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Beautiful Bike.


Ride safely

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New member/rider here...
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:30:29 PM »
Welcome to the forum and to Nighthawk ownership.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twin
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:21:52 PM »
Be sure to let us know what you think of them after you get a chance to see them.
Maybe they will let you test ride one if you tell the dealer that you represent the Nighthawk forum!

ride safely,

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Newbie to the group with 92 nighthawk
« on: February 10, 2018, 01:01:33 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

If you indicate where you are located, there may be another forum member near you.

Ride safely and have a fun riding season.

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to me 1990 NH 750
« on: January 20, 2018, 02:41:23 PM »
Beautiful Bike.

Welcome and ride safely

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Potential purchase (high mileage)
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:11:07 AM »
Be sure to check the tires for age.  If over 5 yrs old, use the cost of new tires to lower the price.

If you can get the bike for $750, then it becomes a good deal (for you), if you are "stuck" on the color and design.

Merry Christmas

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Revs hang at 3k
« on: December 13, 2017, 02:56:25 PM »
Good Idea, Tellz50

But less mess if draining the float bowls before removing the carbs.
I have a pieces of clear tubing that fits over the drain nipple, makes draining into a glass container easy.

Merry Christmas

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« on: December 01, 2017, 05:45:50 PM »
A  CB1  to ride  and one for parts.

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: 1983 Honda 650 Nighthawk
« on: October 17, 2017, 05:32:21 PM »
A lot of the aluminum on my '83 650 had a clear-coat on it (including the valve covers)  and the clear-coat started to peel.
I managed to buy some of the covers on EBay from a guy that was willing to polish them and sell them for a reasonable price.
So you can spend the winter polishing the aluminum parts and have a great looking bike.

Ride safely,

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to group
« on: October 01, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »

Ride safely & Have fun

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Placebo or Real? 87 or 92 octane
« on: August 19, 2017, 11:09:44 AM »
I would run some SeaFoam through the fuel system, (2 tanks of gas), using either gasoline, and then make the comparison again.

I think you got more Techron fuel system cleaner in the high octane gas and your bike had some deposits that got cleaned up.

Ride safely.

Route Planning / Re: Tucson to KC?
« on: May 28, 2017, 08:51:34 AM »
1200 miles / 3 days = 400 miles per day

400 miles / 50 MPH = 8 hrs.

After 8 hrs of riding each day, I would not feel like enjoying a lot of sight-seeing.

So, I'd want 4 or 5 days for the trip so I could enjoy the whole ride.

Ride safely

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Get Nighthawk 750 or 650?
« on: May 12, 2017, 05:39:51 PM »
I liked the 650 better than the 750, but age can cause problems.
650s have less maintenance  than 750s because the 750s have a chain to maintain (oil every 500 miles)
750s have more  options than 650s when it comes to luggage
Both are great for highway speeds.
650s are prone to bad electrical power generation but repair parts are available
750s tend to break the tachometers
More parts and accessories are available for the 750s.

hard choice to make.  I also think the 650s look better.

Ride safely,

PS:  a modern CB500F will do for what you want to do and a used one can be had for about $3500.
          Fuel injection and antilock brakes are worth the higher price.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Motorcycle Sale Dilemma
« on: May 09, 2017, 07:37:36 AM »

He might die before growing into it.
Or he most likely will give up on motorcycling as too dangerous.

Ride safely,

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Exxon Mobil SYNERGY Gas
« on: April 18, 2017, 05:26:59 PM »
That is a difficult question to answer.  They indicate several classes of additives without providing any chemical information.
Nothing to base any answer, except to say "try it and see".  The additives sound useful.
I plan to continue to use Exxon in my bikes and autos.
And try to keep an eye out for any unusual behavior, especially with my 1989 bike.

Ride Safely and don't drink the gasoline, with or without additives.

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My 1984 Nighthawk 650
« on: April 12, 2017, 03:59:48 PM »
Wow.  It looks a lot like the one I had.

1 suggestion:  get/install a voltage meter (battery monitor) becasue the electrical generation system on these old bikes will fail.
I had to replace the stator and the R/R on mine and the R/R on my 1989 VTR250.  The voltage meter kept me from having to walk.
Make sure it is waterproof if buying Chinese.... and red LED to be visible in daylight.

These work well and mount on the black plastic of the handlebar clamp cover.

a little cheaper (free shipping):

Ride safely

Stablemates / Re: 82' CB900F Silver
« on: March 14, 2017, 09:22:17 AM »
Great looking bike.

Enjoy it.

ride safely


Beautiful Bike!

Ride safely,

Stablemates / Re: CB900F
« on: March 01, 2017, 06:12:01 PM »
WOW, that bike is nice looking.

What year model ?


Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Handed down 1984 CB700SC
« on: February 11, 2017, 09:13:26 PM »
Thanks for sharing your story.
It is inspiring, so glad your grandfather got to give it to a person that will cherish it.
A Corbin seat, too.  But I'd ditch those red had grips.

Ride safely,

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Newbie here, and my first bike
« on: December 01, 2016, 03:04:41 PM »
Great looking bike... You will love it.

Most owners don't buy new mirrors from Honda because of the cost, and because they want something "newer" looking.
But the old mirrors work well and I like keeping a bike stock.
I usually order Honda parts from
they ship fast and have good prices and low shipping costs.

Note: the mirrors are parts # 19 aand 20 and they are no longer available.

So you can buy used ones on EBay

Note the mirrors from China are cheaper but may take a month to arrive.  The 5th ones look a lot like the original.

Here is a site that I have never used:

Enjoy your bike.  Always Wear safety gear .

Welcome to the forum.

A great bike.

Ride safely,

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Looking at an '82 NH 450
« on: October 23, 2016, 05:58:42 PM »
Very nice

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Hello everyone. New member, new bike!!
« on: September 19, 2016, 07:54:56 AM »
Good looking bike.  The 650s are the best.
Ride Safely

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