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General Motorcycle Discussion / honda-decals.com
« on: January 03, 2017, 05:32:29 PM »
Does anyone have any experience dealing with this company? Good or bad experiences? I'm considering contacting them to see if they can mildly customize one of their nighthawk kits for me.

Thanx,
Krunch


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Canada / Brandon, Manitoba
« on: November 16, 2016, 12:01:57 PM »
No sense posting the same thing twice, check out my first post here

http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php/topic,2963.0.html

Krunch

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Your Honda Nighthawk / First Post, and my 1983 CB650SC...
« on: November 16, 2016, 11:45:05 AM »
Greetings all from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada!

I grew up on bikes back home (Newfoundland) before moving to Winnipeg, Manitoba for work after college in 1999.

My first bike (well, family bike) was a 1981 Yamaha Tri-Moto 125, then a 1983 Honda Z50R, then a 1984 Honda XL80S, then a 1983 Honda ATC200, then a (Midnight Blue) 1984 Honda Nighthawk CB450 I had for a little over a year and sold in the summer of 1991. I always said I would have another one day, and the time has now come!

About 2.5 months ago I picked up a 1983 650 Nighthawk, Candy Wineberry Red (color will likely change) with 14,500 kms or 9,010 miles for my American friends whoohoo1

Hadn't rode a bike since 1991 when I sold the other Nighthawk, bought this one, drove it 400 kms home (248.5 miles whoohoo1), just like old times except for the butt being a little sore viol

The first repair it needed for safety inspection was a replacement neutral safety switch. When I took it apart it had completely disintegrated!  Neutral light was on all the time and it always displayed being in neutral, or didn't display anything IIRC. Quick and dirty fix was solder the wire for 1st gear closed so now the bike wouldn't start in any gear, including neutral, without the clutch being engaged. Perfect! Better than new from a safety perspective  muhaha2. A couple weeks later I picked up a used switch on ebay, displays are now operating correctly.

I have already ordered a pile of parts and accessories for this thing and am considering a full restomod restoration (mostly modernizing the appearance, no crazy changes).

Anyway, as with all my toys, get online and find a forum of similar minded people with specific knowledge! I look forward to asking you piles and piles of questions whoohoo1

Anyway, here she is,

krunch...

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AhV2P811IgC3j227b0dI_x43brzK

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