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Old 06-23-2013, 09:57 AM   #3856
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NH 750 2003 OEM Hondaline Sissy bar back rest - Installation Hardware

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Yeah, good stuff doesn't stay long on the web now. Too many scalpers trying to make a buck! How much did they want for an incomplete sissy bar?

I reckon its a sellers market, but in this case, it was a Craigslist add that I
was not able to communicate well enough on. I think the price was $60 which was very reasonable.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:13 PM   #3857
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Anyone tried the Mutazu rack from ebay?

230803654776 is the ebay #. The description says you need to trim the rear fairing "a little", and need some longer bolts and spacers. And does that trimming show up if you remove the rack? Are they pretty well made? It looks like we have very few choices out there.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:29 AM   #3858
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230803654776 is the ebay #. The description says you need to trim the rear fairing "a little", and need some longer bolts and spacers. And does that trimming show up if you remove the rack? Are they pretty well made? It looks like we have very few choices out there.
Installing the OEM rack requires cutting the plastic too. It shouldn't show if you remove the rack when the seat is on. Others on here have them and they seem to be pretty good quality. They have the added benefit of being able to remove the pad which makes it more flexible than the OEM rack.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:31 PM   #3859
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Racks and top boxes

Hard to mount a top box on the Hondaline rack without cutting the rack. Just no support surface.

I removed my Hondaline and bought a Matazu rack and bestem box. The Matazu is a bear to mount.

More here.

http://dalewarren.blogspot.com/2013/04/zens-comin.html
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:30 AM   #3860
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Here's the new Corbin seat. I had to file down the front metal tabs about 5 to 6 mm in order for it to fit with the Hondaline backrest/carrier. About 1/2 hour work with a file -- no big deal. I didn't want to take too much off, so I opted for a file over a Dremel.

The seat seems super comfortable to me, and I can still just flat foot (I'm 5' 10.5" with a 32" inseam). The leather panels are a dead match to the Hondaline backrest vinyl faux leather. The vinyl side panels are "Black Ostrich" and the welts are "gray" (they're darker than I expected, but still look good to me). All in all, I am very pleased. Looks the dog's nads to!






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Old 06-27-2013, 09:35 AM   #3861
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Nice

Thats a beautiful Hawk!!
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:56 AM   #3862
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #3863
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Thanks. I wanted something 'old school', simple and reliable, with a never-grow-old design. She's a keeper as she does everything well enough, and is very comfortable for me and the missus. The deal breaker for me were the Progressive fork springs and fresh Delray oil. What a difference in handling! No more brake dive. A recent brake oil flush also gave new life to the braking performance. It defies having a single disc up front. Did I mention how bad-a$$ nasty this 'ol girl sounds with the Supertrapp exhaust? :)
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:35 AM   #3864
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Just spent 350 shipping my nighthawk from nyc to Austin - she's hardly worth it but the sentimental value is building up.

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Old 06-27-2013, 01:56 PM   #3865
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Corbin makes a nice looking seat for these bikes but I've never sat on one. Anything you don't like about it? Is it level enough, not sloped down to the front etc?
I haven't taken it on any long rides but my impression after riding my Nighthawk is it's smooth, shifts great, has a comfortable riding position, and is geared right. My slight picks are the weak feeling front brake, non existent rebound damping in the rear shocks, and soft foam in the seat.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:24 PM   #3866
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Protect that tank!

My NH came w/both stock and Corbin and my Corbin came further up the tank and jacked the paint a little. It shows when I put the stocker on. (I'm tall and not sure about the Corbin yet, it's kinda low and cramped). Put some 3M paint protector or something there. I'm looking for a tank graphic to hide my damage, maybe carbon fiber looking or ?
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #3867
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Corbin makes a nice looking seat for these bikes but I've never sat on one. Anything you don't like about it? Is it level enough, not sloped down to the front etc?
I haven't taken it on any long rides but my impression after riding my Nighthawk is it's smooth, shifts great, has a comfortable riding position, and is geared right. My slight picks are the weak feeling front brake, non existent rebound damping in the rear shocks, and soft foam in the seat.
I haven't spent enough time on the Corbin to really critique it (got it installed yesterday evening)... but initial impressions are that it feels WAY more comfortable in the gonad section. With the stocker, it felt as though the boys were always getting crammed (hard to explain), but with the design/shape of the Corbin, they have more "free play" I can see this becoming a nice long distance mount.

I solved the "weak feeling front brake", with a proper fluid flush. Noticeable improvement. I don't know if braided lines will make much of an improvement (not in my experience with previous motorcycles), but that is always an option as well.

If your stock shocks have no rebound damping, there's something wrong with them. Many complain about the stock shocks having, in fact, too much rebound damping. Yours may be tired and worn, I dunno. I have yet to feel the need to "upgrade" to Progressives at this time, as they work quite well for me.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:25 PM   #3868
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My NH came w/both stock and Corbin and my Corbin came further up the tank and jacked the paint a little. It shows when I put the stocker on. (I'm tall and not sure about the Corbin yet, it's kinda low and cramped). Put some 3M paint protector or something there. I'm looking for a tank graphic to hide my damage, maybe carbon fiber looking or ?
Thanks for the heads-up.

Here's my 3M tank protector... it's faux carbon fibre, and it's done a good job in protecting the tank... thankfully it's positioned low enough to help protect the tank from the Corbin seat rubbing on it. I've had it on for over a year, and it's held up very well, rain and shine, cold and snow. This is a photo with the stock seat. The Corbin rides up the tank about 3 more inches.

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:16 PM   #3869
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I have a similar styled Corbin on my R100R which I really like. If I'm keeping this Nighthawk (which I probably am) I'll order one.



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I solved the "weak feeling front brake", with a proper fluid flush. Noticeable improvement. I don't know if braided lines will make much of an improvement (not in my experience with previous motorcycles), but that is always an option as well.
I flushed the brakes right after I bought it simply because I wanted a baseline. I didn't expect or notice any improvement in feel. It's not that the brakes are bad, but after riding a bike with really nice brakes they are a bit soft feeling. I may install a stainless line and DP sintered pads one of these days which should help a little.




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If your stock shocks have no rebound damping, there's something wrong with them. Many complain about the stock shocks having, in fact, too much rebound damping. Yours may be tired and worn, I dunno. I have yet to feel the need to "upgrade" to Progressives at this time, as they work quite well for me.

I shouldn't say they have "no rebound damping" but the springs are definitely bouncier than I would ultimately prefer. I weigh 210 pounds but have only ridden solo w/o any luggage. When a friend (riding the same year 2000 VFR as my Nighthawk) and I swapped during a ride I asked him to critique my "new bike". He confirmed my feeling exactly saying "great bike only things it needs are better brakes and more damping in the rear shocks, front feels OK. I love the engine and transmission." My Nighthawk just turned 5K and no leaking from the shocks whatsoever so that's why I felt they were weak rather than worn out.
I'm not complaining about the bike at all, these are the *only* slight faults I have noticed.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:36 PM   #3870
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I shouldn't say they have "no rebound damping" but the springs are definitely bouncier than I would ultimately prefer. I weigh 210 pounds but have only ridden solo w/o any luggage. When a friend (riding the same year 2000 VFR as my Nighthawk) and I swapped during a ride I asked him to critique my "new bike". He confirmed my feeling exactly saying "great bike only things it needs are better brakes and more damping in the rear shocks, front feels OK. I love the engine and transmission." My Nighthawk just turned 5K and no leaking from the shocks whatsoever so that's why I felt they were weak rather than worn out.
I'm not complaining about the bike at all, these are the *only* slight faults I have noticed.
I hear you... when I transitioned from my BMW K1200 to this Nighthawk, I immediately noticed the reduction in braking power. However, after the brakes were bled, and all air bubbles removed, it certainly helped. I have learned to give the brakes a bit more grip, and I never really feel they lack anymore. It's all a matter of getting used to them. What I now like is the simplicity of the design -- super easy to bleed. One set of pads to replace.
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