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Offline gsjj

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1983 nighthawk 750, new member, 2nd generation owner
« on: November 06, 2017, 06:48:59 AM »
Hello all,
 
I wanted to share some pictures and a quick background of my MC. My father bought the bike new in 1983 when I was 10. He drove me to sports and misc rides through my childhood. Once I went to college, (1200 miles away) he only drove it so it could run. He then moved closer to me 10 years ago, but his health started declining. Finally, after 6 years of sitting, he decided that he would no longer be able to drive it (at 80 years old) and gave it to me. So, with 6,500 miles and always garaged and covered (in the garage) this bike is all orignal and in great shape. I finally have it running excellent after the typical carb clean, new gaskets and new petcock. After alot of trial and error, it now starts up cold on either the first or second time and idles around 1200 nicely.
 
After a good cleaning, here are some pictures. For now I am enjoying the ride, but the next step is I have to replace the brake fluid resevoir as it is leaking and possibly some new front pads as they are squeeking alot, but I have not really looked at them yet.

Thanks for reading..
 

http://cubeupload.com/im/gsjj/20171105134756001.jpg

http://cubeupload.com/im/gsjj/20171105134747.jpg



Offline NormH3

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Re: 1983 nighthawk, 2nd generation
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 06:56:30 AM »
Very nice. Legacy bikes are the bomb.

Offline Larry Fine

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Re: 1983 nighthawk 750, new member, 2nd generation owner
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 08:11:53 AM »
That's just like my third bike, my first Nighthawk, an '82 CB750SC.

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Re: 1983 nighthawk 750, new member, 2nd generation owner
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 01:45:19 PM »
It's a beauty! Your Dad took great care of it.

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Re: 1983 nighthawk 750, new member, 2nd generation owner
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 06:39:35 PM »
Thanks all.. he did take care of it and he always hoped I would take it and drive it one day. I feel the same about my 14 year old son. It is his when he is ready, it will hopefully be a 3rd generation bike in the future.

 

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