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Old 02-01-2012, 07:52 AM   #3106
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Will a center stand from a 86 nighthawk fit my 96? Will aftermarket exhaust work with a center stand?
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #3107
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Will a center stand from a 86 nighthawk fit my 96? Will aftermarket exhaust work with a center stand?
No, The center stand won't likely fit. I think Honda still sells center stands for the modern 750 Nighthawk.
Called a Main Stand.
STAND SET, MAIN
50600-MW3-810
Retail:$161.27 HB Price:$110.88


at http://www.hbhonda.com/fiche_section_detail.asp

Or a bit higher at :
http://shop.richardshondayamaha.com/...MW3MMW34Y0100A


Ask someone else about exhausts, except to say, no performance reason to change from the stock.

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:42 AM   #3108
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...swapped the bars with Protaper SE ATV High bars...AMAZING!!!...
I have seen this mod mentioned a few times now. Could someone describe the benefits for me?
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:22 AM   #3109
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I have seen this mod mentioned a few times now. Could someone describe the benefits for me?
It completely changes the character of the bike, its more of a sport bike feel compared to the cruiser type of feel with the stock bars. More upright to forward body position.

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Old 02-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #3110
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I have seen this mod mentioned a few times now. Could someone describe the benefits for me?
Widens the bars quite a bit. Not lower or at least not much if any...way more comforable though. Yes changes the feel of the bike, but all for the better IMHO.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:17 AM   #3111
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This past winter this is what i have done to both my bikes, it's been a productive winter.

250- Removal of cable style choke and install of plunger style choke, LED's install in gauge and brake light, Starter switch cleaned and fixed, New 32T rear sprocket, and install of luggage rack.

750- New LED's installed in both gauges, tach. mount stud fixed, and install of in-line resistors and mounting bracket.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:37 AM   #3112
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Here are a couple photos of my Nighthawk 700s

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Old 02-03-2012, 05:17 PM   #3113
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Heres my Wee Hawk, bought it weekend before last? Already about to have 700 miles on it since then. Don't care what anyone says. This is a great bike! Light weight, cheap parts, great on gas and dependable. All of which make it a winner in my book. Yeah it can't go on the super slab but who cares? It gets me to and from work and down fourwheeler trails when I want to. To anyone fine with crusing at 55 all day and happy with 60mpg. Get a NightHawk 250



All thats coming from a guy who has owned and ridden 3 or 4 1000cc+ bikes over the past decade.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #3114
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Its not the size of the ship,but the motion of the ocean.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #3115
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If it has 2 wheels and runs then it is worth riding. I still want a TW200. 50 less cc's than your Hawk but great fun to ride.


Dale,

I see in your avatar you have the 350 up and running. How is it progressing?

Ray
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:29 AM   #3116
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Heres my Wee Hawk, bought it weekend before last? Already about to have 700 miles on it since then. Don't care what anyone says. This is a great bike! Light weight, cheap parts, great on gas and dependable. All of which make it a winner in my book. Yeah it can't go on the super slab but who cares? It gets me to and from work and down fourwheeler trails when I want to. To anyone fine with crusing at 55 all day and happy with 60mpg. Get a NightHawk 250



All thats coming from a guy who has owned and ridden 3 or 4 1000cc+ bikes over the past decade.
There is nothing wrong with that bike at all, I have both the 250 and 750 nighthawk, the 250 (aka "The Turd") is a blast to ride and beat on,I'm able to get combined 67 MPG.

You should also rise the needle in the carb, opens up a little more power and change out the rear 33 tooth sprocket for a 32 tooth.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #3117
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putting my 1996 Nighthawk 750 up for auction

As a Nighthawk owner I've been reading this thread for a while now. Full of great tips and comments from the bike's deservedly dedicated fan base. In case anyone is looking for another NH I just put mine up for auction on Ebay. You'll find it after a quick search. The only 1996 on there right now. It's in NJ and in great shape. I expect to take some flack from the readers here but let me just say it pains me to part with it as the bike is great across such a broad range of categories. My only reason for selling is it's a little lacking as a 2-up tourer which is my main concentration so please forgive me. It'd be great if a reader from here was interested. I'd rest easier knowing it was going to a good home.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:49 PM   #3118
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Thought I'd finally say "hi". Here's my 1992 cb750 (not that you haven't seen a black one before )
Garage kept, 62000 miles. Mostly used for commuting.

I couldn't live with out the Givi setup. National cycle f-15 looks good, but doesn't do all that much...


After 14 years of riding through the winter, I've finally installed Oxford Grip Heaterz. Wow.
Just put the GPS and mount on tonight. Here's my new view:

Look ma, no tack needle. Yep, I've got one of *those*.

I've recently re-covered the seat, and re-built the fuel petcock. New Bridgestone BT-023's front and rear.

Next up- I'm thinking of some bars with less pull-back. The height is fine, I just want them a bit straighter.
Any ideas? Anyone have Pro-taper ATV bars on the nighthawk?

Cheers!
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:24 AM   #3119
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tire sizes

Hello again. We've been busy riding and not wrenching, but it is time for new tires. I am having a bit of trouble finding a matching set of tires to fit match the stock sizes. This is on a 250, front is 90/100 18 and rear is 120/90 16.
I can find a rear that matches but the same tire model does not have a front, and vise versa. Also easier to find 130/90 16 and 90/90 18 or 100/90 18. Can some one please let me know what SIZE tires you are using on the little 250's. Honda dealer claims to be able to get stock replacement Dunlops for $270 installed! But I can't find them on motorcycle superstore or other online places.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:14 AM   #3120
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Hello again. We've been busy riding and not wrenching, but it is time for new tires. I am having a bit of trouble finding a matching set of tires to fit match the stock sizes. This is on a 250, front is 90/100 18 and rear is 120/90 16.
I can find a rear that matches but the same tire model does not have a front, and vise versa. Also easier to find 130/90 16 and 90/90 18 or 100/90 18. Can some one please let me know what SIZE tires you are using on the little 250's. Honda dealer claims to be able to get stock replacement Dunlops for $270 installed! But I can't find them on motorcycle superstore or other online places.
Thanks in advance.

BRad
I just went through this, and after some digging and talking to people I ended up with the Kenda K657 in 100/90-18 & a stock sized rear. Hasn't seemed to change the bike at all, happy with the purchase. http://www.ironpony.com/ironponydire...UCTS-18-100-90

Good luck.
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