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Your Ride Reports / Re: Great 8's
« Last post by Hog Dog on February 19, 2018, 08:40:10 PM »
Thanks Dan.  I will take all the good fortune I can get.  Good fortune to you also, we all need it when riding among the phone zombies.
Your Honda Nighthawk / New Nighthawk 750 Owner
« Last post by Hop on February 19, 2018, 08:01:13 PM »
Just wanted to introduce myself as I'm sure I'll be poking around various threads looking for info. Just picked up a 2000 NH750 with 23k on it from a local dealer for a pretty good price. I guess the dealer had a hard time selling it due to some dents and rusty spots on the tank. For me, I wanted something easy and affordable and I don't really care what the tank looks like too much right now.

There's a couple things I need to sort out, but overall things are looking good. It does drip some oil after running (not surprised), the tank seems a bit loose and there is a "post" that holds the handbag to the triple tree (not sure the exact name of this part) that seems loose. I tried sticking a wrench on it and it didn't tighten up, so I need to take a closer look. With the weather I've just taken it for a 5 miles test ride and haven't had much time to inspect it too much. I've been away from bikes for about 6 years and am looking forward to some riding again this season.

Tank - most of the damage is apparently from an ill-fitting aftermarket windshield mount

The handlebar clamp in the middle of this photo is the loose mount
Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Black 1992 Honda Nighthawk CB750
« Last post by Adventurer on February 19, 2018, 05:47:01 PM »
Sweet pic my 12 yr. old son took of my daughter and I, when we surprised her with a Kawasaki Power Wheels, Jan. 21st.

Your Ride Reports / Re: Favorite 2017 Memories
« Last post by hppants on February 19, 2018, 03:50:12 PM »
Dan - I shall very much like a New England tour with you.  Looking forward to it one day!
Your Ride Reports / Re: Great 8's
« Last post by Dan on February 19, 2018, 03:33:19 PM »
Just browsing some older posts I missed last year.  The number 8 is considered very lucky to the Chinese I am told.  So belated good fortune to you!
Your Ride Reports / Re: Favorite 2017 Memories
« Last post by Dan on February 19, 2018, 03:24:47 PM »
WOW, Pants, that's some great photography.  Not to mention some great travels.  Someday we will have to ride together, come on up for an adventure in New England. Love that new VStrom, baja and of course, your photos of Wisconsin always make me homesick. 

My 2017 started with a trip to Tucson, AZ to visit a friend and abuse his motorcycles.

I mostly road his FZ6R but had a few runs on the Interceptor.

Just trying to blend in.

It got a little breezy at the top of Kitt Peak.

RJH checking out the stellar views.

Ate some of the best Mexican food right at the border in Nogales.

Amazing views as we ascended Mt. Lemmon on the last day.

Saying goodbye to AZ.

Got me a shiny new bike!  A 2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT.

Now I've got a set of twins.  For a short time anyway... at least that was the plan.

Tried to sell the Ninja.  Nobody wanted it, not for a reasonable amount anyway.

Did a lot of eatin' and ridin' to do the break-in miles on the new Versys.

I even shared, but you really shouldn't.

Yummo and bike finally broken in.

Next I was lucky enough to rent a bike, a BMW F800GT, while visiting Vancouver.

The word stunning will be way overused when describing the scenery around the Lake Duffey Loop.

A brief but pricey stop in Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Amazing changes of scenery from one side of the Loop to the other.

No riding season would be complete without a ride up to the White Mountains in NH.

The treacherous Hurricane Mountain Road.

The Ninja is saved!  With the end of the riding season looming and nobody interested in buying my Ninja we made the decision to solve our garage space dilemma and bought an all electric Smart Car.

Now there is room for everybody!

Took an Autumn ride out to the Quabbin Reservoir and Hogback Mountain.

A little past peak on the colors from up top of Hogback Mountain.

Ended the year getting some new shoes for the Ninja.  Plan was to sell it the following Spring.  That plan has altered slightly as my AZ friend is coming to visit in June for a trip to Americade and he will need a bike to ride.  At this rate I will probably have the Ninja longer than the Versys.
The canyons were in Badlands National Park.  It was a lot of high speed mostly straight roads.  We were on a 2 lane road going in the 90's when a Sheriff popped over the hill, activated his lights, then made a slow down motion with his hand trying to get us to reduce our speed.  He succeeded. He turned off his lights and went on his way.  It seemed like all the curves were in the gravel!  There were some high speed sweepers though.

It was a haul getting out there and back.  I don't know if I will ever get out there again, so I made it happen.  I should have trained better before I left because I had a lot of back pain.  I've added pushups, situps and thumb nerve glides to my training regimen hoping to help with the back pain between my shoulder blades.  I also learned my Klim Latitude is WAY to hot for those conditions.
What a great trip, these are places I would love to visit on a bike.  Wish I could have gone with you guys.  If I had still lived in Wisconsin this would be more doable.  Some great shots, thanks for sharing.  Did you have a lot of big sweeper type highways out there?  Also, what is that place in the photos that looks like a canyon?
Your Ride Reports / Re: Better Late Than Never
« Last post by Dan on February 19, 2018, 02:38:20 PM »
I'm late to comment but just wanted to say those are some great areas to ride.  Really like the view from Pike's Peak State Park.
Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New member/rider here...
« Last post by 209Sparky on February 19, 2018, 10:22:05 AM »
Welcome to the club. I’m also a newbie and have a similar vintage to yours. Mine came to me running a bit better but still had it’s issues. Let me know where you decide to post all your updates so I can follow your progress. If you have trouble with the starters again I know the `amazon` ones work well from experience, but you just have to modify them a bit to get them to fit existing components. Plus it’s nice cause they are cheap to replace. I’m sure once she is up and running good you will love it. It’s my first bike and a great starter/pleanty of power to last you a while till you want something bigger. Cheers.
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