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Forum: The Garage 03-21-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 418,403
Posted By Spaceman3750
Finally about done fixing the Nighthawk from the...

Finally about done fixing the Nighthawk from the accident last spring. Back end is now back together from new rubber and having the rear wheel checked, rear brake adjusted, tank is off, dents...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
My latest misadventure. I bought a 91 Nighthawk...

My latest misadventure. I bought a 91 Nighthawk 750 in pieces today to pull a few parts from to put on my '02, which is still down from the pothole incident earlier this year (no time, money). I was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 232,891
Posted By Spaceman3750
Selling Up and Leaving - Careful What You Wish For!

Good luck Reaver. I wish I could do something like this - even just moving internationally. If you find yourself in Central Illinois beer is on me!
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,550
Posted By Spaceman3750
Brewery to visit in STL would be Schafly. I've...

Brewery to visit in STL would be Schafly. I've never been but I hear their beer is good. Looks like they have a tap room.


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Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
The only way I hit 50 is 55mph (2-lane) in 5th...

The only way I hit 50 is 55mph (2-lane) in 5th for a 3500 rpm cruise. 4th gear or interstate nets me low 40s gas mileage.
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
Official Nighthawk thread

I highly recommend a gazetteer for your state. About as thick as a 50 state atlas but it's one state and shows all the fun roads the atlas leaves off.

I use the one Delorme makes for search and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
I pull the phone out, look at where my next turn...

I pull the phone out, look at where my next turn or two is, put it away, and ride.

Wash, rinse, repeat.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By Spaceman3750
I had to google it. I'd go tag it but the bike is...

I had to google it. I'd go tag it but the bike is tango uniform at the moment.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By Spaceman3750
Nice! They do have a museum but I've never been.

Nice! They do have a museum but I've never been.
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,003
Posted By Spaceman3750
A pothole ate my wheel

The bike is a Nighthawk 750. I think the front wheel is an 18. Took some pics of the hole today, it's deep enough to see rebar, but looks like if you hit it in the middle (it runs length wise) you...
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,003
Posted By Spaceman3750
Does anyone know what I need to be looking for as...

Does anyone know what I need to be looking for as I repair the bike? The stuff I can visually see is obvious, but do I need to check anything on the carb, engine, etc?
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
Anyone have a parts 91-03 750? Because I'm going...

Anyone have a parts 91-03 750? Because I'm going to be needing parts later this summer... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=982577
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,003
Posted By Spaceman3750
The road I was on is scheduled for repair this...

The road I was on is scheduled for repair this summer. The girlfriend of the guy who trailered me suggested the same thing. I'm going to try to go into the camera system at work on Monday and try to...
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,003
Posted By Spaceman3750
A pothole ate my wheel

So it sucks that I'm starting a new topic here. Out for a ride today I had to swing by the office to drop some stuff off. The road in front of our building is really rough and I knew that, but I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By Spaceman3750
It's a really fun place to explore. I didn't go...

It's a really fun place to explore. I didn't go into any of the buildings, but many of the original buildings including the hospital (first floor now in use for commercial storage), some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,141
Posted By Spaceman3750
Looks like someone has done some recent interior...

Looks like someone has done some recent interior pics of White Hall and one of the hangers:

http://artofabandonment.com/2014/05/chanute
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By Spaceman3750
It was as of April last year. It looks like this...

It was as of April last year. It looks like this guy just did some photos of it:

http://artofabandonment.com/2014/05/chanute/
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 157,130
Posted By Spaceman3750
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=982207

Maybe a little closer.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By Spaceman3750
Photo Tag - Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky

Someone else complained that the central tag always stays too far north, so I thought I would get a new game started. I'm going to kick it off with a file photo because I'm not really going anywhere...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
I have that issue too.

I have that issue too.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 521,549
Posted By Spaceman3750
Me too

Me too
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-24-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 521,549
Posted By Spaceman3750
On that note... ...

On that note...

http://springfieldil.craigslist.org/mcy/4476628156.html

It makes me sad that someone thought a CB750 would make a good chopper project...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-24-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 521,549
Posted By Spaceman3750
It's actually a pretty well known thing that...

It's actually a pretty well known thing that vehicles cost more here, whether justified or not. Not sure where he's getting the small town yokel stuff from though, considering that the Peoria metro...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
My old landlord had an old 750 that smoked. I...

My old landlord had an old 750 that smoked. I think he had a mechanic clean the carbs and replace the engine gaskets - no more smoking.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 311,173
Posted By Spaceman3750
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/25/8ezu8abu.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/25/8ezu8abu.jpg

Out for a ride today, ran across a little taco shop off of hwy 18 in Henry, run by a very nice, very not-Mexican lady. I recommend the fish tacos.
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
I love the red and blue NHs.

I love the red and blue NHs.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
Spent a beautiful Easter weekend doing an oil...

Spent a beautiful Easter weekend doing an oil change and bad gas flush on the 750 to get riding (I've been lazy and the weather has sucked here). Plans to spend the weekend on two wheels were dashed...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,141
Posted By Spaceman3750
Didn't mean any disrespect. I live near Peoria...

Didn't mean any disrespect. I live near Peoria and work in it. Three months before I took my job I was through the downtown area and said "why would anyone want to live here?" Now I see it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5,800
Views: 311,173
Posted By Spaceman3750
I ride street and am in the Peoria area. My...

I ride street and am in the Peoria area. My adventure riding takes me to new places, not to the middle of corn fields.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-22-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 157,130
Posted By Spaceman3750
I'll go get it once I do the spring maintenance...

I'll go get it once I do the spring maintenance if someone with a higher cold tolerance doesn't get it first.
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
17xxx on the odo.

17xxx on the odo.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
So my 02 750 is getting a new set of tires next...

So my 02 750 is getting a new set of tires next month. I was going to stick with the stock Dunlop K505 but I started to look at the Pirelli Sport Demons and they look like they are good tires at a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 1,021,422
Posted By Spaceman3750
My hawk is currently feeling neglected until my...

My hawk is currently feeling neglected until my landlord and I can make some storage space to park her under shelter. Currently she's sitting in the drive under 4" of snow. Will need some TLC in the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,141
Posted By Spaceman3750
Eek I guess having your photos ripped off without...

I guess having your photos ripped off without credit means that you've hit the internet big time... http://imgur.com/gallery/7wjCt

Maybe next time I shouldn't take photos with the bike in them....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,141
Posted By Spaceman3750
Rantoul is a pretty run down community, it...

Rantoul is a pretty run down community, it wouldn't surprise me. I'm sure there's a lot of copper in these buildings, which is big business around here.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 630,082
Posted By Spaceman3750
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3691/11160473155_abd...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3691/11160473155_abdaf5f512.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/11160573444_faa2250630.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-30-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 176,855
Posted By Spaceman3750
Sport touring bike with a trailer? Also,...

Sport touring bike with a trailer?

Also, there are dog goggles, they're called doggles. I think there's some helmets out there but I don't know about quality. As for a jacket, a few yards of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,141
Posted By Spaceman3750
The museum has some aircraft. Glad to see...

The museum has some aircraft.

Glad to see everyone likes this report. Yes, winter round these parts sucks. No snow sports, just bitterly cold and dreary.
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 51,445
Posted By Spaceman3750
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8119/8629302585_928b...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8119/8629302585_928bd93510.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/54960912@N05/8629302585)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8379/8630351760_ce7727303e.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-24-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 521,549
Posted By Spaceman3750
How do you even ride that thing? *scratches head*

How do you even ride that thing? *scratches head*
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