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Motorcycle Discussion => Your Honda Nighthawk => Topic started by: 16X4ME on March 03, 2016, 07:47:13 AM

Title: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 03, 2016, 07:47:13 AM
Hi there,
I just got my Yellow 1996 on Friday with just under 36k on the clock. I've had my license for years and ridden borrowed bikes a fair bit, but this is the first one I've owned. The classic looks, the simplicity and reliability, and the combination of power and smoothness made it an obvious choice. Now I want to join the motorcycle community, and specifically the Nighthawk community. I'm looking forward to this!
Thanks!
(http://i.imgur.com/DutI3PW.jpg)
Title: Re: My First
Post by: arfingdog on March 03, 2016, 08:27:19 AM
Welcome 16x! I agree...the obvious choice!
Title: Re: My First
Post by: Raven on March 03, 2016, 08:44:03 AM
Welcome.
I'd love to see your bike in yellow but the pic doesn't seem to show up.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: RJ CB650 on March 03, 2016, 11:43:16 AM
Same for the picture.  I tried manually entering the URL and no avail.

That said, riding for years?  Then ya know what you want.  Nighthawks got awesome balance, serviceability and rideability without being boring!  Engine is tough to beat!  750 or the 250?  Both stellar for their purposes.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 03, 2016, 11:49:21 AM
I've tried, but I can't upload, and my hosting sites all result in just the icon.
Is there a waiting period before I am allowed to upload or something?
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 03, 2016, 11:49:56 AM
1996 CB750 in Yellow.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 03, 2016, 01:20:53 PM
One more try.
(http://i.imgur.com/DutI3PW.jpg)
Title: Re: My First
Post by: RJ CB650 on March 03, 2016, 02:00:50 PM
Still no pic.  Looks like it could be a privacy setting?  To keep down forum storage costs, there is no direct upload of pics.  i like imgur to upload pics I want to share.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 03, 2016, 02:34:47 PM
From imgur:
(http://i.imgur.com/DutI3PW.jpg)
Title: Re: My First
Post by: Raven on March 03, 2016, 03:59:57 PM
Wow! Sweet looking bike! cheers3
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 03, 2016, 04:03:25 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: My First
Post by: Hog Dog on March 03, 2016, 07:13:32 PM
Welcome to the NHF 16x.  Great looking 750.  What kind of exhaust is that?  Wheels look great.  Are they chromed?
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 03, 2016, 08:49:35 PM
Thanks Hog Dog! The exhaust is a 4 into one with a Kawasaki silencer of unknown origin. It's quiet, with a deep rumble at idle. The wheels are chromed.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: Hog Dog on March 03, 2016, 09:55:14 PM
 Alright.  Enjoy the ride.  Hard to beat the smooth Honda inline 4.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: RJ CB650 on March 04, 2016, 09:17:36 AM
Alright.  Enjoy the ride.  Hard to beat the smooth Honda inline 4.

Only thing I have found is Honda inline 6.  ridn2

But they be maintenance queens  mad1

For straight up ride when you want, where you want,  that bike will be tough to beat.  Is a reason why people hunt pretty hard for a good hawk and can fetch a premium wheb compared to other bikes of the era!
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 04, 2016, 09:57:08 AM
I come from an Rx-7 history, so I've been down the high performance / high maintenance road.
It was worth it at the time though!
Title: Re: My First
Post by: RJ CB650 on March 04, 2016, 11:49:32 AM
I come from an Rx-7 history, so I've been down the high performance / high maintenance road.
It was worth it at the time though!

High performance for your mistress, but nighthawk is the one you take home to stay.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 04, 2016, 07:53:15 PM
So I looked up the number on my muffler and it's a KHI K 448 from a Kawasaki ZRX1200. Kind of makes me wonder about the story behind that.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: Hog Dog on March 05, 2016, 07:25:32 AM
No doubt.  Looks good on the NH, but I prefer the stock balanced look with a 4-2.  I had a Vance & Hines 4-1 on my 1st 750 that sounded great.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 08, 2016, 07:36:21 AM
No doubt.  Looks good on the NH, but I prefer the stock balanced look with a 4-2.  I had a Vance & Hines 4-1 on my 1st 750 that sounded great.

I would tend to agree on the stock balanced look, but not so much that I'm willing to spend the money to swap it back.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: DesignFlaw06 on March 08, 2016, 09:17:49 AM
Just an FYI, I updated the posts where the attempts to show the image did not work.  Cleans it up a bit so people can see the bike in the first post rather than having to scroll down to see it.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 08, 2016, 09:20:42 AM
Just an FYI, I updated the posts where the attempts to show the image did not work.  Cleans it up a bit so people can see the bike in the first post rather than having to scroll down to see it.

Thanks for that, I hope I wasn't too slow a learner!
Title: Re: My First
Post by: DesignFlaw06 on March 08, 2016, 09:22:48 AM
Just an FYI, I updated the posts where the attempts to show the image did not work.  Cleans it up a bit so people can see the bike in the first post rather than having to scroll down to see it.

Thanks for that, I hope I wasn't too slow a learner!

Not a problem.  Google Photos doesn't always work well for hosting.  Same with Microsoft One Drive.  You can do it, but you need to be pretty web savvy.  It's not worth the hassle.  Imgur, Photobucket, Flickr are good alternatives.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: jhockman on March 08, 2016, 09:21:37 PM
Welcome to the Nighthawk family! Very nice 750, enjoy that beauty
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 08, 2016, 09:49:28 PM
Welcome to the Nighthawk family! Very nice 750, enjoy that beauty
Thanks j! So far so good! Just got the title in the mail yesterday.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: Rubo on March 13, 2016, 10:10:02 AM
Nice bike
1st change I recommend is ditching that goofy handlebar which is way too cruiser like and weird overall.Something lower and little sportier
I use Daytona bars and totally transformed the handling.Little weight on front tire is good on turns.
regards
Title: Re: My First
Post by: Frankjr on March 25, 2016, 06:05:21 PM
Welcome to the forum. Nice bike. I am jealous of the chrome wheels. Very nice.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on March 25, 2016, 06:38:43 PM
Welcome to the forum. Nice bike. I am jealous of the chrome wheels. Very nice.
Thanks, they need a good polishing, but they seem to be in good shape!
Title: Re: My First
Post by: Dr. Clikk on March 27, 2016, 07:30:40 PM
Nice looking machine !  In great shape for its year.....Nice job on customizing. 


Dr. Clikk
Atlnata
Title: Re: My First
Post by: alwhite00 on April 22, 2016, 03:42:03 AM
Wasn't sure about the yellow but once I saw it..... Looks great, Really pops.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on April 22, 2016, 05:06:08 AM
Thanks, I hope the yellow makes me just that little bit more visible on the road. Even so, I ride as though I'm invisible.
Title: Re: My First
Post by: 16X4ME on September 13, 2017, 08:20:27 AM
Added a Dart Flyscreen.
It makes more of a difference at 65-75 than I would have thought!
(https://i.imgur.com/4DOXTlJ.jpg)
Title: Re: My First
Post by: DesertDragon on September 13, 2017, 09:04:14 AM
Thanks, I hope the yellow makes me just that little bit more visible on the road. Even so, I ride as though I'm invisible.
Welcome aboard!
Nice choice! 
My '96 is also in Yellow... btw...It's been scientifically proven that Yellow is the fastest color available...
 scheet2
Your riding strategy is good... I also ride assuming that I'm invisible.....except to the drivers that are trying to kill me!!!
 fans1
Seriously, a little bit of paranoia goes a long way.