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Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« on: May 18, 2016, 05:24:33 PM »
I just got my (new-to-me) black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750 from a NY Craigslist seller last Wednesday, but here she is! 


I took her to get PA inspected this past Tuesday, and am scheduled to have about $300. worth of inspection related and general recommendations (carbs cleaned, etc), this coming Tuesday. I've also washed and polished her yesterday, and lubricated the chain. Ordered a replacement chain guard (since mine's missing), used, off eBay and some GPS mounting related stuff, too. Also bought the "91-92" Honda Service manual (though in hindsight, guess I should have technically bought the "92-93" one, and the '92 Owner's manual, too.

Look'n fwd to really riding her, following her shop time Tuesday, when everything's as it should be. Sure has been fun being on a motorcycle again, for the first time in a decade though, in the meantime!

(As a sidebar, 15 years ago, my 1st bike was a black, Yamaha XJ600 Seca II, and my 2nd bike, while abroad a year in NZ had been a blue, Honda GL 145).
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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2016, 03:40:37 AM »
Nice looking bike. How many miles?

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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 09:36:02 AM »
Thanks!  I'm told the first owner took her cross country (U.S.) three times;  That said, she had 48,590 on her when I bought her, and I've only added around 50 miles so far, myself.  It was a first bike for the guy I bought it from, (who apparently preferred the feel of a Shadow, so they switched over to one of those).
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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 09:39:23 AM »
Nice bike, what part of PA are you in? I'm extreme southeast, spitting distance from Delaware.

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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 10:14:39 AM »
Thanks! I'm in Kutztown area (in-between Reading & Allentown), PA.  Nearest local bike shop (who I highly recommend, by the way), is Kurtz Performance.
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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 10:54:22 AM »
Beautiful riding area up there. My daughter spent one ill fated semester at Bloomsburg..

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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2016, 10:32:15 PM »
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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2017, 05:57:05 PM »
Pretty stoked; Finally scored the hard-to-find Givi hard case / pannier setup for her, semi-locally, yesterday! (Givi Wingrack N140 2 with integrated turn signals, Givi 127 Universal Fit Kit and pair of Givi E21 Monokey hard cases). Had been searching for this quite awhile.





I've done a handful of much smaller upgrades along the way too, but didn't think to pause and post about'em here. (Waterproof USB/AUX Power Jacks, Waterproof GPS Mount, Reupholstered OEM Seat, National Cycle F-Series™ F-18 fairing, Nylon [Kawasaki] saddle bags, "Blue Job" [chrome cleaner], etc). More to follow, though!

Today I installed an economical, black, aluminum kickstand enlarger with stainless steel hardware too, (as suggested by fellow NHF members).




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Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 08:29:55 AM »
Had fun tackling "Milk" Crate Mod:



http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php/topic,3163.0.html

And better yet, FINALLY got around to tackling upper J-Bracket fabrication, for installation of my unobtainium, Targa Air Dam (a.k.a. Targa Chin Scoop; Targa Chin Strap; Lower Targa Fairing), too!



http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php/topic,2610.msg28157.html#msg28157


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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2017, 08:03:06 PM »
Forgot to update this thread a little while back...

In mid July I rid her of her blued, rusted pipe coating, quickly, easily and inexpensively...

Blue Job (Chrome Exhaust Pipe Cleaner)

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 08:31:24 AM »
Finally got a chance to have the used, maroon Targa Tsunami (front fairing) I'd picked up sometime last August (just before we had to suddenly throw everything into storage a couple months, close on our home and move; eventually unpacking), off an Oklahoma Craigslister, re-glassed and professionally painted, so I could install her last week.

Have since put roughly 500 or so more miles on my '92 Nighthawk, and am BLOWN AWAY at just how BEAUTIFULLY she (finally) CUTS THROUGH THE WIND!

Had finally mounted the Targa Air Dam ("Chin Scoop" / "Cowling" / "Lower Spoiler") shortly prior, which I'd picked up off NHF Member razorbacksrule, out of Arkansas, too.

This winning combo is an absolute GAME CHANGER!



While the stock/OEM/naked headlight NH look is cool looking (which drew me to the bike, off a NY Craigslister), and later, temporarily adding the (eBay) National F-Series™ F-18 fairing helped with buffeting/the wind...

With the (unfortunately discontinued) Targa Tsunami & Targa Air Dam combo installed, she feels like she [much more] quietly hugs the road, which may lead you to believe you're going about 30mph slower than you actually are, (when cruising on the highway), which is fantastic...in helping cut down on fatigue tremendously (especially when combined with a nice pair of properly inserted ear plugs).

By the best, conservative estimates, my Nighthawk would appear to now look 100,000x's cooler than she previously had...well, at least to me. Haha! :)

In short:  STOKED!

(For those seeking more "Sports Tourer" ["ST"] discussion and contemplation, you might also enjoy:  http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php/topic,2641.0.html)


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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2017, 07:49:44 PM »
National F-Series™ F-18 fairing (left) vs. Targa Tsunami fairing (right)




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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 09:09:32 AM »
Stoked, after two, used Centerstand deals fell through (one was my fault, as money was tight...with the recent move, the other someone simply beat me to), I finally scored a brand new one, from the factory, with free shipping and even got cash back ($10. + $3.75), through my free, new Ebates account (https://go.ebat.es/imsk/MOtZqQhIeD), off MotoSport.com, scoring free MotoSport stickers and calendar, in the process.

Hoping to install in the next 24-48hrs. Install pics to follow.

As a sidebar, I'd been all ready to buy through Partzilla, but they required $149. before offering free S&H, and didn't qualify for cash back via Ebates, whereas MotoSport only required a purchase of $79. to qualify for free S&H, also qualified for Ebates cash back, and I think the 1992 Honda CB 750A Nighthawk Main Stand Set (Centerstand Kit) was a dollar cheaper via MotoSport too, lol.




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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2017, 09:51:26 PM »
Project got delayed...but FINALLY installed my brand new, Honda OEM Centerstand, tonight!



Couldn't fit my new HFT torque wrench in there, so just made sure she was good and snug, yet operational.

Guess they included a spare Centerstand spring assembly clear hose tube?

Post install pics to follow, another day.

As a sidebar, look'n fwd to trying the "Shout Spray" cleaning hack....

Also, is that left side, round, Honda engine cover, scuffed by a previous owner inexpensive and easy to swap out, or is it like opening a can of worms? On that note, easier to try and buff out their scuffs? Please share recommended technique, if so. No biggie either way, just curious.


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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2017, 01:02:32 PM »
In the beginning...



Today...



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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2017, 07:03:54 AM »
Great comparison pic.  Your NH has come a long way in a year.
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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2017, 07:33:43 AM »
Thanks! Guess I've been on a mission to make her all she could be, after taking an unscheduled, ten year break from motorcycling. ☺️
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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2017, 05:03:46 AM »
I know what you mean, I took almost 20 year break - between being active duty and moving and having kids.  I had a 75 CB550 first, then bought my brand new 02 CB750.  I got one of the Targa fairing as well, and it was beautiful.  Unfortunately, a few years later, my son crashed it and destroyed the fairing.  I put a Rifle Super Bike fairing on it after that.  It looked ok, but was not the same.

Great looking bike you have there.

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« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2017, 06:34:49 PM »
I know what you mean, I took almost 20 year break - between being active duty and moving and having kids.  I had a 75 CB550 first, then bought my brand new 02 CB750.  I got one of the Targa fairing as well, and it was beautiful.  Unfortunately, a few years later, my son crashed it and destroyed the fairing.  I put a Rifle Super Bike fairing on it after that.  It looked ok, but was not the same.

Great looking bike you have there.

Thanks, Wahrsuul!

I did some digging and found a sweet pic from the night she was first trailered  home. #throwback




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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2017, 06:53:18 PM »
That's a really cool picture man. Gives it a definite oldschool flair.

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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2017, 11:09:23 PM »
That's a really cool picture man. Gives it a definite oldschool flair.

Thanks! The trailering pic?


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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2017, 11:18:06 PM »
'92 CB750 Nighthawk front shot, with Givi E21's detached, after installing brand new Honda center stand, (and before finally  adhering three new Targa decals to fairings).




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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2017, 05:31:01 PM »
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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2017, 10:34:38 AM »
Put four, new "NGK R DPR8EA 9" plugs in her yesterday, each torqued to 12 ft. lbs.

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Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2017, 09:15:36 PM »
Tried to sticker her up today, with a couple PADI DIVER stickers on her Givi's, but they didn't want to adhere, even after first cleaning the area with rubbing alcohol. O'well, took this pic before transferring them over to each of our SUV's, (where they adhered to the side windows beautifully).

Fortunately, the previously adhered DIVE Flag is holding up just fine.

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