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Offline ChillyNightHawk

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92 NightHawk
« on: September 06, 2016, 03:19:48 PM »
Here's the latest image of my 92 NH. I was going to chop it up and try my hand at a "cafe look" but wound up falling in love with the original lines so I've decided to keep the classic look but add a bit of a modern flair. I cut the front and rear fenders, added modern mirrors and control levers, changed out the tail light to an 18 LED set up. Not much more I'm going to do to, I think she's sittin' reeaaaaaal pretty. 



Any riders in NYC let me know! The weather is changing for the better!  bnna+

Offline smoojee

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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 05:09:58 PM »
Nice ride!  I’m here in NYC. Just did a trip up to Big Bear yesterday with my girlfriend.  It was a nice ride. 
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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 06:12:26 AM »
I'm in NYC.
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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 08:38:32 AM »
Ha! I just liked your photo on Instagram the other day. Great looking NH. I hated these bikes when I first bought one, since then they really have grown on me
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Offline ChillyNightHawk

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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2016, 02:27:09 PM »
9w to Bear Mountain and then Storm king highway (218) is one of my favorite rides not too far from the city.

Rode a round Trip to Montreal, Canada in July and I'm heading out to Vermont in a couple of weeks and Virginia in the next month for camping! I love my nighthawk!

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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2016, 02:51:28 PM »
Yep, that was our route.  Let's go for a ride sometime. 
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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2016, 04:05:39 PM »
how'd ya do the LED taillight? wanna post some pics of that? i might be interested because i hate the lazy "i'm really ----ing old" glow of the stock taillight.
larger pic of my bike : http://imgur.com/5SCqWfJ

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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2016, 12:58:52 PM »
I also want more info on this tail light.  Any other mods needed to get it going? Relays or diodes?

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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2016, 06:33:05 PM »
I think your next step is making NH handle better. I always get that front huge bounce on freeways expansion joins and I think that can be fixed with progressive springs next rear shocks can be replaced as well for better unit.To me if the bike can't handle then what's the point of HP when all you do is straight exhilaration.I like flicking in corners not sport bike level but still flicking it because its fun.
Anyway just my thoughts

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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2016, 12:37:41 PM »
x3 for info on the taillight.  Those are nice looking, subtle mods too.  Nice looking 'Hawk!
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Offline ChillyNightHawk

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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2016, 09:52:02 AM »
Sup friends!

The tail light job was a fun one and I feel it really changed the look of the bike while keeping those 90's lines that iv'e fallen in love with.
Here's the link for the light I bought off of Amazon, it super bright and was very easy to hook up. No need for and electrical mods at all. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CMK7PKE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

As for the process I started off by removing the old clunky light, mocking up a sheet of paper to create a box outline. Laid that piece of paper out on a piece of aluminum sheet metal and made the bends and cuts, sealed the corners using glue and small rivets. After that I cut out the center for the light and sealed the light to the metal using silicone. wired everything back up, cut the rear fender off leaving the boot for storage and left the turn signals bolted to the arms coming off the frame. Made a quick bracket for the license plate with an electrical outlet plate. Next step is to add the strip of water proof LED's to the bottom of the light to have a license plate light, and mount the engine guards bought. Added are some pics. Hope this helps!  :jkam:






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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2016, 11:08:10 AM »
Well done! 

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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2016, 05:50:57 AM »
I see you swapped in a 96+ engine too.

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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2016, 11:10:16 AM »

Posted by: Wahrsuul
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I see you swapped in a 96+ engine too.


Woah! haha how did you know that?! I purchased it with it in. The seller said it was a 2001 engine but i have no idea how to tell. I just went with it. The odometer says 30,000 miles but he said that the odometer was wrong, wish i knew how many it actually had. I've put 5-7k on myself, and planning many more!  Great eye man! LOVE MY HAWK!
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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2016, 03:39:20 PM »

Posted by: Wahrsuul
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I see you swapped in a 96+ engine too.


Woah! haha how did you know that?! I purchased it with it in. The seller said it was a 2001 engine but i have no idea how to tell. I just went with it. The odometer says 30,000 miles but he said that the odometer was wrong, wish i knew how many it actually had. I've put 5-7k on myself, and planning many more!  Great eye man! LOVE MY HAWK!
 nice1

Our esteemed Wahrsuul beat me to it  haphap  The '96 and up engines were painted black while the earlier models had silver engines.

Very nice with your tasteful mods...keep up the good work!  nice1
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Re: 92 NightHawk
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2016, 08:50:25 PM »
Nice '92 Hawk and LED mod. I put another 116 miles on my '92 Hawk today, (and it felt great tak'n her out of storage, as we're in limbo, trying to close on a home).
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