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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New Nighthawk 750 Owner
« Last post by mollusc on Today at 08:29:43 AM »
I only see the middle picture.

Strange - I still can see all three? Wish we cold just upload pictures.


You're the owner of the pics, and they are probably in your browser cache.  Try using a different browser to check.
You can't upload pics directly to the site because that's what caused the entire database to fry itself several years ago, losing ALL of its content in the process.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New Nighthawk 750 Owner
« Last post by Hop on Today at 06:49:22 AM »
Hop - Welcome aboard.
Pants is right about the 3 rubber parts that hold your tank steady.
Easy to replace these.
The handlebars are rubber mounted, so there will be some give to them.
If they are actually loose, you may need to replace the rubber fittings there as well.
Bike Bandit online has been a good source to me for OEM parts.

The Clymer manual is pretty good in my opinion.
Good luck.

Thanks!
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New Nighthawk 750 Owner
« Last post by Hop on Today at 06:48:47 AM »
I only see the middle picture.

Strange - I still can see all three? Wish we cold just upload pictures.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / My brand new 1986 450 street fighter!
« Last post by MountainMan on Today at 12:29:58 AM »
https://www.flickr.com/photos/159705728@N03/shares/1v3672

Sorry I can't figure out how to post pictures. I'm not getting the link pop up to add them.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by Skelee 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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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New Nighthawk 750 Owner
« Last post by DesertDragon on February 20, 2018, 03:16:27 PM »
Hop - Welcome aboard.
Pants is right about the 3 rubber parts that hold your tank steady.
Easy to replace these.
The handlebars are rubber mounted, so there will be some give to them.
If they are actually loose, you may need to replace the rubber fittings there as well.
Bike Bandit online has been a good source to me for OEM parts.

The Clymer manual is pretty good in my opinion.
Good luck.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New Nighthawk 750 Owner
« Last post by mollusc on February 20, 2018, 11:55:37 AM »
I only see the middle picture.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New Nighthawk 750 Owner
« Last post by Hop on February 20, 2018, 10:24:58 AM »
hppants, thank you for the reply. No, this isn't my first bike, but it's been a number of years since I've had one.

Thanks for the thoughts on the two issues you talked about. I really haven't even had a chance to take the tank off since I got it - been super busy but want to get at it soon.

Regarding the handlebar issue, yes that was a confusing statement. My computer autocorrected handlebar to handbag, and it's taken me a bit to figure out how to even post pictures on this forum. Hopefully everyone can see 3 pictures now.

The handlebar clamp shown in the third picture is what I was referring to that is a bit loose. The single nut at the bottom of the is what I stuck a wrench (17mm i think?) on real quick to see if I could tighten it up any.

I have a Clymer manual showing up soon so I figured I'd just leave it alone for now until I had a reference to look up torque values and go from there. There is a rubber bushing in there as well I thought maybe needs inspected.
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The canyons were in Badlands National Park.  It was a lot of high speed mostly straight roads.  We were on a 2 lane road going in the 90's when a Sheriff popped over the hill, activated his lights, then made a slow down motion with his hand trying to get us to reduce our speed.  He succeeded. He turned off his lights and went on his way.  It seemed like all the curves were in the gravel!  There were some high speed sweepers though.

Out there west, a lot of is straight and flat because it can be.  It was not very technical riding, but the scenery in some of those spots was fantastic.  Spearfish Canyon is about as technical as it gets, but the traffic doesn't let you rip through it.


I can neither confirm nor deny Jim's estimated speed.  We were trying to get home before dark and it was my fault for getting a late start to the day.  That particular section is the only spot where speed may or may not have been excessive as the conditions were ideal for it and it was the only stretch that I considered opening it up.  Who would have thought the only car we would see for the previous half hour would be law enforcement?  His lights were on even before I passed him so he knew what we were doing. 

I don't recall any objections though from the riders behind me.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New Nighthawk 750 Owner
« Last post by hppants on February 20, 2018, 05:49:04 AM »
Welcome to the fun.  Is this your first motorcycle?

There are rubber grommets between the tank and frame that address vibration.  One on each side of the tank.  It's been a while, but there is also a rubber part the goes between the tank and the frame on the back side of the tank, if I recall correctly.

I'm not sure I can follow what "Post that holds the handbag to the triple tree" means.  Can you expound on that a little?  It almost sounds like your steering stem bearings are loose or perhaps worn.  For this, there is a nut that covers the actual assembly - this nut doesn't have any effect on the overall tightness of the bearings.  Under that nut is a castle nut assembly that takes care of torqueing the steering stem bearings.  But if that is your problem, don't just go hog wild on this.  There is a procedure that involves checking and torqueing these bearings.  Let's first decide if that is what you are referring to before going any further.

I hope you enjoy your nighthawk.
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