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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: 1983 Honda 650 Nighthawk
« Last post by Raven on October 17, 2017, 04:20:11 PM »
Nice looking bike. nice1
Have you tried Nevr-Dull on the aluminum. It's great for shiny bits and anything metal.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / 1983 Honda 650 Nighthawk
« Last post by Cbb129 on October 17, 2017, 11:00:24 AM »
Picked her up on Craigslist for $400.  Only 7800 miles on the clock.  New tires, fork oil & seals, horns, blinkers, changed oil and drive shaft fluid, rebuilt carbs, drained and derusted inside of tank.  Biggest cost was a nearly new exhaust I found on ebay for $400.  I bought a Nighthawk in 1983 as my first brand new motorcycle when I was 23 years old, so I had to have it.  This could potentially be my original bike, but I don't know how to find that out.  Anyways, bike runs and rides great.  Next is cosmetic restoration.  Any suggestions on how to restore the aluminum parts like grab rail and valve covers ?  Lots of squiggly lines running through them.


http://s58.photobucket.com/user/Cbb129/slideshow/
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« Last post by DesertDragon on October 17, 2017, 10:38:00 AM »
Hi Norm,
per your comment:
"Very nice and BRIGHT.  It appears you've had two different fairings. Are they both Rifle?"

Well, I agree it's a high viz bike! .. but it's amazing that people STILL don't see me!
I've only had one fairing installed... It was (and is) a Rifle Sport.
I REALLY like the fairing - Light weight, good protection, storage pockets and the mileage improved with better aerodynamics...
Maybe a pic snuck in with a Honda decal I had on it earlier...  It's all dragons now.

The Rifle comes in a nice gloss black and the stock install kit fits well and easily on the NightHawk. 

Any plans on retrieving the bike?

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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Back on a Honda after a 25 year break!
« Last post by alan f on October 16, 2017, 10:05:48 AM »
That is a good value, congrats on finding it. Ten years back my 750 NH purchase was a poorly maintained mess with twice the mileage for $200 more, it was the best deal at the time though and I enjoyed 4 years of 9 month riding seasons on it.
Keep it.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« Last post by NormH3 on October 16, 2017, 09:59:06 AM »
Hey Norm,
Wow - I concur with the consensus opinion...
THAT is a good looking bike.
 nice1
I have a Corbin gunfighter on my '96 - It lowers the seat a bit and I like it better than stock with a gel pad (a must for me because the Corbin is a bit hard).
You can see what it looks like on my bike which also has a Rifle fairing that I like a LOT:
http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php/topic,3441.msg31180.html#msg31180

Anyway, the bike looks well cared for and the price is actually good considering the condition, and ESPECIALLY the mileage.
If I was looking, (assuming the pics were current!) - I'd buy it - even at full price.

Very nice and BRIGHT.  :jkam:   It appears you've had two different fairings. Are they both Rifle?
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« Last post by DesertDragon on October 16, 2017, 09:22:23 AM »
Hey Norm,
Wow - I concur with the consensus opinion...
THAT is a good looking bike.
 nice1
I have a Corbin gunfighter on my '96 - It lowers the seat a bit and I like it better than stock with a gel pad (a must for me because the Corbin is a bit hard).
You can see what it looks like on my bike which also has a Rifle fairing that I like a LOT:
http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php/topic,3441.msg31180.html#msg31180

Anyway, the bike looks well cared for and the price is actually good considering the condition, and ESPECIALLY the mileage.
If I was looking, (assuming the pics were current!) - I'd buy it - even at full price.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Bumblebee?
« Last post by Gendoten on October 16, 2017, 04:35:35 AM »
Your comments make me even more experienced and talk to my friends.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« Last post by ruezi on October 16, 2017, 03:56:29 AM »
Looks very nice... mabye I would ask if the fork doesn´t loose oil (I think to see a little bit on one photo). It seems to be, that the back springs are a little bit rusty. Both points to talk about the price.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Back on a Honda after a 25 year break!
« Last post by ruezi on October 16, 2017, 03:49:52 AM »
Wow! What a beautiful bike!
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« Last post by NormH3 on October 15, 2017, 04:35:34 PM »
Appreciate the comments. I've been looking at other's bikes here and I really like the look of the Corbon gunfighter and some of the aftermarket fairings. I noticed some have one down near the four exhausts  in front, but haven't seen those advertised anywhere. I've always liked the look of a solo seat but I guess I would need a cruiser to be able to use one.
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