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Offline Blakhawk

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #100 on: February 02, 2018, 01:11:40 PM »
Still working the pipe issue, and looking for a centerstand. Hoping to get a stock pipe in trade for the V&H. Still working on running a tank of gas thru it dosed with Lucas cleaner. If I can't get the stumble out of it, will do the washer mod. Thinking of raising the bars a bit, too., and getting some kind of windshield, too. It as a set of small bags. A very nice Triumph Trophy 1200 I was going to look at tomorrow was sold.

Offline Larry Fine

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #101 on: February 02, 2018, 05:34:02 PM »
You're more likely to get clean idle and low-RPM performance by cleaning the pilot jets, in my opinion.

Offline Mulegandy99

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #102 on: February 06, 2018, 09:18:52 PM »
A few weeks ago I bondoed a few dents and dings in my gas tank.  Tonight I started plasti dipping!  One panel at a time. 

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #103 on: February 07, 2018, 04:25:58 AM »
Interesting effect.  I like plastidip, fairly easy to use and you ca change it if it doesn't come out right.

Offline Blakhawk

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #104 on: February 08, 2018, 01:27:25 PM »
I'm gonna look into those mirror adapters. Tired of looking at my elbows.

Offline Dindindin

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #105 on: February 09, 2018, 02:10:31 PM »
I live in England, weather is Islamic..( sunny or 0000e)  I have my 700 sc in the garage. Today I put new plugs in, changed the oil/ filter. Made an air filter from a BMW air filter( believe it or not, an air filter here is £35.00)  I polished the tank and replaced the fuel line(  £7.00 for original or £3.00 for a mere length of pipe with two spare clips).  Tomorrow I'm fitting the tank back on, then new fuel and restart..  I have  a spare 4/1 stainless system I'm thinking of fitting as the old original pipes have rusted at the balancer pipe.  I love this 80's machine. All bolt on/ bolt off kit.

Offline Mulegandy99

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2018, 12:56:05 PM »
Finished the plasti dipping.  Got everything back on Friday and have been enjoying the new color! Could have done a bit better on the finish, especially on the top of the tank.  I think I went a bit light on the last few coats so it didn't blend together.  But it's my first plasti dipping and I was just trying it out.  Now to see how tough it is and how long it will last. 

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Offline Larry Fine

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #107 on: February 11, 2018, 08:52:47 PM »
Just think . . . if you drop your bike now, it'll bounce right back up.  haphap

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #108 on: February 11, 2018, 09:34:17 PM »
Haha, added bonus Larry!
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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #109 on: February 13, 2018, 08:58:27 AM »
I brushed the snow off and gave it a hug!
Tomorrow will be warm!  I may fire it up!

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Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Reply #110 on: February 20, 2018, 09:00:26 PM »
fixed wire on solenoid. Pulled started clutch out and put locktite on bolts and put back on. New Sparkplugs. Fresh fuel. fired baby up for a few secs, smelled exhaust.!

 

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