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It's summertime now and the rain has gotten warmer. Where are you planning to explore then huh?

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Honda CBF125 Service Check Short A brief guide to getting the ECU computer error codes out of a Honda CBF125
More Brecon Beacons It's all waterfalls and nature today with a little motorcycling thrown in.
Breathtaking Bute Sharon would like a lazy, laid back and chilled day. Unfortunately she has brought a "Ren" with her. He's not so bad when he stops flapping.
Somewhere Between Heaven and Merthyr Tydfil What can the Brecon Beacons offer and is Merthyr Tydfil as bad as the media would have us believe? The Dynamic Muppets find out to save you the trouble.
Honley 125 Oil Change & Filter Clean Borsuk is learning the hard way that NOTHING on a motorcycle is as simple as it seems. Or as it ought to be.
Sunshine And Mould With scorching temperatures forecast in a change to the usual script Sharon and Ren are booked into a Gypsy Caravan. Can you guess how that's going to turn out?
Brecon Beacons 2019 A brief trip, a long weekend away in the Brecon Beacons. The weather was good, the accommodation left a little to be desired.
It's Time To Go Home It's the saddest part of any adventure, the return home. All good things must come to an end. Fear not Ren is more than man enough to cope...?
Accidents Happen Part 2 Pocketpete is on the road to some sort of recovery. But it's a rocky road not only physically but emotionally too. The mental aspect of serious accidents is dangerously overlooked
Accidents Happen Part 1 So what happened to Pocketpete? Part one of his traumatic experience covers the first few weeks.
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Latest Posts

Honda CBF125 Service Check Short Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Cheers Bill. My plug does not look anything like an OBDii plug but a quick look on Google suggests there are adaptors. There's also a lot of adaptors from the Honda socket to serial which I guess will plug into a computer and allow some kind of program to see what is going on. I tinker with computers for a living and to be honest I'm not that driven yet to tinker with my bike's computer, but it's good to know I can if the need arises.
22/7/2019 7:46:52 AM UTC
Honda CBF125 Service Check Short Bill said :-
I used to Ren but I am now retired, OBD On Board Diagnostics became legislation on cars and trucks,the industry I was in, OBD2 was the standard we used. The diagnostic socket and pins layout are a set standard.As bikes now have to be Euro 4 they will have some form of OBD you my fi d this article interesting
21/7/2019 11:55:13 PM UTC
Honley 125 Oil Change & Filter Clean Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
The problem with life is it gets in the way of the things we want to be getting on with.
21/7/2019 10:39:44 PM UTC
Honda CBF125 Service Check Short Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
I have in my manual the codes for my CBF125, I'll see if they match any other bikes online. Do you work in the motor trade Bill?
21/7/2019 10:37:57 PM UTC
More Brecon Beacons Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
She didn't with this cat but her own cat at her house does outrank me, by several ranks too.
21/7/2019 9:09:58 PM UTC
Somewhere Between Heaven and Merthyr Tydfil Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Because as yet there is no sat nav that can carry most of the luggage and is handy with a spanner. I know it's not my charm or good looks or my passion in the bedroom.
21/7/2019 8:43:49 PM UTC
More Brecon Beacons Upt'North said :-
Do cats howl?
My only surprise is she didn't put you out and the cat in.
21/7/2019 2:24:25 PM UTC
Somewhere Between Heaven and Merthyr Tydfil Upt'North said :-
Why does she put up with Ren?
You're a treasure Sharon.
21/7/2019 2:18:20 PM UTC
Honley 125 Oil Change & Filter Clean Borsuk said :-
Not yet. Been too busy with finishing off other higheroriotity house projects and getting our caravan ready for a trip. I have the whole of Monday evening to get it out and the valve clearances done before giving it on loan one of my stepsons to use to practice for his A2 test.
20/7/2019 10:01:33 PM UTC
Honda CBF125 Service Check Short Bill said :-
Diagnostic codes are l believe EU legation industry standard, they have a few spare codes non emission related that can be manufacturer specific.Thats how it works for the truck and car industry.
20/7/2019 7:12:13 PM UTC
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Latest Chit-Chat

Go To Chit-Chat Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
The thing that got windows 10 to work for me is the search box, bottom left. I don't use the menus much, if I want Visual Studio I type Visual Studio in there, if I want Irfanview I type Irfanview in there. Don't use the tiles, problem solved.
22/7/2019 7:49:11 AM UTC
Ian Soady said :-
There are still lots of people using XP. It took years to wean my wife off it, and then only by using a shell so that the Windows 10 interface looks like the XP one.

Actually, I prefer that myself - can't stand those tiles & things......
21/7/2019 2:11:23 PM UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
I must say though the scrambler look 'Zuma 250 is very nice.
20/7/2019 3:05:38 PM UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
No, no the JavaScript that starts the auto-upload won't work on "older" browsers. What surprises me Henrik is that you even have a computer that still uses Windows 8.1 and probably Internet Explorer. Windows 8.1 is already out of mainstream support apparently.

I'd suggest installing Chrome or Firefox or Opera, I use Opera.
20/7/2019 1:58:11 PM UTC
Henrik said :-
Pic opload not working from W8.1 ,.. I try now from android
Posted Image
20/7/2019 11:28:16 AM UTC
Henrik said :-
We all know what makes the non-"F" standard Zuma ugly, and that's the obscure tank-side-indicator panels

What a coinsidanse, they are also a PITA at service, and makes it impossible to asses and inspect water :-(

If I keep the bike, and don't just get the new DL250 insteadt I will make some mods:

1. Exchange all 6 side-body parts with just low cover-plate
2. Make holders each side for the two Givi 2.5L extra fuel cans, where the indicators are now
3. Put on new small E-marked halogen indicators on the light-house
4. Make custom windshield over the headlamp, with small luggage-holde just over headlamp, GPS holder inside
5. Rebuild wheels for Tube using Street Pilot TL/TT tires, (this will be done soon in any case)

There is many scramblers turning GW2500 into a nice looking bike, the picture here is just an example that shows water-tank also being asses-able
20/7/2019 11:20:52 AM UTC
Ian Soady said :-
I feel for you all.....

Two screws to remove the access plate to adjust the Norton valve clearances (just free to rotate).
20/7/2019 10:36:51 AM UTC
Upt'North said :-
You are duly invited to remove the plastics on the Pan next time I need to get in there. And remember Honda fit twice as many fasteners to every other maker.
Just check the radiator level, that'll be 5 lumps to remove, etc.
19/7/2019 4:15:28 PM UTC
Henrik said :-
Hmmm, got it, the only kind of true pity is self-pity, got it,... :-)
19/7/2019 3:07:18 PM UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Well at least my technical updates are working.

Upt - that is a magnificent image right there pal. You need that printed and mounted.

Henrik - 7 body parts and a water reservoir? Easy peasy, tell you what I'll bring my 500 over and see how you get on with that huh.
19/7/2019 1:43:55 PM UTC

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