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Old 01-11-2013, 07:07 AM   #3511
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Good find. I like the blue ones.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:59 AM   #3512
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Seepage around neutral light switch

Hey NH750 owners, have any of you noticed any seepage around your neutral light switch? I had exactly one drop of oil on my garage floor at the start of winter, and nothing since. I think I'll leave well enough alone and monitor it, but I just wondered if anybody else has had their switch seals go belly up. Thanks.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:27 PM   #3513
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I have had some seepage from the oil pressure sender switch. I replaced the seal and it leaked less but in the end I think it was just some engine gunk that made it stop leaking. Do you ever see any oil dampness around the rubber gasket of the engine valve cover?

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Old 01-15-2013, 05:45 PM   #3514
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No oil leaks or seepage anywhere else. In fact, this NH750 is the most hermetically sealed motorcycle I've ever owned... my last 2001 BMW K1200RS taking the prize (the "normal" leaking timing cover) as being a siv, my 2008 KLR 650 (2 shift shaft seals from day 1, zero miles), and 2005 Triumph Tiger 955i (head gasket at 1500 miles), taking second and third respectively. :) Am I cursed with oil leaks? Even my 2003 SV1000S experienced a coolant leak at 750 miles! Both of my 1975 CB500T's had head gasket seepage... but they had an excuse being old ladies.

Come to think of it, the only dry engine/tranny was from my humble 2008 50cc Tomos Arrow R and 1984 Yamaha Riva 172cc scooter! But they were POS for everything else!
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:17 PM   #3515
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Eh? CB250 Exhausts?

Does anyone have experience with fitting other exhausts (Old CB's or newer Rebel's or others) on a Nighthawk 250? I have a 1992 Hawk, my very fist bike, that I babied into running condition (a fact of which I am very proud! ). One problem I have now is that the exhausts rattle like crazy, It doesn't affect anything other than my sanity, but it would be nice to replace them with something a little more secure. I often see parts bikes on craigslist, I just never know what would fit on my bike.

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #3516
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Hey guys, decided not to check out those bikes in Boston, too much of a trip. Also wasted my time checking out a red '84 700s in PA. On the long two hour drive back home, i spotted a listing for a blue '85 700s in upstate NY.

Couple days later took the trip, liked what i saw, few days later came back with the bike. Here she is, crappy pics dont do her justice.

$1500, came with Corbin seat, clean title, shop manual, extra decal, extra throttle cable, and honda toolkit.
I had one of these. I loved it. Like an idiot I traded it for a Trans Am.

I traded a great motorcycle for a shitty car.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:23 AM   #3517
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93 nh 750

Anyone know where to get a stator for a 93 NH 750? I have checked Ricks, Electrosport and Racetech Electric and none available. Is it a dealer-only item? Can it be rewound? Can a car alternator be placed in there? I found some fairly small car alternators that look like they might work. . . .
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:50 PM   #3518
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Hey guys, decided not to check out those bikes in Boston, too much of a trip. Also wasted my time checking out a red '84 700s in PA. On the long two hour drive back home, i spotted a listing for a blue '85 700s in upstate NY.

Couple days later took the trip, liked what i saw, few days later came back with the bike. Here she is, crappy pics dont do her justice.

$1500, came with Corbin seat, clean title, shop manual, extra decal, extra throttle cable, and honda toolkit.


all loaded up for the 100 mile trip home


Pics taken by Previous owner



Nice find! I took mine out for the ride to work yesterday. It was warm and humid and as a result, the streets were covered with condensation. Now I have a lot of cleaning to do. Still, it was well worth the ride.

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Old 02-24-2013, 01:38 PM   #3519
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Running Rich

My '95 NH250 is showing major signs of running too rich.
- Bluish smoke
- Smell of oil after shutoff
- Flames out of exhaust pipe (while super cool, not ideal)
- Backfiring
- Popping

This is my first bike, where do I start with the troubleshooting?
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:59 PM   #3520
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that sounds too lean. what do the plugs look like?
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #3521
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Years ago I had a 250 nighthawk, complete with ammo cans.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:26 PM   #3522
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Plugs- running rich/lean?

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that sounds too lean. what do the plugs look like?
They have dry, carbon fouling on them.
Thoughts?

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #3523
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the plugs do sound like you're burning oil, or too rich. In my (limited) experience the other symptoms sound like lean, esp. the back firing.
Anyway, yahoo has a nighthawk 250 group. Maybe they'd have some ideas.

Is the bike stock? has the exhaust been messed with?
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #3524
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My '95 NH250 is showing major signs of running too rich.
- Bluish smoke
- Smell of oil after shutoff
- Flames out of exhaust pipe (while super cool, not ideal)
- Backfiring
- Popping

This is my first bike, where do I start with the troubleshooting?
Take a whiff of your oil and see if it smells burned.
Pull your float bowls and see if you have trash in the bottom.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:22 AM   #3525
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the plugs do sound like you're burning oil, or too rich. In my (limited) experience the other symptoms sound like lean, esp. the back firing.
Anyway, yahoo has a nighthawk 250 group. Maybe they'd have some ideas.

Is the bike stock? has the exhaust been messed with?
I'll check out the yahoo group. If I remember correctly the last owner replaced the exhaust pipes with louder ones, then put back on the old pipes to sell.

The oil doesn't seem to smell burnt, and the last time I checked the float bowls were clean.
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