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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: tool storage box?
« Last post by Amemason on September 06, 2017, 04:29:05 AM »
There is a good story to recommend.
Your Honda Nighthawk / New to NH forums.
« Last post by Thomas_Richardson on September 06, 2017, 03:50:29 AM »
 I bought my hawk last April. Its an '82 cb650s with 6 thousand miles. So I figured I was more less getting a new bike.  I started on her with clutches from the Clutch Factory and found a short windsheild on top of straight drag bars. Then I changed the forks out to a set of randoms I found that were 4" longer.  I first put a shadow tank on it but couldn't get far with no fuel so I put a cb750 tank onto it.  Mileage is nice. Lost the chrome crash bars and put Victor #2 coyote foot traps on for my highway pegs.  I'm now running a suicide shifter since I ran out of time when I was building my forward controls. I found a full dressed rear fender someone started to plasma cut on and added my own to it. I changed out the seat for a custom saddle.  I've done nothing but ride her and five my '70 C10 a rest for the summer.  I'll post the newer pics when I figure it out.   That's all for now.

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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My RWB Nighthawk S
« Last post by jp2969 on September 06, 2017, 02:05:17 AM »
Wish it was original but it's not. The bodywork has been redone by po. It's nice enough but not perfect.  I like to tinker so there are minor changes on the way, have bar end mirrors coming as I always hated the stockers. Want to powder coat the calipers red same as the stripe with white or silver lettering this winter and add SS lines, Maybe some other subtle mods but mostly cleaning and refinishing. I will use salvage parts when available and save the originals. Not sure if I like the seat or not, will probably try to find an original. This is my midlife crisis and is still much cheaper  and safer than an old muscle car or an affair with some 20yo girl. I spend as much time just looking at it as I do riding it, and a lot more time looking at parts.
General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« Last post by DesignFlaw06 on September 05, 2017, 08:40:10 PM »
Trailering is just easier.   Easier to load, easier to tie down, and a lower risk of something happening during loading/unloading. 
General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« Last post by Larry Fine on September 05, 2017, 07:55:50 PM »
So, for transporting the bike:  Truck or Trailer?

I vote trailer, because it can be towed by more than one vehicle.

I made simple chocks for my trailer with 18"-long pieces of 2x3's on edge, flanking each tire, plus one piece across the top-fronts of the front-wheel pieces, all held in place with lag bolts with washers inserted through the 3/4" floor, the front ones long enough to pass through the front parallel ones and engage the front cross pieces.

Note: always drill pilot holes to avoid splitting the wood, which weakens the connection. 

I made three bike positions, with the center position all the way forward, and the side positions rearward to avoid handlebar interference, although it would be difficult to carry three fully-faired or dressed bikes simultaneously. There are four eye-bolts for each bike position  for two tie-downs up front, one across the rear.
General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: New Bike Hauler
« Last post by Bajakirch on September 05, 2017, 07:40:29 PM »
I'll always have a truck because it doesn't make sense to have two vehicles with the same purpose.  Especially with a crew cab truck.  For the most part, I've loved my Sierra.  No vehicle is without its flaws, but mine has done pretty well.

This was always one of my arguments for having an SUV -- our other vehicle was usually a little econo-box...not the sort of car that was nice for a dress-up night on the town or longish drives. But now that my wife has her Buick, we have a vehicle with creature comforts, a bit of style and decent mileage (her Verano averages around 34 mpg). With that in the stable, there wasn't as much of a need to have an SUV too. And, like you said, getting a 4-door model -- mine is the 'double cab', rather than the slightly roomier 'crew cab') means I can transport 4 people in relative comfort; 6, if we're really good friends.

Here's a question I have related to truck ownership:  Another reason I used to convince myself I didn't need a truck was that I own a 4x8 trailer. If I need to haul anything, I have the means. With my Silverado's full-size bed, I believe I can fit my V-Strom in with room to spare. While I've always been one to ride to my MC destinations, NOT having to tow a trailer, and simply stowing the bike in the truck bed is a distinct possibility. Though I know there  can be issues with loading/unload a bike from a truck bed.

Complicating matters is the fact that one can rent a dedicated MC trailer from U-Haul for $15/day. I did that when I drove down to pick up my Strom and I have to say it worked like a dream, and I would always choose that option over using my own trailer (which is old, doesn't have a ramp on the back nor a front wheel chock).

So, for transporting the bike:  Truck or Trailer?
Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My 85 700 nighthawk
« Last post by deaconblues082 on September 05, 2017, 06:48:16 PM »
I think you need a bigger battery in there.
Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My RWB Nighthawk S
« Last post by deaconblues082 on September 05, 2017, 06:41:47 PM »
That is a great survivor right there! It's nice to see that there are still some in original form out there.
Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My RWB Nighthawk S
« Last post by Larry Fine on September 05, 2017, 06:30:39 PM »
It is a handsome bike . . . for not being solid black, that is.  haphap
Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My RWB Nighthawk S
« Last post by JimLob65 on September 05, 2017, 06:28:50 PM »
Beautiful version of an awesome bike!!  Congratulations.  These old 'Hawks are fantastic bikes.
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