Had the fuel pump replaced under warranty yesterday morning, due to the infamous ‘kangarooing’ issue that has been plaguing these bikes. Although it only happened to me once, I though it’d be better to be safe than sorry.
Also, I have discovered that the CBF125 has no fuel filtering whatsoever. Someone who has rides one in Portugal has told me that he has seen an account of rust forming inside the petrol tank. That’s quite alarming, considering the bike is only a year or so old, as well as taking into account the Mediterranean climate! I would expect this over here on perhaps a 5-10 year old bike that had been stood outside all year round.
My YBR, on the other hand, has two filters – a metal strainer in the tank itself, and a traditional filter as part of the fuel tap mechanism. Maybe it’s a money saving exercise in order to cut down manufacturing costs. Anyway, I will be fitting in an in-line filter very soon, much like many others have done already. The fuel pump nozzles are 8mm in diameter, so I’d imagine an 8mm filter will fit, although a 6mm filter might also work because the hose seems to be quite stretched over the pump nozzles. Add a couple of 10mm spring clips either side (I’m a belt-and-braces kind of guy!) and you’re good to go.
Next weekend – 2’500 mile service time… and I’ll be stripping the brake calliper to grease up the piston seals properly – I bet it was never done at the factory and I’d better do it whilst the weather is still warm. It’s not part of the schedule, but a lot of garages worth their salt will do this each service to prevent the calliper seizing up in various places.