Official Nighthawk thread

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

  1. Ailkel

    Ailkel Chickie

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    Good troubleshooting. Hopefully the used switch will work out without the need for any mods. After all all vehicles run on used parts.

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  2. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Would probably be better to go with new(er) switchgear if possible. My HawkGt had a killswitch from a Duc and a 1/4 turn throttle. 1/4 turn throttles are FUN.
  3. njpaddler

    njpaddler Been here awhile

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    That, my guess, is the problem. If it never moves, never gets used, likely the contacts are corroded and not passing current through. Using it keeps it clean.

    I'd take it apart and first check it with a meter before doing anything else, then clean it thoroughly.
  4. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    The "Start" button was worn out. Cleaning it did nothing, but I was able to resolve the issue with a $5 momentary switch from the auto parts store, wired in place of the "Start" button. It is not weatherproof, but it's getting the job done for now.

    I have purchased a used right side switch assembly, which hopefully has a good "Start" button. I am considering getting a new right side switch assy. from a later model Nighthawk, either to see if I can fit teh "Start" button from the new assembly into the old housing, or just use the new gear as-is.

    -Joe
  5. jimmycorp

    jimmycorp adventure lurker

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    Hey guys, new guy and recent lurker here. Taking my MSF next week and thinking of getting an 84 700s for my first bike. I'm 6'2 and 270, wondering if this bike would be a good fit?

    Thanks!
  6. njpaddler

    njpaddler Been here awhile

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    jimmycorp,

    Absolutely. I bought a 1985 650 as my first bike & I'm 6'3". I still have it. I also bought a 1984 650, and I still have it, too, if that answers your question ...:1drink
  7. RABBIT170

    RABBIT170 CB750 Adventurer

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    So whos going to be the first to instal the 41mm Dual Disc Brakes Forks/Rim off the new CB1100 onto a Nighthawk 750?
  8. jimmycorp

    jimmycorp adventure lurker

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    I'm assuming this is smaller physically than a 700s?

    If so thanks for the input!

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  9. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    The S is a great bike. I've been riding for 36 years now, mostly what is now considered "Dual Sport". I picked up a gently used S this May and I absolutely love it. Around town, at 6k RPM and below, it is very well mannered. When you open the throttlewide and she hits 7k, the bike begins to accelerate very rapidly, this happens again as you pass 9k. Save that for a time when you have more experience and lots of open road ahead. :D

    The 1985 CB650 is dimensionally almost exactly the same as a 1984-1986 Nighthawk S.

    -Joe
  10. jimmycorp

    jimmycorp adventure lurker

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    Thanks for the input! Going to check out an S in a couple weeks, once I do my MSF course. Wish me luck!
  11. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Obviously, best of luck with the course. This has to be the most meaningful money you will ever spend on motorcycling. Protective gear is great and has its place, but riding smart is the best plan of all.

    In your spare time, you may want to take a look at www.nighthawk-forums.com. There is a lot of good info there, much of which pertains to the CB700SC, aka Nighthawk S. It can give you some idea of what to look for in a used S and what to stay away from. I'm not affilated with that site, I just stumbled across it while searching for info on my '85 S. That board doesn't see that traffic that ADV does, but the members are pretty helpful just the same.

    -Joe
  12. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    Can't beat that forum for nighthawks. You can find the answer to almost any problem.
  13. jimmycorp

    jimmycorp adventure lurker

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    Hey Guys,

    Finally did my MSF course and git my license, will be going up to get the Nighthawks next week.
  14. Lulu7404

    Lulu7404 Been here awhile

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  15. genespleen

    genespleen Been here awhile

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    Hmmm...I guess I'm really just bumping up the thread.

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  16. Tourniquet

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    Beauty

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  17. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Very sharp! 650?

    I hope to take mine out this coming weekend for a little ride. The snow and ice should be gone and the high should be nearly 60 by Sunday. :clap

    -Joe
  18. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    I found an 85 Nighthawk 700 SC.

    Needs=

    fork seals
    engine work
    blinkers
    front fairing
    mirrors
    tires
    repaint
    possible throttle tube
    possible left switch assembly
    have no key

    All in all looks ok black and red color scheme

    I can get it for $175.00 but am not sure if it is worth it - what yall think?

    Urgent - guy is calling me right now!
  19. drdubb

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    Engine work? What kind of engine work?
  20. Happy Seal

    Happy Seal Long timer

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    I'll let you know tomorrow!