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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New Nighthawk 750 Owner
« Last post by oilfield_trash on Today at 01:47:11 PM »
My handlebars also had some slop in them. There are some rubber bushings under the risers that were nearly disintegrated on mine. I replaced them and tightened it up.

Part #53133-KR3-940

There's 4 of them.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 80's bikes -- the new retros?
« Last post by Bajakirch on Today at 08:09:02 AM »
That bike isn't selling, at least not in north America and I'm surprised, quite frankly.  I thought that older farts like me wanted a bike that looked like back in the day, but had a lot of the modern features, including F/I and ABS.  Perhaps these purist would prefer the real deal, than a look a like.  Or maybe they like cleaning carbs and sliding around on wet pavement.  Who knows what people think....
under powered and overpriced why didn't sell well.

New Kawasaki Z900RS is doing real well with great styling and 110HP!! This is the one I want!

I saw the Z900RS at the recent Chicago IMS and I have to say it looks like Kawasaki nailed it with that one. It seems like a great mix of modern safety & convenience features (ABS, FI, etc.), 70s/80s styling influences, and, what by all accounts, is a fantastic engine.

A common topic here on NHF.com is the question about what 'modern' bike is most analogous to the NH. While I don't know much about the ease of maintenance on the Z900RS, it sure seems to tick all the other boxes.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 80's bikes -- the new retros?
« Last post by Rubo on Today at 01:26:14 AM »
That bike isn't selling, at least not in north America and I'm surprised, quite frankly.  I thought that older farts like me wanted a bike that looked like back in the day, but had a lot of the modern features, including F/I and ABS.  Perhaps these purist would prefer the real deal, than a look a like.  Or maybe they like cleaning carbs and sliding around on wet pavement.  Who knows what people think....
under powered and overpriced why didn't sell well.

New Kawasaki Z900RS is doing real well with great styling and 110HP!! This is the one I want!
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 80's bikes -- the new retros?
« Last post by Bajakirch on February 24, 2018, 07:30:00 AM »
That bike isn't selling, at least not in north America and I'm surprised, quite frankly.  I thought that older farts like me wanted a bike that looked like back in the day, but had a lot of the modern features, including F/I and ABS.  Perhaps these purist would prefer the real deal, than a look a like.  Or maybe they like cleaning carbs and sliding around on wet pavement.  Who knows what people think....

...or maybe it's an MSRP of $12k+.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 80's bikes -- the new retros?
« Last post by hppants on February 24, 2018, 06:06:10 AM »
That bike isn't selling, at least not in north America and I'm surprised, quite frankly.  I thought that older farts like me wanted a bike that looked like back in the day, but had a lot of the modern features, including F/I and ABS.  Perhaps these purist would prefer the real deal, than a look a like.  Or maybe they like cleaning carbs and sliding around on wet pavement.  Who knows what people think....
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 80's bikes -- the new retros?
« Last post by Larry Fine on February 23, 2018, 09:41:35 PM »
CB1100SC anyone?
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 80's bikes -- the new retros?
« Last post by NH750Kitch on February 23, 2018, 11:47:05 AM »
I may have mentioned this before on other threads but I believe Honda should keep at it tweaking their retro CB1100.  Although originally styled as a homage to the '70's CB's, it would not take much IMHO to bring her into the '80's look as a homage to the early '80's F models and mid '80's Nighthawks.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 80's bikes -- the new retros?
« Last post by DesertDragon on February 23, 2018, 09:33:45 AM »
Pants - Thanks for the nod.
I'd add that citing a reputable source based on the actual increase in sales values was also unbiased.
Sadly, the big part of reason for the "value increase" has a lot to do with the relative age increase of those buying motorcycles as you stated.
My purchase decision was influenced by the nostalgia factor, and was part of the reason for the bike I bought.

Millennials don't seem to be generally interested in buying bikes (or houses, or having spouses, or...), and I don't see a marketing solution changing it much, if at all.

On the plus side, the move to more "neutral ergonomics" is a good thing.
Just because you are young and your back doesn't kill you after 20 minutes on a bike with clip-ons, doesn't mean it's a comfortable ride.
Perhaps a more rational riding position in the main will go along with an aspect some younger people are attracted to - Economy.
The other potential (IMHO) attractant could be the electric bike, for environmental reasons... Who knows.

In any case, things go in cycles - Remember when muscle cars were dead?  They're back.
One final anecdotal - I asked my 3 year old granddaughter what she wanted for her birthday...
Her answer?
A Motorcycle !

There may be hope yet.
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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: 80's bikes -- the new retros?
« Last post by hppants on February 23, 2018, 05:45:21 AM »
Well Dessert Dragon, there you go.  Unbiased hyperbole that supports increased re-sale value in the nighthawk.  Touche', sir.  Well done.

Seriously, you can see some trend in this in new bikes.  All of the Japanese manufacturers, and even some others, have moved their lines to more neutral ergonomics (less forward feet and/or forward hands).  Even the styling on many of the brand new bikes clearly gets it inspiration from the UJM.

However and overall, the numbers are not very good.  Quite simply, the younger (18-35) demographic is not buying motorcycles.  Older farts like me (and ancient farts) are the only ones interested.  If the industry can't find a way to change that, it's only going to get worse.
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Your Honda Nighthawk / Re: New to the forum on an 83 CB650 Special Nighthawk
« Last post by Amreekan on February 22, 2018, 09:41:22 PM »
Great purchase....here is mine right before it went into hibernation.

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