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Do It Yourself Articles (in english!) on Honda 2008 CBR1000RR Fireblade and 2007 CBF1000A

First Year with my Fireblade

MotorcyclesPosted by Fred (FireBladerDk) 2009-08-26 21:40:51

After more than one year and 12000 km on my 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade I'm still thrilled and amazed every time I mount the bike to go to work, to go down shopping or to take a ride with fellow bikers.

First of all, I enjoy all the features that I read about before I bought the bike, and which have all proven to be true: The feeling of complete control, the extremely low weight and small size, the immence amount of power whenever you want it, the somewhat frightening fact that there is always more power and speed available when you hit your own limits and capabilities. For me it will be a bike to learn from forever, because I know for sure that I will newer come to a skill level, where I can master all it is able to give, neither on track nor on road.

And then I enjoy the long list of features which I did not know about before I bought the bike: the stability of the bike in all maneuvers, the excellent airflow arround your body and helmet, the almost complete lee for your hands on the steering handles, the sound at slow speed silent as a cat, and at 100 km/h the exhaust opens with a restrained growl, revealing the hidden lion, the many admiering looks, the surprise you give most car drivers - and even many motorcycle drivers - when this little beautyfull bike slowly passes by, and suddenly accellerates out of sight.

Mounting my Garmin Zümo 550 GPS on the Fireblade proved to be a special challenge. It was imposibble to obtain a good position of the GPS with any of the mounting fittings available on the market. Only after constructing my own low weight mounting bracket in black anodized aluminum could I obtain a position where it is possible to observe the GPS while still keeping eyes on the road. The mount is elegant and rock steady. It is mounted with the nuts for the left mirror, and it does not block view to any of the bike instrumentation. See this DIY article if you want to know more.

smiley ... Fred

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Posted by Fred (FireBladerDk) 2011-05-09 23:13:16

Hej Søren,

min CBR1000RR08 starter altid med det samme og stadig med det originale batteri her ved mere end 24.000 km på spedometeret.

Jeg sætter tænding til, venter til viserne har afsluttet testforløbet og benzinpumpen har fået trykket sat op og lyden fra pumpen er stilnet af. Uden at give nogen form for gas trykker jeg så startknappen ind med et fast solidt tryk der sikrer god forbindelse uden afbrydelser. Så starter motoren på mindre end 2 sekunder.

Vær opmærksom på at dersom du med varm motor kommer til at give gas eller fumler med trykket på startknappen så starten bliver afbrudt, bliver motoren MEGET nemt druknet, og så skal der startes med udluftningsprocedure (se håndbogen side 88) og beskrivelsen her (godt nok for CBF1000A, men det samme motor hvad det angår).

smiley ... Fred

Posted by Søren 2011-04-28 22:26:05

Hej Fred,

Jeg har læst nogle indlæg om at der har været start problemer med denne maskine? Jeg har en magen til og den driller mig helt vildt, jeg er nødt til at køre rundt med start kabler.

Jeg har skiftet batteri, og den lader fint og alt det der. Der er ingen logik i hvornår den gerne vil starte og hvornår den ikke kan starte :o(

Har du oplevet det samme? hvis ja hvd var så løsningen?

hilsen

Søren

Ps. Den mest perfekte cykel jeg nogen sinde har oplevet ( når den starter )