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Offline viffer

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What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:40:08 AM »
Thought this might be a fun, on going post.....

Fixed the turn indicator light between the gauges.
Pulled the front wheel/tire to get it balanced .... Dyna Beads made the shake worse  mad1
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Offline usmc3531

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 12:24:40 PM »
I fired mine up and added  some stabil to the gas,unsure if ill get a chance to ride again before it gets cold due to injuries

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 07:37:04 AM »
Had the starter rebuilt--cleaned and new brushes

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 07:46:31 PM »
after waiting for a month and a half I got it registered and legally rode it around town with a giant smile on my face.

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 05:14:38 PM »
Rode her?!
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 09:38:58 PM »
Added a USB port to the handlebars directly fro the battery!


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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 09:52:18 PM »
My R/R was giving over 15v so I bought a new used R/R off ebay and now my voltage looks normal again.  My butt dyno even said she was more peppy today. 

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 05:30:03 AM »
Check the tyre pressure, changed the oil including a new oil filter, replaced a broken fork reflector, dropped the exhaust and gave the headers a new coat of ceramic paint, and gave it a top to bottom clean and silicone polish.  Ooooh, shiny!
All this on top of replacing the fork seals and adding some extra foam to the seat, which I did last week.  I think the only maintenance left to do is change the battery in the clock and then I'm good to go for the Ramapo 500.
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Offline John R. Mallory

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2017, 07:39:27 PM »
Synched the carbs. Has bad vibration problem. Will try new motor mounts, next.
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2017, 07:41:51 PM »
"My R/R was giving over 15v so I bought a new used R/R off ebay and now my voltage looks normal again.  My butt dyno even said she was more peppy today"

Yeah I got a used one for $24 w/shipping, my alternator output is now  14.3 volts!
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2017, 07:08:25 AM »
Painted frame and rear swing arm with my 14 year old son.  Tear down complete, rebuild begins.



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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 04:17:35 PM »
Day TWO of ownership:
added a new battery, found a gas tank leak but fired it up and got it running. nice1
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2017, 11:26:31 AM »
New speedo cable. Broke on the way to work, local stealership actually had one....
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2017, 11:45:28 PM »
Rode the snot out of it. Rode hard and put away wet. :gavel:
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2017, 09:22:30 PM »
Saturday I installed four new spark plugs and today I tried adhering some sweet PADI DIVER stickers to her Givi's, to no avail.



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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2017, 10:48:44 PM »
New forum member here.

Must it be today? My most recent major upgrade is an electronic cruise control. I already had a NEP throttle clamp, but this is SO much better, especially after getting the DIP switch settings dialed in.

I also added a switched combination power-outlet/twin-USB-port doohickey to supply my GPS, TPMS, and cell phone, the latter of works very well with my Cardo Scala Rider Multi-set helmet set-up.

I also have a Vetter Windjammer V and K&G Engineering saddlebags and trunk (all from the early '80s) on my Nighthawk. Wiring and electronics are my "thing" in case anyone has any questions.

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2017, 08:11:01 AM »
Ordered a center stand kit from partzilla after months of searching ebay, etc. They had the best price.
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2017, 07:22:08 PM »
Ordered a center stand kit and from partzilla after months of searching ebay, etc. They had the best price.

Nice! I'd gone through the same thing, only I'd ordered mine from MotoSport, who shipped free (without me having to order additional Partzilla items to qualify). Regardless, pretty easy install and super handy to have. I use mine constantly now. Enjoy!
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 06:14:55 AM »
Centerstand is on. That damn spring was a beast  bh1
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2017, 09:07:36 AM »
Centerstand is on. That damn spring was a beast  bh1

Spring puller is a must. I don't remember, but I was struggling trying to put it on either down or up and it was awful. As soon as I moved the stand to the other position it went right on. I feel like maybe I put it up on the stand and it went right on.

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 02:09:41 PM »
Is this thread limited to what you did "to" your bike..
Might it include what you did "with" your bike?
If the latter is acceptable, then I took her (all mechanical things are female, according to those that KNOW) for a ride.
If I have to go with what I did "to" her... I finished installing a new set of Avon Storm 3D X-M tires.
I had to go with a 150/70 17 in the rear as that's the smallest width, but it fits well, looks good and seems more stable at speed.

I like the extra meat back there as part of my drive is on 3 miles of gravel roads.  The Avons gave me no trouble in the dirt.
On pavement, they stick like Super-Bike glue.  For Sport Touring tires they feel more like the former, especially for a tire that could last 10-15K (X-M = extended mileage)

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 08:39:27 PM »
Rode my NH off into the sunset.
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2017, 08:47:29 PM »
Today I finished installing my new headlight bulb and socket, buttoning it up a bit, in the process (while also realizing I'm missing my headlights dust protector).

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2017, 10:15:58 AM »
Today I added new BikeMaster led turn signals and a new battery. These signals are metal and seem durable.This was a small project for me and my 11year old son.The led turn signals are not working. I can't figure that one out yet. I work midnights so its my bed time. My new mirrors will be here tommorow. I will post pics when I get them on. They are the BikeMaster Old School mirrors in black. So as of now, I'm a lil behind on this thread. Hopefully more people post up on here. IMO, its dead.
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