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Old 04-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #3241
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Hi from Ontario. Not new to riding, but new to Nighthawks (CB750). I just picked up a mint, low mileage 2001. This is my "re-entry" into the two-wheeled world. I wanted something simple, reliable, easy-to-maintain, and just plain comfortable to ride. This seems to be "it". She don't look too bad either.

I just ordered a National Cycle F-16 touring windscreen. That should complete the look and provide me with reasonable wind protection on longer runs. I can't wait to really stretch her legs. So far, she runs like a dream. Really loving the old school air-cooled lump and the uber comfortable riding position.

She also came with a pair of new MotoGear saddle bags. They seem to really fit well on the Nighthawk, and they hold their shape.















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Old 04-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #3242
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Looks brand new, ..
If you ever want to carry passenger, may want to consider have sissy bar and tailrack, center stand makes cleaning/lubing the chain much easier, my 98 came with those items.. and a Corbin seat:

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #3243
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Yep, looking for a backrest as well. They seem hard to find.
What year NH750 is yours?
Otherwise, once I have my F-16 windscreen fitted, she'll be perfect for now.
Progressive shocks might be on my list in the future if I plan to keep her.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #3244
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Yep, looking for a backrest as well. They seem hard to find.
What year NH750 is yours?
Otherwise, once I have my F-16 windscreen fitted, she'll be perfect for now.
Progressive shocks might be on my list in the future if I plan to keep her.
Backrest+luggage rack on fleebay

Mine is a 98 model with 16k mi. when I bought it last Sept. now has little more than 18k. it also came with a stainless steel brake line.
I fitted a fork brace earlier this year..
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:30 PM   #3245
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Backrest+luggage rack on fleebay

Mine is a 98 model with 16k mi. when I bought it last Sept. now has little more than 18k. it also came with a stainless steel brake line.
I fitted a fork brace earlier this year..
Now you had to do it. I was planning on looking next month after my bank account "settles down"
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #3246
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:02 AM   #3247
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Great looking bike!

Tell us about the tank. It not paint, is it? Decal?
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:23 AM   #3248
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Great looking bike!

Tell us about the tank. It not paint, is it? Decal?
Just a strip of adhesive vinyl film. 3M product I think. "Carbon Look" print. It serves to protect the tank, and the colours match perfectly to the black painted bike with silver decals. I have used the same vinyl film on other things, and it really lasts -- in all weather. Good stuff. Easy to cut, easy to apply.

BTW, my NH750 started life in Maryland. The second owner made the trip to buy it, as late model Nighthawks don't seem to exist north of the border. He trailered it up to Ontario, put about 2000 miles on it, and then I bought it.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:03 AM   #3249
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Guys, quick question regarding tire pressure on the NH750...

I have a new set of factory spec tires. I am currently running 29 front, 30 rear. OK for solo?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:30 AM   #3250
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Does anyone have a good instruction set / link on how to best change the fork oil in a NH250? To the best of my knowledge, ours has the original oil, and the front end dives pretty good on hard braking.. would this help correct that? What oil would do well in the forks?

This aspect of maintenance is new to me. I'm all for tackling it, just would like some data on how before I mess it up.
If you want to do your own maintenance, you need a Service Manual for the bike. I recommend the genuine Honda manuals, but Clymer manuals are better than guessing, but they usually cover several bikes and that can be confusing. Actually, I usually have both manuals.


EBay usually has good prices.. http://motors.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_...&_sop=15&_sc=1


Your forks may be low on oil and a change of oil and back to the correct amount should help.
My Honda dealer sells genuine Honda fork oil at a comopetative price, but you can use ATF if you have to save $.

You may want to joint this forum also: http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:23 PM   #3251
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I installed the National Cycle F-16 Touring windshield today.























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Old 04-12-2012, 06:44 AM   #3252
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An interesting look at the specifications for each non-supersport motorcycle that I have owned, excluding scooters :)
The 2001 Honda CB750 Nighthawk is highlighted in yellow and is consistently third last. Obviously, I cannot quantify comfort, "cool factor", or ease-of-maintenace, where the NH wins. If you want the Excel doc or a higher resolution JPEG, let me know.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #3253
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If you want to do your own maintenance, you need a Service Manual for the bike. I recommend the genuine Honda manuals, but Clymer manuals are better than guessing, but they usually cover several bikes and that can be confusing. Actually, I usually have both manuals.


EBay usually has good prices.. http://motors.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_...&_sop=15&_sc=1


Your forks may be low on oil and a change of oil and back to the correct amount should help.
My Honda dealer sells genuine Honda fork oil at a comopetative price, but you can use ATF if you have to save $.

You may want to joint this forum also: http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php

Ride safely,
Ok, I have one of these now, and the process for simply changing the oil is... Simple. Really easy.
Will ATF or 10W oil (Clymer recommends either) stiffen it up from where it is now, or will it be the same as it currently reacts just with newer oil in it? Basically, will I notice an improvement in front end dive / mushyness? Thanks!
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #3254
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Getting ready to ride the Natchez Trace with a couple of other nighthawkers. Packed and ready to go.

The ride report.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780765
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:53 PM   #3255
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Loving the ride report. Thanks for sharing!
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