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I believe the tank is 3.3 + 1.3 gallons.

I'm curious what you mean by this? Have you just been leaving the fuel on ON?

I always leave mine on.  That's the purpose of the vacuum operation.

Is there any adjustment to the angle of the windshield? You might be able to change the wind stream enough to displace the air past your ears.

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My '96 CB750 "Dragon Bike"
« on: January 05, 2018, 08:12:50 PM »
Well said, Tim et al.  I can't afford to want another bike now, nor do I want to.  My '96 cost me $1100 I-don't-remember-how-many years ago (10?)with 16K miles on it. 

Other than the usual consumables, I've had to do no work on it, except for the wheel bearings, which were less than $20 for generic correct-number parts, and one battery. 

It could use a new valve-cover gasket, which I have but can't find right now, but doesn't leak enough to run low on oil between changes.  It's the Timex watch of motorcycles.

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: My '96 CB750 "Dragon Bike"
« on: January 04, 2018, 11:47:48 AM »
I agree with everything DD said, except for the temperature - it's 28 degrees here, and I'm NOT riding today.  :'(

Your Ride Reports / Re: Favorite 2017 Memories
« on: January 01, 2018, 05:25:22 PM »
I must say that my motorcycling highlight of the year was the long weekend riding trip at Back of the Dragon, led by Tim (Designflaw).

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 26, 2017, 05:40:04 PM »

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 25, 2017, 11:38:07 AM »
Although I'm Jewish, I wish all those to whom it applies a very Merry Christmas!

Still, I hope you didn't leave it that way.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Found another NH for sale...considering
« on: December 23, 2017, 06:36:51 PM »
So all 750 NH engines all black from 96 on?


I had thought it was just an attractive option...


. . . the solenoid got stuck so the starter wouldn't shut off even after I killed the ignition and took the key out. Knocking on the solenoid didn't make it stop so I had to just let it run down the battery.

I would have pulled a fuse (main or (on the NH750 at least) headlight) and saved the battery.  Deep discharge is not good for wet-cell batteries, as well as most other types.

. oem control cables with teflon lining don't need lube..

Are you saying that this applies to the NH750 cables? I haven't lubed mine in years. They still operate easily, now I know why. They're stock as far as I know.

My clutch is harder to pull in than most other bikes I've tried (but not a problem for my hands), and I attribute it to stiff clutch springs. It moves back out freely.

If one decided to lube Teflon-lined cables anyway, would standard cable lube be adequate, or is there a preferred lube for such cables?

Plus the occasional brake friction-material change, cable lube, and tire pressure top-off.

I still feel that my NH is the best bang for the buck, especially when the buck has priority.  bkr3

Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: Revs hang at 3k
« on: December 03, 2017, 07:12:24 PM »
Lube the throttle cable, and make sure the carb linkages move freely, so they close instantly. If your bike has two cables, you should be able to close the throttles right away.

I hope you did not install clip type link.Not reliable.

While my current chain has the hollow-pin type master link, in 44 years of riding, I have never had a single issue with a clip-type master link. Not one. As long as the clip is properly seated on the pins, there should be no real difference. Carry a spare master link just in case.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« on: December 02, 2017, 09:06:18 PM »
What are you going to do with the other $2,000?

Consumables (tires, etc.) and food/lodging on a well-deserved (but under-funded) vacation.

How's that?  scheet2

Not that I need to know, but do those numbers include or exclude the 14mm barbs?

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:14:53 PM »
Copy-cat!  :naughty:

Your Ride Reports / Re: Great 8's
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:32:57 PM »
My next odometer pic will be all 3's.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: You'e got $5k...what do you buy?
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:31:11 PM »
Two Nighthawk 750's, one in great shape and one for parts.  ridn2

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.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: What's up wid dat??
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:16:28 AM »
To some people, a bike is merely a mode of transportation, a machine, a pile of mechanical parts.

To the rest of us, it's much more: a philosophy, a way of life, a form of meditation*.  We're motorcyclists.

* I call it "cycle-therapy".


"Why are you selling it?"

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