Official Nighthawk thread

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

  1. Robb

    Robb Long timer

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    I've got a couple for sale - Nighthawks, that is; an '82 650 that I'm parting, and a 750cc (also an '82, I think) that needs a little cleanup, but is titled with just 4k miles on it. PM if you have any interest, I'm in Milwaukee WI area.
  2. GAwoody83

    GAwoody83 Been here awhile

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    A nighthawk in Atlanta for sale on craigslist

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  3. ZJeepMI

    ZJeepMI Been here awhile

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    I like that seat/rear end setup compared to stock. I never did like the way the back end looks on the 750's
  4. njpaddler

    njpaddler Been here awhile

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    I loaned my Motion-Pro carb synchronizer to a buddy at work, months later he tells me the mercury is gone from it . Yes, I told him never to let it go horizontal.:cry

    Motion-Pro won't sell me any, as they've changed to a different fluid (that of course won't work in my old unit). Does anyboody know where I can get 1.5 oz. of mercury now ???

    Thanks.
  5. threadkiller

    threadkiller Semi-feral Pappy

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  6. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    I have a 1995 750 nighthawk, and am looking for a center stand and rack with back rest . Any suggestions on the best place to look. Thanks AK B
  7. ridewv

    ridewv Been here awhile

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    Center stand, maybe your dealer? Not sure if still available but just a few months ago my dealer was able to order my center stand from Honda. Backrest will be more difficult as Honda hasn't be offering them for a while. Ebay maybe?
  8. ak bike

    ak bike Been here awhile

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    thanks Ridewv. the nighthawks a great bike , looks like you have been at it a while.. :0) Ride safe
  9. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    I've got an OEM rear rack. Pm if you are interested. Center stands may still be available from honda. The racks aren't.
  10. The Kurgan

    The Kurgan Firing on one cylinder

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    As of a few months ago, I can confirm the centre stands are still available from Honda. I still don't have one as I never found a need for one. I just use a standard scissor jack under the swing-arm to clean/oil the chain. For oil changes, I just add a few pieces of wood under the side stand to make the Nighthawk more level. Close enough. Lately, I've been getting a local garage to do my oil/filter changes as I've become a lazy f**k. :)

    The rear racks are highly coveted and VERY hard to find, especially in good condition. If drdubb is overing one, I would go for it. I would never part with mine -- very handy and makes a passenger much more secure. It's also great for attaching a sissybar bag.

    -18 degrees here. Nighthawk is sitting in the shed under a clean white sheet... in deep hibernation. The tank is filled to the brim, I added stabilizer, which I ran through the carbs, I oiled the chain, and I gave the 'hawk an overall good cleaning and waxing. I didn't bother to pull the battery. It's a sealed gel unit, cost me $99... it should last. We'll see. The oil was changed about 400 kilometres ago and should be fine. I'll change it in the spring. Wishing I could ride her, but no chance. I might fire her up if we get "a warm spell" and let her run to temperature.
  11. ridewv

    ridewv Been here awhile

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    Unless you can do it while riding I've understood that to not be a good idea, especially on an air-cooled motor. Something about not getting it completely hot to boil off all moisture will do more harm than good. But in order to get the sump and such fully up to temp for long enough to boil away moisture, you'd be over heating the head.
  12. threadkiller

    threadkiller Semi-feral Pappy

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    It's a Nighthawk. You could park it at the bottom of a pond over winter and it'll start right up in the springtime.
  13. norvegicus

    norvegicus waiting for spring...

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    Freezing that battery will probably kill it. Don't ask me how I know. :baldy
  14. Spaceman3750

    Spaceman3750 Aggravating as Hell

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    My hawk is currently feeling neglected until my landlord and I can make some storage space to park her under shelter. Currently she's sitting in the drive under 4" of snow. Will need some TLC in the spring, including being due for new rubber anyways and probably a new battery since I haven't pulled the current one. I think the dog and I will run to big R tomorrow and get some stabil.
  15. ridewv

    ridewv Been here awhile

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    If you have a pigtail from your battery just plug it in and charge it. If not it'd be about as easy to install a pigtail now as disconnect and remove the battery. Whatever you do do not leave it in a discharged state in the bike or it could freeze and make a mess. A charged battery won't freeze even at -40.
  16. The Kurgan

    The Kurgan Firing on one cylinder

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    I might run an extension cord to the shed in the middle of the winter and give it a 5-hour trickle charge. However, I'm not too worried about it. It was fully charged a month ago, and I still haven't experienced a dead battery from previous winter storage periods. The gel units seem to hold a charge well and are impervious to the cold.
  17. The Kurgan

    The Kurgan Firing on one cylinder

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    Stabil is a good idea and make sure the tank is topped up! You might want to give some of the exposed metal bits a good WD40 spray... but that's just me.
  18. Hal-Koll

    Hal-Koll Adventurer

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    Has anyone gone 1 tooth bigger on their front sprocket? I'm looking at the possibility of commuting on the freeway and am wondering if going up on the front sprocket will increase the mileage much or is it just a matter of getting rid of the buzziness at the higher rpms?
    I'm going to have to replace both sprockets and the chain soon anyways so I might as well do it now if I'm going to do it.

    Thanks,
    Kurt
  19. RABBIT170

    RABBIT170 CB750 Adventurer

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    I have a brand new still in the box OEM air filter for a 91-03 Nighthawk 750 that I'm selling.
    $25 plus shipping to the lower 48.
    Thanks
  20. ridewv

    ridewv Been here awhile

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    I haven't but I notice a number of people over at Nighthawk forums have done this. If I were replacing sprockets and chain I might go one, possibly two, smaller on the rear which would be a little less than up one in front. But as it is the only spot with just the smallest bit of vibration is right at 4,000 which is 60 mph, by 65 mph it's back to smooth.