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Credit Crunch Biking - CBR 1000F

18 Months ago I bought an old CBR 1000F for £900 to keep me on the road after the 1300 Pan European had to go, there are 3 other little reports in the archives if anyone is interested. Now 11,000 miles on it's been used every day right through summer and winter with no dramas. It's cost nothing except consumables ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 05 October 2010

Credit crunch biking part 3

Three months ago I bought an old CBR 1000F to keep me on the road after selling my Pan European – there are 2 previous little reports in MCN readers news archives if anyone is interested. I’ve now done over 3000 miles with no drama, that’s about the same as the mileage it covered in the previous 2 years. Nothing ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 16 May 2009

Credit Crunch Biking Pt 2

The old CBR1000F has now done its first busy month-1100 miles without problem. (See photo after a week!) It revs to the red line and goes up and down sweetly through the box. Read credit crunch biking pt 1 The chain has been adjusted and that’s it (apart from a thorough weekly end to end check of course). My daily ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 14 March 2009

(More) Credit Crunch Biking

Feeling the pinch like many people (I'm a mortgage broker - business, what business?) I decided the 1300 Pan European had to go. We weren't touring any more and it's a bit over the top for my all weather 52 mile daily comute. So, how do I stay on the road with most fun at minimum cost, still being able ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 25 February 2009


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