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Old 07-04-2012, 01:58 PM   #3421
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Anyone install stainless brake lines on the front of a Nighthawk S?

I'm looking for more stopping power.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:09 PM   #3422
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Anyone install stainless brake lines on the front of a Nighthawk S?

I'm looking for more stopping power.
Hey gtackett, I just installed some Spiegler lines last week on my 86'. I was looking for more stopping power too but they really didn't help as much as I hoped, I would say 10-15% better braking.

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #3423
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I got a huge improvement with changing to scientered pads, stainless steel lines, rebuilding the front calipers and replacing the master cylinder. It takes a "systems" approach. I can chirp the front tires now.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #3424
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I got a huge improvement with changing to scientered pads, stainless steel lines, rebuilding the front calipers and replacing the master cylinder. It takes a "systems" approach. I can chirp the front tires now.
Ideally, the whole system is probably the way to go. My 85' still has the orig pads. I may swap out pads only first. The feel at the lever feels firm, not mushy.

Any pad suggestions?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:19 AM   #3425
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+1 on sintered pads and a 'system approach'. I tried the EBC (brand) 'Double-H' pads (www.ebcbrakes.com). The HH friction rating is the highest you can get they say. Their bike application index is www.ebcbrakes.com/motorcycle_brake/sintered.../index.shtml.

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Old 07-16-2012, 12:01 PM   #3426
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Those HH pads will eat up you rotors. A friend of mine owns a shop and says he has a decent set of pads the will be close to EBC's HH that won't eat up the rotors, I'll post once I get them with results.

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Old 07-16-2012, 11:13 PM   #3427
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Anyone in the Los Angeles area want this?
Bought it for $1500, put $500 into her. Went to register and the Marine that had it prior the prior owner never registered it as non op and there's $750 in back taxes on it
I bought her to tinker with until my triumph was delivered. It's delivered. I want my garage space back.
$500 bucks.




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Old 07-17-2012, 03:37 AM   #3428
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Went to register and the Marine that had it prior the prior owner never registered it as non op and there's $750 in back taxes on it
You are in luck since you bought the bike and did not know about the back fees http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d03/vc9562.htm

It is up to the DMV manager but I have been able to do it twice.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:17 AM   #3429
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A little ride to clear my head

I took the new to me 'S' out for a ride yesterday to clear my head a bit. I've been doing FTO duty for the past week, and while the officer I am training is pretty sharp, he still has a way to go. We finished out the week dealing with a domestic squabble between two adult sisters that ended when one bit the finger tip off the other, up to the first knuckle, with the 15 year old daughter of the aggressor looking on as her aunt lost the digit. You can't make this shit up.

I took out from the house about midday, topped the tank and went East on SH-59 from Wayne, then up through Asher. At Asher, I headed East again along SH-39 through Saskawa and Konawa to the US-377 junction. At the intersection I continued East on SH-56, which had a few nice rolling hills and turns, eventually rolling North into Wewoka. I really wasn't looking to go North, so I turned East again out US-270 past Holdenville toward McAlester. The thought of going further East to Tahlemina Drive entered my mind, but the day was growing long. At US-75, I turned South toward Calvin. Crossing the South Canadian River, I found old steel arch bridges spanning the river on either side of me. I stopped for the only picture of the day.



The bridge had been erected in 1919 and was load limited to 5 tons. I took my chances and crossed over to see what was on the other side. Back to the West, it lead to several farms, and the East was a Baptist Camp. Enh, time to move on.

From Calvin, I took SH-1 back through Allen, past Francis, to Ada, Pauls Valley and then home. In all I covered 200 miles and got my highest fuel economy numbers to date, 48 MPG. I've got another unexpected day off coming up next Monday. I think I'll take a proper camera along for more pictures and a longer ride, though I will take in some of SH-56 again. The hills and turns really are a rarity in central OK, hence the desire to ride East.

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:38 AM   #3430
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Nice bike, Joe. And a nice shot of the bridge, too.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #3431
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Recent Ride - Bridge to Nowhere




Found this bridge across White River near Spencer Indiana while winding my way south out of Indy...
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #3432
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Figure I'd post my new to me CB750SC (Canadian Version of the Nighthawk S) .




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Old 07-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #3433
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Been reading your forum for awhile, just signed up today. I just bought an '84 nighthawk. the woman said it is a 750, which was why I wanted to buy it. It has been custom painted so there are no markings and the title doesn't say. how would you know if it is a 750 brought down from canada or a US 700 ? BTW, I got it for $300 ! It will take a little work to get it running, after sitting for a couple years but it's in pretty good shape over all
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #3434
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If you look on the left side of the frame in front of the gas tank, up by the steering head, where the frame tubes connect,
there should be a plaque that lists the model number as well as the manufacturing date. If they repainted, it may be
painted over, so scrape gently to read.

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Old 07-28-2012, 03:33 PM   #3435
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Thanks Man,
the frame wasn't painted, just the body parts. it is a 700sc, still pretty happy with that for 300 bucks
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