Official Nighthawk thread

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

  1. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    +1

    But for a$175 it's a hard one to pass up.
  2. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    $175...you can always part that out and make a little money.
    Fork seals, no big deal.
    Carb clean and run...great...
    Will need tires/battery etc. that's three or four hundred.
    Key - there is a number on the switch module. Take that to a locksmith and he/she can make keys...get several. They should have the blanks.
  3. loosenoose

    loosenoose b00n

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    I just picked up a friend's nighthawk 750. its not running but i think i might be able to get it running tomorrow. its got pod filters, which look cool, but dont work well with the cv carbs, i hear. fresh battery and new tires. looks pretty cool.
    im making.it.more cb750 themed than nighthawk stock.
  4. loosenoose

    loosenoose b00n

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    so far fairings are off, and forks are raised about an inch and a half. cleaned out the carbs as much as one can do with out taking them off the bike. they are stuck on very well. the boots look cracked, too.

    anyon know a specific tank that will fit the 82 nighthawk 750 frame without modification? my tank looks somewhat rusty and i am not a big fan of a big wide harley looking tank on a vintage i4 sport bike
  5. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    The forks look bent just below the lower triple, like someone hit something with the bike.

  6. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    One word...eBay.
  7. enz0

    enz0 Been here awhile

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    Just got back from 3,500 k (doesn't sound nearly as impressive in miles) trip to Adelaide and the bike preformed beautifully.... but it's getting a bit smokier and the timing chain rattle is getting ....rattlier.

    ....I think it's time for a rebuild.

    Being that I come from across the ocean where motorcycle parts seem to be slightly ridiculous (my local dealership wanted $700 for a starter motor) I was wondering if any inmates could recommend a place that they get parts from. I'm basically after timing chain kit and standard size piston rings


    It was the perfect bike for the trip, comfortable, quiet, reliable and looked good in every damm photo (wish I could say the same for myself). I'm thinking of a rebuild, maybe a respray at the same time and then start planning the next trip with the 'hawk
  8. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    Which one/ year do you have?

    Good rebuild thread on an 83 650.
  9. jimmycorp

    jimmycorp adventure lurker

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    Hey guys, decided not to check out those bikes in Boston, too much of a trip. Also wasted my time checking out a red '84 700s in PA. On the long two hour drive back home, i spotted a listing for a blue '85 700s in upstate NY.

    Couple days later took the trip, liked what i saw, few days later came back with the bike. Here she is, crappy pics dont do her justice.

    $1500, came with Corbin seat, clean title, shop manual, extra decal, extra throttle cable, and honda toolkit.

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    all loaded up for the 100 mile trip home


    Pics taken by Previous owner

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  10. enz0

    enz0 Been here awhile

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    92 Model nighthawk 750, tey call it te cb750 here and it has dual front discs, but other than that same bike
  11. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    Good find. I like the blue ones.
  12. The Kurgan

    The Kurgan Firing on one cylinder

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    Hey NH750 owners, have any of you noticed any seepage around your neutral light switch? I had exactly one drop of oil on my garage floor at the start of winter, and nothing since. I think I'll leave well enough alone and monitor it, but I just wondered if anybody else has had their switch seals go belly up. Thanks.
  13. Tourniquet

    Tourniquet Adventurer

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    I have had some seepage from the oil pressure sender switch. I replaced the seal and it leaked less but in the end I think it was just some engine gunk that made it stop leaking. Do you ever see any oil dampness around the rubber gasket of the engine valve cover?

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  14. The Kurgan

    The Kurgan Firing on one cylinder

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    No oil leaks or seepage anywhere else. In fact, this NH750 is the most hermetically sealed motorcycle I've ever owned... my last 2001 BMW K1200RS taking the prize (the "normal" leaking timing cover) as being a siv, my 2008 KLR 650 (2 shift shaft seals from day 1, zero miles), and 2005 Triumph Tiger 955i (head gasket at 1500 miles), taking second and third respectively. :) Am I cursed with oil leaks? Even my 2003 SV1000S experienced a coolant leak at 750 miles! Both of my 1975 CB500T's had head gasket seepage... but they had an excuse being old ladies.

    Come to think of it, the only dry engine/tranny was from my humble 2008 50cc Tomos Arrow R and 1984 Yamaha Riva 172cc scooter! But they were POS for everything else!
  15. 51D7H3K1D

    51D7H3K1D n00b

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    Does anyone have experience with fitting other exhausts (Old CB's or newer Rebel's or others) on a Nighthawk 250? I have a 1992 Hawk, my very fist bike, that I babied into running condition (a fact of which I am very proud! :D ). One problem I have now is that the exhausts rattle like crazy, It doesn't affect anything other than my sanity, but it would be nice to replace them with something a little more secure. I often see parts bikes on craigslist, I just never know what would fit on my bike.

    Thanks.
  16. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    I had one of these. I loved it. Like an idiot I traded it for a Trans Am.

    I traded a great motorcycle for a shitty car.
  17. OHjim

    OHjim Been here awhile

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    Anyone know where to get a stator for a 93 NH 750? I have checked Ricks, Electrosport and Racetech Electric and none available. Is it a dealer-only item? Can it be rewound? Can a car alternator be placed in there? I found some fairly small car alternators that look like they might work. . . .
  18. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Nice find! I took mine out for the ride to work yesterday. It was warm and humid and as a result, the streets were covered with condensation. Now I have a lot of cleaning to do. :D Still, it was well worth the ride. :clap

    -Joe
  19. moma417

    moma417 Adventurer

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    My '95 NH250 is showing major signs of running too rich.
    - Bluish smoke
    - Smell of oil after shutoff
    - Flames out of exhaust pipe (while super cool, not ideal)
    - Backfiring
    - Popping

    This is my first bike, where do I start with the troubleshooting?
  20. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    that sounds too lean. what do the plugs look like?