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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: 650 Nighthawk exhaust question.
« Last post by mollusc on December 20, 2017, 11:58:34 AM »
You answered your own question correctly.  They're drain holes for condensation.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / 650 Nighthawk exhaust question.
« Last post by Cbb129 on December 20, 2017, 10:26:08 AM »
Got my 83 650 Nighthawk running great.  Only question I have is that when I first run it, there is some black wetness on the ground underneath the bike.  Seems to be coming from the exhaust.  Upon further inspection, there is a small hole on each side underneath where the two pipes connect.  Is this just to blow out condensation from when it sits ?  Black liquid is very watery. 
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Found another NH for sale...considering
« Last post by n5tbu on December 20, 2017, 08:58:07 AM »
Norm,where are you located?
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Found another NH for sale...considering
« Last post by DesertDragon on December 20, 2017, 08:39:06 AM »
Hey Norm,
It looks pretty clean except for the header discoloration.. Maybe it was/is running a bit too lean...
Kelly blue book is pretty much worthless for bikes, for a variety of reasons.
What year is it ??
A 2003 is worth more than a 1993...
Since it's dealer serviced, you might be able to talk to their service department to see what has been done over 10 years...
The guy should also have receipts.  If it's only oil changes, I'd be surprised.
Recent spark plugs (how they look speaks volumes regarding engine conditions) / Compression test results / carb synch and any other maintenance performed / replaced in the last 10 years (battery / tire AGE/ brake fluid change / etc...)
I would use the lack of some needed accessories (center stand / case savers) and any needed maintenance as bargaining chips.

It does look like it's in very good cosmetic condition.
Normally "asking" $2500 means an offer is acceptable, and as Raven said, it can't hurt to make an offer.
I would suggest you do yourself a favor and wait to discuss price in person.
The last thing a seller wants to hear is someone trying to low ball before they even show up.
If you make a good "actual value" case, a reasonable person will negotiate. 
There's something about seeing someone with a handful of Franklins that makes the lower offer more acceptable.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Found another NH for sale...considering
« Last post by Raven on December 19, 2017, 02:39:05 PM »
It can't hurt to make an offer. Worst case he'll say no. It looks very nice.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Still Alive and Kickin'?
« Last post by Drdubb on December 19, 2017, 12:18:00 PM »
I haven't hung out here in a couple of years, although I try to get the KSL rally going every spring. Currently riding an NC700X and working on a 71 Honda SL350. Would like to get a small dual sport in the future. My Nighthawk 750, Nighthawk 650 and DR 650 are gone.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Found another NH for sale...considering
« Last post by NormH3 on December 19, 2017, 10:53:35 AM »


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He is asking too much in my opinion. Shave off $500-800. If tires are new that's worth maybe 2k or less tops otherwise has no engine guards and may not have center stand.
For 2500 you can buy decent condition ST1100 with nice wind protection bags and actually can go long distances.I like NH but not for that kind of money. In my view NH are 1k-1500 zone bikes.Plenty available cheaper don't rush.

These were my thoughts as well. The bike I missed out on had the center stand and Hondaline backrest and was asking a similar price.  I was thinking $1800 would be more than fair.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by dilbertrob on December 19, 2017, 10:27:54 AM »
I rode the Red Baron to work today, taking advantage of a balmy 68 degree North Carolina day.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Found another NH for sale...considering
« Last post by Rubo on December 19, 2017, 10:13:03 AM »
As some here know, I missed out on a very nice NH with very low miles because I hedged on the asking price. Recently, this bike became available and the owner is asking $2500. Kelley states trade in value is $1100 and dealer retail is $1900. It's been on the market for at least of month and is 2 hours from me. Just looking for opinions. Included is the text from the ad.     

"I purchased this bike almost 10 years ago in mint condition with about 15k miles. I put on 10k miles. It is in incredible condition and can be ridden anywhere and everywhere. It's been garage kept, and serviced only by Honda dealers. The only service this bike has ever needed is oil changes each season. Newer chain, tires. Bomb proof engine. Saddle bags, user manual and repair guide included.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers"

He is asking too much in my opinion. Shave off $500-800. If tires are new that's worth maybe 2k or less tops otherwise has no engine guards and may not have center stand.
For 2500 you can buy decent condition ST1100 with nice wind protection bags and actually can go long distances.I like NH but not for that kind of money. In my view NH are 1k-1500 zone bikes.Plenty available cheaper don't rush.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Found another NH for sale...considering
« Last post by NormH3 on December 19, 2017, 09:32:06 AM »
As some here know, I missed out on a very nice NH with very low miles because I hedged on the asking price. Recently, this bike became available and the owner is asking $2500. Kelley states trade in value is $1100 and dealer retail is $1900. It's been on the market for at least of month and is 2 hours from me. Just looking for opinions. Included is the text from the ad.     

"I purchased this bike almost 10 years ago in mint condition with about 15k miles. I put on 10k miles. It is in incredible condition and can be ridden anywhere and everywhere. It's been garage kept, and serviced only by Honda dealers. The only service this bike has ever needed is oil changes each season. Newer chain, tires. Bomb proof engine. Saddle bags, user manual and repair guide included.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers"

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