Official Nighthawk thread

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

  1. tomcfitz

    tomcfitz Been here awhile Supporter

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    My temptation is to plug it and see what happens, honestly. The nail itself has held air pretty well, no PSI lost overnight.
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  2. ExTex

    ExTex Been here awhile

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    I am using a rear tire with 2 plugs in it. No air leaks so I keep riding.
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  3. 1 wheel peel

    1 wheel peel Been here awhile

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    Old topic I know but this might help some of the folks that want heated gear but not wanting to tax their charging system.
    https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Work-Gear/Jackets/202-21
    or
    https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Work-Gear/Axis-Layering-System/303-20

    Runs off of a regular M12 battery.
  4. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    Picked up a 1992 NH750, my third. The tach crapped out on me, but I was lucky enough to find a replacement with the same mileage (within 1k miles) on the odometer. Then a few months later, it crapped out as well; go figure.

    I don't "need" a tach, but this is way too clean of a bike to watch the needle jumping around like a sugared up three year old. I read a while back of a fix that involved prying the bezel off, etc, just the kind of job that I would make a mess of... does anyone know of anyone out there doing this type of repair?

    On another note, I recently went to a progressive suspension and a braided steel brake line; why I didn't do this earlier is a mystery to me. 20210807_095750.jpg
  5. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    I'm not doing the repairs, but I have done it. Not that difficult. Need a soldering iron with a very small tip. 7AA2DE16-A6A9-4A35-832D-580469313198.jpeg 094FC2CC-9FB6-4F13-A6C6-76ACD24C35ED.jpeg 6A152E7D-26BA-4674-B7A8-2639FBBFD51E.jpeg B98BC3F2-9BC6-4E55-9663-C223F5676815.jpeg B9817AB1-BABF-4B67-8B07-43DA74DD5D0E.jpeg 6F3108AB-B7EC-442F-B17C-6BD4EB0D5DEC.jpeg
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  6. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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  7. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    Wasn't that bad. You have to pry (bend) a metal ring to get it apart, but it wasn't bad. The biggest problem was getting the spring to not move while soldering. I think I dropped a washer on it.

    At one time I had the process properly documented on the nighthawk-forums site. Doubt that it is still there.
  8. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney International Bumbler

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    Hey fellas I'm considering an '84 Nighthawk S that popped up locally (kinda' an impulse buy really) on FB marketplace. I've heard good things from a number of people on this form and others about them. But since it would likely be replacing my secondary/commuter bike, a HIGH mileage '07 FZ6, I'm wondering how it would compare and what all I should be considering. Mostly in terms of handling, ergos/comfort, wind protection, because I know the Yamaha has it beat on outright power and speed.

    I don't remember if we can/are not suppose to post to outside links, so I won't. But it's got 16k miles, what looks to be an aftermarket exhaust, possibly aftermarket pod air filters (has UNI stickers on it), and there's a few other stickers on it that makes me wonder if it's had suspension mods. Hopefully it's actually all stock and they just threw some stickers on it, because I'm not going to dick with trying to tune carbs on a bike someone has torn out or cut up the air box on. Body is stock, other than the turn signals are newer generic looking aftermarket ones, and fairly nice for it's age.
  9. jkyle187

    jkyle187 Titanium Hammer

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    ISO: 1993 cb750 nighthawk both side panels...blue..DM. Ty for looking