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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Saw this for sale yesterday.
« Last post by mollusc on September 28, 2017, 06:12:05 PM »
If you decide to pull the trigger on it, I have a full set of refurbed 700S carbs; they only need a single jet replaced which you would probably be able to salvage from the set that's on it.
Fuel in the oil could easily be stuck floats or bad float valve seals.
The other issue that these can develop over time is that the petcock starts to leak to the outside world, around the perimeter of the selector knob.  It used to be a big problem to find replacement parts to repair them (that was "not a serviceable part" according to Honda) but there are a couple of reverse-engineered aftermarket solutions available.  The repair does involved drilling out the rivets that seal the petcock shut but it's not really a big deal.
Another way to check the alternator chain is to put the bike in second and try to roll it.  If you see the vanes of the alternator spin, things are probably okay.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Saw this for sale yesterday.
« Last post by deaconblues082 on September 28, 2017, 01:26:52 PM »
Thanks for the info cheers3 I took another look (it's only a few miles away) I didn't get to talk to the owner/seller, but I gave it a closer look. It goes into first and second ok. Couldn't access the alternator or at least whatever I was pushing on would not give at all. But that is the throttle cable. It looks like the linkage froze up in the carb rack which resulted in someone breaking the cable and housing. I have a set of carbs all rebuilt that are spares for my 550 NH, it looks like I could interchange the bulk of these parts. Or am I reading part numbers wrong? Also the oil/dipstick smells like gas, could be stuck floats? Or giant red flag?
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My RWB Nighthawk S
« Last post by MOPARJOE on September 28, 2017, 11:54:25 AM »
You are (basically) correct (except the part about the "best" color scheme)....I never bought a R/O/B '86, as I'm not a super fan of that color scheme.....i DID , however, buy all the parts to change one of the 5 RWB bikes over to ROB, if I ever desired to do so.

I am probably going to sell of the all the ROB parts, including an NOS tank, but going to be big money if I do (I was offered big money for just the tank, but wasn't ready to sell/separate the parts at that time).
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My RWB Nighthawk S
« Last post by mollusc on September 28, 2017, 11:46:42 AM »
I don't see a single ROB '86 -- surely you have at least one of them in the best colour scheme??!
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Saw this for sale yesterday.
« Last post by mollusc on September 28, 2017, 11:45:27 AM »
That looks like a stray throttle or choke cable, so it might have been sitting a while and need carb work.  If you can look inside the tank, check carefully for rust.
Also, poke your finger into the vanes of the alternator to see if you can turn them.  If you can spin it easily in both directions, then the alt/starter chain is broken or the starter clutch is messed up and the engine will have to be torn down to fix it.  And it's an '84 so you might run into problems with the crankshaft end seal leaking after you do that (but there is a workaround fix).
The other thing that can happen is broken shift forks.  Try rolling it around and changing gears.  Repairing those also requires removing the engine and opening it up.
The plastics look okay but the paint does not.  It has engine guards which are often a hot ticket item.


Since it's the end of the season, prices tend to be lower than at the start of spring.  I would go $250 if the chain or shift forks are broken, and maybe $700 if they're not.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Saw this for sale yesterday.
« Last post by deaconblues082 on September 28, 2017, 11:10:56 AM »

Looks like it needs some help, but it's not ridiculously trashed. What would be a good offer? $600-$700? 






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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My RWB Nighthawk S
« Last post by MOPARJOE on September 28, 2017, 10:08:15 AM »
Thanks for your help!!!!...With your great instructions, I was able to figure it out.....
Here are some of my bikes (and a few Mopars, but only the front 2 are mine; I have many Mopars also).


NighthawkBikes by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

Tallmadge700S by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

NewNighthawkWithBags2 by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

NighthawkHardBags by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

RWB700-SBikes1 by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

NighthawkDashClusters by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

86RWB by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

74694_110785695661251_675093_n(2) by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

DSCN7252 by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

DSCN7255 by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

725 by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr



320428_489625261064485_1942360093_n by Joe Angelucci, on Flickr

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: First start after 15 years
« Last post by hppants on September 28, 2017, 06:07:54 AM »
Honda really did that one right.  They are so reliable, you almost feel guilty for not paying more attention to them.

I loved everyday I owned my CB750. 

Well done.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: First start after 15 years
« Last post by Raven on September 28, 2017, 05:25:40 AM »
Incredible! It sounds like it was running yesterday.  :claps: ridn2
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General Motorcycle Discussion / First start after 15 years
« Last post by ruezi on September 28, 2017, 01:44:42 AM »
My Snow White woke up after a 15 years sleep   yaaaah3

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