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That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« on: April 06, 2016, 08:41:10 PM »
Here's Lauren getting reacquainted with riding on her Nighthawk before heading out on the big open roads.

https://goo.gl/photos/vW1Hskxv68iMBLDj7
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 08:52:31 PM »
Here's Lauren getting reacquainted with riding on her Nighthawk before heading out on the big open roads.

https://goo.gl/photos/vW1Hskxv68iMBLDj7

Yay, motorcycles!

Nice job, man! :bigok:
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 10:50:35 PM »
On the road again  :thumbsup:
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 09:26:56 AM »
rackin frackin sack a....  Work servers. 
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 09:42:45 AM »
Right turn works perfectly!  :razz:

Well done all!

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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 02:15:42 PM »
Tis the left turns that are tricksy...
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 02:20:12 PM »
Tis the left turns that are tricksy...

Only when you ride on the wrong side of the road.   ;D

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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 05:28:32 PM »
She looks like she's enjoying it!
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 05:40:04 PM »
She was having a ball and rocking it.

She loves the bike. "It's soooooo easy to ride, " she says.
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 09:48:42 PM »
She was having a ball and rocking it.

She loves the bike. "It's soooooo easy to ride, " she says.


makes it all worthwhile!!  Well done!
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 08:53:38 AM »
Nice work!  I love to see them brought back.
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2016, 05:39:27 AM »
Good choice. I thought about buying one, more than once. :thumbsup:
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2016, 05:43:08 AM »
rackin frackin sack a....  Work servers.

:lol:  Same here.  I'll have to wait until  get home to see the happiness. 
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2016, 07:05:59 AM »
Good choice. I thought about buying one, more than once. :thumbsup:

They're such great machines - very forgiving, very capable, and for not much money at all, can be had in decent shape and modded to do whatever you want. Decent shocks and some fork attention, and you've got a decent low cost sporting machine, too.

For me, some of the better examples of the UJM (in concept, if not always in execution) are (in no particular order):

CB550
CB750
KZ1000
Radian
Nighthawk
VStrom (yes, seriously)
GS550

The shaftie Nighthawk holds a special place in my heart; I've had a few over the years. Good machines.
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2016, 12:53:44 PM »
what about V45 and v65s?  just curious...
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