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While I didn't do much to my NH today I did get my ass kicked in the market (I am a trader)
My losses could of bought 5 NH in pristine condition. :wacko: :(
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by Larry Fine on November 23, 2017, 08:34:30 PM »
I rode mine to a Thanksgiving dinner at a fellow motorcyclist's home.  It was an invigorating (read: chilly) ride, but still worth winter-dressing for.  After tonight's 28-degree low, the next two weeks should be in the 50's and 60's during the day, so no winterizing for me . . . yet.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by skramer360 on November 23, 2017, 07:06:49 PM »
I put it away for the winter :(
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 99,999.9 miles
« Last post by ruezi on November 23, 2017, 08:17:53 AM »
Wow! Great looking bike after that miles ..
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What did you do to your Nighthawk today??
« Last post by ruezi on November 23, 2017, 07:59:36 AM »
restorated the shock absorbers, polished the rims, installed the racing filter















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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Tank restoration
« Last post by Cbb129 on November 22, 2017, 07:44:48 PM »
Yeah, kinda what I figured.  I already did the apple cider vinegar method on the inside of the tank twice and it looks pretty good.  Only problem I had is that it flash rusts immediately, but not too bad.  I've read a lot of different methods of sealing the inside, but I'd rather have it professionally done and quite frankly I don't have the time or patience to do it myself.  My tank is in perfect condition, no dents or dings and just a few nicks in the paint.  Money isn't really an object as I love this bike, it was the first brand new bike I ever bought back in 1983 when I was 23.  It's a nostalgia thing.  I'd buy a brand new tank if they were available, but as stated above the problem with a 34 year old bike is parts availability. 
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Tank restoration
« Last post by Rakillia on November 22, 2017, 06:17:52 PM »
+1. Por-15 the inside then paint everything together. A good paint shop will be able to match the paint code. It would still be several hundred dollars. The more prep work you can do yourself, the cheaper it will be
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Tank restoration
« Last post by DesertDragon on November 22, 2017, 08:31:54 AM »
Yikes!
A one stop shop that does it all would be a custom builder / restorer willing to work on a Honda.
If such a place exists, the bill for what you are asking would consist of a long series of numbers and commas...

You might consider doing the internals yourself (you can find some good success stories on the forum).
Candy paint is incredibly hard to match, even for an expert.
It might be less expensive to have all the body work repainted rather than even trying to get the tank to match the other bodywork.

If you can find a similar paint, an auto body / paint place can "un-ding" the tank and shoot the paint / clear-coat.
Finding original emblems will be a job in itself.
If these are decals, you may have to do some serious scrounging and/or settle for something similar.

Probably not what you wanted to hear, but one of the issues with a 34 year old bike is parts (un)availability.
 :(

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The chin fairing is not original equipment.  It's not even made by Honda.
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Nice looking bike.  I still have a chin fairing like that laying around somewhere.

Wahrsull. Did these bikes come with it originally?
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