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Old 05-03-2012, 07:16 PM   #3316
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my first honda

After 12 years and 10 bikes , my first Honda,a 92 750 Nighthawk 35k red $1395 . Road it all day today with the windshield and backrest/luggage rack. I took pictures , how do I post them again?????

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:09 AM   #3317
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Congrats. What did you end up getting for it?

Looking forward to pics of the 750 when you get it all sorted and cleaned.
I got what I paid for it four years ago, $1,000.

Picked up the 750 last night. Rode it home on the Linc last night, 110 kph in fourth gear, oh my sweet music. getting the safety hopefully on Wednesday, my next day off. Register it the same day and it's off to the races. I figure I'll go to Ultimate cycle and have them throw on some new front brakes for me, they feel a bit soft. Oil change and shaft drive gear oil changed while I'm at it and call it good.

I'll get some pics up, she ain't perfect, but she's got it where it counts. Although my 2 year old daughter did say "Oh Daddy, it's beautiful!".
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #3318
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For you GTA (Canada) riders, there's a meet and greet in Dover tomorrow...

http://www.gtamotorcycle.com/vbforum...AM-to-whenever
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:22 PM   #3319
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I am fairly new to my 2001 Nighthawk 750, so I don't know what is normal. I have noticed slight rings on my lower fork tubes. No dripping or wetness, more like a very slight film. It seems be the same on both sides. Is this normal? Most of my previous motorcycles had fork gators, so I never took notice of whether or not the lower fork tubes had any film on them. BTW, the vertical white lines on the lower photo are the effects of the flash. Both tubes are perfect -- no scratches whatsoever. I am assuming that a very thin film of oil on the forks is normal, because the seals do not remove or 'scrape' off all of the oil from the surface of the fork as the lower tube slides up and down.






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Old 05-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #3320
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You worry too much, that's perfectly normal in my experience.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:10 PM   #3321
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You worry too much, that's perfectly normal in my experience.
You are probably right :)

On the advice of another forum member, I carefully pryed off the dust covers to see if there's oil residue on top of the seals -- indicative of blown seals. Thankfully, inspection reveals no leakage. The seals are bone dry. All is well!

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Old 05-06-2012, 05:24 PM   #3322
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After seeing Deadly's "Wee hawk", I was inspired to someday find one myself. Well, I finally did a couple of weeks ago and now am enjoying it. Not sure how I ever missed a do it all bike like this before...

Found a 2000 750 with 1730 miles on it. Apparently, it was used for one year then sat for eleven. When the dealer I purchased it from got a hold of it it had done:
  • Carbs all rebuilt
  • Tank drained and flushed
  • Lot of cleaning
  • New air filter
  • Oil change
  • Lubed of chain and sprockets
  • Replaced tires

I've added:
  • Lots of elbow grease
  • Another oil change after putting 350 miles on it
  • GPS
  • Temp gauge (outside)
  • Windshield
  • Engine guards
  • Center Stand
  • Bags

I think all to do next is continuing the clean-up and someday add a Corbin saddle.





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Old 05-06-2012, 05:27 PM   #3323
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It doesn't get any nicer than that! Well done and congrats.
I thought I scored with an '01 with 5045 miles! :)
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #3324
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You guys are really makin it hard on me to narrow down my next bike.

I could of swore my next pick was between a Magna or a Vmax.....


Now I am looking at Nighthawks again... FFS!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #3325
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Nice 750! Very clean, congrats!
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:11 AM   #3326
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Stahl, Nice setup so far! I have the Motocentric Sport Sides as well. I opted for the roll tail bag instead of the Sport tail bag for a little extra space. Like the Slipstream windshield. you will find that the upper post "wingnuts bolts" used to tighten angle adjust will break off quickly. I found small same threaded hex headed bolts that can be tightend with pliers or socket. Nice find !
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:55 AM   #3327
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Anyone know where I can find a clymers/Haynes manual for a 1985 Nighthawk 750S? I can't seem to find one.

Gracias in advance
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:57 AM   #3328
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I'm looking for info on the the tail racks that were once available for the CB700 Nighthawk S 84'-86' Cant find anything online
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #3329
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5045 is an awesome find! Getting harder all the time to find low mileage NightHawks. I was looking for a while.

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It doesn't get any nicer than that! Well done and congrats.
I thought I scored with an '01 with 5045 miles! :)
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:38 PM   #3330
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Thanks. I had opted fo the sport tail bag as it was on a different bike before this one. Finally decided to get "universal bags" as buying custom Touratech panniers are costly and not too transferrable should you sell the bike.

Thanks also, for the heads-up about the "wingnut bolts", I'll swap them out before failure.

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Stahl, Nice setup so far! I have the Motocentric Sport Sides as well. I opted for the roll tail bag instead of the Sport tail bag for a little extra space. Like the Slipstream windshield. you will find that the upper post "wingnuts bolts" used to tighten angle adjust will break off quickly. I found small same threaded hex headed bolts that can be tightend with pliers or socket. Nice find !
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