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Old 08-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #16
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What are the special points between the CB700 than rest of the CBs? My mechanic toll me Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S, made between '84-'86 are the best Honda ever made.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #17
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What are the special points between the CB700 than rest of the CBs? My mechanic toll me Honda CB700SC Nighthawk S, made between '84-'86 are the best Honda ever made.

Hydraulic valve lifters are a bonus, as is shaft drive. They're plenty powerful enough to do most anything you'd want, and comfortable to boot. If you want a bike to ride without worrying too terribly much about wrenching, then a clean example of the Nighthawk S is a good place to start.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #18
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Hydraulic valve lifters are a bonus, as is shaft drive. They're plenty powerful enough to do most anything you'd want, and comfortable to boot. If you want a bike to ride without worrying too terribly much about wrenching, then a clean example of the Nighthawk S is a good place to start.
I had one. If the stock exhaust is still in good shape, it's probably worth a little time and effort. I have seen a couple kind of "cafe'd"(sorry, I realy hate that term, but don't know what else to use.). Single round headlight, clubman bars, half decent paint, good tires( not cheap-ass, pieces of pooh that tend to end up on alot of bikes these days). Maybe some new shocks, braided lines, and ride the nuts off it.
They run VERY smooth, and if set up properly, not a bad bike for long distance. But make sure the carbs are squeeky clean and properly sync'd. Check for cracks on the intake boots too.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:39 PM   #19
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If you build it right you'll end up putting more money into that then if you were to buy a nice clean example of one. But if you don't have anything going on all winter it will give you something to do.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #20
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If you build it right you'll end up putting more money into that then if you were to buy a nice clean example of one. But if you don't have anything going on all winter it will give you something to do.
Although that's true....... sometimes a guy just wants to do it himself and let the chips fall where they may.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:52 PM   #21
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I would find a old school fairing,mount some 50mm ammo cans and some TKC's and head for Alaska and have fun !!.



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Old 01-12-2013, 12:53 PM   #22
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easy and cheep... ish

That bike is a nighthawk s with the fairing removed. replacement plastics are available on ebay (except for the right side battery panel... hard to find and spendy - see design flaw.) That and decent paint... could look good
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