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Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By The Kurgan
In stock form, the Nighthawk is pretty bare...

In stock form, the Nighthawk is pretty bare bones, but many like it that way. It's kind of like going "back to basics" and for some of us, that is what motorcycling is all about. In an effort to keep...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 09:41 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
sorry, double post.

sorry, double post.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 07:42 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
I also noticed that my NH speedo was very close...

I also noticed that my NH speedo was very close to the speed indicated on my GPS... only about 2 km/hr difference! Better than all other motorcycles I've owned.

I also noticed how throaty my NH...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
Hey guys, let's see some GPS set-ups on your...

Hey guys, let's see some GPS set-ups on your 'hawks!
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
The seat looks great, and probably very...

The seat looks great, and probably very comfortable. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 05:26 AM
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Posted By The Kurgan
I had a similar problem. I removed the valve...

I had a similar problem. I removed the valve cover, spent a chunk of time scraping off all the factory adhesive from both the valve cover and gasket (reusable and perfectly fine), and resealed using...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
I am now very thankful that this thread lives on,...

I am now very thankful that this thread lives on, and that there's such a wealth of information here. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
No more than butt to vinyl contact. The sheep...

No more than butt to vinyl contact. The sheep skin is interesting... I find it warm in the fall and cool in the summer. The only thing I do is roll it up when the bike is parked in the sun. I sat on...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 08:07 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
I also have a New Zealand sheep skin seat cover,...

I also have a New Zealand sheep skin seat cover, and while I love my Corbin, the sheep skin seat cover is still used for long hauls because it lets my a$$ breath. :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 02:53 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
Well, adding the Supertrapp "performance end cap"...

Well, adding the Supertrapp "performance end cap" certainly prods the beast :) I suppose excitement to me is a rare day off to explore some back roads knowing my trusty NH will always get me home.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 05:16 AM
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Posted By The Kurgan
OK... I have a question... because this...

OK... I have a question... because this motorcycle is so dullfully reliable, how I can I rekindle the excitement? :D:1drink Does it need "character flaws" to keep it interesting? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 05:13 AM
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Posted By The Kurgan
Personally, this excellent thread, and the people...

Personally, this excellent thread, and the people on it, are just as helpful. If you have a Nighthawk question, there are many experts that will chime in.
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 03:44 PM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
I know you said no to Corbin, but I have to say,...

I know you said no to Corbin, but I have to say, mine fits "like a glove". At the very least, try to copy the styling. No sliding in to the tank, and my wife/son sit perched up high away from my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By The Kurgan
To add to excellent advice above... start the...

To add to excellent advice above... start the bike and check to make sure the tachometer works and that the idle is smooth. It should idle after 30 seconds, or so, without the choke.

Sent from my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 09:10 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
Many reasons: -- easy to maintain -- easy to...

Many reasons:
-- easy to maintain
-- easy to fix in the very rare incident that something breaks
-- I can modify them to go fast
-- I can tweek them to handle well
-- they fit me well
-- they...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 08:09 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
Buying a beater project that is more or less all...

Buying a beater project that is more or less all there, but the top end needs to be rebuilt and it definitely needs new rings. Thinking about new over-bore pistons. Weisco makes a forged 836 kit.
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 03:09 AM
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Posted By The Kurgan
Anybody here rebore to a larger discplacement? ...

Anybody here rebore to a larger discplacement?

Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 04:27 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
Make sure you have some sort of roadside...

Make sure you have some sort of roadside assistance plan! :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2014, 05:48 PM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
Well, that answers my question about whether or...

Well, that answers my question about whether or not you can turbo a CB750 Nighthawk motor! :D
Loving the paint work!
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By The Kurgan
It's all good... dirty 'hawks and clean 'hawks !...

It's all good... dirty 'hawks and clean 'hawks ! :1drink

I ride her and end the day with a wash 'n wax whenever I can. Often, just a good dusting and damp rag is all she needs. I get plenty of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 07:16 PM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
Here's my '01 with a "Tool Tube" installed this...

Here's my '01 with a "Tool Tube" installed this afternoon. 15 minute job. I used a stainless Supertrapp exhaust hanger bracket and two heavy duty, UV-proof zip ties. Secure and solid. There's a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By The Kurgan
Sad news. But, what a legacy for future...

Sad news. But, what a legacy for future designers! The best of the best.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 05:27 AM
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Posted By The Kurgan
Always nice to see somebody breath new life into...

Always nice to see somebody breath new life into a worthy motorcycle. Looking good!
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 05:26 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
Thanks for sharing. At least there's an...

Thanks for sharing. At least there's an aftermarket alternative when it comes time to replace my rotor. Nice luggage to!
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 10:57 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
let's see a photo of your front rotor set-up. :D

let's see a photo of your front rotor set-up. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By The Kurgan
I've been sticking with the OEM Dunlop K505's. I...

I've been sticking with the OEM Dunlop K505's. I get about 12,000-15,000 km out of them. The fronts usually last longer, but I always replace them as a pair.
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
I clean my drum after each rear tire change. They...

I clean my drum after each rear tire change. They usually never need more than a quick wipe. I bet I could get away with cleaning them every other tire change or every 30,000 km :)
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 04:33 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
Agreed. Rear drums are dead easy to maintain. A...

Agreed. Rear drums are dead easy to maintain. A can of brake cleaner is a great investment. People often 'dis "cheapo" rear drums, but in truth, my drum works just as well, if not better, than every...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 41,145
Posted By The Kurgan
Sadly, every motorcycle I've ever owned was...

Sadly, every motorcycle I've ever owned was boring...
see my signature for the list!

However, I took my boring, efficient, reliable, smooth running 2001 Nighthawk 750 and gave it some character...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
I like those smoke signal lenses davevv! I also...

I like those smoke signal lenses davevv! I also like the early red paint. Much nicer than the 2003 red, IMHO.
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 04:41 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
No "gotchas"... these later generation Nighthawks...

No "gotchas"... these later generation Nighthawks are among the most solid, well built motorcycles you will find. Most consider them the "last of the good Hondas". The turn signals are readily...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
I have the same problem, and it started after I...

I have the same problem, and it started after I installed my Hondaline backrest. It does it with both the factory seat and Corbin seat. After a bit of fiddling, it engages. I think the problem is...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
Stabil is a good idea and make sure the tank is...

Stabil is a good idea and make sure the tank is topped up! You might want to give some of the exposed metal bits a good WD40 spray... but that's just me.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
I might run an extension cord to the shed in the...

I might run an extension cord to the shed in the middle of the winter and give it a 5-hour trickle charge. However, I'm not too worried about it. It was fully charged a month ago, and I still haven't...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2013, 03:57 PM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
As of a few months ago, I can confirm the centre...

As of a few months ago, I can confirm the centre stands are still available from Honda. I still don't have one as I never found a need for one. I just use a standard scissor jack under the swing-arm...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
I have factory airbox and factory jetting with a...

I have factory airbox and factory jetting with a Supertrapp full system lightweight stainless exhaust and 7 discs, which has more or less emulated factory backpressure. I get very mild popping on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,176
Posted By The Kurgan
Great ride report, looking forward to your...

Great ride report, looking forward to your progress. Please also keep us up-to-date on the performance of your Nighthawk 750... as I want to do something similar with my Nighthawk, but a Canadian...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
The fluid in the brake caliper side fork always...

The fluid in the brake caliper side fork always turns black/grey early... a known characteristic of this model. It may be due to increased flexing (from braking action) and/or increased heating on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4,619
Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
That almost defies logic! :rofl

That almost defies logic! :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2013, 04:10 AM
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Views: 905,782
Posted By The Kurgan
I really like the Hondaline windshield for three...

I really like the Hondaline windshield for three main reasons: it's not handlebar mounted, as that limited real estate is used by my RAM mounts, it's a super rigid mounting solution, and it actually...
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