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Old 01-23-2007, 07:40 PM   #76
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Beachboy, what are your radial tire sizes. I dont use them but I heard that for those interested in switching to radials there is a change in sizes.

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Old 01-24-2007, 02:25 AM   #77
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The front is a a 110/80ZR-18 and the rear is a 150/70ZR-17.
Factory spec is a 110/80-18 front with a 140/70-17 rear, so you do use a slightly wider rear.
However, based upon my research prior to purchase, I felt that it was within the allowable width for the rim size which will allow for a safe fit. (I can't recall were I found the rim size chart at this time).
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:39 AM   #78
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Ebay, I got a Clymer manual on there a few weeks ago, but there is factory service manual on there now cheap!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...7967455&rd=1,1

chains are an easy job, but if you use a clip link, I would safety wire it, and it will work fine. Are you're sprockets okay? Chain and sprockets should usually be replaced as a set for best wear.
Okay, I'll bite.

How does one safety wire a clip-type master link?

I have used many clip links, even prepped a couple of racebikes, never seen safety wire attached to a chain before, but maybe I'm missing something.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:21 AM   #79
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Basically you just make a loop around the link and clip between the rollers and twist tight. The idea is to keep the clip link 'jaws' from expanding open. Learned this from a guy who drag races 500hp Busa's.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:31 PM   #80
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DID makes a screw type master link that I have used for the last 8000 miles It has worked out very well
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:42 PM   #81
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Alright boys and gals.....
How the hell do you get to page 6 talking about the most reliable (and a wee bit boring) bike?

It's like taking about a ball peen hammer....nothing ever to go wrong or change!



Now who has a clean 700S for sale/trade near NJ?
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:31 PM   #82
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Alright boys and gals.....
How the hell do you get to page 6 talking about the most reliable (and a wee bit boring) bike?

It's like taking about a ball peen hammer....nothing ever to go wrong or change!



Now who has a clean 700S for sale/trade near NJ?
LOL, I was struck by a very similar thought.

Of all the bikes I have owned, including other Hondas, my Nighthawk 750 has been the most reliable, trouble free and solid.
It is what it is.
But, like a 70 Series Government Model, a S&W Model 66, a G&S surfboard or a Dacor regulator, it provides exactly what I expect and does exactly what I want it to do every time.
No quirks, no hidden evil side, no "gotcha"



how ever.......



I still love my Nighthawk, but I want something new...........................
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:48 PM   #83
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Basically you just make a loop around the link and clip between the rollers and twist tight. The idea is to keep the clip link 'jaws' from expanding open. Learned this from a guy who drag races 500hp Busa's.
Could you post a photo of that? I'm not trying to disprove you or anything, I would love to do a mod like that --I run a chain on my H-D. I can't for the life of me visualize where the wire is 'posed to go.

I actually lost a clip once, on my old HawkGt. When I was cleaning my chain, I noticed it. Talk about your stomach dropping into your shoes... I replaced it with a new master link and motored on.

Only thing on the NH's I've ever heard of failing are the tachometers, and Honda wants WAAAAY too much for a replacement.

I was *that* close to buying a NH, but I bought my Sportster instead. Homie don' play valve adjustments.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:03 AM   #84
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I was *that* close to buying a NH, but I bought my Sportster instead. Homie don' play valve adjustments.
Huh? NH's have hydraulic tappets. No pics on the chain, sold my sport bike, the NH has the stock chain on it.
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:28 PM   #85
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I really like the black engines on the 80's Nighthawks. Here's my '83 650SC again:

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Old 01-30-2007, 08:26 PM   #86
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Huh? NH's have hydraulic tappets. No pics on the chain, sold my sport bike, the NH has the stock chain on it.
And those are the only 2 standards left that don't need valve adjustments, which was my point.

I didn't buy a NH because, when I was looking (June 2001), there were no new NH750's to be had. Honda stopped importing to the US for a couple of years so the dealers could clear old stock off of their floors, AFAIK.

The NH that I wanted to buy @ Western Honda had been sitting on their floor for almost 2 years. They sold it about a month before I came in with cash in hand, IIRC.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:34 AM   #87
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okay got it now.
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since this thread has been brought back up, figured I'd introduce myself, as i am new here. Here are a few pictures of my '83 650SC waiting for me back at home.



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factory backrest/rack

I just won a factory backrest/rack for my 03 NH750 off ebay, it's like new, but had no hardware or instructions with it. Looks like some minor mods to the rear cowl are required, is this true? Not sure if it's a keeper yet, I really hate sissy bars, but I need some luggage room to take the wife on a few weekend excursions, and I think a sissy bar roll bag will work on it.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:21 PM   #90
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I just won a factory backrest/rack for my 03 NH750 off ebay, it's like new, but had no hardware or instructions with it. Looks like some minor mods to the rear cowl are required, is this true? Not sure if it's a keeper yet, I really hate sissy bars, but I need some luggage room to take the wife on a few weekend excursions, and I think a sissy bar roll bag will work on it.
Yes, you will have to cut the rear cowl on both sides. I forget which Yahoo Nighthawk site, but one of them, possibly the CB750 site has a copy of the Hondaline instructions for mounting the backrest / minirack in the files section
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