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General Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical / Fuel tank issue.
« Last post by Doorne on 16 February, 2021, 04:41:52 PM »

Need some advice...

Had to take the fuel tank off to get to the fuel pump. Everytime I attempt to put it back on its leaking fuel - I have tried a new packing base but still leaking. Any ideas of whats causing this / what I'm doing wrong.


CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: CBF1000 first impressions
« Last post by Rev Ken on 16 February, 2021, 11:53:53 AM »
That 'buzzing' might be from the fairings, it was on my bike, but it wasn't easy to trace. I doubt it is the clutch.
New Members / Re: hello from cornwall
« Last post by Tommo2 on 16 February, 2021, 11:46:08 AM »

I bought one of the last ones new in 2016. When it was 3 years old I had a look for a replacement Honda, I didn't fancy the Africa Twin, the new 1000 was too small and totally unsuitable for touring. The Suzuki 1250 seemed a little outdated. The Kawasaki SX1000 seemed the nearest equivalent but it was pricey and no local dealer. Plus Mrs T didn't like the pillion seat. (I personally don't like Triumph, BMW or Ducati, service and parts too dear). So I decided to keep my CBF and paid the balloon payment. The bike press never seemed to value them, with the exception of late Kevin Ash:

I also recall reading a bland review (may have been MCN?) that the CBF 1000 "Does everything 98% well," To me, as a 'real' road rider and tourer, any motorbike that does everything 98% well is good accolade. Wouldn't surprise me if the CBF ended up a future classic.
CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: CBF1000 first impressions
« Last post by Tommo2 on 16 February, 2021, 11:18:25 AM »
CBF1000 - General Discussion / CBF1000 first impressions
« Last post by Steviemcg on 15 February, 2021, 09:11:57 PM »
I took my (new to me ) '06 CBF out for a first ride this evening. Just 20mins to get some fuel and a try out. My only other riding experience has been on a CBF600N. My First impressions are based on a likely comparison between the two.
Here goes:- I now have torque. At all times. In any gear. Torque. It's rather pleasant.
It fits me. I'm 5'8" and it just feels right.
The rear brake (linked) is very weak. I might need to check its functioning properly.
I felt the steering very light. Especially on low speed turns. It had a tendency to 'self steer' into the turn.
It had a slightly irritating buzzing sound. Possibly clutch related. Is this normal or a sign of fatigue?

But most of all, it made me smile. Pleasant to ride, comfortable, powerful etc... With my CBF600N it got to the point I chose to ride my Vespa on occasion over the 600. I'm not so sure the 1000 will be left behind as much.

Looking forward to being an active member of this forum...
New Members / Re: Hello
« Last post by Art on 14 February, 2021, 11:29:11 PM »

That'll be a SC58, CBF1000 A-6, assuming it's the ABS model. All I've needed for my A-6 needed was a pair of LED DRL's, SatNav mount, phone charger, 12v socket and bar muffs.

Happy Days
New Members / Hello
« Last post by Steviemcg on 14 February, 2021, 09:52:04 PM »
Hi all. I'm a brand new CBF1000 owner. 2006 model. It arrived yesterday in the snow and immediately went under a brand new Oxford Stormex cover (large size). I haven't even sat on it yet. It replaced my old CBF600N which I grew out of. I'm hoping the new 1000 fills some of the voids of the 600.
I'm an active member of a Mercedes car forum and hope to be an active member on here.
My bike is currently completely standard, I hope to delicately change that using info found on here.
Chat soon
New Members / Re: hello from cornwall
« Last post by Art on 14 February, 2021, 05:34:58 PM »

The CBF 1000 is an excellent choice for a Sports Tourer that ticks many boxes in its class. One of the biggest boxes ticked for me is the ease in which both models (SC58 and SC64) can be serviced and maintained by the home mechanic without the need of any special tools or diagnostic equipment. If you haven't already you can download the Honda Workshop and Owners Manuals here.

It is also Euro3 and therefore ULEZ compliant, that's London's 12.50 a day Ultra Low Emission Zone charge which could well be on its way to Truro, Falmouth and/or or Penzance any time soon.

Happy Days
CBF1000 - General Discussion / Re: So what d'you ride
« Last post by jm2 on 14 February, 2021, 03:36:04 PM »
To be fair; I'd expect similar resonses from any <<brand/model>> forum.

Once you've found a genuine place the knowlege there should be good enough to overcome any problem/niggle/even an inherent weakness of a particular model (or series).

Look hard for a good (or near as new) example and you'll not go far wrong.  Whilst the mkII isn't everyone's cup of tea it is a newer and lighter (if only a bit) bike that ought to be better for the long game.
New Members / hello from cornwall
« Last post by ortogo on 14 February, 2021, 12:38:53 PM »
Hi everyone,
                I joined the forum back in 2014, I was seriously contemplating a cbf100 back then and went to our local Honda dealer to try out a used one. When I got there they had just taken an 1100 Pan European in as a part ex and long story short I bought it and never got to try the cbf.
I ran the Pan for 3-4 years and eventually sold it and picked up a TDM 850 in its place. I really like the TDM but its 25 years old now and parts are becoming harder to find, I thought about a TDM 900 but there aren't many around (we never seemed to take to them in the UK like they did in Europe) so I started looking at a replacement. I thought about a GS but having had a BMW r1100RT I didn't fancy going down that route again, I considered a Tiger 800, Versys 650 and 1000, but I keep coming back to the cbf1000. From what I've picked up from reviews and here on the forum, they seem like a good choice, plenty of them around, sensible money, not overly burdened with electronic "rider aids" and seems that they can be worked on by the average home mechanic. Hopefully I can get to test one in the near future and join the ranks of cbf owners
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