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Route Planning / Summer Trip 2015
« on: March 30, 2015, 02:37:09 PM »
Hello everyone!
I'm planning on doing a trip this summer probably in June from Satellite Beach FL to Cadiz Kentucky"We are going there to my grandfathers house to spend a few weeks relaxing after my graduation".
My brother and I are going and we where going to drive up there but thought taking out bikes would be a lot more fun than driving!
I'm riding my 08 Honda nighthawk 250 and my brother is riding his 05 ninja 250.
I'm getting my bike ready for the trip and doing all the maintenance and making sure it could handle it. I thought doing all of it now would give me time to find routes and get everything ready.

I do have a few questions though.
My first question is can the nighthawk handle the interstate? Since its a 250 I wasn't thinking it could but would love some opinions or stories about it.
My second question does anyone have any roads/routes that they have taken that might be more enjoyable then just the interstate? Or that are a bit slower so the bikes can handle it.
Ive taken this trip before with my car but I only took the interstate and haven't taken my motorcycle on this long of a trip.
Is there any sort of maintenance or anything that I should do before taking the trip?

When I start the trip im going to upload pictures and things I find along the way.   bkr3
I will also be doing videos and guides on any maintenance I do and uploading/posting them on the forum.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 08 Nighthawk questions
« on: November 24, 2014, 05:06:26 PM »
Thanks again for all the advice and replies! I have some good news! I bought a used exhaust for $115 that is in decent shape. So thats one problem solved hopefully. Its off a 94 nighthawk 250 but they look exactly the same. If not ill just take it to a shop and modify it to fit. Im not looking for it to be perfect I just want to quiet down the bike. Im still looking around for a shift lever. I cannot find a stock one and none of my local salvage yards have any. Does anyone have any aftermarket companies/ websites I can get one from? Ive been searching around the web but I have been finding very few. Will one off a 750 or other nighthawks work?

Ive also been looking for a rear taillight/ signal but cant find one that's affordable but ive been messaging some sellers so hopefully they get back to me.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 08 Nighthawk questions
« on: November 24, 2014, 06:12:05 AM »
Thanks for the advice! Im not to worried about the tank dent. I just want something that is reliable. Ill just get some touch up paint for now. I repaired the cracked fairing. I v notched it and used plastic weld. Now im waiting for that to cure.  As for the exhaust ill post some pictures later today but ill give you a detailed description. The right side exhaust looks okay. But it looks like someone cut the left side exhaust off. There is no rust and it looks like someone took a saw and cut the muffler off from the header. There is still the header and the little h pipe connector. So is it possible to just connect the header to the right side muffler? But ive found a used exhaust system for $115 and ill keep the one side for a spare. I just checked my repair and the plastic weld didnt cure over night and is still tacky.... Guess im going to use goo gone to get all the stuff off and use some epoxy.Yes it is a 250 and I bought it two days ago for $800 bucks.

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General Motorcycle Discussion / 08 Nighthawk questions
« on: November 23, 2014, 01:01:31 PM »
Hello I just bought an 08 Honda Nighthawk yesterday "first bike" and I have a few questions. First where can I buy a new exhaust system or used one? Ive looked around in my local area and nobody has one. Im in FL and even online there are very few and most have issues such as rust or holes. My left side exhaust is gone! I don't know the reason why I bought it for $800 from a dealer that got in for trade. So does anyone have any places where I can get either the left side exhaust or both. Also the bike was dropped but there is very minor damage. One small ding in the tank and a crack in the left fairing. But the shifter lever got bent and its really mangled. Again looking online there isnt many that I can find. So does anyone have any ideas or one that I can buy?

Thats all my questions and thanks for looking!

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