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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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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What are those ODOMETERS up to?
« Last post by usmc3531 on September 21, 2017, 06:32:47 AM »
my 96 is at 16700, only got to put little under 200 on this year before my accident and now that i can ride again  they are tar and chipping the roads mad1
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What are those ODOMETERS up to?
« Last post by det-drbuzzard on September 20, 2017, 05:10:28 PM »
I've put about 2000 more miles on the wing and the mighty ST 1300 has just over 55,000 miles on it now
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: 1992 honda cb250 nighthawk scrambler build
« Last post by alan f on September 20, 2017, 12:03:45 PM »
Looking good there.  We didn't get the cast wheels in the states,  same sizes in spoked wheels though but a 180mm drum up front.  What tires did you choose for the 16 rear 18 front?

With that small tank your seating position will be nicely forward with the foot pegs right where you want them,  that should balance the bike much better when the pavement ends.

Good luck.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Scariest ride ever
« Last post by alan f on September 19, 2017, 07:27:50 AM »
Yup,  Frog Togs here too!  I bought them huge to fit over any gear I might be wearing,  it'd  probably fit over a backpack too if I ever wore one.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Don't wrap your pipes
« Last post by DesertDragon on September 18, 2017, 08:45:52 AM »
Alan,
I've met lots of folks who will ride in the rain if they have to, but never...
Wow !  Look !  It's RAINING... Let's go for a ride!
 haphap
With the right gear it's tolerable, but compared to a nice sunny day that's 70~ish...

In my case, it's also that rain = mud which "ain't no fun" with a 500 lb street bike..

BTW - In case it DOES rain, it's nice to have a good set of "wet" capable tires.
I really like the Avon Storms.. I've got the Storm 3D-XM's and they don't mind wet one bit.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Scariest ride ever
« Last post by hppants on September 18, 2017, 06:24:13 AM »
Alan - you and I fish in the same hole.

During the summer here in south Louisiana, I'll take a chance w/out the rain gear.  Shoot - it's practically raining 24 hours a day anyway with 80-plus % humidity and 90-plus degrees.  Getting wetter (if that's even possible) is kind of refreshing.

However everywhere else, I don't care if the sky is cloudless, I won't leave camp (or hotel) without my frog togs.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Scariest ride ever
« Last post by alan f on September 17, 2017, 10:29:03 AM »
I used to get laughed at for showing up to group rides with my rain gear on, until the rain started....
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Don't wrap your pipes
« Last post by alan f on September 17, 2017, 10:22:44 AM »
...Whoever says otherwise must of never ridden in the rain.


It's amazing how many riders won't ride in the rain. Deep sigh.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Tryin' to help a bruthuh out
« Last post by alan f on September 17, 2017, 10:17:16 AM »
I'm usually on the road for work so I don't mind taking a minute to stop for a rider in need. Out of four or five stops I might find one that's actually in need. Last year I gave a guy a ride 2 miles home after his... yamaha twin cafe racer... 650 exciter maybe? wasn't charging and had drained the battery, he had a spare battery there so i dropped him back at his bike and stayed until the bike was started.

Riders that know and understand why and how their bike broke down are much easier to help.
Emotional noobs with empty pockets and fragile temperaments aren't.
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