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Old 12-27-2006, 07:16 AM   #16
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The earlier Nighthawks seem to be much less of a budget bike and had alot of nice parts, i.e. gear indicator, dual discs, rear disc, shaft drive, adjustable suspension,more aluminum less steel.
These look like the makings of a great commuter, if a good deal comes my way, I'm on it

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BTW is that a Campbell's soup can up on the fairing?
Yep, no doubt living on as an ashtray
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:12 PM   #17
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Nice bikes, lots of 'em here in Japan. I've always wondered why Honda didn't put a shaft drive on 'em like the CBX750 Horizon.

I had one of those back in the 80's. I bought it at a wrecking yard. It had cosmetic damage and a broken shift drum. ($275) I had to split the cases to put in another one. I did it in a metal utility building in Alabama in August. It was a great MC. I traded it for a Trans Am of course.
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:35 PM   #18
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What the best way to jack up a Nighthawk? I need to change my tires, don't have a center stand, and a ATV lift would not work well for me as I don't have a garage to store it in, my shop is in the basement.

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Old 12-28-2006, 01:05 PM   #19
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How many SCs made it to super high mileage?
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:54 PM   #20
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What the best way to jack up a Nighthawk? I need to change my tires, don't have a center stand, and a ATV lift would not work well for me as I don't have a garage to store it in, my shop is in the basement.

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The ATV lift doesn't work too well without modification because of the way the pipes wrap under the frame. I figured that out after I got the lift home...
anyway, for minor work, I use a hydraulic floor jack under the frame where the center stand would mount and then chock/brace with boards and bricks.
I plan to make some wooden blocks to fit to the frame and attatch to the ATV lift plates soon

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Old 12-31-2006, 04:54 AM   #21
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Corbin vs. stock seat pics

Here are some pics I took before I sold my Corbin seat comparing it against the stock seat. They may be helpful as a visual reference for someone considering the Corbin




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Old 12-31-2006, 12:52 PM   #22
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Just picked this baby up 2 hours ago;






Needs new tires and carbs cleaned from sitting so long, time to do some tire research.. anyone put knobbies on their nighthawk
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:19 PM   #23
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I rode a 1992 for about 4 years. Put about 40,000 miles on it. All in all a very nice motorcycle. Dirt cheap maintenance. No valve adjustments. Didn't do anything to mine but a chain once, maybe twice, and tires. Smallish tank range and a growing desire for touring caused me to sell mine and by a Kawasaki Concours. The Nighthawk is a very good motorcycle, no doubt about it! Highly recommended.

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Old 12-31-2006, 01:38 PM   #24
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Just picked this baby up 2 hours ago
Very Jealous! Love the silver engine. I need to get me one.
I forgot how cool it was to tour with a UJM and a plexi screen.
What kinda backrest/luggage rack is that? Very cool indeed!
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:35 PM   #25
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Here is my Nighthawk in the interior in Siberia on my around the world ride in 2004:





Not quite the round-the-world bike most people vision, is it!
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Old 01-01-2007, 12:13 AM   #26
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About the Corbin

I got the Gunfighter and Lady model (the one shown above) because I heard it was lower than the stock. In fact, it is, but it's also wider, splaying your legs out and defeating any advantage in lessened height for shorter riders like me.

It's also harder and needs some modification to fit on the bike as the lock doesn't line up as it comes from Corbin.

A lot of people think it's a great seat but I sent mine back for a refund the same day, so just be aware of what you're buying into.

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Old 01-01-2007, 01:45 AM   #27
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Here is my Nighthawk in the interior in Siberia on my around the world ride in 2004
You are the man!
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Old 01-01-2007, 05:49 AM   #28
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Thumb Looks familiar

I got my '85 CB700SC through Adventure Rider in July, and have put a bit over 5K on it so far, mainly commuting. It's much more comfortable and stable on the highway than the sv650 she replaced. The sub-100 mile range is a nuisance, and it needs a new valve cover gasket, but she handles the hearty use (and abuse) admirably.

Farkles have been minimal:
Auxilary brakelight LED strip
12v accessory jack for electric vest
RAM-Mount on handlebar for GPS
Formotion spot-clock on the mirror

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Old 01-01-2007, 08:36 AM   #29
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Corbin seats

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I got the Gunfighter and Lady model (the one shown above) because I heard it was lower than the stock. In fact, it is, but it's also wider, splaying your legs out and defeating any advantage in lessened height for shorter riders like me.

It's also harder and needs some modification to fit on the bike as the lock doesn't line up as it comes from Corbin.

A lot of people think it's a great seat but I sent mine back for a refund the same day, so just be aware of what you're buying into.

Jay S
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I found out the same thing on my F4i, hard, heavy, ill fitting. Ebayed it two days after I got it. Compared to my dr650 the NH seat is a couch, but if some are bothered by it, I would heartily recommend cutting out half the factory foam and replacing it with memory type foam. Woirked miracles on the brick of a seat on the DR, for less than $20.
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Old 01-01-2007, 08:52 AM   #30
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Got some stuff done

Weather was beautiful here Saturday, so I got my new tank mounted, carbs re-jetted, Uni filter installed, -1 front sprocket installed and oil changed. I shimmed the carb needles and drilled the slides, went from 112 to 117.5 on the main jets. Bike pulls harder, but not nearly the difference carb mods made on my DR650. The bottom end is still soft so I think I'm gonna cut of the limiting caps on the idle screws and richen it up a bit.
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