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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 750 vs 750s
« on: May 19, 2017, 07:45:14 AM »
Ok thanks for the clarification. I didn't realize the 80s version of the 750 was the cb750sc and there was only 1 model not a 750 and 750s. I guess the ones I saw on the classifieds were just badly taken care of as the bikes looked the same but paint was not 2 toned, just 1 color (repainted I assume), and they clearly labeled them nighthawk 750 only not 750s

General Motorcycle Discussion / 750 vs 750s
« on: May 19, 2017, 05:11:25 AM »
Up here in Canada I see a bunch of 80s nighthawk. They look really similar to the special S version but what are the main differences?

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Motorcycle Sale Dilemma
« on: May 11, 2017, 05:07:35 AM »
Almost ever rider who buys. 125, 250 etc starter bike regrets it when they go to sell it a short time later. Bikes have throttles for a reason. It's not like you get on and press go and have to hang on. A stupid rider will be stupid on any bike.

Thanks that's very valuable info. And probably my why the mechanic couldn't find it (maybe didn't know too much about interchangeable parts on the 750)

As for the starter chain, the mechanic said he couldn't source one in canada? Do they still make it ornyounhave tomfimd a dealer with new old stock? Is this a common occourance where it snaps?

The colour scheme says it's 1985.
Sounds like the starter chain snapped.  Surprised that they replaced the whole engine instead of just replacing that, but lucky you to get all those extra parts!

Good eye! It's  actually been repainted and I didn't know untill I went to register and the vin says blue/red

It's a 1984 with 67km on it. Engine has 40km on it. Not sure exactly what happend but previous owner mentioned a chain snapped inside the engine and he was unable to turn it over with the starter (just spinning). Said he couldn't find the chain to fix it so he had a shop source and swap the engine for him. I have the original engine, driveshaft and 2 rims so I have lots of spare parts.

Picked up last wednesday. CB750SC.

I was bagging on them in another thread because I have a 1991 750 but this is a whole other animal. Such a wicked bike. I take back whatever I said lol

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Nighthawk vs Nighthawk
« on: April 17, 2017, 09:50:09 AM »
More power
Less weight

Get a 91 plus

Sorry to bust that bubble. The Nighthawk S has more HP, more torque, less weight, 6 Speed, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Hydraulic Clutch, Air adjustable forks, anti-dive valving, Better MPG, a Fairing. There's no comparison. And yes, I've owned a 1991 Nighthawk 750, which I liked a lot, but I love my 84 Nighthawk S.

It's already been shown the 700 has less torque but more HP, at the top end. The other features are nice creature comforts but not a show stopper.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Nighthawk vs Nighthawk
« on: September 15, 2016, 08:07:18 PM »
More power
Less weight

Get a 91 plus

Not quite true, the 700 is 7 lbs heavier, but has 5hp more. 75 for the 91+ Nighthawk, 80 for the 700s.

Realistically though that 80hp comes at 10000 rpm whereas the 75 on the 91 plus comes at 8500 rpm
Plus it has a few more grunts :)

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Nighthawk vs Nighthawk
« on: September 14, 2016, 06:00:58 PM »
More power
Less weight

Get a 91 plus

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Some days just don't go your way.
« on: September 14, 2016, 05:46:33 PM »
If you don't want to buy a JIS just grind down the tip on a Philips. I made a P2 and P1 this way and both work great and grab the screw very securely

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: In over my head...
« on: June 23, 2016, 12:27:21 PM »
I don't mind getting my hands dirty.  It is know-how that I am lacking.  I'll see if I can pick up a repair manual.  Still may consider selling, but I'd like to have everything in tip top shape before passing it on.
This looks familiar
When I thought about carb cleaning ,stater changing I also sort of panicked then I watched lots of videos on youtube and dived in.
After doing it I was laughing to myself why I even hesitated.
You can do it.Besides owning a bike you should familiarize yourself how it works because $70 hr is lot of labor to pay for 30yr old machine.
Just do it.

same here

plus if its not a daily commuter you don't have to worry if you don't finish up same day.

I recently had my bike all apart for lots of maintenance and carb jet, clean and sync and thought it was a daunting task at first but once you get going its a breeze.

Just remember, TAG/LABEL all parts. I had a hard time figuring out which screws went where a few times lol

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Upgrading shocks - 95 NH 750
« on: June 12, 2016, 09:34:45 AM »
What length did you go with for the rfy? You mentioned they raise the height by 1/2 inch, was that intended or due to size availability when you bought them?

General Motorcycle Discussion / Up shift sometimes goes to neutral
« on: June 10, 2016, 08:01:53 PM »
Not sure if I'm not shifting hard enough or if there is an issue with my trans but sometimes when I shift 1st to second it ends up in neutral instead and I have to kick it up again to go to second.

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: 93 NH750 Scrambler Build (UPDATE)
« on: June 02, 2016, 11:37:13 AM »
Make sure to soak the wrap before you install.  I made the mistake and just lightly sprayed it down with a spray bottle. 
Some people say the wrap is good and some say its bad.  Personally I dont think it would do anything.

Even the manufacturer recommends not to :)

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: 93 NH750 Scrambler Build (UPDATE)
« on: June 01, 2016, 01:38:21 PM »
Look'n GREAT! My '92 Nighthawk CB750 is pretty much all OEM at the moment (recently purchased, via Craigslist), but I'm think'n about wrapping the same section of pipes as you have, in black. Any tips or downsides?

I suggest you don't unless you like to replace your pipes sooner than later. They trap the heat and rust out faster. They look great but don't do anything for longevity.

Good call on the magna. Before I bought my vstar 650 (then NH 750) I was looking at Magnas. Good price for a good bit of bike. I was scared off after reading about some issues with them as this was going to be my first bike and wanted to be riding it and not working on it.

I love the way they sound, music to my ears. Do it with dan on youtube has a sweet magna he loves riding.

those look pretty good and seem to have the little cap over the low beam led which should cut down on glare. Please post up some pics against a wall to show how the glare is.


I asked on there if anyone had it in their bike and had a couple replies. They started no problems so I assume the fan does a good job of dissipating the heat, but I haven't looked in the headlight yet so nice sure just how much space is in there, and you need the plug in the additional control box too :)

My other concern is glare. I have read the LED drop in have too much glare and piss off other drivers. Anyone familiar with that? There was a post on the tacoma 4X4 forum where someone showed WHY this happens and made a cheap mod out of a copper pipe to reduce glare significantly.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Grips
« on: April 15, 2016, 05:20:40 AM »

General Motorcycle Discussion / Grips
« on: April 14, 2016, 05:44:20 PM »
I'm putting new bars on my 750 so I am looking at some new grips as well. I want something minimal, not flashy but most important easy on the hands for longer rides. What do you guys like??

The full and check on my bike is on the right side higher up on the crank case so not sure why they would have 2 locations

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