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Offline RoughCafe92

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92 Cafe Nighthawk
« on: May 31, 2014, 04:59:19 PM »
So this is my bike 92 750 Nighthawk, Formally CafeWanter. So I guess I'm reintroducing myself.

When I bought her

Nowadays



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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 05:34:40 PM »
that's a nice looking cafe. im sure you have been asked before but how is the bike running with the pod

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 08:59:07 PM »
Not so great lol. It does bog a bit I leave he choke up a little in getting my carbs jetted in a couple of weeks.



Took her out for the first time in months only around the block tho. Got my new shocks, bar end mirrors, and my progressive fork springs are dying to be installed just don't know if I'll be able to do them.
 

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014, 09:11:18 PM »
Phenomenal.  Great job!!

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014, 10:39:26 PM »
what kind of rear shocks dead you get? progressive rear also?

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 09:52:31 AM »


They're from dime city cycles. Does anyone know if I'm supposed to remove the white plastic ring on the bottom

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 12:03:27 PM »
The plastic it there so you can fit it to your bolt see how your bottom bolt fits and use or don't to get a tight fit.

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 12:07:09 PM »
Ok so do I remove it or leave it?

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 04:50:08 PM »
It is rare that a Nighthawk makes the transition from standard to cafe without looking out of blance but you have done a nice job. Just a couple of quesitons.
Where's the battery?
How do you get away without rear turn signals or are they integrated into the taillight? Around here not having turnsignals will get you pulled over and you'd get a "30 day to repair or it gets pulled off the road" ticket.
-Dan

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2014, 06:04:34 PM »

Where's the battery?


That's quite a transformation!
I'm kinda curious where the battery is, too...

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2014, 07:37:57 PM »
Thanks guys the battery is on the back hump I made a pan underneath to house the battery, fuses and multi tool. The turns front and back are in the same basic spot the original ones where but muchhhhhh smaller. I got the fork springs swapped today painted a bunch of stuff and added fork boots and subtracted the front fender it was cracked anyway. Still got other stuff to do but it's good enough to ride again I've been dying to ride. Here's a few pictures from today




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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2014, 07:45:15 PM »
Nicely done. A rare cafe that actually looks well thought-out.
Dog

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2014, 07:59:48 PM »

Nicely done. A rare cafe that actually looks well thought-out.

Thank you I'm missing the old Nighthawk forums I had my project logs and everything. Getting a shorter clean throttle and separate start stop button. I really want new gauges but I gotta figure out how to mount them properly. I'm def a pic whore so if anyone wants to see a section of the bike let me know

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2014, 09:18:45 PM »
Front signals


Rears. Old pic but you can see it above the shock.

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92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2014, 10:19:47 PM »


New front wheel bearings solved my wobble problem. She runs smooth suspension feels great can't wait to get the carbs done. I still move mods coming I def need a new seat.

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2014, 09:51:25 AM »

These came in the mail today gotta clean up my bars.


View of the bar end mirrors


If you want to change your fork springs and don't have a huge Allen key grab a nut that fits and ratchet it out.


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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2014, 12:07:59 AM »
nice job, enjoyed your creation! and the many tech.-Infos..

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2014, 07:51:02 AM »
I def need a new seat.
Umm, no offense but....  whoohoo1

Other than that, it looks great! If the seat works then whatever. But, my opinion is that it does detract some from the overall look.

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2014, 01:16:11 PM »




Swapped out the huge ugly start/stop throttle assembly for the separate and clean looking throttle and switches.
 

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2014, 09:29:23 PM »


Put the old black seat back on for now not as comfy as the red one. I think I'll have a upholsterer make me a nice seat. Still have plenty more I want to do.

Headlight brackets
Smaller horn
Smaller left side button controls
Jet the carbs
New seat
Shorten the exhaust either cut mine or order a 12" shorty muffler.
Red spark plug cables
New gauges and holder
And whatever else I see on dime city lol

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2014, 06:22:45 AM »
Nice work man. The black & white theme really works

Sent from Moto Madness


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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2014, 01:11:42 PM »

Nice work man. The black & white theme really works

Sent from Moto Madness

Thanks man.

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2014, 01:12:09 PM »


My dad got this pic after work. Not bad.

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2014, 02:25:29 PM »


Pan and battery location

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Re: 92 Cafe Nighthawk
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2014, 02:44:58 PM »
How large are the "wing" decals on the tank?

Shan

 

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