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Old 02-01-2007, 05:45 PM   #91
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Nighthawk750.com has the instructions for the backrest on it
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:17 AM   #92
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Yes, you will have to cut the rear cowl on both sides. I forget which Yahoo Nighthawk site, but one of them, possibly the CB750 site has a copy of the Hondaline instructions for mounting the backrest / minirack in the files section
If i were to remove the backrest, are the cuts noticeable with the seat on?
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:53 AM   #93
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You might be able to see them but the cuts only should be even with the bottom edge of the seat. I really dont think they would be all that noticable. I think once you install the backrest you will not want to remove it because it is so handy for straping luggage and other items to.


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Old 02-02-2007, 08:50 AM   #94
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You will be able to see the notches with the backrest removed and the seat in place.

My Nighthawk had the backrest / minirack installed when I first got it. I removed and sold the backrest. If you are to the side of my bike you can see the cut-outs under the edge of the seat. It's not real noticeable, but you can see them if you look.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:49 PM   #95
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I got my '85 CB700SC through Adventure Rider in July, and have put a bit over 5K on it so far, mainly commuting. It's much more comfortable and stable on the highway than the sv650 she replaced. The sub-100 mile range is a nuisance, and it needs a new valve cover gasket, but she handles the hearty use (and abuse) admirably.

Farkles have been minimal:
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:06 PM   #96
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Shipped mine out to my bro's house in Colorado around 16 yrs ago. Fun on twistys. It's still there (I think...)



See the back pushed up, got the bike cheap, only had 1200 miles on it. kid I bought it off got rear ended at a light, he never even dropped it! Just bent up the frame rails... I even heated them up to get them down but not enough.






Bike was decent in the dirt too!
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:03 AM   #97
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Bike was decent in the dirt too!
God that's a beautiful machine. I love the glossy black pipes.

Sadly, my weight and the roads I want to ride around here don't make the NH a perfect machine. I'm selling mine, hopefully soon, and looking for a F650GS this summer. I need something I can put knobs on, with a much higher ground clearance, that is still comfortable to commute with. The Dakar is that bike for me. I love my Nighthawk though. It's a very sad farewell.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:42 PM   #98
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Decision time.

Ok, I posed this question to a magna thread, but to be fair, I need to post it here. I'm pretty sure I know what the response will be, but what the fuck...

Should I buy a

88 Honda Super Magna (750) or...

84 Nighthawk 700s.

The hawk needs a little more work, but I think it would suit me better. I ride in NYC all year. My bike is my only vehicle (other than the subway). I'm replacing an '87 virago 535. I just finished my 1st year riding.

I rode the hawk and the thing that struck me was that it felt (sounded) more like a sport bike than a standard, but I'm certainly no expert. I was surprised that I was leaning on the bars as much as I was (I'm sure that could be adjusted). Was the 84-86 version of the Nighthawk more of a sport bike, or are all nighthawks created equal?

Also, how is it getting parts? i hope I won't need any, but it's good to know.

Thanks for any thoughts.

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Old 02-27-2007, 07:35 PM   #99
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The 700S has adjustable handlebars that pivot, so they might've been set funny. IMHO, it's a very standard seating position, but you're used to a cruiser. I'm biased toward standards for urban stop and go: feet are within quick reach of the ground, head is high for better view/visibilty.
Oil filters are available, aftermarket clutch levers are cheap, it drops with very minimal damage. That's all I know so far.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:46 PM   #100
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Thanks, Man. Like any new bike, I think you get used to it after a bit. But this one seems highly adjustable so that shouldn't be too hard.

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Old 03-15-2007, 05:09 PM   #101
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Spencer Special

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The bike won't be available in the US, but will the parts be available through Honda to upgrade our bikes? I'd buy the wheels, brakes and shocks/springs for my '03.

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Old 03-18-2007, 03:17 PM   #102
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Hand Gaurds

Have any of you tried to adapt a set of hand gaurds to your Nighthawk to help keep the cold and weather off your hands?

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Old 03-18-2007, 11:54 PM   #103
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http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne.../?&R=EPI-89806

The bike won't be available in the US, but will the parts be available through Honda to upgrade our bikes? I'd buy the wheels, brakes and shocks/springs for my '03.

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Honda has been selling a 3-disc Nighthawk outside of the US for years now. A European breaker should be able to get you the parts for the conversion, but shipping wouldn't be cheap. I've heard a front end from an ST1100 is an easy swap to go dual-disc.

Shocks? LOTS of companies make remote reservoir shocks that are fully adjustable. Ohlins, Works, WP are a few. I'm sure they are better than the stock Honda stuff, even on the Special Edition bikes. The pricey shocks come custom valved and sprung per application.

Springs? A set of **any** aftermarket springs and Gold Valves are a vast improvement over stock.
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:56 PM   #104
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Have any of you tried to adapt a set of hand gaurds to your Nighthawk to help keep the cold and weather off your hands?

National Cycle has a pair of tinted plexiglass ones that are in the Dennis Kirk catalog. Not as butch as a pair of bark busters, but they would fulfill the parameters of keeping the wind off of the hands.

I don't think there is any adaptation necessary...
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:40 AM   #105
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Here is my '91. It took me around the country in '95.
I believe I am going to sell it though.
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