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Old 03-12-2012, 10:12 AM   #3166
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truckdriver I would put this request over on the nighthawk-forums; you would probably have better luck of finding someone in the general area.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:35 PM   #3167
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Just got a PM from Him. He has found one to sit on tomorrow. Hope it fits him.

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Old 03-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #3168
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Back to report...

The Protaper bar install went pretty much as expected. I did sand out the inside of the enricher lever a bit, but when I tried to put the oxford heated grips back on, there was no way that was going to happen. Must be a smidgen smaller than stock.

I ended up filing down the knurling on the bar, not completly, but pretty much got rid of all the "peaks". Grips went on pretty smoothly after that.

They sure felt wider than stock, but about a thousand miles, I don't notice it a bit. The wrist angle is *much* better, and I'm much more comfortable on the bike now. Should've done it years ago!

Thanks for the comments and tips!
Nicely done...glad you enjoy them. I had the carbs rebuilt and jetted with dyno jeys, rebuilt the forks and installed the progressive springs and put progressive shocks on the rear. AMAZING!!!...it handles, revs and brakes like a bike should. Looking forward to a long ride now but for now my commuting will do.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:00 PM   #3169
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May be a cheap camera, but it's actually nicely composed. Nice photo!
Thanks! If I'm not working on or riding a motorcycle I'm taking pictures with my mid 80's Seagull 120 film camera so I guess all the fiddling I've done with it have given me enough technique to make do with anything!


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Just got a PM from Him. He has found one to sit on tomorrow. Hope it fits him.

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Good luck selling her! She's a good looking bike and I probably should of bought it when ya offered it for sale a few months ago but the Weehawk was calling. And what can I say? I like sportbikes!
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:08 PM   #3170
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Good luck selling her! She's a good looking bike and I probably should of bought it when ya offered it for sale a few months ago but the Weehawk was calling. And what can I say? I like sportbikes!

Thanks. Have some interest in her. So far just phone conversations. A gent about 2 hours away (Wallace NC) wants it. Would have bought it yesterday if I could have delivered it ( 4 gas money of course) but I will not have time off until Saturday sooooo. We shall see what the weekend brings.

If it takes too long I might loose out on the Dual Sport I want to buy. (Then I just might keep her).


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Old 03-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #3171
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Has any Nighthawk owners gone to the darkside, as in using a car tire for the rear wheel?

I have a car tire on the rear wheel of my Burgman 650 scooter, so far with 16,000 mi. on the rear tire, still have plenty of tread and stellar performance.

The only car tire I could find that might fit the rear wheel of a Nighthawk is a 155/80-17 BFGoodrich's Radial T/A tire. at $80 a tire.

Anyone else have expereience with the darksisde?
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:38 PM   #3172
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progressive shocks on the rear.
I remember pricing these some time ago, and just couldn't come to grips with the $$. Do you really think the rears are work it, and about how much did you spend?
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:04 AM   #3173
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I remember pricing these some time ago, and just couldn't come to grips with the $$. Do you really think the rears are work it, and about how much did you spend?
I found them on amazon for a little cheaper than on bikebandit. They made a huge difference in comfort and handling. I rode the bike after the forks were rebuilt without the new shocks in the rear and it was horrible. Swapped the shocks and the difference was night & day...and I've only got 9k on the odometer. So, imho...yes well worth it. especially for the long hauls. Plus with the ease of adjusting with the supplied spanner wrench it makes handling an extra load very easy.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:50 PM   #3174
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Does anyone have any pictures of their Nighthawk with different handlebars? I'm thinking of going with something with less rise and wondering what others have done. I have a 1995 750, I'll post up some pictures of the F-16 shield I put on last weekend, later.

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Old 03-16-2012, 03:10 PM   #3175
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Does anyone have any pictures of their Nighthawk with different handlebars? I'm thinking of going with something with less rise and wondering what others have done. I have a 1995 750, I'll post up some pictures of the F-16 shield I put on last weekend, later.

-Kurt
Go with the ProTaper SE ATV High. I've had them on both my Nighthawks and love them. The Mids and Lows would work too, but the Highs are just right...IMO.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:11 PM   #3176
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Go with the ProTaper SE ATV High. I've had them on both my Nighthawks and love them. The Mids and Lows would work too, but the Highs are just right...IMO.
Any chance you have a picture of the set-up?
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:59 PM   #3177
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I can't figure out how to attach pictures. I do have pics of the bars, but there's no "browse" anymore.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:13 PM   #3178
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Clint: what about loading them into photobucket or something similar and then just use the link provided for the picture?
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:06 AM   #3179
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I am sure I will regret it but my trusty Hawk has been sold. I hated to do it but it had to be done.

I know it will be taken care of by a very picky older gent.

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:42 AM   #3180
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Any chance you have a picture of the set-up?
Thanks
Put them on my 92 a few weeks ago. I like 'em. They've got a bit less pullback, and are a bit higher. I was concerned that they would feel higher, but they don't.

Yep, that's a F16 shield too.







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