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Old 08-02-2013, 11:38 AM   #3931
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Considering a trip next week to Montrose, Co to see an old buddy; 1100 miles, 700 of those across the flatlands of OK, TX, and NM... I could trailer my DR650 to Amarillo, or ride my 750 all the way; neither is especially appetizing to me, but time is a factor. Any opinions on the NH. as a long distance bike? I've done 600 mile days in the twisties, but nothing of this magnitude.

Nighthawk will handle 1100 miles just fine. i have rode around 2300 miles in a week on mine and i was fine. i just try to remember to move around before things start hurting. running roads with minimal stop and go i always get 50+ MPG.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #3932
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Well, I've done it; committed to leaving Little Rock on Thursday, hopefully making it as far as Amarillo, then on to Montrose by Friday night. Will spend 3-4 days in CO, then slip over to Moab, then over into the Taos area before heading back to the Rock... I'll be honest; I'm a little bit apprehensive...
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:32 AM   #3933
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Well, I've done it; committed to leaving Little Rock on Thursday, hopefully making it as far as Amarillo, then on to Montrose by Friday night. Will spend 3-4 days in CO, then slip over to Moab, then over into the Taos area before heading back to the Rock... I'll be honest; I'm a little bit apprehensive...
Looking forward to your ride report.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:01 AM   #3934
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.... I'll be honest; I'm a little bit apprehensive...
Quite normal on ones first long solo ride, once on the road you'll forget about it because you'll be enjoying yourself so much. Make your bike ready; good tires, chain adjusted and lubed, fresh oil. I would take a tire plug kit with 5-6 of those little CO2 bottles, or mini compressor, just to ensure you don't get a flat . As far as you drink lots of water. Pack for both hot and cool weather. I like having a dark face shield along when doing a longer ride east/west. Have fun and take pics for us!.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:30 AM   #3935
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Considering a trip next week to Montrose, Co to see an old buddy; 1100 miles, 700 of those across the flatlands of OK, TX, and NM... I could trailer my DR650 to Amarillo, or ride my 750 all the way; neither is especially appetizing to me, but time is a factor. Any opinions on the NH. as a long distance bike? I've done 600 mile days in the twisties, but nothing of this magnitude.
I usually knock the flatlands out in one day on trips to CO and NM. For me, it's 775 miles to Santa Fe, or 650 miles to Cimarron. Either one is a 12-hour ride.

Depart at 5am. Stop for fuel every 3 hours, or so. You'll be there before you know it. In time for dining on some green chiles on some New Mexican patio.

There is no reason why you couldn't make the trip on a Night Hawk 750.



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Well, I've done it; committed to leaving Little Rock on Thursday, hopefully making it as far as Amarillo, then on to Montrose by Friday night. Will spend 3-4 days in CO, then slip over to Moab, then over into the Taos area before heading back to the Rock... I'll be honest; I'm a little bit apprehensive...
Should be an easy run from LR to Amarillo. Don't know what route you've chosen for the second day, but US-550 from Bernadillo to Bloomfield would be way down my list. Think about diverting northwestward somewhere between Amarillo and Tucumcari, and grabbing US-64 West at Cimarron. You won't regret it. Otherwise, you could grab US-84 from Santa Fe to Pagosa Springs. Lots of options that won't add a whole lot of miles, but will make for a memorable ride.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:32 AM   #3936
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I've heard great things about Ride On tire sealant, will probably hook that up tonight... My chain and sprockets are the originals with 15k on them, but look fine for the trip. New Dunlops front and rear, Rotella synthetic a few hundred miles ago; was hoping my concealed carry permit would come in, but no worries on that if it doesn't. I plan on eating as little processed food as possible, no cokes, hammock camping wherever possible. I'm as giggity as a little schoolgirl, would live to leave right now.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #3937
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Honda of Russellville has been selling Ride-On if you need a source.

Have a good trip,
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:29 AM   #3938
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I went with Sabre wheels and shinko 705s. Added some baggage too:

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Old 08-05-2013, 12:39 PM   #3939
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I love 705's, had them I'm my DR650 will prob put them on my 750; btw, that front tire is on backwards; doesn't matter unless you ride in the rain.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:36 PM   #3940
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:13 AM   #3941
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Cb450sc

I have read 10 pages of this thread and enjoy it a bunch. No one has mentioned a 450,but to be fair,they made them only in '84-'86. Mine is an '85.

They do not have shaft drive or hydraulic lifters. But they do have a six- speed /overdrive.

This bike is the smoothest two cylinder bike I have ever heard--it sounds like a 4 piston bike. It is "big" and solid for its engine size. I think they usually sell for 8 to 12 hundred if you can find one,but I took a chance on a clean non-runner and paid a fraction of that

So,anyone else have a 450????
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #3942
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Got the Hondaline OEM Back rest installed, no easy task, the zippered pocket on the back, and how it works is worth it. I tried the Walmart bought pack and it slipped on very nicely. pleased... the pack has some loops on the bottom that fit very nicely on the OEM racks bottom standoffs, making it even more secure. I'm going to buy another one, just in case this one breaks. Plenty of room, very secure, slip on is convenient. Very happy with it...

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I ended up buying a Fieldline Motorcycle backpack at Walmart. It was on sale for $17. Seems quite big, but has a slip on type of pocket which slides over the sissy bar (Sissy bar/Back Rest Pouch and strap System). There were 2 different syle, I chose the one that was on sale.. It has outer pockets including Zippered top compartment, hydration compatible.

- "easily slides onto standard motorcycle sissy bar (up to 18" tall"
- " 21"H x 14"W x 8.5"D "

After I get it on the Bar and give it a try, I'll try reporting back. Its Likely not very water resistant. not high quality.. But it slips over the Sissy Bar, its a backpack and it was $17. Thought I would give it a try
Can you post a few pictures and perhaps a WalMart item number?
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:35 PM   #3943
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Service Manual for 1993 CB750 / any ideas what this problem is?

Hi all, does anyone know where I can get a free service manual for a '93 Nighthawk 750?

The problem:

Dropped the bike this weekend at mile 520 of a 600 mile weekend. Got me home just fine, but i noticed a clicking when rolling in neutral or with the clutch engaged at speed. Let it sit for a couple hours, and then tried to start it: 1 click and nothing more. Lights and signals worked just fine though. She did the same 1 click thing to me Saturday morning, after letting her sit all night on a cold mountain. I bumped started her and she didnt complain and got me home 500 miles later. Battery was testing 11.9, so i figured I'd replace it. Replaced it, and still: 1 click from the starter.

So, I figured I'd try it in other gears; but she didnt want to down nor up shift without being rolled a bit before each shift. Finally, she started in neutral. I decided to put her in first, running, to see what would happen. Loud clank, and she cut off.

Anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:38 PM   #3944
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Neutral switch/sensor on the left side of the bike down low near the shifter. Maybe a cut wire or damaged sensor?
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:22 PM   #3945
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