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Old 11-19-2013, 06:59 AM   #4081
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blatant spamm ...

I've got a couple for sale - Nighthawks, that is; an '82 650 that I'm parting, and a 750cc (also an '82, I think) that needs a little cleanup, but is titled with just 4k miles on it. PM if you have any interest, I'm in Milwaukee WI area.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #4082
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A nighthawk in Atlanta for sale on craigslist



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Old 12-09-2013, 12:30 PM   #4083
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I like that seat/rear end setup compared to stock. I never did like the way the back end looks on the 750's
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:50 PM   #4084
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Question Replacement mercury needed

I loaned my Motion-Pro carb synchronizer to a buddy at work, months later he tells me the mercury is gone from it . Yes, I told him never to let it go horizontal.

Motion-Pro won't sell me any, as they've changed to a different fluid (that of course won't work in my old unit). Does anyboody know where I can get 1.5 oz. of mercury now ???

Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:19 PM   #4085
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #4086
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Nighthawk

I have a 1995 750 nighthawk, and am looking for a center stand and rack with back rest . Any suggestions on the best place to look. Thanks AK B
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:35 PM   #4087
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I have a 1995 750 nighthawk, and am looking for a center stand and rack with back rest . Any suggestions on the best place to look. Thanks AK B
Center stand, maybe your dealer? Not sure if still available but just a few months ago my dealer was able to order my center stand from Honda. Backrest will be more difficult as Honda hasn't be offering them for a while. Ebay maybe?
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #4088
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centerstand

thanks Ridewv. the nighthawks a great bike , looks like you have been at it a while.. :0) Ride safe
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:00 PM   #4089
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I have a 1995 750 nighthawk, and am looking for a center stand and rack with back rest . Any suggestions on the best place to look. Thanks AK B
I've got an OEM rear rack. Pm if you are interested. Center stands may still be available from honda. The racks aren't.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #4090
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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 to clean/oil the chain. For oil changes, I just add a few pieces of wood under the side stand to make the Nighthawk more level. Close enough. Lately, I've been getting a local garage to do my oil/filter changes as I've become a lazy f**k. :)

The rear racks are highly coveted and VERY hard to find, especially in good condition. If drdubb is overing one, I would go for it. I would never part with mine -- very handy and makes a passenger much more secure. It's also great for attaching a sissybar bag.

-18 degrees here. Nighthawk is sitting in the shed under a clean white sheet... in deep hibernation. The tank is filled to the brim, I added stabilizer, which I ran through the carbs, I oiled the chain, and I gave the 'hawk an overall good cleaning and waxing. I didn't bother to pull the battery. It's a sealed gel unit, cost me $99... it should last. We'll see. The oil was changed about 400 kilometres ago and should be fine. I'll change it in the spring. Wishing I could ride her, but no chance. I might fire her up if we get "a warm spell" and let her run to temperature.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:31 PM   #4091
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.....I might fire her up if we get "a warm spell" and let her run to temperature.

Unless you can do it while riding I've understood that to not be a good idea, especially on an air-cooled motor. Something about not getting it completely hot to boil off all moisture will do more harm than good. But in order to get the sump and such fully up to temp for long enough to boil away moisture, you'd be over heating the head.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:06 PM   #4092
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It's a Nighthawk. You could park it at the bottom of a pond over winter and it'll start right up in the springtime.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #4093
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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 to clean/oil the chain. For oil changes, I just add a few pieces of wood under the side stand to make the Nighthawk more level. Close enough. Lately, I've been getting a local garage to do my oil/filter changes as I've become a lazy f**k. :)

The rear racks are highly coveted and VERY hard to find, especially in good condition. If drdubb is overing one, I would go for it. I would never part with mine -- very handy and makes a passenger much more secure. It's also great for attaching a sissybar bag.

-18 degrees here. Nighthawk is sitting in the shed under a clean white sheet... in deep hibernation. The tank is filled to the brim, I added stabilizer, which I ran through the carbs, I oiled the chain, and I gave the 'hawk an overall good cleaning and waxing. I didn't bother to pull the battery. It's a sealed gel unit, cost me $99... it should last. We'll see. The oil was changed about 400 kilometres ago and should be fine. I'll change it in the spring. Wishing I could ride her, but no chance. I might fire her up if we get "a warm spell" and let her run to temperature.

Freezing that battery will probably kill it. Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #4094
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My hawk is currently feeling neglected until my landlord and I can make some storage space to park her under shelter. Currently she's sitting in the drive under 4" of snow. Will need some TLC in the spring, including being due for new rubber anyways and probably a new battery since I haven't pulled the current one. I think the dog and I will run to big R tomorrow and get some stabil.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:00 AM   #4095
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.... and probably a new battery since I haven't pulled the current one. I think the dog and I will run to big R tomorrow and get some stabil.
If you have a pigtail from your battery just plug it in and charge it. If not it'd be about as easy to install a pigtail now as disconnect and remove the battery. Whatever you do do not leave it in a discharged state in the bike or it could freeze and make a mess. A charged battery won't freeze even at -40.
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