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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« Last post by mollusc on October 15, 2017, 03:26:41 PM »
That looks like a hell of a good, deal, actually.  You might be able to find another one in good condition for a little less money, but probably not with such low mileage and not with all of the new parts and maintenance done.  At 9k miles this is barely off the showroom floor!
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Back on a Honda after a 25 year break!
« Last post by NormH3 on October 15, 2017, 02:12:15 PM »
$1100 from 2nd owner, 14.5k miles, maintained by Honda!

Very nice. The one I found is more than double that.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« Last post by NormH3 on October 15, 2017, 01:00:38 PM »
Norm, the picture link does work, and the bike is gorgeous! The center stand and Hondaline backrest are outstanding additions. I can see why it "piques" your interest. Don't let it get away with that low mileage on it. 

I am 6'3" and my '96 NH750 fits me well, with only a 1.5" handlebar riser added to reduce the reach and allow a more upright seating position. You might need to adjust the shifter linkage (easily done) to suit your lower leg angle.



OK. He's asking $2600. I have compared the price with others and some are higher and others lower. Here is the text to his ad.

"1992 CB750 Honda Nighthawk
Only 9k miles, Well kept and maintained. Clean and smooth riding. All new parts have less than 100 miles on them.
Brand New: Tune up. Premium NGK
Iridium spark plugs, Carbs cleaned & sync'd while DynoJet Stage 1 jet kit installed. Premium Mobil 1 Oil & filter. New Air Filter. New Premium Michelin Pilot Tires. RK Race Chain. Battery. Fuel Petcock and fuel filter. Premium front and rear EBC Brakes. Has factory Honda Backrest. Clutch is strong and smooth. No Leaks. These bikes have hydraulic valves : never need adjusting. They are very dependable. Easy handling, comfortable standard riding position. Smooth spirited power that won't get you in trouble. Excellent commuter / daily driver. I don't need to sell this bike, so please, serious inquiries only"
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Back on a Honda after a 25 year break!
« Last post by wineguyd on October 14, 2017, 09:05:16 PM »
$1100 from 2nd owner, 14.5k miles, maintained by Honda!
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« Last post by Larry Fine on October 14, 2017, 01:31:26 PM »
Norm, the picture link does work, and the bike is gorgeous! The center stand and Hondaline backrest are outstanding additions. I can see why it "piques" your interest. Don't let it get away with that low mileage on it. 

I am 6'3" and my '96 NH750 fits me well, with only a 1.5" handlebar riser added to reduce the reach and allow a more upright seating position. You might need to adjust the shifter linkage (easily done) to suit your lower leg angle.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Back on a Honda after a 25 year break!
« Last post by NormH3 on October 14, 2017, 12:43:41 PM »
I wonder if I can ask what you paid? I found one in just as good of shape but have no idea what is reasonable. I did check Bluebook, but always nice to hear a real world price.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« Last post by NormH3 on October 14, 2017, 11:16:06 AM »
Hi Norm,
Welcome Aboard!
 wlcm1
I'm 6' tall with a slightly longer inseam and my '96 fits me well.
A low mileage '92 sounds pretty good...  I've had my '96 for over 11 years and it's still in great shape.
I've done some mild mods to improve handling, maintenance, and mileage, but the basic bike is the easiest MC to live with that I've ever owned.
If you are planning on what you can afford, you should consider that you may need to make some investments...
On a bike with that low of a mileage, it may not have recent tires, and I'd suggest you look at their "Born on Date" - The DOT required stamp which is a two digit "weeks into the year" and two digit year... e.g. 2510 would be the 25th week of 2010 ~ June 2010.
Even if the tires look new, MC tire rubber oxidizes over time and the chemical change results in a dangerous low traction tire, because the rubber hardens and no longer has acceptable grip. 
Regardless of storage conditions, anything older than 6-7 years in ideal conditions, or 5 years if exposed to heat and sunlight will be compromised.
They will still roll and may not blow out, but the traction capability won't be there for you if you need it.
If the tires are old, you might be able to use their required replacement in your price negotiations.. or maybe not.

In any case, I hope you you find a good bike - IMHO the 750 NightHawk is a great "reentry" vehicle, and one that you also won't grow out of.
 ridn2

Thanks for the advice. He is advertising it as having new tires and a multitude of other things. The only caveat I see is his asking price although if everything he lists is true, I'm not sure he's too far off. Unfortunately the bike is a good hour and a half away and I can't run right over and take a peek at it.




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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« Last post by DesertDragon on October 14, 2017, 11:00:10 AM »
Hi Norm,
Welcome Aboard!
 wlcm1
I'm 6' tall with a slightly longer inseam and my '96 fits me well.
A low mileage '92 sounds pretty good...  I've had my '96 for over 11 years and it's still in great shape.
I've done some mild mods to improve handling, maintenance, and mileage, but the basic bike is the easiest MC to live with that I've ever owned.
If you are planning on what you can afford, you should consider that you may need to make some investments...
On a bike with that low of a mileage, it may not have recent tires, and I'd suggest you look at their "Born on Date" - The DOT required stamp which is a two digit "weeks into the year" and two digit year... e.g. 2510 would be the 25th week of 2010 ~ June 2010.
Even if the tires look new, MC tire rubber oxidizes over time and the chemical change results in a dangerous low traction tire, because the rubber hardens and no longer has acceptable grip. 
Regardless of storage conditions, anything older than 6-7 years in ideal conditions, or 5 years if exposed to heat and sunlight will be compromised.
They will still roll and may not blow out, but the traction capability won't be there for you if you need it.
If the tires are old, you might be able to use their required replacement in your price negotiations.. or maybe not.

In any case, I hope you you find a good bike - IMHO the 750 NightHawk is a great "reentry" vehicle, and one that you also won't grow out of.
 ridn2

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Your Honda Nighthawk / New to forum
« Last post by NormH3 on October 14, 2017, 09:54:46 AM »
Howdy folks. New here and haven't been on a bike in years. Still need to re take the MC course, but won't be able to this year as the state courses are full and only run another couple of weekends. Regardless, I saw a pristine '92 (~9500 miles) NH on CL and it really peaked my interest. I just turned 60 this year but don't see that as a disadvantage. My only concern might be how comfortable the bike will be as I have a 34" inseam and don't need to feel cramped. I did go to the Motorcycle ERGO page and it looks like it shoudn't be an issue.



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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to group
« Last post by Adventurer on October 13, 2017, 07:36:29 PM »
Nice, clean, '92 NH! I ride a '92 NH also. Welcome & Enjoy!
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