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Old 10-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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CBF1000... ohh yeahh

Just got the thing a couple weeks back. Was looking at FZ6's, FJR's, Bandits, GSX650F's, 650 Stroms, Versys, VFR's, etc. Basically, sport tourers and bikes that could fill that roll. During my search I came upon a CBF1000 which I have never heard of or have seen. Turns out the bike was less than 1/2 hr drive from me and I bought it on the spot.

1000cc inline four, 100 hp (the 2012 has 115), less than 500 lbs, ABS, superb fit and finish with intergrated both front and rear signals. Adjustable windshield, 3 way adjustable seat, and this one has a custom gel seat to boot with three piece luggage and adjustable handlebars.







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Old 10-27-2012, 03:02 AM   #2
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:05 AM   #3
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Wonderful bike, this one is a 2008, and I'd wish Honda would ship them to the US. It has reasonable aftermarket support and forum for help, but it would so much better if you guys had the bike as well.

Gets about 210-220 per tank and takes regular. I'll add a madstad and wings to the windshield for better wind protection. May add lower fairings if it'll take rain off my lower legs and feet. A tank that could take a few more liters along with shaft drive and this would be near perfect.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:17 AM   #4
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An inmate let me ride his briefly - smooooooooth. A little sterile, but very smooth.

Google the regulator/rectifier issue, and consider keeping one on hand, from what I've heard. Otherwise, they are pretty sweet middleweight (for our era) tourers. .
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:29 AM   #5
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I talked to a local Honda Powerhouse dealer before I brought it home and they will fix it at no charge if it ever fails. But they won't prematurely replace it, which I was hoping they would.

Gotta find a way to have both headlights on all the time. This is my only peeve so far.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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Totally jealous. I currently own a mint, low-mileage 2001 Nighthawk 750, but would love to buy a bigger bike with factory hard luggage. I will keep looking for a deal in my area.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:55 PM   #7
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I think this is the only EU spec honda to hit our shores in some time. Notice the HISS alarm/immobilizer which I think
is the first to ever make an appearance in NA. (Standard in EU )
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:19 AM   #8
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She's a beaut maggot! Those colour-matched Honda saddlebags are sweet.

I'd like to see / hear more about those highway pegs, please.

One correction - I sure wish it was under 500 lbs. The actual curb weight is 553 per the Honda service manual. I traded a DL650 for it, and the CBF didn't feel any heavier to me; the CBF carries its weight well, for a big girl.

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Old 10-28-2012, 04:58 PM   #9
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Hi Jon,

Nice pic...

The pegs are a generic type that you can get similar anywhere. The mounting arms are made from aluminum, 5.5 in long, 1.5 wide and 3/8ths thick. I haven't done any riding longer than 45 minutes yet to give them a real test, but they are a nice place to move your legs around to put your feet on or rest your ankles on.

The bags are awesome. I need to make adapters to move the mirrors, so i can see better behind me. I'm gonna light up the trunk, add driving lights, and may add front running signals along with HIDs over the winter.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:04 AM   #10
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I have the SW Motech mirror extenders. They work and look great. Expensive, but they are billet aluminum, brushed finish, black anodized, and work very well to widen and increase the range of adjustment.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...-07-cb1300s-05

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I need to make adapters to move the mirrors, so i can see better behind me.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:27 AM   #11
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color me jealous! I wish we had that bike in the US.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:32 AM   #12
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color me jealous! I wish we had that bike in the US.
No kidding.

Though it does make me somewhat happy to think I could gray market one from Canada. Time to plan a caribou hunting trip and bring back a bike from QC.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:34 AM   #13
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:44 AM   #14
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You do , its called a Bandit
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:13 AM   #15
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You do , its called a Bandit
I sat on a Bandit but never had the opportunity to ride one. Very very similar from the sitting position and the spec sheets are similar. The Bandit doesn't have the fit-finish that the Honda has though.

I would have gotten a Bandit if one showed up. I had a few bikes on the list and whichever one I could get the best deal on, ( depending on condition, maintenance history, farkles etc), I went after. I'm happy with this one but any of the bikes in my original post would serve me well.

This is a very nice Sport Tourer to say the least. Shouldn't be any reason why one couldn't be imported?
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