Just another 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 build

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Re: Just another 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 build

Postby Pvblo » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:04 pm

Soooooo.... I got that 3rd cylinder fired up! After soaking the jets and boiling the carbs shes alive! But smokey like whitney houston at the grammys. I hope its just burn off from the seafoam I put in the spark holes ( I let them soak for 2 days ). Had to wrestle with the carbs to get them back on but Im developing a technique. Shes got fresh plugs in her, had to pull the choke all the way and twist the throttle to get her going, but lets see what a cold start is like in the morning. I need to get her on the road to circulate and breathe!

Anyways, looks like the responses have died down a bit. Could the OP move this thread to the general section. Ill use this as a log in case anyone is going through the same things as I. Cheers and thanks for the help guys :bikeday_smilie:
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Re: Just another 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 build

Postby Drdubb » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:29 am

Good job on the carbs. Each of us develops a "technique".
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Re: Just another 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 build

Postby Laminar » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:23 am

Moved as requested!
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Re: Just another 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 build

Postby Larry B Fine » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:18 pm

marriedman wrote:. . . it's like our glory days when we were all on Nighthawks! !


Aren't we? :mrgreen:
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Re: Just another 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 build

Postby marriedman » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:38 pm

Not anymore. Vfr1200 here. Actually, I can only think of 1 other one here who still has one.

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1st Gear - Stump Puller
2nd Gear - Lets try this again
3rd Gear - I don't really have to shift ever again
4th Gear - Woah, this is fast
5th Gear - You're gonna get a ticket
6th Gear - They'll never catch me!
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Re: Just another 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 build

Postby scguy » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:16 pm

I have mine, sorta. Need to get it back running. Miss that 8k rush.

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Re: Just another 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 build

Postby Pvblo » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:10 pm

Oooooooh baby! She purrrrrrrrrs.


Insured and plated and it feels GOOD! The bigger jets give a mean pep that I like.
Decided to keep the bike the way it is, its looks great (minus the lights and cluster)
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Re: Just another 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 build

Postby Drdubb » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:25 pm

Good job. Enjoy your hawk!
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