Today we reached a bit of a milestone in this little CBF’s life. It’s travelled just over 24’900 miles, which is the approximate distance around the Equator. So we can safely say this bike can ride around the entire planet! Might have a nice curry later to celebrate. And here’s the proof… Nom.
Ok a bit of a U-turn… I’ve replaced the C-11 with a V2 and here are my reasons:
- Remote starting is possible without needing the key at all, whilst also also having the immobiliser functions of the alarm set up.
- You can use the key to start the bike as well, if you prefer, with the immobiliser set up.
- Any attempt to hot-wire the ignition switch is detected (wasn’t the case with the C-11 if you wanted the immobiliser option).
The Cyclone C-11 is a motorcycle alarm and immobiliser system sold in the UK by a british based company, http://www.motorbikealarm.co.uk/. It costs about £23, delivered and has received many positive reviews. I decided that the time has come to get one… Continue reading “Cyclone C-11 Alarm (with demo video)”
Due to the fact that the CBF125 has no form of visible filtering for petrol, either in the tank (the only part you can take out of the tank is the fuel level float/sensor) or rest of the system (fuel pump is a sealed, replaceable unit and cannot be disassembled), I, and many others have felt it best to add an in-line filter to the fuel hose running from the tank to the fuel pump. Continue reading “In-line fuel filter…”
For the eagle-eyed amongst you, you’ll notice that to the right of this page there is a new banner that displays my average fuel economy figures (in miles per Imperial gallon). I have also added a more detailed one to My Bike page. This will change over time because I record every fill up, and if you click on the banner itself you’ll be able to see more detailed statistics.
Pretty cool, eh?
I’m talking about something as small as the gear change lever. I had noticed since day one that it was set quite high, which meant it was uncomfortable to change gear (had to bend my foot too much to change up and it wouldn’t rest naturally on the pedal before changing down). Continue reading “A small adjustment can make a big difference (and a word about copper grease)…”
So… today saw the hottest temperatures in this country since 2006! We hit a whopping 32 degrees celsius. And my CBF125 ticked over the 1000 mile mark. I did feel like celebrating but my jubilations were cut short… Continue reading “The dreaded ‘kangaroo hopping’ problem!”
This morning I did my first fuel usage calculation based on one fill up. Over time the figures should get more accurate after more fills and averaging the results out.
The verdict: I am getting 117.57 miles per gallon (that’s an imperial gallon, NOT a US gallon!). Pretty good compared to the YBR’s 90 or so MPG. Continue reading “Fuel Economy”
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 “Where things are now…”