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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« Last post by Bajakirch on September 23, 2017, 09:09:10 PM »
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It tows 3,500 lbs and has enough room for me to sleep in the back.  That s all I really need.  I'm used to trailering, so I chose the ability to sleep in the back over having a truck bed.


You know, that's a valid point. Over my many years of SUV ownership, I often did that as a more convenient option than pitching a tent.



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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What are those ODOMETERS up to?
« Last post by hppants on September 22, 2017, 04:12:44 PM »
It's good to read about nighthawks being ridden.  One of my good riding buddies put well over 120K on a late model 750.  And when I tell you he rode the PISS out of that bike, believe it.

I bought another late model nighthawk for parting out for $100.00.  The owner bought a gold wing and let it sit.  95K miles.  Sill had hone marks on the cylinder walls.  I made almost $3,000.00 on the parts for that bike, sold most of them on this forum.

Honda did this one right.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What are those ODOMETERS up to?
« Last post by Aprilfool on September 22, 2017, 11:26:53 AM »
92 purchased 5 yrs ago with 29k, now at 65k. She does not get to retire.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What are those ODOMETERS up to?
« Last post by DesertDragon on September 22, 2017, 09:55:17 AM »
Also a '96 I bought in 2006 from the second owner with 15K on the Odo.
I just bounced over 29K, so I'm nearly responsible for half the bike's mileage...
 bkr3
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: More Fun with Fuel....
« Last post by DesertDragon on September 22, 2017, 09:51:17 AM »
Weather is definitely a factor, especially temperature on a "cold blooded" engine.
It's difficult to ascribe mileage to a fuel when riding conditions can be very different from one tank to another..
Big difference between rolling along at 35 vs. stop and go in heavy traffic, or riding in the flat vs steep hill canyon carving.
Speed is also a big factor as more fuel is required to overcome wind resistance, and strong head winds will also make a difference in mileage reduction.

Keeping all of the above in mind, and with 11 years of mpg calculations performed on every fill up, I'm still noticing an improvement by using super.
My rides to town went from an average of 45 to over 50, but this was when driven at the low end of the tach. - 25 mph dirt roads and 35 mph paved.
In all my years of riding, I'd never got 50 mpg out of a tank.

My last fill included a lot of traffic thanks to a major freeway overhaul, with high winds and trucks being passed @ 80 mph+along the way.
(High wind + truck wake @ 75 = Buffet City)
 fans1
Historically, using regular, these conditions would net ~ 40 ~ 42 mpg, vs the 47 I got..

The super I used was Mobil Synergy Premium, and it's the only super I've tried.
I am considering going back to regular for comparison, but my bike is running so well now, I'm not sure I want to.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: More Fun with Fuel....
« Last post by Larry Fine on September 22, 2017, 08:47:00 AM »
Interestingly, since switching from the Amoco premium to Amoco regular, my bike seems to warm enough to take off without the enrichener sooner; maybe it's just the warm weather. It still accelerates and runs as well as ever, so I can't say I've noticed any detriment due to the change, nor any reason to go back to the premium as of yet.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: More Fun with Fuel....
« Last post by viffer on September 22, 2017, 08:37:02 AM »
Filled up with 93 yesterday. Seemed to be less cold blooded this am, which is my only issue as she runs good otherwise. We will see.....
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« Last post by jspringator on September 22, 2017, 06:33:32 AM »
Congrats on the new truck!

My youngest just turned 16.  Luckily she is in a STEM academy for her last 2 years of high school where they don't allow a car except to drive home once a month.  I have a Lexus hardtop convertible as my DD, but also have a Ford Excursion V-10 for motorcycle travel, tailgating and other hauling chores.  Since I sold my boat and travel trailer I don't need a"heavy hauler" any more.  I picked up this Lexus RX330 for $5,600.  She can drive it when she is in town and during summers.

Untitled by jspringator, on Flickr


It tows 3,500 lbs and has enough room for me to sleep in the back.  That s all I really need.  I'm used to trailering, so I chose the ability to sleep in the back over having a truck bed.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: tool storage box?
« Last post by javastheory on September 21, 2017, 08:27:45 PM »
any chance you'd be able to post dimensions for that part? I'd like to try to 3D print one.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by usmc3531 on September 21, 2017, 06:41:20 AM »
i put crash bars and handlebars on mine headlight bracket waiting for another day
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