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Been all over the place lately looking for a stable mate for the TW. Just want a simple Standard class utility bike with a little more giddy up than the Mule for weekend rides rubbernecking the scenery. My days of coast to coast two wheel travel are long gone. Was leaning towards a 70's classic type but my MC mechanic and spiritual advisor cautioned me about maintenance issues, parts availability and safety as well as performance. So I found a 2003 750 Nighthawk with 2060 original miles on it. Red with a buckskin tan Corbin seat. Pretty little bike. In my opinion the 750 Nighthawk was/is the finest utility bike ever produced. Bullet proof motor, good performance, comfortable riding position and a 2003 means plenty of parts available. Downside, it's in Texas. $350 for shipping. But what they hey. Probably won't be buying many more bikes on this earthly go around. I think I need to pull the trigger on this one. I also was looking at an 84 Hawk 650. Hawk's are great bikes. This one has 9K miles on it and owned by a 70 y/o guy who has not beat the crap out of it. But the Nighthawk seems to be a better fit.
 

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I really like nighthawks................................. If I remember correctly that red is cool. I just checked on a bike 700 miles away. About $375.oo shipping.. OMM.
 

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towards a 70's classic type but my MC mechanic and spiritual advisor cautioned me about maintenance issues, parts availability and safety as well as performance.
Your mechanic is probably right but the 1982 CX500 I just got makes for a good stable mate. I still like the older Hondas to mess around with. Especially when they are $300.00. The parts list for this project is getting longer though.

A Nighthawk is a great choice! You might even be able to get it stopped unlike some of the older machines.

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I had a 2003 nighthawk that I put over 30,000 miles on without problems. (2 chains and 4 sets of tires). I took a 6,000 mile road trip and had no problem cruising at 85 to 90 mph (out west). Got rid of it a couple years ago due to health problems but I'm back with a TW.


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Yuh. Corbin buckskin tan. kinda looks OK with the red paint I think. I'm not a red person but on motorcycles it can look good. And maybe two seat roadsters.
 

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toma55, the Night Hawk is an excellent choice, IMHO.

Here's a pick of my stable mate.
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2002 750 Just this & the TW, just right for me. :cool: m.
 

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Didn't win the auction. My limit was $2400. Got outbid.

Oh well. Not meant to be. Must be something even better waiting for me.
 

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My regular ride is a 2001 cb750 nighthawk. I compare it daily to the K75I am riding (currently in greece). The honda is a better casual ride, the BMW is a serious scooter for llong distance. It seems my right leg is shorter than my left, I seem to manage to dump it to starboard every few days. the crash bars are getting some patina......
 

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If taken care of properly....engine oil , air filter and plugs....200,000 mile engine.....hydraulic valves also. Honda would dominant in sales if they made this bike again!!!
 
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