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Offline mollusc

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2017, 10:51:20 AM »
If you're switching to LED turn signals, you have to change your flasher unit as well.  The old thermal unit doesn't work with the low resistance of LEDs.
For the fronts, you need to hook them up with diodes so that you retain the running lights.  There are some good instructions at http://www.hondashadow.net/forum/72-technical-discussion/116607-3-wire-oem-2-led-how-keep-your-running-light-blinker-combo.html
Note that you don't have to worry about the diodes for the dashboard light if you have separate lights for left and right -- the diode is only needed if there is a single light there.
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2017, 03:49:11 PM »
Great read! Thanks mollusc

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2017, 07:48:42 PM »
The old thermal unit doesn't work with the low resistance of LEDs.

Technically speaking, it's because of the low current caused by the high impedance of LEDs (as compared to incandescent bulbs of equal brightness).

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2017, 05:49:38 AM »
Cleaned the engine and frame with new Shout method. Worked really well, but not perfect. But the little bits left were easy. Then cleans adjusted and lubed the chain, and drained the snot tube. Conditioned the leather seat. Couldn't find anything else the old girl needed

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2017, 11:20:49 PM »
Won a bid on a "like new" Corbin Gunfighter & Lady seat, off an '03 Nighthawk, for my '92 NH. Stoked!
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2017, 08:03:55 PM »
Installed and test rode my new-to-me Corbin NH seat, today!
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2017, 07:59:45 AM »
How do you like the Corbin seat? There was one for sale in Ohio, but the add disappeared on C/L. He advertised it as being BIG in the saddle and for a bigger person.  I messaged him and he never got back with me, I'm not a bigger guy, just wanted the seat..oh well

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2017, 08:05:03 AM »
Added some new signals front and rear as well as new mirrors.

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2017, 08:08:39 AM »
Added some new signals front and rear as well as new mirrors.

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I started out with the  LEDs that you see in the first pic. They are from Bikemaster as well. They looked good, but I just couldn't get them right. So I opted for the ones pictured. They are much better installing. It's basicly plug and play, as well as the mirrors.  My rear signals will be here today and I will take some after pics.

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2017, 04:28:52 PM »
Updated pics. Bikemaster front and rear turnsignals and my Bikemaster mirrors.

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2017, 08:25:49 AM »
Scored a brand spanking new OEM center stand. My son inherits the swing arm stand. Easy install, except the spring is a lil tricky. Predator motor swap coming in a couple weeks for him. He'll be stoked!

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2017, 04:51:42 PM »
Put it back in the garage because it wouldn't run. Hopped on the Super Tenere instead.

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2017, 01:17:12 AM »
I adjusted my soft saddle bags and noticed that I melted the plastic on the bottom of both sides  bh1

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2017, 10:25:50 AM »
Just rode the snot out it, is all. And a bit of cleaning afterwards (it was a pig-mess!)
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