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Old 12-25-2012, 05:26 AM   #16021
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Welcome, great bike!

When I had mine, same color even, I thought it was the easiest bike to maintain. Hydraulic valves, clutch, drive shaft, all you had to do was change the oil which was located in the frame. Don't forget there are 2 oil drain plugs in the frame bottom.

Used to get a kick when it came on the cam at about 7K RPM's and took off.

Have fun with it!


Happy holidays to all!!
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:16 AM   #16022
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Nice ride, good luck with it and welcome. I always like the Nighthawk S. I mean it has overdrive, says it right on the dash. Well it says it when the gear indicator actually works.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:20 AM   #16023
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Hey guys,

I'm new to the forum and bikes in general. Grew up still live in Brooklyn and plan on using a bike for work commutes and trips.

Just picked this '85 700S last week.]

I'm pretty good at wrenching on cars so I hope to transition smoothly to bikes.

As a noob, I will definitely be picking your collective brains regarding the ins and outs of having a bike in the city.

Thanks in advance and Merry Xmas everyone.


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holler if you need any help wrenching. I spent the last year and a half working on a 79 GS 850. Pretty handy on the old bikes now. Nice looking ride. Grats
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:52 PM   #16024
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Found a locksmith who does these new keys on the UES.
Abbey Locksmith on 81st and 2nd. They can even code the transponder if needed.

Merry Christmas!
Sorry! I missed the original post. I've used them before. Decent prices, quick service.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #16025
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Great urban assault vehicle! Rode mine from Queens to the city for 6 years before sending it out to Colorado...

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Old 12-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #16026
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Hey guys,

Just picked this '85 700S last week.







--Jimmy
Sweet bike! Super low maintenance - shaft drive and self-adjusting hydraulic valve clearance. You never need to screw around with the valves. Unfortunately, they figured out that there's plenty of profit in valve adjustments, and no one has made a bike like it since.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #16027
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yearly isle of manhattan day after new years ride around manhattan
It's on New Years Day, not on the day after.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:19 AM   #16028
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I havent registered or given her a TuneUp yet.

She definitely needs Carbs synced, oil changes, shaft and motor, plugs etc. So I doubt ill make the New Years ride. Definitely looking forward to some future rides and meetups though.

The Schwartz, you mentioned wrenching on an old GS. any recommendations for local parts places, or good cheap places online for maintenance items?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-26-2012, 05:16 AM   #16029
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Merry...

I hope you all had a good Christmas! The last of my in-laws departed last night.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:52 AM   #16030
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I havent registered or given her a TuneUp yet.

She definitely needs Carbs synced, oil changes, shaft and motor, plugs etc. So I doubt ill make the New Years ride. Definitely looking forward to some future rides and meetups though.

The Schwartz, you mentioned wrenching on an old GS. any recommendations for local parts places, or good cheap places online for maintenance items?

Thanks in advance!

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If your an AMA member you get a discount at Bikebandit.com I usually order my spark plugs and filters from a dealership just because they really aren't that much different in price. I have a local mechanic in brooklyn that is great with carbs and you won't feel like you've been robbed at gun point after you hand over your money. Send me a PM if you need any help with anything.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #16031
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Sorry! I missed the original post. I've used them before. Decent prices, quick service.
Thanks, falconati
Great service They will be my first stop for making a spare key from now on.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:39 AM   #16032
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I havent registered or given her a TuneUp yet.

She definitely needs Carbs synced, oil changes, shaft and motor, plugs etc. So I doubt ill make the New Years ride. Definitely looking forward to some future rides and meetups though.

The Schwartz, you mentioned wrenching on an old GS. any recommendations for local parts places, or good cheap places online for maintenance items?

Thanks in advance!

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I'd strongly recommend Z1 Enterprises. They're not local but they're in NY state. Good prices and these guys are super helpful and you can always get them on the phone and they really know old bikes.

http://www.z1enterprises.com/ListIte...04070202000000

I have a shop in Jersey that I like but I really ended up doing almost all my own work. What are you planning to do on the bike vs. farming out to a shop? Do you know anything about the maintenance history? Valve adjustment, carbs cleaned, carbs rebuilt, etc? are those mikuni cv carbs? (been reading some just now about issues with nighthawk carbs)

I do have a carb synch tool, among other things. you're welcome to borrow it or bring the bike over and we can do it together.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:40 AM   #16033
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Anyone know any decent garages for a car in Queens or Brooklyn? Our Manhattan car garage just went up by 400% for no reason....

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Old 12-27-2012, 11:01 AM   #16034
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Anyone know any decent garages for a car in Queens or Brooklyn? Our Manhattan car garage just went up by 400% for no reason....

Happy Holidays to you all!
No, there's a reason. 400% increase=Greed
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:14 PM   #16035
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Anyone know any decent garages for a car in Queens or Brooklyn? Our Manhattan car garage just went up by 400% for no reason....

Happy Holidays to you all!
Not sure where you're looking, but Central Parking has some discounts right now...self-serve parking in Spanish Harlem is $99/Month.

http://nyc.centralparking.com/Monthl...-Specials.html
*The coupons say they expire 8/12...they usually a pretty good about honoring them, but I'd call ahead.

Here's a link to Icon's coupons: http://www.iconparkingsystems.com/mo...king/specials/
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