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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Last post by Wahrsuul on January 18, 2018, 04:43:26 AM »
The "auto on" petcock is vacuum operated meaning you don't need to turn it off and on like the "really" old days.  If the diaphragm goes bad, it'll either leak (a maybe cause hydro lock in the cylinders, or contaminate the oil with gas).

As for the gas tank, maybe I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the stock tank is way more than 3 gallons, more on the order of around 4.8 I believe.  I know for a fact that I've put over 4 gallons in when I was running on reserve.

Still, I do prefer the way the euro spec tank looks.  Should try to get the euro wheels too, then you'd have triple discs.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Last post by Larry Fine on January 17, 2018, 11:31:56 PM »
I'm curious what you mean by this? Have you just been leaving the fuel on ON?

I always leave mine on.  That's the purpose of the vacuum operation.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Last post by Hog Dog on January 17, 2018, 07:47:11 PM »
I wonder what happened to gcrad1?  He had a good looking bike going on.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: GCRAD1 1995 750 NIGHTHAWK - The Adventure Is On!
« Last post by Sid on January 17, 2018, 07:08:09 PM »
Agree the RC42 tank looks great. What are the concerns with the side covers you mentioned and were you able to complete the conversion?
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by glenncal1 on January 15, 2018, 02:26:45 PM »
Going for a new battery. PO thought there was a charging system problem, so he sold the bike relatively cheap. Turns out it is just a bad battery. 1993 750NH
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by Mulegandy99 on January 14, 2018, 04:08:13 PM »
Not really. The cables from the controls pretty much decide where it will be. I’ve tried sitting closer, further higher and lower. The only position that helps is tucking my head right down into the fairing right above the handlebars. I’m wondering also if I could get a small extension to force the wind up and out wider.  I have seen a photo of an addition clipped onto a normal fairing.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Garage Humidity Concerns
« Last post by Bajakirch on January 14, 2018, 07:35:26 AM »
This was a topic of a Cleveland Moto podcast I recently listened to. They gave a couple of inexpensive tips:

1. Buy an inexpensive box fan and put it on a timer so that it runs for a a while every day. Condensation typically happens closer to the ground (as evidenced by the 'sweating' of my garage's concrete floor at times in the winter). Circulating the higher, drier air will help reduce condensation near the ground.

2.  When putting the bike away for winter, spray the entire bike down in a water-repellent solution like WD-40. A related tip was to purchase WD-40 in a bulk jug, then put it into a spray bottle for use -- much more economical. The WD-40 will keep the water from reaching the corrodable surfaces, but can be washed off in the spring with soapy water.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by Larry Fine on January 14, 2018, 07:25:23 AM »
Is there any adjustment to the angle of the windshield? You might be able to change the wind stream enough to displace the air past your ears.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by Mulegandy99 on January 13, 2018, 10:51:35 PM »
Earlier this week I installed a fairing I've had since the fall.  I struggled to attach it the first time I tried to attach it back in the fall.  The instructions were very limited.  I decided to youtube it and found a greatly helpful video by the maker.  Got it on and headed out to get gas at midnight just cause I was really excited to see the difference.  All but one thing is great.  That one thing is a big deal to me on short rides(up to 20 minutes. i.e. most commutes).  This is just the right shape and size that it pushes almost all of the air it diverts RIGHT PAST MY EARS!!!!  So now with ANY ride I have to use earplugs or ear buds.  Yes I know(meaning no need to let me know that ear protection is a super good idea, thanks for the concern) that ear protection is a good idea, I have in fact already purchased several types of plugs trying them out to see what fits, feels good long term and is effective to the level I feel needed.  Is I am a new rider this is a new experience for me.  I'm guessing that I could change shapes and or sizes of fairings to put my head more into the air bubble instead of right between the air stream created by this fairing?  What size have any of you used that puts the air well away from your ears?  I'm not sure how it is referred to other than measured from the top of the headlight.  I believe mine is about 15".   I did just see a different style that only uses two attachment points on the handle bars as apposed to the four that mine uses(two handle bar and two fork).  Seems easier to attach and detach, and it comes in a couple different sizes.  I'm thinking of trying one to see if it's better than what I have on now.  I do know that it's so much nicer at speed now. I don't have to bolster myself against the buffeting of the wind!

And today I took a ride after church in the break in the rain we had today out to a local dam on the Mighty Columbia.  Man I like to ride!

Untitled by Matthew Gandy, on Flickr

Untitled by Matthew Gandy, on Flickr

Untitled by Matthew Gandy, on Flickr
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Garage Humidity Concerns
« Last post by Raven on January 13, 2018, 01:32:19 PM »
I keep my Moto Guzzi in a tempo garage because it's too big to run down the ramp into my basement with my other bikes. I keep it covered with an inexpensive Nelson-Rigg cover. We had a 2 day 48 F warm spell before getting back into the Arctic Blast. The only condensation I saw was on the fuel tank and only up to where it was filled to. I wiped it off before the flash freeze yesterday.
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