nighthawk 750/bonneville/DR650?

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by dogjaw, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    I have these three bikes sitting in my garage right now; due to involvement with Special Olympics, and more recently an injured fellow ADVer, I have been considering getting a hack set up. A Wastonian Monaco needing some work just popped up on local CL; is this something I want to dive off into? if so, which of the three bikes would be most suited for hack duty?
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  2. DirtyDR

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    Personally I think the Monaco would look the best on the Bonneville but the Nighthawk would probably pull it the best.

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  3. KingOfFleece

    KingOfFleece SplitWeight(tm) waterproof seat covers

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    I hacked my 09 Bonnie. Bloody good, it is.
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  4. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Some pics of the hack on CL:[​IMG][​IMG]

    Not sure this is the look I'm going for...
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  5. Leaf

    Leaf Been here awhile

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    I find the valve adjustments on those DOHC bikes to be a huge pain in the butt. Never seem to have the right shim and have to wait wait wait for parts, if that 750 is anything like my 900s. And they need it done soooo often to maintain peak performance...

    Honestly, if I didn't already have those 900s, I'd probably go for something with rockers instead of shims, even if the performance isn't quite the same. =:3
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  6. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Not that it has anything to do with the sidecar question, the NH 750 has self adjusting valves.
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  7. jaydmc

    jaydmc Long timer

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    If you can not make mounts you will want to go with a bike that you can buy mounts for. We have them for the DR650 and if your Bonneville is a newer one but not for the Honda. I think that the DR would not look right with this sidecar so for me it would be the Bonneville. For the newer Bonneville's we also offer triple tree's to lower the steering effort.
    Let me know if we can be of help.
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  8. Leaf

    Leaf Been here awhile

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    Ahh ok! Sorry! I was thinking of the '80s CB750SC. I didn't realize they put self adjusting valves in the 90s models. Nice. =:3
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  9. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Hack the Bonnie. It really is a phenomenal tug.

    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
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