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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: 1983 nighthawk 750, new member, 2nd generation owner
« Last post by Raven on November 06, 2017, 01:45:19 PM »
It's a beauty! Your Dad took great care of it.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Secret Motorcycle Greetings... Revealed...
« Last post by Larry Fine on November 06, 2017, 10:15:21 AM »
If someone doesn't reply, it doesn't bother me, as I feel like I've done my part. 
If they don't respond - Their loss - Not mine.

Same here.

Maybe this could be instituted for the new secret wave.

I like it!  :claps:
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Where did that TDodge7 guy go?
« Last post by TDodge7 on November 06, 2017, 09:41:21 AM »
Thanks, I was originally looking at 99-06 Silverado's because my single cab Sonoma was a little on the small in the cab and I missed having a V8 but all the Silverado's I test drove felt like a little bigger than I really needed and unfortunately S10's don't come in V8 unless you swap them yourself. Plus every Silverado I looked at had completely rusted out rocker panels and a billion miles. If I didn't need a truck I would have just bought another muscle car but since I only had enough room for one more vehicle it had to be a truck.

Luckily I'm the very rare person that the El Camino checks all the boxes on, there's more cab room, the same amount of room behind the seat as an extended cab plus the huge "smugglers box" that extends under the bed from inside the cab, the 305 in the El Camino on paper gets the same or better mileage than a 4.3 V6 S10 but with more torque, I can fit a motorcycle in the back, and it's half truck half Chevelle/Malibu. I regretfully spent more time checking out the body than I did the engine though, but I guess a solid foundation is more important than a fairly cheaply replaced engine, I'm not looking forward to changing it without a garage in the middle of winter by myself though.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Secret Motorcycle Greetings... Revealed...
« Last post by NormH3 on November 06, 2017, 09:16:36 AM »
Maybe this could be instituted for the new secret wave

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Secret Motorcycle Greetings... Revealed...
« Last post by DesertDragon on November 06, 2017, 08:37:28 AM »
I live outside of a town where everybody waves at everyone (dirt road rules). 
Out on the interstate, there are a lot of Harley riders, many of whom are renting bikes in Vegas and driving to the Grand Canyon.
I know because I talk to them at the gateway town of Williams.
Maybe that skews my results, because I get both initiation and reciprocation from riders on Harleys,
Or maybe it's the Dragons on my bike...
For the guys wearing colors - Yep - The "Great Divide" is there.
That's OK. 
If someone doesn't reply, it doesn't bother me, as I feel like I've done my part. 
If they don't respond - Their loss - Not mine.
One of the best waves I've seen initiated was from a guy who gave me the "double handed rotational geek".
Yes, it requires a high confidence level, a throttle positioner, good tires and commitment, but the effort was appreciated.
Hmm. Gives me an idea for a new thread...
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: 1983 nighthawk 750, new member, 2nd generation owner
« Last post by Larry Fine on November 06, 2017, 08:11:53 AM »
That's just like my third bike, my first Nighthawk, an '82 CB750SC.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: 1983 nighthawk, 2nd generation
« Last post by NormH3 on November 06, 2017, 06:56:30 AM »
Very nice. Legacy bikes are the bomb.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / 1983 nighthawk 750, new member, 2nd generation owner
« Last post by gsjj on November 06, 2017, 06:48:59 AM »
Hello all,
 
I wanted to share some pictures and a quick background of my MC. My father bought the bike new in 1983 when I was 10. He drove me to sports and misc rides through my childhood. Once I went to college, (1200 miles away) he only drove it so it could run. He then moved closer to me 10 years ago, but his health started declining. Finally, after 6 years of sitting, he decided that he would no longer be able to drive it (at 80 years old) and gave it to me. So, with 6,500 miles and always garaged and covered (in the garage) this bike is all orignal and in great shape. I finally have it running excellent after the typical carb clean, new gaskets and new petcock. After alot of trial and error, it now starts up cold on either the first or second time and idles around 1200 nicely.
 
After a good cleaning, here are some pictures. For now I am enjoying the ride, but the next step is I have to replace the brake fluid resevoir as it is leaking and possibly some new front pads as they are squeeking alot, but I have not really looked at them yet.

Thanks for reading..
 

http://cubeupload.com/im/gsjj/20171105134756001.jpg

http://cubeupload.com/im/gsjj/20171105134747.jpg


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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Secret Motorcycle Greetings... Revealed...
« Last post by NormH3 on November 06, 2017, 06:37:57 AM »
The same snobbery exists in the bicycle world. I ride a trail/road (hybrid) bike for exercise. Has the flat handlebars...etc. I was on a black top trail doing some casual wheeling and a guy on a road bike with all the fancy riding clothes and trimmings was out with his son. I gave him a nod and all he did was smirk.  Oh well...
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Secret Motorcycle Greetings... Revealed...
« Last post by Captainkirk on November 06, 2017, 05:41:45 AM »
I was 'initiated' to what the wave was all about ("keep the rubber side down") about 10 years ago and have been doing it ever since. Harley riders are the worst. I have yet to have a sport bike rider not return a wave. I agree with the batwing comment; worst offenders!
Nicest comment I got on the NH was pulling up next to a grungy, hairy 'thing' on an ironhead Sportster; he looked over at my S and shouts "BITCHIN' vintage bike, dude!"
I was stunned.
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