Official Nighthawk thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by eteller, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. eteller

    eteller Been here awhile

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    Okay Nighthawk owners, come out of the closet! Let's have our own thread to celebrate one of the most underated bikes ever. Post you're pics and any Nighthawk discussions. Here's my new (to me) 2003 750

    Done so far:
    EBC HH brakes, Russell Stainless lines, exhaust baffles drilled (see nighthawk750.com) GPS added, Uni filter

    Things on order:
    New tank (mine is dented), 14T front sprocket, carb jets and shims,

    Near future: Progessive Suspension shocks and springs.
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  2. eteller

    eteller Been here awhile

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  3. eteller

    eteller Been here awhile

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  4. eteller

    eteller Been here awhile

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  5. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    86 CB700SC red/white/blue

    :rabia

    Sport, sport-tour, commute...does it all.

    No pics...haven't scanned them in.

    Best bike in the world, IMHO. I love mine dearly. It's been parked for a while. One of these days I'll need to refurb it.

    Anyone who knows me knows that I'm nuts about the SC's.
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  6. LMJ

    LMJ Faceplant in progress

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    Igor, my '83 CB550SC, before I dumped him on a road slicked with rain and crap from diesel buses running there all day. :doh

    [​IMG]

    Now sporting big CB750 turn signals and a round headlamp. :D

    Note the high-tech helmet lock.

    That red 750 you've got is just purty!
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  7. Beachboy

    Beachboy Been here awhile

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    Mine is posted several other places, but since this is the "official Nighthawk thread", I'll post it again.

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    Mods include -
    Michelin Pilot Road tires
    Progressive Suspension Model 412 rear shocks
    Progressive Suspension progressive rate front fork springs
    EBC HH brake pads and kevlar brake shoes
    Ek X-ring chain
    Shimmed carbs
    Napoleon Oblique mirrors
    Targa Tsunami fairing
    Maier belly fairing (not shown)
    xenon headlight bulb
    Eurolite driving lights, with LED running lights
    ElectroPod flashing LED auxillary brake lights
    and some other stuff, too
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  8. Jaybird248

    Jaybird248 Jay S

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    Hey, Night(hawk)-Riders:

    I usually post at the Yahoo CB750 group but the more the merrier.

    My ride is a 92 NH750 set up for sport touring. (I call it an "NH750-ST")

    It's got Tour Master bags, Rifle fairing, VisiPath headlight modulator, Electropod LED taillights, Stebel Nautilus airhorn, highway pegs, drink holder, compass, XL tank bag, Ventura luggage rack, NEC throttle lock, Throttle Rocker, CB radio w/headphones, etc., etc. (I think I could have gotten a new bike for what I spent on add-ons.)

    Anyway, can't figure how to insert a pic so if you want to see it, visit this URL, then click on "large":

    http://autos.ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/cb-750_photos_1/photos/view/5be0?b=1

    Ride safe all.

    Jay S
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  9. simbob

    simbob Grasshopper

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    I'll put up pictures after I take some and when I figure out how to post them.

    Bob

    '03 Nighthawk 750 -- replacing an '04 R1150 GS Adventure on December 16.
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  10. Mr.Grumpy

    Mr.Grumpy Banned

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    It's a nice idea and all but who doesn't know what a Nighthawk looks like?

    OK, here's mine. 1985 CB650sc. I traded her for a horse. Seriously.

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  11. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Nice bikes, lots of 'em here in Japan. I've always wondered why Honda didn't put a shaft drive on 'em like the CBX750 Horizon.

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  12. Jaybird248

    Jaybird248 Jay S

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    Horizon? Why, that's just a big ol' Nighthawk S.

    Jay S
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  13. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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  14. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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  15. eteller

    eteller Been here awhile

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    Nice bike, hmmm those shocks are the same length and have adjustable dampening, might have to visit ebay.The earlier Nighthawks seem to be much less of a budget bike and had alot of nice parts, i.e. gear indicator, dual discs, rear disc, shaft drive, adjustable sus pension,more aluminum less steel. BTW is that a Campbell's soup can up on the fairing?
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  16. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    These look like the makings of a great commuter, if a good deal comes my way, I'm on it :evil

    Yep, no doubt living on as an ashtray :bmwrider
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  17. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    I had one of those back in the 80's. I bought it at a wrecking yard. It had cosmetic damage and a broken shift drum. ($275) I had to split the cases to put in another one. I did it in a metal utility building in Alabama in August. It was a great MC. I traded it for a Trans Am of course.:D
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  18. eteller

    eteller Been here awhile

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    What the best way to jack up a Nighthawk? I need to change my tires, don't have a center stand, and a ATV lift would not work well for me as I don't have a garage to store it in, my shop is in the basement.

    Ed
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  19. Mike Butt

    Mike Butt Agent Provocateur

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    How many SCs made it to super high mileage?
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  20. Beachboy

    Beachboy Been here awhile

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    The ATV lift doesn't work too well without modification because of the way the pipes wrap under the frame. I figured that out after I got the lift home...
    anyway, for minor work, I use a hydraulic floor jack under the frame where the center stand would mount and then chock/brace with boards and bricks.
    I plan to make some wooden blocks to fit to the frame and attatch to the ATV lift plates soon
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