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by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Accessories and Apparel
Topic: Highway Foot Pegs
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Highway Foot Pegs

My Nighthawk is called Ethyl after a tractor I used to drive, I've had her up to 50 but only for a short while as I've honed the barrels (jugs) and fitted new piston rings. If I do need to use a motorcycle on our motorways I'll use my Zephyr 750 :)
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Accessories and Apparel
Topic: Highway Foot Pegs
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Highway Foot Pegs

There's too many bendy bits in the UK to be of much use over here and I'm certainly not going at any motorway speeds (70 mph) on a nearly 40 year old bike :lol:
by GeorgeSweety
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance

The bike has to be vertical on level ground, stood only on its tires.
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance

Here is a link to folsoml's excellent video if it is your gear change shaft oil seal http://youtu.be/UZFFKhXBAw4 . One thing I would add if your gear change shaft is rusty or corroded, get a piece of thin plastic sheet, the kind of stuff that milk cartons are made of, and roll it into a tube, insert...
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance

I would remove the left hand engine cover and check the gear change oil seal as these tend to leak often, it should be obvious if it is leaking.
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Misfiring Is Weird?
Replies: 28
Views: 9963

Re: Misfiring Is Weird?

Hi Rgus, my first suggestion would be to check your spark plugs to see if there is an obvious difference between plugs 1+2 and 3+4, which might indicate that your air/fuel mixture might need adjusting on carbs 3+4. I would suggest new spark plugs, caps and leads, relatively cheap and easy to do, if ...
by GeorgeSweety
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Choke Cable with plunger 81 CB650C
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Choke Cable with plunger 81 CB650C

Hello Rgus and welcome, I should have said that first before posting that link, :lol:
by GeorgeSweety
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: '79 CB650 Front Turn Signal Wiring Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: '79 CB650 Front Turn Signal Wiring Issue

I can see why you wanted to remove the fairing, it looks so much better without it 8)
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance

Actually I bought a CB650 Custom that was a non runner, it had brand new chain and sprockets on it so I just swapped them over to my Nighthawk. I don't know what make they were but all sprocket/chain sets for SOHC CB650's are interchangeable, its the number of teeth at each sprocket that is the only...
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance

I have a new battery but It looks like the original battery is doing really well now. Ill keep checking to see if it lasts. Passed the basic rider coarse this weekend! Super good time, great instructors. Now I have a few weeks until the card comes in the mail... But there is still some things on th...
by GeorgeSweety
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: poor performance
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: poor performance

I found that there is no GASKET on my air filter - part #17217-426-300. Could this be the problem? anyone now were can I get this part? (it is missing in any site that I go to) If it is missing then it "could" be a problem, mine was also missing but I cut one out of a thick rubber type sh...
by GeorgeSweety
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance

Hi Mr_Crow, sorry to hear that, have a read through this thread, it will tell you how to test your battery and I think your charging system if your battery checks out ok, electrickery stuff gives me right pain in the head :roll: http://www.hondacb650.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13337&hilit=stato...
by GeorgeSweety
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: 1982 650 Nighthawk beginning maintenance

The bottom side plate nobble is still on the bike! looks like its good condition as well. Wondering what kind of tricks I can use to re attach the nob so it will hold... checked out the air filter and it looked like it was in good condition, but there was a good chunk of leaves inside the filter. I...
by GeorgeSweety
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Show it off
Topic: My CB650SC Nighthawks
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: My CB650SC Nighthawks

Pretty darn good looking bike! Made me realize that I need to spend much more time cleaning my nighthawk lol. Thanks Mr_Crow :) , the bike was filthy in that pic as I'd just ridden to the MOT centre (UK road worthiness certificate) in a January rain/sleet shower. Cleaning them is all part of the ma...

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