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Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,081
Posted By simbob
I have the PF2 on an '03 Honda Nighthawk 750. ...

I have the PF2 on an '03 Honda Nighthawk 750. The 2 is slightly shorter than the 3 (both in the screen and the leg protection along the forks), but it is otherwise identical.

It creates a good...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Vandals everywhere

You shouldn't leave your helmet out on the seat of your bike where people can stick things on it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,767
Posted By simbob
Nice bike

It's a shame some vandal stuck that thing on your matching helmet.
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,721
Posted By simbob
Stock

I stuck with the stock Dunlop K505 when I needed to replace the rear this summer. The front is a Bridgestone BT45. I think the balance of economy and handling with these tires seems to fit the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,767
Posted By simbob
Very good all around bike

I moved from an '04 1150 GS Adventure to an '03 Nighthawk because, as much as I loved the Adventure on long trips with varied conditions (good pavement, bad pavement, no pavement, highway, winding...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By simbob
Is the red Tumor Cruiser blocking the view of the...

Is the red Tumor Cruiser blocking the view of the sweet bike you were trying to take a picture of? Is that other thing what happens when you let a '59 Cadillac in heat near a horny Harley?
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Deadly Combination

"What Im trying to say here is, I dont think it matters what version of the CB you buy as long as it has been taken good care of."

Richard,

What rack and bag combination is that on your bike?
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Givi Topcase Response

I sent Givi an inquiry through their online link and they sent me this response:

"Honda CB750 Nighthawk

Y146 & N150 Side case mounting hardware $209.20
Y146 & N140 $279.00 Three case mounting...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2007, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Locking Hard Topcase

I've got soft saddlebags and a tailbag I like for trips, but I want to add a locking hard topcase (case locks closed and locks to bike) to my 2003 US spec Nighthawk 750 for commuting. I want it to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Tourance?

You're the first person I've heard of using Tourances on a Nighthawk. Those are standard wheels, right? What sizes are the Tourances? How do you like them? Any handling changes from bias tires in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Spencer Special

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/mcn/2007/March/week-11-mar12-mar18/mar1307hondasspencertribute/?&R=EPI-89806

The bike won't be available in the US, but will the parts be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2007, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By simbob
Disaster Rider -- Ride the Pond.

A curious correspondent writes: "What's the deal with all of these people who ride their motorcycles into bodies of water?"

Do any of the panelists want to respond?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 13,234
Posted By simbob
It's Almost Like Living in Poem

Back in the days when I first came to the state for college, North Carolina ran an ad campaign which had a jingle including the lines, "I like calling North Carolina home; It's almost like living in...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Thanks

Thanks, guys. I really don't want to buy a book if I don't need it for the current job, partially because I don't want to wait for it to arrive before I can start work. I'll get one eventually; I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2007, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Maintenance Instructions

Is there a good online source of basic maintenance instructions? I've ordered a new DID X-ring chain, and because I've spent all my previous years on BMW R's, I've never worked with a chain. It...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2007, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Thanks, Ed. Bob

Thanks, Ed.
Bob
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2007, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Highway Pegs?

My '03 NH750 has the small, chrome engine guards from the factory. Does anybody have a recommendation for foldable highway pegs to mount on the guards? They would be helpful for an occasional...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4,653
Views: 922,007
Posted By simbob
Thanks for starting the thread, Ed.

I'll put up pictures after I take some and when I figure out how to post them.

Bob

'03 Nighthawk 750 -- replacing an '04 R1150 GS Adventure on December 16.
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,419
Posted By simbob
Thanks. Bob

Thanks.

Bob
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,419
Posted By simbob
2003 Nighthawk 750 Modification Menu

Beachboy and eteller,

Do you guys mind sending me your suggestions for modifications and good sources of parts and information? I'm especially interested in suspension, brakes and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,419
Posted By simbob
The Nighthawk 750 is the modern day Nighthawk 750

I recently sold my '04 R1150GS Adventure with 17,000 miles and bought an '03 Nighthawk 750 with 9,000. Now I have cash in my pocket and a nearly new bike which is more useful in my real world.

As...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2004, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,918
Posted By simbob
Brakes and bags

Brakes: I have around 10,000 miles on a silver '04 Adventure, and I've had no problem with the brakes. Learning to modulate the initial lever grab and getting used to the servo whine doesn't take...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2004, 12:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,449
Posted By simbob
wow

Powerful pictures
Forum: Vendors 11-09-2004, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,024
Posted By simbob
Update? (also front light question)

Andrew,

Any word on how the installation went and how it works? Pictures?

Thanks. We're entering the darker part of year-round riding season, and my thoughts are turning to lights, both front...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2004, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By simbob
Different site

I think your link is the Ducati home site, English language version.

Here's the site I called the US site -- Ducati North America. It doesn't include the SportClassic category on the site you...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2004, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By simbob
Available in the US?

Are the retro Ducatis available in the US? They're on the Italian website, but not on the US website.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2004, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By simbob
'03 Sport

Here's one for sale, if you're really looking.

http://www.ridecarolina.com/html/e54798_2003_r1150gs_sport.html
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2004, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By simbob
Here's what I've learned for my bike.

1. If you can see any oil in the glass, don't add any oil to the engine.
2. When you can't see any oil in the glass, add just enough oil to the engine that you can see it in the glass -- never...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-06-2004, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,156
Posted By simbob
Thanks, Doc

You get good reception on your tinfoil hat. You must've gotten your Ph.D with highest honors.
Forum: Vendors 10-01-2004, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,024
Posted By simbob
Thanks

Andrew,

I look forward to your updates, and I'll assemble my shopping list in the meantime.

Bob
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2004, 04:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,011
Posted By simbob
Zen Schmen

Right. Real men don't eat quiche, and current Formula 1 drivers don't have advanced skills because they no longer have to heel and toe when they shift.

The sun burns. The planets spin. ...
Forum: Vendors 09-30-2004, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,024
Posted By simbob
Great

Andrew,

I've been meaning to order the Kaoko throttle control, and I'll definitely order this LED tail/brake light for my '04 Adv when you can confirm that the installation is just plug and play...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2004, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,011
Posted By simbob
Why?

Why did you remove it when you have a switch that allows you to use it when you say it's "very nice" and to not use it when you say it's "very dangerous?"

I've ridden dirt bikes with conventional...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2004, 05:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,011
Posted By simbob
Is it switched off?

Your bike should have ABS. It can be switched off with a button on top of the right handlebar. The button is labeled "ABS." Maybe yours is switched off. Have you checked that?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2004, 06:04 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,826
Posted By simbob
Peace, folks

"Why can't we all just get along?" -- Rodney King
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2004, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,523
Posted By simbob
Wrinkling?

M,

If you ride very far, especially if it's at all warm, the Joe Rocket Ballistic pants will squash a crease and create some new folds.

When I commute on my bike, which, because I also have a...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2004, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,523
Posted By simbob
Waist Length Joe Rocket

M,

In the rain and cold, I wear a Joe Rocket Meteor 4.0 jacket and Ballistic 4.0 pants, Revolution boots and Revolution gloves. So far (2 years), they've kept me dry (toughest test has been about...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2004, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,902
Posted By simbob
Link to Frances pics

Here's a link to Frances pics from Ray's Weather web site, covers pretty much from Asheville up to the New River in Ashe County:

http://raysweather.com/francespics.php

On this site from early...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2004, 06:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,902
Posted By simbob
Yesterday's Charlotte Observer

This is from yesterday's Charlotte Observer:

"Parkway officials estimate $11 million in damage to the scenic highway and some of its facilities.

'This is a not a matter of just the asphalt...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2004, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6,406
Views: 1,282,462
Posted By simbob
Great memories

This could almost be my former bike's clone -- '77 /7 with the S fairing. The only differences (other than that mine was a 75, not a 100): mine was a lighter shade of off-red bronze, I had the...
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