Not sure if this has been discussed before, I imagine it has but as a newbie I'll ask anyway.
Is there a way around the single headlight that is fairly simple, I'm fed up of people telling me I have a light out lol.
Not sure if this has been discussed before, I imagine it has but as a newbie I'll ask anyway.
Is there a way around the single headlight that is fairly simple, I'm fed up of people telling me I have a light out lol.
Hit this morning not happy.
So. After being out of action since January with a back issue, today was the day for getting the bike started and ready to take back out on the road.
Usually I ride through the season but being pulled over in the ice by an excitable Labrador put pay to that.
Out I go, as eager as a large, primarily nocturnal, semi aquatic rodent.
Bungees removed and bike cover off.
I reach down to remove the battery minder only to find the electric cable to the mains is unplugged from the minder. No power to the charger at all.
Sure enough, battery is as flat as can be. Not even a whir and a click.
No lights, no noise, nothing.
I have plugged it in and am hoping the battery is retrievable.
I'm planning on submitting this to the Oxford English Dictionary as the new definition of frustration.
I'm.sure there was someone asking about helmet coms
Only had the biffer since November, so I am wondering what sort of range / fuel consumption people are getting? Is there a mk 1 / 2 difference?
I wonder whether I'll be able to feelthe difference on my Black (fastest coulour ever) 2008 MK1.
So, we bit the bullet and got my wife all the gear (she's got better stuff than I have bloody women !!) and she went on the back with me and loved it. So much so that after going it fir a ride, she wanted to go round the block a few more times - Result !!
I adjusted the rear suspension but am a touch confused with the rear damper
Leave it as is or turn it to hard ?
Also the front suspension, leave as is or should I adjust that too, it's difficult to know how much
Right y'all, big problems...
Perfect ride up to Devil's Bridge today, the bike was sweet.
However on starting up to come home after a couple of hours, I rode off and the bike felt sluggish immediately like it had a mind of its own..Front end felt heavy. Left h bends needed more leaning and right hand bends were even worse... It just tried to stand up straight each time I negotiated a bend or turn...
It felt sluggish as though you were in car trying to move off with handbrake on...that said acceleration was normal, just felt sluggish in the handling.
Worst of all any movement of the ass in your seat and you could almost make the bike behave like a skier on a slalom it almost behaved like one of those old metal spinning tops did, the as it slowed, it became wobbly and unstable.....Tyres are fine, tyre pressures I checked before I left and are fine. No leaks that I can see..brake lever and pedal doesn't seem.to be locked on, although its behaving like the pads could be locked on, but doesn't affect acceleration.
Any pointers people would be greatly appreciated.nb headstock was replaced last yr...
Had bike first time since I rode it home from London 6 weeks ago....feels good bit of a buzz from around the front plastic noticed that in the way back from London....
Need some help about handlebar:
I am trying to buy a new handlebar
This is what I found:
An used handlebar from a 2012 biffer that really looks linke a 2010 double exhaust.
I have a 2010 single exhaust.
Is it the same handlebar?
It would appear that 18 states in my stator is once again giving up. Anyone know how to locate one in Missouri or Arkansas?
So, for those that don't know, I passed my test two weeks ago (Direct access) when changing from 1st to 2nd there is a bit of a clonk is this
The bike ?
Anyone fitted one of these and programmed it, I tried months ago but when I rode along it told me I was in 8th when in fact I was in 2nd so I unplugged it and swore at the bike.
I've just joined as I plan to buy a cbf1000 in a few weeks, thought I'd stop by to ask a few questions if you don't mind?
1, why do you all call it a "biffa"?
2, anything special I should be looking for as I view the bike?
3,am I right in thinking most people go for Michelin tyres? If so what mileage are you all getting from them.
Thanks for your time
Wow wow wow!
Put in K & N air filter. Makes alot of difference! The throttle response is quicker and it pull easier low revs. Lifetime guarantee too so no more buying air filters. happy biffer :)
Hi All!... Any advice on batteries for the cbf1000 mk1?... My friend recommended the YUASA battery... But that is a pretty pricey one.... I can not see that price justified for an acid battery, when you can get a JMT battery for example with Lithium Ion design...Apparently the lithium batteries are better.... Or are they???
Well folks, afraid my CBF is now up for sale. Price is £2100 so PM me if interested. Its a 2006 ABS with 21000 miles on it. I've owned it from 6000 miles.
I got it from a guy in Cornwall and I think it lived outside as its lost enamel from a couple of places on the engine & fork legs, as the pics show. Its had oil & filter every 4000 religiously and the engine is sweet, as you would expect. Totally std apart from Renthall handle bars. Givi pannier frames fitted. I'm in Kent.
It will go out for wider sale in a day or 2.
Any comments on these tyres @ £ 126/pair ?
I have only just pick my bike up,and on the way back at around 60+ miles an hour it was buffeting something chronic. I have bought it to do some distance riding over my sports bikes.
But I need to get this problem sorted .
The bike has had a larger( higher )screen fitted .
Could this be the problem.
Any advice would be great
I wonder if I can put the cark park of a hotel in Nebraska on my service history??
Changing spark plugs isn't easy at the best of times on one of these bikes
MoT passed again. Mechanic says rear brake could be better - he is right. New pads fitted recently but its not a great (rear) brake. Anyone else feel same way ? Anyone know why ?
Having had sports bikes, then a Yamaha FZ1S I'm now looking at the CBF1000. I can't have sports bikes anymore due to a dodgy hip.
I've got two questions for you all...
For those of you that might have gone from a 150bhp+ sports bike to the Biffer, what did you think?
I want to make mine look as good as I can, has anyone modded theirs with anything like belly pans, sports screens etc to make it look a bit harder?
What are the best make of brake pads for biffer. I have goldfren on mine and they are crap
I have a 2006 1000A with around 11k miles on. It has suddenly sprung an oil leak. It seems to be either coming from the water pump or possible gear linkage. Will be having a good look this weekend, weather permitting. Anyone had anything similar that could offer any advice? Will be putting Wynns stop leak in once found so that should cure it is a gasket or washer, hopefully.
Bike is coming up to 24000 mi on a 12 plate, ride all year round, my question is what is covered in this service?
Need to change my handlebars as the originals are bent, do I need all the weights n bits in the bars, or can I leave them out, guess it's all to do with dampening or something?
Just about getting to grips with my new TomTom Rider 40. However, if I plan a route through the satnav it lets me add stops along the route which is great. If I plan the route through the Tyre software you get free with the Rider it doesn't let you add stops once the route is uploaded to the Rider, I have tried to also add it in Tyre using the "destination to visit" icon but this info doesn't seem to transfer to the satnav. Any advice from you TomTom experts out there that could help me. Cheers.
Hi guys. One of my ignition keys snapped so I now only have 1 key. Called honda and they want at least £50 for new one including it being programmed. Could I just buy a £2.99 blank off ebay get it cut and then attach top.half of broken key to.it so.the hiss works
So guys, get this...was following a transit type Mercedes van near home coming.up on a set of lights with a two.lane approach..
Both of us in the left lane going straight ahead, the van went through, only to have to stop as the traffic had backed up into the junction. He was fully over the line, but not blocking the junction..
I pulled up a couple of feet behind the line, and after a few moments thought I hope he doesn't try to reverse back behind the line, no sooner I had thought that then......you guessed it, the reverse lights came on and back he went!!!
I leaned on the horn back peddling as fast as possible, going back two bike lengths..He eventually stopped so.i did, then decided to come back some more....so back.on.the horn I went and frantically back peddled some more...(another bike length)..
Eventually I went up the side and raised my eyebrows , that's all it took to get a sorry mate could hear horn.but didn't know where it was coming from..
Following on from my twin headlight idea... 2nd part was to fit spot lights for main beam. However it seems the spotlights available for crash bars only have on axis of adjustment. So would need room on the bars at 90° angle to floor. The crash bars I'm seeing are anything but... anyone else successfully fitted fog/spot lights?
Anyone fitted a rad guard / cover? Does Rad need to come fully off or can it be 'dropped' down?? Two bottom brackets on rad guard appear to attach to fan mount on rear of rad ??
Hi, I have since sold by Cbf1000 and bought a Pan 1300. With prior permission from admin, I have several items from a CBF1000 2006-2009 for sale on ebay
All at a low starting price.
Thanks and goodbye Bennetts Insurance and hello Hastings Insurance (with whom I already on a "named driver" policy).
In case anyone of yall CBF1000F owners stumble across windshield that actually does not cause any turbulences, I'd be thankful for a link. I've tried many windshields and adapters, but all of them did not play well with my "very silent" C3 Pro helmet. I'm seriously considering selling my bike just because of all the noise. Had ridden a friend's naked bike and the helmet itself is very silent indeed, it's just the biffer's fairing and windshield combination that messes everything up. I'm 175 cm tall and tired of wearing earplugs all the time...
I love my bike!
Hello Guys, but mainly YR-254 colour owners! My low fairings from my bike are for sale now because I sold out my bike. Price for both side items are 280 € now (plus you should pay for shipping also). The low fairings are mounted to my motorbike but I have never used them for riding. Both parts are absolutely free from scratches. You can purchase the same lower fairings from Speedmax for 400 € discount price (plus shipping cost). Compatible for all CBF1000s bike which were produced between 2006-2010. Colour code is YR-254 (Bombay Orange Metallic). Please write me a private message if you're interested. Thanks.
with the smart phone tech now available has anyone tried to use an App and Bluetooth to the helmet instead of an actual sat nav. Been looking at CO-Pilot European maps..
Right chaps, whats the best general all round toolkit that incorporates tool diameters compatible for the Biffer... Just relying on underseat toolkit at mo..
Want a kit that can be dual.purpose for the bike and general. Diy..
Pointers greatly appreciated...
Hi guys , I've just discovered this group on FB
Boxes off (cover goes on better), insured, gonna tax tomorrow .......just got to pass my Mod 1 and 2 tomorrow
Is anyone here who has no ABS? I would have some questions. I am interested in models produced after 2010. Thanks.
Ok guys this is a long shot but worth a go. The Mrs has been looking for a job for almost 5 months now. Literally applied to hundreds and still nothing. She's got a level 3 food hygiene certificate, has been to university in her home country (Mexico) and has a business management degree. Her English is better than most British peoples and has a willing attitude to learn/work hard. She's not wanting a super paid job but no canvassing/selling shit from home rubbish. Shes open to almost anything right now just to save her boredom at home all the time and give her a bit of her own money/independence. In a couple of weeks she'll have transport too, so even if you are further afield she will be able to get (Nottingham/Derby areas) She's very reliable and trustworthy. Can anyone help?
Been doing a bit of an experiment recently by using a product called Scottoiler fs365. It's a spray that you use on the bike to protect it from the worst of the winter salt and dirt. I washed the bike today after 3 months and I only used a jet wash, no chemicals or solvents and definitely no sponge or brushes... bike has just washed clean, all the dirt and salt has just run off. Great result for me because I hate cleaning bikes
Can I just say that this group is the most sensible and friendly I have ever been involved in on Facebook & the reason for this post is one to just ask about some of the more recent posts that members have submitted. Posts about fatalities and accidents are all well and good but if it's old news or a post that doesn't have a good message ( I'm thinking the post last year released by the grieving mother) then can we all just pause and have a think before posting. A recent post about a fatality caused another member a bit of upset as he knew the deceased. I am not one to take life too seriously and hate writing what appears to be a condescending piece about how the most sensible group ( and oldest probably) on Facebook should behave. Thanks peeps and if you want to tell me where to go I am more than happy to sit on the naughty step for 5 minutes
my biffa..freckles..has a problem..when shes cold shes fine...when warm?hot and we are moving shes ok but when i turn her off...she is loosing water from around radiator same side as side stand...but only loosing water for a couple of mins..then stops..its a mystery
Has anybody fitted a power commander to their bike?
Just been speaking to vertu Honda and apparently Honda is discontinuing the CBF! Thoughts people...
PIss shite and bollox, decided to take bike out out for a good clean, sun was shining so went on to take the bike for a spin for an hour..
Got about 15 miles north of Garstang up in the Trough of Bowland in the middle of nowhere, the temp must have dropped from 9 degrees to barely zero, the wind got up and the on;y piece of dirty black cloud as far as the eye can see seemed to settle directly over me like something from a cartoon and drowned me..
no canopies to shelter under, nothing at all.
eventually got to a roadside cafe, n when i got off the bike i shrieked like a girlie...the bike was 5 times filthier than when i cleaned it earlier...grrrr.
sorry to have to say, no intricate toothbrush treatment the second time around....i cheated and went straight to Morrisons to use the jetwash, followed by some ACF50 once home.. didnt have the patience....... Rant over...that is all... :)))))
Orange mk1 tank bag needs new metal clips to fit to the tank in good condition otherwise Pete oxley gave it me but I never fitted it £40 plus postage
Pillion seat pod again for mk1 as is in pic with the fixings g clips £35 plus postage
Give rack an plate with the bolt an spacers as I mentioned in a previous post will need new nuts an bolts to fasten plate to rack £50 plus postage
Happy to meet people are drop point within reason always good to meet new people anywhere on the Welsh boarder or a bit further for a bit of fuel
Hi, can anyone tell me what the part I've circled in red is? There is one on the brake and clutch reservoir, it looks like it has some kind of rubber plug in it. The reason I'm asking is I'm looking to fix my satnav and wondered if these are used on other bikes and might be where the mirrors go and are just plugged because they are not needed on the CBF.
What is the correct way when you change from the first to second gear without make that noise
( Sonunds the same like you go from neutral to 1st gear)
But not all the time.
I'm looking for a 2nd generation CBF1000 with ABS and wondered if anyone had any advice about what to look for, what wears out, breaks etc.
Also what's the pillion accommodation like? We tend to spend all day on the bike and I can do without the Mrs bending my ears about her numb bum!
Thanks in advance.
2006 CBF1000A - bought with less 7500 genuine miles on - what a cracking bargain - LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT
Phase 2 - complete.
Phase 1 was getting the shed erected which we did during the summer. As winter arrived, noticed a condensation problem so Phase 2 was decided upon
Spent the day digging out a channel to allow water to escape around the shed meaning, hopefully, water will stop coming in under the shed, then put a damp proof membrane down and finally some new industrial garage tiles which are none slip and oil proof.
All that and fitted a new security post to complement the security measures inside.
Not bad for a days work.
Final bits to finish off tomorrow but am rather chuffed with the result of a days hard graft.
The tractor is a happy bike now
Slowly getting over a nasty chest infection. First thing I have managed to do ? Fit some electrically heated grips to my CBF handlebars. Nearly finished, they are working but my chest gave out. Hope to finish the job tomorrow.
hi.....where do u have your USB or cig lighter connection on your bike and if a fuse is used
does that help keep the battery charged.
ACF-50 is the best thing you can do for your bike ower winter month's!
Question; how many owners have had their camshaft to valve clearances checked as the service book says? (is it 16000 miles?) My impression is most owners ignore this as it tends to be a pricey service.
Just treated my baby to new folk seal :) and to repay me its left me a hefty bill off £425 because the radiator desided to blow wen i got back :(
It's very easy, super cheap, not very time consuming and actually is quite fun to do.
Apart from Duggie, (who's bike won't be out of storage until July
Any members near Nottingham?
Ok guys thinking of getting an after market can. Pictures and recommendations please. After a bit of a growly one and want the performance (power band) to stay the same or improve. Mk2 cbf1000
Why do you call your bikes a biffa
How many have have had close calls like
Just wondering, what kind of tyres do other owners use?
Still waiting for spring in Denmark . The Biffer is ready, I'm ready
Please, lets welcome newbie, Gordon Wilson, to the group :)
Bought brake bleeding kit off ebay. Not tried it yet but looks ok
Obviously I don't want to do anything reckless or
dangerous but I just need your advice... bungee hooks or cargo net to safely attach my 3 week olds car seat to the bike?... I want to start him young
Hi folks, popped out for a winter ride yesterday and noticed the bike idling at 1500 rpm all day even when warm. This is only the second time that I have ridden it. Is this normal?
Ps. This group has been a great help in getting on the road safely.
It was so clean this morning but after another great Sunday ride, with a group of riders from Wey Valley Advanced Motorcyclists ( WVAM ) through beautiful Surrey and Hampshire, it is not so clean anymore.
A lot of fun for the bike and me :)
Sorting the man cave
What a long winter. I promised to her to fix the front fork paint if not riding but I failed. Anyone repainted the front forks?
Today was a great weather here. 10 degrees, dry. 60 km trip in the downtown with a friend.
I'm wanting a service kit for the biffer, are there any spark plugs that are better than others? The ones in have done 24k but I haven't taken them out so I don't know what they are and wanted to order before I stripped it.
120 miles in winter sunshine today
Alguien tiene a la venta una pantalla tourer grande, para hacer un viaje ¿¿?? CBF 1000 A 06-09
Need some advice how to change the air filter on cbf 1000, 2014
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Hi folks, I have a 2006 biffer and want to know what tyre pressures to run. Although I have all of the panniers and top box I have removed them until I have a need for them so I suppose I'm running standard weight and I don't plan on taking a pillion. I have Bridgestone tyres if that helps?
TIA - Harry
The Biffer Trilogy!!
Hi guys. Where is the cheapest place to buy caliper rebuild kits from
Thanks for giving me added to the group ...
Hello I would like to purchase a cbf 1000, latest model, I would like to know the differences between normal and ST, and most important thing that I have seen 60-70 km day workhouse kindly let me know:
consumption to 140 km / h pace with changing brilliant march
consumption to 110 km / h with Shift as soon as possible 6 March to 50 mph thanks
Anyone use this oil before for cbf 1000cc??
Must have upset someone...
Ok guys, want a bit of advise before I go rip the head of the dealer, today started the bike and a weird noise like a pop came from under the seat, thought nothing of it but went to pull off and my abs light is constantly flashing ie not turning off after 6mph. Any clues as to what it is, bike is less than a year old. Hit me.
As some of you may know the biffer went bang again yesterday while I was cbt instructor training ....so I decided today to part company
An I've bought a triumph tiger 1050
I do have some bits for sale such as the pillion seat hump an givi bars an rack an an ermax belly pan although not in the best Nick
An I have a colour coded tank bag cover although that's missing a few clips but easy sourced
I just took delivery (eBay) of a pair of knuckle visors for my CBF. New with tape intact, however, washers and instructions were not included. Not a problem. I'll get some washers and installation seems fairly simple. Any info on installation or washer size would be much appreciated.
After many months of deliberation I've decided to go for new exhaust slip-on. I do not regret it! Remus Hexacone looks and sounds great.
Just a short teaser bellow, some good quality pictures and videos to follow soon.
The sound is just amazing (baffle in - so no noisy nonsense yet still it sounds just beautifully)
Apart from visual and sound aesthetics the weight is reduced significantly and the throttle response improved ... having said that the ECU was tampered with by Honda's magicians post installation so it could have something to do with that.
The state of the bike not so great as the picture was taken after morning and wet commute.
Short video with sound is here https://youtu.be/772C8KRfcnQ
More to come.
That's my toy!!!!!
I have a CBF 1000cmc from 2014 and i want to replace the tyres:
i was look at Michellin pilot road 4.... any good??
The rear is 160/60/17 can i fit a bit wider like 170??
will affect anything??
Seen this on an other site.
Took a ride out to a local bike meet. The meet was the usual rubbish with the 'my bike is best' type conversations but the roads getting there were breathtaking. I cannot take credit as TomTom chose my path. I take credit for choosing the right satnav
Duggie Heminsley looooooooooook.
Even short arses can ride a BMW
KAPPA48 topcase with KAPPA Monkey System console is for sale. I used them for my CBF1000A. Max load is about 10 kg and it can hold two helmets. Condition of the case is spared there are only small scratches resp. condition of the console is perfect. I can post them if someone interested. Price for complete system is 180 € + postal fee. Write me pm if you are interested.
North of LA and I have taken the time to explore. Very nice although still cold at the mountain tops. Sheet ice isn't a bikers friend
All cleaned up and ready to go
2015 cbf 1000 breaking.
We just cant resist a ride out. 100+ miles this afternoon.