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    98 Honda 750 Nighthawk

    vp3989076_1_large.jpgvp3989076_3_large.jpgvp3989076_14_large.jpgI've been looking for a nice one for some time. Found a black one with 12K miles. Looked at it today. Looks like it's new. Just glanced at the start button and she popped to life. Ran smooth. Everything works. Down side is it's at a dealer and he wants $2900. Upside is he has a good reputation for selling quality used bikes plus it's only two towns over so no shipping.

    Might have to pull the trigger on it. IMO the 750 Nighthawk was the best bare utility bike made.
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    A little pricey but not a terrible deal. Check out the Honda 919, a little bigger but it's kinda like the newer version of the 750, really reminds me of the '78 CB750 I had years ago. You can find them for a little more $$, not much. Check them out over at WristTwisters.com.

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    919's look nice but more sport bike than I want. I don't like squashing the "boys" against a fuel cell. Had the same issue with my Suzuki V-Strom and a Harley 1200 Custom. Just couldn't get comfy.

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    The Nighthawk is a sweet bike. Not really excellent at anything, but you can do with it whatever you've the mind to. As far as ergos, I switched to bars with a little more set back, but I'm long-trunk and short arms. I had Progressive suspension under mine and it made a huge improvement. Tuning the carbs had about as much improvement on throttle response as on a TW--definitely worth the $16 cost of the jets. Plenty of videos on youtube about making your own synchronizer for next to nothing. You don't need a "jet kit" and don't drill the slides on a stock engine or you will kill throttle response, just go 2 sizes richer with the mains and everything else is adjustment. Hydraulic rockers, dipstick for oil, o-ring chain, and easy oil plug and filter access make service a breeze. Not much available in the way of tires due to oddball sizes, but the stockers are good all-around shoes. Luggage means cutting the fender--it's a cheap bike, so do it. I liked mine but someone made me an offer. I intended to get another but life interfered. My current street rider is a much modded CB550 and not sure I'd trade it for a Nighthawk because the 550 ergos are perfect for me and I always ride solo, and when I was riding double my heaviest passenger was only 107 pounds. If I rode with an adult passenger I'd not waste any time getting another Nighthawk for the good torque and wider powerband. Though my 550 will leave a stock Nighthawk in the dust, it is much less forgiving with the trans and clutch.




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    vp3989076_1_large.jpgvp3989076_3_large.jpgvp3989076_14_large.jpgWell I pulled the trigger on the 750. Talked them out of $250 so taxes, registration, plates, service and doc fees totaled $3263 running at the curb. Not bad for a super reliable and comfortable utility bike with only 12k miles on it. Insurance should be pretty reasonable too. Not serious mods planned. Just a windshield and a luggage rack.
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    Congrats! Pics or it didn't happen...

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    Good job Toma55! I have a 2002, and it's the same bike exactly, except yours is much more shiny!!

    IMHO the combo of a TW & a CB type honda are the perfect duo... All bases & needs covered at value prices. m.

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    Nice!

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    I agree "madness". Inexpensive but fun, reliable and covers the bases.

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