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Old 07-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #3436
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so it turns out there is something kind of Odd about the right battery for the cb700sc, nobody carries. I finally just ordered one online.

One the '93 750, ran like crap when I bought it. the choke had to be half on to keep it running. Before I dove in to pull the carbs, I thought I'd try to cheat. I pulled the gas tank off, actually that was the only or easiest way to get to the fuel line to disconnect. I used seafoam in a spray can with the little spray straw. fired the bike up and as it used up the gas in the carbs, i kept filling the fuel line with seafoam until the carbs were finally full of seafoam the the bike died. I let that sit over night. Put the tank back on with clean gas. it rolled a few times and fired up. no more half choke. seafoam isnt hard on the rubber diaphrams like carb cleaner is. I spiked the gas tank heavily with seafoam and road the bike. it went from not idleing to idleing high. I turned down the idle screw and the sealant from the airbox to the intake books was dry and cracked. i resealed that with black rtv silicone. Now it seems mostly cured. I'll pull the carbs one of these days but for now it was a quick easy trick that would likely work on many bikes running bad after sitting all winter. kids mini bikes and 4 wheelers as well......
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:11 AM   #3437
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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.
Follow up and a really big thank you. I'd tried twice talking to them about lowering the fees and they said nope. Then this morning I went with my trusty iPhone and the link you listed loaded! Sure as shit, they said ok and dropped the fees from $720 to $380! Not to shabby!

So you saved me $460 bucks. Thank you sir.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:52 AM   #3438
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This thread is dangerous and I am sucker for simple bikes...hence I am now the owner of a red 92.

The bike is being shipped to me but it seems in more or less reasonable shape excepting the exhausts, if I can't save them does anyone have any idea of which of the aftermarket options is the quietest? The neighbors have little kids and I sometimes leave for work at stupid o'clock.

Pic's will follow when the bike gets here and we'll see if she actually runs....
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:19 AM   #3439
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scaling back

Well I have a very nice black 98 750 NH for sale now.

Love it, but the PC800 is a better fit for my needs and I can't have two in the garage .

m.nunley007@gmail.com

I'm down in KY these days.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:11 AM   #3440
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Did a 30 mile off road stretch from Idaho into Yellowstone on the nighthawk. I enjoyed it intensely - alas that is not what the bike was designed to do, so I am not surprised that I blew a front fork seal. I have two fork seal kits comin into a neighboring town today around 3pm but I don't think I have all the tools to do this repair. I am on the road in the middle of a 10,000 mile trip around the U.S.

Has anyone done this repair? How bad is it to ride on a leaky fork?
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:38 PM   #3441
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Riding on a leaky fork isn't bad IF:
the leak is small and
the leak is on the fork without the front disk.

You don't want fork oil on the front brake.

If the leak is bad and you loose a lot of fluid, then the forks will "fight each other" when you ride on rough roads.

I hope this helps.

I have been told that a teaspoon of brake fluid added to the leaky fork will cause the seal to expand and lessen the leak. Transmission stop-leak additive might have the same effect.
Can't hurt to try.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:52 PM   #3442
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Where are you now? Im sure if you post up your troubles either on advrider, or on nighthawk-forums.com somebody might come through with tools or garage space.

Its not a difficult repair, but would likely be a bit troublesome in the field. Like ExTex said, as long as youre not getting oil on the disks its not the worst thing in the world to ride on it as is. It'll be a bumpy ride and your forks might bottom out on bigger potholes once you run out of fluid, but you could get away with riding on it.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #3443
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Got lucky with parts in Sheridan Wyoming. They said they couldn't service the bike that day but a six pack of beer (and the fact that I look and smell homeless) helped. Forks are fixed.



Does your sidestand have this slight bend in it? 96 model...

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Old 08-17-2012, 05:19 AM   #3444
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tail lamp problems

My wife rides a 2007 CB250 Nighthawk, and I have had to replace the tail lamp three times in the past year. The brake and tail light are the same dual filament bulb. One time it will be the running light filament, the next it will be the brake filament. Anyone else having problems going trough bulbs on the back end? Vibrations? Or a wire shorting?
Thx for any info.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:00 AM   #3445
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The bike might have a short in the wiring and a previous owner might have put a fuse in that is rated too high. So now your blowing bulbs instead of fuses.

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Old 08-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #3446
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The only things that will wear out filaments are3, vibrations, time and high voltage. SO, check your voltage.
It should never exceed 14.5 volts even at RPMs greater than 3,000.
The high voltage will also destroy the ignition as well as other light bulbs.

Shorts & fuses just prevent the electricity from reaching the desired device.

Ride safely,
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:46 PM   #3447
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Brake update

Finally installed the new pads to go with my Spiegler lines, WOW I finally have the brakes I want. After just a few miles I noticed a significant improvement in how the grab the disc. If I was 20 years younger I bet I could do a stopy! Anyway I highly recomened these pads, Ferroda platinum disc, I don't have part number with me but can get it if needed.

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Old 08-25-2012, 03:21 PM   #3448
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Does your sidestand have this slight bend in it? 96 model...
My '98 has the same slight bend...
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:12 AM   #3449
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FWIW, I hate the kickstand on my 96. I use the center stand whenever I can.

I've seen some "adapter" type thingies that are much better. I also use one
of those Aerostich plates if I have to put the sidestand down.

I've dropped the bike a few times with that $#@*$#)($* stand.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #3450
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Where can I find a cb70sc in Ct?

I tried google! ADV info needed!
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