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Offline Bogie

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Hello everyone new NH owner
« on: March 30, 2017, 08:26:08 PM »
Hi there, just picked up a '99 Nighthawk 750 that has been sitting in a garage for 8 years. Seems like it is in pretty good shape but lots of stuff to do before I try and fire it up.


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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 07:13:56 AM »
Welcome..Bike looks in descent shape.  wlcm1
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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 09:27:16 AM »
Got a bit of corrosion on the aluminum bits and some small rust spots. Thing I learned: don't call towing company for motorcycles, they really rake you over the coals on charges. Bike is light enough I could have manhandled it into a uhaul for a lot less.

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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 08:43:39 PM »
Welcome to the NHF bogie.  How many miles on it?   Take your time to get all issues in order and it will last many years.  Get that NH back on the road where  it belongs.
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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 05:39:49 AM »
It's got 4129 miles currently. I'll never understand people that buy a motorcycle and never ride it. I am sure there are some people with good reasons, but if I wasn't going to ride it I'd rather sell it to someone who would while it is still in good shape rather than rot in the corner of a garage.

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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 07:42:13 AM »
Hi there, just picked up a '99 Nighthawk 750 that has been sitting in a garage for 8 years. Seems like it is in pretty good shape but lots of stuff to do before I try and fire it up.



Nice find, enjoy!
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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 04:58:14 PM »
woohoo!!!
Nighthawks are awesome!

(aside from the grandpa-blue windscreen I love your bike)
I hope you don't have to mess with the carbs; Too bad they just let it sit.

If you can find a Corbin seat on Craigslist, perhaps you will like t as much as I like mine... after a severe (but careful) beating with a rubber mallet it is as comfortable as a seat gets- and adds some nice lines to the Nighthawk's profile.

Here's my NH that I picked up a couple years ago.  Just had it out today!

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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2017, 09:27:01 PM »
Cleaning the carbs now. Finally got them off, but I probably really didn't need to. Once I got them opened up they looked very clean. Better to be sure I guess. First thing I did though was pull the windshield off. :)


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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2017, 07:43:07 AM »
Now that I have looked closer --- it is a good thing I pulled the carbs off. The floats were all stuck and there was some goop down in the very bottom of the bowls that needed to be cleaned up that could have broke loose and clogged a needle. Found some gas around the screws as I pulled them out. Not sure if it is just seepage from years of sitting or not but has me thinking about replacing the gaskets while I have it apart. Those gasket kits aren't cheap though lol.

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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2017, 02:00:39 PM »
Cleaning the carbs is usually all these barn bikes need. Great find - looks like a museum piece.
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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2017, 10:08:00 PM »
Welcome! Nice find you have there. Sounds like you got the better end of the bargain. Ride the wheels off that puppy! bkr3
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Re: Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2017, 07:51:28 AM »
You might catch some flack for the windshield but I just mounted up a Plexifairing 3 on my 84 NH 650 and wow, what a much more comfortable ride when you have some wind protection.

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Hello everyone new NH owner
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2017, 04:24:22 PM »
You might catch some flack for the windshield but I just mounted up a Plexifairing 3 on my 84 NH 650 and wow, what a much more comfortable ride when you have some wind protection.

Yeah...even my National Cycle F-Series™ F-18 fairing makes a huge difference...I can't even imagine your's, but I'm sure it's great on the open road!


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