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Offline CalvinBrapBrap

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New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« on: May 29, 2017, 12:05:02 PM »
Hey, everyone. I am new to the forums. DIY garage builder hobbyist out of New Orleans. This is my 92' 750 I "finished" modding earlier this month. Have a few more things I need to do but got tired of not riding it. I wanted a more rugged and utilitarian version that would be at home in the wastelands of a video game or movie. Sort of an amalgam of a scrambler/tracker/cafe racer.  haphap






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Re: New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 11:04:59 PM »
Very interesting build. Suits your stated tastes well. I like the olive drab satchel, too.


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Re: New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 04:52:30 AM »
Preetty nice work, I like it.  Might need to do something thta that exhaust though... seems a little out of character.

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Re: New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 07:53:22 PM »
Very interesting build. Suits your stated tastes well. I like the olive drab satchel, too.
Thanks. I made the satchel out of an old army laundry bag and 2 vietnam era rifle mag pouches. Took 30 hours or so to stitch by hand and then wax it for some weatherproofing.

Preetty nice work, I like it.  Might need to do something thta that exhaust though... seems a little out of character.

Thanks. I am not a fan of the stock mufflers right now either. I have some shorter GP megaphone style mufflers with visible welds I plan on replacing the stock ones with. I am putting off doing more work on the bike til I close on my house with a 2 car garage.

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Re: New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 11:30:13 AM »
Great love it! I like the rawness of it!
Could you write about your LED headlight set up and where you got it and install process.Thank you in advance

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Re: New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 09:03:08 AM »
Great love it! I like the rawness of it!
Could you write about your LED headlight set up and where you got it and install process.Thank you in advance


It's a knock off 7" JCW headlight I got off ebay for $60. It's actually pretty decent. The factory bucket and mounting ring did not work with the mounting of it. The Nighthawk does not have the same standard mounting ring as the headlight like Harleys and some of the older bikes do. I bought a 79' KZ750 headlight assembly off eBay to use which does have the correct mounting ring. Installation is a straightforward plugin. The LED ring has 2 wires which I connected to the 2 running light wires from the front turn signals. When on it has an amber light ring. When the turn signals are activated the ring turns off while the signals flash. Then comes back on once the signals are canceled.

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Re: New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 05:38:46 PM »
I love it!!!  My kind of project bike.  What gas tank did you use?
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Re: New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 08:38:51 PM »
I love it!!!  My kind of project bike.  What gas tank did you use?

I used the gas tank off an 81 Suzuki GS850. It's about 5.8 gallons instead of 4.8.

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Re: New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 10:30:39 PM »
Great love it! I like the rawness of it!
Could you write about your LED headlight set up and where you got it and install process.Thank you in advance


It's a knock off 7" JCW headlight I got off ebay for $60. It's actually pretty decent. The factory bucket and mounting ring did not work with the mounting of it. The Nighthawk does not have the same standard mounting ring as the headlight like Harleys and some of the older bikes do. I bought a 79' KZ750 headlight assembly off eBay to use which does have the correct mounting ring. Installation is a straightforward plugin. The LED ring has 2 wires which I connected to the 2 running light wires from the front turn signals. When on it has an amber light ring. When the turn signals are activated the ring turns off while the signals flash. Then comes back on once the signals are canceled.

Interesting and good to know, as I've been looking into many eBay LED headlight replacement options to help light up the night.


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Re: New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 10:28:32 PM »
what tires are those?

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Re: New Here - My custom 92' Nighthawk 750
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2017, 07:12:27 PM »
Are u going to paint that tank?


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