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Old 05-09-2012, 11:20 AM   #3331
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Mermite Panniers on My Hawk

Just finished making some aluminum panniers for my Nighthawk using some information from Hondo's thread on the same. I made a few changes. I modified a givi tubular rack for a Vstrom that I found on Ebay.

I'll give these a good test next week on a 5 day trip to the NC mountains.

Details on the construction are located at http://dalewarren.blogspot.com/








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Old 05-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #3332
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Nice looking panniers!! That looks to be a rock solid mount! I envy your fabrication skills.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #3333
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Wow! Nice cans Dude!
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:05 AM   #3334
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Wow! Nice cans Dude!
Hey...keep your eyes up....
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:24 PM   #3335
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Ok, long overdue pics of my new(to me)750S. Pardon my shite camera and I haven't cleaned the bike yet;

The good;



The Bad;





The Ugly;



The mileage;



The video;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7954916...in/photostream
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:28 PM   #3336
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I always see exhaust and plastics to fit the '84-'86 nighthawk on eBay all the time. Time to go shopping :)
Congrats on the purchase. She needs some TLC for sure, but looks solid and worth restoring.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #3337
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I always see exhaust and plastics to fit the '84-'86 nighthawk on eBay all the time. Time to go shopping :)
Congrats on the purchase. She needs some TLC for sure, but looks solid and worth restoring.
You know, its like the flaws make the bike for me. I can live with them at least for the time being. May look for a 4 into 1 eventually.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:30 PM   #3338
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pics. maybe

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Old 05-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #3339
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Here it is my first Honda (red the fastest color) . My friend and I learned how to ride on his dad's 72 red CB 350. And I swore I'd get A red Honda someday , well 40 years later here it is YEEHAA . As an aside why do you have to download pics. from another site? Weren't we able to download them directly at one time? This is alot for my 1957 model brain
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #3340
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Here it is my first Honda (red the fastest color) . My friend and I learned how to ride on his dad's 72 red CB 350. And I swore I'd get A red Honda someday , well 40 years later here it is YEEHAA . As an aside why do you have to download pics. from another site? Weren't we able to download them directly at one time? This is alot for my 1957 model brain
Nice colour!! I see you have the Hondaline windshield mounted. I also have one put away for a "rainy day". I am looking for a sissy bar bag exactly like yours.
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You know, its like the flaws make the bike for me. I can live with them at least for the time being. May look for a 4 into 1 eventually.
I hear you. These machines were meant to be ridden, hard. How does it sound?
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:31 PM   #3342
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I hear you. These machines were meant to be ridden, hard. How does it sound?
Did you not watch the video I shot on my 7 year old point and shoot? The bike sounds great; when I first start it and let it warm up, the idle sounds.... muscular. When you are riding it, it sings. Top of the revs?

I suspect you will get to hear it in person sooner or later. I'm pretty enthralled with it.

Does the regular 750 share exhausts with the 750s or 700s? I'm looking for new exhaust, something I won't need to rejet the carbs. Can't find much for the 750s.

Also, any idears on where to find some oem or similar turn signals?
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Did you not watch the video I shot on my 7 year old point and shoot? The bike sounds great; when I first start it and let it warm up, the idle sounds.... muscular. When you are riding it, it sings. Top of the revs?

I suspect you will get to hear it in person sooner or later. I'm pretty enthralled with it.

Does the regular 750 share exhausts with the 750s or 700s? I'm looking for new exhaust, something I won't need to rejet the carbs. Can't find much for the 750s.

Also, any idears on where to find some oem or similar turn signals?
I don't think the two share the same exhaust. Again, eBay seems to have just about everything you would want. You can also purchase new reproduction signals from eBay (made in Taiwan) for a fraction of the Honda price.
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I don't think the two share the same exhaust. Again, eBay seems to have just about everything you would want. You can also purchase new reproduction signals from eBay (made in Taiwan) for a fraction of the Honda price.
Do you have a link? I can't seem to find anything. The signals would be great, I think I may just patch the exhaust with j-b weld for the time being. The wife would kill me if I bought new exhaust right now.

-EDIT- I just ordered a set of stays for the front and rear right turn signals.
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Do you have a link? I can't seem to find anything. The signals would be great, I think I may just patch the exhaust with j-b weld for the time being. The wife would kill me if I bought new exhaust right now.

-EDIT- I just ordered a set of stays for the front and rear right turn signals.
You would be amazed what a bit of elbow grease, 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper, and 0000 steel wool + metal polish can achieve with dull chrome! Of course, it will never be "show chrome", but you can really improve the look of tired exhaust/mufflers.

The only issue I had with my NH750 was some very light pitting on the top of both mufflers. It really bugged the crap out of me. Metal polish, unfortunately, wouldn't remove them, but 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper removed them like they were butter. Pits, if not removed and sealed with wax, will only get worse and lead to rust holes. I followed up with a good polish using Blue Magic metal polish. They absolutely shine now.

Good to hear you found the stays.
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