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Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Regarding the unavailability of the NH forum...

Regarding the unavailability of the NH forum (www.nighthawk-forums.com):

In one of my previous careers I was a System Admin at NASA. We occasionally had server problems (software or hardware) but...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
I sent a message to one of the admins (hondo) to...

I sent a message to one of the admins (hondo) to alert him to the problem..
Forum: Road Warriors 10-28-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Congratulations on your find! :beer Sometimes...

Congratulations on your find! :beer
Sometimes the return port (sometimes called the compensating port) clogs in the master cylinder. When the brake fluid can't return from the caliper to the...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-25-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
My '98 has the same slight bend...

My '98 has the same slight bend...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Nice score! You'll enjoy riding this restored...

Nice score! You'll enjoy riding this restored bike! :beer
Forum: Road Warriors 04-21-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Just checked the forum again today. Glad you got...

Just checked the forum again today. Glad you got the manual Mychael! It's invaluable for maintenance work.. :clap
Forum: Road Warriors 04-21-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Have you tried taking one of the other screws out...

Have you tried taking one of the other screws out and matching it up at Lowes or Home Depot? Harbor Freight sells a metric o-ring selection for practically nothing. The smallest o-ring in the...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-19-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
There's a new service manual available on eBay...

There's a new service manual available on eBay right now for $54.95 and they say they ship worldwide...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-21-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
The shop manual says it should be 1200 +/- 100...

The shop manual says it should be 1200 +/- 100 rpm...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-07-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Looks pretty nice! Good luck on getting it...

Looks pretty nice! Good luck on getting it running!
Forum: Road Warriors 02-02-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Thanks Ray ... great minds think alike, I guess...

Thanks Ray ... great minds think alike, I guess .. :wink:

Thanks Jeff ... a lot of love and a lot of $$ as it turned out. But, it did keep me pretty well occupied for 6 months :nod
Forum: Road Warriors 02-01-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
FT500 Ascot Project Bike (continued)

Wanted to report that the Ascot is now "revived" and I'm enjoying the ride! Here is what it looked like when I picked it up ..
http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab223/radcad/DSC03230s.jpg

Here...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-20-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Truck .. that's terrible! Good luck on getting...

Truck .. that's terrible! Good luck on getting the tach and everything else fixed up!
Forum: Road Warriors 09-17-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Need push rod for rear brake cylinder

Help! The PO lost this part for the FT500 .. it is Honda #43530-MC8-671 and is a threaded push rod for the rear brake cylinder. If any member has one I would be interested in buying it. Thanks......
Forum: Road Warriors 09-15-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
I'm giving it a try with Gunk Motor Flush. I...

I'm giving it a try with Gunk Motor Flush. I drained the oil and removed the oil filter and poured about half a cup of the flush into the cylinder. I'll leave it for a day or so and monitor the...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-14-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
ExTex --- I have the FT500 (1982). What you say...

ExTex --- I have the FT500 (1982). What you say about that extra port on the carb makes sense. I don't know enough about carburetors to realize that they could be synced that way. When I got the...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-14-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Thanks ExTex! I had not noticed that one hose...

Thanks ExTex! I had not noticed that one hose only has 1 clip. That is a good indication (as you point out) that it simply vents to the atmosphere. Now I need to find out the purpose of that...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-13-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
hose routing question

Can anyone verify if I have the carb/petcock hose routing correct? :confused Just want to be sure. Currently, I have carb port 1 connected to petcock port A ... and carb port 2 connected to...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-13-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 72,525
Posted By roadrunnerADV
FT500 Ascot Project Bike

Found an FT500 that had been sitting for about 17 years or so .. here is a picture of the bike when I picked it up.
http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab223/radcad/Ascot/DSC03230s.jpg

To date, I...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-15-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
I have the A650 on a 98 NH. Works good but under...

I have the A650 on a 98 NH. Works good but under high cross winds (>25 mph) it makes the bike harder to handle. :yikes Noticed it makes a summer time ride a bit warmer but expect it to really help...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-26-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
I have the A650 on a '98 Nighthawk and also like...

I have the A650 on a '98 Nighthawk and also like the look. Under high wind conditions it's a little harder to control the bike. Of course, here in the desert, it's almost always windy! :yikes I...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-24-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Nice looking luggage! I've been looking for...

Nice looking luggage! I've been looking for something like this ... placed an order just now -- Thanks! :clap
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Nice!! :clap Is that the Hondaline windscreen?

Nice!! :clap Is that the Hondaline windscreen?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-03-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Thanks Ray for clearing this up!! :clap (I...

Thanks Ray for clearing this up!! :clap (I failed to notice the "stamped" versus "raised" difference)
Forum: Road Warriors 05-03-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
tire date code question

I thought I understood the tire date code scheme until I noticed that my rear Dunlop tire has what "appear" to be 2 different date codes. Hoping that someone in the forum can enlighten me ..:ear
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Forum: Road Warriors 04-14-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Eek Mounting the Hondaline backrest/rack on NH750

Well, I was able to find a Hondaline backrest/rack on eBay! However, it was without the required bolts for mounting it. Luckily, it did come with one of the two spacers required. Home Depot...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-04-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Hondaline backrest/rack on eBay

Hi Joe,
There's one on eBay currently if you are interested.. it is used but does have the hardware apparently. Here is a link
...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-03-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
Antelope Valley Tour

The weather in the morning was ideal and I couldn't think of a reason not to ... so I took a ride around the Antelope Valley and Tehachapi. 128 miles at 54 mpg!

Here are the poppies again --...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-02-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
You can use an image manipulation program to...

You can use an image manipulation program to resize the photo as well as crop. My favorite program currently is called GIMP for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is freely available from...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-21-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
@Bugtussle -- I gave the wrong impression. The...

@Bugtussle -- I gave the wrong impression. The '92 Nighthawk and older bikes have been sold. Still regret selling the '92 as it was fully equipped (including the elusive backrest/rack!) ......
Forum: Road Warriors 03-19-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 1,084,001
Posted By roadrunnerADV
No longer a lurker!

Hello all,

I've been reading and enjoying (and learning lots) from all the posts for several months and finally decided to join up!

I recently got back into cycling after 9 years. My new ride...
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