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[Q&A] SBF CB400 Official Q&A Thread 2009 (PLS ASK YOUR QUESTIONS HERE!)


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Q : when i warm up my bike, one of the headers do not get warmed up at all. the 2nd header from the right..

it is only after i ride for a few km, or sometimes need to open vtec then that particular (or all) headers will be hot..

the other time , when i change spark plugs, one of the spark plugs are wet, not water but kinda oily substance..

so could that 'wet' spark plug be the cause of the unwarmed header?.

well it's not that the headers warmth that is important, but, my idiling is nonsense..

i need to rev it like 1 - 2 k to get it warm up, and it's running on 3 spark plugs i suppose since one of the header never gets warm during cold start..

will there be any harm on riding on 3 spark plugs btw?.

does this happen after every spark plug change? and also, how long after the change?

 

this used to happen on my g4, but its a really old bike. according to my mech, the fuel was soaking my plug, and he told me to ride the bike harder.

 

it hasn't happened since, i changed my riding style *grin*. a lot more fun now.

 

i dont know about the harm of riding on three working plugs, but i cant stand the loss of power, and the sluggish feel. also, you could just change that particular plug, its only like 10 bucks?

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on a seperate note, hi guys, i just got a vtec2 at 80k mileage.

 

i'm a sucker for preventive maintenance, and considering the previous owners havent done any sort of major engine servicing, what should i be doing for the bike, where would be a good place, and how much roughly would it cost?

 

i read up the previous few pages, i saw palmer's post on cam timing, tensioning and valve clearance, and also the guide on servicing intervals.

 

anyone have an idea if these are crucial if i plan to ride this bike for the long term? (eg. extend COE and ride another 10yrs)

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Not the whole electrical system of coz that would take weeks. For instance, you install a horn which is of a higher rating then the current one. You could use a relay and tap the power for the horns from the battery. Make sure there is a fuse between the horn and the battery.

 

Cool idea man... will do it soon, u know how to do it...!? help me out bro..

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spec3.. should be around 9-11k ba..

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Nope you're wrong. I got it from this forums and the shop I always go to is closed for CNY...

 

 

 

So in any case the light on the dashboard will light up before anything serious gets coming right?

 

Anyway, took some pictures this afternoon. This is what I get after parking the bike for 2 - 3 hours. It looks kinda brownish + blackish + a little greenish if I'm not wrong.

 

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Anyone can advise if this is indeed engine oil? Thanks.

 

Ok, just got it checked and it is indeed engine oil. Changed a small little circular thing beside the gear shifter and somewhere near the front sprocket. Anyone knows what is it?? Cost me $18 for that small little thing! :sian:

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how many KM per engine oil change huh?

 

I bought super4 spec 2 not long ago then I also buy car...and forgot..

 

2K? 5K ?

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oh..I thot it's every 2k...since my ride on the bike is more limited nowadays..it's taking a long time to hit even 2k...

 

yes...X Japan rocks..

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oh since you rarely ride.. then you can change earlier lor..

 

have you been to their concert before? if you haven't.. go for 1.. unbelievable.. i went for 2 and i nv regret it..

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i think 2k more for phantom ba.. cls2a should be around 5k.. better EO will last longer.. but seriously.. if i were to take out ur speedo, i dun think u can tell the difference in ur ride be it 2k or 5k or maybe even 8k..

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√ Sudden and late braking

√ Faulty signal lights

√ Superb use of horn

√ Assume road belongs to father

√ Never at fault no matter what happens

√ Tailgating confidence

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oh since you rarely ride.. then you can change earlier lor..

 

have you been to their concert before? if you haven't.. go for 1.. unbelievable.. i went for 2 and i nv regret it..

 

ya lor.. someone go overseas for concert and nv help me buy anything back lor...

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Practical Test Checklist:

√ Sudden and late braking

√ Faulty signal lights

√ Superb use of horn

√ Assume road belongs to father

√ Never at fault no matter what happens

√ Tailgating confidence

Result: YES! You qualify to become a Singapore car driver!

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√ Sudden and late braking

√ Faulty signal lights

√ Superb use of horn

√ Assume road belongs to father

√ Never at fault no matter what happens

√ Tailgating confidence

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I have tried changing my EO after 12000 km....Also same sia...

 

But nowadays i change every 5000km.

 

:D

 

X Japan songs are so nice ! :thumb:

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ya lor.. someone go overseas for concert and nv help me buy anything back lor...

not enough time there leh.. the shop i went nothing much.. all the bike shops there are places where tourists dun go..

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I have tried changing my EO after 12000 km....Also same sia...

 

But nowadays i change every 5000km.

 

:D

 

X Japan songs are so nice ! :thumb:

 

i got a fren who used his EO for more than 10k..... guess where he told me that?

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In the middle of a track session :faint:

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√ Sudden and late braking

√ Faulty signal lights

√ Superb use of horn

√ Assume road belongs to father

√ Never at fault no matter what happens

√ Tailgating confidence

Result: YES! You qualify to become a Singapore car driver!

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see, I use bike only during weekday when my wife drive to work, so each day clock 16km (to and fro)

 

to hit 1600km, I need 100 working days

to hit 3200km, I need 200 working days

to hit 4800km, i need 300 working days (that will be more than 1.5years later if you include weekend and PH).

 

so should I use mileague to gauge or use time to gauge when to change?

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see, I use bike only during weekday when my wife drive to work, so each day clock 16km (to and fro)

 

to hit 1600km, I need 100 working days

to hit 3200km, I need 200 working days

to hit 4800km, i need 300 working days (that will be more than 1.5years later if you include weekend and PH).

 

so should I use mileague to gauge or use time to gauge when to change?

lol bro, definitely time la. 1 year change one time eo, err, i wouldnt do that.

 

alternatively, come join the bike outings, make better use of the s4!

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