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Old 12-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #4096
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I might run an extension cord to the shed in the middle of the winter and give it a 5-hour trickle charge. However, I'm not too worried about it. It was fully charged a month ago, and I still haven't experienced a dead battery from previous winter storage periods. The gel units seem to hold a charge well and are impervious to the cold.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:34 AM   #4097
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My hawk is currently feeling neglected until my landlord and I can make some storage space to park her under shelter. Currently she's sitting in the drive under 4" of snow. Will need some TLC in the spring, including being due for new rubber anyways and probably a new battery since I haven't pulled the current one. I think the dog and I will run to big R tomorrow and get some stabil.
Stabil is a good idea and make sure the tank is topped up! You might want to give some of the exposed metal bits a good WD40 spray... but that's just me.
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:35 PM   #4098
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Front Sprocket

Has anyone gone 1 tooth bigger on their front sprocket? I'm looking at the possibility of commuting on the freeway and am wondering if going up on the front sprocket will increase the mileage much or is it just a matter of getting rid of the buzziness at the higher rpms?
I'm going to have to replace both sprockets and the chain soon anyways so I might as well do it now if I'm going to do it.

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Old 12-30-2013, 10:13 AM   #4099
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New OEM air filter

I have a brand new still in the box OEM air filter for a 91-03 Nighthawk 750 that I'm selling.
$25 plus shipping to the lower 48.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:48 AM   #4100
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Has anyone gone 1 tooth bigger on their front sprocket? ...
I haven't but I notice a number of people over at Nighthawk forums have done this. If I were replacing sprockets and chain I might go one, possibly two, smaller on the rear which would be a little less than up one in front. But as it is the only spot with just the smallest bit of vibration is right at 4,000 which is 60 mph, by 65 mph it's back to smooth.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:08 PM   #4101
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I haven't but I notice a number of people over at Nighthawk forums have done this. If I were replacing sprockets and chain I might go one, possibly two, smaller on the rear which would be a little less than up one in front. But as it is the only spot with just the smallest bit of vibration is right at 4,000 which is 60 mph, by 65 mph it's back to smooth.
+1 - just a bit of harshness right around 4k rpm (60 mph). I use mine to commute on the slab all the time doing 75 - 80 mph. It can do that all day long with no problem.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:13 PM   #4102
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Has anyone gone 1 tooth bigger on their front sprocket? I'm looking at the possibility of commuting on the freeway and am wondering if going up on the front sprocket will increase the mileage much or is it just a matter of getting rid of the buzziness at the higher rpms?
I'm going to have to replace both sprockets and the chain soon anyways so I might as well do it now if I'm going to do it.

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Kurt
I ran a 16 for about two years. Drops the highway rpms about 500. I went back to a 15 this year. I don't slab much, just when I go to the mountains for the Nighthawk Rally. If I wanted to improve mileage, I'd lose some weight.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:41 AM   #4103
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Official Nighthawk thread

Doing some shop cleaning, found a pair of 03 750 Nighthawk rear brake shoes, new in the packaging, would rather give them away than chunk them, 10.00 to cover shipping and they're yours...

Sold...
Also just listed a Memphis Shades windshield over in the flea market, came off of my last Nighthawk, 65.00 shipped if you happen to need them both.


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Old 01-05-2014, 10:59 AM   #4104
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I'll take the brake shoes
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:41 AM   #4105
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have a Superbrace front fork brace, 3 or 4 mos. old
polished, nice
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:05 PM   #4106
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Hmmm...
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:27 PM   #4107
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Anyone ever have to do their handlebar mount bushings? Mine has a little play, not noticeable when riding but i'd still like to take care of it. I'm just wondering what is involved for the install.

Anyone know if I can just pull the bars off with the cables still connected and put new bushings in or if I need to press them in?
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:40 PM   #4108
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New here. Here's my 84 700S...



or should I say both of them?



The first bike is my DD. Second was bought recently and is undergoing a complete restoration. All stripped down now, waiting on powdercoating.

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Old 01-11-2014, 08:20 PM   #4109
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Very nice. Loved mine.

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Old 01-11-2014, 08:34 PM   #4110
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