 ABS
« Last post by Basher on 11 December, 2019, 09:33:05 AM »
Hi folks,
I have a CBF1000 A8, now at 72,000 miles with badly worn brake discs. Retire in May ( YAY! No more Commuting!!!) and will be selling the bike, so am reluctant to fork out £250+ for new discs.
Could do with a set of part worn but legal discs if anyone has any?

( bike has been a brilliant commuter/all rounder and I am seriously considering buying a Mk2, so if anyone wants a very tired Gold Mk1 for £1500 or thereabouts...Ö... )
For Sale Board / Re: Rear Grab Handles
« Last post by ToonCBF on 10 December, 2019, 03:53:23 PM »
Sent you a DM
Exhaust System / Re: Exhaust servo eliminator and servo bracket
« Last post by wastegate on 10 December, 2019, 12:10:01 PM »
Just a picture of the exhaust in case anyone is interested.
Exhaust System / Exhaust servo eliminator and servo bracket
« Last post by wastegate on 10 December, 2019, 12:00:34 PM »
Hi Guys. MkII 2011 FA bike. Did a search but only found the same question unanswered. I have fitted a silencer ( GPR and really nice mellow just slightly louder tone it is too ) and link pipe and removed the servo and replaced it with a Healtech eliminator. Balancer plate has gone too. All seems fine but the massive weird bracket that holds the servo looks like it could come off from the Honda parts list diagram. It may well be that it has the centre stand bolt going through it so a spacer would have to be made up and just wondering if anyone has done that?

No massive reason other than I like to ferckle with my new toys to get them as light and simple as possible to ride and maintain but it also seems to run a lot better around 2 - 3.3K rpm without the flapper valve.

Items Wanted / Pillion grab rails wanted
« Last post by Laoshu01 on 09 December, 2019, 10:29:32 PM »
Hi All
I am putting some Givi panniers on my biffer and getting rid of the Givi monokey top box kit. Does anybody have any they donít want for sale, or exchange?

For Sale Board / Re: Rear Grab Handles
« Last post by Laoshu01 on 09 December, 2019, 06:25:38 PM »
Hi Toon
Do you still have the grab rails?
If so, Iíll take them!
CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
« Last 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!
CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: CBF engine/performance upgrades
« Last 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:
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