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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2016, 01:36:51 PM »
what about V45 and v65s?  just curious...

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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2016, 01:52:11 PM »
Well enjoyed my V65!

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Though I can attest, when it does flat spot a cam lobe on US-129 in TN, it will make it all of the way back to Northern Illinois with no complaint. No seeming power loss. Only difference is that EVERYONE stares when it starts up at the gas station!
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2016, 02:13:33 PM »
Well enjoyed my V65!

Service - myself - parts... just do the rectifier wiring mod and top end oil mod before it grenades

Though I can attest, when it does flat spot a cam lobe on US-129 in TN, it will make it all of the way back to Northern Illinois with no complaint. No seeming power loss. Only difference is that EVERYONE stares when it starts up at the gas station!

Friend had his carbs rebuilt at a local shop recently and it took a while to get some sort of vacuum lines or something that lies in the V. He still to this day will not reveal what they charged him. back in the day they were great...sound awesome....today...they scare me a little.
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2016, 02:33:35 PM »
You all missed the V50 rip off-the CX500.
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2016, 03:37:11 PM »
what about V45 and v65s?  just curious...

I don't think they qualify as UJM's- I think they are cruisers.  The UJM definition would be with feet right under you- you can stand up easily.  Probably also now known as a standard or sport-standard.
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2016, 06:28:54 PM »
what about V45 and v65s?  just curious...

I don't think they qualify as UJM's- I think they are cruisers.  The UJM definition would be with feet right under you- you can stand up easily.  Probably also now known as a standard or sport-standard.

You're thinking Magna. The Sabre was a UJM.
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2016, 06:37:49 PM »
what about V45 and v65s?  just curious...

I don't think they qualify as UJM's- I think they are cruisers.  The UJM definition would be with feet right under you- you can stand up easily.  Probably also now known as a standard or sport-standard.

You're thinking Magna. The Sabre was a UJM.

So. We're now talking about the typical BMW or Guzzi airhead from the 60's-80's?
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2016, 08:41:50 PM »
what about V45 and v65s?  just curious...

I don't think they qualify as UJM's- I think they are cruisers.  The UJM definition would be with feet right under you- you can stand up easily.  Probably also now known as a standard or sport-standard.

You're thinking Magna. The Sabre was a UJM.

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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2016, 06:36:51 AM »
I always thought of UJM's as inline 4's or parallel twins. Universal because everyone made them, and had multiple versions that varied mostly by displacement. The V45 and 65 and CX variants wouldn't fall under UJM for me.  :shrug:
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2016, 07:22:08 AM »
I always thought of UJM's as inline 4's or parallel twins. Universal because everyone made them, and had multiple versions that varied mostly by displacement. The V45 and 65 and CX variants wouldn't fall under UJM for me. :dunno:

Mostly agreed; the "U" in UJM suggests commonplace and a commodity-level presence, and in that, the I4s definitely win.
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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2016, 05:04:12 PM »
I had an '85 Nighthawk. It was a good bike.

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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2016, 06:20:47 AM »
Chornbe- you gots skillz! If Lauren hasn't changed the seat yet, I found the black one that went with the red parts. I'm really glad you guys were able to save the bike. She can have it for shipping, or if anyone is planning a trip back to NY, I can hang onto it.

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Re: That '83 Nighthawk I refurbbed...?
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2016, 08:52:56 AM »
Chornbe- you gots skillz! If Lauren hasn't changed the seat yet, I found the black one that went with the red parts. I'm really glad you guys were able to save the bike. She can have it for shipping, or if anyone is planning a trip back to NY, I can hang onto it.

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