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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Hello from Austria
« on: February 01, 2018, 07:24:16 AM »
Hello Larry - for gods sake,  nothing happens  haphap. But I got the feeling, that the NH doesn´t want it too much, specially in the 5th gear. There is a slight grumbling if I want to push forward from the 5th gear. Nothing happens in the gears 1-4. But it no nois from the gear box - its the same at my Goldwing when pushing under 1500 rpm. Thats nothing bad, i suppose, just a noise as she wants to tell me... "I dont like that..."  haphap

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Hello from Austria
« on: January 31, 2018, 05:49:30 AM »
Finally I got my NH ready to start - and what can I say. My beauty runs very, very well. From 2000rpm up to 8000 no problems It took me about 50 hours to get everything well done. I´m very glad and looking forward to travelling with this bike....

Your Ride Reports / Re: Better Late Than Never
« on: November 28, 2017, 04:29:33 AM »
Very nice pics. The drawings at Effigy Mounds, could have been from my Hand  haphap

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 99,999.9 miles
« on: November 23, 2017, 08:17:53 AM »
Wow! Great looking bike after that miles ..

restorated the shock absorbers, polished the rims, installed the racing filter

I made my honey lighter.... now I must learn to do a constant wheelie   yaaaah3

The swingarm Needs to be re-painted...

building my racing air filter... Needs to be finished... is a pre series Version  haphap

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: 1983 Honda 650 Nighthawk
« on: November 12, 2017, 11:15:22 PM »
WOW what a great deal. Looks very nice and not much work to do to get her look like new  :clap:

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: my 750 nh
« on: November 12, 2017, 11:13:25 PM »
I love the red paint! Fine bike  haphap

I had to change the fork gaskets....

and the steering head bearings

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Neat looking Gold Wing
« on: November 06, 2017, 12:30:38 AM »
A naked GW is awesome - but I don´t like the matt painture... and the emblem is horrible...

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:08:40 AM »
Thanks, very interesting. I didn´t know this paint. The paint for the exhausts lasts up to a very high temperature!

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to forum
« on: October 16, 2017, 03:56:29 AM »
Looks very nice... mabye I would ask if the fork doesn´t loose oil (I think to see a little bit on one photo). It seems to be, that the back springs are a little bit rusty. Both points to talk about the price.

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Back on a Honda after a 25 year break!
« on: October 16, 2017, 03:49:52 AM »
Wow! What a beautiful bike!

Stablemates / Re: Poll: How many bikes do you own?
« on: October 11, 2017, 02:19:32 AM »
* Honda Goldwing 1996
* Honda Transalp 600, 1996
* Honda NH 750, 1991
* Vespa PX 200 GS, 1986

I dont need all the support functions of the new bikes (I only miss an ABS) and I like to repair everything by my own, which is too complicated at new bikes (too many special tools are required)

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: First start after 15 years
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:48:57 AM »
Thanks Larry for the info... I also like lower rpm, so I will take 17 in the front and a112 sproket chain
Your bike is really a full dresser, I like the stile, but as I also own a 1500 Goldwing, I have still got a full dresser  haphap

Desertdragon, of course I will replace the fork oil and I think I will change the seals too, it's only a few work more and I would be very angry if everting is done and the oil would get outside afer running 1000 miles
I thougt about crosswheels because mabye I"m going to build a scrambler, but I really don" t know yet. First of all is to get aperfect running motor and during winter I have enough time to work and think about it. Anyway I wont do cross rides with that bike. I ve got a Honda Transalp 600 for such rides

Annother question, are all main jets for the four carbs 112?

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: First start after 15 years
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:36:48 AM »
I dont know what´s better... to be killed by the bike or by my wife....  bugeye1

 A stainless steel brake line is surely a good invest... I will check this

This Avon tire you are talking,  is unfortunately not supported in our dimensions at our dealers. Beside this, wheels are always a huge discussion. 1 question, 100 different answers. But mabye I will mount a cross bar, so that a wheel with more profile would fit better like Michelin Anakee or Avon Trialrider. But thats future at all, as I am still working on the carburettor to get a better gas acceptance.

Interesting ist your transmission of 17, 38 - how many chain links would this be, or is it still original with 112 (the original is 15/40/112 - isn´t it?)

I didn´t see case savers here in Austria, but a good idea... mabye I must see in USA for it...

For the suspension in the front: I have first to remove the oil and the seals (even they are still in a good condition...). Now the fork is relativ hard. Which oil do you use? A 10W or a 5W?

There are only a few Information here in Austria about this bike, as it was only built for the US market (we´ve got the CB750 Seven fifty - same engine but other tank and fairings)


General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: First start after 15 years
« on: October 02, 2017, 12:54:00 AM »
 haphap thank you for your worry about my health, but as you can see the garage was a bit open and I like the smell of my bikes - my wife does not  ddg1
you´re right concerning the tires - they are hard as stones. I will replace them, bevor I go for a ride. The brakes are all right. I had to clean the front break massivly, as it total stucked. All other things as light (I had to replace the blinkers. as the rubber was brittle) or clutch work very well. The steering bearings have to be replaced too, as well as the chain.

General Motorcycle Discussion / First start after 15 years
« on: September 28, 2017, 01:44:42 AM »
My Snow White woke up after a 15 years sleep   yaaaah3

Very beautiful bike with a great painture. The only thing ist, that I find the front windshield is too large - there would fit a smaller one more. But this is only my taste, mabye.

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Hello from Austria
« on: September 04, 2017, 04:59:28 AM »
Thanks  haphap
Wow a 180 Super Sport.... in a good condition you would get about 8-9,000$ here in Austria. My best friend owns still one. Vespa is annother world, very simple technic, ever lasting - like a traktor.
I hope you´re right concerning the Nighthawk... I will see and report here

Your Honda Nighthawk / Hello from Austria
« on: September 04, 2017, 02:54:45 AM »
My name is Rüdiger and I come from the small country Austria. I´m living in Vienna.
Short time ago, a collegue of mine didn´t want his bike a Honda CB 750 Nighthawk (1991) any more and he asked me if I want to have it for free. It has not been startet the last 15 years and stood under a carport! I decided to look for it. Brakes do not work, tank full of rust, old tyres, battery k.o., chain k.o. but the engine has only 27.000 Miles on the speedo. This model was never built for the European market.
First of all is to get the rusty tank clean, then to clean the carburettor with ultrasonic and then first start.... we will see...  haphap
I will make a short video when I will start the engine for the first time after this Long time. If it runs quite well, then I will invest more money to get a beautiful Nighthawk.
Anyway I´m very astonished, that there ist nearly no rust on the Frame or the exhausts - very good old Honda Quality.
Beside this Nighthawk I own a Goldwing 1500, a Honda Transalp 600 and a Vespa PX 200 - all about 20-30 years old, so that I can do all main works on it.


P.S. I saw it now... mabye this post ist better in the "members news" area - Admin could you please transfer it to there?

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