Official Nighthawk thread

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

  1. sonnystile

    sonnystile Been here awhile

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    This is the one I lust after.

    I have a Targa Tsunami...
  2. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    That would do the trick. I've wondered if the Classic Cafe Fairing from Airtech would do the trick:
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    Hard to find pictures of it in use though.

    Andrew

    Edit - Possibly better:

    Airtech Dunstall Fairing
    http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/vintage/Dunstall.htm#price
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  3. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    You'll have to scrounge a used one (good luck) or fabricate one, have one fabricated, or use one off another bike. It's a hard to find part.

    Put a set of crash bars on the fo-fiddy before she drops it again. That's a great bike but boy are the parts getting scarce. It's part of why I sold mine.
  4. baader

    baader ton up boy

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    Finally took some half decent shot of my bike.
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    Avon Distanzia front tyre
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    Paintjob


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  5. RobbieAG

    RobbieAG Been here awhile

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    Very nice!

    Where are you located? What year is your bike (CB750?)?
  6. baader

    baader ton up boy

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    I´m in Finland, the bike is 95
  7. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    Installed some new bars last night. A set of Renthal Vintage (enduro) bars I had on an old project bike of mine. So much more comfortable. Same with the ProGrip 714 grips. Squishy\Grippy\Soft. I like. I also installed a cupholder for bringing my coffee to work in the morning :lol3

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    No interference with the controls\tank at all :clap
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    On top of that, I went ahead and shimmed the carb needles as well. I ended up using 1 - 0.030" thick aluminum shim on each carb. No way to fit 2, and from what I read, most people were shimming 0.040" total. I'm quite pleased with the results, though the bike is in dire need of some new (unclogged) pilot jets.

    Also, I am in dire need of some luggage on this bike. I hate the look of top cases, but I'll be darned if they're not super practical. I just hate to hack up the stock rack, as I read they're a bit hard to find\expensive. Thoughts?

    Andrew
  8. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    My thoughts: Take the carbs off and clean them, replace the jets, and do it properly. That way it's done and you don't have to keep saying "Oh, I'll do that tomorrow/weekend/next month" and the bike runs right. It's too good of an engine to let it run poorly out of sloth. And jets are cheap. So is Pine-Sol.

    You can get a t-bag that will hang on the passenger backrest. No cutting up the stock rack, but you get storage and can carry it into work with you.
  9. RobbieAG

    RobbieAG Been here awhile

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    For day to day commuting and such, I use a Nelson Rigg tank bag. I put it on the tank until I got the rear rack mounted. Now I just throw it on there.
  10. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    Is there any value in a "ran when parked" engine out of a 1982 Honda Nighthawk 750? It was a great bike but when I decided to move on I wasn't able to sell the whole thing for a variety of reasons, and I'd love to see the engine put to good use.
  11. milo

    milo Been here awhile

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    This. Or just remove the jets and clean them. I used carb cleaner and eventually was able to push wire through and floss them. I used a fine filament of copper wire from a lamp cord that I cut open.
  12. DustyRags

    DustyRags Idiot

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    Yeah, clean 'em for sure. Not hard. Don't use wire, though, use fishing line or a bristle from a nylon brush. Won't wreck your jets.

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  13. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I'm no stranger to cleaning carbs\jets. Been putting it off mostly cause the weather has been nice and it's been running plenty good enough.

    I've got an ultrasonic cleaner, so I'll get down to business. Supposed to rain tonight, so I'll dig in and get everything sorted.

    Andrew
  14. DustyRags

    DustyRags Idiot

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    Well hell, there you go! :D

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  15. njpaddler

    njpaddler Been here awhile

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    This one looks good, a double-decker.

    or

    this one is waterproof [it sez] and in two sizes

    or

    this one is a little less ching-ching
  16. andrewgore

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    I'm still kicking around the idea of soft luggage, but I prefer rigid luggage, at least on a street machine. I'm him-hawing over ordering this up for a top case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YC14/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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    I plan on copying this for some side case mounts: http://ridingmissouri.webs.com/project3.htm

    There are perks to being a machinist :D

    Andrew
  17. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    They've usually sucked some trash into the circuits if they're crudded up enough to clog to the level of poking them out.

    It's always a better idea to just go ahead and clean each carb completely, replacing the jets as you go. You can even rejet for ethanol 10% fuel, while you're at it.
  18. andrewgore

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    Pulled the carbs apart. Not a single clogged jet. :lol3. 2 air screws were at 2.25 turns out and 2 were at 2.5. I'll set them all at 2.5 (I read 2.5-3 is base). At least I know all is well and good in carb land.

    Andrew
  19. milo

    milo Been here awhile

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    I guess that'll work if you can push it through. It'll take a pretty fine nylon thread or monofilament line to fit through the tiny pilot jets. The hair-like strands of copper wire work well and are softer than the brass jets so no risk of damage.
  20. Rudderfeet

    Rudderfeet Adventurer

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    My friend's son after enjoying his first Nighthawk CB700SC ride. I rebuilt the top end and gave her a cafe homage last winter. Runs like a top.

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