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Old 05-08-2014, 09:52 AM   #4336
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This one looks good, a double-decker.

or

this one is waterproof [it sez] and in two sizes

or

this one is a little less ching-ching

I'm still kicking around the idea of soft luggage, but I prefer rigid luggage, at least on a street machine. I'm him-hawing over ordering this up for a top case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER



I plan on copying this for some side case mounts: http://ridingmissouri.webs.com/project3.htm

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Old 05-08-2014, 02:49 PM   #4337
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This. Or just remove the jets and clean them. I used carb cleaner and eventually was able to push wire through and floss them. I used a fine filament of copper wire from a lamp cord that I cut open.
They've usually sucked some trash into the circuits if they're crudded up enough to clog to the level of poking them out.

It's always a better idea to just go ahead and clean each carb completely, replacing the jets as you go. You can even rejet for ethanol 10% fuel, while you're at it.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:58 PM   #4338
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Pulled the carbs apart. Not a single clogged jet. . 2 air screws were at 2.25 turns out and 2 were at 2.5. I'll set them all at 2.5 (I read 2.5-3 is base). At least I know all is well and good in carb land.

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Old 05-09-2014, 02:16 PM   #4339
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Don't use wire, though, use fishing line or a bristle from a nylon brush. Won't wreck your jets.
I guess that'll work if you can push it through. It'll take a pretty fine nylon thread or monofilament line to fit through the tiny pilot jets. The hair-like strands of copper wire work well and are softer than the brass jets so no risk of damage.
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:26 PM   #4340
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My friend's son after enjoying his first Nighthawk CB700SC ride. I rebuilt the top end and gave her a cafe homage last winter. Runs like a top.

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Old 05-09-2014, 02:37 PM   #4341
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Here's an episode of "Hunter" from 1984 with some product placement having the bad guy ride the new '84 Nighthawk.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/112003#i0,p9,d0
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:27 PM   #4342
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Three gorgeous and farkled 750's on Louisville Craigslist.
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:54 AM   #4343
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There out there. I saw a couple nice ones on Pittsburgh CL. Also a 2001 with only 1,300 miles in Berkley Springs WV (eastern panhandle).
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:58 AM   #4344
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I'm looking for some suggestions on making the NH750 a bit more passenger friendly (without buying the corbin). On a short ride with my wife, she felt like she kept being slid forward in the seat, like it's angled forward too much. I'm considering pulling the cover & adding some foam. Anyone do anything similar? Maybe some form of gripper seat cover would be ideal as well. Not seeing many options for that though.

The bike also has a leak at the output shaft. Pulling the sidecover shows that it's pretty dirty in there. I'm going to clean it, and if needed replace the shaft seals. Shouldn't be too bad, but annoying that the bike is marking it's territory

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Old 05-12-2014, 05:41 PM   #4345
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You can add a sheepskin to increase comfort and reduce the slideability coefficient.

Those nagging fixes are just part of owning a classic.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:51 PM   #4346
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You can add a sheepskin to increase comfort and reduce the slideability coefficient.

Those nagging fixes are just part of owning a classic.



Those nagging fixes are just part of owning a motorcycle.

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Old 05-12-2014, 08:04 PM   #4347
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Has anyone noticed the very nice blue 750 Nighrhawk S in the beginning of the "Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit" movie, just before the first time he enters his broker firm?
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:29 PM   #4348
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Just putting out some feelers... my friend has a 1984 CB700sc Nighthawk S that has been sitting in his garage for probably 10 years? the paperwork is in a landfill somewhere and it would probably cost too much to get it registered,pretty sure it wasn't non-op'ed.so the bike is getting parted out. it was bought with the contingency that it has a broken alternator chain but ran.
he has no intentions of getting it going as he has too many projects as it is and just wants the room in his garage.
I'm wondering what kind of demand for parts this thing might have?
he also has a factory service shop repair manual.
I think the bike is complete minus two broken front turn signals.(they're still there, just hanging by the wires)
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:32 PM   #4349
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How much for right foot peg feeler and original seat? Condition ?

Considering replacing these with originals or aftermarket. Not sure which yet.

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Old 05-13-2014, 12:29 AM   #4350
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How much for right foot peg feeler and original seat? Condition ?

Considering replacing these with originals or aftermarket. Not sure which yet.

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No idea on the (I'm assuming foot peg feeler = slider?) I would have to look.
the seat has been re-covered (poorly).
I need to go over and take several pictures still. (after we dig it out) it's going to be a few days before I make it back over there.
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