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Old 05-21-2012, 06:44 AM   #3361
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Picking up my new (to me) '84 Nighthawk S 750 tomorrow.

Red in colour
38,000 original KM's, one owner.

My stepdad spotted it at his buddy's shop (owner) and thought it'd be perfect for my first bike. Getting it serviced and everything. Price was right as well.

Will get pics up ASAP!
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:45 AM   #3362
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I don't have a Corbin seat, but I has Sargent recover my stock seat. They also lowered it a little bit
because I'm a shrimp--5'7".

I think you will like the texture of the seat, as it offers much better "grip" than a smooth seat.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #3363
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I just picked up this new-to-me 1985 Nighthawk S from a fellow inmate Thursday. 18k miles and now the 3rd owner. Very original and garage kept. I'm going through the new owner shake downs now. Apparently the in-line fuel filter under the tank tricks the bike into acting like it is out of fuel from time to time, even with a full tank. Also, when the ignition switch is in the "Lock" position, the tail light comes on...Still, I am oh so happy to have her. For 27 years old, she's allowed to have a quirk or two.

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Old 05-22-2012, 01:03 PM   #3364
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I'm looking for info on the the tail racks that were once available for the CB700 Nighthawk S 84'-86' Cant find anything online
You're talking about the Hondaline rack that was sold through the dealerships? I was lucky and my new 'hawk came with one. They are very hard to find. I was looking for a similar one for my 1985 XL350R (still am.) Very well made but hard to come by.

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Old 05-23-2012, 04:31 AM   #3365
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I just picked up this new-to-me 1985 Nighthawk S from a fellow inmate Thursday. 18k miles and now the 3rd owner. Very original and garage kept. I'm going through the new owner shake downs now. Apparently the in-line fuel filter under the tank tricks the bike into acting like it is out of fuel from time to time, even with a full tank. Also, when the ignition switch is in the "Lock" position, the tail light comes on...Still, I am oh so happy to have her. For 27 years old, she's allowed to have a quirk or two.

-Joe
Very nice looking Nighthawk! Looks to be in excellent condition, especially given its age.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:33 AM   #3366
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I just installed a new-to-me all stainless Supertrapp exhaust on my 2001 NH. The original owner purchased it new in 1993, and used it for a few seasons before taking it off his 1991 Nighthawk and storing it. Apparently, it retailed for $1100! He listed it on a local online classifieds (Kijiji) for $800 (obviously he got no interest), and I haggled him down to $265! I rate the overall condition as "very good", especially for its age. There are a few marks on the can (largely due to storage) and a dented/flattened area at the bottom mid-section after an apparent mishap with a speed bump.

There are no disks installed. Instead, it has a "competition end cap" which is equivalent to the flow of approximately 10 disks and a solid end cap. The benefit of an open end cap, aside from appearance, is that the exhaust is directed away from the motorcycle, as opposed to being diffused in all directions and potentially leaving soot on the shock and rim. It seems to work well with the factory jetting and stock airbox.

It has a nice low rumble at idle, and it really barks when you open up the throttle!






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Old 05-23-2012, 05:47 AM   #3367
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I like the look of that exhaust! Nice find

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I just installed a new-to-me all stainless Supertrapp exhaust on my 2001 NH. The original owner purchased it new in 1993, and used it for a few seasons before taking it off his 1991 Nighthawk and storing it. Apparently, it retailed for $1100! He listed it on a local online classifieds (Kijiji) for $800 (obviously he got no interest), and I haggled him down to $265! I rate the overall condition as "very good", especially for its age. There are a few marks on the can (largely due to storage) and a dented/flattened area at the bottom mid-section after an apparent mishap with a speed bump.

There are no disks installed. Instead, it has a "competition end cap" which is equivalent to the flow of approximately 10 disks and a solid end cap. The benefit of an open end cap, aside from appearance, is that the exhaust is directed away from the motorcycle, as opposed to being diffused in all directions and potentially leaving soot on the shock and rim. It seems to work well with the factory jetting and stock airbox.

It has a nice low rumble at idle, and it really barks when you open up the throttle!


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Old 05-23-2012, 09:08 AM   #3368
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Very nice! Those cans look great!

That windscreen, is that a National Cycle F-16 tour screen?

Anyone here using the wider F-15 screen (sports or tour)? Just looking for pics on a 'Hawk to compare the two!
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:49 AM   #3369
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Very nice! Those cans look great!

That windscreen, is that a National Cycle F-16 tour screen?

Anyone here using the wider F-15 screen (sports or tour)? Just looking for pics on a 'Hawk to compare the two!

It's the F-16 "Touring" windscreen
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:22 PM   #3370
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Last week's 1500 mile ride

I rode from my house in north Idaho down to Flagstaff AZ last week, here's a pic from Hwy 12 in Utah

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Old 05-23-2012, 06:18 PM   #3371
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That's some view! Nice shot. I see your Hondaline backrest is well used. BTW, are those KLR handguards? Cool !
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #3372
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Nighthawk Rally

Just returned from the nighthawk-forums.com rally #3 at Deal's gap. Had a great time and its good to be around a bunch of nighthawkers. We had about 25 guys (and a couple of gals) show up this year. We stayed at the KSL campground in Stecoah. Put in about 250-300 miles per day in the NC mountains.



This bike is older than the owner. He rides in from Indiana every year with his brother, on another Nighthawk 650.



One of the waterfalls near the Blue Ridge Parkway



The tall guy in the center rides this 550 from Iowa. That bike screams on the the Dragon.



A rare Bluehawk.



His and Hers 750's.



Stopped for some scenery.



King and queen seat.



A lawyer from Kentucky owns this tricked-out 650.



This lowered 750 came in from Missouri. He lowered it not for looks, but for a short inseam.



The group shot.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:03 AM   #3373
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Just returned from the nighthawk-forums.com rally #3 at Deal's gap. Had a great time and its good to be around a bunch of nighthawkers. We had about 25 guys (and a couple of gals) show up this year. We stayed at the KSL campground in Stecoah. Put in about 250-300 miles per day in the NC mountains.



This bike is older than the owner. He rides in from Indiana every year with his brother, on another Nighthawk 650.



One of the waterfalls near the Blue Ridge Parkway



The tall guy in the center rides this 550 from Iowa. That bike screams on the the Dragon.



A rare Bluehawk.



His and Hers 750's.



Stopped for some scenery.



King and queen seat.



A lawyer from Kentucky owns this tricked-out 650.



This lowered 750 came in from Missouri. He lowered it not for looks, but for a short inseam.



The group shot.
Thanks for sharing! I would love to head down to next year's rally!
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:13 AM   #3374
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Folks,

I just ordered Corbin's "Gunfighter" saddle as I'm looking to avoid monkey butt on some longer hauls. Can anyone tell me of their thoughts and opinions from going from the Nighthawk OEM to the Corbin? Would you do it again?

I'm not sure if I'm going to like the texture of the seat (looks rough) however, I had a Corbin for my past bike and it was very nice but smooth... I hope I made a good decision in buying it sight unseen...


With the rack on the back, it can be a tight fit to remove the seat. I had to trim the front tabs to get mine to go on the bike. I like the corbin, although you can still ache after a few hours. I've done several 2k trips and been ok as long as I shift position frequently and make regular stops. Highway pegs really help with that.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:39 AM   #3375
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I plan on going to a few bike rallies and races this summer.

Question for you guys--how do you secure all of your gear? I ride ATGATT and am always worried
about my jacket and pants "walking." I can lock the helmet of course, but...

It always 90-100 degrees where I am and I can't walk around with all of the gear on.

Any thoughts or ideas?

Thanks.
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