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Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Make sure you have some sort of roadside...

Make sure you have some sort of roadside assistance plan! :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Well, that answers my question about whether or...

Well, that answers my question about whether or not you can turbo a CB750 Nighthawk motor! :D
Loving the paint work!
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
It's all good... dirty 'hawks and clean 'hawks !...

It's all good... dirty 'hawks and clean 'hawks ! :1drink

I ride her and end the day with a wash 'n wax whenever I can. Often, just a good dusting and damp rag is all she needs. I get plenty of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Here's my '01 with a "Tool Tube" installed this...

Here's my '01 with a "Tool Tube" installed this afternoon. 15 minute job. I used a stainless Supertrapp exhaust hanger bracket and two heavy duty, UV-proof zip ties. Secure and solid. There's a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By The Kurgan
Sad news. But, what a legacy for future...

Sad news. But, what a legacy for future designers! The best of the best.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Always nice to see somebody breath new life into...

Always nice to see somebody breath new life into a worthy motorcycle. Looking good!
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Thanks for sharing. At least there's an...

Thanks for sharing. At least there's an aftermarket alternative when it comes time to replace my rotor. Nice luggage to!
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
let's see a photo of your front rotor set-up. :D

let's see a photo of your front rotor set-up. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
I've been sticking with the OEM Dunlop K505's. I...

I've been sticking with the OEM Dunlop K505's. I get about 12,000-15,000 km out of them. The fronts usually last longer, but I always replace them as a pair.
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
I clean my drum after each rear tire change. They...

I clean my drum after each rear tire change. They usually never need more than a quick wipe. I bet I could get away with cleaning them every other tire change or every 30,000 km :)
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Agreed. Rear drums are dead easy to maintain. A...

Agreed. Rear drums are dead easy to maintain. A can of brake cleaner is a great investment. People often 'dis "cheapo" rear drums, but in truth, my drum works just as well, if not better, than every...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 38,685
Posted By The Kurgan
Sadly, every motorcycle I've ever owned was...

Sadly, every motorcycle I've ever owned was boring...
see my signature for the list!

However, I took my boring, efficient, reliable, smooth running 2001 Nighthawk 750 and gave it some character...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
I like those smoke signal lenses davevv! I also...

I like those smoke signal lenses davevv! I also like the early red paint. Much nicer than the 2003 red, IMHO.
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
No "gotchas"... these later generation Nighthawks...

No "gotchas"... these later generation Nighthawks are among the most solid, well built motorcycles you will find. Most consider them the "last of the good Hondas". The turn signals are readily...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
I have the same problem, and it started after I...

I have the same problem, and it started after I installed my Hondaline backrest. It does it with both the factory seat and Corbin seat. After a bit of fiddling, it engages. I think the problem is...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Stabil is a good idea and make sure the tank is...

Stabil is a good idea and make sure the tank is topped up! You might want to give some of the exposed metal bits a good WD40 spray... but that's just me.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
I might run an extension cord to the shed in the...

I might run an extension cord to the shed in the middle of the winter and give it a 5-hour trickle charge. However, I'm not too worried about it. It was fully charged a month ago, and I still haven't...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
As of a few months ago, I can confirm the centre...

As of a few months ago, I can confirm the centre stands are still available from Honda. I still don't have one as I never found a need for one. I just use a standard scissor jack under the swing-arm...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
I have factory airbox and factory jetting with a...

I have factory airbox and factory jetting with a Supertrapp full system lightweight stainless exhaust and 7 discs, which has more or less emulated factory backpressure. I get very mild popping on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,744
Posted By The Kurgan
Great ride report, looking forward to your...

Great ride report, looking forward to your progress. Please also keep us up-to-date on the performance of your Nighthawk 750... as I want to do something similar with my Nighthawk, but a Canadian...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
The fluid in the brake caliper side fork always...

The fluid in the brake caliper side fork always turns black/grey early... a known characteristic of this model. It may be due to increased flexing (from braking action) and/or increased heating on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
That almost defies logic! :rofl

That almost defies logic! :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
I really like the Hondaline windshield for three...

I really like the Hondaline windshield for three main reasons: it's not handlebar mounted, as that limited real estate is used by my RAM mounts, it's a super rigid mounting solution, and it actually...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Yeah the Corbon raised my seat height about 1...

Yeah the Corbon raised my seat height about 1 inch (for the better). I see you removed the Hondaline windshield. I did the same, but added it back later. No fun fighting the wind at highway speeds.
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
I have to dig up the source on the pegs, but...

I have to dig up the source on the pegs, but others have fabbed their own.

I also recommend this great site... it provides you with an idea of how modifcations affect ergos, specific to the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
There are a variety of mods that can **slightly...

There are a variety of mods that can **slightly raise the bars up and forward (risers) and pegs down about 1 inch. However, it sounds like a standard is not in your calling, and you might want to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
I can tell you that prices vary based on...

I can tell you that prices vary based on geographic location, add-ons, and overall condition. I personally wouldn't take a penny under $7000 for mine! :1drink
(mine looks like it was just rolled off...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Yeah, the exhaust is going strong. Sounds great,...

Yeah, the exhaust is going strong. Sounds great, and in full tune with 7 discs.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Just a pic of my '01 sitting all pretty......

Just a pic of my '01 sitting all pretty... :1drink

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/9740622693_aae9269e0d_b.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,800
Posted By The Kurgan
I would give my left nut for that bike... just...

I would give my left nut for that bike... just perfect !
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Beautiful Nighthawk!! Regarding the jetting...

Beautiful Nighthawk!! Regarding the jetting question... just keep in mind that there's always a bit of deceleration popping on a well tuned Nighthawk 750... the 40 pound lawyer approved factory boat...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
First thing I checked when I purchased my '01....

First thing I checked when I purchased my '01. The PO added a new sealed gel unit. I normally put a new sealed unit into every motorcycle I purchase. Nice luggage rack BTW.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 59,323
Posted By The Kurgan
The only one I'll never sell... 2001 Honda CB750...

The only one I'll never sell... 2001 Honda CB750 Nighthawk

Progressive Springs
Period-correct Supertrapp lightweight stainless exhaust header
Brand new Supertrapp 'SC Elite' stainless muffler...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Funny you should ask. I have never heard of a...

Funny you should ask. I have never heard of a "worn out" or "tired" late model Nighthawk engine. Plenty of guys on the Nighthawk forum with 80K+ miles on their hawks. I've heard of more than a few...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
The Nighthawk engine is the culmination of...

The Nighthawk engine is the culmination of Honda's air-cooled I-4 design... and it works surprizingly well. It has never overheated on me, but previous liquid cooled bikes have!
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,494
Posted By The Kurgan
I cured one of my header dents by simply drilling...

I cured one of my header dents by simply drilling two small (~1/8) inch holes directly behind the dent, delicately hammering them out with a blunted/polished nail, then having a welder friend seal...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 183,429
Posted By The Kurgan
This, on the other hand, is something I would...

This, on the other hand, is something I would love to own! Not ugly in my books. Classic UJM styling and an interesting motor: No valves, camshaft, rocker arms, timing belts, flywheels. Less...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 183,429
Posted By The Kurgan
You got my vote bro, that thing is one UGLY mofo...

You got my vote bro, that thing is one UGLY mofo on two wheels... what was Bimota thinking?
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
Oh you're going to love the Corbin, mine is...

Oh you're going to love the Corbin, mine is superb. :clap Just a word of caution, you'll have to file down the two front metal tabs on the seat in order for to fit with the Hondaline backrest. Just...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4,288
Views: 842,360
Posted By The Kurgan
I recently added the Hondaline backrest because...

I recently added the Hondaline backrest because it is, by far, the handiest bolt-on accessory for the Nighthawk 750. I do agree that it looks nice without it as well. You will have no problem selling...
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