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Old 03-21-2013, 03:06 PM   #3586
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going to look at a 91 NH tonight, my son's GF's dad parked his 2 years ago, so carb and battery issues are to be expected... assuming that it's in decent shape body wise, what would be a fair price? if it wasn't for dealing with a potential in-law, I would offer low, but this is a little different situation.
Don't offer. Let him price it.
I might pay between 500 and a grand, but it'd have to be awfully shiny for a non-runner.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #3587
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I was out working in the yard the other day and someone rode down my street on a red NH 750. Beautiful bike.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #3588
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And I just noticed you have the Hondaline backrest/carrier and crash guards... lucky you!

I think that is what he has done in 3 weeks was take those off. That's an initial response of many riders, but they are very handy for carrying cargo. The rack itself is so small it does not carry much; but its a good place to loop cargo straps fastening book packs/etc... on the seat side of the rack. It takes a little away from sitting back, but it is a steady and quick load.


I'm finally glad to find the NH thread
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #3589
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I think that is what he has done in 3 weeks was take those off. That's an initial response of many riders, but they are very handy for carrying cargo. The rack itself is so small it does not carry much; but its a good place to loop cargo straps fastening book packs/etc... on the seat side of the rack. It takes a little away from sitting back, but it is a steady and quick load.


I'm finally glad to find the NH thread

Yes, I pulled the backrest off and did a mod similar to the "
Backrest/rack quick mount" mod on nighthawk750.com specifically so I can use it for long hauls & when I need to bungee things down.
I can install/remove the backrest in seconds now without having to pull the tail cowl. I'm going to find a nice looking set of highway pegs to mount on the crash bars when I'm doing long hauls.
I also synced the carbs, cleaned a LOT of New Mexico dust off her, put new tires on, redid the brakes, and rode a lot! LOL
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #3590
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Picked up a well worn night hawk and pulled the carbs for a cleaning. Going to make the #4 washer mod while I have everything apart. The carbs didn't want to come off the intake boots so I went ahead and removed the intake boots (between the head and carbs) with the carbs as a unit. On the head is a round O ring then a plastic plate then another O ring. Seems the plastic plate is NLA from Honda part # 16215-ME5-306 Its about 1/8" plastic thing most of mine are broken. Worried about air leaks, and since these carbs are a pain to take on and off I would love to find 4 new plates. Anyone have advise for me?
Thanks pb
p.s you guys have some really nice looking Hawks.
Here is a pic. Looked at them again and they are shattered. They are very brittle I'm suprised no one has had this issue.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:50 AM   #3591
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Yes, I pulled the backrest off and did a mod similar to the "Backrest/rack quick mount" mod on nighthawk750.com specifically so I can use it for long hauls & when I need to bungee things down.
I can install/remove the backrest in seconds now without having to pull the tail cowl. I'm going to find a nice looking set of highway pegs to mount on the crash bars when I'm doing long hauls.
I also synced the carbs, cleaned a LOT of New Mexico dust off her, put new tires on, redid the brakes, and rode a lot! LOL
When you finally fit highway pegs, post photos with details. I want to do the same, but have no idea what to buy, and what fits our crash bars.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:15 AM   #3592
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When you finally fit highway pegs, post photos with details. I want to do the same, but have no idea what to buy, and what fits our crash bars.
Will do!
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:21 PM   #3593
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Just installed the Supertrapp. Very pleased.

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:25 PM   #3594
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Just installed the Supertrapp. Very pleased.

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Whoa! Nice. Is there any gaps in acceleration? You are the first one for these I've seen with this.

Cool, thanks for the trouble of publishing and sharing! Sounds great.

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #3595
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Whoa! Nice. Is there any gaps in acceleration? You are the first one for these I've seen with this.

Cool, thanks for the trouble of publishing and sharing! Sounds great.
So far, no issues with performance and no "popping" on deceleration. It seems to rev more freely. It's a really nice set-up. Massive weight reduction. I mean massive: 11lbs vs 38lbs !

There are 3 or 4 on the Nighthawk forum that have or had them.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #3596
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Just installed the Supertrapp. Very pleased.

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Get that bike dirty.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:23 PM   #3597
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Get that bike dirty.
That's how I store them for the winter: washed and waxed. She's only been around the block a couple of times since. It's still freak'in cold (and salty) here. But don't worry, she'll see some dust this year!
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:17 PM   #3598
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Here is a pic. Looked at them again and they are shattered. They are very brittle I'm suprised no one has had this issue.
same happened to my CBX (NH but better) I just took em off and direct bolted the rubbers to the head.

Been fine for 10k miles and 2 years.

I could buy a whole newer/better bike for the price quoted for new ones.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:53 PM   #3599
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Moving Up to Nighthawk 700S?

Greetings, Gentlemen,

I am a fairly new rider that has been riding a Nighthawk 250 for past year and 1/2.

Would you guys recommend the 700S as a second bike? Will the throttle control be any different as far torque is concerned during low speeds. Like my 250 I will be using it for commuting and light touring..

Any info would be appreciated..

Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #3600
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With the move up, you'll have plenty of power but if you wind up a 700, you'll feel a real kick on the top end, very flickable too.
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