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This blog seems to get the lion’s share of web traffic when it comes to the little CBF125, around 250 hits a day! Alas, I’m no longer the keeper of one of these machines but I’ve got an idea. Continue reading

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CBF125 vs YBR125 – from the archives

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I dug this up from a reply I wrote to a comment burried in the murky depths of this blog. It’s based on my experiences with both bikes and may be useful if you’re deliberating between purchasing a CBF or YBR, especially the older 2005 carburettor based YBR125. Although apart from the introduction of fuel injection, later YBR125s are similar.

What do I prefer? Well, I’m a bit divided to be honest; there are minor pros and cons to each bike… The CBF seems to have had more warranty issues than the YBR – the build quality is questionable, they’re made in India with the YBR being made in China, which has also had its issues, predominantly with premature corrosion. I’d love to hear your comments. Which do you prefer and why? Or are you riding sometbing else? Read on… Continue reading

Don’t panic!

I haven’t deleted half of the site, just been having a little tidy-up or ‘reconsolidation’ if you’re of the managerial ilk! The blog has been getting overcrowded with my long posts so I’ve been doing a little ‘snippy snippy’ here and there. Notice the ‘Continue Reading’ links under each post… there you’ll find the meaty stuff. Also look at the menu above – where you can quickly access posts that are relevant to the category you want. Just hover over the ‘My CBF125’ menu to see what I’m going on about…

Where things are now…

Right then, I picked up my new CBF just over a week ago on Honda’s finance offer which means paying for the bike over 3 years, having 2 years of breakdown cover provided and the 2 year manufacturers warranty thrown in. It’s a 2011 model which includes a tachometer (rev counter). Aside from that, I *believe* it’s pretty similar to the previous 2009/10 models. Continue reading