• Discovered that the vibration issues are down to having an hydraulic cam chain...

    Discovered that the "vibration" issues are down to having an hydraulic cam chain tensioner. Told, I should get a manual adjuster fitted, so any further issues that arise, I can just adjust it manually. Listening to the engine, I can hear a jangling noise like nails shaken in a bucket. So much for the brilliance of Honda. Never had this issue with my Yamaha FZ6.

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    • I haven't heard off that one on a cbf 1000.

    • Never heard this one before. If the cam tensioner on a blade engine had issues I think we would have heard about it by now. Who told you this? A Suzuki dealer?

    • Colin, a motor cycle mechanic of 25 years. I also looked it up on the CBF1000 website, took ages to scroll through pages of info, but found loads of references to the same problem.

    • Colin, a motor cycle mechanic of 25 years. I also looked it up on the CBF1000 website, took ages to scroll through pages of info, but found loads of references to the same problem.

    • Never heard about that problem either. Nearly 6 years and 50.000km, just inspection, oil and filterchange, nothing else. No downtime, just riding my mule.

    • No!

    • Friend of me has VFR 750 running 160.000 without changing shims!

    • I'm getting the hydraulic cam chain tensioner replaced with a manual one on Saturday, so will let you know the result. BTW, I have MK2.

    • Hope you get it sorted n start to enjoy ur biffa