Official Nighthawk thread

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

  1. njpaddler

    njpaddler Been here awhile

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    From another forum, I got directed to McMaster-Carr, hit their website, ordered a pack of 3 (I have two Nighthawks) and was shocked to get it the next day in postal mail because they are a half-hour drive north of me. Small world.
  2. tomcfitz

    tomcfitz Been here awhile Supporter

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    Willing to share the McMaster Part Number, just for posterity?
  3. njpaddler

    njpaddler Been here awhile

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    Oh, alright, if you insist ! https://www.mcmaster.com/9433K39/
    My receipt here says it cost $7.25 + tax & postage = $14.35

    I'd have put this up earlier but was not at home.
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  4. tomcfitz

    tomcfitz Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yeah no worries! I've just been the victim of old threads with info like that and it's like "if only the bastard had put the part number it'd be solved!"
  5. rd400racer

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    The old girl may finally be taking a trailer to the shop after 15+ years of neglect. I even wiped the dust off.

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  6. sonnystile

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    I didn’t know you had one of those?!
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  7. rd400racer

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    Unfortunately I got it through bad circumstances...it was my best friends who passed away. It hasn't been started in over 15 years but Chad is going to perform his magic.
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  8. Gone in 60

    Gone in 60 Been here awhile

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    Parts have been sold.

    Post can be deleted. Thank you!
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  9. nukeguy

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    Don't know how to PM on this site but I'm interested in buying both remaining parts. Please PM me. I'm assuming you know how to do that.
  10. Gone in 60

    Gone in 60 Been here awhile

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    Hi Nukeguy,

    Thank you! Just sent you a PM.
  11. Gone in 60

    Gone in 60 Been here awhile

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    Parts are sold!
  12. tomcfitz

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    Just had to buy a new socket set for my '93. Front is easily available, chain is easy to find, but the 38 tooth rear is backordered all summer. Am I crazy to think a 37 tooth rear sprocket will work just fine? Yeah it will lower my RPMs a tad, but not really significantly: what was 5k rpm will now be like 4.9k. Any issues I'm missing here? I assume I'd have to go to a 109 link chain, but I have a chain breaker on order, so that shouldn't be an issue.

    I've never changed a sprocket or chain before, so I'm a little hesitant to make any changes.

    Unless you think this sprocket is still okay to use?
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  13. drdubb

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    That sprocket still has some life in it. Old sprockets shorten chain life, but that one doesn’t look bad.
  14. Davidc83

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    Sprocket looks usable...No hooks in the teeth. A few thousand miles left...
  15. bdonley

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    Been wanting a standard sorta bike. Missed a couple Bonnevilles. Looked at Guzzi’s, nobody in the area with the diagnostic equipment. Same with Aprilia. I’m in a small town. Then, this Nighthawk 750 shows up. 2002. 13,700 miles. Givi shield. V&H 4/1 pipe. $2500.00. Let’s see, hydraulic valves, simple to work on, no radiator, fuel pump, sensors. A classic Honda 750/4. Upright, comfortable. Figure I’ll rework the fork and change shocks.Maybe add a center stand. I’m in!!
  16. tomcfitz

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    Nice! Looks good!


    And thanks to @drdubb and @Davidc83 I just slapped a new chain on there and have been riding fine for a few weeks!
  17. drdubb

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    Change the oil, keep fresh tires and ride.
  18. drdubb

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    Glad its working out.
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  19. tomcfitz

    tomcfitz Been here awhile Supporter

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    And... On my way home today I realized at a stop sign that my headers were smoking, so I pulled off to look, and not only found that my fork seals were toast, but my brand new tire had a passenger!

    Between that, having the VW in the shop getting the AC repaired, and the Datsun getting towed home on monday due to some electrical gremlins, this has been a bad week for vehicles.


    Anyone know if I can patch this or should I just bite the bullet and get a new tire?

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  20. TonyKZ1

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    I'd pull out the nail/screw/whatever and check it out. You might get lucky like I did the other day, I had a short screw in the tread of a fairly new tire like you're showing. I pulled it out and it hasn't leaked any air at all. Otherwise, if it does then plug it and continue on. Just my 0.02 worth.
    However, If you feel you need to replace it due to the screw/nail/etc then by all means replace the tire. It's really your decision and you need to do what makes you feel comfortable.